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Assembly Speaker censures four Congress MLAs for climbing on dais        Students, parents stage protest over death of girl due to snakebite in classroom        Mahinda Rajapaksa takes PM office for third time        Israel''s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases        All eyes on Shami as India in throes of making yet another cricketing history with pink ball D/N Test against Bangladesh        India Women claim 5-0 T20 series sweep over West Indies        Three Rafale jets handed over to IAF by France: Govt        Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah        Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs        Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns        Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London        Germany crush Northern Ireland 6-1 in Euro 2020 qualifiers        Bring Ashwin back in limited overs cricket: Harbhajan        T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family        Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare        Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala        Helmets must for two-wheeler riders, pillions from Dec 1 : HC        Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment        Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe        Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29        
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International News
Trump Threatens to Pull US Out of World Trade Organization
 
Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the United States will pull out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if it has to after years of being mistreated by the organization. "We will leave if we have to," Trump said during a rally in Pittsburgh. "They have been screwing us for years, and it''s not going to happen any longer." Trump said the United States does not need the WTO if the organization fails to address loopholes that favor certain nations. "They view certain countries like China, India, many countries - they''ve viewed them as growing, they are growing nations. ... Well, they have grown, and they had tremendous advantages.

We are not letting that happen anymore," he said. On July 26, Trump directed US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to secure changes at the WTO that would prevent developing countries from taking advantage of regulatory loopholes. A White House memorandum pointed out that seven of the ten wealthiest economies in the world as measured by GDP per capita on a purchasing-power parity basis currently claim developing-country status: Brunei, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Macao, Qatar, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The same is true for G20 and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members South Korea, Turkey and Mexico.

China, the world''s second largest economy, has been identified by the United States as the biggest abuser of WTO rules. Since joining the WTO, China has insisted that it is a developing country, according to the memorandum. Discussions about reforming the WTO have been going on for years and the organization''s 164 member states are yet to reach a consensus on the matter. They members divided in two camps, with one group of states - including Russia - advocating for the organization''s further development and another calling for developing a new format for the WTO.


Mahinda Rajapaksa takes PM office for third time
Israel''s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases
Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns
Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London
Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment
Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe
Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29
Sri Lanka will be friendly with all nations, but neutral in matters among int'l powers: Gotabaya
Pak successfully conducts test launch of nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile
Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry
Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election: Official results
Ailing Sharif to travel to London on Tuesday for medical treatment
Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations
Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about 'investigations'
Vote count on in Sri Lanka presidential election
Bolivia's growing crisis turns deadly as 5 killed in clash
Lanka PM appeals to people to vote peacefully and maintain law & order
EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters
Russia plans to deliver S-400 missile systems to India on schedule: Putin
Impeachment proceedings a 'sham and should not be allowed': Trump
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Sunny Leone to feature in musical Broadway 'Abhimanyu'
 Mumbai: Sunny Leone is all set to perform in Indian classical dance show in Broadway style, "Abhiman  
Nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself: Athiya Shetty
Vanessa Hudgens-starrer 'The Princess Switch' getting a sequel
Stardom a fine balance between contentment and ambition, says Ayushmann
KERALA NEWS
Assembly Speaker censures four Congress MLAs for climbing on dais
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday censured four Opposition
Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala
Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long pilgrimage season
Kerala: Mixed response to SC Sabarimala verdict
NATIONAL NEWS
Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah
 New Delhi: Asserting that the normalcy has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Sh
Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs
T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family
Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare
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