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Congress hits back at PM Modi for Emergency remark

Congress hits back at PM Modi for Emergency remark The Prime Minister, who is now on an official visit to the United States , also highlighted through his pre-recorded radio address, the new feat achieved in ahmedabad , wherein 55,000 people took part in yoga , creating a new world record. [Full Article...]

Korean detainee Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved': US prof

Korean detainee Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved': US prof State Department officials attended the funeral of Otto Warmbier , the American student who died earlier this week after being held in North Korea for 17 months. Maybe there's something going on with the translation here but the phrase "in his normal state of health indicators" makes it sound as if it's normal for a 22-year-old to be in a coma for a year. [Full Article...]

Turkish police used tear gas and plastic bullets to prevent LGBT march

Turkish police used tear gas and plastic bullets to prevent LGBT march In the meantime, around a hundred protesters gathered in the neighboring Cihangir district beating drums and chanting slogans such as, "Don't be quiet, shout out, gays exist!" But in 2015, police dispersed crowds using tear gas and water cannons after a last-minute ban. [Full Article...]

Policeman stabbed in MI airport attack

Policeman stabbed in MI airport attack Ftouhi appeared in federal court in Flint to hear the charge and will get a court-appointed attorney. The airport was evacuated and there were no other injuries. "Please keep the officer in your prayers", said Michigan State Police on Twitter. The airport police chief Christopher Miller said Neville fought to the end and had help with an innocent bystander coming to his aid. [Full Article...]

South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions

Gause said that the two allies should embrace both sanctions and dialogue to achieve the North's denuclearization, which is not a means but a goal. "The idea that North Korea will abandon its weapons programs in exchange for the promise of security and regime survival has been tested, has failed whenever it has been tested", Hill said, referring to the 2005 agreement. [Full Article...]

London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say

London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say Insulation on the building also failed tests, the BBC reported. "We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately", McCormack said before adding the police were considering manslaughter charges given the high number of deaths. [Full Article...]

London police consider manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire

Whirlpool , which owns Hotpoint , said: "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families". "We are looking at the panelling and the entire facade of the building". After Friday's statement, Tony Rice, a shareholder of Omnis Exteriors, which manufactured materials for Grenfell's cladding system, step... [Full Article...]

Sushma attacks Meira Kumar for interrupting her in 2013 LS speech

Sushma attacks Meira Kumar for interrupting her in 2013 LS speech Earlier on Friday, Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination. He further said that by fielding Kovind as their Presidential candidate, the BJP has proved that it is committed to give respect to all the section of the society. "Why didn't they field her in the last two presidential elections? ". Sushma, as the then Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, had lashed out at the Manmohan Singh-le... [Full Article...]

GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week

GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week Politicians from both parties assured that won't happen. Among those flatly opposed to the current bill are Sens. "We have a few people that are I think, I could say modestly, they're not standing on the rooftops and screaming". He said Republicans needed to take another crack at the bill and "work with Democrats". While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview that aired ... [Full Article...]

No one questioned India's surgical strikes, world witnessed our power

No one questioned India's surgical strikes, world witnessed our power For India , the issue of U.S. position and support for India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group and the UN Security Council are some of the key takeaways in the joint statement. A senior White House official told reporters that that this is first official diplomatic dinner for President Trump especially arranged for PM Modi's meet. [Full Article...]

Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria

Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria The confrontation in Syria on Sunday began around 4:30 p.m. local time when USA -backed ground Syrian fighters, who are officially called the Syrian Democratic Forces , came under attack by what the Pentagon described only as "pro-Syrian regime forces" and were forced from their positions in the town of Ja'Din, south of Tabqah. [Full Article...]

Indian PM Modi Leaves Portugal to Meet Trump

Indian PM Modi Leaves Portugal to Meet Trump The deal had also been put off because of Trump's accusation on India trying to extract money out of the Paris Climate Accords. The visit comes at a time when the United States is looking at formulating a new policy on Afghanistan against the backdrop of a new Pentagon report which says Pakistan is "the most influential external actor affecting" stability in Afghanistan and calls ... [Full Article...]

Twins select Royce Lewis first overall

Twins select Royce Lewis first overall He went 4-2 in nine starts while posting a 1.34 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 60-and-one-third innings. Additionally, the Twins have selected a high school infielder in the first round four times since 2011 (Nick Gordon in 2014, and Travis Harrison and Levi Michael in 2011). [Full Article...]

Govt foils ISIS plot to take over 3 cities

Govt foils ISIS plot to take over 3 cities But hundreds are still trapped or being held hostage in combat areas controlled by the militants since they overran the city on May 23 in a bid to establish an ISIS "province". As of Tuesday, the number of security forces and civilians who had died in the battle for Marawi officially stood at 58 and 26, respectively. Moreover, he designated Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana as the administrator ... [Full Article...]

North Korea releases a puzzling statement on the death of Otto Warmbier

North Korea releases a puzzling statement on the death of Otto Warmbier In the first official reaction to his death, a spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council earlier on Friday said that Warmbier was treated according to "international standards". An Ohio coroner is now leading the ongoing investigation into his cause of death with more developments hopefully forthcoming in the future. They say he suffered a "severe neurological injury" , the most lik... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'willing to talk' with United States on nuclear moratorium

North Korea 'willing to talk' with United States on nuclear moratorium Friday's missile test is the fourth of six evaluations that will take place "before official weaponization" of the Hyunmoo-2, according to The Korea Herald . "When the world says that it hopes China can do even more, I don't know what "do even more" refers to", Geng told a daily news briefing in Beijing on Friday. [Full Article...]

Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls Emergency, Lauds Cleanliness Initiatives

Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls Emergency, Lauds Cleanliness Initiatives Mr. Siddaramaiah said loans of industrial houses had been waived to the tune of Rs. 6 lakh crore and he would seek waiver of farm loans availed from commercial banks as well. We will have to draw everybody's attention. Referring to Mubarakpur village of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh which has set an example of constructing toilets out of their own resources, the Prime Minister felicitated the resident... [Full Article...]

Russia's Top Troll Strikes Again: Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum

Russia's Top Troll Strikes Again: Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum Comey told the Senate intelligence committee last week that he shared a copy of a memo describing conversations he had with President Donald Trump with a friend and encouraged him to leak it to the media . Putin chose to answer 73 questions among the 1.9 million questions he received at the 15th nationally televised " Direct Line " questions-and-answers session. [Full Article...]

Protesters clash with police in London over young black man's death

Protesters clash with police in London over young black man's death Da Costa, a 25-year-old mechanic and father to a 2-year-old son, was pulled over by police in Tollgate Road in Beckton, east London, shortly after 10pm on Thursday 15 June. "I will ring the IPCC and ask them what are you doing". Another motorcyclist turned his bike towards the officers and span his wheels so smoke blew towards them. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu hails 'historic' visit by Indian prime minister

Netanyahu hails 'historic' visit by Indian prime minister India's growth presents a win-win partnership for the country and the U.S., and American companies have a great opportunity to contribute to that, Modi told the CEOs, according to Bagley. Ahead of India prime minister's historic visit to Israel next week, the Israeli government is expected to approve on Sunday a number of measures to strengthen diplomatic relations between Israel and India. [Full Article...]


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