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Tornado damages ten US Air Force planes

The Air Force has four E-4Bs in active service, and the primary aircraft was off-station during the tornado on June 16, according to Ryder.

US military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy

US military chiefs are asking for more time to implement a policy that will allow transgenders to enlist in the service branches.

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters: Officials

Rebels with Colombia`s National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country`s northeast.

Civil nuclear deal will be part of Modi-Trump discussions: White House

"In terms of the actual deals, the US is still looking forward to US-built nuclear reactors contributing to India's energy security. 

1st face-to-face meeting will give Trump-Modi chance to assess ties: Envoy 1st face-to-face meeting will give Trump-Modi chance to assess ties: Envoy

The first face-to-face meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will give them an opportunity to look at the entire gamut of Indo-US engagement and to exchange views on issues of global interest, India's envoy here has said.

United States ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named.

Priorities and nature of ties with India, Pakistan different: White House

"We realise that the pace and scope of that relationship is going to be different in each case," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity said in response to a question on concerns in Pakistan with regard to increasing ties with India.

California adds four more 'discriminatory' states to travel ban

California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against the LGBTQ community, the media reported.

US keen on providing India defence tech reserved for close allies

The US is interested in providing India with the kind of defence technology it normally reserves for its closest allies, the White House has said, signalling the Trump administration's resolve to strengthen the bilateral defence relationship.

 Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no'' Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100

John "Sonny" Franzese, a reputed underboss of the Colombo crime family, was released from a Massachusetts prison hospital on Friday at age 100, ending his tenure as the oldest inmate in a U.S. federal prison, his son and media reports said.

Two killed, 11 missing after Colombia mine explosion

An explosion at a central Colombian coal mine killed at least two people Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find another 11 who are still missing, authorities said, updating earlier figures.

Donald Trump does not intend to fire investigator Robert Mueller: White House

President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official`s impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday.

Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque in Florida

A Broward Sheriff's Office report says 38-year-old Shawkat Mzayek was arrested on Thursday and charged with making a false bomb threat.

 

CIA knew in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to boost Trump: Report

The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react.

UK PM Theresa May welcomes Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador: Spokeswoman

The planned appointment of National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to London shows President Donald Trump`s commitment to close ties with Britain.

Mother busy texting on Facebook while baby drowned

Although she said she became "distracted" by another child, Facebook Messenger and a television playing loudly, the investigators revealed that Stuckey was messaging two people on Facebook for at least 18 minutes while the infant was left unattended on June 13.

 

Donald Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

The pick had been expected since January, when the then president-elect announced his intention to tap Johnson as envoy to Washington's closest European ally during a leadership lunch with congressional Republicans and incoming cabinet members.

US Congressmen say Pakistan accountable for American blood on its hands, table bill to revoke Islamabad's ally status US Congressmen say Pakistan accountable for American blood on its hands, table bill to revoke Islamabad's ally status

A MNNA country is eligible for priority delivery of defense material, an expedited arms sale process, and a US loan guarantee program.

Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Dozens of residents of Simon Bolivar, a district in the city of Cerro de Pasco in the Peruvian Andes, traveled to Lima to press the government to declare a health emergency and build a regional hospital specializing in exposure to heavy metals.

 

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar to meet US secretary Rex Tillerson

The Jaishankar-Tillerson meeting is likely to give final touches to the Modi-Trump meeting at the White House on Monday.

 

Donald Trump urged to appoint special coordinator for Tibet

In the letter dated June 21, which was released to the press yesterday, the lawmakers noted the preservation of Tibet's unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions.

  Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

A British court issued an arrest warrant for Assange when he failed to surrender to the court on June 29, 2012, and the Metropolitan Police Service is compelled to execute that warrant, the London police said in May. 

Looking forward to Trump-Modi first meeting: White House

Modi and Trump are scheduled to meet at the White House on Monday.

 

Did not record conversations with former FBI Director James Comey: Donald Trump Did not record conversations with former FBI Director James Comey: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, laying to rest speculation that arose after he tweeted last month that Comey better hope there were no tapes.