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What's on the agenda when Trump meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Trump has criticized India on climate change and wants to reduce the numbers of Indian tech workers who come to the U.S. Both men will seek to paper ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

WASHINGTON " Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The optimistic activism of Toronto Pride's unapologetic director

By the time Pride Toronto's newest executive director was called on to make her case for why the city shouldn't strip the annual festival of its ...

- VICE News - US

Tesla in talks to open a factory in China

DETROIT " Tesla is talking to the city of Shanghai about opening a factory there to serve the Chinese market.Tesla's revenue from China tripled to ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies: TV

ANKARA - Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic ...

- Reuters - US

May's Offer on Citizens' Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction

British Prime Minister Theresa May got a lukewarm response to her proposal on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in the U.K., with both sides ...

- Wall Street Journal - US | Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill dozens

At least 26 people were killed and 124 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid holidays in a mainly ...

- - ZA | May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

Germany's foreign minister says that British Prime Minister Theresa May's opening offer on guaranteeing EU citizens' rights after Brexit was "the ...

- - ZA

Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi

Intelligence reports also suggested that two militants linked to the siege of the city were killed in the fighting.

- New York Times - US

5 People Are Dead After Being Electrocuted at Water Park

Turkish media reports say five people — three of them children — were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died

- TIME Magazine - US

Trouble-shooting for space: Consider this if you're designing innovative technology

From ATOX to vacuum, and radiation in between, engineers have to overcome heaps of issues in spacecraft design. So spare a thought for those trying to ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Poll: Voters want Congress off Trump-Russia probe

For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign's alleged links ...

- The Raw Story - US

Air Force Thunderbird flips in Dayton after practice for air show

An Air Force Thunderbird flipped over at Dayton International Airport in Ohio this afternoon after a practice for the Dayton air show on Saturday.

- UPI - US

Demands by Saudi-led Arab states for Qatar include shuttering Al Jazeera

An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the demands, calling it an attempt to undermine serious mediation.'  

- Washington Post - US

Sieren's China: Together in the rain

The ECB has approved the yuan as a reserve currency. This is a symbolic but historic step for China, which can now establish its currency in Europe as ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

Doha-based media network says the demand by Saudi Arabia and allies aims 'to suppress people's right to information'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Award puts Malian refugee on road to university in Mauritania

Fatimetou is the only woman among this year's 18 recipients of DAFI scholarships at Nouakchott University, which enable young refugees to enrol in ...

- UN - INT

High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

WASHINGTON " The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cardinal Quevedo condemns chapel desecration

Cotabato Archbishop Cardinal Orlando Quevedo condemned the destruction of the chapel of Malagakit, according to a post on the website of the Catholic ...

- GMA News - PH

Airbus orders Saab's defensive aids system for helicopters

Saab, Airbus in deal for defensive aids system for helicopters.

- UPI - US

How city renewal in Altena helped integrate refugees

Urban redevelopment in Altena in northwest Germany is at the heart of a successful refugee resettlement program. The story resonates on Architecture ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russia: report

President Barack Obama ordered a secret program to plant cyber bombs' in Russia's technological infrastructure following Russian interference in the ...

- The Raw Story - US

UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, ...

- UN - INT

The Continuing Urgency of the Grenfell Tower Inferno

In the days since the fire, Grenfell Tower has been held up as a tragic symbol of the social ills facing Britain

- TIME Magazine - US

Sean Spicer: Trump's tape threat forced Comey to tell the truth

Sean Spicer undercut President Donald Trump's claim that former FBI director James Comey lied earlier this month during his congressional testimony. ...

- The Raw Story - US | Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted ...

- - ZA

Russian activist Navalny ineligible for 2018 presidential run

Russian activist Alexei Navalny is barred from running for president in 2018 because of a prior conviction, the Central Election Commission announced ...

- UPI - US | Top 4 must-watch weekend sporting events

It's the weekend! But the sporting world never sleeps, so hang on tight and be sure to watch these FOUR events!

- - ZA | Fordyce confirms attack on morning jog

World renowned ultra-distance legend, South Africa's Bruce Fordyce, has confirmed he was assaulted at gun point while on a Friday morning run in ...

- - ZA

Johnny Depp apologises for assassination joke

Johnny Depp has apologized for comments he made on Thursday at a British music festival which seemed to call for the assassination of President ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rex Tillerson out of touch with the White House: 'Calls aren't getting returned , that kind of crap'

White House officials have complained they can't get through to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose chief of staff has closed off access to her ...

- The Raw Story - US

South Korea scandal figure gets jail term for soliciting favors for daughter

Choi Soon-sil, friend of ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced to three years in prison for soliciting academic favors for her ...

- UPI - US

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

They receive suspended jail terms and fines for abuses in a hotel in Brussels in 2008.

- BBC - UK

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey decision upheld by court

Brendan Dassey was just 16 when he confessed to rape, kill and murder a woman with his uncle.

- BBC - UK

Packing a visual punch for the environment

To grab people's attention and raise environmental awareness, artists, musicians and activists have turned to more visual ways of getting the message ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

British proposal on citizens' rights after Brexit fails to impress European Union

European Union leaders Friday were not impressed with British Prime Minister Theresa May's initial proposal to protect the rights of millions of ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Separate blasts kill nearly 30 in Pakistan: police

QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Bombs killed nearly 30 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing at least 13 in the southwestern ...

- Reuters - US | Cape Town emergency 'Day Zero' drought plans to be announced

Operational plans for the unlikely scenario that the City of Cape Town runs out of water will be released within weeks, a city official has said.

- - ZA

North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier’s Treatment

A government spokesman said the young American who died less than a week after he was released from North Korean captivity had been well cared for.

- New York Times - US

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest with cryptic tweet about tapes

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be ...

- - US

Sean Spicer explains Trump lied about tapes to make Comey think he'd 'better tell the truth'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made an on-camera appearance Friday on Fox News to discuss President Trump's recent admission that he has no ...

- The Week - US

Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder In Attack At London Mosque

Darren Osborne faces charges after a rental van plowed through a crowd of people outside the mosque Monday.

- NPR - US

Iftar celebrations amid the Douma ruins

DOUMA, Syria - Against a backdrop of crumbling buildings in the rebel-held Douma district east of Damascus, hungry Syrians sat down together on the ...

- Reuters - US

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most ...

- The Raw Story - US | Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

President Donald Trump has questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russia's meddling in the US ...

- - ZA

German lawmakers vote to deny far-right party state funding

BERLIN " Germany's parliament voted Thursday to cut off public funding for parties with anti-constitutional aims, a move aimed at a far-right party ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much.

Even after the tour operator that sold a North Korea trip to Otto Warmbier abandons American clients, others still sell a trip there as one-of-a-kind.

- New York Times - US

Saudi Arabia, major combatant in Yemen, to tackle spread of cholera

Saudi Arabia plans to shell out tens of millions of dollars to stem an outbreak of cholera in Yemen, spawned amid the military offensive it's ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

What the Destruction of the Mosul Mosque Shows About ISIS

The leveling of the historic mosque is emblematic of the painful reality of the battle for Mosul

- TIME Magazine - US

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged election interference.

- BBC - UK