Author: 0 Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Modi for their first face-to-face meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his official engagements in the USA with a meeting with the country's top CEOs in Washington on Sunday. In a change of plans, the USA and India have changed their earlier stand of no questions allowed - instead, after a joint statement is issued on their meeting , each leader will take one question selected in advance.

Author: 0 Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

The justices will hear full arguments in the October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. It would also ban Syrian refugees from entering the country. "I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive". Trump's first executive order on travel applied to travellers from the six countries as well as Iraq , and took effect immediately, causing chaos and panic at airports over the last weekend in ...

Author: 0 Trump to welcome India's prime minister to White House

Despite differences over issues such as immigration and climate change, Modi is expected to assure Trump that the U.S. has nothing to fear from India's growing economic clout. New Delhi was irked by Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord, and his claim that India had made its participation contingent on receiving billions in foreign aid.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's United Kingdom state visit has not been canceled, insists Boris Johnson

Lib Dem chief whip Alistair Carmichael is in talks with MPs from across the Commons urging them to support an amendment to the Queen's Speech meant to force the Government to modify its Brexit plans. In remarks on Wednesday, May said that the initial support on the ground following last week's massive blaze was "not good enough". British businesses generally welcomed the prime minister's softer rhetoric, while calling for her to provide more detail on her plans.

Global Emmanuel Macron's party set for big French election win
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron's party set for big French election win

With 46 per cent of votes counted from yesterday's balloting, the interior ministry said En Marche had more than 26 per cent of votes. "It is neither healthy nor desirable for a president who gathered only 24 percent of the vote in the first round of the presidentials and who was elected in the second round only by the rejection of the extreme right should benefit from a monopoly of national representation", said Socialist Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis as results flowed in.

Author: 0 North Korea Declares Itself 'Biggest Victim' In Otto Warmbier's Death

United States doctors who traveled to check on the student's health confirmed that Pyongyang had "provided him with medical treatment and brought him back [to life, as his] heart was almost stopped", the official added. Mr Warmbier was traveling in North Korea with a tour group, and was arrested at Pyongyang airport as he was about to leave. The University of DE is cutting ties with a part-time professor who provoked a controversial firestorm for saying North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier ...

Global By keeping U.S. focus on IS, Trump risks wider Syria war
Author: 0 By keeping U.S. focus on IS, Trump risks wider Syria war

In response, the U.S. Central Command issued its own statement , saying the Syrian aircraft was shot down "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces". "From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria, any airborne objects found west of the Euphrates River, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles belonging to the worldwide coalition, tracked by means of Russian land and air anti-aircraft defense, will be considered air targets", CNN ...

Global Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case

In the Wisconsin case, a federal court found the GOP-drawn districts unconstitutional in November, saying they unfairly reduced the influence of Democratic voters to the point they violated the First Amendment and equal rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Global First cargo of U.S. shale gas to arrive next month
Author: 0 First cargo of U.S. shale gas to arrive next month

Lietuvos Energija CEO Dalius Misiunas noted among other things that USA natural gas suppliers' increased scope of gas supply to the global market contributed to the "competitiveness of Lithuania" and was beneficial for natural gas consumers seeking to reduce energy expenses.

Global Trump blasts Russian Federation probes, says Clinton 'colluded' with Dems to bury Sanders
Author: 0 Trump blasts Russian Federation probes, says Clinton 'colluded' with Dems to bury Sanders

It was collusion between far more nefarious enemies: Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee . There is no collusion & no obstruction. "Focus on them , not T!" Trump also criticized Obama in an interview that was broadcast on "Fox and Friends" on Sunday. At a time when there is lots of talk about possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, the commander in chief took to Twitter to accuse someone else of collusion: Hillary Clinton .

Global Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans
Author: 0 Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans

The 32 members of the North Korean team performed a taekwondo exhibition at the opening ceremony of the championship on Saturday, but the ITF canceled a press conference with North Korean officials. The missile is considered as a key component to the so-called "kill chain" preemptive strike capability the South is pursuing to cope with the North's growing nuclear and missile threat.

