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French President to visit India by year end


Macron accepted Modi's invitation to visit India later this year where he will convene a meeting of the world solar alliance. "For us, this is an article of faith", PM Modi said. "For the last 5000 years, even when I was not born, it has been the tradition in India to protect the environment", Modi said. "Be it trade and technology, innovation and investment, energy, education and enterprise, we want to give a boost to India-France ties", the prime minister said. Read More »

Protecting climate an article of faith for us, says PM Modi

Modi vowed to go "above and beyond" the Paris accord to combat climate change. Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron on June 3. Modi had congratulated Macron on his poll victory and had said he looked forward to work with him to further deepen the bilateral ties. Read More »

Explosions kill at least 6 at funeral in Kabul

The witness said 12 people had been killed and 18 wounded. Abdullah called for an investigation into how the attackers were able to get so close to a funeral attended by senior government officials, just days after a massive truck bomb killed 90 people in one of the most heavily guarded areas of the capital. Read More »

Afghanistan calls off friendly matches with Pakistan post Kabul Blast


The truck bomb killed 80 people and wounded hundreds more. The Afghan interior ministry says 64 people were killed and as many as 320 were wounded in the massive auto bombing in Kabul earlier in the day. The insurgents have lately intensified attacks on Afghan security forces, killing and wounding scores of them. The blast was caused by 1.5 tons of explosives hidden inside a tanker used to drain sewage reservoirs near the German Embassy compound. Read More »

Trump reportedly inviting world leaders to call his cell


Mr Trump has urged the leaders of Canada and Mexico to call him on his mobile phone, former and current U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the practice have told AP. Running against Clinton for the presidency, Trump repeatedly criticized his rival for using a non-government email account while she was secretary of state. Read More »

Corbyn and May battle over Brexit in TV campaign event


British Prime Ministerc campaigns for more welfare cuts and curbs to benefits for some immigrants, revealing her conservative party's election platform on Thursday. THERESA May has denied being a "blow-hard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire" as she came under pressure in a live TV interview on the number of U-turns she has made while Prime Minister. Read More »

Kabul protest that left several dead enters second day

Demonstrators calling for President Ashraf Ghani to step down and chanting "Death to the Taliban " clashed with police near the bombing site, prompting officials to respond with live rounds, tear gas and water cannon as some protesters tried to overrun a security cordon. Read More »

Dispute erupts over US House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI


Ambassador Samantha Power. "If he recused himself on subjects, Russia, then he shouldn't have access to documents relating to subject, Russia, and he shouldn't be issuing separate subpoenas attaching them to a bipartisan subpoenas that were issued this week", Pelosi said Friday. Read More »

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific


Nevertheless, reversing or slowing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs has become a security priority for Washington, given Pyongyang's vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland. "Our two countries can and do cooperate for mutual benefit". President Donald Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help pressure Pyongyang, prompting broad concerns that America will go easy on China's maritime ... Read More »

Ariana Grande visits injured fans at Manchester hospital

One fan was 10-year-old Jaden Farrell-Mann, who suffered fractures to both of her legs and has a number of shrapnel wounds. "Lily was really shy at first, but Ariana was really nice and it was impossible not to like her". Proceeds from the concert will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, to support grieving families and victims of the bombing. Read More »

Travel, lack of preparation a factor, but we will get better - Lions


Farrell's conversion gave the Lions a 13-7 lead, though he was unable to add to it in the 66th minute when his first penalty effort struck the upright, and it would prove to be the last scoring opportunity for either side as the tourists chalked up their first win of the series, no matter how unconvincing it was. Read More »

India, France show common front on climate change fight

In a sign that France intends to lead resistance to Trump on climate change the foreign ministry on Friday published a pointed rebuttal of his claims about the Paris deal on Twitter . Speaking on developing India-France relationships, Modi said: "We want to improve the cultural relations between India and France". He said, "Terrorism is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today". Read More »

Trump, Saudi King inaugurate centre against extremism

There was a George W Bush moment too when Mr Trump referred to the battle between good and evil. Melania and Ivanka Trump deplaned Air Force One Saturday in the capital city of Riyadh wearing long, flowing sleeves, but no headscarves, which local women are required to do in the conservative country. Read More »

India, France to deepen cooperation to tackle terrorism

Macron said he would visit India, the world's third-largest carbon emitter, by the end of the year for an worldwide summit on solar power - an area on which France plans closer cooperation with the Asian power. Modi said India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties and the two nations have been working together for a very long time, bilaterally and multilaterally. Read More »

California, Other States Vow to Lead as Trump Exits Climate Pact

The U.S. withdrawal will deliver a devastating blow to the agreement , which is created to achieve "net zero emissions" by the second half of this century. Individual states cannot sign the Paris Agreement, but they can commit to the same standards. In fact, it is the USA who has benefitted from a "weak" treaty, experts argued. Read More »

