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UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments


However, in the year since Britain voted to leave the European Union , the other 27 EU states have hardened their common position and narrowed British options for avoiding a "hard Brexit". After an initial round of discussions, Downing Street had said yesterday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Comey said that in their February 14 meeting Trump expressed " hope " that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn over Flynn's contacts with Russian officials. "The question is going to be whether they find evidence of intent". There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping. Trump's personal lawyer, however, seemed to deny that account on Thursday . Read More »

U.S. pulling out of Paris climate accord 'shocking': Rajnath Singh


Leaders can be a prophetic voice on climate change. Voters were also asked whether leaving the Paris accord would "help" or "hurt" United States of leadership in the world. Bangladesh has said that the US' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is "unfortunate". "There are no political or administrative boundaries of disaster". Read More »

US official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit

Grass covers the round table where environment ministers sit at the opening of a two-day G7 summit on the environment, in Bologna, Italy , Sunday, June 11, 2017. According to Patricia Espinosa , executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Pruitt told delegates that Washington wanted to continue making efforts in combating climate change. Read More »

Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur


The crisis began after at least five farmers had lost their lives in a clash with the police in Mandsaur. From the Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal , where CM Chouhan sat on a fast with his wife Sadhana on the side and a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi behind him, the Chief Minister said, "I have always tried to everything possible to help the farmers". Read More »

Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks


ISIL claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks. In response to the attack, one Republican congressman appeared to praise attack in a speech in Washington DC. Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country. The intelligence ministry on June 8 revealed the identities of the five attackers and said they had fought for the IS in Iraq and Syria. Read More »

IIT JEE Advanced Result 2017 Declared. Check Your Grades at jeeadv


We have explained about it in the upcoming section below. In order to participate in JEE Advanced 2017, the candidates had to be among the top 2,20,000 rankers of JEE Main 2017. Click on the submit button. Download/ Take a printout for further reference. "All our 30 students have made it through the Joint Entrance Examination - Advanced, taking the total number of our successful students so far to almost 400", Anand Kumar said here. Read More »

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. "But I take responsibility for the content of the whole manifesto, which I continue to believe is an honest and strong programme for government". "May's departure from Downing remorseless". A number of high-profile government figures including Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats. Read More »

Kansas GOP to DC GOP: trickle down ain't coming

Brownback had reduced the number of brackets for the state's marginal rates on income from three to two. He vetoed a bill that raised more than $1 billion in tax revenue back in February, and followed that by striking down the Legislature's attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act a few weeks later. Read More »

Gingrich Says Mueller Isn't Neutral, Calls On Congress To Abolish Special Counsel

Sekulow's position points out the complexity created by the parallel congressional and criminal investigations into what happened during the campaign and its aftermath. And I think that James Comey's credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions during the Clinton investigation and here... 'But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise, ' the attorney added. Read More »

Sandeep Dikshit dubs Army chief 'sadak ka goonda', apologizes


Dikshit came under attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which also asked the Congress to take action against the former MP. While attending the Passing Out Parade held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun, the Army Chief said, "Youth in Kashmir are being instigated by a misinformation and disinformation campaign being run on social media". Read More »

May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

The DUP are pro-union in United Kingdom terms, pro-Brexit and socially conservative. Downing Street and the DUP issued separate statements overnight, emphasising that the deal between them had not yet been finalised. Ghany said, "It's a tricky political situation". Those could all come with hefty price tags. On Brexit the DUP does not like the idea that "no deal is better than a bad deal". Read More »

Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday (June 11) defied calls to resign and adopted a new slogan, "getting on with the job", after a catastrophic election performance. The two men in charge of Britain's economy deliver their annual Mansion House speech on Thursday when they are likely to try to calm businesses and investors anxious by May's precarious grip on power and the uncertain outlook for the United Kingdom economy which has lost a lot of its momentum of 2016. Read More »

Politics expert Matthew Goodwin eats his book live on Sky News


However, the Labour party won 40.3 per cent of the vote. Needless to say, Goodwin wasn't feeling thrilled the day after the election, as he faced mounting pressure to tuck into his book. He made good on his promise on Saturday (Sunday morning NZ time), tearing pages out of his book and eating them on live TV. If, however, that does happen, he would happily eat his new Brexit book. Read More »

Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results


May's party had a net loss of 12 seats in Thursday's election, which May called in April in order to bolster her majority status and secure a stronger mandate to begin Brexit negotiations. In a short statement , Ms Hill said it had been "a pleasure to work with such an excellent Prime Minister". "We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond". Read More »

Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

Sunni Turkey and Shiite Iran countering of the Saudi-UAE campaign undermines the kingdom's effort to project its rivalry with Iran as both a sectarian conflict and a power struggle. Qatar has paid $2.5 million to the law firm of a former attorney general under U.S. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding, a matter at the heart of the Gulf diplomatic crisis that erupted last week. Read More »

Ireland Just Elected its First Gay Prime Minister

The son of an Indian-born father and Irish mother, Varadkar became a doctor before entering Parliament at 27-years-old. It means that 38-year-old Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay Taoiseach , a fact that worldwide media outlets have been focusing on over the past hour. Read More »

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

Officials in Qatar , home to a major USA military base, and Ashcroft's firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Qatar was importing 80 percent of its food requirements from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before they cut ties with the nation of 2.5 million people last week. Read More »

Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn


He said: "If we did use it, millions are going to die". A YouGov survey showed May's lead at a fresh low of 3 percentage points with the opposition Labour party polling 39 per cent against the Conservatives' 42 per cent. One of the biggest issues with the 2017 general election , which has been working favors for the father of three, is the fact that while May has been willingly absent from public debates and suchlike, Jeremy Corbyn has done his best to make sure his public knows his ... Read More »

Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue


Doha is a major worldwide travel hub, but flagship carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East. While Tillerson and others have called for an easing of tensions, Trump said on Friday that Qatar had "historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Read More »

Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row


In a sign of economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11-year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds were flowing out because of the rift. The present tension in the Gulf started right after Trump left the region. The small Gulf Arab state is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest U.S. Read More »

Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks


Iran said late Saturday night that the alleged suspect who planned twin terrorist attacks in Tehran last week had been killed, The Associated Press reported early Sunday. "We possess documents and information showing the direct supports by the USA imperialism for this highly disgusting stream [IS] in the region which has destroyed the Islamic countries and created a wave of massacres and clashes", Fars news agency quoted Izadi as saying. Read More »

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

The DUP, although it wants to leave the European Union, will insist on keeping the single market that allows the free flow of goods across the UK's border with Ireland. Mr Flanagan was asked about suggestions that any Conservative deal with the DUP would undermine Westminster's impartiality as a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement, also known as the Belfast Agreement. Read More »