News Worms
News Worms

Ivanka Trump's children sing for President Xi Jinping

"That's the first time I've heard them say that in a bilateral context", said Ross.

"Spouses will be there" said Pottinger, indicating the leaders will be joined Thursday evening by United States first lady and former model Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan - a celebrated folk singer who was once more famous than her husband. It is unclear when the talks will take place.

The meeting in Mar-a-Lago has been largely overshadowed by the US strike on Syria Thursday evening; nonetheless, Trump and Xi appear to be moving the ball forward in their talks.

The Republican president tweeted last week that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses and that his meeting with Xi "will be a very hard one". Trump and Xi were in agreement.

President Donald Trump today hailed the tremendous progress made by the U.S. in its relationship with China and said he expects "lots of very potential bad problems to go away" in future.

Tillerson also said that Trump accepted Xi's offer to make a state visit to China in the future.

Noting that the two leaders had positive and productive meetings, Spicer said Trump and Xi agreed to work in concert to expand areas of cooperation while managing differences based on mutual respect. Trump jokingly said he agrees with whatever Xi said.

"Each side also brought a senior delegation that was also able to build relationships for the work ahead", Spicer said. "I believe we will keep developing in a stable way to form friendly relations...for the peace and stability of the world, we will also fulfill our historical responsibility". No date was set for the trip.

The rogue nation has tested nuclear weapons, and the US military has about 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea, whose capital, Seoul, is within the North's artillery range.

Tillerson said Xi told Trump that he "understood that such a response was necessary when people are killing children" and expressed "an appreciation" to Trump for informing him of the number of missiles that were launched and explaining the rationale behind the strike.

Having gotten through the talks without making any major, specific commitments, the Chinese president would seem to have won some ground - or at least some wiggle room - in the Trump talks. "But we understand it creates unique problems for them and challenges and that we would and are prepared to chart our own course if this is something China is just unable to coordinate with us".

But he backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday that Trump blamed on the Damascus regime.

The Obama and Trump administrations have relied on Congress' authorization of military force following the September 2001 terror attacks to carry out strikes against terror groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida.

It was Thursday afternoon, just hours before 59 US cruise missiles would rain down on a Syrian military airfield in response to what Trump had called "a disgrace to humanity".


editors' picks

April 09, 2017
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina honours 1971 war soldiers
Three pacts aimed at helping Bangladesh in various aspects of the civil nuclear energy programme were also signed. Indian soldiers also laid down their lives while fighting for Bangladesh in the war against Pakistan.

April 09, 2017
EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky
Telco rivals expressed concerns that the company would dominate the bidding for televised entertainment and sport properties. Rupert Murdoch's company has won unconditional European Union antitrust approval to buy the pay-TV group.

April 08, 2017
Severe storms today and snow showers tomorrow
In Georgia, there was a chance for isolated tornadoes and hail, National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Sena told CNN . Update 12 p.m.: The tornado watch for Lee County and eastern Alabama has expired as the first round of storms come to an end.

April 08, 2017
Bangladesh to sign deals with India for $5 billion loan, electricity
Regular service between the Kolkata station and Khulna in Bangladesh will commence from July, Railway officials said. On Saturday, the visiting Prime Minister will be given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

April 08, 2017
Hazard double returns Chelsea to winning path with City win
It's a big call, but I don't think Arsenal will be in it. "They know very well the situation". Physically, we stood up to the challenge and we dominated the game.

April 08, 2017
Davis Cup: France leads Britain 2-0 in quarterfinals
The home-side nation wil be weakened by the absences of their well known players - Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet.

April 08, 2017
Ibrahimovic's United future not reliant on Champions League spot
Everton's opener came through Phil Jagielka's clever, flicked finish from close range when he had his back to goal. And Koeman said after the Old Trafford clash: "You sign before the game for one point but not how the game went".

April 08, 2017
Penguins power past slumping Blue Jackets 4-1
He followed that up by posting exactly the save percentage (.923) during his first full season in the National Hockey League . Defenseman Ryan Murray (hand) is also a long shot to play, meaning both teams have pretty banged-up blue lines.

April 08, 2017
Farm debt waiver: UP takes lead, Punjab still finalising details
Loans from national banks form 86 per cent of the total farm loans which are estimated to be close to Rs.80,000 crore in Punjab. Also, 5000 wheat buying centres to be set up in Uttar Pradesh which will be personally monitored by CM Adityanath.

April 08, 2017
Uber fires back at Google spinoff in self-driving car case
Levandowski is not cooperating with Uber's lawyers in the document-search procedure. Waymo sued Uber in February for allegedly stealing trade secrets.