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SCO Summit 2017: PM Modi meets Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

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Terrorism is violation of human rights and basic human values. On Thursday, the prime minister held separate meetings with the presidents of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The meeting came weeks after the Indian leader refused to dispatch a delegation to attend "One Belt, One Road" summit in Beijing. The Indian government termed the Friday's meeting between PM Modi and President Jinping as cordial and positive. Read More »

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Mom he raped me... "On balance", he said of Constand's testimony across the two days, "her presentation was effective and convincing, but not without some chinks in the armor". She says he also apologized. "It was only digital'". "What was the one thing I asked you to do when I met you?" the prosecutor asked. Once she was "frozen", Cosby assaulted her with his fingers and groped her breasts, she said. Read More »

Texas is set to ban texting while driving

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If cited and found guilty, the offense comes with a fine of $25 to $99 for a first offense. Police Chief Russell Kerbow said anything that distracts an operator of a motor vehicle, including texting, jeopardizes public safety. In 2011, a similar bill passed the House and Senate but was vetoed by then-Gov. "Had he done that, there would have been a little more guidance from the top about what we need to do in Texas in accordance with what his political philosophies are". Read More »

Theresa May dealt a crushing blow in UK election

May's statement on working with the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) followed a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where she asked the monarch for permission to form a new government . The stunning results thrust Northern Ireland's DUP into the forefront, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile partnership in which the DUP would support a Conservative minority government without a formal coalition. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Comes Out Swinging After Comey's Damning Trump Testimony

The evidence seems strong that Trump acted to impede the FBI investigation into possible illegal activities by Michael Flynn and others in connection with Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. "Yeah, there's no question that Trump was involved in a obstruction of justice ", Ackerman said Thursday on CNBC's "Closing Bell". What most analysts do agree with is that this is primarily political: If Republicans stick with Trump, and they control Congress, and ... Read More »

Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'

Trump's declaration in the Rose Garden, where he was appearing with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, represented a dramatic new development a day after Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed the president had improperly attempted to influence the investigation into the Trump campaign's communications with Russian officials. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

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The Warriors lead the seven-game NBA Finals series 3-0. No one in the history of the National Basketball Association has come back from a 0-3 deficit [VIDEO], so many expect the series to be over. But that team, they knew what they were about. "Not something I'm thinking about or any of us are thinking about". "It's part of the rules", James said Thursday at The Q. Read More »

Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar

Bahrain blamed Qatar's "media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain" for its decision to cut ties. Qatar has angered its neighbours for years by supporting the Brotherhood, a decades-old underground movement that calls for rule based on Islamic principles. Read More »

Maher's guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

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Maher sparked outrage when he joked that he was "a house n-er" when guest Nebraska Sen. "That's a great place to begin, Bill", Dyson said. "What Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive, which is why he made the decision not to appear on the next episode of 'Real Time .' He was glad to see Bill, who the senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express honest regret for his comment", a spokesperson for Franken said in a statement. Read More »

UK Election Could Delay Brexit Negotiations; Impact on Travel Unclear

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Grim-faced, May said her Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party would together form a new government "that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time". The deadline for coalition negotiations is Tuesday 13th June when the new Parliament meets. Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned. Read More »

British PM election shocker. She seeks new support

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After a 20-minute audience with the Queen, Mrs May said she meant to form a new administration to take Britain into the Brexit negotiations that begin on June 19. "As we are the party that won most seats and most votes , we are the only party that is in a position to form a government that can do that". She looked sombre on a day she was forced into a deal with Northern Ireland MPs to save her from an ignominious departure from Downing Street. Read More »

Ariana Grande And Her Team Honour Manchester With Tattoos

The singer was overcome with emotion as she belted out the heartfelt tune to close her charity concert on Sunday night (04Jun17). A star-studded lineup of Grande, Miley Cyrus , Justin Bieber , Coldplay , Katy Perry , Take That and Marcus Mumford, among others, all performed for free on Sunday at Old Trafford cricket ground. Read More »

Bill Cosby goes on trial, his legacy and freedom at stake

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The approach led to a somewhat freakish courtroom sequence in which Agrusa tried to play up the romantic qualities of Cosby and Constand's earlier encounters while Constand played them down. "I feel you're testing my memory about irrelevant things", she said. "I was mistaken", Constand testified . "They'll take the edge off", she recalled Cosby telling her. Read More »

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin from New Year's Eve Program

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The American performer was scheduled to star on CNN later in the year. CNN is reviewing Griffin's role as host of it's annual New Year's Eve coverage, according to a statement from the company. journalist Megyn Kelly, who moderated a presidential debate. "Our politics have become too base, too low & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin's post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory", Romney tweeted. Read More »

Spotify nemesis Taylor Swift ends streaming boycott

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So she pulled out all her albums and just went exclusive with Apple Music in 2015. The full statement read: "In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalogue available to all streaming services tonight at midnight". Read More »

London attacker Khuram Butt: A terrorist with a friendly family image

Reports say British intelligence agencies had been warned by their Italian counterparts that Zaghba posed a threat after they managed to prevent him from traveling to Syria. Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Police said on Monday they had released all 12 people arrested in the neighbourhood on Sunday without charge. Read More »

Ariana Grande's One Last Time sees chart surge after re-release

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Grande had just wrapped her concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22 when a bomb went off outside the venue's foyer. Following the attack, the singer postponed her Dangerous Woman tour but has since returned to the stage. "I love you I love you". This week, Ariana Grande released the live version of her tune "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to benefit charity - but her generosity isn't stopping there. Read More »

Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC

Coming out this autumn as a free software update in the Mac App Store, macOS High Sierra offers an all-new file system, support for high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple's advanced graphics technology. Warning messages about older apps have become increasingly frequent since Apple launched iOS 10 in September 2016. "We also see the announcement of a person-to-person option in Apple Pay as a big deal as it may signal a larger move toward debit ... Read More »

Tulsa law officers kill man, sparking street protest

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Two deputies and a Tulsa police officer shot and killed a man in Tulsa Friday morning. A doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician over a workplace dispute has pleaded no contest to lesser charges and agreed to serve 32 years in prison. Read More »

Praying for London: Ariana Grande reacts to terror attacks

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The horrendous incident took place around London Bridge on Saturday night where a white van reportedly mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. Ellie Goulding tweeted, "Incredible work by emergency services. Love and peace to London and the world quite frankly". "After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured, and ... Read More »

Sweden beats France as Lloris gifts winner

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Les Bleus will be looking to firm their grip on top spot in World Cup qualifying Group A as they do battle with nearest rivals Sweden in Stockholm on Friday night. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum; Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, and Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen got the other goals. In Belarus , Mikhail Sivakou's 33rd-minute penalty and fellow midfielder Pavel Savitski secured a 2-1 win for the hosts against Bulgaria . Read More »