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No Questions Please: PM Modi, Donald Trump's First Media Encounter

Modi said corruption was the main reason why governments in India were voted out in the past. "The whole world is looking at India". Officials were eager to downplay expectations of the visit, describing it as "no frills" - in contrast to Modi's first USA visit in 2014, when he basked in a rock star welcome at the Madison Square Garden arena in NY and addressed the United Nations. Read More »

GST isn't a tax reform, it's a new way of doing business


It also says the GST is a shining example of national integration and fiscal federalism at its best. The GST rollout comes less than a year after the government's surprise move last November to remove 86 per cent of currency in circulation - which contributed to a sharp slowing in growth during the January to March quarter. Read More »

Professor who criticized Otto Warmbier gets canned

A former US diplomat, who said he counseled Otto Warmbier's family for over a year after he was detained in North Korea, said the conversation he had with the family after they learned Otto's dire medical condition was one of the most emotional of his career. Read More »

Germany, Chile enter Confederations Cup semis

Considered rank outsiders to progress to the second round, Australia were within touching distance of the feat on Sunday night in Moscow . Australia are third in the group, level on 16 points with second-placed Saudi Arabia , one point behind Japan . Read More »

Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

The case represents a major test of presidential powers. The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the March 6 executive order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues. The injunctions on the travel ban will be lifted for those attempting to enter the country with no "bona fide" relationship with a U.S. citizen. Thomas said the government's interest in preserving national security outweighs any hardship to people denied entry into the country. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany beat Cameroon 3-1 to enter semis


After a goalless first half at Fisht Stadium , Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay scored his first worldwide goal in spectacular style to set Low on the way to an incredible landmark. Only a win by two goals or more will secure Australia's place in the semi-final. For Russia , it was their final competitive fixture ahead of next year's World Cup, but coach Stanislav Cherchesov remained upbeat despite his side's early exit. Read More »

10 important highlights from PM Narendra Modi's speech in the US

India's claim of "surgical strikes" along disputed Kashmir's de facto border last September was dismissed by Pakistan . "But when India conducts surgical strike, the world understands India is a patient country but if required, it knows how to demonstrate its ability", said Modi . Read More »

Progressive Groups Rip Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare

A Republican senator up for re-election next year just got some bad news about the Senate GOP health care bill . Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. Read More »

Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42B, report says


While conditions are improving, it's too early to celebrate, said Eakin, adding that the world may be at a new normal where reefs are barely able to survive during good conditions. The report said more should be done to protect the reef, which has been hit by recent mass coral bleaching events. Lowering emissions could help many reefs, putting off a time when coral bleaching could be an nearly annual event. Read More »

Whale breaches just a few feet away from boaters in New Jersey


These guys had a "whale" of a time when a humpback made a decision to give them a boat-side show in the NY harbor. " It's just this giant Goliath thing just pulls right up and taps the side of the hull and I'm standing right here like this, filming, and I'm like, I swear I was stuck, I was mesmerized ", Ziolkowski said. Read More »

Great Barrier Reef in Australia values $56bn: Deloitte report

This is more than twice the number of jobs in the Australian oil and gas extraction industries. The Deloitte Access Economics study also surveyed people's attitude towards the Great Barrier Reef . "This report sends a clear message that the Great Barrier Reef - as an ecosystem, as an economic driver, as a global treasure - is too big to fail ", Steve Sargent, Great Barrier Reef Foundation director, told AFP, reports The Australian. Read More »

SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Mission On Track For Tomorrow

SpaceX's next and ninth launch of the year is scheduled Sunday afternoon at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This launch marks the second time SpaceX has successfully reflown a rocket booster , though both times they were retooled for the missions. Read More »

Honor 8 Pro First Look


This worldwide expansion kicked off about three years ago, and has seen a slew of budget-friendly Honor handsets launched in the United Kingdom since then. There is 6 GB RAM available onboard coupled with 128 GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 256 GB through a microSD card. The phone would run on EMUI 5.1 layered on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. Read More »

Modi in US Meets CEOs, Reiterates 'Ease of Doing Business' in India

In an uncertain global economic landscape, India and the USA stand as mutually reinforcing engines of growth and innovation, he said. "These plans also showcase the enormous fruits of our relationships with enterprising USA partners-worth many billions of dollars over the next decade alone-together with concomitant new employment opportunities across both societies", he further wrote in his commentary. Read More »

The Antares Pharma, Inc. (ATRS) Shares Gap Up After Insider Buying Activity

Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Antares Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:ATRS) for 2.86 million shares. The SI to Antares Pharma Incorporated's float is 1.9%. Antares Pharma, Inc (Antares) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies. Read More »

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers to decide future in August


Dawid Malan has waited 11 years since turning professional to make the step up to worldwide cricket and appears keen to make up for lost time. Dane Paterson's subtle spell of 4 for 32: In an otherwise tiresome day with the ball for the South Africans, it was Dane Paterson , who had his day out as he managed to claim 4 for 32. Read More »

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

USA lawmakers have criticized the pace of the recalls. The company says it is facing between $10 billion and $50 billion in liabilities from nearly a decade of recalls and lawsuits linked to its defective air bag inflators, which could explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into vehicle compartments. Read More »

Inside the secret Republican plan to unravel Medicaid

Critics have pointed to how the BCRA would affect the health and security of millions of Americans, particularly poor Americans who rely on Medicaid for their health coverage. Five GOP senators now do not support the measure. "And I'm open arms; but, I don't see that happening". Both the House and Senate bills would keep subsidies for private insurance , although with considerably less money. Read More »

De Villiers to decide his cricketing future in August

Jos Buttler , standing in as captain for the rested Eoin Morgan , paid tribute to Malan's knock, while also praising the character of 20-year-old leg-spinner Mason Crane (1-38), who came in for some punishment at the hands of AB de Villiers before snaring the South Africa captain for his first global wicket. Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill vote: The whip count


Heller said that he, too, was against the bill as it is drafted, leaving himself just enough wiggle room to continue his practice of being the senator in the middle, the man who wants to see the Medicaid program phased out, except when he decides he doesn't. Read More »

Check Out This Fan Made Game Boy Advance SP Nintendo Switch Dock

ARMS has cemented itself as one of the big Nintendo Switch exclusives and helps bolster the console's 2017 lineup, which includes Splatoon 2 in July and Super Mario Odyssey in October. There has been some speculation that the two games for portable consoles that are now in development might be new Medabots 3DS games, as two versions of those games are typically released simultaneously. Read More »

Cornyn on health care bill: 'It's going to be close'

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill , which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare , in its current form. President Donald Trump has complained former president Barack Obama "used his phrase" when he described the GOP healthcare plan as 'mean'. "Call off this bill right now and let's sit down and start working", Manchin said . Read More »

Dennis Rodman Says He Got Otto Warmbier Released

Visiting North Korea is like visiting any other Asian country, says Dennis Rodman . Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton brands Sebastian Vettel a 'disgrace' after Azerbaijan Grand Prix smash

Williams driver Lance Stroll of Canada, prepares for a celebratory drink from the boot of Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia after the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan , Sunday, June 25, 2017. The red flag period was from lap 23-24 to clear more debris from the track. The stewards' statement explained: "The stewards examined video evidence which showed that auto #5 drove alongside and then steered into vehicle #44". Read More »