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Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours today:
FGN11 TRUMP-2NDLD CUBA
By Lalit K Jha
Washington/Miami: Chipping away at Barack Obama's legacy, US President Donald Trump cancels his predecessor's "one- sided" Cuba deal and put the two Cold War-era rivals on collision course again by vowing to not allow dollars to prop up Raul Castro's "military monopoly".
FGN12 PAK-SHEHBAZ-LD JIT
By Sajjad Hussain
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger brother and Punjab chief minister was today questioned by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the high-profile Panamagate graft case against his family.
By Shirish B Pradhan
Kathmandu: A meeting between Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and a key Madhesi party over the current crisis today failed to yield any results as the minority party insisted on amending the Constitution before the local body polls on June 28.
By Aditi Khanna
London: Queen Elizabeth II says the UK has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester in a message released on her official birthday.
Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena performs a number of yoga asanas and joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
By Lalit K Jha
Washington: The H-1B visa programme is unlikely to be a thorny issue in the maiden meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the talks could yield a "win-win formula" for both the sides, a top American business advocacy group today said.
FGN7 ISRAEL-4THLD ATTACK
Jerusalem: (AFP) An Israeli policewoman was stabbed and killed in an attack outside Jerusalem's Old City and security forces shot dead three suspected Palestinian assailants, police said.
FGN6 US-SHIP-2NDLD COLLISION
Tokyo: (AFP) Seven crew on a US destroyer were missing and their commander injured today after their Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, with the badly damaged US vessel partially flooded.