"He thought it was all part of India", the article quoted a source as saying.
United States President Donald Trump, who is known for his mood swings and making outlandish statements, had once jokingly said that he could play matchmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Trump is know for committing several diplomatic faux pas when dealing with other countries. Midafternoon in Washington is the middle of the night in Tokyo - when Abe would be fast asleep.
These details were revealed by Politico in a larger piece about Donald Trump's diplomatic faux pas, which range from the U.S. president's "desire to call world leaders at awkward hours" to mispronouncing Nepal as "nipple".
A common frustration among Trump aides speaking to Politico allegedly concerns the need to constantly explain the concept of time zones to the president.
Anonymous White House insiders say that Trump's foreign policy has been hindered by his complete inability to grasp basic facts about geography - to the point that National Security Council members have to educate him about the subject "repeatedly". "You don't just call to check in", the official said". 'I don't think anybody would expect him or Obama or Bush or Clinton or anybody to do that.
From England: Manchester United eye Monchi
Barca have had a busy transfer window so far, having signed Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Malcom and Arturo Vidal. Brown, who played for United over 350 times, does not think the defensive crisis is as bad as people think.
"He wasn't great with recognizing that the leader of a country might be 80 or 85 years old and isn't going to be awake or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time", said a former Trump NSC official.
'When he wants to call someone, he wants to call someone.
Likewise, a person who is close to Trump suggested that the former businessman calls on people at inopportune times because he's inconsiderate. He's more impulsive that way.
The White House defended Trump's apparent love for chit-chatting with his global counterparts on the phone, telling Politico it has helped the president establish "good rapports" with other world leaders.
Defending Trump, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during an interaction with the press that the US President has developed "strong relationships" with "America's closest allies", which allow for "candid conversations".
Ahead of the meeting previous year with Modi at the White House, Trump allegedly studied a map of South Asia and mispronounced Nepal as "nipple" and referred to Bhutan as "button", Politico said, quoting two unnamed sources. 'Foreign leaders appreciate that the President is willing to take their calls day and night'.
Bangladesh's Dhaka and Nigeria's Lagos were just above at 139th and 138th place, scoring 38.0% and 38.5% respectively. Its many green spaces include lakes with popular beaches and vineyards with sweeping views of the capital.
Some investors have called for the benchmark rate of 17.75 per cent to be jacked up by 1000 basis points. He also took higher interest rates off the table and said Turkey wouldn't accept an worldwide bailout.
The tempestuous rapper, 27, claimed that's exactly what she's been doing on her Instagram story over the weekend. If that wasn't unusual enough, she added, "I'm going to wait one more day then I'm going to go home".
Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman reportedly blocked Nicki Minaj from sampling her Baby Can I Hold You track on her new album. Colbert then bowed down to Minaj as the audience erupted in applause. "I would say 'I might f**k Stephen after the show".
Scotland Yard said: "At 07:37hrs today, a vehicle was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament ". They also confirmed a number of pedestrains had been injured, and the male driver had been detained at the scene.
The problem? Many senior advisors were not aware of the photoshoot, and they ultimately banned her from sharing any of the images. Apparently, the incident only brought the Trump's administration's Office of Public Liaison under further scrutiny.
Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double. But that was until Dembele let fly from outside the area and his shot thumped in off the crossbar in the 78th minute.
While rival fans argued that Salah behaved arrogantly towards the fans, his supporters said that he was entitled to his privacy. Fans, including kids, could be heard jostling for Salah's attention as the Reds star ignored their advances.
It came at a court hearing for five adults arrested on charges of abusing 11 other children at the compound. The remains of a young boy, believed to be Abdul-Ghani, were found buried at the site three days later.
Moss also told the Guardian that Manigault Newman's use of a recording device presented counterintelligence risks. But critics condemned Manigault Newman for secretly recording in the White House's Situation Room.
The Mendocino Complex has already become the largest fire in California's history and has destroyed 146 homes. A firefighter monitors a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, near Lodoga, Calif.
Manchester United hopeful on David De Gea extension
As things stand, De Gea's current contract runs until 2019 but there is an option to extend that by a further year until 2020. De Gea would also be entitled to a testimonial come the 2021/22 season as he would have been at the club for 10 years.
Turkey: US won't achieve aims through sanctions
Turkey also depends heavily on energy imports, making it vulnerable to rises in oil prices, as are the likes of India. He also emphasized that there was a plan in place for small to medium businesses, which he called the "real" economy.
Nigeria earn late draw to progress
Nigeria's hope for goals rests on Rasheedat Ajibade, who scored the country's victor against Haiti from the spot in the last game. Nigeria joins Germany in the last eight from Group D, after the Germans finished top of the standings with a maximum nine points.
Shaun Abrahams will know his fate on Monday
Madlanga said ordering Nxasana to return as National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) would prolong instability at the NPA. The court further ruled that Nxasana repay the R10 million he has already received as part of his settlement.
Video apparently shows Mo Salah using a phone while driving
However, Salah keeps looking at his phone and then continues to use his device for few seconds as he wheels away from the traffic. Liverpool's star man Mo Salah could be in trouble with the police having been caught on his mobile phone in his auto .
Oppo R17 officially revealed: This is how to do a notch
Moreover, the company has also started teasing the high-end R17 Pro which is said to be coming with triple rear cameras set up. The smartphone also ditches the physical fingerprint scanner at the front or back, and comes with an in-display one instead.
Stocks close lower amid Turkish currency crisis
BBVA is the most exposed, followed by UCG, ING, BNPP and HSBC , whose share price was down 0.8 per cent in afternoon trading. The lira slipped below 7.0 to the U.S. dollar and was down 12 percent on Friday's value at one point this morning.
Koepka holds off Woods to win 100th PGA Championship
Woods admitted he never imagined contending in back to back majors after having spinal fusion surgery a year ago . He outlasted good friend Dustin Johnson at Shinnecock Hills to become the first back-to-back U.S.
Scottsdale Police: James Harden "listed" in downtown incident
Security reportedly broke up the fight. "She took the money, and then she says Harden came up to her and handed her another $300". That is when Harden stepped in and grabbed her by the wrist, took her phone, and proceeded to toss it onto the roof.
New charges expected against Golden State Killer suspect
Shortly after that, investigators believe he moved to the Sacramento area, beginning a new crime wave as the East Area Rapist. At the time of Snelling's murder, DeAngelo worked as a police officer in Exeter, about 12 miles away.
Spider-Man Launch Trailer Features Classic Villains
Marvel's Spider-Man will be taking on his usual rogues' gallery and more in the new launch trailer for the upcoming PS4 game. Information has been trickling in ahead of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4's September 7, 2018 debut.