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PM Modi pleased after meeting President Biden at G7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Joe Biden at the G7 Summit in Italy, expressing pleasure in their ongoing collaboration for global progress. The meeting also included discussions with French President Emmanuel Macron, focusing on strengthening strategic partnerships in various sectors such as energy, defense, and culture. Defense cooperation and cultural ties between India and France were highlighted as key areas of focus. This marked PM Modi's fourth meeting with President Macron in a year, with discussions also revolving around promoting innovation and research among youth. Additionally, PM Modi engaged with UK PM Rishi Sunak and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the summit, where India is participating as an outreach country. The summit, held in Italy's Apulia region, is attended by PM Modi at the invitation of Italian PM Giorgia Meloni. sources

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Jun 15 2024, 7 am

SCO prioritizes fighting terrorism, separatism, and extremism: S Jaishankar

India's External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, emphasized the importance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in combating terrorism, separatism, and extremism during an interview in Astana, Kazakhstan. Highlighting the urgent need for action against these threats, Jaishankar praised Kazakhstan for negotiating an updated program to address these issues during their Chairmanship. He also discussed India's efforts during their presidency of the SCO, focusing on countering radicalization and implementing joint statements. Emphasizing the need for comprehensive measures against terrorism, Jaishankar called for the strengthening of SCO mechanisms, including the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) and proposed Universal Centre in Tashkent. He also highlighted the establishment of an Anti-Drug Centre in Dushanbe to combat drug trafficking, underscoring the interconnected nature of terrorism, drug trafficking, and stability in Afghanistan. Jaishankar concluded by advocating for security initiatives that respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all involved countries. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 7 pm

Pakistan ex-Foreign Minister indicted in May 9 violence case

Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been indicted in a case related to the burning of a police station during the May 9 violence last year. The anti-terrorism court in Lahore charged Qureshi, who is also a top leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, with abetting the torching of the Shadman police station. Despite denying the charges, Qureshi faces multiple cases linked to the May 9 violence. This indictment comes as the government announced a ban on PTI, led by Imran Khan, for alleged anti-state activities. Qureshi, along with Khan, was previously sentenced to 10 years in jail for violating the Official Secrets Act, although their sentence was suspended by the Islamabad High Court. The May 9 riots erupted following Khan's arrest in a corruption case, leading to numerous cases against PTI members. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 7 pm

Florida Judge Dismisses Trump's Classified Documents Case

In a significant development, a Florida judge appointed by former President Donald Trump has dismissed the criminal case against him for mishandling classified documents. The judge ruled that the appointment of Special Counsel Jack Smith was improper, leading to the dismissal of the charges. Trump had been accused of endangering national security by retaining top secret documents after leaving the White House. The decision marks a major victory for Trump, who has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case. This ruling comes as a relief for the former president, as he continues to face legal challenges and scrutiny following his time in office. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 7 pm

AI boosts storytelling creativity, decreases diversity: research

A recent study published in the journal Science Advances has found that stories created with the assistance of ChatGPT, a generative artificial intelligence tool, are more creative and engaging with increased plot twists compared to those written without AI help. However, researchers noted a reduction in diversity among stories generated with AI, potentially leading to a loss of "collective novelty." The study involved 300 participants tasked with writing short stories for young adults, with those using AI assistance showing increased novelty and usefulness in their work. While the AI helped less creative writers improve their stories significantly, it also led to a decrease in uniqueness among the stories produced. The findings suggest that while AI can enhance individual creativity, there is a risk of homogenization if widely adopted in the publishing industry. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 5 pm

England, Wales see highest population increase since 1948

The population of England and Wales saw a significant increase of 610,000 to 60.9 million in mid-2023, the largest annual rise in 75 years, attributed to record immigration. The Office for National Statistics reported that while 'natural' population growth, the difference between births and deaths, was at its lowest since 1978, net international migration rose to 622,000. The population of the entire United Kingdom was 67.6 million in mid-2022, with a decrease in economic output per head by 0.7% in 2023. Net migration to the UK reached a record 764,000 in 2022, dropping to 685,000 in 2023, but still significantly higher than pre-Brexit levels. Changes in visa regulations post-Brexit have led to a decrease in EU migrants but an increase in immigration from countries like India, Nigeria, and Pakistan, particularly in the health and social care sectors. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 6 pm

New PM Oli Aims to Strengthen Nepal-India Relations

Nepal's newly appointed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his commitment to enhancing relations with India, following his fourth term appointment. Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's congratulatory message, Oli thanked Modi and pledged to collaborate closely to strengthen bilateral ties for mutual benefit. The 72-year-old leader, who heads the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), took office after his predecessor lost a vote of confidence. Modi also expressed eagerness to work with Oli to bolster the friendship between the two nations. Oli's appointment signifies a new chapter in Nepal-India relations, with both leaders aiming to elevate the historic ties to new heights. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 6 pm

Zelensky confident in working together, not worried about Trump

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed confidence in working with a potential second term for Donald Trump, despite concerns over the US administration's stance towards Ukraine's conflict with Russia. Zelensky stated that he was not worried about another Trump presidency and believed they could collaborate effectively. The Republican Party candidate has hinted at a swift resolution to the conflict if elected, raising fears in Kyiv about negotiations with Moscow from a weakened position. Zelensky highlighted that he had received assurances of support from Republican governors during a recent trip to the US, emphasizing that the majority of the party backs Ukraine. Trump's previous comments about settling the Ukraine conflict before taking office in 2025 have added to the uncertainty surrounding US-Ukraine relations. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 6 pm

Zelensky Urges Russia to Attend Second Ukraine Summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for Russian representatives to attend a second summit aimed at securing lasting peace with Russia, following over two years of conflict. Zelensky's statement comes after a high-level summit in Switzerland last month, which Russia was not invited to. Zelensky emphasized the importance of Russian involvement in the peace process during a press conference in Kyiv, where he outlined plans for a follow-up summit. In preparation for the summit, separate meetings on energy security in Qatar and food security in Turkey are set to take place. The initial summit in Switzerland saw leaders from over 90 countries gather to address the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, with the Kremlin labeling any discussions excluding Russia as "absurd." sources

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Jul 15 2024, 6 pm

Wiz Khalifa charged for cannabis possession in Romania

US rapper Wiz Khalifa has been charged with illegal drug possession in Romania after being caught consuming cannabis on stage at the "Beach, Please!" festival in Costinesti. Possession of cannabis in Romania can lead to up to ten years in prison, and Khalifa was found with over 18 grams of the drug. The rapper was taken in for questioning but was not kept in custody. Khalifa expressed regret for his actions, stating that he did not mean any disrespect to Romania and that he will return without a joint next time. This incident comes amidst a trend of celebrities endorsing legal cannabis companies in the US, with Khalifa known for often mentioning marijuana in his lyrics. Meanwhile, fellow rapper Nicki Minaj recently cancelled her appearance at a festival in Bucharest due to safety concerns related to protests in Romania. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 4 pm

Expert explains impact of assassination bid on Trump and Biden

The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump has been described as a potential boost for his image by US political scientist Ian Bremmer. Bremmer explained that the iconic image of Trump standing up immediately after being shot, with blood on his face and a raised fist, will likely increase support for the Republican leader, potentially aiding his chances in the upcoming election. On the other hand, Bremmer noted that the incident may make it less likely for US President Joe Biden to step down, as pressure within the Democratic party has lessened. The political scientist also warned of the potential for increased violence and social instability in the US, particularly amidst a highly polarized political climate. The US's image in the world, particularly among allies and adversaries, has also been called into question following the incident. sources

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Jul 15 2024, 4 pm

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