• White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

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    Comey, who was leading an FBI investigation into Trump's campaign team and whether it colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, was sacked earlier this month. Outside Washington, he has sky-high approval ratings - among Republican voters. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said.
  • GST rates decided on 1211 items

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    While non-AC train travel will continue to be grandfathered, the 5 per cent tax would be levied on AC travel tickets. Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber, will pay service tax of 5% under GST. Race clubs, betting and cinema halls will be charged 28 percent, Jaitley said. Under GST regime, stay in hotels charging tariff below Rs 1,000 a night is tax exempt.
  • Top Saudi cleric ´blesses´ Trump-Muslim summit

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    Saudi Arabia will be Trump's initial stop on his first global trip as president, signifying the new USA administration's intent to reinforce its relationship with a top ally in the Middle East, particularly on security matters. The combination of tough talk on Shiite Iran, a lower-key focus on human rights, and the likely announcement of new arms deals should in theory earn the USA leader a warm welcome.
  • OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

    OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

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    On the conditions of anonymity, a diplomat informed that France, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Britain are the countries which have refused to sign the project. Furthermore an initial investment of US$ 40 billion is made to implement One Belt, One Road. But other Asian governments are uneasy about Beijing's strategic ambitions, especially after it built artificial islands and military bases in the South China Sea to enforce its claim to most of the region.
  • Cyberattack hits 200000 users in over 150 countries

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    But computers and networks that hadn't updated their systems were still at risk. Staff were reportedly told to turn off their computers. Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.
  • North Korea 'detains USA citizen Kim Hak-song'

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    But assuming the North would not accept the offer, Beijing reportedly told Pyongyang that it would separately provide economic aid and guarantee "North Korea and the United States working toward concluding a peace treaty" in exchange for denuclearization.