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Big business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

Big business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

On a previous leg of his first trip overseas as president, Trump had repeated past criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for failing to meet the defensive alliance's military spending commitment of two percent of GDP. German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized climate change talks with Trump as "very unsatisfying". After Mr Trump returned to Washington , it was reported that he had made a decision to withdraw the U.S., despite the protestations of Europe.



Telecom services to become expensive under GST

Hotels with tariff between Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 will attract a GST of 18 per cent, whereas hotels with tariff of above Rs 5,000 will fall under the 28 per cent tax slab. More than 200 products appear in the 28 per cent tax slab. The total tally of these taxes goes to up to 45 per cent. Bio gas plant, wind mills and kerosene lantern will also be under the 5 per cent tax rate.


Sean Spicer 'fuming' after getting axed from Trump's Papal visit, says source

Sean Spicer 'fuming' after getting axed from Trump's Papal visit, says source

At 1.88m tall and tipping the scales at 107kg (according to an AFP story), Donald Trump is one of the tallest and heaviest presidents in recent United States history. Pope Francis also gave Trump this year's World Day of Peace message about non-violence, telling Trump, "I signed it personally for you". Francis then gave Trump a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolised peace.


Black box of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft found

Black box of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft found

The black box of the jet was found on Sunday, when the ground search teams reached the accident site on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The Indian Air Force has already ordered a court of inquiry into the crash. There was no information on the two pilots, including a Keralite, who were flying the jet. The Sukhoi aircraft with 2 pilots on board took off from IAF Tezpur air base went missing after it took off on a routine training mission on May 23.



Hunger Strike Officially Suspended After Reaching An Agreement

The prisoners were fighting for better prison conditions; reinstating a second monthly family visit was one of the concessions the Israel Prison Service offered. By the night of May 26, 834 prisoners remained on hunger strike, according to the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz , and 18 remained hospitalised. Israel had initially resisted any idea of improving prison conditions, arguing that they already met the bare minimum requirements as set out by global law.



Chaffetz: 'I Hope' Trump Didn't Disparage Comey To Top Russian Diplomats

Chaffetz said last month he wouldn't run for re-election. Politico first reported the news of Chaffetz's June 30th resignation. Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.