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by | March 19, 2017 | 10:54

G20 members China, Canada and Mexico are America's largest trading partners, accounting for almost $2trillion worth of imports and exports. After Mnuchin, a former Wall Street banker, became USA treasury secretary, he and Aso held a brief telephone conversation in February but did not discuss currency policy.

by | March 19, 2017 | 10:47

The only new face on the roster is Timo Werner, who has 14 goals in 21 Bundesliga appearances for RB Leipzig this season. The 31-year-old Podolski, who was part of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, will earn his 130th cap if he plays against England, the only game of the two he has been nominated for.

by | March 19, 2017 | 10:03

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, however, downplayed the content of the statement. "We believe in free trade, we are in one of the largest markets in the world, we are one of the largest trading partners in the world, trade has been good for us, it has been good for other people", Mnuchin said.

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:27

Tillerson's trip also highlights the Trump administration's apparent lack of concern with human rights abuses in countries overseas, formerly a key element of US policy toward China - and a major irritant in bilateral relations. He said the USA could instead show its military might without dropping bombs by continuing to engage in exercises with its South Korean ally, flying military planes and deploying carriers in the region.

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:45

There are 11 known Malaysians now in North Korea, according to Malaysia's deputy foreign minister Reezal Marican. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Malaysia would not raid the embassy, which is protected under diplomatic law, but would wait for the suspects to emerge.

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:36

Both ministers wanted to address rallies about next month's constitutional reform referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power. However, growing public and media pressure forced Thomas De Maizière, the interior minister who is from Merkel's ruling CDU party, to say that "Turkey's referendum campaign has no place in Germany".

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:29

The U.S. policy of "strategic patience", waiting for North Korea to change course or collapse, is ending, Tillerson said. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic security and economic measures, all options are on the table". North Korea launched four ballistic missiles last week, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the US. "Some of the things Trump and Tillerson have said about rock-solid support for our Asian allies have removed the deep concerns over ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:16

Speaking in Beijing, Tillerson also indicated that the USA will work with China to change the situation on the Korean peninsula, possibly suggesting that the US will pressure China to rein in North Korea. Just last week, CNN reported that North Korea launched four missiles, with three of the missiles landing just 200 nautical miles offshore of Japan .

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:08

The summit of finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries comprising more than 80 percent of the global economy is in progress in the southern German resort town of Baden-Baden. He and Schaeuble, he said, agreed it was important to work together to produce "growth, stimulate job creation, and work cooperatively on balanced trade across the economies".

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:54

Her visit had been scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to a snowstorm. Mr. Trump has come under increasing pressure over his sensational claim, made on Twitter, that Mr. Germany now spends 1.23 per cent of its GDP on defence, but it is being increased. Trump isn't the first United States leader to complain that most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations, including Germany, weren't meeting the alliance's goal that members spend 2 per cent of their GDP on defense.

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:43

The AP reports that Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, suggested there had been tension during the two-day meeting . In the new U.S. "We have a means to address that", Mnuchin said, referring to White House advisors' belief that Chinese and German goods are priced too low in the USA because their currencies are too weak against the dollar.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:57

As a result, Spicer reportedly apologized personally to the British ambassador, and U.S. National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster apologized through his equivalent within the British government. Obama has denied it. Chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said there is no evidence to support the claim.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:42

Malcolm Rifkind, a former British foreign minister, said the White House should now make clear there was no evidence of any GCHQ involvement. Reuters reported earlier this week that an unidentified British security official had denied the allegation that GCHQ had eavesdropped on Trump .

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:20

Parrikar claimed that all the allied parties of the newly formed government supported BJP "voluntarily". Earlier in the day, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said he had given a notice under rule 267 seeking the business of the day to be set aside and to take up "gross constitutional impropriety committed by the governor of Goa".

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:11

Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman, James Slack, says the British government has made it clear to the US that the "ridiculous" claims should be ignored. British politicians expressed outrage and demanded apologies and retractions from the USA government. "The cost of falsely blaming our closest ally for something this consequential can not be overstated", Susan E.

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:41

Spicer reiterated the president's response, saying: "I don't think we regret anything". Earlier in the day, however, a senior administration official told CNN that Spicer and national security adviser H.R. The British government said the White House has promised it won't repeat the allegation. "We've made clear to the United States administration that these claims are ridiculous and should be ignored".

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:24

Rather than apologize, Spicer said the administration was merely referring to media reports , and that they were not responsible for their veracity. Dominic Grieve, chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee - which oversees the UK's spy agencies - said that it was "unusual" for the GCHQ to issue a statement.

