Donald Trump welcomes Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte to White House

Giuseppe Conte premier-designate arrives to speak at a news conference following a meeting with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome Italy on Wednesday

Conte was chosen to lead the Italian government by the leaders of parties that won March elections: the euro skeptic Five Star Movement and the far-right League party.

President Donald Trump is meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House as the U.S.is kicking off new trade talks with the European Union.

Short also said he believes Trump is being honest about a showdown with Democrats over government funding and Trump's proposed border wall.

Conte has "taken a very firm stance" on immigration, said Trump, who has pursued a "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S. border, a crackdown that led to hundreds of children being separated from parents who crossed into the country from Mexico without papers. Trump says other European countries should follow Italy's lead on migration issues.

Trump welcomed the novice prime minister to the White House with outstretched arms, hailing him as a kindred spirit - a fellow political outsider with an admirably tough line on immigration.

Both Trump and Conte also favour better relations with Russian Federation.

The U.S. president then addressed the reporter's question regarding the Trans Adriatic (TAPI) gas pipeline.

Presumed US remains from site of famous Korean War battle
The repatriation was part of an agreement Trump and Kim reached at their historic summit in Singapore in June. Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades.

"Conte aims at getting Trump's support to create a "permanent control room" between Italy and the United States in the Mediterranean on counter-terrorism, security, immigration, and most of all Libya", Ansa news agency reported citing sources from Conte's office.

Two political outsiders, President Donald Trump and Italy's new premier expressed solidarity on migration issues Monday as they showed signs of a fledgling alliance at a time when the USA has dealt with strained relations with European leaders.

Trump, who has faced widespread criticism over his handling of a summit this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that USA sanctions against Russia, which were imposed near the same time as the EU's, also will stay for now.

A second crucial objective of Conte's ongoing visit to Washington would be to shield Italy's agrifood sector from US tariffs, local media also reported on Monday.

The common ground is a rare example of transatlantic cooperation at a time when Trump has strained alliances by imposing tariffs, criticizing the leaders of Germany and Britain, and railing against what he considers freeloading by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who do not meet targets for defense spending.

But a certain point of disagreement will be Trump's standoff with Iran - and the sanctions that hurt Italian-Iranian commercial relations.

Related News:

  • Brad Ziegler, Jake Diekman traded to Arizona Diamondbacks

    Brad Ziegler, Jake Diekman traded to Arizona Diamondbacks

    Diekman, 31, has posted a 3.69 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 23 walks in 39 innings for the Rangers this season. Diekman struck out two while pitching the ninth inning for Texas in its win at Arizona on Monday night.
    Syrian Army officially secures bordering outposts with Jordan

    Syrian Army officially secures bordering outposts with Jordan

    Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited northern Israel Thursday, where he said he believes Assad's forces will help maintain calm.
    Honor 10 GT gets new Lily of the Valley color variant

    Honor 10 GT gets new Lily of the Valley color variant

    The gaming focus extends further than the cooling method, as the phone has a dedicated turbo key to enable a performance mode. Nowadays, most of the smartphone manufacturer offers a notch design on their phone , but Huawei ditches the notch design.
  • Unai Emery ignoring Aaron Ramsey rumours amid Barcelona and Chelsea links

    Unai Emery ignoring Aaron Ramsey rumours amid Barcelona and Chelsea links

    The Welshman was a hugely important part of the team last season but the transfer window closes next week. It was pleasing to see Arsenal pick up a late equaliser against Chelsea in Dublin on Wednesday night.
    Reddit user data compromised in sophisticated hack

    Reddit user data compromised in sophisticated hack

    The site said it discovered in June that hackers compromised several employee's accounts to gain access to databases and logs. This data is less critical, but it could prove troublesome for users who haven't changed their password in a while.
    Chipotle slumps 9 percent after Ohio outlet linked to food poisoning complaints

    Chipotle slumps 9 percent after Ohio outlet linked to food poisoning complaints

    The burrito chain briefly closed down one of its restaurants in Powell, Ohio Monday after a number of customers became sick. It said it implemented its food-safety-response protocols, which include replacing the food and cleaning the restaurant.
  • U.S. may slap China with higher tariffs, Beijing vows to retaliate

    Advisers reportedly told President Trump that China's authorities would be more likely to yield if higher tax rates were imposed. The plan to more than double the tariff rate was first reported by Bloomberg News .
    HISTORY: Apple Becomes First TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY in US History

    HISTORY: Apple Becomes First TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY in US History

    PetroChina once had a $1 trillion valuation, but only briefly, and most of its shares were owned by the Chinese government. Jobs' biggest consumer devices were the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad, released in 2001, 2007, and 2010, respectively.

