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Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

Patrick Cronin, a China expert with the Center for a New American Security, said the Trump administration does not have "a reconciled trade and economic policy yet, and the differing views on China in the White House underscore that". He told business leaders in Washington this week that he had a "lot of respect" for Xi, but last week on Twitter he predicted the meeting would be a "very hard one" because of the USA trade deficit with China. Read More

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Trump says ready to act alone on North Korea

Trump says ready to act alone on North Korea

He says the two issues "really do mix". Likewise, there is expected to be a call between US and Korean high-level officials as soon as possible after the summit between Xi and Trump, said a diplomatic source in Seoul. "Clean energy is the next, largest global market", said Barbara Finamore, Asia director at the Natural Resources Defence Council, a USA -based environmental group. Read More

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RBI maintains key lending rate at 6.25%

RBI maintains key lending rate at 6.25%

The RBI has said that for 2017-18, inflation is projected to average 4.5 per cent in the first-half and 5 per cent in the second-half. Patel said liquidity management has become important now to contain inflation , which he sees faces more upside risks due to monsoon uncertainty and the impact of the Seventh Pay commission on housing allowances and the GST implementation. Read More

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Community: High Wind Watch until 05:00PM Friday

Community: High Wind Watch until 05:00PM Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Winds this high could result in downed trees and powerlines. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Strong winds are expected to blow through Western Washington on Friday (April 7), according to the National Weather Service . Read More

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White House Financial Disclosures Detail Wealth, Assets Of Staffers

White House Financial Disclosures Detail Wealth, Assets Of Staffers

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner detailed in his filings that he and Ivanka collected about $195 million in income previous year. "I think it speaks volumes to the desire for a lot of these people to fulfill the president's vision and move the agenda forward that they are willing to list all of their assets, undergo this public scrutiny, but also set aside a lot", Spicer said. Read More

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Farm loan waiver: Some welcome, some term it 'eye wash'

Farm loan waiver: Some welcome, some term it 'eye wash'

Rahul said that the Centre should not discriminate amongst states and no politics should be played with farmers suffering across the country. The Uttar Pradesh Government earlier on 5 april, 2017, waived off Rs. On Tuesday, the Madras High Court also directed the state government to expand its farm loan waiver scheme to include farmers who own more than five acres. Read More

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Netanyahu welcomes new U.S. ambassador 'to Jerusalem'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a keynote address last night (Sunday) at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington , D.C. The final status of Jerusalem is supposed to be determined via direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. U.S. and Israeli officials said that Greenblatt made clear during the talks that the President wants Israel to slow settlement construction and doesn't want such activity to jeopardize ... Read More

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UKIP's Mark Reckless defects back to Conservative Party

UKIP's Mark Reckless defects back to Conservative Party

The UK Conservative government is getting us out of the European Union and I want to back it. "Letting the next person on the Ukip list fill that vacancy". The party's chairman, Paul Oakden, said Reckless should not be allowed to retain his assembly seat because he won it under UKIP's mantle. He was subsequently elected to the Welsh Assembly on a Ukip ticket in May 2016. Read More

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Top ANC leaders apologise for criticising Zuma

Releasing the ANC's discussion document on communication, he revived the party's criticism of media self-regulation. Mantashe, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize had publicly criticized Zuma's decision to reshuffle his Cabinet, saying they had not been consulted. Read More

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ISIS second-in-command reportedly killed in airstrike

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets in Mosul, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government. Konashenkov said in the statement . "The Russian Aerospace Forces were not used in Aleppo at all", he said . "The attention was focused on the work of humanitarian corridors as well as delivering and providing humanitarian aid for local residents", he said. Read More

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GOP health deal elusive as House to take Easter break

McHenry said lawmakers need a "cooling-off period" to think about where to go next. Moderates, meanwhile, rejected the notion that they were to blame for the health bill's failure. But for the White House, the mission was clear. The federal pool, which would be funded with $15 billion, would be replaced by individual state-run high-risk pools in 2020. Read More

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Allies Call for Zuma to Step Down

