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Ivanka Trump grades father's performance so far: 'A, of course'

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He did something that no one could have imagined he'd be able to accomplish", she said. She said some issues that she's particularly passionate about are workforce development, helping working families, getting our veterans the care they need, and addressing the opioid epidemic. Read More »

Modi-Trump meeting likely to be low-key

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Following his official engagements, Modi visited a temple and interacted with the Indian community here before embarking for the United States on the second leg of his three-nation tour. Today, on the second day of his USA visit, PM Modi will meet President Donald Trump and discuss the important issues such as H1B visas. Modi "is a very powerful leader and I am sure something very positive on the H1B visa is going to come out of his meeting with Trump", she said. Read More »

Narendra Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Donald Trump

The working dinner that Mr Trump is hosting for Mr Modi is the first of its kind under the present administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit". Heaping praise on India's military prowess, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country can defend itself and has convinced the world that the menace of terrorism needs to be eliminated. Read More »

Surgical strikes prove India's strength, no country questioned it: Modi

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The meetings will be followed by a cocktail reception, and then a working dinner which will notably be the first for a foreign leader at the White House under the Trump administration. "President Trump believes a strong India is good for the U.S". "The Indian side has met nearly all of Trump's foreign and defence policy team and found they differ little from previous administrations and are generally positive about India". Read More »

Shawal moon sighted, Eidul Fitr on Monday

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It is expected that the people in India will celebrate Chaand Raat today. The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather. A total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year. In her message, the prime minister said, "Eid teaches us about peace, sympathy and brotherhood". Read More »

Trump's son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley has branded the resolution a "terrible mistake" after the previous US administration refrained from using its veto to block the measure. Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he has the "privilege" of building the new settlement. U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) speaks with Marine Corps Gen. Read More »

Militants executing civilians as Marawi siege enters 4th week

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Manila said this was technical assistance and there were no U.S. "boots on the ground". "Specifically, on 18 May 2017, intelligence reports revealed that the ISIS-inspired local rebel groups were planning to occupy Marawi city, and to raise the ISIS flag at the provincial capitol", Calida said in a report to the Supreme Court, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emmanuel Macron shoot video selfie about climate change

The Republicans have been leaderless since François Fillon's presidential bid foundered amid accusations of corruption and some conservative MPs are now prepared to work with Mr Macron. "To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland". Read More »

DUP and Sinn Féin to meet with Leo Varadkar

Detractors of the pact include former Conservative prime minister John Major, who said it risked Westminster's neutrality in an ongoing and fragile process. The DUP are a far-right Christian party founded by Protestant preacher Ian Paisley in 1971. The Sinn Fein leader added that he and his colleagues handed over the late Martin McGuinness's resignation letter, written when he stood down as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister in January. Read More »

Health chief, 4 others charged with manslaughter in Flint

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The latter could land him up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine; the manslaughter charge could earn him up to 15 years in prison and a $7,500 fine. January 2015: Detroit offers to reconnect Flint to its water system, but Flint leaders insist the water is safe. March 23, 2016: A governor-appointed panel concludes that the state of MI is "fundamentally accountable" for the crisis because of decisions made by environmental regulators. Read More »

Paswan Invites Nitish Kumar to Re-join NDA

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BJP chief Amit Shah along with the Telangana and Tamil Nadu chief ministers, two leaders from non-NDA parties supporting Kovind , will also be present, according to PTI report . "I don't think there could have been a better candidate for this post", he said, calling her a "crusader for social justice". It is their democratic right to contest. Read More »

Indrani Mukerjea Incited, Participated In Prisoners' Riot, Say Jail Officials

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A 45-year-old convict , Manju Govind Shette, died at the government-run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official. Indrani, who is lodged in the Byculla prison, is among the 200 inmates against whom a case was registered on Sunday for rioting, unlawful assembly, assault on public servant and other relevant sections under the Indian Penal Code, a police official said on Monday. Read More »

Donlad Trumps welcomes Modi to the White House

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Boasting that there has been not even a single allegation of corruption levelled against his government since it came to power, Modi said that his government is using technology to develop a system where honesty is the common practice. "Social media has become very powerful". Today in may parts of the world the festival is being celebrated in some way or the other. In a letter to Trump, the leading congressmen wrote, "Many sectors of the Indian economy remain highly and unjustifiably ... Read More »

DC and Maryland AGs Sue Trump For Violating the Constitution

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According to the Constitution, federal officials, including the president, may not accept "emoluments" or other gifts from foreign governments without the permission of Congress. Trump's lawyers maintain that market-rate payments for goods and services at Trump's hotels, golf courses and other businesses are not "emoluments" as defined by the Constitution. Read More »

Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday

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Accompanied by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav, Kovind was taken to the chief minister's official residence on Kalidas Marg straight from the airport. Though his meeting will be with the supporting MPs and MLAs, Kovind will make an appeal to all the members of the electoral college in every state to support him. Read More »

