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Services to have 4-slab GST rates, no decision on gold

Transport services will be taxed at 5 per cent leading to a small drop in economy class air travel which now attracts six per cent service tax. These include education, healthcare, services provided by way of religious pilgrimages, charitable activities, those provided by the RBI and diplomatic missions situated in India.

Trump visits Jerusalem to seek Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump also planned to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, an important key Jewish holy site. Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump's request hours ahead of the USA president's arrival.

Coquihalla Highway closed both directions south of Merritt

If individuals continue to smell anything unusual indoors then they should leave the immediate area and seek cleaner air. Interior Health says the most likely symptoms would be mild to moderate irritation of the nose, throat, respiratory tract or eyes.

Trump becomes first sitting United States president to visit the Western Wall

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City on May 22, 2017. The visit there drew controversy before Trump even left Washington, when U.S. officials declined to say whether it belonged to Israel. Israel regards the whole of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim the east as their capital.

Trump arrives in Israel in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades.

The battle for Donald Trump's eyes is heating up

Prior to the endorsement, Trump was laughed at by Liberty University's student body when he delivered a speech there and quoted a verse from "Two Corinthians". "That's exactly what he's like when you do it", Alec Baldwin says a member of Trump's cabinet told him of his impersonation of the president on _Saturday Night Live_.

Iranian Vice President Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Backs Rohani

Raisi is believed to be the favorite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who will remain Iran's top decision-maker, but it's unclear whether Raisi will be able to unseat Rouhani. Rouhani won just over 50 percent, averting a second round. Qalibaf had been under pressure from fellow hard-liners to fall in behind Raisi. "We will use Qalibaf's experiences and his managerial capabilities in the next government", Tasnim news agency quoted Raisi as saying on Monday.

Julian Assange says will not forgive or forget after Sweden drops investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said arresting Assange is a priority , though he has not yet been charged. Assange complained in a tweet that he had been "detained for 7 years without charge" and said he would not "forgive or forget".

France's Macron tells Trump he will defend climate deal

Today, Tiffany & Co. dedicated their New York Times ad to taking on the President. This is the ceiling at which scientists say we can avoid worst-case-scenario climate change impacts - rising seas, harsher droughts, more intense storms, disease-spread and conflict over dwindling natural resources.

Liberals, NDP short of majority, three Greens elected

With three seats in the legislature, two of them new, Mr. Weaver told his supporters the party was now beginning negotiations with both the BC Liberals and New Democrats on which deserves to govern the province. Clark noted that her party won the largest share of the popular vote as well as the most seats. When asked whether Kinder Morgan is concerned about the British Columbia election, President Ian Anderson said its pipeline project continues to move forward.

Government ready for law to end triple talaq: Naidu

He said that even in Hinduism, laws were made to eradicate evil practices like of sati pratha, child marriage and dowry. Venkaih Naidu, while addressing a meeting in Amaravati on Saturday, said the Muslim community should change the practice itself.

US President Trump arrives in Israel on flight from Riyadh

Mr Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the course of his one-day stop. He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years." in March during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

N. Korea claims missile could carry nuclear warhead

It said the newly developed Hwasong-12 flew as high as 2,111 kilometres (1,310 miles) before landing in a targeted area in the ocean about 787 kilometres (490 miles) from the launch site. Its state media agency, the Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ), added further details. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the missile launch, telling reporters during a visit to China that "there's nothing good about" it.

Senator asks ethics office to review Trump hotel payments

Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a Republican member of the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing spending on the Housing and Urban Development Department, which administers the program. The president, however, reserved the right to issue a waiver to anyone he wanted-something President Obama did as well. Obama, unlike Trump, automatically made any such waivers public, offering detailed explanations.

Drive extremists out, Trump urges Muslim nations

He does in the draft remarks urge Muslim leaders to "drive out the terrorists from your places of worship". It's an interesting conundrum given the lack of rights women face in Saudi Arabia; for one, they're not allowed to drive, which is a huge impediment to things like running businesses.

Jordan provided source of intelligence Israel passed on to Trump

Abbas says he is ready to meet Netanyahu under Trump's peace efforts, and there has been speculation the U.S. president could seek to arrange a meeting while in the region. Apparently, even as Donald Trump is getting ready to visit the Holy Land for the first time as a US President, Israeli intelligence officials are perturbed over the possibility that everything they share from now on with their exulted visitor would find its way into the hands of the likes of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei ...

Russian Federation launches wide-ranging trade dispute against Ukraine at WTO

The request is expected to be transmitted to WTO members within a week, the official added. If the consultations are not fruitful, Russian Federation may seek legal action against Ukraine. "I can confirm that late on the evening of May 19, the WTO received a request from Russian Federation for consultations with Ukraine regarding various measures", the official said.

AP source says Michael Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Hours earlier, Burr said Flynn's lawyer said he wouldn't comply, "and that is not a surprise to the committee". Congress could seek civil enforcement of the subpoena, a step the House tried to take against former Attorney General Eric Holder after he was held in contempt of Congress in relation to the "Fast and Furious" operation scandal.

