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Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington on Monday, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.

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New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

Published 26/06/2017

Participants take part in the LGBT Pride March in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.

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Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Published 26/06/2017

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration`s response to Russian hacks

Top Democrat slams Obama administration`s response to Russian hacks

Published 25/06/2017

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff speaks to reporters about the appointment of a Special Counsel in the Russia investigations on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump.

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An Americans for Prosperity banner is seen during an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.

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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India`s Modi on trade, investment

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India`s Modi on trade, investment

Published 24/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Richard Neal (D-MA) listen to testimony before the committee on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday.

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Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers` list

Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers` list

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference after talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering after he inaugurated Kochi Metro at a stadium in Kochi, India, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.

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Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week

Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week

Published 23/06/2017

A stock quotation board displaying Japan's Nikkei average is seen before a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2016 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Asian shares flatlined on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week's 10-month lows.

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