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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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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

Published 23/06/2017

A man cools cattle on a beached boat in the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

Published 23/06/2017

A North Korean flag is pictured at its embassy in Beijing January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

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Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017, Sacramento, CA, USA- Christian Coleman of Tennessee wins 100m heat in 9.90 for the top qualifying time during the USA Championships at Hornet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 meters qualifying at the U.S. national championships on Thursday as 35-year-old Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters.

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Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - A pump jack used to help lift crude oil from a well in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale formation stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas, U.S. on January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver/File Photo

In today's U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

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Trump denies obstructing FBI probe, says has no tapes of talks with Comey

Trump denies obstructing FBI probe, says has no tapes of talks with Comey

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) speaks in Ypilanti Township, Michigan March 15, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., May 3, 2017 in a combination of file photos. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not obstructed the FBI's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and had not recorded his conversations with former FBI chief James Comey.

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Trump says he has not obstructed FBI`s probe Russia probe: Fox News

Trump says he has not obstructed FBI`s probe Russia probe: Fox News

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had not obstructed the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion by his campaign.

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Capitol is seen after the House approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.

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Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other members of the House Freedom Caucus hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week.

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Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

Protestors gather during a demonstration against the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. Senate Republicans offered a bill on Thursday to overhaul Obamacare, the next phase in the party's long war against the 2010 law enacted by then-Democratic President Barack Obama.

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