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ICCI asks govt to resolve Qatar and Gulf countries standoff

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Qatar was accused of trying to sabotage a Saudi-led initiative by working with Houthis. Qatar Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but barring it from Gulf states' airspace threatens its position as a major transcontinental carrier, experts say. Read More »

After the ISIS war, a US-Russia collision?

The repeated incidents in the vicinity of the Tanf camp, where US forces train and advise local ground forces in the fight against IS, add to soaring regional tensions that could spiral out of control just as the fight against the extremists enters a crucial phase, with USA -backed forces pushing into the group's de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa . Read More »

S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

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A second US official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. A spokesman for the regime called the belief that North Korea tortured him "groundless", said that Pyongyang itself was the target of a "smear campaign", and that it had acted in a "humanitarian" fashion and so was the real "victim". Read More »

Modi launches India-Portugal Intl Startup Hub in Lisbon

The official spoke to reporters in advance of US President Donald Trump's first meeting with PM Narendra Modi tomorrow, a White House visit that will include one-on-one talks and a working dinner. PM Modi's two-day visit to Washington begins tomorrow. We are celebrating 70 years of the establishment of Indo-Dutch diplomatic relations this year. Read More »

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Complying would bring Qatar's policies in line with the regional vision of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's biggest economy and gatekeeper of Qatar's only land border. "We remain committed to doing journalism", he said. "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 »

Donald Trump Takes Victory Lap In Iowa After GOP's Georgia Win

Jaffe supports Medicare-for-All, one big issue that Pelosi has come under fire over by her constituents. Republicans - including President Donald Trump - have professed their glee that she's still minority leader. "Just think about what a unified American nation could achieve", the President said . Some users on both sides of the political spectrum were in agreement that fresh leadership is needed in the party. Read More »

Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks

Until now, public attention has been focused on external cladding material that is widely used to provide insulation and enhance the appearance of buildings. Bob O'Toole from the residents' association said he had only been told about the evacuation about an hour earlier, adding: We want to keep the residents safe - we don't want any more disasters. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind's nation-wide tour starts on June 25

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BJP's National Vice President Shyam Jaju told ANI that "today the Opposition seems a divided house as many opposition parties have extended support to Ram Nath Kovind ". "Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party", the former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha - who is nearly certain to be the next president - said. Read More »

Shells from Syria land in Golan Heights, no injuries

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Israel has repeatedly said it would not intervene in the internal fighting in Syria, but is widely believed to have been carrying out airstrikes at Syria's weapons shipments and providing medical treatment to hundreds of wounded Syrians reaching the borders. Read More »

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

A statement said that remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network. The BBC said lawmakers were unable to access their emails away from Westminster due to the steps being taken to manage the issue. It was not immediately clear how many people were affected or what the extent of the damage was. "It is not at all surprising that there should be an attempt to hack into parliamentary emails and it is a warning to everybody, whether they are in Parliament or ... Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

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By fielding Meira Kumar rather than Shinde, who is from Maharashtra, the Congress party has made things more hard for Nitish Kumar . Under the current political climate, Meira Kumar can achieve strategic political goals much better than Shinde. Read More »

PM Modi arrives in Portugal on first leg of three-nation visit

PM Modi will then head to the United States later tonight where he would hold a series of meetings with President Donald Trump . The Trump administration has said that if the Indian side raises the contentious H-1B visa issue during President Donald Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the Americans were ready to respond. Read More »

Republican Handel thanks Trump after winning Georgia race

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Canberra temporarily halted flights on Tuesday after a spike in tensions between the United States and Russian Federation, which warned it would track coalition aircraft in Syria as potential "targets". -led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets. Weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian military forces to Syria in September 2015 to prop up the regime of President Bashar Assad, Russia and the USA signed a memorandum on preventing ... Read More »

Facebook to launch new app aimed at video creators later this year

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Mentions is where Facebook first released Facebook Live back in August 2015 and it provides a lighter version of Facebook with a Following tab, a Trending tab, and a Mentions tab. Pressing the tab, which resembles a play button, brings up "an endless stream" of Facebook videos, from pages users follow and videos liked or shared by friends. Read More »

How networks are handling the audio only White House press briefings

While some voices at conservative media outlets have criticised the sketch session, CNN is arguing that it "did serve a journalistic objective, in the same way that courtroom sketches do". CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta blasted the off-camera briefings on Monday, calling Spicer "useless". Over the last several months, the relationship between the press and the White House has curdled as the Trump administration has curtailed press briefings and held fewer on-the-record sessions. Read More »

Russian warships fire missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria

Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh (banned in Russia ) targets in Syria , the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for these attacks but senior Iranian officials pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic's biggest regional rival. Read More »

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

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Earlier this month, two North Korean sailors, who were rescued by the South after drifting in the East Sea, also expressed their wish to defect. In March, Jang reportedly said in Japan that there was no reason for the North to stay away from the Olympics, but that the games would be hosted by South Korea. Read More »

MI airport attacker failed to buy a gun

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Amor Ftouhi appeared in federal court to hear the charges against him. The suspect in the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint airport in MI on Wednesday had reportedly attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, but had failed a background check from the U.S.' National Instant Criminal Background Check System due to not being an American citizen, according to CNN . Read More »

J&K: CRPF vehicle attacked, one SI killed, 2 personnel injured

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Sources said the terrorists ran towards a school after the attack. The CRPF personnel, part of road opening deployment, were sitting inside their vehicle at Pantha chowk bypass along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway when, around 1750 hours, militants carried out the attack. Read More »