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Trump 'surprised' by Trump Jr. subpoena

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena of his son Donald Trump Jr. came as a surprise, one day after reports that the Republican-led panel had called on his son to again answer questions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Diplomat-poet Abhay K launches his new book compiling 100 Great Indian Poems

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Diplomat-poet Abhay K launched his new book ‘100 More Great Indian Poems’ in capital New Delhi on Wednesday. ‘100 More Great Indian Poems’ is a sequel to the previous book by Abhay K, named ‘100 Great Indian Poems’. From Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani to regional languages including Telugu, Magahi and almost all the Indian languages, the Diplomat who has taken charge as India’s ambassador to Madagascar, compiled the English translations of poems that he says touched his heart deeply. With Indian poetry that is thousands of years old and is one of the richest in the world with poets like Amir Khusrow and Mirza Ghalib, who have defied ages to stay relevant with their mesmerizing verses, to the more recent geniuses like Nida Fazli, it was a herculean task to select just 100 poems for the writer. But, according to him, his task was relatively easy as he was more focused on great poems than great poets. Poetry in India is deep-rooted and has always been one of the most mesmerizing ways of expressing oneself in the country. By making a collection of some of the best poems, the Diplomat-poet is doing a world of good to the culture of Indian poetry as translated versions will help both poems as well as poets attain a greater reach and promote the rich Indian poetry culture at the same time. 

Microsoft calls for new rules amid tech scrutiny

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tried to calm growing concerns about facial recognition and other artificial intelligence during a sit-down talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos as experts warned more needs to be done to protect digital privacy.  Conway G. Gittens reports.

Oil could rise to $100 by 2019 as global markets tighten

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after OPEC declined to announce an immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply. Sonia Legg reports

Praxair shares up on divestiture talks

U.S. industrial gas maker Praxair rose after a Reuters report that its German counterpart Linde will sell assets to secure U.S. antitrust approval for the pair's merger. Julia Sun reports.

34 girls of Pune orphanage hospitalised after food poisoning

Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 05 (ANI): 34 girls of an orphanage home in Pune’s Talegaon Dabhade were rushed to a hospital after they complained of stomach ache and vomiting on September 03. They underwent treatment for food poisoning. The Medical Superintendent informed that 23 girls were discharged immediately after treatment and 11 have been admitted. The health of all girls is said to be stable now.

Retail sales surge in May

U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 percent in April, double what economists had expected. As Fred Katayama reports, it's another sign that economic growth accelerated in the second quarter.

Turkish lira hits record low, down 20 pct against dollar this year

Turkey's lira currency tumbled more than 5 percent against the dollar on Wednesday, hitting a series of record lows as investors dumped the currency on concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's drive to take greater control of monetary policy. Ciara Lee reports.

McDonald's global sales soar

Sales of pricier burgers in the U.S. and strength in international markets drove quarterly comparable sales sharply higher at McDonald's. Fred Katayama reports.

Amazon hikes Prime price

Amazon raised the price of its Prime membership for U.S. subscribers to add a windfall to the company's subscription revenue. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

Crown prince signs $10 bln deal on mega-city during Cairo visit

Saudi Arabia and Egypt set up a $10 billion joint fund on Sunday to develop a planned mega-city, committing more than 1,000 square kilometers in the south Sinai, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. Sarah Charlton reports.

Tariffs could hurt U.S. producers and jobs, experts warn

Some CEOs and economists say the import tariffs on steel and aluminum that President Trump vows to impose could hurt the U.S. economy by raising prices and destroying jobs. Fred Katayama reports.