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Like Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi deserves to be given space on Marina Beach: Rahul Like Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi deserves to be given space on Marina Beach: Rahul
- August 08, 2018

The mortal remains of M Karunanidhi , who died at Kauvery Hospital on Tuesday evening, is being brought to his his Gopalapuram residence. "Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond", Kauvery Hospital said in a press release. (more...)
Saudi-Canada row: What the sanctions are really about Saudi-Canada row: What the sanctions are really about
- August 08, 2018

Amid a diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, a pro-government Saudi Twitter account shared - and then deleted - a digitally altered image that appeared to show a plane flying toward the skyline of Toronto. Among those arrested was Samar Badawi, whose brother Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012. "It shows the real colours of the regime, and the worldwide community should toughen its tone against the Saudi government", she said. (more...)
Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18: Ministry Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18: Ministry
- August 05, 2018

The helicopter, which belonged to UTair, a Russian airline, crashed Saturday morning in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, eastern Siberia, near the Vankor oil pumping station. The criminal investigators of the Main Directorate of Criminalistics of Russia's Investigative Committee were sent to the scene, the committee said in a statement. (more...)
Deadly California blaze spawns destructive fire tornado Deadly California blaze spawns destructive fire tornado
- August 05, 2018

Four wildland firefighters have died in California this year, twice as many as in all of 2017. The biggest blazes continue to burn north of San Francisco , including twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather. A Department of Forestry and Fire Protection preliminary report says each earlier slip alone qualified as a "near miss" warning that the century-old mining trail could collapse. (more...)
Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House
- August 03, 2018

USA officials have been closely watching North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Many nations fought in the Korean War, but war artifacts that came with the remains - such as buttons, belts, canteens and boots - point to the bones being American, he said. (more...)
US officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms US officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms
- August 03, 2018

Russian Federation is behind a "pervasive messaging campaign" to undermine the November congressional elections and the 2020 presidential election, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday, vowing the Trump administration will "continue to monitor and warn of any such efforts". (more...)
China may be ‘getting in our way’ on North Korea China may be ‘getting in our way’ on North Korea
- August 02, 2018

A total of 5,300 American servicemen are believed to have been lost in what is now North Korea . Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea. "We have lots of work to do". It could bring his family some closure, he said. Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was forced to admit that North Korea was continuing to produce nuclear fissile material , though he insisted that "progress is happening". (more...)
Redding, California VA Clinic Stays Open Despite Nearby Wildfires Redding, California VA Clinic Stays Open Despite Nearby Wildfires
- August 02, 2018

The colossal blaze - the most formidable of 94 wildfires burning across 13 western states - is now ranked as the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire . (more...)
Facebook removes accounts amid fears of Russian meddling in USA midterms Facebook removes accounts amid fears of Russian meddling in USA midterms
- August 02, 2018

The dates for 30 other events created by the banned users had already passed, but the company said it was not yet in a position to give color on the content. The company said it had briefed USA law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, other tech firms and members of Congress on its findings. (more...)
Prosecution says Manafort opened more than 30 bank accounts overseas Prosecution says Manafort opened more than 30 bank accounts overseas
- August 01, 2018

Mr Mueller was appointed by the US Justice Department past year to take over an FBI investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was unlawful coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering. Mr Manafort, who has been jailed for almost two months, wore a black suit and appeared fully engaged in his defence, whispering with his lawyers ... (more...)
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa accuses rival Chamisa of striking deal with Mugabe Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa accuses rival Chamisa of striking deal with Mugabe
- July 30, 2018

Zimbabwe goes to the polls Monday in its first election since Mugabe was forced to resign last November after 37 years in power, with allegations mounting of voter fraud and predictions of a disputed result. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe confidante, has tried to recast himself as a voice for reform, inviting back Western dozens of election observers and pledging a free and fair vote. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani blasts Michael Cohen, calls former Trump fixer a 'pathological liar' Rudy Giuliani blasts Michael Cohen, calls former Trump fixer a 'pathological liar'
- July 30, 2018

On Friday, Trump accused Cohen of "trying to make up stories" to wiggle out of his own legal problems. "He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary's lawyer". "The FBI raided his office not to get information on Donald Trump but because there was evidence of a possible crime and crimes by Michael Cohen ". (more...)
Alex Jones suspended from Facebook over bullying and hate speech Alex Jones suspended from Facebook over bullying and hate speech
- July 28, 2018

