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I'm trying to stay out of politics: Ivanka Trump (11 minutes ago)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, the older daughter of US President Donald Trump, said that she is trying to "stay out of 'politics'" despite occupying a key advisory role to her father along with her husband Jared Kushner.

Palestinians demand payment of political prisoner wages (06:46)
Ramallah, June 27 (IANS) A group of former prisoners continued a series of public protests to demand that the Palestinian National Authority pay them the salaries allocated to those incarcerated in Israeli jails and their relatives.

Belgium to invest 7 bn euros to counter extremist content online (06:26)
Brussels, June 27 (IANS) Belgium is to spend 6.8 million euros ($7.6 billion) on a so-called supersoftware to identify terrorists who browse web pages with extremist content, a minister said.

Catholics should care for the sick, says Pope (06:08)
Vatican City, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis urged Catholics to take care of the sick, saying this made them an invaluable source of wealth for society and "a conscious instrument of grace".

350 migrants land in Sicily, 6 traffickers held (05:42)
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Police in Sicily arrested a Nigerian, a Bangladeshi and a Gambian accused of people trafficking after a boat with 267 migrants on board arrived at the port of Pozzallo. Police also held three Ukraians after 100 migrants landed in eastern Sicily.

India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation (Roundup) (05:06)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US on Monday reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

Vatican expresses 'grave concern' over missing Chinese bishop (04:56)
Vatican City, 24 June 27 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican expressed "grave concern" over the fate of a Chinese bishop arrested in May, Peter Shao Zhumin.

Modi invites Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation in India (04:36)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump to India, to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs.

India's benefit lies in strong America: Modi (04:00)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

S. Korea finds another stranded N. Korean boat with 8 on board (03:38)
Seoul, June 27 (IANS) The South Korean coast guard found another North Korean boat adrift in its waters with eight crewmen on board, officials said.

Romanian President appoints new Prime Minister (03:10)
Bucharest, June 27 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose, candidate proposed by the parliamentary majority, as Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government.

India-US delegation-level talks start (Lead) (02:14)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US started delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

Hijacked Thai oil tanker returns safely from Malaysia (02:10)
Bangkok, June 27 (IANS) Thai navy confirmed that a Thai oil tanker which was hijacked by a pirate vessel in Malaysian waters had returned to Thailand, the media reported.

It's an honour for 1.25 billion Indians: Modi at White House (01:40)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached White House on Monday afternoon where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed him.

British PM outlines 9-point plan for EU nationals post-Brexit (01:18)
London, June 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined a nine-point plan stating the rights of more than 3 million European Union (EU) citizens to remain in Britain after Brexit.

Trump hails SC decision as victory for US security (00:52)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed the Supreme Court decision to allow the entry into force of some portions of his travel ban denying entry to refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, saying that it will allow him to "protect" the country.

Terror, Afghanistan figure in Modi's meets with Mattis, Tillerson (Lead) (23:42)
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The global fight against terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan figured prominently when US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here ahead of his summit-level meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday.

US declares Syed Salahuddin global terrorist (Lead) (22:58)
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Hours before the Modi-Trump meet, the US on Monday declared the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.

US declares Syed Salahuddin global terrorist (22:46)
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US on Monday designated the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.

Chinese, Indian troops face off on border, China slams Indian 'provocation' (22:34)
New Delhi/Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Chinese troops faced off along the border in Sikkim, with reports that the Chinese troops entered the Indian side and destroyed two Indian Army bunkers.

Iranian leader backs Palestine, Kashmir struggle (Lead) (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Tehran, June 26 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine a major issue of the Islamic world and also urged Muslims to support the "people of Bahrain, Kashmir and Yemen".

US Defence Secretary, Secretary of State call on Modi (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump.

Floods kill 28 in China (21:30)
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 28 people in China in four days and left another 16 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday.

Swede man held captive in Mali since 2011 freed (21:28)
Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, a 42-year-old Swede man kidnapped by an Al Qaeda linked group in Mali since 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Africa steps up momentum in calling for UN reform (Roundup) (21:26) IANS Photo Service
Kampala, June 26 (IANS) African leaders will next month gather at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia to adopt proposals that the continent gets two permanent seats at the UN Security Council.

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