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India to get access to almost 99% of US defence technologies, says top American official

Jun 26, 2016

India to get access to almost 99% of US defence technologies, says top American official

India will be the only country outside US' formal treaty allies that will gain access to almost 99 percent of latest America's defence technologies after being recognised as a 'Major Defence Partner', a senior Obama administration official has said. #United States #White House #India #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #defence technology #Major Defence Partner
Copa America: United States finish fourth after 1-0 loss to Colombia

Jun 26, 2016

Copa America: United States finish fourth after 1-0 loss to Colombia

Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the US finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia #United States #Copa America #KickingAround #Clint Dempsey #Colombia #Tim Howard #Jurgen Klinsmann #Carlos Bacca
FACTBOX - Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

FACTBOX - Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote | Reuters

BRUSSELS Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain's relations with the European Union following its referendum vote to leave: 1. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? #United States #India #Middle East #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain | Reuters

BERLIN/HERMANNSWERDER, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union. Foreign ministers of the EU's six founding members had earlier said Britain should leave the bloc as soon as possible after Britons voted on Thursday to quit the 28-member bloc. However, Merkel struck a more conciliatory tone #United States #India #Business #France #markets #Netherlands #article
Brexit crisis tops off rough stretch in Obama's push for legacy | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

Brexit crisis tops off rough stretch in Obama's push for legacy | Reuters

SEATTLE The financial and political fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union has added to a string of setbacks for President Barack Obama as he works to burnish his legacy before his presidency ends in January 2017. The Brexit decision came after a deadlock in the U.S. #United States #Business #science #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy #european
Brazil's Temer says women should retire earlier than men - paper | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Brazil's Temer says women should retire earlier than men - paper | Reuters

SAO PAULO Brazil's interim President Michel Temer told local newspapers women should retire earlier than men, explaining why he did not support making a potential minimum retirement age equal for both sexes as his government tackles pension reform. "A little difference is reasonable," Temer said according to an interview published in O Globo newspaper on Saturday #Sports #United States #India #Middle East #Government #Argentina #United Kingdom
Irish unity vote for later, not now - foreign minister | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Irish unity vote for later, not now - foreign minister | Reuters

DUBLIN The future unification of Ireland would be in the best interests of its citizens, but holding a referendum while the British government is negotiating its exit from the EU would only cause division, Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said on Saturday. Northern Ireland's deputy leader Martin McGuinness called on Friday for a vote to unite Ireland with the British-run province to the north #United States #Economy #science #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #article
France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no cat and mouse game | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no cat and mouse game | Reuters

BERLIN Britain must quickly trigger the Article 50 clause that allows talks to start on its exit from the European Union, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday after a meeting of six European foreign ministers in Berlin. It would not be acceptable for Britain to play a "cat and mouse" game, he told reporters #United States #India #Middle East #Argentina #Netherlands #european #article
Syrian or Russian air strikes kill dozens in eastern Syria  - monitoring group | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Syrian or Russian air strikes kill dozens in eastern Syria - monitoring group | Reuters

BEIRUT Air strikes carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed dozens of people in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported. It said the strikes hit the village of al-Quria in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor province, killing 47 people including 31 civilians. The militant group Islamic State controls most of Deir al-Zor province and has laid siege since March last year to the remaining government-held areas in the city of the same name, which is close to Syria's eastern border with Iraq. #United States #Business #Islam #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis
Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu | Reuters

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said. Police said at least seven people had died and 10 others were wounded. Gunfire echoed round the seaside city after the blast and ambulances raced to the scene. #United States #Economy #Business #Middle East #Africa #United Kingdom #article