• Trump, India's Modi to meet Monday in Washington
Trump, India's Modi to meet Monday in Washington

He said that through technology-driven governance, a modern India is being created. Terrorism is also expected to be discussed at the meeting. Modi said not a single country questioned India's move to conduct surgical strikes. "We are really seeking to roll out the red carpet", said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "The meeti...

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  • Local Governments Band Together to Fight Climate Change
Local Governments Band Together to Fight Climate Change

Environment ministers and officials met in a luxury hotel, sitting around a table covered in lush grass, to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti voiced his hope a future dialogue with the USA could still develop in the near future. Global emissions...

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  • Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care
Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised". "We have a very good plan", Trump said in an interview broadcast in the U.S. on Sunday. Senate Republicans just released a draft last Thursday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch M...

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  • Hopes low for missing landslide victims
Hopes low for missing landslide victims

Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies and are still searching for 93 other people, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China . Xinhua said there were "risks of a secondary landslide". "It's so hard to imagine something like that happening when you're sleeping quietly and peacefully in your own bed...

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  • Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings
Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

In another complication, Iran on Sunday launched ballistic missile strikes at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria , the first time it has carried out such an action. They said hundreds of troops with dozens of armoured vehicles including tanks had surged into the Bir Qassab some 75 km (45 miles) southeast of Damascus towards the Badia regio...

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  • GOP Senators Lay Out Demands on Health Bill
GOP Senators Lay Out Demands on Health Bill

President Donald Trump , according to news accounts, described the health care bill passed last month by the House as "mean". And Senate Republicans say their plan attempts only to slow the growth of Medicaid , not de-fund it. As early as Thursday, the Senate will take a momentous vote to repeal the health law, and for Republicans from s...

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  • Indian PM Modi Leaves Portugal to Meet Trump
Indian PM Modi Leaves Portugal to Meet Trump

This probably means more than his vocal criticism of India for only participating in the Paris climate accord, where he said , "India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries".

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  • Muslims flock to Moscow's cathedral mosque for Eid prayer
Muslims flock to Moscow's cathedral mosque for Eid prayer

This year's Eid comes amid ongoing crises in the Middle East - the civil war in Syria, the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar - but the celebrations mark a time when communities within the Muslim world come together. Heavy downpour in the early hours of Sunday prevented teeming Muslim faithful in Bauchi metropolis from performing congregation ...

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  • Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet
Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Ties between Israel and India are on a "constant upswing", the Israeli premier said. In his conference with US business honchos, Prime Minister Modi stressed that the whole world is looking at India today adding that growth for New Delhi also presents a win-win partnership for the United States.

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  • Gorakhpur gears up for Eid-al-Fitr
Gorakhpur gears up for Eid-al-Fitr

AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP A Palestinian boy holds a balloon as Muslims gather for the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, June 25, 2017. Eid-ul-Fitr literally translates into the 'festival of breaking the fast' . This is because the Islamic calendar - known as the Umm al-Qur...

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  • European Union says UK's offer for European Union citizens post Brexit not good enough
European Union says UK's offer for European Union citizens post Brexit not good enough

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was among the most sceptical, wary of getting a nasty "cat-in-the-bag" surprise. She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in global law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal.

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  • Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill
Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill

The proposed caps and cuts to Medicaid contained in the Republican bill , said ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling, would "greatly reduce access to medical care and home and community-based service for elderly and disabled Americans who will either die or be forced into institutions".

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  • Clashes erupt in village of Palestinians killed by Israeli police
Clashes erupt in village of Palestinians killed by Israeli police

Hours after the attack, the group announced that "soldiers of the caliphate" had launched the "blessed operation. on a gathering of Jews" and said it would attack again. - were shot and killed by police in Jerusalem. But Hamas , the militant Islamist group that runs the Gaza strip, rejected the claim, saying that the attackers had come from am...

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  • RJD Leader Says Nitish Betrayed Grand Alliance by Supporting NDA Candidate
RJD Leader Says Nitish Betrayed Grand Alliance by Supporting NDA Candidate

A lawyer and a former diplomat, she was the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha. NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post. The trigger could be from the remarks made by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Kovind's candidature saying, "The Office of the...

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  • North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case
North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case

When asked about Otto Warmbier, the American student who recently died after being released from North Korea, Rodman's agent said, "I know being there had something to do with [Otto's release]". Otto's relatives claimed that he had been in a coma since shortly after March 2016, when he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor after being accused of t...

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  • N.Korea conducts rocket engine test
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test

The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile trials this year, could be for the smallest stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocket engine, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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  • This week in history: Two 50th anniversary Supreme Court milestones
This week in history: Two 50th anniversary Supreme Court milestones

After a long legal battle, the US Supreme Court overturned all state laws restricting marriage on the basis of race. The Lovings married in 1958 in Washington D.C. The Lovings' other lawyer, Phillip Hirschkop, declared anti-miscegenation laws "the most odious laws to come before the court", clearly created to institutionalize the grossest...

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  • New Sports Minister Wants Inter-Korean Women's Ice Hockey Team
New Sports Minister Wants Inter-Korean Women's Ice Hockey Team

The complex, opened in 2014, offers 70 miles of slopes on a 4,000-foot mountain . The complex would provide a world-class venue for outdoor events likes skiing and snowboarding. Reconciliation between North and South is a key goal of new South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The DPRK sent a demonstration team to the Taekwondo championship, mar...

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  • Victory for Ricciardo after eventful Azerbaijan GP
Victory for Ricciardo after eventful Azerbaijan GP

Sebastian Vettel has been penalised for deliberately driving into Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix . Vettel finished fourth, while Hamilton crossed the line just 0.2 seconds behind his major rival. "A 10-second penalty is not enough for driver behaviour like that", Hamilton said over the team radio. I don't th...

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  • Protesters clash with police over death of Edir Frederico Da Costa
Protesters clash with police over death of Edir Frederico Da Costa

Da Costa was in a vehicle with two other people that was stopped by police in the Newham area of east London on Thursday 15 June. Campaigners shouting "we want justice" stood in front of a line of officers at Stratford bus station, east London.

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