One of the four banned videos had even been marked as acceptable after a moderator reviewed it last month, according to TechCrunch . As well as taking down the videos, the InfoWars YouTube channel has been hit by a penalty known as a "community strike", which stops it broadcasting live for 90 days. (more...)
Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan
- July 26, 2018

The source said 422 people were brought from Syria , over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights frontier and into Jordan , down from a figure of 800 announced earlier by the foreign ministry in Amman. Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi saidon Twitter that 422 people were evacuated, instead of the initial 800 cleared for the operation. Canada has offered to host up to 50 White Helmets and their families, a senior official confirmed to The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Sisters Stabbed, 1 Killed In BART Station Attack, Father Pleads For Justice Sisters Stabbed, 1 Killed In BART Station Attack, Father Pleads For Justice
- July 26, 2018

Nia Wilson and her two sisters were traveling on BART Sunday night when they stopped to help a woman struggling with a stroller exit a train. Surveillance video on the train and at the station's platform showed Cowell had been riding the same vehicle as the sisters Sunday, but they didn't interact, Rojas said. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi to gift 200 cows to Rwanda PM Narendra Modi to gift 200 cows to Rwanda
- July 25, 2018

Currently, India doesn't have a resident mission in Rwanda , but is administered through the high commission in Kampala. The embassy in Uganda also covers Rwanda. Officials from the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining cooperation in agriculture and animal resources cooperation and cooperation in leather and allied industries. (more...)
Fundamental change required for North Korea rights to improve Fundamental change required for North Korea rights to improve
- July 24, 2018

Satellite images of the Sohae station seen by US-based monitoring group 38 North suggest Pyongyang is complying with a promise made to the United States in June. According to Yonhap , the North is growing frustrated with what it sees as a lack of progress towards a peace agreement. "Given that the South Korean government also has an obligation to carry out what was agreed upon in the Panmunjom Declaration , it should not sit idle on the issue of declaring an end to the war", said ... (more...)
Montenegro says 'contributes to peace' in response to Trump attack Montenegro says 'contributes to peace' in response to Trump attack
- July 22, 2018

In a statement released Thursday , the Montenegrin government called itself a "stabilizing state in the region" and pointedly noted that it has sent troops to Afghanistan. The statement also stressed that while building friendly relations with other countries, Montenegro was ready "to boldly and defensively protect and defend our own national interests". (more...)
Trump Stuns Washington, Invites Russia's Vladimir Putin to White House Trump Stuns Washington, Invites Russia's Vladimir Putin to White House
- July 22, 2018

The week only worse for the president , his staff , and his party after that, though it's still not clear Trump understands why, just like it's not clear how he could have possibly expected to avoid such an inevitable line of questioning in Helsinki, something his beleaguered aides surely tried to prepare him for ahead of time. (more...)
US intel chief in tight spot over Trump and Russia meddling US intel chief in tight spot over Trump and Russia meddling
- July 21, 2018

CNBC interviewer Michelle Caruso-Cabrera asked Bannon about all the indications that President Donald Trump likes President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations chairman Bob Corker, a Republican, called the Helsinki news conference "saddening and disappointing". "We're making bold reforms to try to fix this and make sure it never happens again because we take it seriously and because we recognize that our election system [is] incredibly ... (more...)
Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to U.S. despite uproar after Helsinki meeting Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to U.S. despite uproar after Helsinki meeting
- July 21, 2018

Huntsman attended a larger meeting of the US and Russian delegations but has not spoken publicly about his role or what was talked about. On Wednesday, Trump appeared to tell a reporter that "no", the U.S.is not facing any current attacks from Russian Federation, despite widespread knowledge to the contrary from his Justice Department and intelligence community. (more...)
Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling
- July 21, 2018

At a press conference with Putin on Monday, Mr. Trump said "I have confidence in both parties" when asked whether he believes the intelligence community's assessment of Russian meddling or Putin's denial. Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said, "it's what I wish he would have said initially, and I'm glad he said it now". Bombarded with questions, the presidents laid out where US-Russia relations were heading at the press conference. (more...)
Israel is tightening its blockade on Gaza by stopping fuel deliveries Israel is tightening its blockade on Gaza by stopping fuel deliveries
- July 18, 2018

The drill was launched in the Negev region, with Beersheba serving as a stand-in for the type of urban terrain IDF soldiers would encounter in Gaza's cities, reported Israel's Channel 10 news. The Israeli non-governmental organisation Gisha, which promotes freedom of movement for Palestinians, said the "shutting down of Gaza's main lifeline is an abhorrent act of illegal collective punishment against the two million residents of Gaza, most of whom are children". (more...)
Trump calls the European Union a foe of the United States Trump calls the European Union a foe of the United States
- July 18, 2018