Global Supreme Court rules in favor of Missouri church in playground case
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules in favor of Missouri church in playground case

While the church ranked fifth out of 44 applicants, the state denied the grant, citing the Missouri state constitution's establishment clause, generally referred to as "separation of church and state". Equal treatment of a religious organization in a program that provides only secular benefits, like a partial reimbursement grant for playground surfacing, isn't a government endorsement of religion.

Global Trudeau to appear at Sunday's Pride parade in Toronto
Author: 0 Trudeau to appear at Sunday's Pride parade in Toronto

Trudeau, a member of the Liberal Party, has pushed themes of tolerance and multiculturalism since becoming prime minister in November 2015, publicly embracing issues such as Syrian refugees while other world leaders shied away from him. He said he has mixed feelings about the decision to bar the police. But police support isn't meaningful "if not all of us are supported", he said. Toronto Mayor John Tory, another VIP parade participant, said he was confident a solution could be found to the ...

Author: 0 Shut down Al Jazeera, sever ties with Iran and 12 other demands

After these countries had cut their ties with Qatar earlier this month , Turkey reportedly stepped in with aid for Qatar. With regard to Iran, Qatar is being told to deport any and all members of the country's Revolutionary Guard and limit commercial interactions to those that comply with USA mandates.

Global Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city
Author: 0 Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Survivors told local media the boat appeared to be overloaded and before it went down they heard a loud crunching sound and numerous passengers were not provided with life vests. However, the publication added that a rescue operation is now underway. Vessels nearby rushed to the area as the boat, which was reportedly over capacity, sank.

Global Chuck Schumer Mocks Trump After Cabinet Meeting
Author: 0 Chuck Schumer Mocks Trump After Cabinet Meeting

The rosy picture of Trump's progress so far largely masked the hurdles the President has faced in executing his agenda, including distractions from the Russian Federation probe and differences among his own party. Vice President Mike Pence described it as the "greatest privilege of my life, sincerely, as vice president to a president who's keeping his word to the American people".

Global Mirwaiz to lead Eid prayers at Eidgah
Author: 0 Mirwaiz to lead Eid prayers at Eidgah

Stone pelting by protesters against security forces was reported from Anathnag while clashes were reported from various places in the valley soon after Eid prayers. In the wake of lynching of a senior police officer outside the Jamia Masjid here, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday issued an advisory Sunday asking all security personnel to avoid offering Eid prayers in public places and only do so at "protected places".

Global Tributes paid to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl
Author: 0 Tributes paid to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush said Kohl was one of the greatest leaders in post-war Germany and he and his wife mourned the loss of the " true friend of freedom ". "Believe me, Helmut Kohl will never become chancellor ", proclaimed his arch-rival among conservatives, Bavarian Premier Franz Josef Strauss, after Kohl lost the 1976 election, "At the age of 90, he'll write his memoirs, Forty Years as a Chancellor Candidate".

Author: 0 Trump hosts India's Modi to discuss enhancing security, economic cooperation

Modi and Trump would spend several hours together in various settings including one-on-one and delegation-level meetings , a reception and a working dinner. Today, on the second day of his U.S. visit, PM Modi will meet President Donald Trump and discuss the important issues such as H1B visas. He said the world is now focused on India's economy, especially in areas like manufacturing, trade, commerce, and people-to-people contact, due to a young population and a rising middle-class.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia arrests woman, four others over aborted attack on Grand Mosque

He died in the explosion and police arrested five other people, according to the interior ministry's statement. The Saudi interior ministry announced the forces arrested five members of the terror cell, including a woman, but it did not reveal their identities to preserve the secrecy of the investigation.

Global Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire: United Kingdom government
Author: 0 Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire: United Kingdom government

Camden's local council chose to evacuate the hundreds of households due to safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in Grenfell Tower. She gave assurances "immediate action" would be taken by councils in areas were tower blocks failed safety tests. The towers declared unsafe so far are in Manchester, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as Norwich, Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees and Plymouth.

Author: 0 A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

Sen. Susan Collins of ME said it would be "very difficult" for President Trump and GOP leaders to get her support this week for the Senate's health care bill. "But I think they're going to get there", Trump said of Republican Senate leaders. On Thursday, the Senate unveiled its bill, but leaders cautioned that it's just a draft and will likely change before the chamber votes on the legislation.

