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Trump says NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Trump says NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Trump lectured the members for falling short on pledges to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic products on the military, much as he had hectored them on this subject during his presidential campaign", the piece reads. Moreover, the White House had sent recent signals that the United States would stay in NATO's mutual defense pact, known as Article 5, which had been invoked just once before: after the terror attack of September 11, 2001.



Merkel ally warns 'the West has become smaller' under Donald Trump's presidency

Germany , overall, exports $270 billion more than it imports, and critics say that partially reflects questionable policies the Germany government has promoted during years of economic unrest on the continent. He said Modi's ongoing to visit to Germany is well timed and would boost bilateral relations between the two countries. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi had a chat with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as both of them met at her country retreat near Berlin for informal talks.


ICC Champions Trophy, Group A preview: Minnows Bangladesh battle with giants

ICC Champions Trophy, Group A preview: Minnows Bangladesh battle with giants

The first match for India , meanwhile, will be on Sunday, June 4, when they face arch rivals Pakistan . After winning a good toss under overcast conditions, Australia chose to test its batting might by taking first strike in a match already shortened to 34-overs-a-side because of bad weather.


Scope for rationalisation of GST rates: Hasmukh Adhia

Scope for rationalisation of GST rates: Hasmukh Adhia

In response to a query on the four rates (5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent) at which the GST would be applied to diverse goods and services, Adhia hinted that they could be rationalised on justified considerations. He did not attend the last GST council meeting. Mr Sisodia said when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in Delhi in 2015, it had a Budget of Rs 32,000 crore, but "we reduced tax rates on lots of items and now our Budget amount is Rs 48,000 crore".


Questions remain over new National Maternity Hospital

Questions remain over new National Maternity Hospital

This led to widespread anger among the public and some high profile figures, including the former Master of the National Maternity Hospital , Dr Peter Boylan , who described the new ownership structure as "completely wrong". Health Minister Simon Harris said it was "historic" and it will be free of religious influence. The nuns' statement said that once the transfer is complete, the requirement for the hospitals to comply with the nuns' ethical code will be replaced in favour of compliance ...



In Netherlands Dutch senators approve compromise on EU-Ukraine pact

In the senate, two Christian-based parties, the CDA and CU, had opposed the original deal, which would have prevented proponents of securing a majority in Tuesday's vote. It did so following amendments made at the European Union level to tak into consideration the Dutch referendum vot past year against the agreement.