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Telecom sector disappointed with 18% GST rates

The biggest takeaway, though, is that despite pulls and pressures from disparate lobbies and the wrangling generally witnessed among states, the Council has managed to achieve an agreement on clubbing...

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Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani

Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani

Mr Trump said shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". The Ira...

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Letters: Trump's Middle East trip a triumph

The Saudi deal, to be phased over 10 years, was announced on Saturday as US President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to the Gulf state before travelling on to Israel . Israeli officials...

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Leery of North Korea, US plans first test for destroying ICBMs

The Pentagon will conduct the test on Tuesday in order to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM Washington believes is aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday. A USA "interceptor" t...

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Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

An armed group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State ( ISIS ) on Tuesday clashed with government troops in Marawi City , Lanao del Sur. As air force planes and rocket-firing helicopters ...

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Iranians Show Companionship with Establishment, Velayati Says after High Turnout in Election

Iranians Show Companionship with Establishment, Velayati Says after High Turnout in Election

Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down.so we could pass more accurate judgments". Shiite-dominated Ir...

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Jared Kushner 'discussed setting up secret communications with Russia'

Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington allegedly discussed setting up a secret communications channel to cloak contacts between Moscow and Donald Trump's White House transition te...

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Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

His admission elevates the treat of what experts says are moves by IS to exploit the poverty and lawlessness of the majority Muslim southern Philippines to establish a base for extremists from South...

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Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late Tuesday, when the army raided the Marawi hideout of Isnilon Hapilon , who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists and has a ...

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Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' - on trade

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' - on trade

Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump had "tremendous respect" for Germany and had only complained about unfair trade practices in the meeting . "Look, as you know from the USA, there's ver...

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India confident Pak will abide by ICJ verdict on Jadhav

India confident Pak will abide by ICJ verdict on Jadhav

The adviser seemed confident on Islamabad's position and said the government's position was "very clear" and will only improve in the coming stages of the case. ICJ stays execution of Jadhav who is ...

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Iran slams U.S. arms deal with Saudi 'dangerous terrorists'

Iran slams U.S. arms deal with Saudi 'dangerous terrorists'

A top Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump has "so far" honored his side of the global nuclear accord, one which he harshly berated as a presidential candidate. A mode...

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Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

Israeli military forces have reportedly shot and wounded several Palestinians , including a woman, the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip. The incident took place after Israeli soldier...

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American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel

Speaking before Mr Trump, the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, accused Iran of running a "network of terrorism" and demanded that it start "dismantling the manning and the logistics and everythin...

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Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

Newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron , impressed the internet this week by annihilating President Trump in an handshake battle . During the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summi...

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Corbyn under fire for implying United Kingdom wars are inviting terrorism

Corbyn promised to reverse the police cuts, many of them implemented by May in her previous role as interior minister, and said Britain could not be "protected on the cheap". "The blame is with the ...

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Hunt begins for 12th juror in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

A full 12-member jury has been selected for Bill Cosby's June 5 sexual assault trial in Norristown , Pennsylvania , reports The New York Times . Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle said that prosecuto...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation examines Kushner meetings with Russians

Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry". Those documents include all memo...

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Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

In February 2015, Egypt carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya after a graphic video was released showing the beheading there of 21 Christians, nearly all Egyptian Copts...

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Trump Defies G7, Refuses To Back Climate Deal After "Controversial" Debate

Leaders of G7 leading industrialized countries met on the Italian island of Sicily for what European Council President Donald Tusk said would "no doubt" be "the most challenging G7 summit in years...

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House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Michael Flynn, Schiff says

House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Michael Flynn, Schiff says

Adam Schiff of California, the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday. Flynn, a retired general, is a key witness in the Russian Federation investigations beca...

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PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

Overall, the focus of Trump's trip to the Middle East seemed more about meeting anyone who does not like Iran and to criticise Iran, despite the re-election of moderate Rouhani once again. Critics, ...

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Putin-Macron Meeting A Chance To 'Get Acquainted,' Kremlin Says

Putin-Macron Meeting A Chance To 'Get Acquainted,' Kremlin Says

That was round 1. During the three months that Donald Trump has been president, the NY businessman has shaken his fair share of hands - and has refused to shake few others . But Macron immediate...

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Nigeria to Maintain Crude Output As Opec Extends Crude Cut

The production cut has been extended by nine months and can persist up to a year. Going forward, Nizam Hamid, European ETF strategist at WisdomTree said: "With supply side dynamics undergoing a fu...

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Wayne Rooney Has Decided His Manchester United Future

And, speaking at his post-match press conference, the Ajax boss expressed his disappointment with the way events in the Friends Arena had panned out. "But the world goes on". He can perfectly be her...

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Trump in the Middle East

Trump said . President Donald Trump wrapped up a 2-day visit to Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday without evidence of progress toward renewing talks between Israel and the Palestinians...

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Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta

Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta

With the Bali bombings of 2002 , the motive and targets of Jemaah Islamiyah militants were clear: They saw tourists as spreading Western values that they deemed incompatible with Indonesian and, more...

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U.S. strikes Syrian regime-allied forces

But the attack on forces does not reflect an escalation, the official said . Forces fighting ISIS are moving towards southern Syria "to defeat the group and to occupy the power vacuum that its ...

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Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

Along with the inauguration of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge , PM Modi will also be laying the foundation for various projects including the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the A...

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Philippine military seeks to secure troubled city as fighting eases

Solicitor General Jose Calida on Friday cited an "invasion by foreign terrorists" of Mindanao as among the major justifications for President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law over the ...

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US Investigation Concludes ISIS Explosives Responsible For Civilian Deaths In Airstrike

Gen. Matthew Isler, the investigating officer for US Central Command, told Pentagon reporters that the bomb used by the American jet, a GBU-38 (500-lb bomb), would not have caused the type of damage a...

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NCTO welcomes Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA

Regarding NAFTA's effect on Canada, Investopedia notes, "Canada experienced a more modest increase in trade with the US than Mexico did as a result of NAFTA, at an inflation-adjusted 63.5 per cent (Ca...

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Schmuck: Triple Crown season turns bittersweet with Cloud Computing's win

Schmuck: Triple Crown season turns bittersweet with Cloud Computing's win

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming went into the race as favourite for the second leg of the Triple Crown , however he faded at the head of the stretch after trying to make all the running and ...

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Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

In a presidential statement issued while Trump was at the ceremony, he called the Manchester leaks "deeply troubling", vowed to "get to the bottom" of them and called for a full investigation by US ag...

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GOP Senators Take The Axe To Medicaid

The plan being pushed by lawmakers such as Mike Lee (R., Utah) is likely to face resistance from centrist GOP senators who are already concerned a health-overhaul bill passed by House Republicans ...

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