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Rahul Gandhi leaves for Mandsaur, police ready to stop him

Rahul Gandhi leaves for Mandsaur, police ready to stop him AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said yesterday that it was insulting and unfortunate that the BJP-led NDA government was in denial mode over the firing and accused it of spreading rumours and canards over who fuelled the farmers' protest. [Full Article...]

UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink

UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink The Conservatives say they will respect the will of the British people by bringing the country "deal or no deal" out of the EU, Labour says it too will leave, but will want to retain trading links with Europe . The Conservatives are traditionally strong on defence and security, and have sought to exploit Corbyn's anti-nuclear stance and his alleged past support for Irish paramilitaries. [Full Article...]

MP Home Minister confirms death of five farmers by police firing

MP Home Minister confirms death of five farmers by police firing Farmers in western Madhya Pradesh are protesting since June 1 demanding higher minimum support prices (MSP) among others. " Shivraj Singh Chouhan must resign". A large number of farmers have committed suicide in the state due to crop failures mainly in the region where US-based MNC Monsanto aggressively sold its Bt Cotton to farmers. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi Defies Order, Attempts To Visit Mandsaur, Gets Arrested By Police

Rahul Gandhi Defies Order, Attempts To Visit Mandsaur, Gets Arrested By Police Rahul is also heading for Mandsaur today to take stock of the situation. Earlier, Divisional Commissioner M B Ojha said Internet services might also be restored. Earlier, the farmers of the state had taken a cue from their counterparts in Maharashtra and hit the streets protesting over demands for remunerative prices for their crops and over the fact that the govt was not clearing a farm loan ... [Full Article...]

Dan Coats, other top intel officials, testify before Senate panel

Unraveling the web of ties between Donald Trump and his closest associates to Russian officials is a complicated task, but the leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence committee has once again lucidly described the gravity of the probe, and urged those at the center of it to put their country first. [Full Article...]

Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter

Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter Trump conceded in January that Russian Federation has waged cyberattacks but insisted they had no effect on the election outcome. The Virginia Democrat and other committee members are set to hear from fired FBI Director James Comey at a hearing Thursday. [Full Article...]

Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines'

Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines' In northeastern Syria , the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group dominated by Syrian Kurdish militants, announced that a "great battle" had begun. Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike, they added . "We advanced for 1.5 km in a few hours and the centre of the city is about 2 km away from us". [Full Article...]

Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar, revokes license of Al Jazeera

The Qatari Interior Ministry said late Wednesday that the website of the Qatar News Agency was initially hacked in April with "high techniques and innovative methods". Trump waded into the dispute on Tuesday, but seemed to only muddy the waters. Qatar has also served as the headquarters of Hamas's diaspora leadership, hosting a number of its most senior leaders, including former Hamas... [Full Article...]

UAE yet to withdraw Qatar Airways licences

Saudi Arabia alongside Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain abruptly announced on June 5 that they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Those countries on Monday severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, leading to suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships as anxious residents started stockpiling food. [Full Article...]

Zarif Testing Diplomatic Skills to Help End Arab Crisis

Zarif Testing Diplomatic Skills to Help End Arab Crisis President Donald Trump piled on Tuesday, blaming Qatar for funding extremism and implicitly taking credit for the Gulf countries' hardline approach. While Trump, too, shares the Saudi and UAE goals of weakening hardline Islamic movements and stemming Iran's influence, American officials hadn't publicly singled out Qatar as a problem. [Full Article...]

Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

Qatar's ambassador to the US said Tuesday that he and other leaders were "surprised" by President Trump's tweets taking credit for four Arab nations cutting ties with his country. He also announced $110 billion-worth of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. There could be long-term economic consequences for Qatar, which would affect the millions of migrant workers and expatriates living there. [Full Article...]

Iran foreign minister says Trump reaction to Teheran attacks 'repugnant'

Also, just hours before the murderous attacks in Tehran , the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, had claimed that Iran is the world's leading supporter of terrorism and must be punished. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a pair of stunning deadly attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . [Full Article...]

Theresa May on course for big election win, say polls

Theresa May on course for big election win, say polls While May has been touring target seats around the country, delivering slogan-heavy speeches to small groups of hand-picked activists, Corbyn has drawn large crowds to open-air rallies. It is also the first UK General Election where campaigning has been halted by terrorist attacks. Campaigning was twice suspended in the aftermath of the attacks, which May blamed on "evil" Islamist ideology. [Full Article...]

Christie: Trump's Exchanges With Comey 'Normal New York City Conversation'

Christie: Trump's Exchanges With Comey 'Normal New York City Conversation' As the world anxiously awaits James Comey's blockbuster testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday (8 June), the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director released his prepared opening statement. Trump insisted that he needed "loyalty" from him and told Comey, "You will always get honesty from me". "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", Comey says the president told him... [Full Article...]

Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch The need for the most advanced missile defense system available was demonstrated again early on Thursday when North Korea fired a volley of anti-ship cruise missiles from launchers on its east coast. The launch comes one day after Moon's government suspended the deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system which had strained relations with China and angered North Korea . [Full Article...]

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran President Trump called Qatar's leader Wednesday to urge him to resolve a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia and other regional powers, a day after the president jumped into the controversy when he criticized Qatar. Trump says on Twitter that it was good to see that his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" ... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi takes bike to Mandsaur in MP, leaves behind his security

Rahul Gandhi takes bike to Mandsaur in MP, leaves behind his security He further said that irrespective of the political identity, anybody involved in the violence are being treated under particular Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections and proper actions will be taken against them. The decision by the UP government was hailed by many, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi . "Before entering MP, Gandhi rode pillion on a motorcycle in Nimbahed in Chittorga... [Full Article...]

Corbyn and May tour Britain in final election push

Corbyn and May tour Britain in final election push But Corbyn quickly pivoted the debate to police cuts that May had authorized during her six-year tenure as home secretary, the nation's top domestic security official. Although Brexit could be one of the most pivotal moments in British politics for a generation, it has failed to take centre stage during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Arab split: Qatar's isolation by its neighbours exacerbates Middle East tensions

Arab split: Qatar's isolation by its neighbours exacerbates Middle East tensions Although the other Arab states said Qatar supports terrorism, this is part of a dispute among them for regional supremacy, as Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region have also been accused of spreading Islamic extremism that fuels terrorism. [Full Article...]

Swaraj holds talks with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

Swaraj holds talks with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister It is a collective area, and we are a small country. It is expected to burnish Beijing's free trade credentials and offer President Xi Jinping a chance to boost China's global leadership ambitions as the U.S. India is the race for the project to construct Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) at Colombo Port, after the Sri Lankan government removed the Chinese company handling it and invited bids... [Full Article...]


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