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Turkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

Turkey will not close its military base in Qatar , Turkish Defense Minister said on Friday in reply to a demand by four Arab countries to end boycott against Doha. Qatar must also formally declare all of these as "terrorist groups". Time Frame: All these demands have to be agreed in 10 days or will be voided. Read More »

Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey

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One clear effect of Trump's tweet on Thursday means that the accounting of what happened in conversations between the President and Comey now relies on one man's word against the other. Comey subsequently said he felt that Mr Trump had put him under pressure to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser General Michael Flynn's ties to Moscow, and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

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Help us deliver news and views that matter to Malaysians. He also said three boatloads of gunmen, who tried to join the militants, were blasted by navy gunboats three days ago in Lanao Lake, which borders Marawi . The AP-3C Orion aircraft will operate over the southern region of the island Mindanao, where Marawi is situated. More than 350 people have been killed in the fighting, including at least 257 militants, eight of whom were foreign jihadists. Read More »

ABC reporter: My sources tell me Bob Mueller isn't investigating Trump (yet)

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The Trump administration used a memo written by Rosenstein to justify Comey's firing, an act that Trump says is now under investigation. "Will he say I'm no longer talking about the Russian Federation investigation?" Sekulow made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows last week to walk back the president's Friday tweet that seemed to confirm he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

Ronaldo will repay the debt to the tax service of Spain

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Both were given 21-month jail sentences, though neither is expected to serve the time as it was a first offence and the sentence was under two years. Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi was given a 21-month sentence previous year, which he is unlikely to serve, for having defrauded the national purse of 4.1 million euros of undeclared image rights earnings. Read More »

Congress picks Meira Kumar as its Prez nominee

In a snub to Nitish, with who's party the RJD is in government in the state, the RJD leader said that he could never compromise with his ideology by supporting PM Narendra Modi . Meira Kumar, former Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and former Planning Commission chairperson Bhalchandra Mungekar. Rejecting the likes of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Prakash Ambedkar , the opposition rallied behind Meira Kumar to take on Kovind dealing a blow to the ruling party's efforts to create a ... Read More »

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind

All 17 political parties unanimously proposed name of Meira for forthcoming Presidential elections . Kovind, 71, said he will work hard to main dignity of the President's post which he stressed was above politics. For the record, the Congress said the question whether they would be putting up a candidate against Kovind will be known only after Thursday's meeting. Read More »

Milwaukee cop found not guilty of August 2016 killing that sparked protests

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Smith was carrying a gun when Heaggan-Brown opened fire. After two days of deliberations, jurors found ex-officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Smith . If convicted he could face 60-years in prison. Mayor Tom Barrett said there would be a strong police presence at Sherman Park on Wednesday, though as of the early evening, there were no reports of disruptions or violent protests around the city. Read More »

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

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But, sources tracking the discussions say the US State Department has been concerned about the potential de-stabilising impact of introducing high-tech drones into South Asia, where tensions are simmering between India and Pakistan, particularly over Kashmir. Read More »

Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

The Seattle Police Department released videos showing two vantage points of the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles , a black mother of four, though the footage offers scant details of what occurred inside an apartment when two white Seattle police officers fired their weapons at the black mother of four, killing her. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

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Mourinho's United have been touted as the likely destination for Ronaldo, with Real officials admitting they are in the dark as to their star player's plans. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Read More »

Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

The remarks came in reaction to a question by a U.S. journalist in a recent interview with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in which the interviewer from U.S. Without interpreting what the word "allow" may have intended to mean, the Cheong Wa Dae spokesman flatly dismissed the notion that the South Korean president would ask for USA permission to engage with North Korea. Read More »

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say

Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said that nine out of the 79 dead or presumed dead have been formally identified. McCormack added that every company that was involved with the construction of the apartment block was being reviewed. Read More »

Police Announce Cause Of Grenfell Tower Fire, And It Wasn't Arson

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A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge-freezer at the centre of the tragedy and followed witness reports from June 14 that one resident claimed his appliance was responsible. Proceeds from a clash between London football giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the English Football Association (FA) said on Friday. Read More »

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

The potential impact of California's ban on the four states is uncertain because a California law allows exceptions on travel for contracts that are already in place. When asked whether California would cease to do business with states like Texas , the second largest state economy in the U.S. behind Becerra's state, he said: " Texas is a big state..." " California might be able to stop their state employees, but they can't stop all the businesses that are fleeing over taxation and ... Read More »

United States fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

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Central Command. The U.S. -led coalition said in a statement that an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12:30 am (2130 GMT) northeast of the al-Tanaf garrison, which is close to the Jordanian border. When the armed drone continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course it was shot down. The incident prompted a harsh response from Russia, Assad's chief worldwide ally, which threatened to cut channels with the us created to prevent ... Read More »

Deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith Killed By Mob Outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

