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Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico

Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico

As he was departing for IN, a reporter asked Mr. Trump why the Jones Act had not been waived for Puerto Rico, as it had been for Texas. "We have a lot of shippers, a lot of people that work in the shipping industry that don't want the Jones Act lifted", Trump told reporters Wednesday.


Russian Federation urges no 'excessive pressure' on Myanmar

Russian Federation urges no 'excessive pressure' on Myanmar

Haley called for the Myanmar military to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. The council meeting also exposed tensions between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Council plans to hear from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who chaired a commission on Myanmar packed with recommendations, next week. At least 163 people have been killed and 91 others have gone missing over the past year in attacks carried out by Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, Myanmar ...


Jaitley to discuss GST issues with industry, exporters today

Jaitley to discuss GST issues with industry, exporters today

Expeditious refund of duties, deferment of filing of GST returns for six months and expansion of the ambit of the composition scheme were some of the issues which were raised by industry and exporters during the meeting here today. As per the data released by the government, the revenue collection based on the filing in August, has dropped. As per the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules, registered dealers are required to file the details of their stock as on June 30 (as GST was introduced on ...


Sticky bomb kills 2 policemen, civilian

Sticky bomb kills 2 policemen, civilian

He said the Taliban would never win on the battlefields and that "the main objective of NATO's support to Afghan forces and the Afghan Government is to reach a political solution - for instability in Afghanistan". Several rockets exploded near Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport after US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived here, reported AFP . "There is broad support among the allies for the new (U.S.) strategy because we have all made a decision to increase the troop levels; ...


15 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station

15 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station

The 15 victims who have lost their lives have apparently died due to suffocation. According to the TV reports, heavy rains triggered the chaos which resulted in a stampede at the Mumbai local railway station. The injured people were taken to a hospital. Accident Relief Medical Equipment Train reached & medical assistance being provided. Senior officers from the Railway administration as well as the Railway Police are now at the spot.


IAEA monitoring of Iran deal going on smoothly: Yukiya Amano

IAEA monitoring of Iran deal going on smoothly: Yukiya Amano

US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) issued a powerful appeal to President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to recognize Kurdistan. Amano told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the IAEA's "tools are limited" when it comes to monitoring "Section T". "In other sections, for example, Iran has committed to submit declarations, place their activities under safeguards or ensure access by us".