An economist by education, Sitharaman will take charge of the crucial ministry at a time when tension continues along India's borders with Pakistan and China, and the government is undertaking major reforms in the ministry and forces and has ambitious plans to increase defense manufacturing under its flagship "Make in India" policy.
Trump "provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment", the White House said . South Korea, home to Samsung, Hyundai and Kia among other companies with household names, is a major exporter of electronics and automobiles to the United States.
Key appropriators are signaling that a Hurricane Harvey disaster aid package is likely to follow the approach Congress took after Hurricane Katrina , with a quick round of federal funds, followed by other packages that fine-tuned the details of federal assistance.
Its exact path, though, is unclear. Hurricane Irma had returned to Category 3 status Sunday morning, moving west-southwest at 15 miles per hour. Only 10 to 15 percent of hurricanes located where Irma is have struck the United States. The fake graphic shows Irma continuing moving west, making landfall not far from where Hurricane Harvey struck last week.
The US Geological Survey said a magnitude 6.3 tremor struck the secretive state's northeast, near its weapons test site. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that "all options" were back on the table after the reclusive state fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile over Japan, snubbing Washington's bid to draw it into talks.
All the new Ministers are from the BJP as its allies were not part of the exercise. Four of the nine new ministers in the Modi cabinet are retired bureaucrats including K J Alphons, known as Delhi's demolition man for launching a crackdown on illegal structures in the capital despite facing intense political pressure.
The bomb , an HC-4000, contains more than 1.4 tonnes of explosives, enough to level a city block. The massive bomb was discovered last week in a leafy suburb of the city; an area home to numerous city's wealthiest residents. Adding to the problem are Russian artillery shells, German hand grenades and tank mines, as well as Russian munitions from training facilities in post-war East Germany.
Elsewhere, Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended Melania Trump's decision to wear her snakeskin stilettos as she toured Texas with the President yesterday. We see friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger. And as floodwaters receded in Houston , the biggest city in Texas, nearby towns such as Beaumont - which had lost its water supply - and Port Arthur were struggling to get back on their feet.
Donald Trump has asked Congress for $7.9bn (£6.1bn) in federal disaster relief after flooding left dozens dead and more than a million displaced in Texas . Sanders said that the president's donation will come from his personal finances, but did not clarify which specific charity would receive the funds.
For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported today that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also spoke with Taro Tono today, about North Korea and bilateral issues. North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to ideal a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs.
Vipin Narang, an MIT professor specializing in nuclear strategy, said it's important to note that North Korea was only showing a mockup of a two-stage thermonuclear device, or H-bomb. Although it claimed that a nuclear test in January past year was of a hydrogen bomb, experts said the seismic waves generated were consistent with an ordinary nuclear device, not a thermonuclear one.
North Korea is believed to have conducted a test after a magnitude 5.7 quake was detected earlier Sunday. "One of the two diplomats will have to leave by September 30", she said. North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, said the test was conducted to "examine and confirm" using the hydrogen bomb as a payload for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
It presents the administration of US President Donald Trump with massive humanitarian and rebuilding challenges. If the debt ceiling isn't raiased soon, the USA government will only have enough cash to continue funding its operations through September 29, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has told lawmakers.
North Korea's latest missile is likely a midrange ballistic projectile with a range of 3,100 miles, according to Japan's defense ministry. She added: "We would encourage China to do everything it can". "I think what Mr Abe wants to hear from the Prime Minister is where she hopes to land on Brexit ". May's message that she's seeking a transitional period to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union is likely to be "reassuring" to Japanese companies, Shinichi Iida, minister for ...
However, Labour described May as leading a "zombie government" while former Conservative deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine dismissed May's comments, saying "I don't think she has a long term". The visit will include an audience with the Emperor of Japan, a banquet with business leaders, a ride on the bullet train between Kyoto and Tokyo , as well as a bilateral summit and private dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .
The 10-hour mission included flyovers near Japan's Kyushu region and live fire practice of "attack capabilities" above the Korean peninsula. President Donald Trump said North Korea had signaled its "contempt for its neighbors" and that "all options are on the table" in terms of a USA response.
North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States and has recently threatened to land missiles near the U.S. USA officials have told Reuters that while North Korea has had parts in place for a nuclear detonation going back several months, no new activity had been seen recently at its known nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in its northeastern region.
All the components of the "H-bomb" were "homemade" so North Korea could produce "powerful nuclear weapons as many as it wants", the state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted Kim as saying. That Pyongyang conducted another experiment signals a continued effort to advance as a nuclear state despite years of effort by the global community to reverse those gains.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Its fifth nuclear test in September 2016 was measured to be possibly North Korea's biggest detonation ever, but the quake it caused was still not believed to be big enough to demonstrate a thermonuclear test.
While the Trump administration is nearly certainly considering a clean break from KORUS, the media leaks and the threat of withdrawal are as much a negotiating tactic as anything else. President Donald Trump (seen above boarding Air Force One in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday) said on Saturday he will discuss the fate of a five-year-old U.S.
He accused the Raila Odinga-led opposition, which filed and won the petition, of an attempt to use the courts to push for a coalition government famously known in Kenya as "nusu mkate (Half a loaf)". Odinga also rejected the results before they were announced, accusing the commission of imposing "computer-generated leaders" on Kenyans. But he added: "Five or six people can not change the will of 45 million people".
The United States responded this week to a series of missiles launches by North Korea - one of them over Japan - by staging a mock bombing drill with South Korea over the Korean Peninsula. Impoverished North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
The bullet-riddled body of an Army officer was found in the Herman area of south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. The 22-year-old unarmed officer, on leave to visit his home in Kulgam, was kidnapped by militants while attending his cousin's wedding in Batapura village on May 9.
The North has previously claimed to have miniaturised a nuclear weapon but experts have cast doubt on this. The report by North Korea's official KCNA news agency comes amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang's test launch of two ICBM-class missiles in July that potentially had a range of about 10,000 km (6,200 miles) that could hit many parts of the mainland United States.
According to a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) statement Pyongyang can now deploy a powerful hydrogen bomb small enough to be mounted atop one of its recently developed ICBMs, capable of striking the United States mainland in minutes, cited by Yonhap.The KCNA Sunday announcement, asserted that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un observed the miniaturized nuclear weapon while visiting Pyongyang's Nuclear Weapons Institute.