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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Announces Resignation From Congress

House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Announces Resignation From Congress

As the head of the House's main investigative committee since 2015, Chaffetz became a prime critic of President Barack Obama's administration and, crucially, former secretary of state and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton . On Wednesday, Chaffetz announced that he planned to invite former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to testify next week - just as a soon as he could get in touch with him.



Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says France's Macron

But he said France and Russian Federation, which backs Assad, should work together on Syria and he said he wanted France and Russian Federation to boost sharing of intelligence in working together to find a political solution to the conflict.


Failing to act on climate 'morally criminal': Modi

Failing to act on climate 'morally criminal': Modi

She dismissed any talk that Germany was shifting away from its old ally and pivoting East, after she hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks and with meetings planned later this week with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. "Europe and the world are facing lots of challenges and to fight those, India believes , the world needs the strong leadership of Chancellor Merkel", Modi added.


Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

Labour activist Hua Haifeng was arrested in Jiangxi province on suspicion of illegally using eavesdropping equipment, according to Li Qiang, executive director of the group China Labor Watch . "I was scared when the police called me, I was shaking with a mix of fear and anger", Deng told the Guardian, adding she was anxious she would be unable to support their two young children as well as three elderly relatives without his income.



GST rates will bring cheer to industry, say experts

There will be four rates for services at 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent, similar to tax slabs for goods. The Goods and Services Tax Council on Thursday approved all nine rules required to roll out the new tax regime from July 1. On Friday, the Council is likely to decide the tax rates of items like beedi, biscuits, footwear, gold , textiles, handloom handicraft and power-driven agricultural equipment.


USA tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

USA tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

Northern Command. Kim Jong-Un claims the communist state will come up with more powerful weapons in order to complete the defense program against the United States. "We will never tolerate North Korea's continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the worldwide community", Abe told reporters shortly after the test.