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The White House stressing Sessions


The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen. "Time to rethink", he tweeted Monday, citing Mueller's hiring decisions and Comey's admission that he'd instructed a friend to share with reporters notes he'd taken of his private conversations with Trump in order to force the appointment of special counsel. Read More »

European Union warns United Kingdom of the consequences of delaying Brexit talks


British Prime Minister Theresa May made no comment as she left her Number 10 Downing Street residence on Tuesday after holding talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party over a deal to back her government. 12-5-2017 Tony Blair, Former British Prime Minister addressing the EPP conference on Brexit. "I simply think you need to be very wary of what could happen and therefore be very cautious about what you do, so that does concern me quite apart from my other concerns about ... Read More »

Brexit minister Davis: 'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU

But her gamble spectacularly backfired . Opponents describe that as a "hard Brexit". Discredited, shattered and weakened after the catastrophic vote, the 60-year-old prime minister is now faced with overwhelming pressure from several prominent Conservatives, and other voices in Westminster and beyond to abandon her hardline stance. Read More »

UK to hold two-year parliament for Brexit

Monday's negotiations are to open at 11:00am in Brussels (0900 GMT) with 90 minutes of talks between Barnier and Davis , followed by a working lunch between the pair and a press conference. The chancellor said he would reject any deal "designed to destroy us". Brexit talks are set to begin on Monday , almost a year after the historic vote which saw the United Kingdom opt to leave the European Union . Read More »

Excitement in air before India vs Pakistan final


The India-Pakistan clash, which is often referred to as the "mother of all battles", is all set to once-again fill the cricket fans with enthusiasm and anticipation as the two arch-rivals meet each other for the second time in a month's time in the high-voltage final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here today. Read More »

UK Government Scrambles to Limit Fallout From London Fire


Urgent reviews of social housing stock have been ordered by councils across the country following the Grenfell Tower fire. Prime Minister Theresa May had earlier been forced to flee a local recovery centre under heavy police guard as residents rounded on her, shouting: "Coward". Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller Is Reportedly Investigating Kushner's Financial Dealings With Russia

The new development Thursday appears to be that the inquiry has shifted to Mueller. Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation, according to officials. If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the responsibility of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand, who was confirmed a month ago to be associate attorney general. Read More »

Korea: US Nuke Envoy's N. Korea Visit was Purely Humanitarian


Two people hug outside the plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred from a transport aircraft to an amb. A United Nations commission documented in 2014 that "the use of torture is an established feature of the interrogation process" in North Korea . Before arriving this time , Rodman told reporters that Trump would be happy with the trip because he was "trying to ... Read More »

Mali attack: Gunfire reported at Le Campement resort near Bamako

It said: "Avoid vulnerable locations with poor security measures in place, including hotels, restaurants, and churches". French troops and a 10,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping force have battled to stabilise the former French colony and strikes on Malian and Western targets have spread further south and far beyond traditional militant strongholds. Read More »

First round of Brexit talks to begin on June 19

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement - also referred to as the Belfast Agreement - commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar


Together with Egypt, the four countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5 and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. Kuwait, Turkey and the USA have all urged a political solution as the bloc isolates Qatar using various ad hoc sanctions, including shutting down their airspace to Qataris and blocking import routes. Read More »

Macron Expected To Win Majority In Parliamentary Elections

Emmanuel Macron's year-old political movement won a large majority in the French parliament Sunday, sweeping aside established parties and giving the rookie president a mandate to push through changes for the French economy, according to pollsters' projections. Read More »

Darjeeling sees more violence as GJM agitation enters sixth day

Policemen were seen picking up the stones thrown at them and hurl those back at the agitators. The GJM supporters blocked the road near Dalsingpara tea estate in Jaigaon, choking the only road connecting India and Bhutan. "Central security forces were sent to Darjeeling and are already deployed and the Centre would send more if required", Rajnath told The Telegraph tonight. Read More »

India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle


Defending champions India , on the other hand, registered a resounding nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final to set up another mouth-watering, high-octane clash with Pakistan . It was the risky Amir who turned out to be Oval's nightmare for the Indian team . A brilliant in-swinger from the left-arm pacer and Rohit was caught plumb LBW. Read More »

What Trump's plan for air traffic control would mean for passengers


They base this belief on a 2001 recommendation by the International Civil Aviation Organization that said signatory states, including the USA should separate air traffic control from safety oversight. As reported by NPR , the United States air traffic controllers union sees the initiative as generally positive, and may prompt a change for a system it sees as inefficient, while calling for more specific details. Read More »

US Navy says bodies of sailors found on ship


The USS Fitzgerald sailed into port on Saturday evening, listing around 5 degrees, a U.S. Navy spokesman in Yokosuka said. Seven US Navy sailors were listed as missing after Saturday's collision between the destroyer and a huge container ship - the ACX Crystal sailing under the flag of the Philippines. Read More »

India all out, Pakistan win by 180

Team India has outclassed their opponent in three of their four games so far and recently pummelled the most improved team in the global circuit, Bangladesh in the semi-finals to book their place in the final. This is only the second time the same has happened outside Asia. Speaking on the eve of the encounter which is expected to draw in 300 million television viewers in India alone, Kohli remained wary of his side's status as favourites in the match. Read More »

Trump Confirms, Blasts Obstruction Probe: I Was 'Told' to Fire Comey

Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest. Read More »

Civil services preliminary examination conducted in over 40 centres in Dehradun


UPSC IAS Preliminary Answer Key for GS Paper 1, Paper 2 will be available shortly. Both the papers carry 200 marks, hence the total maximum marks in Prelims comes as 400 marks. Candidates would not be permitted inside the hall 10 minutes after the commencement of exam. If a question is left blank, answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question. Read More »

Jihadist fighters may have escaped besieged city - Philippines official


The Justice secretary said the arrest of Maute in Cagayan de Oro justified his department's request that the hearings be transferred out of the city, farther away from Marawi City, where fighting continues. According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office Director Omar Romero, the government has extended assistance amounting to P98.8 million. Read More »