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Xi sets commercial terms for engagement with India

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Kazakhstan's Astana , Modi said it required concerted efforts to rein in radicalisation, terrorist recruitment and terror financing issues. The reason for the boycott was India's concerns over the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), headed by Chinese President Xi, and which passes via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).



European Union says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

Naomi Long of the non-sectarian Alliance Party said May did not reassure her of the government's neutrality in Northern Irish matters. Besides forging a deal to keep her job and preparing for Brexit talks, May is also grappling with a crisis over the breakdown in power-sharing between the pro-British DUP and the Catholic nationalist Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland's separate, devolved government.



London police: 58 people assumed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

The deadly blaze has mushroomed into a political crisis, testing the fragile government of Prime Minister Theresa May . But the Conservative leader still struggled to overcome accusations that she lacked compassion because she had failed to meet with victims on her first visit to the devastated site.



UK's May confident on power-saving deal

But some opposition politicians say that May can no longer stick to her stance for a clean break with the European Union, characterising her election bid as a poor gamble that has left Britain a laughing stock. " We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements , " she told reporters during an official visit to France on Tuesday evening.



Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said .