Author: 0 Qatar demands hard to meet

Later, the Maldives, Mauritius, and Mauritania also announced the severance of diplomatic relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodan on Sunday also backed Qatar's response and said calls to shut down a Turkish military base there were disrespectful.

Global Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban
Author: 0 Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours being cleared by courts. Rath said political watchers should be careful about jumping to conclusions on a potential Kennedy replacement or even regarding newly minted Justice Neil Gorsuch , because no one knows for sure how they'll decide.

Global 76ers focused on extending Joel Embiid
Author: 0 76ers focused on extending Joel Embiid

Embiid showed promise in his first National Basketball Association action last season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.1 assists, but was limited to 31 games due to a meniscus tear in his left knee. If he's the prophet he claims to be, the Lakers are going to be back in title contention far sooner than most people would like. The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No.

Author: 0 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration in Newcastle

Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the auto that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Center , Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. Video recordings taken in the aftermath of the crash showed people running towards the scene as police sirens wailed in the background, reported The Sunday Express.

Global New details on first United States jet shoot down in 15 years
Author: 0 New details on first United States jet shoot down in 15 years

The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 shoot-down, when a U.S. F-15 destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near USA -backed local forces. The US military said it will work on de-escalating the situation, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. saying on Monday that the United States will work diplomatically and militarily "to re-establish de-confliction", but the Russian side seems seriously irked.

Author: 0 What the Health-Care Vote Means for the Midterm Elections

But he said "it's going to be very hard to get me to a "yes" on the bill. That could add Heller's name to Trump's call list. Menendez said that the wealthiest Americans will get a tax cut under the Senate legislation, paid for by "taking health care away from those who need it most ".

Author: 0 Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russian Federation, again

Senior Democrats support # President Trump's assertion that former President Barack Obama did little to stop Russian Federation from meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election . they have zero "tapes" of T (Trump) people colluding". Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president , said Sunday that there was no evidence that Russian Federation colluded with the Trump campaign, adding that because "the never-ending Russian Federation discussion" had shifted to ...

Global Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul
Author: 0 Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

Glenda Hatchett, a lawyer who represented Valerie Castile , said her son had suffered a "tragic, tragic needless death". "And we must truly confront racism and racial injustice in every facet of our society", she said. Prosecutor John Choi said the acquittal was painful, but that the verdict "must be respected". "Because if the government can take your life and no one is held responsible, you are a second-class citizen, if not fully dehumanized in the eyes of the law", she said.

Author: 0 Brussels train station terror bomber identified by cops

Meanwhile, Belgian media reported that the assailant lived in the largely immigrant Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek , a home and transit point for a number jihadis who carried out terror attacks in Brussels and Paris a year ago. The suspected perpetrator was gunned down by soldiers nearly immediately after the explosion, ANP reports. After the incident, which took place at about 8.30pm on Tuesday, the station and the nearby historic downtown area, including the Grand Place, were partly ...

Author: 0 Minnesota Releases Video of Philando Castile Shooting

At the time, Castile was sitting in his auto with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her 4-year-old daughter. Yanez fired his gun only a few seconds after Castile calmly informed the officer that he had a registered gun in the auto.

Global South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions
Author: 0 South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions

South Korea has also developed a cruise missile family dubbed Hyunmoo-3 resembling U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile, the 3C variant of which have been test fired for a 1,500 km range. "President Moon's visit to the Agency for Defense Development today sends a stern warning about North Korea's series of recent provocations". On Friday, a spokesman of the North's Foreign Ministry issued a statement denying that Warmbier had been abused or tortured.

Global Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts
Author: 0 Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

Seattle police have released video connected to the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment. The issue of lack of accountability among law enforcement officers also has its roots outside the actual police departments. "Our historic police reforms, from de-escalation training to civilian-monitored force review, are in place to address such crises", he said.

Author: 0 Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in 2015. The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request seeking to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked by lower courts.