On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers over alleged crimes tied to Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. "I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it". The finding comes as the two leaders are set to meet in Helsinki , Finland on Monday for a much-anticipated discussion meant to strengthen relations between the rival world powers. (more...)
At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row
- July 17, 2018

His Monday meeting with Putin is set to be the first Russian-U.S. presidential summit since 2010. Any Trump request for Russia to extradite hacking suspects is likely to fall on deaf ears, however, as the Kremlin, citing the Russian constitution, has a policy of not handing over suspects wanted by other countries. (more...)
Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote
- July 17, 2018

The votes in parliament's lower House of Commons come as Britain's new Brexit minister Dominic Raab heads to Brussels this week for his first talks with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier. A Labour source told HuffPost: " Theresa May sounds like she is running scared of her own MPs". Pro-EU Conservatives have also tabled objections to the customs and trade bill, while former education secretary and remainer Justine Greening has called for a second referendum. (more...)
Preparing to meet Putin, Trump calls the European Union a 'foe'
- July 16, 2018

Members of the European Union have historically been some of the United States's oldest allies. Trump's comments double down on his criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member countries at last week's summit. It doesn't mean anything . It means that they are competitors. "The E.U.is very hard", Trump began. The president then iterated that "the European Union is very difficult" situation but that he loves "those countries and respects "the leaders of those countries. (more...)
The best of Twitter's reactions to Trump meeting the Queen The best of Twitter's reactions to Trump meeting the Queen
- July 15, 2018

During his visit to the country, which included a dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May , Londoners came out in the thousands to protest the USA president . He didn't elaborate. He said that May is "doing a terrific job". May in the garden of her official country residence Chequers. The president said Mrs May "can't walk away" from exit talks with the European Union, though suggested she could use other methods to secure a good deal. (more...)
Trump says hopes to play golf in Scotland ahead of Putin meeting Trump says hopes to play golf in Scotland ahead of Putin meeting
- July 15, 2018

In reply to the question about what he hopes to accomplish in Monday's meeting with Putin, Trump said the two would be talking about Ukraine , Syria, other parts of the Middle East, nuclear proliferation. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation may now need its friends in the U.S. Congress and in the Republican and Democratic parties to speak out more to prevent permanent damage to alliance's image in the United States , they said. (more...)
Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un
- July 13, 2018

Media reports following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang last week painted a dire picture of denuclearization talks, seizing on a statement released by North Korea's Foreign Ministry decrying the Trump administration's "gangster-like" approach. (more...)
Kavanaugh Meets Trump’s Litmus Test and Will End Roe v Wade Kavanaugh Meets Trump’s Litmus Test and Will End Roe v Wade
- July 12, 2018

KING: Well what do you make of the argument that this is a state's rights issue, that this should be decided by individual states? As of now, four states - Louisiana, Mississippi and North and South Dakota - have what are known as abortion "trigger laws". (more...)
USA to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports USA to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports
- July 12, 2018

In announcing the proposed tariffs, us trade representative Robert Lighthizer said, "For over a year, the Trump administration has patiently urged China to stop its unfair practices, open its market, and engage in true market competition". (more...)
Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad
- July 12, 2018

The England women's side are now in the qualifying stages for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. " I was here last summer for the Confederations Cup, and it was exactly the same, there were a lot of stories going into the tournament that I knew weren't going to be true, and that's proved to be the case ", former England worldwide Southgate added. (more...)
Thai official: 4 boys brought out of cave Monday Thai official: 4 boys brought out of cave Monday
- July 11, 2018

Four boys among 12 who were stuck in the flooded cave in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai were rescued on Monday, the Thai Navy SEAL said in a Facebook post. The final four boys and the coach are en route to join the rest of the team in hospital, where they are being treated in isolation. Rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said it had resumed, with divers re-entering the cave at 11am local time (4pm NZT). (more...)
South Syrian rebels agree surrender deal, Assad takes crossing South Syrian rebels agree surrender deal, Assad takes crossing
- July 10, 2018

The Syrian media reported that the agreement was reached in the Bosra al-Cham city in southern Syria . The regime assault on rebel-held areas in Daraa since June 19 had killed more than 160 civilians, the Observatory says. Russian officials and Syrian rebel groups agreed on the truce in the province of Daraa, south of Damascus . The Nasib crossing, in the southeastern countryside of Daraa, fell to the rebels in 2015 and returned under the army control on Friday following a ... (more...)