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Nine Jammu and Kashmir Students, Coached By Army, Crack IIT Exam

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General Rawat was all praise for 26 boys and 2 girls from Kashmir who cracked the IIT-JEE Mains Exam 2017 and nine other students who successfully qualified the IIT Advanced Exam. "They (the youth) should either have a laptop or a book". The initiative is jointly financed by the Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership and PETRONET LNG , Ministry of Petroleum. Read More »

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

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It now holds 318 seats. David Davis , the cabinet member in charge of Brexit , said talks with the European Union may not start on Monday as planned because it would clash with the scheduled date of the Queen's Speech. SIEGEL: When you look at the results from the election, whether the vote returns or the exit polls, do you understand it? With a weak negotiating partner, there is the danger than the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Making Surprise Trip To North Korea

A few months later, Rodman returned to the country in 2014 with a group of former National Basketball Association players for Kim's birthday. Washington Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman says he's going to North Korea to try to open a door. Read More »

Twitter reacts to the shock hung parliament result

This morning, two of May's closest advisers were forced to resign. We want to hear from you. Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London , said it is not even clear whether May will now lead those negotiations. Read More »

Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

The Trump administration has already sought the high court's review of another appellate court's ruling against the executive order, which called for temporarily suspending the US refugee program and barring travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Read More »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed United States missile-defense site

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Under a deal with Moon's conservative predecessor, the United States deployed key components of the so-called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system last spring to cope with what it calls North Korea's advancing nuclear threats. "The most urgent and risky threat to peace and security is North Korea", Mattis said. The photos of Thaad, he said, were among "several hundred", which mostly featured mountains and civilian areas. Read More »

Theresa May to form minority government

Earlier, she announced she would form a majority government with the Democratic Unionist Party to keep the Tories in power. The shock result thrust Northern Ireland's centre-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) into the role of kingmaker, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile but workable partnership. Read More »

Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

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The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that the agency had believed Mr Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he could not elaborate on. "The president then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me". Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat , says such a move would "be the last straw" for many in Congress and would have "echoes of Watergate", when President Richard Nixon dismissed special prosecutor Archibald Cox over Cox's subpoenas for ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

Rodman is a former contestant on Trump's reality television series " Celebrity Apprentice ". "They realized the importance of this trip and made it all possible for me". That was used as evidence in his hour-long trial, during which North Korea accused him of committing "hostile acts" against the regime at the urging of a purported member of a church in his home state of OH, a secretive university organization and the Central Intelligence Agency. Read More »

Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote an article in The Sun dismissing rumors of him seeking to take over the leadership of the party. Miles Celic, the chief executive of TheCityUK, Britain's most powerful financial lobby group, said the comments indicated the government plans to continue with its current strategy and that it retains a parliamentary majority to leave the EU. Read More »

Trump confidant: 'I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel'

If Trump ordered Rosenstein to fire Mueller, or tried to do it himself by repealing the special counsel regulations, Congress would then need to exercise its constitutional power to check the president, Rangappa said. "At the same time, after Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, many things once thought beyond the realm of possibility look less so now", Katyal said. Read More »

May faces first post-election meetings with ministers, backbench MPs

NAN reports that with 643 out of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 315 seats. But her election failure means she must now go into the 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 »

South Korea president to meet with Trump at White House: Statement

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North Korea has about 300 unmanned aerial vehicles of different types including one designed for reconnaissance as well as combat drones, the United Nations said in a report previous year. The system, which is located just 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the North Korean border, has been referred to as a provocation by Pyongyang and has also prompted backlash from China. Read More »

Turkish, US presidents likely to discuss Gulf crisis

Sharif arrived in Jeddah on Monday accompanied by a large delegation that included Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Dawn reported. Read More »

Trump legal team to file complaint over Comey memos, source says

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. When pressed on the matter, Trump said: "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", Trump said during a Rose Garden news conference. Read More »

What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

The result is an embarrassing turn for May who called the election three years earlier than required, to give her side a strong negotiating hand in Brexit negotiations . European officials are anxious that the weaker position of the Conservatives make a breakdown in negotiations more likely. While DUP opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, its focus in Westminster may be more on issues specific to Northern Ireland . Read More »

4 of the worst airports in the world are British

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The survey asked passengers where they have had difficulties with flights or airports and four United Kingdom bases were named. Monarch is one of the world's worst airlines, closely followed by Ryanair , according to a new report by flight delay compensation firm AirHelp. Read More »

Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward has made least four visits to the capital, most recently in 2014 when he attracted a deluge of criticism after being filmed singing happy birthday to his " friend for life " Mr Kim. On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. Read More »

Qatar asks United Nations agency to resolve Gulf airspace row

In addition to closing their airspace to Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have also shut down the airline's offices. "They may try to behave everything is normal but they are being hurt as much as Qatar Airways from this illegal blockade", the CEO said. Read More »

UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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Despite the fact that Arlene Foster by her antics and arrogance failed to bring political stability to Stormont the DUP issued a grandiose statement, about ' Foster's commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge'. Read More »

Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi arms sale

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Chris Murphy of CT and Republican Sen. Senate Democrats will give their support to Republican Senator Rand Paul in opposing a segment of an arms deal agreed by US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia. Schumer previously voted to table a resolution of disapproval sponsored by Paul in 2016, which would have halted a deal with Saudi Arabia for Abrams tanks. Read More »

Asia Minute: Missiles, Defense and Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

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A joint investigation by South Korean and USA militaries has concluded the craft were on reconnaissance missions for the North , which has denied sending spy drones, however, dismissing the findings as a fabrication. Given that the US recently has deployed warships to the Korean peninsula, it makes ideal sense for Pyongyang to respond with testing a missile that could one day attack them-even if, at this point, such a missile attack would not be successful. Read More »

Merkel assumes UK to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. There were 37pc who believe she should stay on. Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Commission are scheduled to start on June 20 and that timetable should hold, according to EU President Jean-Claude Juncker. Read More »

A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics

The poll delivered a further crushing blow to the Socialist and conservative parties that had alternated in power for decades until Macron's election in May blew apart the left-right divide. "If the projections from the first round are sustained, then the change that is about to happen to the National Assembly is as big as the one that occurred in 1958 when Charles de Gaulle brought in the Fifth Republic", says the BBC . Read More »