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Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug It was the first time the two leaders officially met. Heaping praises on Prime Minister Modi, Trump said that he had been reading a lot about him and that he would want to congratulate him for the exemplary leadership he has shown, primarily, economically. [Full Article...]

Modi-Trump meeting went well beyond expectations

Cook met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a business summit in Washington , at a time when Apple Inc is targeting the nascent Indian market as a revenue source after its sales in China slipped. The vice president emphasized the growing security relationship with India, both in the fight against terrorism and to ensure unimpeded movement of commerce - an allusion to shared concerns about C... [Full Article...]

Hamas: ISIS didn't kill female Israeli soldier

Hamas: ISIS didn't kill female Israeli soldier Emad Zahran, the head of Deir Abu Mashal Local Council, said the soldiers closed all roads leading to the village, starting late at night Friday, and installed an iron gate, sealing the main entrance, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it. [Full Article...]

Germany: Merkel's challenger calls for vote on gay marriage

Merkel said on Monday she was hoping for a discussion on marriage equality that would be conducted with dignity, and called it " a question of conscience ". The SPD's call for gay marriage comes just a week after the Greens set a similar condition, while Dr Merkel's Christian Democrats have so far refused to allow same gender couples to Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Belgium has identified station bomber

Belgium has identified station bomber Belgium suffered a similar shock last August when a machete-wielding man shouting " Allahu akbar " attacked two policewomen in the industrial town of Charleroi, before being shot dead. The man charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's father thanks Trump administration

Otto Warmbier's father thanks Trump administration He also spoke of feeling "relief that Otto is now home in the arms of those who love him" mixed with "anger that he was so brutally treated for so long". USA lawmakers introduced a bill last month that would ban US citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists and require them to obtain special permission for other types of visits, following the detention of at least 17 Americans there in t... [Full Article...]

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable The EU has made citizens' rights a priority, along with the Brexit bill and avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. "Let's stay together, let's not divide from each other", she said with reference to the remaining European Union 27 and the 19 euro zone countries. [Full Article...]

German city evacuating high-rise found with flammable material

Some 80 people were to be removed from the building after it was found to contain flammable materials. "The public inquiry could also, in a second phase, potentially look at the issue of the cladding and why it was fitted across the country over a number of years". [Full Article...]

N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team Organisers of Pyeongchang 2018 have urged it to take part to make them a "peace Olympics". According to Pompeo, he and Trump talk for almost an hour daily on North Korea. The Korean War started on June 25, 1950, when communist North Korean troops launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Lee Eun-Ju (KOR) of South Korea (R) takes a selfie picture with Hong Un Jong ... [Full Article...]

Michelle Payne faces Racing Victoria inquiry

Michelle Payne faces Racing Victoria inquiry Payne, who shot to global fame when she became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015, only had two rides on June 11. At the Swan Hill Cup meeting, Payne rode and trained two horses - Our Zariah, which came 10th in a 1,600m maiden race, and Sovereign Wealth, which came third in another maiden over 1,600m. [Full Article...]

Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup

Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup He said he feels the Kiwis have been on the favourable end of "a few soft penalties" by the umpires. "Full credit to the guys, holding it tight not giving them any chances to get back in the race". In the opener, Spithill swerved slightly as the duelling catamarans headed for the start line, allowing Burling to blast across the line with a one-second lead. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP Shelves Health Bill, Imperils 'Obamacare' Repeal

As enough Republican senators lined up against the GOP health care bill Tuesday for leadership to postpone the vote , Louisiana's two US senators remained noncommittal. "I have not heard back from the leadership with any suggestions for changes", Collins said. "No matter how the bill changes around the edges, it is fundamentally flawed at the center", he said. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent But Mr. Manafort has denied any formal role for himself or Mr. Gates in the lobbying campaign, which a spokesman said was managed and paid for by the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. For instance, foreign agents must disclose efforts to exert politically-related influence on think tanks and through the media, as well as to directly lobby government officials. [Full Article...]

Trump on Twitter (June 27) - Healthcare, CNN

On Friday, the news organization retracted a story about alleged ties between Anthony Scaramuccia, a Trump ally, and a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank, arguing that it "did not meet CNN's editorial standards". [Full Article...]

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network Nor did the United States, where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had encouraged the Arab countries earlier this week to provide a list of demands that was "reasonable and actionable". A trade and diplomatic embargo has been in place against Qatar for two weeks, with the Gulf countries accusing the Qatari government of aiding terrorism. [Full Article...]

Estimate: GOP health care bill could cost Connecticut $2.9B

Estimate: GOP health care bill could cost Connecticut $2.9B There isn't much sense to be made of Trump's remarks, but it appears the president is attempting to downplay expectations as the GOP's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act continues to fail miserably. The CBO projects the bill would cut Medicaid funding by $772 billion over the next decade, and spending would be 26 percent lower by 2026 than current law. [Full Article...]

Dutch PM lauds India's commitment to renewable energy, Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump was obviously referring to their huge following on online platforms making them the top two most followed world leaders on social media. defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the White House said in a statement, a deal that would be worth more than $2 billion. "India's interests lie in a strong, and prosperous, and successful America", said Modi during their pr... [Full Article...]

Mom Left Toddlers in Hot Car to Teach a 'Lesson'

Mom Left Toddlers in Hot Car to Teach a 'Lesson' After what authorities say was a two- to three-hour nap, Randolph reportedly told them she came back outside to find her children unresponsive. According to CNN , the 25-year-old mother of two found her children playing in her auto around 12 p.m. [Full Article...]

NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack

NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack Court records indicate that Sullivan openly expressed support for ISIS in his home and destroyed religious items that belonged to his parents. Justin Sullivan will spend the rest of his life in prison . He has been sentenced to life in prison and is awaiting trial for a previous murder charge. The DOJ document shows that an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation employee (UCE) was exchang... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City Prime Minister and Commander of the armed forces Haider al-Abadi spoke of a "post-terrorism life" for Iraqis during his Eid al-Fitr address on Sunday. Iraqi government forces supported by the United States are reportedly about to retake the city of Mosul . ISIL has carried out sporadic suicide bombings in parts of Mosul using sleeper cells. [Full Article...]


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