Author: 0 Teen hurt after dropping from ride at Six Flags

On Sunday, park officials noted they won't be running the gondola ride despite the fact that it is cleared for operation. Lent said the other passenger in the two-person vehicle was telling the crowd that the girl couldn't breath because her head was stuck and the bar was choking her.

Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal 'imminent' as Foster and May resume talks

A deal would allow May to pass legislation with the backing of the DUP in the 650-seat parliament, and stay in power as she attempts to negotiate Britain's exit from the European Union. "We welcome this new financial support of £1bn in the next two years as well as providing new flexibilities on nearly £500m previously committed to Northern Ireland".

Author: 0 Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was among those who joined the signing. One controversial aspect of the executive order is the fact that Trump does not require apprenticeship programs to be registered with the DOL, which now sets program parameters and certifies them to make sure they're in compliance and provide quality training and education.

Author: 0 Reports of an air tanker crash in Portugal appear to be false

The Canadair plane is said to have come down in Pedrogao Grande, where dozens were killed on Saturday. Victor Vaz Pinto, commander of the civil protection agency, said a helicopter had been sent out to search for the aircraft reported to have crashed but had found nothing.

Global Chicago Woman Asked To Leave LGBT March Because Of Jewish Flag
Author: 0 Chicago Woman Asked To Leave LGBT March Because Of Jewish Flag

Some folks say they are Jewish Pride flags. Chicago's Dyke March is attended by roughly 1,500 individuals. Jewish Pride flags - with a Star of David in the center of the rainbow flag - are a common sight at Pride events around the world, so the members were likely not trying to cause a scene when they brought them to the march.

Global White House adviser Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics'
Author: 0 White House adviser Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics'

I prefer to think of it as an informercial. "I'm slightly biased but definitely an A", Trump said. He did something that no one could have imagined he'd be able to accomplish. "Well", said Trump, "it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that". She said it's actually a positive to bring differing viewpoints to the table. She also denied any involvement in the Us Weekly article that came out saying that she and her father disagreed on his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Global Modi arrives in US
Author: 0 Modi arrives in US

Israel and India are strengthening ties and will establish a joint innovation, research, and development fund ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Jewish state next week, the first by a sitting Indian prime minister.

Author: 0 "Indian-Americans have enriched American art and culture", says congressman Schweikert

Trump's protectionist instincts, however, are at odds with India's efforts to boost exports and encourage Western manufacturers to " Make In India " - a flagship Modi scheme. On whether the contentious H-1B visa issue would come up for discussion during the meeting, a senior administration official said it was unlikely to be raised from the United States side but if raised by the Indian side, the Americans were ready for it.

Global Unlock protected sectors of Indian economy: US congressmen to Trump
Author: 0 Unlock protected sectors of Indian economy: US congressmen to Trump

Strongly rejecting Trump's contention, India had asserted it signed the Paris agreement not under duress or for lure of money but due to its commitment to protect environment. Were really seeking to roll out the red carpet. The CEOs, on their part, lauded Modi's initiatives like demonetisation and digitisation of the economy and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ).

Global Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement
Author: 0 Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

It is being built for the roughly 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona earlier this year after Israel's high court ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land. "They are a unsafe actor who has no care for the Palestinians, no care for the Israelis, and they are determined to destroy everything in their path", Haley said.

Global Landslide buries mountain village in south-west China, fears for 100 people
Author: 0 Landslide buries mountain village in south-west China, fears for 100 people

The landslide fell from "a high part of a mountain" nearby, the agency reports. It wasn't clear if the rescue efforts had been suspended. Eighteen million cubic meters of debris - enough to fill 7,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools - slid 1,250 meters downhill at a 55- to 60-degree angle straight at the village, said Pei Xiangjun, a geological disaster expert at the Ministry of Land and Resources.

Global Russian Federation recalls ambassador at center of collusion allegations against Trump campaign
Author: 0 Russian Federation recalls ambassador at center of collusion allegations against Trump campaign

The U.S. intelligence community concluded in January that Mr. Putin interfered in last year's White House race by using state-sponsored hackers and his government-funded propaganda apparatus to damage the campaign of Mr. The Post reported in March that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions also held undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador . Sergey Kislyak is expected to step down as ambassador and return to Moscow soon.

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