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Ansari leaves for Poland after concluding visit to Armenia

Ansari leaves for Poland after concluding visit to Armenia

The two sides acknowledged that there can not be double standard on terrorism and the worldwide community should speak in one voice against the menace. "Armenia has invited Indian film industry to shoot films in their country". A team from Bollywood is expected to visit Armenia to explore the possibility.


Trump considers executive order pulling US from NAFTA

Trump considers executive order pulling US from NAFTA

The report indicates that the order could come later this week or early next week, though the timing could change prior to its possible release. Withdrawing from the trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States was one of Mr Trump's key promises on the campaign trail in 2016.



Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

Membership for Turkey in the EU seems nearly unrealistic, given the degree of political bickering between its government and certain European capitals, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said last month. Europe, Erdogan said, had failed to appreciate Turkey's role in stemming the flow of migrants from neighbouring Syria and Iraq across it borders, and said the burden had fallen on Turkey and other countries in the region including Lebanon and Jordan.


Sonny Perdue, confirmed by the Senate as the new agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue, confirmed by the Senate as the new agriculture secretary

Perdue succeeds former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack who stepped down after leading the agency for eight years during the Obama administration. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia. Remember that America's agricultural bounty comes directly from the land. Perdue is a veterinarian and agri-businessman who grew up on a dairy and row crop farm in central Georgia, Perdue served as the state's governor from 2003 to 2011.


North Korea hails 'largest ever' firing drill

North Korea hails 'largest ever' firing drill

The drills coincided with military exercises held by USA and South Korean navies in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula and as the USS Michigan , one of US's most powerful submarines, arrived in South Korea. In the meantime, the USS Michigan , a nuclear-powered submarine, arrived Tuesday at the South Korean port of Busan for what was described as a routine visit to rest crew and load supplies.


Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Islamic State militants have regularly executed civilians in Kirkuk over accusations of collaboration with security forces or for attempting to flee to refugee camps. Mosul , 400 km away from here, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their posts and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of the country's northern and western regions.