• Ukraine, Iran and human rights on agenda for talks with Putin: Merkel
Ukraine, Iran and human rights on agenda for talks with Putin: Merkel

Moscow/Berlin - The whirlwind that is US President Donald tearing through worldwide relations, may be forcing Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin to come together after years of confrontation. "In a world that is increasingly uncertain, we must speak particularly with hard partners like Russian Federation", he said. "So we should work on finding s...

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  • Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala
Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala

Using boats and helicopters, India's military led rescue efforts to reach people in communities cut off for days, with many trapped on roofs and upper floors, in desperate need of food and clean water. He also said schoolchildren will be provided new textbooks free of cost and the Onam exams have been postponed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ins...

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  • Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister
Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister

Imran Khan on Friday tendered a written apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last hurdle for his swearing-in. Khan, a firebrand nationalist, has promised to create millions of jobs and build world-class hospitals and school systems in the mainly-Muslim country of 208 million people.

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  • Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away
Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

He was being treated for a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. It was widely reported that he had suffered a stroke in 2009, which had largely confined him to his New Delhi residence. Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaks during a news conference in the eastern Indian university ...

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  • Donald Trump Insists He Canceled His Parade, But Blames Washington Locals
Donald Trump Insists He Canceled His Parade, But Blames Washington Locals

The official - who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that haven't been released yet - says about $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington . Trump is said to have drawn inspiration for the event from a military parade he witnessed while in France. The Pe...

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  • Inter-Korea ministerial talks focus on next summit
Inter-Korea ministerial talks focus on next summit

Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions. President Donald Trump. The outlet suggested that the talks would address the details of the planned intra-Korean summit, including the...

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  • Trump revokes security clearance from ex-CIA chief over 'erratic behaviour'
Trump revokes security clearance from ex-CIA chief over 'erratic behaviour'

Trump allowed Flynn to keep his security clearance after Yates' disclosure but later fired Flynn, citing misstatements he said Flynn made to Vice President Mike Pence. He called Mr. Trump's joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of the Helsinki summit last month " nothing short of treasonous ".

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  • French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port
French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

European Union border agency Frontex said on Monday it counted 73,500 "irregular border crossings" into the bloc so far this year via the sea and the Western Balkans route, more than 40 percent fewer than in the first seven months of 2017. However, Madrid has not repeated its offer, with a government spokeswoman saying: "At the moment, Spain is not...

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  • Kerala Floods | Indian Air Force airlifts a person in flood affected Pathanamthitta
Kerala Floods | Indian Air Force airlifts a person in flood affected Pathanamthitta

All rivers from northern district of Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram in the south are in spate. Torrential rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of flood-ravaged Kerala on Wednesday. V.J. Kurien, managing director of Cochin International Airport Limited, explained the suspension of services was necessitated by increase in level of water ...

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  • Air quality poor as wildfire smoke drifts back over Calgary
Air quality poor as wildfire smoke drifts back over Calgary

Birrell may be among those causing a small increase in the number of residents in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas showing up at hospital emergency rooms this week. Others have downloaded a new companion mobile app that quickly shows whether the air you're breathing is safe. That's what experts recommend people should do in the summer no...

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  • Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse
Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has temporarily lost some Twitter privileges over breaking the site's rules against abusive behavior. Twitter reportedly asked Jones to take the video down. But his dietary supplements are reportedly the most profitable, including products such as Brain Force Plus and The Real Red Pill Plus, which are promoted b...

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  • Vatican declines to respond to Pennsylvania's 'predator priests' report
Vatican declines to respond to Pennsylvania's 'predator priests' report

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro , there was a "systematic cover-up spanning decades by senior church leaders in Pennsylvania and the Vatican". In total, 301 priests were identified across Pennsylvania. The same priest, he said, sexually abused one of his childhood friends, who killed himself in 2009.

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  • Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win
Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win

President Trump says Steil "will be replacing a great guy in Paul Ryan , and your win in November will make the entire State of Wisconsin very proud". Before Vermont's election, only four transgender candidates had won primaries in 2018, all for house and senate seats in state legislatures, and have a general election ahead.

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  • US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal
US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

Iran has said it will restart aspects of the uranium enrichment program if the nuclear deal unravels. Johnson wrote in his article that British businesses should cut all trade ties with Iran and help the U.S. Last week the European Union's executive Commission introduced a "blocking statute" to protect European businesses from the impact of the...

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  • Meadows says Federal Bureau of Investigation made 'right' decision firing Strzok
Meadows says Federal Bureau of Investigation made 'right' decision firing Strzok

Strzok had been reassigned off counterintelligence investigations following the discovery of his messages, which included a vow to FBI attorney Lisa Page that "we'll stop" Trump from being elected, complaints about the "smell" of Trump supporters and other such comments sent in real time during the 2016 presidential race.

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  • Trump in new Omarosa tape:
Trump in new Omarosa tape: "Nobody even told me about it"

The famous room, which is located behind a locked door in the basement of the West Wing of the White House , is known to be the most secure and technologically advanced places in the US government so for Omarosa's firing to be done in the room indicates those involved wanted it to be under wraps.

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  • Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina
Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina

The move was also condemned by Amnesty International, which said Argentina had squandered an historic opportunity. Many women in Argentina use misoprostol to end first-trimester pregnancies. "They don't have the support of the majority of the country". Under current Argentine law, abortion is allowed only in cases of rape or a risk to a woman...

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  • DC police, protesters prepare for white nationalist rally
DC police, protesters prepare for white nationalist rally

Multiple events are planned in the Charlottesville area from Friday through Sunday to mark the anniversary of the rally, Northam's office said. "Today we pause to remember the lives lost, and the lives forever changed, by the violence in Charlottesville a year ago".

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  • US strongly condemns Russia's poisoning of former spy - White House
US strongly condemns Russia's poisoning of former spy - White House

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday it had been determined that Russian Federation "has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of worldwide law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals".

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  • Flood alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala remains grim
Flood alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala remains grim

Those forced from their homes "have moved to 350 relief camps across the state", an official at the Kerala State Disaster Management control room told AFP. "Thus, there is a need to open the shutters of many dams", the chief minister said. Latest visuals of swollen Periyar river. Two teams with Gemini boats commenced rescue operations at Kalpet...

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