• USA urges Qatar and Saudi-led group to 'lower rhetoric'
USA urges Qatar and Saudi-led group to 'lower rhetoric'

Heather Nauert, the State Department spokesperson, told reporters that "some of [the demands] will be hard for Qatar to incorporate and to try to adhere to". "We are mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the public, nor to the Qataris, the details about the claims that they are making toward Qatar ".

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  • Trump says US-India relationship never better
Trump says US-India relationship never better

Trump said both nations are "determined" to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them. "Moreover, we ended on positives on counter terrorism, especially Pakistan and also the way that we concur our views on China and Indo-Pacific construct overall".

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  • Facing revolt on healthcare bill, US Senate Republicans delay vote
Facing revolt on healthcare bill, US Senate Republicans delay vote

US President Donald Trump invited Senate Republicans to the White House for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. "We're going to press on". Senate GOP leadership on Tuesday made a decision to delay a vote to advance the legislation until after the July 4 recess.

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  • US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute
US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute

Saudi Arabia reiterated Tuesday that its demands on Qatar were not negotiable, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with the Qatari foreign minister on the Gulf states crisis. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the demands as being "against global law", while Sigmar Gabriel , Germany's foreign minister, has ...

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  • India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghanistan
India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghanistan

In a rare gesture Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed to the White House by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump , making him the first world leader to be hosted at the White House. "I believe she has accepted", Mr Trump said after PM Modi also extended an invitation to the President and his family to visit India. Tru...

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  • Crude Oil Price Falls to Seven-month Low on Global Oversupply
Crude Oil Price Falls to Seven-month Low on Global Oversupply

About a half hour before the start of trading in NY, the price for Brent crude oil was up 0.35 percent to $46.18 per barrel. US oil production has been rising quickly this year, feeding the global glut. "A number of producers - notably Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation - aggressively ramped up output in the run-up to the deal, fast-tr...

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  • Supreme Court upholds offensive trademarks as form of free speech
Supreme Court upholds offensive trademarks as form of free speech

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning the registration of disparaging trademarks Monday, finding the law violates the First Amendment's free speech clause. The case is now in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, pending the Supreme Court's decision in the Slants case. On Monday morning, the Supreme Cour...

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  • Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption
Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

The charges need to be approved by two-thirds of Brazil's chamber of deputies to proceed. If that happens, one of Temer's closest allies, lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia would become interim president. JBS executives have been implicated in Operation Car Wash, the vast investigation into corruption at state oil giant Petrobras . As a...

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  • Philippine hostages forced into looting, sexual slavery by IS-linked militants
Philippine hostages forced into looting, sexual slavery by IS-linked militants

The protracted seizure has anxious the region about the extent the Islamic State's agenda may have gained traction in the southern Philippines, which is more used to banditry, piracy and separatism than radical Islam. Zia Alonto Adiong, an aid worker whose own ancestral Marawi home was destroyed in a military air strike last week, said he had s...

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  • Decomposed bodies retrieved by military in Marawi City
Decomposed bodies retrieved by military in Marawi City

Continuing clashes between the Philippine security forces and the jihadists in Marawi City on the island of Mindanao have caused the deaths of 70 government troops, 27 civilians, and 290 terrorists. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the "humanitarian pause" in military assaults will take effect at 6 a.m. Sunday in predomin...

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  • New wave of cyber attack sweeps globe, links found to Wannacry
New wave of cyber attack sweeps globe, links found to Wannacry

Through this technique, hackers hold your computer hostage by encrypting nearly all the data on your device until you pay the ransom amount asked by the hacker. A Cadbury chocolate factory in Australia was hit by the virus. IDSC advised both insitutions and individuals using PC systems to make sure they are installing the latest Windows update cr...

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  • 'WannaCry'-like cyber attack sweeps globe
'WannaCry'-like cyber attack sweeps globe

Ransomware victims are always advised not to pay ransom to get their files back because it encourage the attackers. In last month more than 3,00,00 computers infected with this virus. The ransomware works by infecting computers within a network then spreading via the internet. Researchers are still figuring out exactly what happened.

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  • Warning to Syria also for Russia, Iran: Nikki Haley
Warning to Syria also for Russia, Iran: Nikki Haley

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP the strikes killed 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists in Mayadeen, a large town in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. "We have observed activities at Shayrat Air Base that suggest possible intent by the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons again", another Pentagon spokesman, Adrian Rankine-Galloway, to...

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  • Trial date set for California suit against Cosby
Trial date set for California suit against Cosby

The California lawsuit is one of 10 Cosby is now facing, including three sexual battery or defamation cases in California and seven defamation cases in MA. Though the statute of limitations on Huth's case ran out long ago, she was able to file in 2014 because she was a minor at the time of the alleged assault.

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  • Sen. Corker to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar
Sen. Corker to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

Iran and Turkey have backed Qatar in the crisis, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling the demands an attack on the gas-rich nation's sovereignty and against global law. When asked what will happen if the demands are not fulfilled, al-Jubeir said, "We stay where we are". "Just like the presence of other foreign military b...

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  • S. Korea's Moon heads to United States as North threat grows
S. Korea's Moon heads to United States as North threat grows

Moon's latest outreach to Pyongyang came as a 36-member demonstration team from the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), which included 32 North Korean nationals, touched down at Gimpo International Airport last Friday to participate in the World Taekwondo's (formerly World Taekwondo Federation) World Taekwondo Championships.

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  • Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis
Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis

Prison authorities said Liu was under the care of "eight renowned Chinese oncologists" at a hospital in Shenyang city, the capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning. The global community has been calling for his release for years. Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his l...

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  • New Zealand wins the America's Cup after 17 years
New Zealand wins the America's Cup after 17 years

Redemption was sweet and emphatic as Emirates Team New Zealand trounced holder Oracle Team USA to regain the America's Cup on Bermuda's Great Sound. "We finally realized how exhausted we were and how most of us didn't really have that much energy to carry on", Burling said on Tuesday at his headquarters in Bermuda's historic Dockyard.

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  • Iran Warns US Against 'Dangerous Escalation' In Syria Over 'Fake Pretext'
Iran Warns US Against 'Dangerous Escalation' In Syria Over 'Fake Pretext'

The attack on April 4 was reportedly the third chemical attack by the Syrian regime in a little over a week. The US has fired dozens of cruise missiles at Syria in revenge for a chemical weapons attack - despite a warning from Russian Federation not to get involved.

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  • Top court allows Trump travel ban
Top court allows Trump travel ban

For those unversed in Supreme Court-speak, this means that the Court upheld parts of the travel ban - or at least reserved those questions for later - while leaving some of the lower courts' hold on enforcement of the travel ban in place.

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