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What We Learned From Comey's Pre-Hearing Statement

What We Learned From Comey's Pre-Hearing Statement A report in the Wall Street Journal suggested his legal representation was planning to begin reviewing all of his tweets before they were sent. Comey said in the statement, "I didn't move, speak or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed". [Full Article...]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians Bishop Makarios, the top Coptic Orthodox cleric in Minya, the province where the attack took place, said the assailants told Christian men they ordered off the bus they would spare their lives if they converted to Islam. "They asked them one by one to deny their Christian faith, but they all refused", said Hedra, who spoke to survivors. The Coptic church released a statement, saying, "While ... [Full Article...]

NTU overtakes NUS in latest QS university rankings

NTU overtakes NUS in latest QS university rankings This included 16 of the 24 ranked Russell Group institutions . Their "employer reputation" metric, by which they assess how highly employers regard universities, sees all seven of Ireland's ranked universities improve their scores. He said companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion, making them the equivalent of the worlds 11th largest economy. It was the only ... [Full Article...]

At least 12 killed in militant attack in Iran

Global desk - At least 12 people have been killed in twin attacks , claimed by Islamic State militants, in the Iranian capital Tehran , officials said on Wednesday. At least twelve people have been killed in coordinated attacks against the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. Police helicopters circled the parliament and all mobile phone lines from inside were disc... [Full Article...]

Hamas angered by Saudi demand for Qatar to cut funding

He suggested Qatar was funding extremism. Led by Kuwait , mediation efforts are now underway to resolve the crisis, which Gargash said was the result of "an accumulation over many, many years of subversive Qatari politics and support for extremism and terrorist organisations". [Full Article...]

Fresh violence in MP, farmers say eight killed

Fresh violence in MP, farmers say eight killed Minutes after the incident, the then Mandsaur Collector SK Singh had said that the police told him categorically that "neither did they fire nor did they have any orders to fire". "This is the sad reality of Mandsaur ", Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said. Rattled by the widespread protests, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government said it was working on a crop-loan settlement scheme to wai... [Full Article...]

France Vows to Go Beyond Paris Climate Commitments

France Vows to Go Beyond Paris Climate Commitments Another bill, SB 1578 , creates a carbon farming task force to identify and research agricultural and aquacultural practices that will improve carbon sequestration, the process of capturing storing carbon carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to mitigate emissions. [Full Article...]

Arab neighbours say 'nothing to negotiate' with Qatar after cutting ties

Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that his country expects from fellow Gulf state Qatar "to stop blatantly and openly working against the stability and security of the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries". [Full Article...]

MP farmer deaths: 5 more paramilitary battalions sent to Mandsaur

MP farmer deaths: 5 more paramilitary battalions sent to Mandsaur Trains to and from Indore have been cancelled following the unruly conditions in Madhya Pradesh, resulting from the farmers revolt. At least six Indian farmers have died after being shot dead during a protest in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. [Full Article...]

UN Leader Warns Of Faltering US Influence

UN Leader Warns Of Faltering US Influence He added that when he was a lawmaker, he "generally didn't comment on bills before I read them". On Tuesday, the news site Axios reported that President Trump has informed close associates that he plans to withdrawal from the climate pact, which includes a pledge by states to strive to limit the rise of global temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius. [Full Article...]

On cross-examination, Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

On cross-examination, Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault They pressed her on why she called Cosby more than 50 times after the encounter and brought up an inconsistent statement she gave to Canadian police. Where McMonagle alleged Constand lay in bed with him, she contended she sat on the bed next to him. [Full Article...]

Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says

According to Comey, Trump said it would be good to weed out "satellite" associates of his that did wrong, "but that he hadn't done anything wrong and hope I would find a way to get it out that we weren't investigating him". Trump". Mueller, a former FBI director, was appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation last month following Comey's May 9 dismissal . The White House initially... [Full Article...]

Philippine police questioning driver in casino attack probe

The now-identified gunman was found in an hotel room in the resort complex, where police found him dead of apparent suicide, as The Two-Way previously reported . He was dismissed due to mis-declaration of SALN. "I think this already dispels all the notions, all the speculations of terrorism", Mr. Albayalde said. [Full Article...]

Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out

Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out She would later write to that same friend, apparently referring to Roy: " His death was my fault ... he got out of the vehicle, and I told him to get back in ... When Conrad told her that he didn't believe in himself any longer, she brought up the fact: 'Take your life?' she questioned. In a late July text to Boardman, Carter admitted her texts to Roy were potentially damning. [Full Article...]

Modi seeks to repair trade ties with Russia

Five MoUs were signed between the two countries on cooperation in organ transplantation, cyber security, renewable energy, civil aviation and one between India's Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain . He also hailed the erstwhile Soviet Union's help to India in building its industrial base. Modi will also hold a round-table interaction on Wednesday with a select group of Sp... [Full Article...]

Trump may block Comey testimony before Senate

On Wednesday, committee Chairman Devin Nunes asked the agencies for details of any requests made by two top Obama administration aides and the former Central Intelligence Agency director to "unmask" Trump campaign advisers inadvertently picked up in top-secret foreign communications intercepts, according to congressional sources. [Full Article...]

Realtors hail RBI move to lower risk weightage on home loans

Realtors hail RBI move to lower risk weightage on home loans For home loans above ₹30 lakhs and below ₹75 lakhs, the risk weight has been reduced to 35%. RBI said, "Considering the importance of the housing sector and given its forward and backward linkages to the economy, it has been decided, as a counter-cyclical measure, to reduce the risk weight on certain categories of housing loans sanctioned on and after today". [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament Referring to Labour's low level of popular support in Scotland and the continuing gap between the Tories and Labour at United Kingdom level, she said she believed May would win on 8 June. Sturgeon said that if the SNP held on to a majority of Scottish seats that would make it "democratically unsustainable" for a Conservative government at Westminster to block Scottish demands for a referend... [Full Article...]

Haley says Trump believes climate is changing

Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNN that he'd never discussed climate change with Trump. President Donald Trump does believe the world's climate is changing and humans bear some responsibility, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview . [Full Article...]

Five killed in workplace shooting in Orlando

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings spoke to the media and public shortly after 11:00 a.m. There were no charges at that time, and that employee was not one of the people killed Monday. The league describes Clark as "wonderful man and an absolutely unbelievable, supportive and wonderful father". "I saw the post on Facebook, and my heart sank", Blevins said Monday mor... [Full Article...]


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