Four killed in Kabul street clashes over lethal bombing

Afghanistan's intelligence agency has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack in Kabul's diplomatic quarter that left 90 people dead and more than 400 wounded. It was one of the worst extremist attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces in 2014 and raised fears about the government's ability to protect its citizens almost 16 years into a war with insurgents. Read More »

Backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

US-backed forces captured a town west of Raqqa from ISIS on Friday, June 2, as they push towards the militants' Syrian stronghold, a security source and a monitoring group said. Its civilian casualties report cover air and ground artillery strikes conducted by as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order, but campaigners have accused foreign members of the US-led coalition of seeking to hide civilian deaths by excluding them from Pentagon statistics. Read More »

Cuomo announces clean energy jobs partnership with Cornell


Earlier in the day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed Kosciuszko Bridge and One World Trade Center to be lit green in support of the Paris Agreement. Announcement of the Clean Climate Careers initiative comes less than 24 hours after Cuomo signed an executive order committing NY to uphold the standards set forth in the Paris Agreement. Read More »

Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for Comey testimony: NY Times

Yet the Times also suggests the Justice Department could request a federal judge issue a restraining order against Comey, thereby barring him from testifying. Unless a last-minute claim of executive privilege from the White House halts Thursday's hearing, Comey will have an opportunity - under oath - to affirm his version of events. Read More »

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) reported Beta of 0.58

Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Liability Co has invested 0.29% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI ). Underwriters can buy an additional 15.4 million shares under an overallotment option, which would raise proceeds to CA$2 billion. The ex-dividend date was set for Thursday the 27th of April 2017. Tiverton Asset Ltd has invested 0.12% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). First Manhattan Com has invested 0.03% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Read More »

Stanton scores 3 times, Marlins top D-Backs 7-5


Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is being held out of the lineup against Philadelphia as a precaution while he recovers from mild hamstring cramping. He also has one RBI in each of the past five games. He gave up only three hits. The last time the Arizona Diamondbacks won this many games this early in a season, the team was in the midst of defending a world championship, powered by a group of talented veterans taking one of the their last shots at glory before parting ways. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron To Visit India This Year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go "above and beyond" the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change. Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded a six-day four nation tour of Europe this evening and was on his way home after vigorously taking India's bilateral ties with Germany, Spain, Russia and France to the next level. Read More »

Hundreds demonstrate in Kabul for better security


Policeman Ghulam Hazarat said four police were wounded by stone-throwing protesters . But otherwise security authorities in Kabul banned protests and demonstrations, citing the risk of attacks on large gatherings of people. Shopkeeper Mohammad Anwar said four members of his family were killed in the bombing and he wanted a change of leadership. Chanting slogans saying "Traitors die", "Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah resign", "Death to America", the protesters were intercepted by ... Read More »

Modi meets Governors of 16 Russian regions

In what has become an annual ritual, liberal businesspeople and economists used the St Petersburg event, Russia's main showcase for foreign investors, as an opportunity to press the case for urgent reforms. "There is an huge possibility in whatever sector you chose to invest ( aap jis bhi sector mein jana chahen usmein sambhavnaayein bachi hain )", said PM Modi. Read More »

Some LGBT facts for Pride Month


This is the part for the necessary disclaimer about how topical product features don't always mean that a company (or its parent company ) do the work to pursue the deeper parts of an LGBTQ-inclusive agenda, a message worth remembering as we sail swiftly into the ever-corporate seas of Pride Month. Read More »

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

Macron , on his part, said France is committed to fighting climate change . "I will be travelling to India towards the end of this year and convene a meeting of the world solar alliance ", Macron said, referring to the International Solar Alliance - an alliance of more than 120 countries. Read More »

Trump pushes aside PM for photo opportunity

After meeting with Trump, European Council President Donald Tusk noted, "I am not 100 percent sure that we can say.... that we have a common position, a common opinion, about Russian Federation". So, before Air Force One is wheels down at Andrews Air Force Base late Saturday, here are 5 takeaways from Trump's first foreign trip since becoming president. Read More »

Kashmir peaceful with restrictions in place

Sabzar was a close aide to slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose killing on July 8 a year ago sparked a six-month-long uprising against the Indian rule. Sabzar Ahmad Bhat , a senior leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen group, was killed on Saturday in a gun battle with Indian troops in his hometown of Tral. Read More »

Twin blasts rock Indonesian capital, fatalities reported


Widodo advised citizens to "keep calm and keep cool" because "we Muslims are preparing to enter the month of Ramadan for fasting". Gen. Syafruddin has confirmed that the explosions were likely due to two suicide bomb detonations and that there were six victims. Read More »