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Deadly protests in India highlight despair of poor landless farmers

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Addressing a press conference here today, the Chief Minister said, "I am not emotionless and therefore, I will sit at BHEL's Dussehra ground tomorrow at 11 a.m". "Prime Minister Narendra Modi waived money for the elite but he can not waive farmer loans". Protesters set on fire vehicles on Wednesday even as the authorities had clamped a round-the-clock curfew. Read More »

Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

The UAE's embargo has forced Maersk Line to stop accepting new bookings to Qatar, as the carrier normally routes its Qatar-bound containers through Jebel Ali for transshipment. Jeff Davis said on Tuesday. The Qatari Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment. In stressing the need to take action against Qatar, Trump appeared to undercut Tillerson, who had called on Qatar's neighbors to immediately ease their blockade. Read More »

UK Election Results In A Hung Parliament

No party won a majority in elections in 1909, 1929, 1974 and 2010. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland won 10 seats, which should be just enough to give a coalition government a majority of three seats. "I would have thought that's enough to go." - main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. "If we can form a minority government , I think we could have a stability government, not through deals or coalitions but policy by policy". Read More »

Germany, Argentina And Mexico Leaders To Hold Talks On Trade, Climate

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We know when they must end. Merkel acknowledged that "when there is a will to reach an accord, compromise solutions will have to be accepted". "Negotiating a free trade agreement is always a hard matter". Her one-day visit to Argentina also aims to prepare the handover of the presidency of the G20 diplomatic grouping, which Argentina will take over from Germany next year. Read More »

Bookies odds-on for another general election in 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and would be talking with the Conservatives about "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". "We want to make sure that Brexit is properly introduced and we will be the effective and possibly sole voice in parliament from Northern Ireland on Brexit ", Ian Paisley Jr, a DUP member of parliament, told BBC television. Read More »

Comey's testimony changed everything - and not in Trump's favor

President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey were taped - a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them - and asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice . Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweets on Comey

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President Donald Trump . " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", Comey said Thursday, saying they could confirm his testimony that Trump leaned on him to kill the Flynn probe. Trump wrote at 6:10 a.m. After Comey's testimony, Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Comey "admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President". Read More »

Modi, Xi meet in Astana

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The Iranian foreign minister also in this meeting referred to the strategic talks in Kabul and asserted that committees have been formed to follow up the implementation of agreements. It is the first between the two leaders after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing last month in which 29 world leaders took part. Read More »

French president Macron creates new counterterrorism unit

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REM could be heading for as many as 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly , according to some polls, a huge victory for a president who many observers were predicting just weeks ago might struggle to win a majority. "There is a risk that he will have too much authority given the fact that he has some sort of authoritarian personality in him". The website also explains how those interested can apply for the fully-funded grant, and how to move to France with work visa and residency ... Read More »

Theresa May forms a government with DUP support after trip to Palace

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Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May gives a brief statement after announcing she will form a government . On the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to win a majority. Read More »

PM to seek to form United Kingdom government

After calling a General Election to "strengthen her hand" ahead of Brexit negotiations, May's Conservative party have wound up with eight fewer seats and with those European Union talks looming in 10 days the embattled Prime Minister had to act fast. Read More »

Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar

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Earlier in the day, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani said that Turkey would deploy its troops to Qatar for regional security reasons. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates lose patience with Qatar. Al-Thani disputed a Saudi statement accusing Qatar of "embracing terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at de-stabilizing the region". Read More »

More arrested in London attack investigation

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Despite a rapid response to Saturday's deadly attack , which saw armed officers shoot dead all three suspects within eight minutes, opposition parties have called for May's resignation for her cuts to police numbers. Zaghba's mother also said her son was monitored by Italian intelligence ever since. On Monday, June 5, 12 people arrested in Barking as part of the investigation were released without charge. Read More »

Tehran attacks death toll up to 16

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The U.S. senate opened up the floor for debate to move forward with a new round of sanctions on Iran on Wednesday, only hours after the attack. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Read More »

House Oversight names new chair as Chaffetz exits

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The Republican Steering Committee has elected Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., to serve as the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee . Gowdy is most famous for his tenure as chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role following the 2012 attack on a USA consulate in Libya. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi's first meeting with President Trump was completely batshit insane

Pelosi is assessing the president this way: "I'm concerned about his fitness for office". She was then asked how she responded to Trump's erroneous claim that he won the popular vote. This isn't the first time Pelosi has said she wished Bush was president again. Trump in May signed an executive order to launch Presidential Commission on Election Integrity to investigate alleged voter fraud and suppression. Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Nawaz Sharif in Astana

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The Prime minister also had a warm and productive meeting with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and discussed stronger linkages in the spheres of economy, trade and health. He said Uzbekistan's impressive annual economic growth and rich energy resources, and Pakistan's large industrial and agricultural base provided an ideal environment for expansion of trade and commercial cooperation between the two countries. Read More »