Allies Call for Zuma to Step Down

The African National Congress acknowledged growing calls for Zuma to step down, admitting to "serious and hard disagreement" over the president's sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan last week. South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance yesterday asked the courts to declare Zuma's appointment of Malusi Gigaba as new finance minister irrational and unconstitutional, Bloomberg reported. Read More

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Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Egypt

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Egypt

According to the Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) figures on Sunday, Egypt's foreign debt jumped 40.8 percent year-on-year to $67.32 billion in December. Actually, this is my first state visit to the United States since my inauguration in office. "This is my first state visit to the United States since my inauguration and this is the first visit in eight years for an Egyptian president to the United States", el-Sissi said. Read More

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Which Asthma Inhalers Have Been Recalled? Parents Should Check Their Medicine Cabinets

Which Asthma Inhalers Have Been Recalled? Parents Should Check Their Medicine Cabinets

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling more than 593,000 asthma inhalers across the country because they may not give the correct dosage of medication when used. The company says the defect does not pose a danger to patients. GSK said it did not anticipate the supply of inhalers to be affected. The device "may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote", the FDA said . Read More

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Nvidia Have Officially Announced Their Titan Xp

Nvidia Have Officially Announced Their Titan Xp

More cores - the Xp has 3,840 vs. the X's 3,584 - allows for a greater number of processing threads, which theoretically helps render faster and at higher quality. Despite the fact that the new Titan Xp is much more powerful than its predecessor, it still has the same physical dimensions and power requirements as the original Titan X. Read More

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Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections?

Don Lemon clapped back against Bill O'Reilly on Twitter over accusations that Lemon was refusing to cover allegations that former Obama official Susan Rice wrongly "unmasked" Trump aides. ABC News has not been able to independently verify new information in the Times story. News Corp, which owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal , and 21st Century Fox were part of the same company until 2013. Read More

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Bail hearing today for alleged Yahoo hacker

Bail hearing today for alleged Yahoo hacker

He faces many U.S. Justice Department charges related to computer hacking, economic espionage and other offences. When he was arrested last month, police found in his house $31,000 in cash that he had taken out of his bank account and another $900 in his wallet, Baratov confirmed to the court. Read More

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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

Workers attempt to salvage the sunken Sewol ferry in waters off the island of Jindo, South Korea . Even the heavens appeared to celebrate the long-awaited resurfacing of the sunken ferry Sewol . The ferry listed for more than an hour before it capsized, but the operators of the ship told people to stay where they were. The recovered vessel will soon be moved to the nearby port of Mokpo on the mainland. Read More

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Rep. Poe resigns from House Freedom Caucus over health care stance

Rep. Poe resigns from House Freedom Caucus over health care stance

DONALD Trump unleashed sharp tweets over the weekend to cast blame on everyone but himself for the failure of his healthcare plan. Many members were nervous about the Congressional Budget Officeshowing that the bill would lead eventually to 24 million people losing insurance, while some moderate Republicans anxious that ending the ACA's Medicaid expansion would hurt low-income Americans. Read More

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Oakland battalion chief fears 1 dead in residential fire

As a result, special crews were called in to shore up areas that needed to be searched and Alameda County sheriff's deputies used cadaver dogs to search for bodies in areas where humans couldn't reach, according to Logan. "It's like Ghost Ship, but worse", Cook said. Lowery did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday. As of late Monday evening, two people have died from Monday's blaze. Read More

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie Looked Massive and Furious From the Space Station

Debbie, which made landfall as a category four cyclone, was downgraded one step as the weather system moved inland, bringing heavy rainfall that's expected to cause flash flooding. Renter Joel Medil said he ran to his friend's house during the storm because he was scared. More than 63,000 people were without electricity. There is also serious damage to resorts on the idyllic Whitsunday Islands, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Read More

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Global impact of Trump climate rollback to be felt over time

Global impact of Trump climate rollback to be felt over time

Heal, a professor at Columbia Business School, told Bloomberg . The president promised previous year on the campaign trail to "cancel" the 2015 agreement , which former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump to decide by late May whether to stay in Paris climate pact Axelrod: Russia could become "major crisis" for Trump EPA mistakenly criticizes Trump's executive order MORE helped formulate. Read More

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