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Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

The barrier that had separated the East and West since the end of World War II was gone, and as East German people swarmed into the West, looking to escape the former Soviet controlled region. Kohl was reluctant to view united Germany as a major power because of its Nazi past. Germany's longest serving post-war leader left active politics in 2002.


Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

Any party which has been in government quickly becomes more pragmatic. The DUP is what I would describe as a fairly compassionate party. She said: "Obviously they got is slightly wrong". And in a further hint that Sinn Fein could take their seats to prop up a Corbyn government, Mr Maskey declared: "We will have representatives in London every week".



Modi invites US business, says GST will ease way

The two leaders will hold talks on Monday afternoon in the White House and would spend several hours together in various settings including one-on-one and delegation level meetings , a reception and a working dinner. Modi "correctly believes that the Indian diaspora can make a big difference between U.S. and India relations", Sudhir Parikh, a medical doctor and long time community leader, said.



Trump, India's Modi to meet Monday in Washington

Modi "correctly believes that the Indian diaspora can make a big difference between USA and India relations". The CEOs seemed rather upbeat after their meeting with the Indian Prime Minister. "We agree with him to allow the future generation to participate in the growth of India", said another expat. State and Union Territory GST laws were passed by all the states and Union Territories of India except Jammu & Kashmir, paving the way for smooth roll out of the tax from July 1.



Saudi police foil terror attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in a central Mecca neighborhood, the ministry said. The Yemeni Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued by the Yemeni news agency, "Attempts to target the Grand Mosque by terrorist groups confirm that these groups have crossed red lines and reflect the seriousness of their schemes, which do not hesitate to target the holiest places of Islam".



27 towers evacuated in England after failure in fire alarm tests

The tests come amid widening worries about the safety of high-rise apartment blocks across the United Kingdom following the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14, killing at least 79 people. The evacuees now face up to four weeks in limbo as workers try to upgrade the buildings' fire safety features. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said officials would visit residents still in their homes, as they required them to leave the blocks before work on making the buildings safe could ...