Top Trump administration officials charged Democrats with hostage-taking as the federal government barreled toward a shutdown early Saturday. "After all I've been through in Washington, D.C., to learn on Friday afternoon that the person who actually physically sends the instructions to sort of shut the government down, to go through the lapse in appropriations, is the director of the Office of Management and Budget, which is me.
A team of five firefighters and two search dogs from San Diego were among the hundreds of first responders called to the small town west of Santa Barbara. Only a 30% chance of showers are forecast in the Santa Barbara area Thursday, the National Weather Service said. She and her search dog partner Decker spent the last week in mudslide-ravaged Montecito looking for survivors, people perhaps trapped beneath huge boulders sent crashing down fire-ravaged hillsides.
Talking of World Economic Forum in an interview to a TV channel he said that it is world's biggest financial forum and the world economy is focussed on India . "Sabka saath, sabka vikas (development for everyone) is my mantra" and whatever is required for that, his government has been doing and will do, the Prime Minister said.
On Tuesday, Brian Hook, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, accused Beijing of breaking global law by pushing around smaller states as it militarizes the South China Sea. China's Defense ministry echoed Lu's tone in a separate statement on Saturday, stressing that the military will step up vigilance against air and sea patrols to defend national and regional peace and stability.
Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodi countered that Afghanistan and its partners, especially the USA, need to address "challenges inside Afghanistan rather than shift the onus for ending the conflict onto others". "They did ask us for consensus to put further pressure on Pakistan to come to the table and change their behavior", Haley said. He urged global efforts to isolate the Taliban, eliminate its sources of income and equipment.
The prime minister criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance for not addressing the matters of concern to the states. In an interview to Zee News , when the Prime Minister was asked as to what he thinks would happen in the 2019 elections, he said: "I do not waste my time doing calculations for elections".