Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers.
The White House has said it would consider lifting the freeze if it sees action by Pakistan against terrorist groups.
The budget plan, which is viewed largely as suggestions by Congress, which has the constitutional authority to decide spending levels, will likely draw criticism from conservatives who worry that Republicans are embracing deficit spending.
The announcement on Wednesday means that for the first time in 18 years the Times will be under local ownership. Soon-Shiong takes over in a time of turmoil at the paper.
All three of Wall Street's main indexes were on course for falls of between 0.2 percent and 0.4 percent, indicated by volatile premarket futures trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened almost another 2 percent lower on Tuesday after two days of heavy losses that have undermined faith in the U.S. stock market's almost decade-long rally.
New York's three main indexes sank as much as 2 percent on the opening bell but they quickly moved back into positive territory.
Official figures of annual bilateral trade are yet to come, but the USISPF estimates are based on its own research and surveys.
The document, written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee, alleges that the probe of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia was a product of political bias against Trump at the FBI and Justice Department.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that detailed schedules of Pence's stay in Japan are being arranged.
The Federal Reserve said it expects inflation to move up this year — a possible signal of faster rate increases ahead.
Updates from United States President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.
Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face tougher "risk-based" assessments to be accepted.
The revamped version of its top-selling SUV in the United States and South Korea is larger and more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, and boasts advanced driver-assist features used in its Genesis premium sedans, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Trump, who left Washington on Wednesday night, was to arrive at mid-morning Thursday in Zurich, and is to proceed from there to snowbound Davos for two days of events culminating in a speech on Friday to the forum of business and political leaders.
At an Oval Office event at the White House, President Trade said that several steps taken by his government to protect American businesses and manufacturers were being appreciated by the people and the stock market.
Currently a Fed governor and former financial-firm executive, Powell is expected to mostly continue with Yellen's policies.
Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to reiterate America's commitment to Jerusalem and efforts to reduce Iran's influence in the Middle East.
After a year of mounting tension on the Korean peninsula, diplomacy focused on sport enabled the International Olympic Committee to announce on Saturday that North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games, being held on from Feb. 9-25.
Trump's handling of global issues and putting "America first" has resulted in the US conceding space to Russia and China in the international arena and helping others assert themselves domestically and in their immediate neighbourhoods.
Crude production of 9.9 million barrels per day (bpd) in the US was now at the highest level in nearly 50 years, "putting it neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia, the world's second largest crude producer after Russia," the IEA said.
"There is no case against Hafiz Saeed sahib in Pakistan. Only when there is a case can there be action," Abbasi said when asked why there was no action against Saeed.
The country's tough stance comes as policymakers from the United States to Germany struggle to come up with stricter regulation against money laundering and other crimes.
Most of North Korea's trade is with China, and Tillerson yesterday said anecdotal evidence and intelligence suggested China's application of UN sanctions is "really starting to hurt." He cited North Korean food and fuel shortages.
Already the largest US taxpayer, Apple anticipates repatriation tax payments of approximately USD 38 billion as required by the recent changes to the tax law.