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Rahul Gandhi's Saharanpur visit will worsen situation: Kalraj Mishra


The Congress vice president was yesterday denied permission to visit the clash-affected district where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted. The Congress has termed the denial of permission to Gandhi as an attempt to stop him from 'visiting the Dalit brothers'. Congress on Wednesday fielded the party's Scheduled Caste department head, K Raju, to take on the BJP-led government in UP. Read More »

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'


Rowley, who said on Friday police were confident they had apprehended a "large part of the network", said they had searched or were still examining 17 addresses, mainly in northwest England, and there would be further raids. There were prayers for the victims at church services across Manchester on Sunday. Police officers armed with submachine guns, instead are being deployed in city centers; tourist areas transit hubs, and major events. Read More »

The UK threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe'


Soldiers deployed to support the police will be stood down on Monday night, at the close of the bank holiday weekend. May had raised the threat level from "critical" to "severe", the highest of five stages of alert, on Tuesday under a protocol called "Operation Temperer" that could up to 5,000 troops onto British streets at public events, such as sports competitions, although the military personnel would come under police command. Read More »

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states


While President Hassan Rouhani called for "more cooperation" with the Saudis in the wake of Trump's May 20 visit, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to the Saudis as "idiots" who were nothing more than "milk cows for the Americans". Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull condemns Manchester terror attack


Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a condolence message to British Queen Elizabeth II over the explosion in Manchester , expressing deep sorrow over the innocent victims and his honest condolences to the injured and the families of the victims killed in the suicide bombing. Read More »

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon arrival from Russian Federation at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines May 24, 2017. With much of Marawi a no-go zone, confusion reigned. Duterte said he heard reports they may have beheaded a police chief. Hapilon is still hiding out in the city under the protection of gunmen who are desperately trying to find a way to "extricate" him, the country's military chief said. Read More »

Manchester City set to pay world record £34.9m for goalkeeper Ederson


Manchester City are close to completing the signings of Benfica goalkeeper Ederson and Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, Goal have reported. City have acknowleged that the best players on the market will cost a premium this summer, and are willing to make Ederson the most expensive goalkeeper in history because they believe he is the right man for Guardiola's system. Read More »

Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran


An Iranian journalist who had spoken to Raisi supporters after the election told Reuters they were furious at the way the president had spoken about their candidate and themselves. The faction also appeared poised to take all 12 council seats in the holy city of Mashhad, Iran's second-largest urban center, and the 13 seats in Esfahan, the third-largest city, according to the reformist newspaper Shargh. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests


The council statement called the launch "highly destabilizing behavior" that "is greatly increasing tension in the [East Asia] region and beyond". The isolated country has been subject to six sanctions resolutions beginning in 2006. FILE - United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks at a Security Council in April at the United ... Read More »

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid


Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump approved an earlier, controversial raid that resulted in the death of one SEAL and a host of civilians, including children. Central Command officials said today. Yemen, of course, is not the only place where the USA military is claiming innocent lives. More than 75 United States air strikes carried out since the beginning of the year have reflected an nearly double increase in the yearly totals since the drone programme against al Qaida ... Read More »

UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election


This will benefit staff, who are among our worst-paid workers, and improve child development. You can view the manifesto in full here . The candidates for Pudsey constituency are Stuart Andrew for the Conservative Party, Bob Buxton for the Yorkshire Party, Ian McCargo for the Labour Party , Allen Nixon for the Liberal Democrats and Independent candidate Michael Wharton. Read More »

Rahul reaches Saharanpur, discusses situation with locals


Meanwhile, BJP slammed Rahul for his visit accusing him of politicising the ongoing clashes. The Uttar Pradesh police refused permission to AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to Saharanpur . According to sources, the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border has been turned into a fortress with massive deployment of police personnel. "He and leaders of other political parties should co-operate in ensuring peace in the region", Sharma told reporters in Mathura. Read More »

3 more arrested in Manchester; attacker's Libya ties probed

Three more people were on Wednesday arrested in the United Kingdom in connection with the Manchester concert terror attack that killed 22 people , bringing the total number of men in custody to four. "They arrested the father, and I think the rest of the family kind of disappeared", Khuri said, adding that he knew the man from the neighborhood and the mosque. Read More »

Kushner 'willing to co-operate' with probe

Trump alongside White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L) during a meeting at the White House, February 23, 2017. News, citing unnamed USA officials, also reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at Kushner but emphasised that although investigators believe he has " significant information relevant to their inquiry", it does not mean they suspect him of a crime. Read More »

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel


Referring to Iran's alleged involvement in arming and training militias, he said it must cease immediately. The White House noted that Trump and Netanyahu discussed the current situation in Syria and the need for a political solution to the ongoing conflict in that country. Read More »

Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue


Earlier this week, Trump addressed a US-Arab summit in Riyadh and called for isolation of Iran. "Our missiles are for peace, not for attack", he added. "The population in Iran is generally satisfied and even representatives of the team opposed to Rouhani have recognized the results of the election". Iran's President Rouhani also won a second term by garnering 57 percent of the votes in Friday's election. Read More »

EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'


He went on to say that the European Union leaders and Trump did not see eye to eye on the issues of climate, trade, and, most importantly, Russia . But most changes will be cosmetic, as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have no intention of going to war against IS. Following the lunch with Macron, Trump spoke as a memorial to 9/11 victims was unveiled at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters. Read More »

PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam


The Prime Minister said the bridge will bring about a positive change in the lives of the common people. "It will not just save time and money, it will usher in an economic revolution", said Modi . It has protested India's decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to visit the region and developing infrastructure there. He said, "Bravado, rhetoric and hyperbole are the hallmark of the years of Modi government". Read More »

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind


This is the first time South Koreans will be allowed to contact North Koreans in 16 months since Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test in January a year ago, according to the MOU. The US has been urging China to put pressure on North Korea , as Beijing is Pyongyang's sole economic lifeline. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of United Nations sanctions and called for ... Read More »

Juncker says Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus

Germany is rejecting a USA official's assertion that efforts to combat climate change will harm economic growth. He's also refused to explicitly back their mutual defense agreement. In 2016, the United States fell from the number one spot among Germany's trading partners to number three as it was surpassed by China and France. Read More »

Trump sides with French winner, at least now

And the tension inherent to the new American president's visit was put on display for all to see by the new president of France ― Emmanuel Macron dodged Trump to hug Angela Merkel instead, giving his first greeting of the summit to the longtime German chancellor . Read More »

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

Manchester-born Abedi went to school locally and then studied business management at Salford University, before dropping out from the course. "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling", Trump said in a statement , vowing his administration "will get to the bottom of this" because they "pose a grave threat to our national security". Read More »

Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president


But in his speeches in Jerusalem , made do with vague platitudes of how "both Israelis and Palestinians seek lives of hope for their children". President Donald Trump told Theresa May that "Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom" in a phone call in which he offered U.S. Read More »

Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons

The display wasn't entirely spontaneous: Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made attendance mandatory for all government ministers. Trump also does not expect to convene a joint meeting with Abbas and Netanyahu on this trip although he hopes that will happen after another round of solo meetings with each of the leaders, the senior White House official said. Read More »

Mnuchin to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling before you go home


The Iranian Regime has responded by saying that any attempt to stop the aircraft deals would be in violation of the nuclear deal, but it is unclear whether or not this is true. Trump has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal as it was negotiated under his Democratic predecessor despite the Republican Party's opposition. Read More »