Residents remaining in evacuated tower blocks 'must leave', says council

Authorities in London evacuated roughly 650 apartments in a high-rise complex overnight, citing fears that the complex bore numerous safety issues that Grenfell Tower did. With the cladding on Grenfell Tower coming under immediate suspicion as a substanbtial contributory factor in the unexpected spread of fire, it was soon discovered that recently retrofitted aluminium panels had a flammable polyethylene core. Read More »

Russian Federation crash out of Confederations Cup in group stage

Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an terrible mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday. Bernardo Silva doubled the score four minutes later to give Portugal a 2-0 halftime lead. Moutinho is crucial to keep the team well balanced, and he is versatile enough to play in almost all positions if needed. Read More »

Oil Market Gauges Shake-Up In Saudi Royal Succession

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Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince had always been expected among those who follow the royal family closely, the timing was a surprise, and puts the kingdom's future in relatively untested hands. "Despite bin Nayef's experience, the decision to demote him did not come as a surprise, expert in Saudi affairs Muhammed al Masari told Sputnik". The previous crown prince and the current crown prince are first cousins, both grandsons of the founder of the House of Saud. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire caused by faulty fridge, reveals probe

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Hotpoint has urged owners of its fridge-freezers to check their model numbers for safety reasons after one of the brand's models was identified as the initial cause of the Grenfell Tower fire . "There will now be an additional 24-hour presence on site to provide safety monitoring". Whirlpool , which owns Hotpoint, said: "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families". Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind visits state to seek support

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Kovind has an advantage as BJP and allies have 325 out 403 in UP Vidhan Sabha and 73 out of 80 MPs from the state. He said the people of the state were honored that the Presidential candidate belonged to the state. Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, Rao alleged that AIMIM was, on the one hand, maintaining close relationship with the TRS which is supporting the NDA nominee and, on the other, trying to hoodwink Muslims, claiming that it was opposed to Kovind's candidature. Read More »

151 killed, 140 hurt in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Rana Saleem, deputy commissioner of Bahawalpur, said the death toll might further rise as at least two dozen of the injured are in critical condition. He said it was "greed" of the villagers which took them to the "valley of death". "People were collecting oil in bottles, cans and household utensils", Khalil said. Read More »

Is Meira Kumar the right choice?

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As reported by NDTV , Nitish also said that his decision to support Kovind won't impact his relations with Lalu Yadav and the Congress in the Bihar. "This is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition ", Sushma tweeted along with a link to the over six-minute-long video of her address in April, 2013. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo confident on Confederations Cup final

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Host nation Russian Federation fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Read More »

London fire death toll rises to 79

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Cundy said the search and recovery operation was ongoing in the burnt-out 24-storey tower, which was built in 1974 and had received a major refurbishment that was completed previous year. Irishman Dennis Murphy remains missing after he called family on the morning of the fire to say he was trapped on the 14th floor. Experts believe the aluminum composite panels, which contain a plastic insulation material, may have helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the tower. Read More »

Qatar demands hard to meet

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A Turkish foreign ministry statement Sunday reiterated that the deployment of Turkish troops in Qatar contributed to regional security and was not aimed at a specific country. "This is an agreement signed by two sovereign states", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters. In a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday, Rouhani said the Iranian government and nation would stand by Qatar. Read More »

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni extremist group, claimed the twin bombings at a crowded market in the Shiite-dominated town, linking them to sectarian fighting in Syria. The lawmaker said he anticipated the death toll would increase. The blast was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. Read More »

Qatar demands 'blockade' be lifted for talks to begin

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Al-Abadi has said that his government will not take sides in the dispute. Cavusoglu said he told the Saudi king that "it would be useful now to soften the conditions" against Qatar. Last week, Qatar's navy carried out three days of joint training exercises with the U.S. navy. "They are still in a phase of denial and anger", he said, adding that a list of grievances for Qatar to address would be completed in the next days. Read More »

Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari urges Nigerians to shun reckless statements

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan . Thousands of Muslim worshippers flocked to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, Islam's third holiest site, before heading to graveyards at the ancient Muslim cemetery to pray for their loved ones - a tradition on the morning of Eid. Read More »

Doctors: Ex-North Korea Detainee Otto Warmbier Has Severe Brain Injury

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Warmbier reportedly does not show any consistent response to stimulation, shows no sign of understanding language, responding to commands or awareness of his environment. The 22-year-old has not spoken or "engaged in any purposeful movements" since arriving in the country Tuesday night, said Dr. Daniel Kanter , professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program. Read More »

UK Will Allow 3 Million EU Migrants To Stay After Brexit

Mr Tusk said that the offer would be subjected to line-by-line analysis by the Brexit negotiation team led by Michel Barnier following its publication on Monday. "We don't want to buy a pig in a poke", said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, calling May's opening "an extremely vague proposal for something which is incredibly complicated". Read More »

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with CBS television earlier this week that it was clear North Korea bears a heavy responsibility for Warmbier's death. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Wednesday that U.S. patience with Pyongyang is running out. Mr Warmbier, a student at the University of West Virginia, died on Monday after returning to the U.S. Read More »