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NDA's presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

I could recognise him only after he was mentioned as the Bihar Governor. Three months after it reduced the mighty Bahujan Samaj Party to rubble in Uttar Pradesh elections, BJP's decision to catapult a Dalit from the state, Ram Nath Kovind , to Rashtrapati Bhavan is part of a calculated plan to consolidate the gains in the northern region besides throwing a symbolic net to the community across the country. Read More »

Man rams police vehicle in Paris; attacker likely killed


Police removed the body from a tent set up on the side of the avenue. France's interior minister said that the driver has died after the "attempted attack" on security forces. "I saw gendarmes get out of a van, run, break the window" of the vehicle, she said in an interview. The incident took place on the iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard in central Paris. Read More »

Queen's Speech scheduled for 21 June


Next year's Queen's Speech is being cancelled by the Government in a rare move created to ease in the new Brexit laws. The Queen's Speech traditionally takes place during the ceremonial State Opening of Parliament, which this year was planned for Monday and has since been postponed to Wednesday as the Conservative party stitched up its deal with the Democratic Unionist Party for support of its minority government. Read More »

Spotify 'Sponsored Songs' lets labels pay for plays


It's not clear whether Spotify is charging labels based on cost per impression, action, listen, or some other method. Spotify has confirmed it is testing the inclusion of sponsored tracks for users of its ad-supported Spotify Free tier. Read More »

Wounded Congressman Scalise sends Father's Day message


He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. "We salute them, and we also salute members of Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue", Trump said. Sava said he told Scalise's family: "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". Read More »

Otto Warmbier dies after return from North Korea


Tensions between the United States and North Korea have been heightened by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since the beginning of previous year. Otto Warmbier was 22. "This is my brother". At the meeting, North Korea agreed Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees. The North Korean government released Warmbier for "humanitarian reasons" last week, according to the country's state media, as it was revealed upon his release that he had ... Read More »

Why The US Air Force Is Teaming Up With SpaceX


When the fourth flight of the X-37B successfully concluded at KSC's former Shuttle Landing Facility, the U.S. Air Force issued a statement saying that "The Air Force is preparing to launch the fifth X-37B mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, later in 2017". Read More »

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon


While the deal is still to be executed, Whole Foods has pointed out that the brand name would remain the same in the stores, headquarters will remain in Austin and John Mackey will stay on as CEO. "If they actually, Amazon Prime, decides to deliver food to your home , boy that's great, it would be a wonderful thing!" Hauptman said millenials will likely change how food stores market and sell their products. Read More »

Indian American Raja Chari, selected among 12 NASA astronaut candidates


The Iowa native graduated from Columbus High School in Waterloo. Warren "Woody" Hoburg of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Mr Pence, who met the new astronauts in Houston , said: "Under the leadership of President Donald Trump the United States will usher in a new era of space exploration that will benefit every facet of our national life". Read More »

UVA student freed from North Korea has died

The economics student from the University of Virginia was travelling in North Korea as a tourist when he was arrested on 2 January 2016. He looked very uncomfortable - nearly anguished. He returned home to the Cincinnati area last week. A member of the congregation, Jenni McCauley said: 'Our entire Wyoming community is thrilled that Otto is finally being returned to the U.S. Read More »

Trump to Meet with IT CEOs About Gov't Overhaul

Even though Mr Kushner has taken on significant tasks at the White House, such as helping to pave the way for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, he is a man of few public words - a sharp contrast to his wife and first daughter Ivanka Trump , who has led roundtables discussions and often gives television interviews. Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice

Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometimes separately, to the region and possibly many trips by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington D.C. "Great company. attractive scenery". Kushner is now under scrutiny as part of the investigation into whether Trump officials colluded with Russian Federation to sway the outcome of the presidential election. Read More »

Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After US Shoots Down Syrian Jet

The shoot-down comes during a period of heightened tensions between the U.S., Iran , Russia and the Syrian regime. Franz Klintsevich, a senior lawmaker on the upper house of parliament's defense and security committee, told RIA news agency that Russian Federation would not automatically shoot down any object and that decisions would be taken on a case-by-case basis. Read More »

WashPost: Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties

As far as experience in criminal prosecutions is concerned - the kind of experience that specifically relates to the issues in the Trump-Russia case - the Mueller team has a huge advantage over the Trump team. Before he met with the president, Comey gathered his leadership team at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to discuss with them whether he should be prepared to assure then-President-elect Trump that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not investigating him personally. Read More »

Merkel says US 'most welcome' at G20 summit in Germany


Cable duct fires ducts of rail signaling equipment affected intercity railways in several Germany's federal states, including Berlin, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Saxony, federal police said in a statement . The G20 summit is due to take place in Hamburg in early July. Similar sabotage action hit Germany in 2011, believed to be carried out by leftist extremists then protesting against the German military's deployment in Afghanistan. Read More »

US working to relaunch military hotline with Russia

Monday's tensions between Russian Federation and the US erupted after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane, the first such incident in Syria's more than six-year-old civil war. Areas of northern Syria west of the Euphrates were controlled by IS before Syrian government forces captured majority in recent months. Ozerov insisted that Russia will be tracking the coalition's jets, not shooting them down, but he added that "a threat for those jets may appear only if they take ... Read More »

Sony "Couldn't Explain" What Death Stranding Is, Even If You Asked Them

Fortunately, some news on Death Stranding managed to surface, thanks to a PlayStation executive. Layden also touched on other games like Marvel's Spider-Man and the PlayStation presentation, it's worth a read if you're curious what he thought of fan reactions and opinions, as well as his own take on certain games. Read More »

Tesla teases Model Y electric SUV due in 2019


Musk is also CEO of SpaceX, the private sector rocket company that carries satellites into orbit and supplies to the International Space Station. The company won't make the same error this time around with its next SUV. And soon there will be an all-new model joining this range. For a small auto manufacturer, this seems as if it's biting off more than it can chew. Today, we've only been handed down the teaser image attached above and it doesn't reveal much about the electric vehicle, ... Read More »

The Industry Is Stronger When Nintendo Is Stronger, Says Sony's Jim Ryan

Being able to connect many Joy-Con to a Switch opens the door for group play in local multiplayer, and " Rocket League " is going to have that. And while we loved seeing the full reveal of Battlefront 2's multiplayer, as well as the super-intriguing A Way Out, it was Bioware that surprised us the most with its new game, Anthem . Read More »

French government resigns in post-election formality


The party Macron founded just 14 months ago has caused a political quake even if the winning score was considerably lower than the 470 seats predicted by some pre-vote surveys. Just months ago, Macron was given little chance of becoming president, never mind controlling parliament, but he and the movement he founded 16 months ago have tapped into a widespread desire in France for wholesale change. Read More »