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by | March 26, 2019 | 21:13

President Xi is courting France as well, however, and was in Paris today to sign trade deals with Macron reportedly worth billions of euros . He also said Italy will facilitate China's products reaching Western Europe. "Our research indicates that about 30 per cent of the Belt and Road related investment will flow into new economic zones, industrial parks, manufacturing facilities and public buildings, all across economies that are emerging, in the wake, of China's rise, and will provide a ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 19:32

In a significant victory for USA president Donald Trump , the money will be distributed to army engineers to plan and build a 57-mile stretch of "pedestrian fencing", roads and lighting along the border. Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) argued that executing the transfer of funds for the wall without asking Congress' permission would prompt Congress to nullify the Pentagon's capacity to "reprogram" funds.

by | March 26, 2019 | 19:14

Ms Ardern said she would travel to Beijing on Sunday then hold a full day of meetings Monday with the leaders of New Zealand's largest trading partner, including President Xi Jinping, before returning home the next day. The minister in charge of New Zealand intelligence departments, Andrew Little, has denied suggestions authorities had not paid enough attention to far-right extremists and said an increased focus had been put on alt-right and white supremacy over the past year.

by | March 26, 2019 | 15:05

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said if elected to power, his party will give Rs 72,000 per annum to 20 per cent of the poorest families in the country. "We will ensure we bring them out of poverty", the Congress leader added. "Today Rahul Gandhi announced Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme". The Congress Party leader, broadly seen as trailing the incumbent Narendra Modi in the race for top office, described the scheme to pay 50 million Indians a guaranteed basic income of $1,000 a year as ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 11:04

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a four-page summary of the findings of the investigation that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 election. Donald Trump claims he has been completely exonerated by an inquiry into allegations Russian Federation conspired to help him win the 2016 election.

by | March 26, 2019 | 09:34

Peter Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80 per cent of his income to help the poor in the remote village of Pwani where nearly a third of children are orphans or have only one parent, and where droughts and starvation are frequent.

by | March 26, 2019 | 09:28

But the tensions also put a spotlight on the debate over the U.S. -Israel relationship and the division of some Democrats over those policies. Addressing the scandal surrounding Congresswoman Ilhan Omar , who has made several antisemitic statements in recent weeks, and the Democratic leadership's failure to pass a resolution explicitly condemning her, Pence said, "Recently, a freshman Democratic congresswoman trafficked in repeated antisemitic tropes; alleged congressional support for ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 06:27

May hopes to bring her twice-rejected divorce deal back to Parliament for a third vote this week. The Cabinet is focused on the best way to get May's withdrawal plan passed in the House of Commons, Lidington said. The EU insists its contingency preparations are unilateral and temporary, aimed at smoothing the most acute problems. The EU said it was confident of its preparations for a no-deal Brexit having tabled 19 legislative proposals - only two of which are still to be finalised.

by | March 25, 2019 | 22:56

The new feature of the 737 Max, the manoeuvring characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), has been highlighted by an investigation into the previous crash, in which 189 people were killed when their plane went down in the Java Sea off Indonesia 12 minutes after takeoff .

by | March 25, 2019 | 22:33

In a video the plane piloted by Mr Viljoen, 38, is seen shortly before the crash at sunset on Saturday flying low and fast towards the building. "At approximately 18h20 GMT on 23 March 2019 a 2016 Beechcraft Kingair B200 aircraft A2-MBM was involved in a ground impact incident resulting in the death of the pilot and the destruction of infrastructure at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana", the Matsieng Flying Club said in a statement on Saturday.

by | March 25, 2019 | 21:18

The statement noted that the United States looked forward to welcoming a delegation from China led by Vice Premier Liu He for meetings in Washington starting on April 3. Trump met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the last year's G-20 summit in Argentina, where the two countries agreed to temporarily halt the dispute and undertake negotiations to resolve trade issues.

by | March 25, 2019 | 21:04

In a separate case in Los Angeles Mr Avenatti, 48, has been charged with embezzling money from a client and defrauding a bank through fake tax returns. "I made the decision more than a month ago to terminate Michael's services after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly and there will be more announcements to come", she said .

by | March 25, 2019 | 20:10

While the turnout today reflects public concern and anger over Brexit , it seems unlikely a Prime Minister cornered by her Brexit policy and under huge political pressure within her own party to deliver on Brexit will respond to their concerns.

by | March 25, 2019 | 19:28

Saturday's move indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin is stepping up his country's support of the Latin American country and its elected leader as Venezuela attempts to survive escalating economic and political crises. It gave no other details but quoted an unnamed official from the Russian embassy in Caracas saying "there is nothing mysterious" about the flights.

by | March 25, 2019 | 18:51

More than 500 USA cities and counties accused Purdue and eight members of Richard Sackler's family of racketeering, claiming the company engaged in misleading and illegal marketing of OxyContin. "The "Sackler Defendants" include Richard Sackler, Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Mortimer DA Sackler, and Theresa Sackler", this week's lawsuit states.

by | March 25, 2019 | 17:45

The report pointed out that European Union companies must overcome "onerous requirements" as a prerequisite to access the Chinese market, such as transferring key technologies to Chinese counterparts in joint ventures. Conte is due to sign further deals during a visit to China on April 26 to 27. In this light, Italy's accession to Belt and Road represents an important economic opportunity for China.

by | March 25, 2019 | 17:08

Originally set for March 29, a "No Deal" scenario will now take effect on April 12 following Prime Minister Theresa May's request for an extension to Article 50 last week. This one shows the so-called "sherpas" on the first day of the European Union summit on Thursday (21 March) as they are trying to work through the details of the Article 50 ...

by | March 25, 2019 | 16:25

Pittsburgh police tweeted the "peaceful demonstration" had resulted in rolling, temporary road closures. "Police did this!" The protest soon moved onto the University of Pittsburgh campus. The defense also called a use-of-force expert who says Rosfeld did nothing wrong. "In the interest of justice, we must continue to do our job of bringing charges in situations where charges are appropriate, regardless of the role an individual holds in the community", Zappala said in a statement.

by | March 25, 2019 | 14:26

Meanwhile the president's aides breathed a collective sigh of relief upon reading the description of Mueller's findings . They considered Mueller "right next to Jesus, he can nearly walk on water", Jordan said, but "now they're launching all kind of other charges, all kinds of other investigations".

by | March 25, 2019 | 14:08

On the same day as Trump's Golan Heights tweet, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Jerusalem, where he joined Netanyahu in a visit to the historic Western Wall, offering his host a prime pre-election photo opportunity. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham argued differently earlier this month during a trip to the Golan Heights with Netanyahu. Trump relies on pro-Israel evangelical Christians as part of his electoral base and has moved United States policy firmly in Israel's ...