James Comey to testify before US Senate intelligence committee

Trump told Mr. Comey, 'I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation'". "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Of course, Trump probably didn't realize that the Russians were already keenly familiar with Comey since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is America's primary counterintelligence agency-that is, the agency that tracks down Russian spies.

'Racial attack continues in Australia' as Indian cabbie hospitalized

According to a report on the incident in an Australian news website, the cabbie has been admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital. "If you mess up the vehicle you have to pay a cleaning fee", the driver reportedly said. The official further told the news website that there are allegations against the driver that he asked passengers to leave his taxi after one of them got sick.

IS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad

A bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into Iraqi forces in northwestern Mosul, killing six soldiers and injuring four others, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. Analysts believe the fall of the Old City - considered the heart of Mosul - would deal a death blow to Daesh in northern Iraq. Arabic-language notes detailing experiments with thallium sulfate and "a nicotine-based compound" were reportedly discovered hidden inside the ...

Firing 'nut job' Comey took pressure off

The New York Times reported Friday that President Trump told Russian officials during their May 10 White House meeting that hisfiring of former FBI Director James Comey eased "great pressure " on him, while calling Comey "crazy, a real nut job".

Trump in Saudi says Muslim world must "drive out" extremists

Trump's "America first" philosophy helped him win the 2016 election and has rattled allies who depend on USA support for their defense. A White House official said in April that Ivanka Trump would not solicit funds or have any authority over the World Bank project, contradicting earlier reports.

Mattis makes clear U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey

FILE - This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. "Every single one of these weapons that are being provided to our partner force, we intend to account for them, and to ensure that they are pointed at ISIL", he said.

WikiLeaks' Assange calls end of rape case important victory

Asked if Britain would now support a request to extradite Assange to the United States , Prime Minister Theresa May said: "We look at extradition requests on a case-by-case basis". The London Metropolitan Police made it clear in a statement that there remains an outstanding arrest warrant for Assange. Is he facing U.S. charges? "At this point, it is more apparent than ever that the United Kingdom should provide Mr.

Jared Kushner's sister woos China's 'golden visa' investors

The investors and immediate family members, in turn, are eligible for visas, which can then become green cards. Some critics have urged the government to abolish it entirely. The visas are controversial, not only because it's essentially a way to buy citizenship, but because there have been numerous instances of fraud surrounding them.

South China Sea code of conduct draft approved

It said the talks had been candid and deep and made positive achievements. Romana said the Philippines side and the China delegation headed by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin , have found ways to discuss maritime cooperation in the South China Sea .

Chinese President Xi congratulates President Moon, discusses Pyongyang

Ties between South Korea and China, who are important trade partners, have been strained by Seoul's decision to host a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in response to a growing missile threat from North Korea.

Toddler subject of Amber Alert in Ontario found safe, OPP say

He was last seen travelling westbound on Highway 11 towards Emo, Ontario. After arriving on scene, police learned that a suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle with a three-year-old girl.

Bovis Homes Group plc (BVS) Upgraded to "Buy" at Jefferies Group LLC

Canaccord Genuity boosted their target price on RSA Insurance Group plc from GBX 600 ($7.74) to GBX 640 ($8.26) and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. AlphaValue maintained Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND) on Thursday, August 6 with "Add" rating. About 3.19 million shares traded. Bovis Homes Group plc ( LON:BVS ) traded up 0.33% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 917.50.

Australian man dies on Mt Everest

The deaths came a day after an Indian climber fell 200 metres (650 feet) to his death after scaling the peak a day earlier, a Tourism Department official said. Everest this season. Debraj Dutta, a Calcuttan who had sumitted the Everest past year, said: "I haven't heard about any other woman achieving this".

British PM's election lead halves after 'dementia tax'

Responding to Mrs May's announcement, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "They haven't said what the cap is". "Since my manifesto was published, the proposals have been subject to fake claims made by Jeremy Corbyn", May said. By mid-Monday morning it was clear that party leaders were rattled by the reaction. Update: The pound has lifted off lows after the Conservatives mounted a U-turn over social care reforms that sparked a backlash in the polls.

Fight on terror not a battle between religions

In some ways, Trump delivered a conventional speech for an American politician. "Stop persecuting Christians, stop oppressing women.' I don't think those things are different from what he said", the official added. During the campaign previous year, Trump attacked Obama for refusing to describe terrorist threats as "radical Islamic extremism". Most famously, however, was his claim that Muslims hate America.

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test

Pyongyang has since threatened a sixth. - "A substantial advance " - =========================== Kim personally oversaw Sunday's test, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in a hangar before the launch.

Secret Service investigates Turkish president's security detail's clash with protesters

Close-up footage shared on social media showed Turkish officials dressed in suits beating and punching people in the crowd and, in at least one case, kicking out at a woman splayed on the ground. Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday called on the Trump administration to replace its envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition - the latest sign of Turkish frustration with the US war strategy in Syria and of mounting tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

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