• Germany's Merkel Signals Deepening Rift With US Under Trump

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    With an aim to boost India's economic engagements and to invite more investments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a four-nation tour from May 29, starting with Germany. In reference to Germany as the host of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, the PM offered India's full support for a successful outcome. Humanitarian forces must unite to combat the menace: Modi.
  • Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

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    He said any use of chemical weapons in Syria - where Russian Federation is propping up the government of President Bashar Assad - is a "red line" for France and would be met by "reprisals" and an "immediate riposte" from France. "Our absolute priority is the fight against terrorism and the eradication of terrorist groups and Daesh in particular", he said, using an alternate name for the Islamic State group.
  • Merkel Urges Europeans To Take Fate Into Their Own Hands

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    Speaking in Brussels last week, Mr. Trump also told North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to spend more money on defense and did not re-state his administration's commitment to NATO's mutual security guarantees. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, also a frequent Trump critic, was more blunt . "Those of you who have reported on the chancellor for a long time will know how important German-American relations are to her", he told the news conference.
  • Aon Benfield's Tropical Storm Risk slightly increases Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast

    Aon Benfield's Tropical Storm Risk slightly increases Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast

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    Tropical Storm Risk has increased its forecast for 2017 Atlantic Tropical Storm & Hurricane Season activity, joining others in predicting a more active year. "A secondary area of concern may be from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on south,"he continued". Forecasters expect warmer-than-average waters across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, also the wind shear to weaker-than-average and a weak or nonexistent El Nino, said Ben Friedman, acting NOAA administrator.
  • Ethiopia's Tedros elected to head WHO

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    Tedros will succeed Margaret Chan , who on Monday, addressed the World Health Assembly for the final time after serving two consecutive five-year terms. He replaces Margaret Chan , who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. Nabarro had 52 votes and Nishtar 38. He trained 40,000 female health workers, hired outbreak investigators, improved the national laboratory, organized an ambulance system and multiplied medical school graduates tenfold.
  • Killeen: State Veterans Cemetery hosts Memorial Day observance

    Killeen: State Veterans Cemetery hosts Memorial Day observance

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    Another World War II veteran, Glen Moorehead, 90, served two years in the U.S. Navy. To Marianna Wohlgemuth, a former co-chair of the Albertson VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Memorial Day is a chance to teach children not just about the valor of the country's soldiers, but also the human cost of war.
  • Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session

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    That means state lawmakers won't meet again until 2019, unless Abbott calls a special session, which lasts 30 days and can cover any issue the governor chooses. The House maintains that it did get its work done on time. "You're not going to have a doctor in the state of Texas", said Sen. After months of avoiding a vote on the divisive issue, the House on Sunday amended Senate Bill 2078 with language that would've required school districts to provide single-occupancy bathrooms, lockers ...
  • Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes

    Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes

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    The Red Cross is providing financial and technical support, said a statement by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. State television broadcast calls for public assistance to clean drinking wells contaminated by the monsoon floods, the worst in 14 years after record rainfall in the island's southwest.