Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

June 27, 2017

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media …

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Saudi Arabia’s king deposes crown prince, promotes son as successor

June 22, 2017

(CNN)In a surprise reshuffle at the top of Saudi Arabia’s royal hierarchy, the country’s crown prince has been deposed and replaced by the king’s son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The 31-year-old has been appointed deputy prime minister and will continue in his role as defense minister, according to a royal decree cited by state media. …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

It estimated that 3.2 million workers could receive an extra 650 per year each. That would mean somebody on average earnings who chose to take up an additional 3% matched contribution to their pension pot would receive a retirement income of 22,500 rather than 19,050, thanks to the extra contribution and tax relief. The Nationwide Building Society has changed its default level to a maximum, rather than a minimum contribution. Steve Webb, a former pensions minister and now director of policy …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen met local people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during a visit to a temporary shelter Prime minister Theresa May has pledged to “get to the bottom” of the west London tower block fire amid mounting criticism of her response to the disaster. The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on Friday Mrs May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze. She …

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Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said. …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… as home secretary. David Davis will also stay on as Brexit secretary and Sir Michael Fallon will keep his role as defence secretary. There could be changes elsewhere in the cabinet while nine middle-ranking and junior ministers, including Ben Gummer and Jane Ellison, lost their seats at the general election and will need to be replaced. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the prime minister was facing calls from MPs to remove close advisers who have been blamed for the failure to …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

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London attacks: At least 6 dead, more than 40 injured after van ramming, stabbings

June 5, 2017

… nearly full. “I saw that man with a knife in his hand and after that a man started screaming so I knew something wrong was happening,” he said. Some witnesses told Sky News and BBC that attacks shouted This is for Allah. But police have not confirmed the account. Police initially said officers were also responding to a third incident, in the Vauxhall neighborhood, but later said that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing. Prime minister Theresa May confirmed the attack “is …

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Israeli government meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

May 30, 2017

JERUSALEM –  The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, an event it celebrates as the “unification” of its eternal capital. Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat …

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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

… email that was shared on Twitter. By then, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, and the watchdogs of Twitter had already called the White House out. Bettel and Destenay were in a civil partnership when Bettel became Prime minister in 2013. They officially married two years later, when Luxembourg legalized marriage equality in 2015.Bettle is the only openly gay prime minister in the world. …

May 28, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

… leadership contest – and with her new boss still an MP at Westminster – Ms Sturgeon boosted her profile as the SNP’s “Holyrood leader”, grilling Labour’s Jack McConnell at first minister’s questions every week. Nicola Sturgeon – a private life Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon says making independence appealing to women “will crack the referendum” BBC presenter Jackie Bird, who spoke to …

May 27, 2017
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Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

… their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events. I have spoken with the prime minister and we have agreed that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.” ‘Heartbreaking’ SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the news was “heartbreaking” and her thoughts were with the victims of the “barbaric” attack. Announcing it would not be going ahead with its manifesto launch as planned, …

May 24, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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Congress exasperated as White House in ‘downward spiral’

(CNN)Republicans in Congress barely had time to get their footing Monday, as another wild development, this time reports that President Donald Trump had revealed sensitive intelligence to Russia’s foreign minister and US ambassador, swept the Capitol. Senators mulled over the latest stunning news, first reported by The Washington Post, as they met inside the chamber. Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said the wave of negative stories related to Trump and intelligence meant the White …

May 16, 2017
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Psaki: Trump is destroying the trust of our allies

(CNN)As news broke on Monday evening that Donald Trump had, according to reports from the Washington Post and later the New York Times, shared code word (highly classified) intelligence with the Russian Foreign minister during his visit to the Oval Office last week, the shock wave was felt far beyond the beltway. When Washington wakes up on Tuesday, leaders in Middle Eastern and European capitals — and elsewhere around the world — could be hours into re-evaluating their …

May 16, 2017
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