Boko Haram: How Jordan will assist Nigerian Air Force (By Premium Times)

1. The Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Yousef Alhnaity, stated this on Monday when he visited Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters in Abuja.

2. The NAF chief, Mr. Abubakar, while welcoming Mr. Alhnaity and other members of the Jordanian delegation, said that the 21st Century conflict was characterised with armed fight against non-state actors, and that no country, no matter how powerful it is, can singlehandedly defeat terrorism.

3. Mr. Abubakar, an air marshal, added that NAF recent visits to countries like the U.

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The United States is now the world’s second-most ‘competitive’ economy (By Washington Post)

1. The United States is now the second-most competitive economy in the world, climbing to an eight-year high in global rankings, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the World Economic Forum.

2. “Successfully meeting institutional challenges relating to both public and private institutions, improving the macroeconomic environment and investing in human capital — particularly in the areas of health and primary education — will be crucial for the United States to maintain its position near the top of the competitiveness rankings,” the authors wrote.

3. Alan Viard, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank, said the U. S. corporate tax rate is among the highest in the developed world and could be preventing some foreign firms from setting up shop on American soil.

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Yes, Puerto Rico is part of the United States (By USA TODAY)

1. Puerto Rico first became a U. S. territory following the Spanish-American War, which was ignited by the explosion of the U. S. S. Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898.

2. Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE Puerto Ricans are trying to make contact with relatives and friends after Hurricane Maria knocked out power and telephone services.

3. Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE Hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto Rico resurfaced a disturbing fact.

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United States sanctions North Koreans in atomic tit for tat (By Deutsche Welle)

1. On Monday, however, White House officials said Trump did not seek to overthrow North Korea’s government and called the foreign minister’s assertion that Trump’s comment amounts to a declaration of war absurd.

2. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who has likened Trump to a barking dog, argued that the tweet amounts to a declaration of war and gives his nation the right to shoot down US military aircraft — such as the strategic bombers that the United States flew close to the border between the two Koreas over the weekend.

3. The sanctions hit 26 people living in China, Russia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates who act as representatives of North Korea’s banks.

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What are Mexican cartels doing in the US (By Business Insider)

1. But the links between groups like the Flores brothers and street-level gangs responsible for much of the drug sales and violence in Chicago are a “gray area” of the drug trade, both law enforcement and gang members have said.

2. DEA assessments have painted broad swaths of the US as territory under the control of Mexican cartels — chief among them the Sinaloa cartel, an embattled organization previously run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

3. “It’s a very complicated link, a chain with many links in it, and it starts with very concentrated monopoly cartel control in Mexico, and eventually it filters down to street-corner sales,” Howard Campbell, an anthropologist at the University of Texas at El Paso, told Business Insider in an interview this spring.

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I need to speak up now (By The Indian Express)

1. So, what is the picture of the Indian economy today?

2. One may recall that in similar circumstances Atal Bihari Vajpayee had refused to appoint Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan, two of his closest colleagues in the party, to his cabinet in 1998.

3. (Representational) For quarter after quarter, the growth rate of the economy has been declining until it reached the low of 5.

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Who was Abdul Qayoom Najar? (By The Indian Express)

1. (Source: ANI) A top police officer told The Indian Express that Najar was sent to Kashmir on the orders of United Jihad Council, chief Salahuddin to revive Hizbul Mujahideen.

2. He was arrested in 1992 and later released.

3. Police said that Najar was sent to the Valley to take over the command of Hizbul Mujahideen after the outfit lost its two prominent commanders, Javid in north Kashmir and its operational chief Yasin Yatoo in south Kashmir.

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Tesla: Tesla talks with govt for India drive (By Times of India)

1. “In discussions with the government of India requesting temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built,” he had tweeted on June 15.

2. Sources said granting an exemption may not be easy and in any case with duty in excess of 100% the import route did not make sense.

3. A questionnaire e-mailed to Tesla on Tuesday evening remained unanswered.

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Tiruchi City Corporation to buy 85 more vehicles (By The Hindu)

1. N. Ravichandran, Commissioner-cum-Special Officer, told The Hindu that the main idea of procuring small vehicles was to carry garbage to the micro compost yards after collecting domestic waste from households.

2. In an effort to improve the efficiency of door-to-door collection of garbage, the Tiruchi City Corporation has decided to allot at least two light weight load carriers for each ward in the city.

3. They would not be used for carrying garbage to long distance destination except for micro compost yards functioning in the respective wards.

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