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'Metroman' E Sreedharan seen as likely NDA candidate for President

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After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala's first metro - Kochi Metro - "Metro man" E. Sreedharan on Friday said he wants the proposed Light Metro project in the state to become a reality. He also inspected the arrangements for the inauguration. "Prime Minister's security is important", Mr Sreedharan said, adding that the programme should be conducted as per the preparations made by the Prime Minister's security agencies. Read More »

The special counsel is examining Trump's possible obstruction of justice

If the report is true and if it is confirmed that Trump obstructed justice by trying to get former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey , and perhaps others, to end the Russian Federation probe, that could lead to the President's impeachment by Congress, something that many Democratic lawmakers say they would pursue if circumstances warrant. Read More »

Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe'

He said he didn't know if Trump obstructed justice, but said it was for Mueller to decide. "Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter , later repeating his accusation that the probe is a "witch hunt". The Washington Post previously reported that Trump also asked Rogers and Coats to push back against the FBI's investigation. The AP-NORC poll of 1,068 adults was conducted June 8-11 using a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is created to be representative of the US ... Read More »

Philippine official: 100 bodies may still be in combat areas

According to the government, at least 26 civilians, 58 police or soldiers and 206 militants have been killed since the fighting began . The US's support for the Philippine military is coming despite strained ties between Washington and Manila and former calls by Duterte that he wanted US troops out of his country. Read More »

Cosby Trial, Day 3: Chief accuser denies any prior romance

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She also said she feared Cosby , 79, would "retaliate" by hurting her or her family. Constand said she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber. Constand has said neither of those assertions was correct. Andrea Constand , Cosby's chief accuser, who says he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. Read More »

Syrian refugee named as first victim of London towerblock inferno

According to Almashi, Alhajali studied civil engineering at the University of West London so he could return to Syria one and help rebuild the country. As friends of his family and on behalf of the family, we are raising money for his funeral and any remaining funds will be donated to Mohammed's brother Omar and family. Read More »

United Kingdom in Limbo as May Power Bid Stalled Before Brexit Talks

The DUP head told ITV News she had "some very good discussions" with Mrs May and was hopeful of reaching a conclusion "sooner rather than later". Verhofstadt said Britain must urgently either confirm the positions she outlined in its March 29 letter triggering the two-year Brexit process, "or they open the game in another direction, that's their responsibility". Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

Interest in the charity baseball game has skyrocketed in the aftermath of the shooting , as staffers and lawmakers look to rally around Scalise and the three others who were shot: a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police special agent. Read More »

Sarfraz sees Pakistan into Champions Trophy semifinals

Before India beat Bangladesh to secure their second consecutive Champions Trophy final appearance, Pakistan upset hosts England to reach their maiden Champions Trophy final. " One thing we didn't do was adapt to conditions, which I thought Pakistan did extremely well". Of his narrow escape, he said: "That time I didn't see the hand of [bowler Lasith] Malinga". Read More »

Doctors: No Evidence To Support North Korea's Explanation For Comatose Student

Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old college student detained and imprisoned in North Korea , is carried off of an airplane at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Security Council had already imposed six rounds of sanctions on North Korea. He arrived back in the U.S. Tuesday night after he was medically evacuated from North Korea. Read More »

'100 percent' willing to go under oath to refute Comey

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Trump said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. "I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance'. Who would do that? ". Comey himself called Trump and his administration "liars", for their claims that he was sacked for his performance and low morale at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice

Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. Quoting officials, the Post said one event of interest to Mueller - a widely-respected former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - is an exchange on March 22, when Coats told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey to get him to back off from focusing on Flynn. Read More »

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

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She decried the shooting, which took place at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, which began in 1909 and has evolved into event that raises funds for disadvantaged kids. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) choked up while crediting Griner and Bailey for preventing the deaths of the 25 representatives on the field and the 15 staff who joined them. Read More »

50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War

Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the territories in 1967. "It also constitutes an outspoken challenge to the entire worldwide community, which recognized the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital". Read More »

Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering

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Reports indicate that President Trump interrupted his agenda to visit the hospital after the tragic shooting of Rep. Steve Sacalise on Wednesday . The vice president made the visit before flying to Miami for a summit meeting with Central American leaders. Read More »

Trump 'being investigated for obstruction of justice'

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Former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with ... Read More »

