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by | June 01, 2017 | 13:11

They have withstood the test of time, and grown from strength to strength. He also hailed the erstwhile Soviet Union's help to India in building its industrial base. He said there is huge scope for cooperation in infrastructure, railways and smart cities. "There are efforts towards greater joint production and technology transfer from Russian Federation to India", he said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:33

After the first round, Ghebreyesus had more votes than the other two candidates combined: 95 versus 52 for Nabarro and 38 for Nishtar. He would need to get two-thirds in the second round, or a simple majority of the WHO's membership of 194 in a third round, to beat Nabarro.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:13

Iran's official news agency, IRNA, said the residence of the Iranian ambassador was heavily damaged and part of the diplomatic compound was destroyed . One witness said the explosion - which occurred on the fifth day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan - was caused by a bomb planted in a large tanker truck that left a crater in the road more than 30 feet deep.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:40

The Russian Defense Ministry added that armed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces , supported by the US, British and French special operations units, had come very close to Raqqa. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that his country has reliable information that the Kurdish-led forces reached an agreement with the beseiged Islamic State fighters allowing them to leave the city in the direction of Palmyra.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:31

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, said that an Afghan security guard was killed and several employees of the German embassy wounded in the blast. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, though both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:21

May will raise concerns over the leaks when she meets US President Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting on Thursday, the BBC reported . At the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday, May will emphasise the importance of tackling the spread of terror online by urging internet companies to do more to remove extremist content.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:53

Jason Miller, the Trump campaign's senior communications adviser, was slated to serve as communications director in the White House, but he stepped aside a few weeks before Inauguration Day, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:57

Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz bin Kaprawi confirmed that a passenger on board had claimed he was carrying a bomb. Those passengers held the man on the floor "with eight feet" on his head, back and legs, and hog tied him as the flight turned around the returned to Melbourne Airport.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:17

The latest test began with the firing of a "custom-made" ICBM from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific toward the USA mainland thousands of kilometers away. Riki Ellison, founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, described the test as "vital" prior to launch. The U.S. had succeeded only in four of nine intercept tests since 2004, and the targets were predecessor types of an ICBM.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:22

If the Trump administration does withdraw the United States from the deal, it would put the country in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only nonparticipants. Musk's tweets come amid discussions that Trump was looking to make good on his campaign promise to pull from the accord , with the president expected to make his decision public sometime this week.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:53

No, this isn't my Mystic Meg moment before 8 June, it's Corbyn's latest reinvention, this time in pixels. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). The pound is falling against the euro and dollar on Wednesday after a new poll suggested that next week's election could return a hung parliament .

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:33

The reported £14.8million fee is a record for an American player and the 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Die Wölfe, who have moved swiftly to bolster their squad following securing their place in the top tier of German football.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:51

He has apparently been pondering what to do about that promise since the November election. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Wednesday to leave President Donald Trump's job councils if the White House bowed out of the Paris climate agreement .

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:09

Home Secretary Amber Rudd went head-to-head Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, UKIP's Paul Nuttall, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood. " Theresa May said she called this election because of the actions of other parties, yet she's unwilling to debate with us on the big issues of the day".

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:14

He said that the statements that are being made since past few weeks are tantamount to the declaration of imposition of Martial Law in the Valley. The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively. "It is still better that the political establishment must re-think about the fatal implications of such utterances", he added. Whatever the circumstances, war is no solution.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:05

The controversy started when a video emerged of Hashmi in which he was seen threatening the prime minister's "political enemies". Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of Senator Nehal Hashmi's irresponsible statement, Dr Asif Kirmani, Adviser to Prime Minister on Political Affairs, said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:55

President Donald Trump's musings about withdrawing from the agreement . Last week, leaders of other wealthy democracies urged Trump to commit his administration to the agreement at the G-7 summit in Sicily, but they said in their closing statement that the USA, for now, "is not in a position to join the consensus".

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:32

Spicer said the "common thread" of his overseas sojourn was terrorism and national security. "You're going to have a situation where they're going to have trouble getting A-list or even B-list people to sign up". Dubke is still coming in to work and his last day has not yet been set. "Mr. Kushner's attorney has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings, and he will do the same if he's contacted in connection with any other inquiry", Spicer said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:12

She said on Wednesday that she preferred "taking questions and meeting people " on the campaign trail rather than "squabbling" with other politicians. Labour was predicted to win 257 seats, up from 229 at the last election. She also highlighted "success in cutting the deficit, stabilising the economy and getting more people into work", accused Mr Corbyn of relying on a "magic money tree" to fund his policies and being "very good at defending the terrorists" over his voting record .

