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SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

While emphasising that connectivity with SCO countries is India's top priority, Modi said that such projects should not impinge on a country's sovereignty, hinting at China's OBOR project that passes through PoK. Chinese President Xi Jinping met Modi on the sidelines of the summit and told him that the two countries should work to "appropriately" manage their differences, reported the Chinese Finance Ministry in a statement. Read More

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Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

President Donald Trump withdrew the USA from that agreement last week. Trump - who has called climate change a "hoax" and "mythical"- made the controversial decision last week to opt out of the deal. "Many of the great challenges of our day hit us first and that means that we also need to be first when it comes to creating solutions", Ige said at a live-streamed press conference from Honolulu. Read More

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PM Modi visits Kazakhstan for SCO summit

PM Modi visits Kazakhstan for SCO summit

While Baloch dismissed apprehensions over India and Pakistan's entry into China-dominated SCO , official Chinese media said with their entry, the SCO is now facing both an opportunity and challenges. "We are now are coordinating with the Pakistani government and we are speeding our efforts to verify the information, Lu said". "We really hope that India would able to come to Pakistan for the SAARC summit ". Read More

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Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

The pair have been in the firing line after Mrs May's gamble of calling a snap election backfired, with disgruntled Conservatives highly critical of the role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill played in the campaign. The Conservatives finished the election with 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed for a majority, and she is now pursuing a deal with the hard-line Democratic Unionist Party and its 10 MPs to ensure she can pass legislation through a hostile House of Commons. Read More

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First Look at Xbox One X Packaging Design

First Look at Xbox One X Packaging Design

Microsoft is also planning to make use of "super sampling" in order to better the output on 1080p TVs. The package includes an Xbox One X console with 1Tb of internal memory, a controller, an HDMI cable, and a power cord. The audio will be boosted by Dolby Atmos sound technology, and it also has High Dynamic Range (HDR), which increases the range of colours the console can display. Read More

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May Scrambles to Form New Govt. after Elections Defeat

The Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election - a vote May called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of exit talks with the EU. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. Protestors gathered outside Downing Street on Friday evening to protest against the alliance with the DUP, while another was planned for Saturday evening. Read More

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British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack

Butt and Redouane both lived in Barking in suburban east London . Metropolitan Police said 12 people have been detained in connection with Saturday's attack, though two of them were since released. At any one time there are around 500 active counter-terrorism investigations concerning 3,000 people of interest. Ms Boden worked at Guy's Hospital in London Bridge. Read More

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N. Korea Rejects New UNSC Resolution, Vows to Continue Nuke Program

N. Korea Rejects New UNSC Resolution, Vows to Continue Nuke Program

Although President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement has "heavy consequences", Goulard said that there was "no reason to have doubts" over its regional leadership role. The pair of Japanese Naval Vessels and US Aircraft carriers have introduced a joint drill in the Sea of North Korea on Thursday. In a question-and-answer session with his audience of national security experts from across the globe, Mattis was asked whether the US might ... Read More

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Hayek details the time she rejected Trump's proposal

Hayek details the time she rejected Trump's proposal

Trump then befriended her boyfriend, Hayek said. "He said I'm sorry your girlfriend I saw she was cold..." Speaking on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the actress revealed that the now-President attempted to win her over despite knowing that she was already in a relationship, claiming that Salma's boyfriend was "not good enough" for the star. Read More

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Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

By winning his third straight Canadian Grand Prix, and sixth in all, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton reduced the 25-point gap between himself and Sebastian Vettel at the start of the race to 12 points. "I can't think of a better place to do it". "I had a little bit of a feel out of Turn Six and then the safety vehicle came", he said. "I don't think we've completely got rid of all the issues we have", he said. Read More

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Qatar Airways profits $540 million, braces for Gulf crisis

On the same day as the attacks, the US Senate voted to proceed with a bill that would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic because of Iran's "support for acts of global terrorism". Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Riyadh and Washington of being "involved" in Wednesday's attacks, drawing a link to Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia. Read More

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What does a hung parliament mean for Brexit and Ireland?

What does a hung parliament mean for Brexit and Ireland?

One EU diplomat warned: "If the prime minister wins a much smaller majority than she was hoping for, the talks could be impacted". If May forms a minority government with support from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), then she would enter Brexit talks heavily dependent on one side of the divide in Northern Ireland and on the eurosceptic wing of her own party. Read More

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Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

Conservative Party Chief whip Gavin Williamson met DUP leaders in Belfast on Saturday to negotiate a deal, details of which are to be discussed Monday at a Cabinet meeting, reports Efe news. "May sought a mandate". On Sunday, May appointed former BBC journalist Damien Green as First Secretary of State - effectively May's deputy Prime Minister - in a reshuffle of her cabinet. Read More

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North Korea conducts fifth missile test in a month

In Washington , the U.S. missile defense chief voiced worries about the pace of development in the North's missile program. The North in following weeks launched a solid-fuel midrange missile that can be fired on shorter notice than liquid fuel missiles, and also what it descried a new "precision-guided" missile, which experts say is designed with a maneuverable terminal stage meant to frustrate missile defense systems like the U.S. Read More

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Kabul truck attack toll rises to 150, says Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

In fact, a rocket allegedly fired by Taliban fighters landed inside the Indian embassy compound as the conference was underway, according to Indian media NDTV. The conference, called the " Kabul Process", aims to set the stage for peace talks and clinch an global pact to end "cross-border terrorism". Built on a USA -brokered agreement between the former rivals Ghani and Abdullah after the disputed election of 2014, the partners in Afghanistan's National Unity Government have been at odds ... Read More

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London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says

London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says

Police said late Sunday night that a 19-year-old man had been arrested in the east London neighbourhood of Barking. Jackson said some of those arrested had offered "accounts which explain innocent contact with Abedi". It was also recently discovered that the attackers had previously planned to rent a truck instead of a van and were prepared to use Molotov cocktails. Read More

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Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey 'loyalty'

Regarding Qatar, home to USA military facilities and a diplomatic imbroglio with its Gulf Region neighbors, Trump said, "We ask Qatar and other countries in the region to do more , and do it faster". Mr Kasowitz plans to file a complaint early next week about Mr Comey's disclosure of conversations with the president, a person close to the legal team said on Friday. Read More

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May's Conservatives strike a deal with the DUP, but who are they?

As things stand, the Conservative Party will return to Westminster not just with lesser MPs than expected but with a loss in majority. But instead of throwing in the towel, May took the issue to the top. "However, we need to do it in a way that respects the specific circumstances of Northern Ireland, and, of course, our shared history and geography with the Republic of Ireland". Read More

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Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

There is also a hint of Schadenfreude about the fate of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives , who put themselves in this dilemma by calling a referendum on membership of the European Union in the first place. Niblett said: "Having made Brexit the rationale for the election, she nevertheless made no effort during the campaign to explain how she would manage the negotiation or what a successful deal would look like". Read More

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Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Saudi Arabia has sealed Qatar's only land border, through which it had imported most of its food. The row between Qatar and Arab League states started earlier in June, when Gulf states including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Yemen announced the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Read More

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