Following are the top foreign stories at 2030 hours

    
    FGN14 US-TRUMP-MODI-G20
    President Trump and PM Modi to meet at G-20 Summit in June
    Washington: US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership and build on the achievements of the last two years.
    
    
    FGN13 UK-MALLYA-DIAGEO
    Diageo wins USD 135mn claim against Mallya in UK court
    London: In another setback to Vijay Mallya, the UK High Court has directed the embattled liquor tycoon to pay British beverage giant Diageo over USD 135 million in relation to a collateral arrangement.

     FGN7 LANKA-MONK-INDIA
    Tamil Nadu outfit inspired Sri Lankan suicide bombers, claims Buddhist monk
    Colombo: A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group NTJ for carrying out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday.
    
     FGN3 UN-INDIAN-SSUDAN
    Guterres appoints Indian Army officer as commander of UN mission in South Sudan
    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a decorated Indian Army officer as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.


    FGN10 US-JUDGE-LD SIKHS
    Hate crime convict in US ordered to learn about Sikh faith as part of jail sentence
    New York: A US judge has ordered a white youth, who admitted to attacking a Sikh store owner because of his religion, to learn more about the faith and submit a report in the court as part of his sentence for committing the hate crime.

    FGN9 PAK-TERROR-ARREST
    Pak arrests six for collecting funds for JeM, LeJ
    Lahore: Six militants have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) in Punjab province, as Pakistani security forces have launched a crackdown on terror financing after mounting pressure from the global community.

    
    FGN16 SA-PREZ-LD RAMAPHOSA
    Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president
     Johannesburg: Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the African National Congress, was sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president on Saturday after being elected unopposed by Parliament following the sixth general elections this month.

    
    FGN21 JAPAN-4THLD TRUMP
    Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit
    Tokyo: President Donald Trump Saturday vowed to make the US trade relationship with Japan a "little bit more fair", as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ties between the two close allies. (AFP)

    FGN18 US-TIBET-LD DALAI LAMA
    US envoy calls for Beijing 'dialogue' with Dalai Lama
    Beijing: The US ambassador to China has called on Beijing to open a "substantive dialogue" with the Dalai Lama in remarks made this week during a rare visit to Tibet, his embassy said Saturday. (AFP)

    FGN8 UN-INDIAN-AWARD
    Guterres honours Indian police officer posthumously for contribution to UN peacekeeping
    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honoured an Indian police officer with a prestigious medal for sacrificing his life during the world body's peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. PTI

    

    
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