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Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign, calls US 'Envy of the World' News18
President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday, whipping up a crowd of at least 20,000 with a nationalist boast about the US economy being the "envy" of the world and warning that opposition Democrats want to "destroy" the country.
By 2027, India population to cross China’s: UN Indian Express
In just eight years, India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country. According to estimates in a new United Nations report released Monday, India is also expected to add 273 million people by 2050 and will remain the most populated until the end of the century.
Donald Trump says US agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants Money Control
President Donald Trump said that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
Magnitude-6 earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122 Hindu
A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late on Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts on Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway in the stricken area.
Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed is new chief of Pakistan ISI Hindu
Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed would be the new chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence. The Pakistan Army on Sunday announced a number of changes to postings of its top generals.
Bhutan PM says China must maintain status quo on Doklam Suhasini Haidar, Hindu
Calling for China to maintain status quo in the Doklam region, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said “no side” should do anything near the trijunction point between India, China and Bhutan “unilaterally”.
Mike Pompeo to focus on defence, trade ties during visit to India Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign slogan — “Modi hai to mumkin hai” — to explore new frontiers of bilateral relations during his upcoming India visit during which he expects discussions on a host of issues, including trade.
Nirav Modi’s 4th bail plea rejected, UK judge cites attempt to manipulate proof Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s fourth attempt to secure bail in the ongoing extradition case failed after a judge in the high court of England and Wales said on Wednesday there are substantial grounds to believe he will fail to surrender and interfere with witnesses.
50 percent tariff on US motorcycles by India unacceptable, says Donald Trump Hindustan Times
US President Donald Trump said that even though India has reduced its import tariff on American motorcycles from 100 percent to 50 percent, it is still too high and not acceptable to him. Trump said the United States, under his leadership, is a country that can no longer be fooled.
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case Scroll
The National Accountability Bureau on Monday arrested former Pakistan president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a fake bank accounts case. Zardari’s arrest came hours after the Islamabad High Court refused to extend bail granted to Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, Dawn reported.
Imran Khan asks citizens to declare their assets by June 30 Hindu
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asked Pakistanis to take advantage of the tax amnesty scheme and declare their undisclosed assets by June 30 to contribute in the development of the country which is grappling with a severe financial crunch.
China says US needs to correct wrong actions to continue trade talks Money Control
The United States needs to correct its wrong actions if it wants to continue negotiations with China to end a damaging tariff war, China's Commerce Ministry said on May 23, adding that talks should be based on mutual respect.
British Prime Minister Theresa may to quit on Friday: Report NDTV
Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure after her final Brexit gambit failed, overshadowing a European election that will show a United Kingdom still riven by divisions over its EU divorce.
Islamic State militants riot in Tajik prison, 32 killed Hindu
The ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.
Trump warns Iran of its ‘official end’ Sriram Lakshman, Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned he would destroy Iran if it threatens the U.S. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Mr Trump tweeted.
North Korea fires more missiles, US announces ship seizure as tensions mount Money Control
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries.
Donald Trump Orders Tariff Rises On Remaining Chinese Imports NDTV
US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from China, less than 24 hours after Washington raised duties on approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Nirav Modi fails to convince UK judge that he's not a flight risk Pioneer
A UK judge who denied bail to Nirav Modi for a third time remained unconvinced that his community ties to Britain were strong enough to not make him a flight risk even though the fugitive diamond merchant was willing to double his security to 2 million pounds and live on a strict 24-hour curfew at his posh apartment in London.
Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing that killed 41 Hindustan Times
The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing. Investigators were on Monday working to understand the causes of the blaze after the Sukhoi Superjet-100 had to return to Sheremetyevo airport shortly after take-off Sunday evening.
US imposes sanction on Pakistan; may deny visas to deportees Hindustan Times
The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan after Islamabad refused to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers from America, warning that it may withhold visas of Pakistanis beginning from its senior officials.
In another America First move, Trump withdraws from Arms Trade Treaty Hindu
Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013, the ATT covers all types of weapons and seeks to stop them from reaching regimes abusing human rights or parties in civil wars, armed and terrorist groups.
US orders diplomats’ families to leave Sri Lanka, warns of possible terror attacks Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
The United States on Friday ordered all school-age members of families of American diplomats posted in Sri Lanka to leave the country saying terrorists groups “continue plotting possible attacks”, and raised its travel warning to “Level 3”, advising Americans to reconsider going there.
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi's bail rejected by London court Chandrashekar Srinivasan, NDTV
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi has been denied bail by a UK court for a third time, in a hearing that was presided over by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot. Dressed in a beige and black sweater and appearing via video-link from his Wandsworth prison, Modi did not say anything except to confirm his name.
Sri Lanka: Minister says local outfit suspected of plotting blasts, government to declare emergency Scroll
Sri Lankan minister and government spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne, on Monday said a local outfit identified as the National Tawheed Jamath is suspected of plotting the serial blasts that struck the island nation on Easter Sunday, PTI reported.
US to eliminate Iran oil sanctions waiver for India, 7 others: Report Hindustan Times
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices.
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