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Rahul Gandhi detained on his way to Mandsaur in MP

Till the protests of farmers in Maharashtra and neighbouring Madhya Pradesh were restricted to shouting slogans and throwing milk and vegetables on the roads, authorities were not taking the issue seriously. Also, extra forces would be deployed in violence-hit Ujjain, Dewas, Mandsaur , Neemuch and Sehore areas. Read: Congress using farmers' protest as photo op, says Venkaiah Naidu . [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel claims Brexit talks will be about STRENGTHENING Europe

German chancellor Angela Merkel used an appearance at an election rally in Munich at the weekend to question the future of the transatlantic partnership, arguing that Europe could no longer rely on Britain and the United States, citing her experience in the previous days during which time she met with the USA president in Brussels and Sicily. [Full Article...]

Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance

Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance A couple of hours later, the two politicians emerged from the restaurant looking relaxed and, with big smiles on their faces, waved to the cheering onlookers on Notre-Dame St. Former US president Barack Obama praised US states and cities for maintaining measures against climate change in a fresh jab at his successor's decision to quit the Paris accord. [Full Article...]

Gulf crisis prompts Qataris to stockpile food

Kuwait did not join fellow Gulf countries in taking measures against Doha , and its Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah arrived in the Saudi city of Jeddah for talks to resolve the crisis. That was enough, it seemed, to persuade Qatar the USA wasn't abandoning its strategic partner. "Qatar's only land border with neighbor Saudi has been closed by the Kingdom since Monday". [Full Article...]

US says fight for Raqqa will be 'difficult'

US says fight for Raqqa will be 'difficult' The statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters. The latest airstrikes come as an alliance of US -backed Kurdish and Arab fighters prepare to officially launch an all-out attack on Raqqa city. [Full Article...]

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals At 1-1 and a break point down for the thirteenth seed, the heavens opened up effectively putting a halt to the steamrolling Bacsinszky. Eurosport commentator John McEnroe accused Djokovic of tanking, adding: "It's nearly as if you can't believe what you're watching, and in a match of this magnitude". [Full Article...]

US dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony

US dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony The testimony, largely confirms media reports about the content of memos Comey wrote after his meetings with Trump . Comey's statement also describes two phone calls in which Trump urged him to publicly declare Trump was not personally under investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman

The Malaysian Association of Qatar (MAQ) said Malaysians with relatives in Qatar should not worry. Qatar's stock market slid to its lowest close since January 2016 and the Qatari riyal came under pressure. Investment analyst Raymond Selvam, 46, who has been in Qatar for five years said that basic items such as bread, milk, eggs and fresh chicken had already run out by the time he went to the sup... [Full Article...]

In the room with Comey and Trump: Two alpha males face off

In the room with Comey and Trump: Two alpha males face off Released Wednesday, a day ahead of Comey's highly anticipated testimony to a Senate committee, the remarks detail a series of conversations between the men about the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and Comey's discomfort with the interactions. [Full Article...]

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case After they had told him Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took their daughter by surprise and were armed, Cooper asked Winner-Davis if Reality Winner admitted to them that she had leaked a classified doc, as she reportedly told prosecutors. [Full Article...]

Steve Coogan lays into PM at buoyant Corbyn rally

Jeremy Corbyn: "It's far too naughty to say". Jeremy Corbyn addressed a rally attended by hundreds of members of Al-Muhajiroun, the extremist group linked to London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt. The Alan Partridge actor also laid into the prime minister, declaring that Theresa May has "got the charisma of a pancake". THE Labour Party chose Brighton as one of six locations for a major ral... [Full Article...]

NJ voters pick Christie's deputy, ex-Goldman Sachs exec

New Jersey voters are getting down to the business of picking a successor to Christie, the winners will go on to compete in the November 7 general election. John Parilla, 75, an immigration lawyer from Alpine, voted for Guadagno and said he likes the range of experience she brings to the job. He said he doesn't see her as a Christie clone but does see similarities between Murphy and Corzine. [Full Article...]

New Zealand universities gain in 2018 QS world university rankings

New Zealand universities gain in 2018 QS world university rankings Cambridge, Oxford and University College London also made the top 10. Other major institutions across Asia also appeared in the top 100. Africas best performer is South Africa with nine ranked universities, the highest, Cape Town, holding its position at 191, but only three in the top 500. [Full Article...]

Congress instigating violence in Mandsaur, says Naidu

Congress instigating violence in Mandsaur, says Naidu Another RKMS leader Trilok Chand said the Patidar community would teach a lesson to the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh. Thousands of farmers are protesting against the incident and situation remains tense in Mandsaur and the state. As pointed out by The Citizen earlier, the same tactics were used by Chouhan to divide the agitating farmers in his state. I express grief over this incident. [Full Article...]

Mandsaur: Farmer killings land BJP in spot of bother

Mandsaur: Farmer killings land BJP in spot of bother He entered Madhya Pradesh by vehicle from Rajasthan and then took a bike ride to reach Mandsaur , but was detained. Police have barricaded the routes from Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh, an officer said. The Congress vice president is visiting Mandsaur to meet the kin of the five persons who were killed in violence during the farmers' agitation. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said ... [Full Article...]

Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines'

The jihadist group is locked in twin battles for its key strongholds, Raqqa and Mosul . The SDF, which is led by Kurdish YPG group, advanced in several neighborhoods in the western outskirts of Raqqa, and captured the Herakel castle in Sabahiyeh neighborhood of the city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights . [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, was one of several exasperated senators who pressed the officials. In a much-awaited event, Comey will testify on Thursday before the same U.S. "He is a good guy", Comey quoted Trump as telling him on February 14 as they sat alone together in the Oval Office. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats brought out the sass when Sen. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

Four gunmen were involved in the attack on parliament, the IRNA news agency reported , citing Iranian lawmaker Qolam-Ali Jafarzadeh Imenabadi. Hours after the attacks, parliament was still in lockdown with some of the attackers still battling security forces. [Full Article...]

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: minister

Trump said on Twitter . To defuse the Gulf crisis around Qatar , Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Berlin on June 7. In a series of morning tweets, President Donald Trump threw Washington's relations with Doha into deep crisis on Tuesday and raised doubts about the future of the largest USA air base in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Brazil ex-tourism minister Alves arrested in World Cup inquiry

Brazil ex-tourism minister Alves arrested in World Cup inquiry The fraud allegations also embroil jailed former speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, Alves' successor in the position and the mastermind behind the impeachment process that ousted former President Dilma Rousseff . There was a heavy police presence at the election court in the capital Brasilia , with only a small protest by leftwing demonstrators outside. Officials held a news ... [Full Article...]


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