Putin responsible for 2016 US polls meddling: Trump

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he holds his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the alleged meddling into the 2016 general elections, as he went into damage-control mode to douse a flurry of criticism over his recent comments about Russia. Trump has been on the defensive for the...

US-Russia summit successful: says Russian President

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with US President Donald Trump was “successful” and is accusing Trump's opponents in the US of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. Putin told Russian diplomats on Thursday that US-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War”...

New UK Brexit secy set for talks with EU

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | London

UK's new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab headed to Brussels on Thursday to hold his first talks with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier. The trip was Raab's first since he took on the role last week following the resignation of his predecessor David Davis over disagreements with Prime Minister Theresa...

EU urges member states to ‘step up preparations' in case Brexit talks fail

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AFP | Brussels

The European Union on Thursday urged EU member countries and businesses to “step up preparations” for Britain's exit next year from the bloc, underlining fears the negotiations could fail and cause even greater disruption. The appeal came before Britain's new Brexit negotiator Dominic Raab was due in Brussels following a rebellion...

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | London

A coroner has opened an inquest into the poisoning death of a British woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. Senior coroner David Ridley opened the inquest today, but said the cause of Dawn Sturgess' death won't be given until further tests are completed. He adjourned the proceedings until...

ISIS follower found guilty of terror plot to kill British PM

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

A Bangladeshi-origin Briton who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of hatching a terror plot to behead Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, on trial at the Old Bailey court in London this week, planned to bomb the...

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | CHIANG RAI, Thailand

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet. “We weren't sure if it was for real,” said 14-year-old Adul...

Chinese President visits UAE amid push to increase influence

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | Dubai

Chinese President Xi Jinping was to arrive on Thursday in Abu Dhabi on his first trip to the United Arab Emirates as the leader of China at a time when the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment. It is Xi's first trip abroad since he was appointed...

Pak Army has no direct role in July 25 general elections: Official

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

The Pakistan Army will not have any “direct role” in the conduct of polls on July 25 for which it would deploy a total of 371,000 military personnel at the polling stations across the country, a top military official said on Thursday. Briefing the special session of the Senate Standing...

Trump: No ‘time limit’ to denuclearise N Korea

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | AFP | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump said today there is no hurry to denuclearise North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un — a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon. “Discussions are ongoing and they’re going very, very well,” Trump told reporters. “We have no...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Tourism has enhanced in MP: Governor

20 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Governor Anandiben Patel has said that tourism has enhanced in Madhya Pradesh in recent years. Employment to maximum people could be provided through tourism industry...

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