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IT dept raids Lalu Prasad Yadav's associates in Rs 1000cr benami deals

IT dept raids Lalu Prasad Yadav's associates in Rs 1000cr benami deals Prasad's daughter has bought nearly seven acres of land worth Rs 100 crores for just about 1.4 crores through mysterious business entities that have allowed her to make huge profits at their expense. "This is not an issue that falls in the domain of the state government nor in the company law of Bihar". One such land deal involving Lalu Prasad and his family members is in Bijwasan in Delhi, he s... [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Fisherman

At least seven Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and teargas at the march in Beit El military checkpoint, the northern entrance to Ramallah, local sources told Palestinian news agency WAFA Monday. "Our nation marking 69 years of the Nakba , our national catastrophe, is symbolised in our exile and the systematic denial of our rights", said Saeb Erekat, secre... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

His comments raised accusations among opponents that he was interfering in the investigation. However, the White House subsequently conceded it was Trump's own decision and that he had been wanting to let him go since his election. That the president claimed to have spoken about an ongoing investigation with the head of the FBI struck many as inappropriate, especially given that Comey has testif... [Full Article...]

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for insulting Islam

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for insulting Islam The maximum possible sentence is five years in prison. While running for governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as "Ahok", said his opponents were inaccurately citing the Quran to say voters can not vote for a non-Muslim. Thousands of police were deployed in the capital early on Tuesday in case clashes broke out, however there was no immediate instances of violence following the court's ... [Full Article...]

Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections

Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections The Conservatives were on 46 percent, up four points from last week's ORB poll, while Labour was unchanged on 31 percent ahead of a June 8 national election, the poll said. "It's quite clear from results in local elections up and down the country that Theresa May is really connecting with her message, not just with regards to Brexit, but also for helping to support a country that is here to suppor... [Full Article...]

It Is 'Possible' FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump. The president was no kinder to Comey on Thursday, calling him names and saying he'd left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in "virtual turmoil". [Full Article...]

World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win

World leaders congratulate Moon Jae-in on election win If Mr Moon does becomes the first liberal president in South Korea in nine years, it is thought that he could take a softer stance on North Korea. While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the missile-defense system, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington. [Full Article...]

Cyber security stocks rise after global 'ransomware' attack

Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers behind the latest attacks used a vulnerability exposed in US government documents leaked online. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. Bossert said the USA hasn't ruled out involvement by a foreign government, but that the recent ransom demands suggest a criminal network. Bitcoin, the world's most-used virtual curr... [Full Article...]

Trump shared secret info about Islamic State with Russians

Some US officials have told Reuters they have been concerned about disclosing highly classified intelligence to Trump. Rather, it was given to the U.S.by an ally in the fight against ISIS, and was provided with the understanding that it would not be shared with other countries without permission. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council considering new NK sanctions

North Korea on Sunday launched what it said was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead . "The test-fire proved to the full all the technical specifications of the rocket ... The launch complicates the new South Korean president's plan to talk to the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do Macron, 39, who was sworn in as French president on Sunday, is the youngest French President in France's history and the youngest leader since Napoleon. Philippe served as Juppe's campaign spokesman during the Republicans party primary. But not everyone was pleased with Philippe's announcement. The 46-year-old lawmaker, largely unknown to voters, is a member of the mainstream-right Republicans p... [Full Article...]

Justice Officials To Interview These Four People For FBI Director

The potential successors are Andrew McCabe, the acting FBI Director; Alice Fisher, a defence lawyer who used to lead the department's criminal division; Michael Garcia, a NY state appeals court judge; and John Cornyn, a Republican senator from Texas. [Full Article...]

Xi evokes Panchsheel as India skips meet

According to the host president, those attending the meeting agreed that they will arouse worldwide cooperation on the development of the Belt and Road initiative, in which the challenges facing the world economy will be jointly discussed. Two Chinese government-run banks also will set up lending facilities valued at a total of 380 billion yuan ($55 billion) to support the initiative, Xi said. [Full Article...]

NHS Digital: Trusts sent fix that would have protected them

Microsoft declared the attack a "wake-up call" for governments across the world. The US Senate Intelligence Committee is monitoring the attack and expects to receive a briefing in the coming days from the Trump administration, a panel aide said. [Full Article...]

Greek lawmakers debate extending austerity to decade mark

Those with plans to travel should contact their airlines for revised times.The general strike to take place on Wednesday will also disrupt services at state hospitals as doctors and nurses will be on a 48-hour walkout. Greece's state health system has been hit hard by deep spending cuts imposed under the country's worldwide bailout program. The leftist-led government hopes to vote through future a... [Full Article...]

Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

South Korea just elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, and this missile test was widely seen as Pyongyang's attempt to test his resolve. If combustion chambers are clustered and multiple stages are used, it would be capable of flying for far longer. [Full Article...]

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

That explanation would nearly immediately be contradicted by news reports and later the president himself. That challenge is sure to confront potential successors to Comey, whom Justice Department officials were planning to begin interviewing on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Chibok Girls: FG ready to negotiate for release of captives

Some of the released girls during their meeting with President Buhari on Sunday. Elizabeth Pearson, a Boko Haram expert, said the case of the Chibok girl who refused to leave was "likely to be quite prevalent". The Chibok Girls in footage released by Boko Haram . "It is not true that we are not allowing the parents to see their children; we allow them access but not everyday". [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump couldn't care less about the James Comey mess

CNN cited an unnamed source as saying Mr Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Mr Trump may have of their conversations. Later, the president and his advisers said Mr Trump had planned to fire Mr Comey since taking office. The first line of Mr Trump's letter sacking Mr Comey refers to a memo written by Mr Rosenstein and says: "I have accepted their recommendation". He said in an interview o... [Full Article...]

Putin performs unexpected piano recital in Beijing

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders arrive for a family photo during the Belt and Road Forum at meeting's venue on Yanqi Lake just outside Beijing, China, May 15, 2017. Putin was disappointed with the sorry state of the piano in the Chinese residence. But in comments that appeared aimed at the United States, he said that "intimidating the DPRK is unacceptable", using an acronym ... [Full Article...]


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