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:05

Premier Christy Clark was forced to resign and the Liberal government was unseated, having won 43 seats to the NDP-Greens 44 seats. Following B.C.'s May 9 provincial election, the New Democrats (with 41 seats) plus the Greens (with three) outnumber the BC Liberals (43), indicating clear positions for NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver, as well as, some are arguing, a clear direction for BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark, whose party lost four seats, its majority and, ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:23

The future of the NHS and English schools are "at stake" in the General Election , Jeremy Corbyn has said, as he attempted to steer the campaign away from Brexit and onto Labour's favoured battleground of the public services. A Conservative spokesman said: 'Jeremy Corbyn's shaky grip on the facts clearly hasn't improved since his auto crash interview about childcare costs yesterday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:26

But his departure raises questions about whether previous Trump loyalists are headed to the White House. Dubke was the co-founder of public affairs firm, Black Rock Group and was confirmed as the White House communications director in February this year.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:41

As reports poured in Wednesday that Donald Trump is set to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement , Musk was getting more pressure to cut his ties to the president. The United States is the world's second biggest carbon emitter, after China . "For you skeptics out there", Edwards said, "our own defense department says this is going to cost us tens of billions of dollars a year in maintenance on our naval bases and other military facilities because of climate change ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:29

Temer , 76, said JBS chairman Joesley Batista had set him up when he taped their conversation in March. On the tapes , released to the media, Batista says that he is looking to have his company receive favours from government ministries, that he is in contact with prosecutors who are informing him about investigations and that he is bribing Cunha to keep him from entering into a plea-bargain arrangement.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:56

The prime minister hailed erstwhile Soviet Union's help to India to build its industrial base. We are among the fastest growing large economies of the world . And this many say that India's global relations and policies have never looked better, which of course is the achievement of his several trips. "We are important stakeholders in upholding the stability of the worldwide political, security, economic and financial order", he added.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:05

NATO's US -led Resolute Support military mission said the attack "demonstrates a complete disregard for civilians and reveals the barbaric nature of the enemy faced by the Afghan people". Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits a victim of the Kabul attack. "Under any circumstances, it can not be justified to carry out such a disgusting terror act against innocent people during the period of the holy month of Ramadan in pursuit of peace and mercy and it is an anti-culture and inhumane ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:23

Lorenzana said that 25 other militants who died in the fighting had been identified as Filipinos. The battle to re-take the southern Philippine city of Marawi from ISIL-linked fighters has dragged into a ninth day. Jenita Abanilla, 47, a laundrywoman, arrived exhausted and hungry at an evacuation centre in Marawi on Wednesday afternoon after heavily armed police rescued her on Wednesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:14

Merkel caused a media stir when she described last week's summit of G7 leaders as "unsatisfactory", adding based on what she had experienced during the two-day discussion with other world powers, "Europeans would have to fight for their own future".

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:17

Philippine forces said they were in control of most of Marawi , the southern city where nearly 100 people were killed and 60,000 were displaced after fighting in the past week between the military and extremists linked to Islamic State .

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:51

In a response to CNN a White House spokesperson said "This is yet another round of false and unverified claims made by anonymous sources to smear the president ". "There appears to be no limit to which the President's political opponents will go to perpetuate this false narrative..." It remains unclear why under the circumstances President Trump's closest advisor would meet with a Kremlin-linked banker and the Russian Ambassador, Mr.

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:15

President Donald Trump is imploring Middle Eastern countries to extinguish what he calls "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region. America, he said, had suffered repeated barbaric attacks, from September 11 to the Boston bombings and the Orlando attack.

by | June 01, 2017 | 11:58

While a landslide win for the Conservatives was initially expected, following a poor reception of the Tory manifesto, including its plans to reform social care, the party has been losing its lead. He's never been swayed by money or political influence", she added. Mr Corbyn was forced to defend his speech last Friday linking United Kingdom foreign policy to terrorism at home, claiming British military intervention in countries such as Libya had left "ungoverned spaces" which the extremists ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 13:32

To which Clinton responded simply, "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe". "They were connected to the bots that were just out of control". What about her decision not to campaign in Wisconsin? "I had to inject money into it", Clinton said. Hillary Clinton came prepared with more than one zinger about the mystery word of the day: Covfefe .

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:11

Venezuela has been hit by a series of violent protests since early April, that have left at least 34 people dead and hundreds injured, as the opposition ramps up the pressure on Maduro to call overdue elections. The officials say the list of blacklisted officials is likely to include members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, which issued a controversial late March ruling stripping congress of its last powers.

by | June 01, 2017 | 12:51

Multiple security forces units are attacking "what remains of the un-liberated areas" on the west bank of the River Tigris, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement . About 700,000 people, or a third of the pre-war city's population, have already fled, seeking refuge either with friends and relatives or in camps or neighbouring towns and cities.