More than a dozen wounded in France bomb 'attack'

More than a dozen wounded in France bomb 'attack'

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AFP | Lyon

President Emmanuel Macron called a package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France's city of Lyon on Friday an "attack" after the device wounded more than a dozen people just two days ahead of the country's hotly contested European Parliament elections. Police were hunting a man believed to...

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

Friday, 24 May 2019 | AP | Washington

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The move Thursday marked an escalation in Trump's efforts to "investigate the investigators," as he continues...

Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

Friday, 24 May 2019 | AP | WASHINGTON

The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the "unprecedented charges" against his client threaten all journalists looking to inform the public about actions taken by the American government. Assange was charged in a new 18-count indictment Thursday...

Britain's Brexit-beaten PM Theresa May announces resignation, to step down on June 7

Britain's Brexit-beaten PM Theresa May announces resignation, to step down on June 7

Friday, 24 May 2019 | PTI | London

An emotional British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would resign as the Conservative leader on June 7 "in the best interests of the country" after she failed to win support from party lawmakers for her strategy for the UK's divorce from the European Union. The embattled prime...

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

Friday, 24 May 2019 | AP | TAIPEI

Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage took effect. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that the island's LGBT rights activists have championed...

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

Friday, 24 May 2019 | IANS | Cape Canaveral (US)

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. The recycled Falcon rocket blasted off late Thursday night. The first-stage booster landed on an ocean platform following liftoff, as the tightly packed cluster of satellites continued upward. Musk said...

​​​​​​​Britain's Brexit-beaten PM may step down soon

​​​​​​​Britain's Brexit-beaten PM may step down soon

Friday, 24 May 2019 | PTI | London

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to step down soon after failing to win over her ministers with a revised strategy over her plans for the UK's withdrawal from the European union. May is set for a meeting with the chair of the Conservative Party's influential 1922 Committee of...

Elon Musk mocks Bezos' moon, space colony plans

Elon Musk mocks Bezos' moon, space colony plans

Friday, 24 May 2019 | IANS | San Francisco

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has mocked Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos' moon plans saying they make no sense. Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called "O'Neill colonies", named after physicist Gerard O'Neill, who first floated the concept. "Makes no sense. In order to...

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Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

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MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

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