    Trump could raise tariffs further on Chinese goods

    Last month, the US proposed 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese products, a response to China's retaliation. A first round of tariffs came into effect on 6 July, when the United States imposed 25% taxes on $34bn of Chinese imports.
  • First human case of West Nile confirmed in Mid-Michigan

    First human case of West Nile confirmed in Mid-Michigan

    About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death. West Nile does not spread through coughing and sneezing or touching a live animal that's infected with the virus.
    Tax-Free Weekend in Texas Is Coming Up

    Tax-Free Weekend in Texas Is Coming Up

    Pinson said this weekend is good exposure for OH - a lot of surrounding states participate in the tax free holiday . The sales tax holiday runs through Sunday, August 5, and all retailers in the state are required to participate.
    Aurora police fatally shoot armed resident who killed intruder during home invasion

    Aurora police fatally shoot armed resident who killed intruder during home invasion

    A child was taken to a hospital with serious injuries caused by the intruder, according to a police press release . One neighbor, Brad Maestas, described him as a "family man" and a "grandpa that was protecting his family".


Most liked

EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG
Reforming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is a huge tax cut for American auto buyers, up to a $7,200 per vehicle. The administration's rule aims to preempt California's Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver and argues that it should be pulled entirely.

Why all kids at LeBron James's new school will get bikes
Mincing no words, James responded, "I would never sit across from him". "Why not continue to do great things when you can help the youth".

Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records
However, it should be possible to get the documents to Senators much more quickly than the Archives review process permits. Taylor Foy, a spokesman for Grassley, said the senator still expects the hearing to take place in September.

Sanders stands by Trump after he calls press 'enemy of the people'
Acosta returned to the briefing room and went live on CNN , calling the demonization of the free press "un-American". On Wednesday, the White House was asked whether the Trump administration condones the actions of their supporters.

Florida firefighters report for duty on front lines of California fires
Tens of thousands of people across California are waiting to return home or assess what remains of their homes after the fires. The fast-moving wildfire has already charred 140 square miles, and it's still only 24 percent contained.

1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019
Initially Congress did not provide as much money as NASA requested because of skepticism that the program would succeed. Four of the eight astronauts will nearly certainly be Bob Behnken, Eric Boe, Doug Hurley, and Sunita "Suni" Williams .

Canadian province scraps ‘not sustainable’ basic income program pilot
Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser said the Tories had done nothing but tear things down and would continue to do so. Earlier this week, she said it would continue in August, but Thursday said payouts would extend into September.

Urban Meyer on hot seat over handling of assistant abuse claims
When asked about the 2015 allegations at Big Ten Media Days last week, Meyer denied any knowledge of the incidents. Ohio State opens preseason camp Friday without knowing who will lead the team September 1 against Oregon State.

France shocked after woman hit by harasser
Ms Laguerre said the man made "dirty noises/comments/whistles" and spoke to her "in a provocative way" as she passed him. Marie Laguerre posted CCTV footage of the incident to YouTube, where it has already racked up over 3,5-million views.

3D-Printed Guns Are a Great Example of Technophobia in Media, Politics
Trump had tweeted earlier that he was looking into the issue, adding, "Already spoke to NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense! ". Wilson said in an online video that the blueprints were downloaded more than 400,000 times before they were taken down in 2013.

North Korea Returns Remains of Korean War Dead to US
Each container was covered in an American flag and carried off the aircraft by one Marine, one sailor, one soldier and one airman. State Department has said it is committed to building a peace mechanism in place of the armistice when the North denuclearizes.

States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns
All 3D-printed guns are untraceable, and since you can make them yourself, no background check is required. " Downloads are disabled until I see the order", Defense Distribution founder Cody Wilson told CNN .

Boy, 10, named Clark Kent beats Michael Phelps' swimming record
USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The elementary school student, who has only been swimming competitively for four years, also won every event.

Motorist Sacked For Deliberately Driving Into Puddles To Splash Pedestrians
They chose to take action against the driver, thus giving him the boot from their respectable company. It shows a work van travelling down King Edward Avenue in the aftermath of a thunderstorm.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.