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PM Modi affirms India's commitment to protecting climate

Trump earlier in the day said the USA was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal, agreed by more than 190 nations. In addition to those four subpoenas, the committee issued three others — to the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA — for information about requests that government officials made to unmask the identities of US individuals named in classified intelligence reports. Read More »

United Kingdom police in bomb probe cordon off area in Manchester

Police are still unsure how and when he acquired the parts to make the bomb, and do not yet know why Abedi went to an address at the Banff Road area in Rusholme, or who he spoke to there. This is why we are tracking his movements so carefully. Officers have examined his movements on CCTV and other interactions he had with people as well as phone calls he made. Read More »

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019

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Three Mile Island is among a group of nuclear plants that Exelon and other reactor owners have said are no longer profitable because their age makes them more expensive to operate, and because competition is reducing revenue. More than 2,000 highly skilled construction workers, many from local building trades unions and from unions across the state of Pennsylvania, travelled to Montgomery County, filling nearby hotels to capacity and increasing foot traffic in restaurants and shops, to ... Read More »

Illegal transfers: Lt. Col., middleman sent to CBI custody

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The fifth name in the FIR is of Brigadier S.K. Grover, DDG Personnel, but his name has not been included in the list of accused. Moni had assured that he would help in getting Subhas transferred through one of the senior officers in the army headquarters against payment of illegal gratification. Read More »

China vows to stick to Paris pact

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The U.S. alone can not foot expenses and provide security cover to the continent is his argument. Unlike our last president, Trump does not seem to care about world public opinion, following the usual protocols or kissing up to other world leaders. Read More »

Indian-American Ananya wins US National Spelling Bee contest

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This was Ananya's second time competing nationally. The spelling battle between Ananya and Rohan lasted for almost 20 rounds. "It's like a dream come true, I'm so happy right now", she said after she was handed the trophy. "It was kind of intense", she said of 21 rounds of head-to-head contest with Rohan Rajeev , speller 235 and an Oklahoma eighth grader in his first Bee. Read More »

Sri Lanka flood situation worsens, Indian Navy joins rescue mission

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Sri Lanka Airforce and the Navy are working to provide relief to people stranded by floods with helicopters and boats deployed, an official has said. Although the rains have subsided, local authorities issued new evacuation orders for people living downstream of two major rivers, citing the risk of flooding . Read More »

Ceasefire violation in 2 sectors in Poonch, 2 injured

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Since 1989, Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan. The Indian military has so far not commented on the latest clash that is said to have taken place at Tattapani sector along the LoC. The clashes previous year came after renewed unrest in Kashmir over the death of a top militant commander. Read More »

18 killed in bombings at funeral in Kabul

At least 20 have been killed in three explosions in a cemetery at the funeral of a protester in Afghani capital, Kabul . The protests come as President Trump is reviewing his Afghan policy amid a push by some members of his administration to send more troops to Afghanistan for fighting the Taliban and other militant groups. Read More »

Indian PM, French leader talk climate in Paris

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Earlier, addressing the event, the Prime Minister said, "India is a responsible nation with regard to climate change.We can milk the nature". The Prime Minister, after holding wide-ranging talks with the French President, said that Paris Agreement reflects "our duty towards protecting the Earth and our natural resources". Read More »

Macron says long handshake with Trump was "not innocent"

A combination of pictures shows (from L-R), Belgium's King Philipe, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump who shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron . "One must show that we won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones", Macron said. " Donald Trump , the Turkish president or the Russian president see relationships in terms of a balance of power". Read More »

Pakistani president condemns bombing in Kabul

The Afghan National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's spy agency , has attributed Wednesday's attack to the Pakistan-based Haqqani network and claimed it was directly aided by the ISI. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, told Al Jazeera that the group was not involved in the attack. The Taliban has denied responsibility for the blast, and ISIS has remained silent on the issue. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Asked World Leaders To Call Him On His Cellphone

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama was barred from using an iPhone because of security concerns as recently as a year ago and instead used his more secure government-issued Blackberry. "I think it's a really bad idea", said Matthew Green, who teaches at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute and previously served as senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories. Read More »

From landslide to upset defeat - scenarios for May's United Kingdom election

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Both leaders dodged some awkward questions: Mr Corbyn on whether he would order the killing of a terrorist threatening an attack on the United Kingdom, and Mrs May on the Conservatives' social care policy. Mr Corbyn said there was a period of silence for "everyone who died in Northern Ireland" at the 1987 event. "We won't start the negotiations with megaphone diplomacy, threatening Europe with some kind of offshore tax haven on the shores of Europe", he said in a dig at May's efforts to ... Read More »

Kabul: Triple blasts hit funeral ceremony, 6 killed

Ezadyar was the son of Alam Ezadyar, the first deputy of the upper house of Afghanistan's Parliament. An Afghan official says explosions in Kabul have killed at least four people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament. Read More »

House Russia probe plagued by unrest

That veteran knowledge of intelligence practices seemed to escape Nunes, however, when he pushed the premise that the intel community acted shady toward Trump campaign officials. Sometimes, they pick up communications involving USA individuals or organizations. "That does strike me as out of the ordinary", Matthew Olsen, the former general counsel for the National Security Agency said on Thursday, referring to Nunes' subpoenas. Read More »

UN extends North Korea sanctions in 'clear message' to Pyongyang

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For his part Mattis on Saturday pledged the U.S. would stay engaged on North Korea , calling Kim Jong Un regime's missile program "a clear and present danger". Russia chose to support the measure despite Kremlin anger over Washington's move to impose United States sanctions on two Russian firms that do business with North Korea. Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

The New York Times reported the news with the headline, "Gay Lawmaker, Leo Varadkar , Is in Line to Be Ireland's Prime Minister". Mr Varadkar said he accepted his win with humility and would set about making the party more democratic and more inclusive. Read More »

Kabul protest that left several dead enters second day

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Abdullah called for an investigation into how the attackers were able to get so close to a funeral attended by senior government officials, just days after a massive truck bomb killed 90 people in one of the most heavily guarded areas of the capital. Read More »

With Shares Trading up at $50.90 (DAL) Delta Reports Financial and Operating…

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Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc . Montgomery Investment Management Inc. now owns 40,200 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $1,581,000 after buying an additional 19,520 shares in the last quarter. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Bernstein on Monday, February 6. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam , Atlanta , Boston , Detroit , Los Angeles , Minneapolis/St. Read More »

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

Prime Minister Modi had also called up Macron to congratulate him on his poll victory and said he looked forward to work with him to further deepen the bilateral ties. He said terrorism is visible and it affects entire world, including France and India. He said the whole world must realise that this is an issue that concerns humanity and only then terrorism be curbed. Read More »

Ariana Grande visits injured fans at Manchester hospital

American singer Ariana Grande surprised her fans who were injured in the Manchester blast at her concert, as she paid them a visit at the hospitals where they are admitted, and she returned to Manchester as she has promised in her open letter on her social media accounts. Read More »

Protests in NYC, across US demand Trump-Russia investigation

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At least 5,000 people were expected to join the Washington event, which began at 11.00 a.m. Rallies are scheduled in major US cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco, as well as cities around the world like London, Brussels, and Munich. Read More »

Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

The Labour leader - who has vowed to raise income tax for those earning over £80,000 a year and restore the corporation tax rate to 26% - was taken to task by a small business owner with five employees who pointed out that the Conservatives were offering him a rate of just 17% in business tax which would help his firm grow. Read More »