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Donald Trump now sets eyes on Iran

Singapore: President Donald Trump said he will soon like to have a “real deal” with Iran, weeks after he unilaterally pulled the US out of landmark agreement signed by Obama administration.

Brexit ‘no deal’: British govt wins key parl vote

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May avoided a major defeat on Tuesday after MPs rejected a plan that would have given parliament a veto over the final Brexit deal — but only after making concessions.

Macedonia row: Greece announces accord

Athens: Athens and Skopje have agreed on a new name for the country of Macedonia to end a 27-year dispute, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. Greece objects to the country to its north being called Macedonia because it has its own northern province of the same name.

Trump aide sorry for comments on Trudeau

Washington: A top aide to US President Donald Trump apologised today for asserting that a “special place in hell” awaited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the acrimonious conclusion of a weekend G7 summit.

Norway to ask US to double troops

Oslo: Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the Government said.

US unveils new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Taipei: The US on Tuesday inaugurated a new de facto embassy in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties with the island and amid growing tension with China.

France challenges Beijing in SCS

Paris: France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China’s military build-up in disputed waters.



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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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