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BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

However, Thackeray reiterated his pet names for the top post - RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and agro-scientist MS Swaminathan. Shah urged Sena to offer support to presidential candidate. BJP president Amit Shah addressed Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related concerns raised by the city's textile trading community on Saturday evening, saying the fines and penalities envisaged under the new tax regime would not be enforceable for six months after it comes into force on July 1. Read More

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Welsh Premier clubs await European club competitions draws

Welsh Premier clubs await European club competitions draws

The Scottish giants will be expected to make short work of the club from the tiny European nation to reach the second round, with their opponents for that stage to be confirmed later today. A 13,000km round-trip for a first round Europa League qualifier would be the stuff of nightmares, and the team waiting for them wouldn't exactly be a pushover either. Read More

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Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

Special Counsel Mueller likely "will be archiving these various Twitter rants as supplemental evidence" for the obstruction investigation, Moss, who also is deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, told VOA. The Senate's intelligence committee already has interviewed Johnson about the matter. Former Trump transition team aides were ordered to preserve any documents related to Russian Federation and the activities of a number of campaign officials, according to a memo issued by ... Read More

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Council says van struck people leaving mosque

Counter terrorism officers are at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said. West Mercia Police said they will ensure a "visible" presence at mosques following the attack in Finsbury Park on Sunday night. On June 3, a van drove into a crowd of people walking on the London Bridge, followed by knife attacks that killed eight and wounded many others. One witness told CNN it was clear that the attacker at Finsbury Park had deliberately targeted Muslims. Read More

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India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

India bowl against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

He trapped Rohit Sharma lbw for nought with a swinging delivery and removed India talisman Virat Kohli with another fine ball which the captain could only edge to point for five. "They were playing the best teams in the world, and Pakistan was number eight". "And then we just showed great, great character and I am really happy because it's all for the nation of Pakistan because they've been waiting for such a long time". Read More

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Who is Otto Warmbier?

His trip this time coincided with North Korea's release of a comatose U.S. student, 22-year-old Otto Warmbier of Cincinnati, who was incarcerated in March 2016 for stealing a political poster from a hotel. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. " Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto", he said. Read More

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Building materials in London fire under scrutiny

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , Mr Hammond said: "My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the USA, is also banned here". "It was a death trap and they knew it", one person shouted as demonstrators swelled outside the council building, with dozens going inside and clashing with police and security guards. Read More

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Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam

But the majority was happy to back the more moderate and establishment-favored Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam over a liberal insurgent who sought to portray his candidacy as the tip of the spear of the anti-Trump resistance. Northam now faces Gillespie, who is calling for a tax cut for all Virginians. Gillespie was ahead of Stewart in the GOP contest in the region's suburbs. Read More

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Knives coming out: Trump fans float the idea of firing investigator Mueller

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him. "I don't think that's a question for me to answer", Rosenstein responded. Read More

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Trump Says he is Being Investigated Over Comey Firing

Trump Says he is Being Investigated Over Comey Firing

The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe. On Friday, the President tweeted he was under "investigation", which he called a "witch hunt" in another tweet. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Read More

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Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

West Bengal's Darjeeling district has been on the boil over a separate state demand and witnessed widespread clashes between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists and the police. After Saturday's violent clash between the security forces and the agitators, GJM chief Bimal Gurung termed the three dead GJM activists as "the martyrs of Gorkhaland movement" in a video message from an undisclosed location, and urged the Gorkhas to give out a befitting reply. Read More

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Businessman-in-chief owes lenders $436m: Disclosure

The financial disclosure report further showed that Trump earned more on royalties for his book Art of the Deal since becoming president. However, he shed his stocks and securities, the report indicates. He said he received more than $100,001 from the deal. The Mar-a-Lago income figure was $7.4 million higher than on his previous financial disclosure filing, in May 2016. Read More

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Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops

Security forces are deployed as the site of suicide attacks and an ongoing clash between Taliban insurgents and government forces in the main police station in eastern Paktia province, Afghanistan , Sunday, Jun 18, 2017. In March another insider attack killed three USA soldiers. The Pentagon is set to announce it is sending another 4,000 United States troops to the country to counter the increasingly aggressive insurgents. Read More