Humane Society of Parkersburg collecting donations for Pet Appreciation Week

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Because of this, the organization has put out an urgent call for adopters and foster parents. "I just want to thank the Credit Union for doing this", said Carrie Roe, one of the volunteers for the Humane Society. "It will be way more efficient", Svoboda said. The shelter hopes to free up as much kennel as possible to prepare for the increased number of stray and lost pets arriving around the 4th of July. Read More »

N.Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles

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The future of the program has been uncertain since South Korea announced the suspension. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the launches, according to the official Korean Central News Agency, which said the missiles "accurately detected and hit" floating targets at sea after making "circular flights". Read More »

Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says

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Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere over the Middle East. Emirati officials also shut down the airline's offices in the UAE on Wednesday. A statement from Bahrain's Interior Ministry said that relations had strained because of Qatar's "hostile activities" and that any show of sympathy for the Qatari government or against Bahrain's action on social media will be "considered a crime" and punishable by a jail term of up to five ... Read More »

Air Force cancels some F-35 flights after pilots report oxygen problems

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Gen. Brook Leonard , 56th Fighter Wing commander at Luke . " The Air Force takes these physiological incidents seriously, and our focus is on the safety and well-being of our pilots ". Pilots will be briefed on all the incidents and told how their colleagues used backup oxygen to help them land safely. In addition, the 56th is planning to have an open forum with pilots to discuss their concerns. Read More »

Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

Mazie Hirono (D-HI) asked him if "the attorney general or senior officials at the Department of Justice" tried to block an FBI investigation, to which Comey replied, "Not in my experience". He said he did this because felt the investigation may have reached a point at which a special counsel needed to be appointed. The revelation was one of the biggest during a hearing where Comey also testified under oath that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured him to call an investigation into ... Read More »

Israel continues to seek Mideast peace

Netanyahu was speaking in parliament at a special session marking 50 years since the Six-Day War, when Israel's military presence in the West Bank began, to an audience of lawmakers and invited settler leaders. The annexation of East Jerusalem unified the holiest city, putting Jerusalem back under Jewish rule for the first time in more than 2,000 years. Thus, with the help of the Western press, Mondoweiss reports, the idea that Israel's very existence was in jeopardy quickly became the ... Read More »

Third London Bridge Attacker Named by British Police

A third man arrested for carrying out Saturday's deadly attack in central London is an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested a year ago on suspicion of trying to reach Syria , according to Italian media reports . Police said he is from east London and his family has been notified. The last time he spoke to Butt it wasn't obvious that he had been radicalised. Read More »

House votes to gut Dodd-Frank

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The goal is to cut through the bureaucratic red tape that the new bill's supporters claim is stifling the growth of small businesses and limiting risk-taking. The Act still needs to be passed by the Senate where support for it is less clear given greater Democratic representation than in the House. "The House Republicans are ramming through a bill...to roll back Wall Street reform and gut the CFPB". Read More »

Stop driving farmers to misery, CPI-M tells government

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Mandsaur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday detained when he tried to defy ban orders enforced in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district where five protesting farmers were killed on Tuesday in police firing. On the same lines, the Modi government is now working to further enhance and improve the condition of farmers, he said. The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh, which clearly sees the farm unrest as an opportunity to regain lost ground, was left embarrassed by ... Read More »

Hammer-wielding man shot after attacking police at Notre Dame

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Collomb told journalists that authorities at this point believe the attacker acted alone and shouted "This is for Syria!" during the incident. Police sources said the officer sustained minor neck injuries in the assault, which comes with France on high alert after jihadists killed seven people in London on Saturday. Read More »

You Are Now Free to Bare Your Boobs on This Maryland Beach

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Butch Arbin , the head of Ocean City Beach Patrol , workers should document complaints of toplessness, but they shouldn't approach topless women - even if beachgoers request it. Richard Meehan, the mayor of Ocean City, was made aware of Covington's complaint nearly a year ago, in August 2016. At that time , the State's Attorney reached out to the Maryland Attorney General's Office for an opinion on the matter, which the Town of Ocean City is still anxiously awaiting. Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

Some 8,000 US military personnel are stationed at al Udeid in Qatar, the largest USA air base in the Middle East and a staging ground for USA -led strikes on the Islamic State militant group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq. Air connectivity provided by several airlines between these countries has been disrupted, as a result of cancellation of a number of flights. UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority ordered all Qatar Airways offices to close in the UAE, the official WAM news ... Read More »

US Holds First Successful Tests of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense System

The US put its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile shield to the test on Tuesday, firing an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Marshall Islands and knocking it out of the sky with a missile fired from California. The North Korean concern of the United States attack will again be confirmed if the test were done because they might also begin to conduct long-range missile tests against the present tests done by the US. Read More »

Three times James Comey's testimony contradicted Donald Trump

In May, Trump abruptly fired Comey and gave an interview to NBC News saying he did so because of the investigation into his administration's ties to Russian Federation, even though the White House initially claimed Comey was sacked for his handling of Hillary Clinton's email scandal . Read More »

Netanyahu tells Israeli settlers 'nobody will be uprooted'

Meanwhile, UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, issued a statement on the 50th Anniversary of Israel's Occupation , saying "for humanitarians, this is the most long-standing protection crisis in the UN's history". Read More »