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As PM Modi and Donald Trump meet, all eyes on Washington

However, Monday's meeting comes under the shadow of Trump's efforts for stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas, a key issue for Indian IT companies operating in the U.S., and Washington pulling out of the Paris climate agreement on which both Modi and Obama worked hard. Read More »

Queen to outline United Kingdom government plans

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Delivered on the day of the ceremonial opening of Parliament, the speech is the centerpiece of a great state occasion, normally replete with crowns, tiaras, ermine robes and soldiers on horseback. Earlier this month, both the White House and the British government denied reports that Trump had expressed a desire to postpone the visit, fearing protests and unfavorable media coverage. Read More »

Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

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The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump's presidency. Also expected in the next few days, though there's no deadline by which the court must decide, was a ruling on whether to allow the administration to immediately enforce a 90-day ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. Read More »

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

His office said Friday the senator had no further comment for now. He said Democrats "are doing everything we can to fight this bill because it's so devastating for the middle class". The US Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month. The VA is the second-largest department in the US government, with more than 350,000 employees, and it is charged with providing health care and other services to military veterans. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May to meet Irish party leader on government formation

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At the meeting with lawmakers in Parliament, May recognised that a broader consensus needed to be built for Brexit and made clear that she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue. Former prime minister Sir John Major said on Tuesday that the deal would harm the peace process in NI. I am wary about it. While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with ... Read More »

US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

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USA -led coalition forces had already set off a fresh round of controversy Sunday, shooting down a Syrian warplane that reportedly bombed nearby Syrian Democratic Forces, who are allied with the U.S.in their fight against ISIS . Russian Federation reacted angrily to the USA shootdown of the Syrian jet, which the Pentagon said was dropping bombs near the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a mixed Kurdish-Arab militia fighting Islamic State . Read More »

Supreme Court to hear major challenge to partisan gerrymandering

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Bandemer. In its decision , the majority in the court panel decision wrote that the Assembly district map, which was drawn in the office of a Madison law firm that often represents Republican interests, "was meant to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters.by impeding their ability to translate their votes into legislative seats". Read More »

Bernie, Jane Sanders hire lawyers in response to FBI bank fraud investigation

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The tweet comes as congressional committees and Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller continue investigations into Russia's efforts to influence the USA election and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials, including allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in an effort to defeat Clinton during the presidential campaign. Read More »

Pakistan oil tanker crash, explosion kills at least 153

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The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn in the city of Bahawalpur. A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say . "The incident, which was a minor [one], turned into a major blast", Jam Sajjad said. "We convey honest consolation to the Pakistani government and people who suffered grief ahead of their (Muslim) holiday of Eid al-Fitr", it said. Read More »

North Korea: A week of rising tensions between U.S. and isolated regime

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Moon will travel to Washington, D.C., next week; he's planning to meet with President Trump for a two-day summit, from June 29-30. "Sharing some Pyeongchang Olympics events with the North is simply out of question", he added. THAAD was approved by Moon's ousted predecessor, conservative President Park Geun-Hye, who then steamrollered the project through a hasty environmental review during her last months in office as she became ensnared in a massive corruption scandal. Read More »

Greitens Praises Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Trinity Lutheran

The dispute pitted two provisions of the US Constitution's First Amendment against each other: the guarantee of the free exercise of religion and the Establishment Clause, which requires the separation of church and state. "The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has not subjected anyone to chains or torture on account of religion", Roberts wrote in his opinion. "The court's ruling, however, focuses specifically on grants for playground resurfacing, and does not give the government ... Read More »

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

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They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base - all within 10 days. Most recently, The Associated Press reports , U.S. "We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al-Jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people's right to information", the broadcaster said in a statement . Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

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Thirteen people, including seven policemen, died in the suicide auto bombing, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. Survivors described hiding inside shops after hearing a "huge bang" - then stumbling through dust-choked air filled with the sound of screams, tripping over bodies as they searched for the wounded in the busy market in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal agency. Read More »

Clashes reported amid Eid celebrations in Kashmir

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Indian security forces put an outskirt of Srinagar , the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, under security lockdown as they battled two rebels who took shelter in a school building after killing one paramilitary officer and wounding another soldier. Read More »

Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

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We are concerned about the signals Ms May sends about women's rights and LGBT rights by coming to an accommodation with the DUP, but we are also anxious about the significant consequences for peace in Northern Ireland . With Northern Ireland having been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, a new three-week process to salvage devolution has begun in Belfast. Read More »

India's prime minister visits Trump in Washington

While addressing the community reception, Modi spoke about the surgical strike conducted by India across the LoC in September 2016. "We agree with him to allow the future generation to participate in the growth of India", said another expat. Read More »

