Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China
Feb 25, 2018, 00:19
President Donald Trump chided his predecessors for failing to enact meaningful school safety and gun policy reforms in a joint appearance with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Friday.
Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut into law in December, significantly shaving taxes for corporations and the wealthy while providing more modest breaks for middle-class individuals. Critics have pointed out that states have little fiscal headroom to fund substantial investments in infrastructure, and private investors are unlikely to see the returns they demand in pricey but mundane transportation and energy projects.
Trump also said he hoped to follow Australia with its tough "merit-based" immigration policies and announced the United States would name a new combat ship the USS Canberra.
But money isn't the only hurdle. "It would have cost us tremendous amounts of jobs, would have been bad", Trump said, calling for renegotiation of the pact with Australia, Japan and the nine other remaining TPP signatories.
The two leaders discussed North Korea, with Turnbull expressing supported for USA sanctions and economic ties.
The relationship between the two countries is based not only on history, but also the same values they share and a deep well of trust and spirit based on those enduring values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, enterprise, ingenuity, the spirit of having a go, he said.
During the meeting the two leaders also agreed to expand economic ties and reaffirmed strong security cooperation in Afghanistan and in the fight against the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group, according to the release. Canberra is Australia's capital.
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Hollie's residence to set a perimeter and wait for other officers to arrive to talk to him, he find shots at the officers". A police department spokesperson said that funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized but may be announced Thursday.
Palestinian head Abbas calls for global peace summit
The continued expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the major obstacles to the establishment of peace in the Middle East. The Palestinian leader added into his prepared remarks: "We are employees for the occupation".
"We intend to continue to protect the integrity of our institutions and to counter threats we face, whether they stem from terrorism, cyber activity, or transnational crime".
Trump and his wife, Melania, met Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, on the south lawn of the White House on Friday.
"There is no closer friendship", Trump said.
Turnbull appeared elated by the announcement, noting that the ship will be built by an Australian company in Mobile, Alabama. "100 more to come".
Trump had campaigned against immigration, including by Muslims, and disliked the deal, which was arranged by Barack Obama.
Turnbull has since met Trump in NY, but the Washington meeting will be their first in the context of an official state visit. The pair held an infamously bad-tempered telephone call early on in Trump's presidency.
Mr Turnbull said he did not raise the issue during his meeting with Mr Trump, despite Australia's world-renowned success since major reforms following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
JMMS Superintendent Chris DiLoreto said he notified all parents of the incident as soon as it happened via notifications. Authorities say the student is being treated at a hospital, but his condition hasn't been released.
Addressing the forum, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah pledged $2 billion towards the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters then launched operations to eliminate Daesh and retake lost territory.
But over the weekend it will become "even colder with widespread overnight frosts and bitter by day with a marked windchill". Disruptive snow showers are expected from Tuesday onwards, particularly in the east and south-east, Met Eireann explained.
ISRAELI jets targeted sites in the Gaza Strip early yesterday after a rocket was sacked into Israel from the coastal enclave. The incident was the most serious to take place on the southern border since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
Bridges and overpasses which cool faster could see ice formation quickly as temperatures fall to the low to mid 20s overnight. As Wednesday's warm weather wanes, rain, and possibly sleet, is on the way - just in time for the Thursday afternoon commute.
If this is captured, pro-Ankara forces would control 50 continuous kilometres (31 miles) on Afrin's northern border with Turkey . There was no immediate comment about the deployment from Kurdish officials.
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The potholes on numerous roads may also be filled with water, which also requires motorists to slow down in some areas. Heavy rain is expected in the Mid-South Wednesday and Thursday , elevating the risk of flash flooding across the area.
Oil is struggling to regain the highs of January after a sell-off in global equities seeped into crude markets earlier this month. Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down as the United States dollar moved further away from three-year lows hit last week.
Please continue to be careful out traveling and walking around as untreated surfaces will be quite slippery at times. This may lead to ice covered trees and branches, as well as ice covered power lines, to break and fall.
U.S. to open Jerusalem embassy 'in May 2018'
On the same day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the USA announcement as "a great day for the people of Israel". Trump also noted that other presidents during their election campaigns promised to make the move but always broke that promise.
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Compensatory picks were previously not allowed to be traded, until a rule change allowed dealing such picks starting in 2017. On Friday, the NFL awarded the Denver Broncos a third-round compensatory pick, No. 99 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft .
Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017
Health ministers from 11 EU countries will meet Tuesday to discuss the goals set out in the European Vaccine Action Plan. For measles, about 90 to 95 percent of the population needs to vaccinated to virtually eliminate the disease.
Germany share gold medal with Canada in two-man bobsleigh
In 1968, West Germany and Italy tied after four runs, but Italy won gold thanks to a tiebreaker with the fastest single run. Earlier, traditional speedskating power Norway was back on the top step of the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.