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France and Germany 'in agreement' over UK's EU exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in "full agreement" on how to handle the fallout from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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United Kingdom's credit outlook cut to negative.


The United Kingdom has had its credit rating outlook downgraded to negative by the ratings agency Moody's after the country voted to leave the European Union. Moody's said the result would herald a prolonged period of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU after Brussels said exit negotiations should start immediately. EU head Jean-Claude Juncker said it was "not an amicable divorce", but it was "not a tight love affair anyway".

Representatives of the 28 leading Japanese companies are engaged in a tour to seek investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.


Representatives of the 28 leading Japanese companies are engaged in a tour to seek investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The representatives directly discussed with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment. The discussions were held under the patronage of chief executive officer of the Board Renuka Weerakoon. The committee chairman of the Japan-Sri Lanka Business Cooperation Tadayaki Seki says they have received a better understanding on this venture.

Britain goes to polls today to decide upon whether to stay or not in the EU.

The UK  goes to the polls today to decide whether the country should stay a member of the European Union.

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Lightning kills 38 in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Indian State disaster management department says at least 38 people in Bihar have been killed in the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning. In addition

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Make yoga a part of your life, says Indian PM

In a brief address on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health.

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Warning of crops yield fall

A study says that crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.

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Radical change in India's FDI policy

The Indian Union government on Monday radically liberalised the FDI regime by permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment under government approval route for almost every sector, including defence.

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UN says refugee numbers at record level

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

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Albania claims historic win at Euro 2016

Armando Sadiku made history for Albania on Sunday as his goal secured a 1-0 win against Romania at Euro 2016 to give the Balkan nation their first ever victory at a major tournament.

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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.


A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.

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Man charged with murder of British MP.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair 52 has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old. She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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Chinese President Xi on a stste visit to Serbia


Chinese President Xi Jinping on a stste visit to Serbia said that China and Serbia are "all-weather friends" and have a "special brotherly bond," calling on both sides to expand their ties.Hailing the traditional friendship between the two countries, Xi told his Serbian counterpart that China-Serbia practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges have yielded fruitful results.

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A man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox.West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old.She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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International Economic Forum commenced in Russia

The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum opened in Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin urging more global interaction to solve economic problems.The three-day forum attracted over 10,000 participants, including government and business leaders.The forum is a platform for sharing best practices and proposing solutions to a wide range of issues.

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Chinese President leaves for three nation visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Friday morning for state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan and attendance at a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent.

Xi will visit the three nations at the invitation of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Uzbek President Islam Karimov.Invited by Karimov, Xi will attend the 16th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Tashkent.

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Thai PM holds talks with Modi today


Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in India on a three-day visit with an aim to depeen bilateral cooperation in areas of trade and investment, defence, security and tourism.Chan-o-Cha will have extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during which both sides are likely to explore ways to expand maritime security cooperation, deal with threat of terrorism and boost trade.

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Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs.

 

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches, to win the first one-day international in Malahide on Thursday.

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British MP dead after shooting attack.

 

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a "horrific" assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after

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A special VAT is introduced to alcohol and tobacco products.

The government decides to introduce a special VAT tax procedure on Alcohol and tobacco products.

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