Qatar condemns attempt to target Grand Mosque in Makkah

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, says the fabricated attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque was part of an evil plan by Saudis. As the interior ministry announced the raid, more than one million Muslims prayed at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina to mark the end of Ramadan. At least 13 people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in the Asir region of southwestern Saudi Arabia in August 2015 and five more in an attack on a ... Read More »

Local Senators React To Senate GOP Health Care Bill

United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price defended the GOP health care plan Sunday. "If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes I'll consider partial repeal", Paul said on ABC. Read More »

Woman arrested over Eid crowd car crash is released on bail

They say a full investigation was underway to determine what happened outside Westgate Sports Center in the northern English city on Sunday morning. Muslims across the world have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan today . Witnesses said prayers had ended but people were gathered in the vehicle park afterwards. Read More »

Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

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The F-15E intercepted the armed drone after it was observed advancing on the coalition position. "It displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", the statement read . Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said coalition aircraft would continue to conduct "operations throughout Syria, targeting ISIS forces and providing air support for Coalition partner forces on the ground", and that their operations would not be changed in light of the Russian threat. Read More »

Dr Mahmud Ahmad Is Alive, May Have Fled Marawi

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It was not clear why the man died. Philippine emissaries met on Sunday with a leader of a militant group loyal to ISIL, officials said, taking advantage of a short truce in the battle for a southern city occupied by militants for more than a month. Read More »

Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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The 22-year-old student, Otto Warmbier, returned to US soil in a comatose state on June 13 and died days later. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses", the statement adds. Read More »

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

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It's also traditional to visit friends and families and greet each other with the phrase " Eid Mubarak ", which means "blessed holiday". The statement added, "During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill". Read More »

Thousands in Minnesota protest the Philando Castile shooting verdict

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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the state capitol in St Paul on Friday evening, and a series of speakers demanded justice for minorities in the American judicial system and stronger accountability measures for police. "If we don't get no justice, they don't get no peace", marchers chanted, later blocking commuter trains and chanting "Yanez guilty". "CAIR-MN understands that the system that allows an African-American man to be shot to death in less than two minutes by a police ... Read More »

Brussels Central Station attack suspect identified

Among them: Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind behind the 2015 Paris attacks, the Abdeslam brothers, who were also involved in the assaults, as well as Mohamed Abrini, who participated in the 2016 Brussels attacks. ( EurActiv ) - An explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels Tuesday evening and a man was shot by police during the incident, prosecutors told Belgian media. Read More »

Dad: Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea not connected to Rodman

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Kelly Martin, spokeswoman for the UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said Warmbier is in stable condition. Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, was serving a 15-year sentence for allegedly trying to steal a banner containing a political slogan that was hanging from a wall in his Pyongyang hotel. Read More »

UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises

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A Book of Condolence for the victims of last week's fire at Grenfell Tower in London is to be opened at Belfast City Hall. Fire swept through the 24-storey block in North Kensington, west London on 13 June. Five people who had been reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added. Survivors of the building claim that cheap materials for the cladding and a lack of maintenance on the building were to blame for the fatal fire. Read More »

Seattle teachers to hold rally demanding justice for Charleena Lyles

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The woman was identified by family members as 30-year-old Charleena Lyles , who relatives said was a mother suffering from mental health issues. The department has since confirmed that both responding officers are white. A second video (7:14 - 10:49), taken from the hallway of the floor where Lyles lived shows the same two officers walking into her apartment. The advocacy group MomsRising said Lyles had four children and was expecting a fifth. Read More »

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

So there's a big possibility that this girl chose to be an idiot and leave her seat during the ride - which is probably the case, and probably why she ended up hanging from her neck. The girl's little brother was shaken but otherwise uninjured. The unidentified girl was not seriously hurt and was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday, CNN reports . Read More »

UK Conservatives, DUP close to signing deal

The prime minister said Britain wants European Union residents who are inside Britain lawfully to stay in the country and enjoy full rights. "We also share the desire to ensure a strong government, able to put through its program and provide for issues like the Brexit negotiations, but also national security issues", May said. Read More »

Wisconsin business leaders to meet with Trump

The president has accepted a challenge from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff to create 5 million apprenticeships over five years. President Donald Trump , Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, third from left, Ivanka Trump , the daughter of President Donald Trump , second from right, and Wisconsin Gov. Read More »

After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

At least 64 people have died and over 150 injured in the blazes , which broke out in Pedrogao Grande over the weekend and spread quickly to other areas. Civil protection officials say they expect the blazes to be under control soon, but warn that soaring temperatures are hampering efforts. A helicopter is understood to be on its way to where the plane crashed. Read More »