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Global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise set record since election


Trump and Kushner attended the state dinner that evening, sitting next to the world leader. Ivanka's company said she did not sign off on the new trademark applications, adding that the trademarks are not "not necessarily an indication that the brand is planning to launch a category or a store in a specific territory". Read More »

On eve of election campaign, BC parties focus on pocketbook issues

According to the BC Liberal platform, the cap will cost the government $30 million a year. "She's on her own, and she should speak the truth". Billing their promised cut to medical premiums as "a billion-dollar tax cut", the BC Liberal Party released a stand-pat election platform Monday that vows to control spending and hold income taxes at current levels. Read More »

UK Prime Minister calls for early election


Such statements are generally reserved for major news, such as resignations and election calls. " I have only recently and reluctantly come to this conclusion ". "As always, the Tories are putting their own interests ahead of the country's", Mr Healey said. May said Monday, "We need a general election and we need one now." adding that " the country is coming together but Westminster is not ". Read More »

Trump pledges help for Turkey on Syria

Last year, Obama said there were trends in Turkey that he was "troubled with", including a fierce crackdown on the press. The White House readout of Mr Trump's call noted the pressing issues on which the USA has tried to work with Turkey , namely fighting the so-called Islamic State group and quelling Syria's civil war. Read More »

UK PM calls snap election on June 8


However, there have also been a few occasions which have seen prime ministers who - like Theresa May - made it to Downing Street without winning an election themselves going to the country for a "personal mandate". On Tuesday, he supported May's decision for fresh elections, but he now faces another backlash within his party, as some Labour members of Parliament urged him to reconsider acquiescing to the prime minister's cynical political calculation. Read More »

Pope Francis Goes Off-Script At Easter Mass, Addressing World Conflict

At least 126 people , including 68 children, were killed in a bomb attack Saturday near Aleppo when a vehicle loaded with explosives hit buses transporting evacuees from mostly government-held towns. He prayed for God's blessing on "those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people". Read More »

Russian Federation hopes USA refrains from 'unilateral action' in Korea


Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday said he hoped the USA would not take unilateral action against North Korea. "This is a very risky path". "And we stand for the continuation of coordinated worldwide efforts in existing formats to resolve the North Korean problem", Peskov said. It test fired a ballistic missile to commemorate the 105th birthday of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung but the test failed as the missile detonated immediately after launch. Read More »

Pence says trade with South Korea must change


As fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test, Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said that its programme would only escalate, AFP also indicated. Media captionThe BBC's John Sudworth asks North Korea's vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump. President Trump denied he's softened his position on China to gain its help in curbing North Korea's increasing military provocations. Read More »

Trump Admin Working With Allies To Pressure North Korea


The official said Tuesday that Japan still hopes to bring the US back into a multilateral framework such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "But I leave that for the future". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Seoul Tuesday that the Donald Trump administration plans to review and "reform" the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA), saying it is not good for American growth. Read More »

PM Turnbull Reveals Immigration Shake-Up With Axing Of 457 Visas


However, Turnbull said it remained critical to give businesses access to skilled staff. That path is now cut off. Australia said it will be replacing the 457 process with the new Temporary Skill Shortage visas in 2018. There are reportedly around 95,000 people now living and working in Australia on 457 visas. Those who are on the 457 visa in Australia now will not be affected by the new visa reforms. Read More »

Philippines goes ahead with ASEAN meet after foiling attack


The visit of the two leaders coincides with the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings to be held from April 26 to 29. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said all foreign delegates to the meeting, which would focus on a free trade agreement between ASEAN and Hong Kong, have confirmed their attendance. Read More »

Tillerson meets Lavrov after war of words


Putin accused Assad's opponents of planning to stage chemical attacks to be blamed on the Assad regime in order to lure the United States, which bombarded a Syrian air base last week, deeper into the conflict. Tillerson, a former oil executive, might once have looked like the ideal envoy to mend strained ties, having worked closely with the Kremlin while negotiating deals for energy giant ExxonMobil. Read More »

Delhi Election Commission Tells AAP To Reply On 'Distorted' Pic Complaint


The digital rath will be supported and coordinated by other campaigns like rallies and public meetings to be addressed by other senior party leaders. Union ministers Harsh Vardhan, Sanjeev Balyan and party MP Paresh Rawal campaigned for BJP candidates in a road show in seven wards under Shakur Basti and Tri Nagar Assembly constituencies. Read More »

White House confirms Trump congratulated Erdogan on referendum win

Turkey's membership of the European Union recedes further into a hazy future, in effect. A primary opposition complaint is that, as voting was underway, Turkey's election board made a decision to accept ballots that were not stamped with an official seal, in contravention of the law. Read More »

India BJP leaders face conspiracy trial in 1992 mosque case

The court also directed that separate trials being conducted in trial courts at Rae Bareli and Lucknow should be clubbed and conducted in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, that is, in Lucknow only. Nov 2, 2004: The CBI challenges before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, the dropping of proceedings against BJP leaders on technical grounds. Read More »

Abe, Pence voice mutual support over N. Korea

Abe has signaled support for the US decision to launch a missile strike on a Syrian air base from where a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians was allegedly launched earlier this month. It has repeatedly called for talks while appearing increasingly frustrated with the North. Pence, inspecting the DMZ, warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the US and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over". Read More »

North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests as Mike Pence arrives in Japan

Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US, adding his country's "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. While Japan's trade surplus with the much smaller than China's, Trump has decried the imbalance, especially in auto exports. IMMIGRATION Trump orders a review of the visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the United States, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible ... Read More »

Australian uranium to arrive soon

They also held talks on Canberra supplying uranium to Indian nuclear power plants. Two-way trade between India and Australia totalled $19.4bn in 2015-16, with major Australian exports to the country including coal, education-related travel, vegetables and gold. Read More »

Trump Tells North Korean Leader To 'Behave'


If China decides to help, that would be great. "We have a wide array of tools at disposal for the president should he choose to use them", the official said. Susan Thornton, acting USA assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, agreed in a phone call on Sunday on the need for strict enforcement of United Nations resolutions and for worldwide action to press Pyongyang "to cease provocative actions ... Read More »

Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala

In January, authorities got two companies to return $19.3m obtained illegally from the Duarte government. Elías Beltran stated that two people provided Javier Duarte with the logistics for taking refuge in Guatemala. The PRI lost Veracruz's governorship for the first time in its history last summer. Duarte was a PRI party stalwart for years in Veracruz until he was formerly expelled from it late last year. Read More »

Early Voting In 6th Congressional District Race Ends Friday

Republican Mike Estes beat Democrat James Thompson by almost seven points in the special election in Kansas' 4th Congressional district, which has a Cook index of R+15 and which Donald Trump won by 27 points last November. Yes, Democrats came closer than they ever should have in the 4th District. The special election Tuesday between Democrat James Thompson and Republican Ron Estes to fill the seat vacated by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is being watched across the nation for signs of a ... Read More »