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May to form govt. despite Tory slide

Mrs May insisted only the Tories and the DUP have the legitimacy to form a government and hailed their "strong relationship". If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union , she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure. Read More

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Va. Shooter's Wife Expresses Horror, Asks Media To Go Away

Va. Shooter's Wife Expresses Horror, Asks Media To Go Away

Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey , wounded as he and another officer engaged in a shootout with the gunman , hobbled onto the field on crutches to throw out the first pitch . Hodgkinson went on a profane rant against President Donald Trump at a nearby garage. As an area native, Robishaw is familiar with numerous homeless men and women in the neighborhood, and had not seen him before three weeks ago. Read More

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Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital

Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital

But Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time , presumably weeks", Sava said. Congressman Scalise was among five people wounded in the attack. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country". Read More

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Iran tracks down and kills ISIL suspects after attacks

Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said that 43 suspects had been arrested by Satursday night and that operations to identify more "terrorist cells" were under way. Since Monday, Qatar has faced a Saudi-led blockade and denied funding terrorists - a charge leveled again on Friday by US President Donald Trump. The security measures are tightened in Iran following a double terrorist attack in the county's capital of Tehran that left at least 12 people dead and more than 40 injured. Read More

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Mamata appeals for peace in Darjeeling

Internet services remained suspended and security forces were patrolling the streets on the fifth day of the total shutdown, called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland. Thirty-six policemen were injured on Saturday in clashes with the GJM supporters. In a democracy like India, resorting to violence would never lead to a solution, he said, emphasising that "every issue can be resolved through dialogue". Read More

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Britain, EU in suspense

Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson flew to Belfast on Saturday to begin formal discussions with the DUP after the election resulted in a hung parliament . Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. "And the danger is that however much any government tries, they will not be seen to be impartial if they are locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties", he told the BBC's World at One . Read More

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Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together. The first pitch was thrown by one of the two heroes of the shooting , member of the Capitol Police David Bailey, who along with colleague Crystal Griner are credited with taking down the gunman . Read More

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Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy

Ford affirmed its position that " climate change is real", saying it remains "deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities". "GM will not waver from our commitment to the environment, and our position on climate change has not changed", the company said in a statement. In remarks during the two days of talks and at their conclusion, some leaders vowed to continue with climate action despite the US stance. Read More

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Man held after van driven into crowd near Finsbury Park mosque

The Muslim Council of Britain said the attack was directed at Muslims leaving Ramadan night prayers. Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely. Mrs May added: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene". A road in north London is cordoned off in Finsbury Park, where police say a vehicle struck pedestrians, leaving several casualties. Read More

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Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

Grenfell Tower burned down on Wednesday, June 14. Two nearby Underground subway lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris from the tower did not land on the tracks. The aluminum cladding - which is widely blamed for spreading the inferno that killed at least 58 early Wednesday morning - was only recently installed on the 24-story tower. Read More

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Jury deliberations at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial enter third day

Jury deliberations at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial enter third day

Jurors appeared exhausted and spent when they chose to call it quits late Tuesday after about 16 hours of deliberations. The Cosby Show star, 79, has long maintained the sex he had with Constand , now 44, was consensual. Prosecutors have suggested he might have given her quaaludes, a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S.in 1982. Cosby , who is legally blind and carries a cane, has arrived in court each day with someone from the world of entertainment. Read More

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Korea begins shut down of its first and oldest commercial reactor

Korea begins shut down of its first and oldest commercial reactor

President Moon pledged that his administration will proactively cultivate green and sustainable energy like solar and offshore wind power, and establish an energy ecosystem suitable for the fourth industrial revolution. President Moon Jae-in said Monday that South Korea will move away from the nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing nuclear plants. Read More

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Japan Trade Data On Tap For Monday

Japan Trade Data On Tap For Monday

The trade surplus with the United States was 411.1 billion yen (2.9 billion pounds) in May, up 19.0 percent from the same period a year ago. The Ministry of Finance reported a May merchandise trade deficit of ¥203.4 billion, down from a surplus of ¥481.7 billion in April. Read More

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