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Apple CEO Attends U.S. Business Leader Roundtable With Indian Prime Minister

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Apple CEO Attends U.S. Business Leader Roundtable With Indian Prime Minister

- Apple CEO Tim Cook joined top business leaders in a roundtable session with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. As many as 21 high-profile chief executives of U.S. corporations attended the gathering in Washington, D.C., including Google's Sundar Pichai, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos (via ). Prime Minister Modi kicked off his U.S. visit by telling the CEOs that India's growth presented a "win-win" opportunity for both nations, referring to his government's attempts to improve the business climate, including a unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) that he hoped would encourage American companies to invest there

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Trump calls Modi `true friend’ as US, India approach talks

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Trump calls Modi `true friend’ as US, India approach talks

- NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Us President Donald Trump on Monday in a White House visit that will allow the leaders to build personal rapport but is less certain to produce significant progress on issues such as immigration. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday,” Mr Trump said Saturday (June 24) on his presidential Twitter account

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US lawmakers urge Trump to press India’s Modi on trade, investment hurdles

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US lawmakers urge Trump to press India’s Modi on trade, investment hurdles

- Washington: Leading US congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to US trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday. The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones

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Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets American Business Leaders In Washington DC

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Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets American Business Leaders In Washington DC

- After a brief stop in Lisbon, Portugal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in United States in the second leg of his three-nation tour. The last destination is the Netherlands. This would be PM Modi's fourth visit to the US, where he forged a close relationship with former US President Barack Obama and called the US "an indispensable partner". However, this is his first visit to US after the Trump administration came to power early this year

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Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar

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Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar

- here was new sparking today in the alliance that governs Bihar, with 27-year-old Tejashwi Yadav, who is Deputy Chief Minister of the state, accusing boss of blatant opportunism and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi of part-timing in politics. Tejashwi Yadav's father, Lalu Yadav, has accused the Chief Minister of in the election for President of India. The Congress is their junior partner in the Bihar government and has led the initiative to field former Speaker Meira Kumar, who is from Bihar, as the candidate of a united opposition against the BJP, Ram Nath Kovind, who was Governor of Bihar till last week

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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

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Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

- PHNOM PENH: Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains. More than seven million people voted on Jun 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule

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Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains in local polls

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Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains in local polls

- PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodian election authorities on Sunday (June 25) released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains. More than seven million people voted on June 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule

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Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

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Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

- Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday offered Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. Shaikh Mohammad joined thousands of Muslims in the UAE and around the world in celebrating the start of Eid Al Fitr. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, also offered Eid prayers at the mosque

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China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

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China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

- BEIJING: President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi's first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist Party became president in 2013. Xi will be in the city from Thursday to Sunday to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of the handover, which took place on Jul 1, 1997

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Battle against fake news: Rise of the truth-seekers

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Battle against fake news: Rise of the truth-seekers

- The battle lines have been drawn. On one side, the shots have already been fired, by purveyors of the bogus. From false news stories during the French election to the Russian use of propaganda to meddle in the elections of other countries, fake news has become ever more pervasive and a challenge to governments and people, including Singapore. On the rise now are the truth-seekers, who are helping people tell the real from the phony in the war of words

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Obama returns to childhood Indonesia for holiday - Regional

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Obama returns to childhood Indonesia for holiday - Regional

- Ubud: Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said. The casually dressed former president arrived at the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. “They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud,” I Gede Widiyana said yesterday

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

- LISBON, Portugal -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Modi met with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday during a six-hour stop in Lisbon. Modi will then continue on to Washington where he will meet with Trump on Monday. Modi and Costa announced the launching of the India-Portugal Start-Up Hub to encourage business ventures by entrepreneurs in the two countries, along with several other bilateral agreements on science, sport and taxation

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PM Modi will convey Indian IT companies' contribution to US economy to Trump: Sikka

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PM Modi will convey Indian IT companies' contribution to US economy to Trump: Sikka

- Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka was responding to a query on whether Modi's visit to the US will salvage Indian IT industry to some extent. Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said on Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi would convey the contribution made by Indian IT companies towards the US economy during his deliberations with President Donald Trump. "I think we have created a lot of value in the US economy

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Modi met with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday during a six-hour stop in Lisbon. Modi will then continue on to Washington where he will meet with Trump on Monday. Modi and Costa announced the launching of the India-Portugal Start-Up Hub to encourage business ventures by entrepreneurs in the two countries, along with several other bilateral agreements on science, sport and taxation

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Rulers to offer Eid Al Fitr prayer

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Rulers to offer Eid Al Fitr prayer

- DUBAI: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will offer the Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. After the prayer, Shaikh Mohammed will receive well-wishers at the Grand Zabeel Majlis in Dubai. Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed to perform Eid prayer at SZGM His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will perform Eid Al Fitr prayer, at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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  • India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump
    India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump

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    WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (Jun 25) told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of "minimum government," as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting on Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google's Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

     

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Elections

  • Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains
    Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PHNOM PENH: Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains. More than seven million people voted on Jun 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule

     

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  • Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar
    Tejashwi Yadav's 'Dil Ki Baat' Entails Attack On Boss Nitish Kumar

    , ndtv.com

    here was new sparking today in the alliance that governs Bihar, with 27-year-old Tejashwi Yadav, who is Deputy Chief Minister of the state, accusing boss of blatant opportunism and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi of part-timing in politics. Tejashwi Yadav's father, Lalu Yadav, has accused the Chief Minister of in the election for President of India. The Congress is their junior partner in the Bihar government and has led the initiative to field former Speaker Meira Kumar, who is from Bihar, as the candidate of a united opposition against the BJP, Ram Nath Kovind, who was Governor of Bihar till last week

     

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  • State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan
    State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions

     

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  • Cabinet committee on Oxley Road house kept mum until 'forced into daylight': Lee Wei Ling
    Cabinet committee on Oxley Road house kept mum until 'forced into daylight': Lee Wei Ling

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    SINGAPORE — Refuting Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean's public assurances on the ministerial committee weighing options for the house on 38 Oxley Road, Dr Lee Wei Ling on Friday (June 23) charged that information about the group was divulged only after it was "forced into the daylight". Dr Lee and Mr Lee Hsien Yang have repeatedly criticised the committee in the past week, as part of a public dispute with their elder brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the fate of their family home on Oxley Road

     

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