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Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

The deal is estimated to be worth about $2 billion. A rural Indian settlement with little electricity or running water renamed itself " Trump Village" on Friday in an unusual gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington . [Full Article...]

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable' The four countries have given Doha just 10 days to meet the demands, and say that the list will become void if it fails to do so. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the demands in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the crisis . [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Heller said he spoke with Senate Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday morning. Johnson said, "It's weird what we've done to our healthcare markets". Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. "The sicker you are, the more you have to pay, the older you are, the more you have to pay, t... [Full Article...]

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind RJD: Lalu Prasad Yadav's party has clearly shown its support for Kumar. "Two women have come together to project a third woman as India's President", a senior TMC leader said . Another key opposition figure, BSP's Mayawati, has made a decision to back Meira Kumar in what should be a relief for the opposition camp as she had expressed that in the event the opposition does not come with a be... [Full Article...]

U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation

U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation This was in the aftermath of a US F-18 shooting down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday after the pilot bombed pro-coalition SDF forces outside of Raqqa . Legality aside, these events have made an already volatile situation worse, putting the United States right up to the precipice of a disastrous situation with Russian Federation or Iran that could turn the Syrian civil war from a proxy conf... [Full Article...]

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform It would put a new limit on per person Medicaid spending based on each state's historical spending, and that limit would rise much more slowly than current projections. Demonstrators were physically removed by Capitol Police officers. "The Senate bill ... is not a health care bill", Obama wrote. Clinton sent a series of tweets critical of the GOP bill since the details of the draft leg... [Full Article...]

China reiterates support to Pakistan to safeguard national security, stability

China reiterates support to Pakistan to safeguard national security, stability At the same time it quoted Chinese analysts warning of "another unsafe trend that might see China become entangled in constant trouble with overseas terrorism as South Korean missionaries are allegedly recruiting Chinese people to preach in Muslim countries". [Full Article...]

US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

But the White House "already has given Mattis similar authority to beef up troop levels for the anti-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria ", he adds. Mattis, a Trump appointee , placed the blame on Congress for what he considers to be an unprepared American fighting force, observing that short-term budget measures and a current law that limits military spending are placing United States troops at ... [Full Article...]

Women cricketers lack recognition in India, says Mithali Raj

Women cricketers lack recognition in India, says Mithali Raj She showered the reporter with her own questions saying, "Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?" The 2005 runners-up might have directly qualified for the World Cup 2017 had they played their three games against Pakistan in the ICC Women's Championship and not forfeited the six points. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar Ethiopia said today it supports Kuwaiti's initiative aimed at engaging both sides into dialogue to narrow differences. Qatar Airways on Monday called on the UN's aviation body to declare a Gulf boycott against the carrier "illegal" and a violation of a 1944 convention on worldwide air transport. [Full Article...]

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. While CBS Evening News didn't mention the heavy criticism of Pelosi, they did entertain the idea, from other Democrats, that the party's brand was "toxic". [Full Article...]

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea The United States, meanwhile, is ramping up capabilities to defend against the threat from North Korea, staging its first-ever successful test to intercept an incoming ICBM-type missile in May. Aside of expanding its missile arsenal, South Korea is also strengthening its missile defense systems, which include Patriot-based systems and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery now under dep... [Full Article...]

Who is in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet?

Who is in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet? Barwell studied physics at Cambridge and previously served as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury and last July was appointed Minister for Housing. He would do well to start his briefing by taking some time to attend the Cereals Event which takes place this week in Lincolnshire. [Full Article...]

US military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates "Admiral Essen", "Admiral Grigorovich", and the submarine "Krosnodar", the RIA said . Russian Federation also said on Monday it would treat USA -led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China. He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis made i... [Full Article...]

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation They are expected to discuss North Korea's possible participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The first inter-Korean taekwondo exchange in almost a decade, the visit comes as President Moon is openly expressing hopes to re-engage the North with diplomacy and dialogue, amid Pyongyang's relentless pursuit of nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain According to Bloomberg , Soros said: "We are fast approaching the tipping point that characterises all unsustainable economic developments". Citizens' rights , Britain's exit bill, and separation issues such as the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland will be addressed first, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, and the UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis announc... [Full Article...]

Ministers, MLAs will give one month salary to support loan waiver: Fadnavis

Ministers, MLAs will give one month salary to support loan waiver: Fadnavis Firstpost carried an article where even the Shiv Sena had stated that its representatives would share their salary to contribute towards farm loan waiver. Chief Minister asserted that those farmers, who have paid their loans regularly, will get 25 percent loan return benefit. Earlier this month , the BJP-led state government had agreed to waive farmers' loans after widespread protests by f... [Full Article...]

JIT interrogates Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law

JIT interrogates Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law After the long meeting with JIT members at the Federal Judicial Academy, he came out and talked to media. The Supreme Court chose to begin investigating the Sharif family in November past year after the main political parties failed to agree on a committee to probe the April 2016 Panama Papers leaks, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan threatened mass protests and to "shut down Isl... [Full Article...]

Terrorists attack CRPF convoy at Pantha Chowk, CRPF sub inspector killed

Terrorists attack CRPF convoy at Pantha Chowk, CRPF sub inspector killed Reinforcements of army and police were rushed to the spot to nab the attackers. However, there were no reports of any injuries or casualties on the militants' side. "Another jawan injured in the attack is undergoing treatment", he added. A siege has been laid around the area and search operations are underway. "Soldiers were critically injured in the terrorist attack", the official said. [Full Article...]


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