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:10

Here too, the Congress trails the BJP. The new Chief Minister and his council of Ministers will be sworn-in tomorrow. "Modi has said if there is development in the northeast, the country can prosper", he said. On Tuesday, Heptulla invited Singh, who was unanimously elected the leader of the 21-member BJP legislature party, to form the government. "Today is a great day not only for Manipur, but the entire northeast", he said, adding that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, BJP ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:02

Leaders from the House and Senate Intelligence Committees asked the Justice Department for evidence after Trump called for a congressional inquiry into his as-yet-unproven wiretapping claims. "On two major relationships, both Britain and Germany, you've got this unease that something's not right", said Julie Smith, a onetime deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden.

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:57

State department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement that there was only one seat available on Tillerson's plane for media. According to the association, several reporters "have traveled commercially to meet Secretary Tillerson on the ground in Asia".

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:54

Tillerson was visiting the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission meeting room in the DMZ's Joint Security Area, the so-called "truce village" where negotiations between North Korea and South Korea have historically taken place, according to a pool report by Pamela Boykoff, an global field producer for CNN.

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:54

The article from The Washington Post , titled 'Trump's budget makes ideal sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why', appeared in a list a news items the White House was promoting for their coverage of the administration. Two government officials told CNN the same thing - there is no evidence in the documents that suggest Trump's allegations are true. Representatives for the White House did not immediately reply to a request seeking comment following May's spokesman's ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:40

A nuclear-powered USA aircraft carrier arrived in the South Korean port city of Busan on Wednesday to join the ongoing springtime war games, according to local media reports . Pyongyang is widely seen as behind the murder of Kim's half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur last month, by two women using a banned nerve agent.

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:34

During a "FOX & Friends" segment, conservative commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British intelligence agency, would have played a part in helping Obama gather the content of Trump's conversations.

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:28

Unification with the Wildrose dominated the leadership race from the time last July when Kenney first pitched the plan. The issue cleaved the party. He said thousands of supporters in the PC and the Wildrose parties want to have a say on joining forces and it would be folly to not give them that chance.

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:24

The parliament has already approved amendments that would replace the current form of government with a presidential system. The president will exclusively have the power to announce a state of emergency and dismiss the parliament. Germany's federal elections are due in September and face similar concerns about anti-migrant right-wing candidates gaining electoral ground. Meanwhile, head of the far-right political Deutsch Party for Freedom Geert Wilders announced that he filed a motion to ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:20

The trip is taking place amid escalating tensions with North Korea. Some reporters, like MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, have been using commercial airlines to follow Tillerson's travels but have not been traveling with him. "We expect that the diplomatic press corps will be afforded access to Secretary Tillerson equal to that given to the reporter on the plane". Thus far, McPike has not filed any "pool reports" that reporters traveling with a Secretary of State customarily file, to inform ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 04:09

Each side is barred from asking for such prohibited actions, he added. "It would be epically stupid", said Ledgett, who is due to retire shortly. "Did Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump when President Obama was in the White House and President Trump was Mr.

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:43

The assailant was subsequently shot dead by "security forces". He said the soldier who was attacked managed to hold on to her rifle and the two soldiers she was with opened fire to protect her and the public. The attack brought airport operations to a screeching halt. After taking out his identification papers the driver also drew a weapon, reported by Le Soir to be a shotgun, and opened fire on officers.

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:32

Norm Eisen, who served as Barack Obama's ethics chief and has been a sharp critic of the new president, called Trump's words a "legal disaster", both for the current executive order and any new versions the White House may have to issue. "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary", anchor Shepard Smith said Friday. But the White House still did not retreat. VOA's congressional reporter Katherine Gypson has more.

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:30

The political operative does not now work in the Trump administration, but was among several prominent Trump campaign veterans who launched an outside group earlier this year to support Trump's White House agenda. While she has years of experience covering Washington , she is not a State Department beat reporter. The United States on Saturday denied a report saying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opted not to have dinner with his South Korean counterparts on a diplomatic visit because of ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:27

Diplomat. "He is making a very sensible calculation", said a former USA official, noting that Congress, not the president, holds the purse strings. Tillerson said he would conduct a "comprehensive examination" of how the State Department's programs are run and how the department is structured.

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:18

Fighters of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) launched a pre-dawn raid on police, military and government sites. China on Thursday urged parties in northern Myanmar clashes to exercise restraint and immediately cease fire in order to maintain peace and stability near the China-Myanmar border.

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:15

He was closely followed by UP state unit president Raj Babbar. Digvijay Singh also mentioned that AK Antony Committee report was taken very seriously by the party and was discussed by Rahul with more than 150 senior leaders. "When asked if Congress will also join the Opposition in demanding that polling be carried out using ballot papers, Babbar said", We should have faith on the Election Commission and the EC should assure people that elections have been held in a transparent way".

by | March 19, 2017 | 03:14

Announcing the decision after a meeting of legislators in Lucknow, Union Urban Development Minister and Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the UP result was a "watershed moment" in the history of BJP. In a sudden move, Shah pushed for Adityanath's name after Modi's proposal for Union Minister of State Manoj Sinha met with heavy resistance from several leaders.