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Modi takes veiled dig at Pak in strong anti-terror pitch

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit in Astana saw its leaders lauding China's Belt and Road initiative , although India , the new member of the bloc, remained opposed to it. President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Belarus Alexandar Lukashenko, President of Mangolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were also present during the summit. Read More »

Russian Federation touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis

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Qatar strongly rejects the allegations and has said it is open to talks on ending the dispute, which also saw the three Gulf states order all Qatari citizens out of their countries within 14 days. At the same time, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that he would not say that Russia had any intention of acting as a mediator between Qatar and the countries that severed relations with it. Read More »

New poll finds Labour has six-point lead over Conservatives

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May, who had campaigned against Brexit in 2016 but took over the Conservative party after David Cameron lost last June's Brexit referendum, delivered her terms for withdrawal in March . NAN reports that with 643 out of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 315 seats. MPs and ministers also feel they were treated disdainfully by May's two chiefs of staff, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, who resigned over the weekend as the PM tried to make concessions. Read More »

British PM says she takes responsibility for election result

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May planned meetings Monday with her new cabinet, which she reshuffled modestly over the weekend as she mostly kept out of the public eye. One Conservative MP said the prime minister had showed a more human side, regained the support of her party, and, they said, "there was none of the Maybot " in her speech. Read More »

2-magnitude earthquake shakes Turkey, Greece; 10 injured

Tremors were felt in densely populated Istanbul and in the western Turkish provinces of Izmir . A woman has been killed and scores of homes damaged after an quake hit the Greek island of Lesbos . "I hope this peters out because people are very distressed", said Yiorgos Patarelis, a shop owner in the nearby port of Plomari . Turkey and Greece sit on significant fault lines and have regularly been hit by earthquakes in recent years. Read More »

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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With the dust starting to settled on a dramatic General Election the attention of those within the Conservative party has turned to addressing where it all went wrong. The Conservative Party has depended on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his shaky government in the mid-1990s. Read More »

States will have to generate own resources for farm waivers

The Maharashtra government will have to provide approximately Rs 1.14 lakh crore to waive the loans of a total of 1.36 crore farmers in the state. "This is not a farmers' agitation, this is Congress' agitation", he said. Meanwhile, CM Chouhan launched an indefinite fast in Bhopal on Saturday with an appeal for peace and met farmer leaders, but failed to reach a compromise, while the opposition Congress dismissed it as mere "drama". Read More »

'Sadak ka gunda' row: Centre asks Sonia Gandhi to apologise, clarify stand

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He was reacting to General Rawat statement where he had said - "See, I am an Army officer, just anything can not affect me. It doesn't make any sense to use words that are not correct and civil and I apologise for that", said Dikshit. Now women are allowed in a number of select areas including in medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Indian Army but combat roles are kept off limit for them due to operational concerns and logistical issues. Read More »

Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

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At one of its most important moments in its history, the country is rudderless and facing a constitutional crisis. But her election failure means she must now go into Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two with her eye firmly on the different factions within her Conservative Party , which has been divided over European Union membership for a generation. Read More »

British PM Loses Majority, Faces Pressure to Resign

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power by her fingernails on Sunday after losing her parliamentary majority in last Thursday's election, as an agreement with the minority Democratic Unionist Party that would keep the Conservatives in power was still not finalized. Read More »

Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption

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Authorities allowed the unsanctioned rally to proceed, although riot police cut the crowd in half and began pushing the lines while grabbing some people from the crowd. Dima, an 18-year-old florist, said he wanted Prime Minister Medvedev to return what he said were the politician's ill-gotten gains. Medvedev has denied the allegations, telling Russian news agency TASS in April that they were "hodge-podge". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu Promises to Continue Settlement Activity in West Bank

Israel captured the West Bank , eastern Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip , the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights during the 1967 war, which broke out after Egypt, Syria and Jordan mobilized to attack Israel. Also late last month, thousands of Israelis staged a mass rally in Tel Aviv to denounce the regime's occupation and express their support for an independent Palestinian state. Read More »

Britain's Brexit Minister Says PM May Not a 'Dead Woman Walking'

Earlier, Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP), confirmed she would be meeting Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday with a view to finalising a deal to prop up a minority Tory government. A rift between Gove and May developed during the premier's time in the Home Office and his in the Department for Education in David Cameron's coalition government and she fired him when she became prime minister. Read More »

Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

Seibert was unable to say which other countries are applying to host the two agencies. Yet she no longer wields power over either. Her foreign minister, Boris Johnson, described it on Twitter as a: "Stonking performance by the PM at 1922". With opinion polls showing the Conservatives with a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party , May had called an early election in hopes of increasing her majority in Parliament and strengthening her position in negotiations over Britain's exit ... Read More »

Death toll rises in Philippine troops' assault on militants

Government troops cross a bridge after securing a village outside Marawi city, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the southern Philippines. TRT World's Sally Ayhan reports. The army insists the drawn-out fight in Marawi is not a true sign of the militants' strength because the military has held back to spare civilian lives. Read More »

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures of farmers' welfare in MP

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The CM began his "indefinite" fasting to end the violence that has rocked parts of the state, especially Mandsaur, following protests by farmers. He had also said that the agitation had turned "anarchic", and appealed to farmers to come to Dussehra Maidan and have a dialogue with him. Read More »

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal secures Under-20 World Cup for England

The disappointment we had in the Under-19 Euros past year [losing in the semi-final], going out in that, we know that feeling, so we want to go and win this time. In fact, as revealed by the Daily Mail , the likes of Dominic Solanke , Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will not be given global appearance fees and there will also be no bonuses for them to trigger in their club contracts. Read More »

G7 talks end with gap between USA, other states

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A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life, completing the stunning late-life downfall of one of the most beloved stars in all of show business. "We confirmed it is the global instrument for effectively and urgently tackling climate change ". It also specifically noted President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally pull out of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change . Read More »

British PM May loses overall majority in parliament

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Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership. The British Parliament runs on majority votes: if you don't have more than the 326 votes needed for a majority , then you can not function. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

British Prime Minister Theresa May has stuck by her top ministers, forgoing what has become a traditional post-election reshuffle in a sign of her diminished authority days before Brexit talks are due to start. And Ukip leader Paul Nuttall fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives. Read More »

Feinstein: 'We Need to Know More' About AG Lynch's Directive to Comey

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The ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's actions in connection with the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. He said "that looked silly" because the campaigns were talking about it. "The Clinton campaign, at the time, was using all kind of euphemisms for what was going on", Comey recounted. Read More »

Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

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Trump had said he prayed for the victims of attacks on June 7 that were claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". ISIS had claimed responsibility for the violence at the parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. Although this is the first evidence of an IS presence inside Iran, the government has clashed in the past with both Kurdish Islamic militants and secular Kurdish ... Read More »