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  • The plan, which was ultimately shelved, called for placing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest smartphone producer, on the Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. One of the people familiar with the matter, who favors the move, said it could be revived in the coming months depending on how things go with Huawei.

    The White House has unveiled its 2019 Christmas decorations. First Lady Melania Trump announced "The Spirit of America" as this year's theme...

    A total of 16 million homes have been constructed since April 2014. Data shows that numbers of those living in semi-pucca houses has come down from 24.6% to 17.4% during the period. Those living in kutcha houses is down from 9.6% to 5.9%. In other words, 10.5 million rural households living in kutcha houses and dilapidated semipucca houses need a new habitat.

    Harris, 55, would have been the first woman and second black U.S. president if elected next November. But her wavering views on how to solve the nation's healthcare problems and whether to embrace her past as a prosecutor were among the missteps that dragged down the campaign after its glitzy launch in January.

    The Bill will determine how global tech giants process, store and transfer consumers’ data.

    US President Donald Trump's lawyer Pat Cipollone said he cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the president a fair process through additional hearings.

    In October, the Mumbai-based brewer had raised Rs 40 crore in its second round of funding led by existing investors IIFL India Private Equity Fund to expand geographic footprint to cash in on the rising popularity of craft beer. Javed Murad, founder of White Owl, had told ET that the funds will be used to widen its product portfolio and newer formats.

    "The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival," Pelosi said in a televised statement.

    About 1.2 billion cases of baijiu, a heritage white spirit from China made with sorghum at an ABV (alcohol by volume) of about 40%, are sold each year globally making it the world’s top selling spirit followed by whisky. While the global baijiu market was valued at about US$ 110 billion, the global whiskey market at US$ 56.7 billion in 2018.

    British Columbia’s mountain slope toward Whistler is perfect during this season to try your hand at skiing.

    According to those present in the meeting, the company was specifically asked to consider making the entry of only persons over the age of 15 on twitter and also take reports of abuse on the platform very seriously. Twitter told panel about the measures the company has taken to empower people, & women particularly with tools like mute, block and report.

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