US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing

CNN is not able to verify the Russian claims, and there have been multiple reports of Baghdadi's death in the past that have turned out to be false. He said that according to his information, Baghdadi was based in another part of Syria towards the end of May. At the time, he was considered a low-level al Qaeda member. Read More »

India cruise past Bangladesh to set up final with Pakistan

In fact, in matches other than in World Cups, India has won only 37% of the matches - just slightly more than one-third of the matches . Bangladesh reached their first global semi-final thanks to victory over New Zealand in the group stages but again struggled to take wickets, having claimed just 12 in the whole tournament. Read More »

Donald Trump slams report on obstruction probe

Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, are among those to be interviewed as early as next week. The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller. Read More »

This is how celebrities are helping out after the Grenfell Tower fire

Some even claimed that the singer offered to help the victims in any way she could. The day before she had posted on Instagram: 'This is my neighbourhood I can't believe this is happening . Along with Rita, other celebrities have shown their support, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver taking to Instagram to alert those in need that he would be offering food and drink to the victims of the fire at his local restaurant. Read More »

Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

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Trump accepted a challenge earlier this year from a CEO to create 5 million new apprenticeships. During his speech, the president was flanked by governors from states who will be expanding apprenticeships as a result of the new policy, including Governors Eric Grietens (R-MO) and Scott Walker (R-Wis.), as well as CEOs, congressional lawmakers, and some of the apprentices themselves. Read More »

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

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But Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticised some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. The gunman, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, died of wounds he sustained during a shootout with police. The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak. Read More »

Mueller's Russia Investigation Now Targeting Jared Kushner

Kushner has agreed to talk to the Senate Intelligence committee, and is expected to discuss these matters with the Senate intelligence staff, though the timing is still being worked out. Trump doesn't think so either, and had a few words via Twitter for "Crooked H". Flynn was forced to resign for misleading administration officials about his contacts with Russia's USA ambassador. Read More »

Ireland's new prime minister formally takes power

When Varadkar announced his bid for leadership of Fine Gael, McHugh said he believed Minister Varadkar would be an outstanding leader of the country who understood issues affecting people right across the State and in particular Donegal. And that is a republic in which every citizen gets a fair go and has the opportunity to succeed. Given that he has inherited a number of challenging problems it will take some time to see whether or not Leo Varadkar's Government can handle the pressures ... Read More »

Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military

According to Politico.com and The New York Times , which said having seen the draft of an executive order by the president, its content is focused on restricting trips to the island and commercial transactions with Cuban state companies. Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump , one-time fierce adversaries, will fly together to Miami today as partners in a harder shift on Cuba . The son of Cuban parents, Rubio has worked closely with Trump to push tightening relations, including multiple ... Read More »

British election deal puts Irish peace at risk

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories on Tuesday, said she hoped a deal could be reached "sooner rather than later". Thus, the British Government by forming any alliance or "confidence and supply deal" with the DUP or any other party from Northern Ireland directly contravenes this global agreement in regards to IMPARTIALITY i.e. Read More »

Centre asks states adjoining MP to keep vigil against farmers' stir

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on an indefinite fast at Dussehra Maidan here today for "restoration of peace" amid a farmers' agitation in the state. Farmers in Tamil Nadu are back on the streets, this time in Chennai's Chepauk area, to stage a symbolic 32-day protest to remind the state and the Centre of their demands. Read More »

Snap sinks to its IPO price

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The stock of the owner of Snapchat - a mobile app that lets users capture video and pictures that self-destruct after a few seconds - momentarily traded at $17.00 on Thursday, the price in its March initial public offering that was the hottest US technology listing in years. Read More »

Malaysian air force jet loses contact

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An air force helicopter on a search and recovery mission found the British-made Hawk 108 in the Chukai district of the northeastern state of Terengganu, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) said . Gen Affendi added that after the press briefing, he would head to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA). He said it was not appropriate to use the unfortunate crash yesterday to downplay the capability of the aircraft. Read More »

Melbourne siege a 'terror' attack

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The fatal standoff, which ended in a volley of gunfire, saw a man murdered, the woman taken hostage, three officers shot, and the gunman killed by police. He said police tried to negotiate with a gunman in one of the apartments. Police say the attacker was a 29-year-old of Somali descent with a long criminal history, and that they believe he was likely acting alone. Read More »