President Donald Trump says he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with economic and social reforms. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Trump's plan to boost defense sales to the kingdom has hit obstacles in Congress, where Democrats and some fellow Republicans are not happy about human rights abuses, including the murder last year of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"It's an honour to be with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, a friend of mine - a man who has really done things in the last five years in terms of opening up Saudi Arabia," Trump said on Saturday (June 29) ahead of a bilateral meeting with the crown prince.
"I think especially what you've done for women and seeing what's happening - it's like a revolution in a very positive way," he added, speaking on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit.
"We're trying to do our best for our country, Saudi Arabia, and it's a long journey," the crown prince said.
Trump declined to say whether he would address the death of Khashoggi, who was a critic of the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, in his meeting.
Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, has enjoyed close ties, some would say a free pass, with Donald Trump in the White House. Joe Biden has promised that if he becomes U.S. president, that will change. Lucy Fielder reports.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump'sadministration has "just given up" on fighting the coronavirus. Speaking inWilmington, Biden said, Trump "makes a lot of big pronouncements, but theydon't hold up. He gets his photo op and he gets out. He leaves everyone elseto suffer the consequence of his failure to make a responsible plan."
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, hit the campaign trail in the key battleground state of Florida on Tuesday (October 27), where she sought to woo undecided voters one week from Election Day.
Police on Tuesday arrested two men for allegedly killing a 21-year-old woman outside her college in Haryana's Ballabhgarh, a murder which triggered protests with students and local residents blocking the road to Sohna. The two men were produced before a court in Faridabad district and sent to two-day police remand. A special investigation team has been formed to ensure a quick probe into the case, Haryana's Home Minister Anil Vij said. The accused, who arrived at the spot in a car, had tried to pull the woman inside, in a bid to abduct her, but she resisted after which the key accused shot her, police had said. She was taken to a hospital, but she succumbed to injuries, the ACP had said. During the investigation, it emerged that the main accused was the woman's classmate earlier, police said. Haryana Minister Vij said the accused has connections in Congress due to which the pressure mounted on the victim's family to withdraw their complaint earlier in 2018. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated its victory in LAHDC-Leh polls on Oct 26. The party won the majority of the seats and has got 15 out of 26 seats while Congress got 9 seats. BJP leader, Tsering Sandup who won from Panamik constituency said, "I would like to thanks voters and everyone others. This is the second time I won from Panamik constituency and I am thankful to all of them. I am very happy that people have chosen us because of our work."
Republicans and Democrats living abroad may be opposed in many ways in this most polarised of presidential elections, but agree on one thing: the tax situation for American expatriates needs to change. Jack Parrock reports from the Netherlands.View on euronews
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Waving U.S. flags and beeping their horns, a car convoy carrying Republicans living in Israel, made its way on Tuesday to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in a show of support for Donald Trump and his party, bringing the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel a week before the U.S. election,
Union Health Minister Harsh vardhan spoke at a joint meeting with G20 finance and health ministers. Harsh Vardhan said that flattening of the curve requires collaborative efforts. "Current pandemic highlights the need for global solidarity. Flattening the curve will require collaborative efforts. Need to focus on creating an effective healthcare system. Well developed healthcare system can support containing pandemic. Need to ensure that access to covid diagnosis is fair. India stands together with the world to save lives and protect people’s health," he said. The health minister earlier said that the Covid-19 vaccine will be available in india by early 2021. In India, three indigenous vaccine candidates have reached different trial phases. Harsh Vardhan said, "We have been working to develop a covid vaccine. PM Modi has been monitoring vaccine development personally. Planning underway with expert groups about vaccine distribution. Three indigenous vaccine candidates have reached phase I, II and III. An expert group under PM Modi’s guidance is also looking at this. Hopeful that a vaccine should be available by early next year. We are also in touch with world health organization over the issue. We are among those countries which have isolated the virus.
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