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In the melee, the DySP opened fire upon them resulted in injuries to three persons. "He was beaten to death on spot". Three people have been injured. "Whatever happened in Jamia Masjid area is inhuman and can not be tolerated". Two people suspected of involvement in the attack have been arrested, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S.P. Read More »

Indians file nominations to contest presidential poll

It was also not known whether the party announcement to support Kovind has the backing of Dinakaran, who is also the Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK Amma. Though there was no official word about the meeting, it is widely believed that Meira Kumar could be the opposition's choice against Kovind. Kovind before leaving for New Delhi on Monday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked the people of Bihar for their support. Read More »

'Better' dalit nominee makesBSP chief change her stance

He said the BSP will endorse the nomination papers of Meira Kumar. Another analyst who did not wish to be quoted says announcing Meira Kumar's name before the BJP's decision could have had ensured that Nitish doesn't break ranks. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Yadav appealed to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to change his mind on the issue, and said he would discuss this with the CM in Patna. Read More »

Meira Kumar a better candidate than Ramnath Kovind: Ramgopal Yadav

Meanwhile Congress MP Shashi Tharoor expresssed his support for Kumar on Twitter saying: " Meira Kumar: ex-IFS officer, UnionMinister for 9 yrs, Parliamentary experience of 25 yrs, LokSabha Speaker 5 yrs". Opposition leaders yesterday devoted some time to Nitish, whose decision to support NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind had rattled many. In a snub to Nitish, with who's party the RJD is in government in the state, the RJD leader said that he could never compromise with his ... Read More »

I did not tape former FBI Director Comey

Trump fired Comey in May after he refused to end the FBI investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the results. "Well, he is very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome", Trump said. At one point during his Senate testimony on June 8, Comey memorably said, " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ". Read More »

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind

Daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister and Dalit leader Babu Jagjivan Ram, 72-year-old Kumar, MP for five terms, is also from Bihar which Opposition parties think will have Nitish Kumar in a spot. "The values I hold dear - of inclusiveness, social justice and pluralism - are the values the president must uphold as the supreme representative of our nation", she said. Read More »

France Votes 'Onward!'; Macron's Party To Run Parliament

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The result means Macron has a majority in the Parliament and will find it easier to push through a potentially controversial program that includes changes to French labor laws and reductions in public spending. "There is still a long way to go before we get real equality.(but) the arrival of so many more women at the National Assembly will really help", said Rossi, a 33-year-old former assistant to a Socialist senator. Read More »

Twins draft CA prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No

With the Reds still immersed in a full-scale rebuilding effort, landing the player with the highest ceiling in the draft No. 2 overall is a huge win for the franchise. Seventy-five are going to hear their names during Monday night's draft. No. 6 and No. 15 overall picks Austin Beck and J.B. Bukauskas reacted on Twitter after being drafted by the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros , respectively. Read More »

DPRK says death of USA student Warmbier "mystery"

Warmbier was to be buried at a Cincinnati cemetery. The 22-year-old former college student who was imprisoned for over a year in North Korea died on Monday afternoon, leaving behind his mourning family and some serious questions with potentially far-reaching consequences. Read More »

Merkel: EU's future has priority over Brexit

The two sides agreed to focus first on three top priorities: the issue of European Union citizens' rights in Britain, border agreements between Britain and Ireland, and how much Britain will pay to unravel its membership of the 28-nation bloc after 44 years. Read More »

AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind

Earlier, the NDA has announced Kovind as its candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls. Ramasamy objected to this and said his party did not behave like that. Other non-NDA parties who supported Kovind include All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and YSR Congress Party. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Could Have Big Impact On Colorado

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McConnell has very little room for error - he can only lose two Republican votes and still pass the bill. The response to the Senate plan released Thursday was virtually identical to the unanimous disdain shown this spring for the House Republicans' American Health Care Act. Read More »

Trump Finally Says He Didn't Record Fired FBI Director

Trump's tweet came after weeks of challenges to the White House to prove the assertion that he might have recordings of his conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, whom he fired on May 9. "He said he would have it to you by the end of this week, which he did, and beyond timing of that I can't speak anything further", she said. During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, Comey said he hoped the tapes existed because they ... Read More »

Israel flouting UN Security Council settlement demand - UN envoy

He appears to have backtracked since. After two decades of failed USA -led peace efforts, Palestinian statehood seems distant. Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, arrived Sunday in Israel. According to Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from East Jerusalem in March, "Amona is one of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that was built on private Palestinian land". Read More »

Ministry of Electronics and IT launches webpage for smooth GST implementation

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The GSTN portal will now start accepting fresh registrations from 25 June. The Secretary also said the Council can consider waiver of interest and penalty for six months. "We are going to send provisional registration to 65.5 lakh taxpayers who have validated their email addresses and mobile numbers". "The prudent point is that GST itself is part of the digitisation revolution, which along with the reforms on the information tax side in terms of the processes and operations, have the ... Read More »