• As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK
As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

The discussions set to take place this month will mostly focus on three major aspects - citizens' rights, financials and other issues related to the separation process. "We agreed that we stand a much greater chance of success if our teams work together and that has been demonstrated today", he said. The most senior officials on either side wil...

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  • Queen Elizabeth II opens parliament in a Britain dealing with Brexit
Queen Elizabeth II opens parliament in a Britain dealing with Brexit

The event is usually filled with pomp and circumstance, like royal robes and a horse-drawn carriage. As well as a bill to convert European Union rules into United Kingdom law, there are measures on trade, customs, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear and sanctions.

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  • Fit mind, fit body is God's abode: President Mukherjee on Yoga Day
Fit mind, fit body is God's abode: President Mukherjee on Yoga Day

Ladakh: Joining the nation in celebrating the third edition of International Yoga Day , the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force on Wednesday performed yoga at almost 18,000 feet above the sea level in Ladakh at biting -25Celsius. Yoga has always been an integral part of the Indian culture. "Yoga's popularity outside India is high & has conn...

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  • Nicola Sturgeon rules out `rash decisions´ on indyref2 after major SNP losses
Nicola Sturgeon rules out `rash decisions´ on indyref2 after major SNP losses

After Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, the Conservatives , Labour and the Liberal Democrats focused their campaigns in Scotland on preserving the 300-year old union. While the Scottish Conservative vote is still significantly lower than in England, it was still enough to secure 13 seats. The Scottish First Minister said s...

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  • Columbia Mall bomb blast leaves 3 people dead and 11 injured
Columbia Mall bomb blast leaves 3 people dead and 11 injured

Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, though authorities were scrambling to discover who was responsible for the carnage. Santos said that investigations had made progress but did not reveal any details. "In the face of cowardly acts like ...

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  • Why do away with re-evaluation, Delhi HC asks CBSE
Why do away with re-evaluation, Delhi HC asks CBSE

Indian schools following CBSE stream in Qatar said they have not got any information regarding the proposed changes but will work out the academic schedule accordingly when the exams schedules are announced. "Advancing evaluation to mid-March will ensure that we have the best teachers checking the answer scripts", Chaturvedi said. "Why should you...

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  • JD (U) to support Ram Nath Kovind for Prez
JD (U) to support Ram Nath Kovind for Prez

The JD-U which is headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar is holding meeting with party leaders and legislators, seeking their opinions about supporting Kovind. He, however, said that Congress was not opposing any name as such for the presidential nominee, but it was all because of ideological differences. RJD and JD (U) are alliance partners.

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  • May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech
May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech

The State Opening of Parliament, delayed by two days because of confusion caused by the inconclusive result of the June 8 election, took place without some of the traditional ceremony, with the Queen arriving by auto rather than carriage and doing without her state crown.

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  • Queen's speech: Scaled-down pageantry, Brexit-dominated and glaring omissions
Queen's speech: Scaled-down pageantry, Brexit-dominated and glaring omissions

Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's European Union exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance. According to a recent survey commissioned by Pride in London , almost half of the LGBT community in London s...

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  • Republicans outwit Democrats again — Georgia Elections
Republicans outwit Democrats again — Georgia Elections

Ms. Handel turned back a well-funded Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, to keep a heavily conservative and affluent district in Republican hands. Handel won 52.7% of the votes while, Ossof won 47.3% of the votes. Handel underperformed Price's 2016 re-election vote share by nearly 10 percentage points. "They poured $33 million into this seat and...

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  • Queen's Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda
Queen's Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda

Trump had accepted the Queen's invitation for him to travel to Britain when Prime Minister Theresa May visited Washington in January. The one and only Queen Elizabeth II promised that the United Kingdom will continue to fight against anti-gay discrimination during the Queen's Speech today in front of Parliament.

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  • May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour
May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour

Controversial plans to expand grammar schools and introduce a free vote on restoring foxhunting to the Commons were decidedly absent from the speech, with the majority of bills announced relating to ensuring the "smooth and orderly" departure from the European Union.

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  • Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees
Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a news conference as she visits a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, June 20, 2015. The way people treat refugees, the majority of who are women and children, is a measure of humanity, she said, according to a statement by the United Nations refug...

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  • Modi thanks those who participated in Yoga Day worldover
Modi thanks those who participated in Yoga Day worldover

Wearing T-shirts and trousers, ministers and government officials in the Narendra Modi government today only had yoga on their minds as they participated in IDYs annual celebrations across the country. "After yoga in the rains, time for some chai pakodas????", she tweeted along with a picture of a glass of tea and pakodas. Across India, schoo...

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  • Thales and Reliance Defence Ltd seal deal for JV
Thales and Reliance Defence Ltd seal deal for JV

Industry executives told ET that Thales, a leading supplier to Dassault Aviation , maker of Rafale fighter aircraft, has to spend almost $1billion (about Rs 6,451crore) in Indian defence production sector as part of its offset commitments for the deal signed past year to supply 36 Rafale jets to Indian Air Force .

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  • Georgia race: Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief
Georgia race: Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief

Democrats have already suffered narrow defeats in Kansas and Montana this year. It's unclear how much a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice on June 14 might have impacted the race - though a neighboring district GOP chairman had said he believed the shooting could inspired GOP voters to come out to combat "left-wing extre...

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  • Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election
Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election

Still, as it relates to Georgia's 6th Congressional District, a number of caveats apply. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker and congressional aide, has become a symbol of the anti-Trump movement. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. But Murphy also said that Democrats must do more to convince voters they have plans to boo...

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  • Iran : Arabian country tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks
Iran : Arabian country tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

The authorities say Iranian security forces killed the mastermind of the attacks on Saturday (June 10) and that more than 50 suspects have been arrested around the country. On Friday, his ministry said 41 suspected IS "agents" were arrested after the attacks in Tehran and in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaij...

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  • Mumbai blast: Convict Firoz Khan slapped with Rs 2000 fine
Mumbai blast: Convict Firoz Khan slapped with Rs 2000 fine

As the court started the proceedings on Monday, Abdul Wahab Khan moved an application before TADA court to examine three witnesses for defence of his client Feroz Khan convicted last week. In the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, six men were held guilty. Feroz relied on a confession given by another accused that he refused to go to Pakistan, showed...

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  • Saudi King Salman Al-Saud Replaces Nephew With Son As Crown Prince
Saudi King Salman Al-Saud Replaces Nephew With Son As Crown Prince

The move reportedly may have implications for Israeli-Saudi ties and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Mohammed bin Salman is replacing his elder cousin and king's nephew, veteran security chief Prince Mohammed bin Nayef . Throughout the early morning, it aired footage of Mohammed bin Nayef pledging allegiance to the younger Mohammed b...

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