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Madhya Pradesh farmers protest: Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends fast on second day

He will also run his government from the venue, an official said. Mr Chouhan had started his fast yesterday for "peace" after protests had spread across the state following the police firing in Mandsaur in which six farmers were killed. Home Minister Bhupendra Singh had initially issued a strong denial about police's involvement, but confirmed it later. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will begin fast from Saturday for peace and possible talks with farmers demanding loan waivers ... Read More »

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Short Interest Update

O'Dowd Sarah A sold $759,976 worth of stock. (NYSE:LVLT) has risen 15.09% since June 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 81.34% the S&P500. Checking in on some other technical levels, the 14-day RSI is now at 54.01. Therefore 28% are positive. 30,748 were reported by Trustmark Bancorporation Trust Department. Read More »

AG Sessions agrees to testify about Russian Federation in public hearing

The announcement caps the drama that started over the weekend when Sessions canceled two appearances Thursday, citing former Comey's blistering testimony last week. "I have made a decision to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States", Sessions said on March 2 . Read More »

Donald Trump offers support to Theresa May after polls setback

Britain's Parliament has 650 seats and 326 are needed to produce an overall victor. It projected 34 for the Scottish National Party and 14 for the Liberal Democrats. "Timetable and European Union positions are clear". Some analysts are interpreting the vote as a rejection of a hard Brexit. The biggest victor was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read More »

Merkel ready for Brexit talks with Britain

Concerns grew that Brexit negotiations could be put on hold after Britain's Conservative Party failed to secure a majority in Parliament and a clear mandate in the snap election Thursday. His comments echo those of EU President Donald Tusk who said on Friday that there was "no time to lose" to avoid Britain crashing out without a deal on future relations. Read More »

Author eats his book after wrong UK election result prediction

On May 28, the University of Kent professor, in a tweet, had bet that he would eat his book if Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party got 38 per cent votes in the United Kingdom polls. Appearing on Sky News yesterday, he was asked if he is a man of his word, to which he replied: " Well indeed I am". Mr Corbyn's party got 40 per cent and Matthew Goodwin had to eat more than just his words. Read More »

Pakistani PM to attempt to ease Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Monday denounced the sanctions imposed by five Gulf states on his country as "unfair" and "illegal". The foreign minister also sounded determined to ensure the blockade on Qatari airspace is proven illegal as soon as possible under worldwide law. "And that does not exclude any of our neighbours", Zarif said in response to a reporter who asked if Iran plans to send more food and other help to Qatar amid the ongoing blockade. Read More »

Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Intel Committee

Comey told Congress last week that Trump urged him to drop a probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . I hope they'll be asked ... The attorney general must be drawn out on whether he believes that the work of the DOJ should be totally independent from politics , and if so, why he was unsuccessful or unwilling to keep the president from engaging in one-on-one conversations with Comey. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Urges Progressives To Seek More Electoral Wins

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As DeMoro took the stage following his remarks, she looked out and stopped to thank "all the "Draft Bernie" people". "I understand that you are a Christian!" "I am running first and foremost to counter that", Brooks said. With Trump mired in controversy over incidents such as the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and Democrats having lost ground in statehouses and in Congress , RoseAnn Demoro, head of the nurses union, said the movement Sanders began was at a "tipping point" of ... Read More »

Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired

With a deal still to be confirmed, there was speculation that the announcement of the government's agenda, known as the Queen's Speech, could be delayed by from the planned date next Monday. "The Union, as I said before, is our guiding star". An alliance, at what cost? DUP leader Arlene Foster rejected suggestions that the mooted deal could undermine a return to power-sharing arrangements at Stormont, amid claims from political rivals that the Government's stated impartiality would ... Read More »

Irish Sinn Fein Leader Rules Out Taking Seats in Parliament

With ten seats (up from eight) the DUP are to align with the Conservatives to give Theresa May's battered party a slim working majority. While Conservatives won the majority of seats, they lost a lot to Labour. The previous Assembly collapsed as a result of the 'cash for ash' scandal . Speaking to Ivan Yates on the Pat Kenny Show this morning, Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams said: "In every single constituency we increased our vote". Read More »

David Davis says Brexit talks could face delays

May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce. Read More »

Corbyn slaps female politician's chest in botched high-five

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While the rest of the United Kingdom appears to be in total disarray, one person who is very happy this morning is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . The gaffe came as Corbyn celebrated being brought back from the dead overnight - with the shock exit poll suggesting he was in with a chance of power . Read More »

German ZEW economic indicator drops in June

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That would have matched last month's progress, when the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France was seen to brighten prospects for the eurozone economy. The German economy ministry said in its monthly report on Tuesday that an upturn in Germany was continuing during the second quarter, helped by noticeable rises in private and state spending and by an increase in industrial activity. Read More »

Dublin warns May that coalition deal could threaten Irish peace

There are fears the central role being offered to the DUP could call into question the "rigorous impartiality" expected from Mrs May's administration under the Good Friday Agreement in the event of political disputes in the North. Mrs May is already coming under pressure from within her own cabinet to tone down her rhetoric on the UK's divorce from the European Union and to alter her approach in order to deliver a "pragmatic Brexit". Read More »

Charlie Gard: Parents to hear final ruling on USA treatment

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In April, a high court judge ruled against taking Charlie to the US for treatment, saying the child's life-support treatment should end and that he should be allowed to die with dignity. Ms Yates and Mr Gard, who are in their 30s, also shared an image of the young family out on the roof of Great Ormond Street Hospital having a picnic. Read More »

US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump-Comey tapes

After Trump again intimated last week that he could have recorded his controversial discussions with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, it remained unclear if that claim was true. "I think the president made it clear on Friday that he would get back as soon as possible on this", Spicer said. "When he's ready to further discuss it, he will". Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan wins toss, decides to field against SL

AB had a quiet tournament but it's the same thing. He still harbours the dream of playing 2019 World Cup and firmly believes that the Proteas can win it. De Villiers will then leave the United Kingdom, with du Plessis taking over for the Tests that begin in early July. That's not my decision. "A see-saw kind of a game". Read More »

Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

British Prime Minister Theresa May sits with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as she holds the first Cabinet meeting of her new team inside 10 Downing Street, in London , Monday June 12, 2017. "To those locally who are complaining the loudest about our position of influence, I say to them that the time for unreasonable behavior and unrealistic demands is over", she said. Read More »

May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers' to avoid a second election

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , whose 13 MPs saved May from election disaster, said the government should "think again" about its approach. Michael Fallon, the Defense Secretary who, for now, remains loyal, served notice Sunday that the PM had to start being more consensual when he said: "We're going to see more collective government". Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of lying, offers to talk to Special Counsel

However, Ms Collins said Mr Comey was wrong to leak his private conversation with the president. Trump also continued to play coy regarding the possibility of there being taped recordings of his exchanges with Comey , telling reporters, "I'll tell you sometime maybe in the very near future". Read More »

Ben Ngubane resigns as Eskom's chairperson of the board

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Brown said that Ngubane tendered his resignation, and she accepted. Brown made the announcement late on Monday night adding that Zethembe Khoza would take over as acting chairman until new appointments could be presented to cabinet for approval. Read More »