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Tata Steel clinches JV with Thyssenkrupp to create new European steel giant London: Tata Steel says it has agreed to the terms of a 50-50 joint venture with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp to create Europe’s second-largest steel company after Lakshmi Mittal’s ArcelorMittal.


At UN, India says it faced scourge of terrorism originating outside its borders United Nations: India tells the UN that it has faced the scourge of terrorism from across the borders for decades, while its counter-terror efforts get thwarted due to lack of global support in exchange of information and extradition of the accused “hiding” outside. By Yoshita Singh FGN3 US-PAK-TERRORISM

Pakistan has outstanding counterterrorism deficiencies raised by FATF: official Washington: Pakistan has outstanding counterterrorism deficiencies consistently raised by the Financial Action Task Force and needs to take actions, including on the raising and moving of funds of UN-designated terrorist groups, says a top US official. By Lalit K Jha FGN5 US-TRUMP-PUTIN

Will talk about Syria, Ukraine and elections with Putin: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump says he will talk about Syria, Ukraine, elections and other global issues when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. By Lalit K Jha FGN11 US-POLITICS-INDIAN

Indian American to head operations of Democratic Party’s national committee Washington: Indian American Seema Nanda appointed as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body for the Democratic Party, making her the first from the community to lead operations of a major political party in the US.


Pak special court to resume trial in Musharraf’s treason case early next month Islamabad: A three-judge special court formed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court for conducting high treason trial of former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf is set to resume its hearing early next month, says a media report.


Trump denies pulling out of WTO; says it treats US ‘very badly’ Washington: President Donald Trump denies that he is planning to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organisation, but accuses the global trade body of treating America “very badly”. By Lalit K Jha FGN14 US-SAUDI-LD OIL

Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production Washington: US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. (AFP) FGN6 CANADA-US-LD TARIFFS

Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, bourbon and orange juice Ottawa: Canada hit back at the US with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials including Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. (AFP) FGN15 MALDIVES-OPPOSITION

Maldives opposition unites to challenge Yameen Colombo: Opposition parties in the Maldives agree to field a joint candidate in September’s presidential elections to challenge incumbent Abdulla Yameen, whose crackdown on dissent has alarmed the international community. (AFP)

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