• Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook Among Tech CEOs Expected at White House Meeting
Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook Among Tech CEOs Expected at White House Meeting

His idea is to consolidate most of the government's costly 6,100 data centres onto the cloud. White House officials said they did not face any reluctance from the tech sector to participate in the event, Reuters reports . One of the first goals of the council was to gather industry leaders in the White House to learn from the experiences...

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  • United States sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea
United States sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

His body was transferred to the Hamilton County Coroner's office later that day, Don Jasper, its chief investigator, said on Tuesday. But plans changed after the coroner's office decided at the family's urging not to conduct an autopsy, instead limiting its examination to an external analysis of Warmbier's remains and review of his records, Zor...

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  • Tropical system targets Gulf Coast, system slightly strengthens
Tropical system targets Gulf Coast, system slightly strengthens

Forecasters expect it to resume a northwest track at about 10 miles per hour. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Cameron Parish and west to Texas' High Island community in Galveston County . Persons along the entire US Gulf Coast from the central Texas coastline to the western Florida Panhandle should continue to closely monitor the ...

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  • Pakistan begins building border fence over Afghan objections
Pakistan begins building border fence over Afghan objections

The remain border areas including Balochistan will be fenced in the second phase. A Pakistani army statement said the first phase of the project will focus on the Bajur, Mohmand and Khyber tribal regions — all regarded by authorities as areas prone to cross-border infiltration by militants.

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  • Kovind quits as Bihar governor, gets Z-plus NSG cover
Kovind quits as Bihar governor, gets Z-plus NSG cover

The NDA, including Sena and the PDP of Jammu and Kashmir, which also extended support to Kovind on Tuesday, commands the support of 48.93 per cent in the electoral college made up of MPs and MLAs. Referring to BJP president Amit Shah 's visit to his residence on Sunday, Thackeray today said Shah had sought our support for their candidate, thou...

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  • North now emerging as pivotal issue in Brexit talks
North now emerging as pivotal issue in Brexit talks

Mr Coveney said it was clear from the pair's discussions that Ireland remains a key European Union priority in talks that started this week on the UK's pull-out from the bloc. Those were, he said, the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-U.K. border, notably cutting across Ireland. He said that he hoped to "deliver certain...

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  • US Warplane Shoots Down Iranian Armed Drone in Syria
US Warplane Shoots Down Iranian Armed Drone in Syria

The U.N. children's agency says the European Union has donated 90 million euros ($100.3 million) that will help provide critical services and support to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. A U.S. F-15 fighter aircraft shot down an Iranian-made drone over southern Syria on Tuesday, a USA defense official said, marking the second time in j...

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  • U.S. student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at 22
U.S. student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at 22

The organizers of Warmbier's trip say they will no longer take USA citizens to the country. While there were no physical evidence that he was beaten, doctors said Mr Warmbier had suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue", suggesting he had lost a lot of blood supply to his brain for a long period of time.

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  • Engg seats: Anna varsity generates random numbers for 1.4L applicants
Engg seats: Anna varsity generates random numbers for 1.4L applicants

On the fall in the applicants, Higher Education Secretary Sunil Paliwal said across the country 15 lakh engineering seats were available but it was higher than other countries. While a lack of clarity on NEET made many students apply for engineering seats, Anna University officials said some may drop out after admission and choose medical or allied...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority
French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority

Only candidates who win more than 50 percent of the vote will take their seats, otherwise all candidates who secure at least 12.5 percent of registered voters will go into the second round to determine the victor. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Macron on a "great success" Sunday. The FN leader, standing herself for the northern t...

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  • Macron wins parliamentary majority
Macron wins parliamentary majority

Addressing concerns about an unfettered presidency, Macron has welcomed debate and compromise from within his movement, which reflects all shades of moderate opinion. The centrist party, La Republique En Marche, which was created past year, clinched 361 seats out of 577 in the National Assembly, giving it an absolute majority following the final ...

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  • Iran fires missiles against Islamic State in Syria
Iran fires missiles against Islamic State in Syria

UNICEF said in a statement Tuesday that the donation on World Refugee Day will help it along with host countries to provide hundreds of thousands of children and young people with access to education, vocational training and psychological support.

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  • Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar USA deal
Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar USA deal

A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 USA fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the U.S. Regionally, it emphasizes Mattis' vision "to have a balanced relationship with all of America's Gulf Arab partner states , and thi...

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  • BJP Parliamentary Board to finalise Prez nominee
BJP Parliamentary Board to finalise Prez nominee

The Board members will be briefed about the consultation undertaken by a three-member party committee with allies and opposition parties. Accusing the BJP of unilaterally deciding its presidential candidate, the Left parties on Monday said there was no more scope for discussion with the ruling party and the issue would now be decided among opposi...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy to Flood Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cindy to Flood Gulf Coast

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 23 miles per hour (37 kph) and becoming disorganized. A tropical storm warning was in effect from High Island, Texas, to the Pearl River's mouth along the Louisiana-Mississippi line.

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  • Russia eases to Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Russia eases to Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Russia's Fedor Smolov celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St. "We knew the scenario with who was coming to the game", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson said. First, Aleksandr Samedov's corner found Viktor Vasin, whose diving header fr...

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  • US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria
US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

The US-led worldwide coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the armed drone was downed "after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" that "were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS".

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  • PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations
PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations

Will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism, said PM Modi. "Terrorism is a major threat to humanity", Modi said, adding that there was a need for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism and radicalisation. "We need to eradicate poverty and terrorism from our region", Sharif said while addressing the SCO Summit in Astana, ...

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  • Facebook post costs former CS his new job
Facebook post costs former CS his new job

Rao who was called to meet the Chief Minister in Amaravati to explain his social media posts was sacked soon after the meeting. It was improper on the part of Mr. Responding to the question "are we fascist?" by IYR earlier in the day, Parakala said that Fascism is an exaggeration. Mr Rao had an explanation, and felt that governments should ...

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  • Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement
Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement

This time , Spicer responded, "I have seen the reports". His post criticized a detail from the article - that Bannon, via text message to a reporter, explained that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's appearance was the reason why.

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