NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday indicated that the much-awaited “big trade deal” with India could be concluded towards the end of the year, while reaffirming his stand that India charges the “highest tariffs”. Addressing a press conference after official talks, Trump referred to the impending trade deal, saying it was within grasp. “If the trade deal happens with India, it will be towards the end of the year,” he said in response to a question. “Our teams have made tremendous progress on a comprehensive trade agreement, and I am optimistic we can reach a deal that will be of great importance to both countries,” he said. However, Trump did not hide his disappointment when he said India probably levies the highest tariffs in the world. “Harley-Davidson has to pay tremendous tariff when they have to sell in India. Look, the US has to be treated fairly.” The two countries had initially planned to sign a … [Read more...] about Trade deal with tariff king India by year-end: Donald Trump
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Some even suggested it could become a "Chernobyl moment" for China's President Xi Jinping, in reference to former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev's claim that the attempted cover-up of the 1986 nuclear plant disaster ultimately led to the fall of the communist bloc. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is trying to downplay coronavirus. But the crisis is threatening his one political asset
NEW DELHI : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed PM Narendra Modi and asserted that the Indian leader wanted citizens to have religious freedom and steered clear of the row over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) referring it to as an India’s affair. Trump addressing a packed press meet following his summit with Modi said issues involving the CAA are up to India and asserted that Prime Minister wants people to have religious freedom. "We did talk about religious freedom. Prime Minister Modi wants people to have religious freedom in India...If you look back India has worked hard for religious freedom," Trump said. When asked about CAA, he said, "I don''t want to say anything on CAA. It is up to India. I hope it will take the right decision for its people." Asked if he discussed the incidents of violence taking place during his visit, he said he did not discuss individual attacks and "that is up to India" Trump's press conference at the ITC Maurya hotel … [Read more...] about Donald Trump backs PM Modi on Citizenship law
President Donald Trump faces a critical personal challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: asking Americans to believe him after he and some of his top advisers have contradicted federal scientists in playing down the threat. Keenly aware of the stakes not just for public health but also his credibility, Trump conducted a lengthy press conference Wednesday evening aimed at reassuring everyone that he has the crisis well in hand. Trump surrounded himself with his administration's top health experts. And he encouraged Americans to be prepared for the virus' potential spread. But he continued to minimize the risk, saying the outbreak "may get a little bigger; it may not get bigger at all." And he continued to distance himself from the stated opinion of public health officials that it's inevitable the virus will spread within the United States. As businesses, schools and people in general think about preparing, the X-factor may be an unpredictable president who has … [Read more...] about Donald Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat
Dr Kemp argued the US would have probably missed its reductions target anyway; that it had already made moves to cut climate finance; that the "domino effect" was more likely to be set in train by concrete actions, not a symbolic pull-out; and that if the US had remained inside the Paris agreement it would have had more capacity to "act as a spoiler in international climate talks". … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Where to for the Paris climate agreement now the US has pulled out?