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Global Media India's Maharashtra state waives off all farm loans, averting strike
Author: 0 India's Maharashtra state waives off all farm loans, averting strike

Patil said that the government has agreed to accept some of the demands of the farmers after a positive discussion on the issue. On June 1, the farmers in Maharashtra went on strike for the first time ever. Drawing a warning from the Reserve Bank, Mr Fadnavis had announced a loan waiver plan last week. "I am challenging the Congress, NCP and other parties.

Global Media Wonder Woman buries Tom Cruise's The Mummy at the box office
Author: 0 Wonder Woman buries Tom Cruise's The Mummy at the box office

Things are still looking on par for a final gross of $75 million or so in the US. But Access Hollywood managed to catch up with him a few months ago and get his thoughts about Tom Cruise's reboot of The Mummy . Now that Nick is apparently a full-blown monster, gifted with the powers of life and death, it seems inevitable that he'll appear on screen again. What makes the film so uninspired is that it is hell-bent in getting straight into the action and forgets to establish and develop the ...

Author: 0 Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

The Tehran Security Council had convened an emergency meeting after two terror attacks occurred on the Iranian Parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum respectively on Wednesday. Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran have had strained relations throughout their history and have been involved in a sectarian feud for more than 1,000 years.

Author: 0 Kuwaiti Emir Says Qatar Ready to Talk

A statement carried on Qatari state media said Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties . Amnesty International has said that the Gulf states opposed to Qatar were "toying" with people. In a sign Gulf states were seeking to lessen the human impact of their June 5 severing of ties, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE said on Sunday they had set up hotlines to help families with Qatari members, without ...

Author: 0 Trump lawyer refuses to rule out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

This morning, he appeared on ABC's This Week to speak as a member of President Trump's legal team about the James Comey testimony . "If Mueller does depose Trump , the questions should not only include what he and former FBI Director James Comey talked about during their meetings", the senator said, as there are also questions about conversations with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, and Trump's relationship with former ...

Author: 0 Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar: airline

A statement carried on Qatari state media said Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties... "We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand" from Qatar, Noushabadi added, without mentioning if these deliveries were exports or aid. Separately, the government of Qatar , singled out in recent days by President Donald Trump for supporting terrorist activities, has hired the law firm of former U.S.

Global Media Tehran terror attack mastermind killed
Author: 0 Tehran terror attack mastermind killed

Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country. On Saturday, the authorities also announced the arrests of eight people in Alborz province, north of Tehran, who allegedly provided logistical support to the attackers.

Author: 0 In early morning tweets, Trump takes on travel ban

Trump's frustration on Monday puzzled many observers as he appeared to imply that the Justice Department was not part of the administration and had itself implemented the revised travel ban. Meanwhile on Monday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, answering questions from reporters about why Trump was publicly contradicting his aides, did her best to dodge the issue, telling reporters that Trump "isn't concerned with what you call it", and that he was only anxious about protecting ...

Author: 0 Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

During the Arab Spring, the Saudis sent troops to Bahrain to crush the protests calling for free elections. Doha has for years forged its own alliances in the region, often diverging from the politics of the six-state GCC and taking in leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Hamas and members of the Afghan Taliban.

Author: 0 Qatar hires ex-US attorney general to rebut accusations of 'supporting terrorism'

Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups but denies that it supports terrorism . The head of Iran's livestock exporters said on Sunday they had exported 66 tonnes of meat to Qatar in the last two days. Despite the unprecedented sanctions, Qatar says that its crucial exports of liquified natural gas have not been interrupted. " Qatar Petroleum .is conducting business as usual throughout all its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses and operations, and in all activities ...

Global Media Iran arrests over 40 suspects in connection with terror attack on parliament
Author: 0 Iran arrests over 40 suspects in connection with terror attack on parliament

The militant group's Amaq news agency released a video on Thursday evening showing what it claimed was a message from the Tehran attackers. The terrorist attacks - the first in many years on Iranian soil - have been claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), which has denounced Shia Iran as a nation of heretics in the past.

Global Media Iran's Police fully ready to confront terror attacks powerfully: Top commander
Author: 0 Iran's Police fully ready to confront terror attacks powerfully: Top commander

All the five attackers were gunned down at the scene by the country's security forces. As the funerals took place, Iranian authorities continued a widening crackdown. Another Islamic State militant featured in the video said, "We will conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before". Unlike other leaders, Rouhani, a moderate, didn't blame foreign powers, but rather said the attacks targeted peace and democracy .

Global Media Corbyn to push forward plan for far-left government
Author: 0 Corbyn to push forward plan for far-left government

Downing St. has already said that the most senior ministers - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs. May said Barwell would help her "reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". But Elmar Brok, a German conservative and the European Parliament's top Brexit expert, told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper that the talks would now be more complicated.

Author: 0 U.S. exit from Paris agreement could disrupt clean tech financing in short-term

While India dismissed claims made by Trump that they would receive "billions, billions and billions" of dollars by signing the Paris Climate Accord, Washington categorically asked New Delhi to not meddle in their domestic affairs. The Minister said the relationship between India and the U.S. since Trump took charge were growing with the "same speed" as was the case when Barack Obama was President.

Author: 0 Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood today

A federal oversight board appointed by U.S. Congress is managing its finances. Many on the island plan to boycott the election, arguing that since Puerto Rico can not compel Congress to comply with voters' wishes, it's meaningless. The non-binding vote meant that the US Congress would still have to agree to make the island a state - and American lawmakers are unlikely to comply given the isle is crippled with debt and unemployment.

Global Media Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute
Author: 0 Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Nationals of countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this week are free to remain in the Gulf state in line with existing regulations, according to a statement carried by Qatar state news agency QNA on Saturday. Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for US military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

Global Media Iran flies food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages
Author: 0 Iran flies food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Amnesty International has said that the Gulf states opposed to Qatar were "toying" with people. Despite the unprecedented sanctions, Qatar says that its crucial exports of liquefied natural gas have not been interrupted. Iran has urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf countries to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border, and Iran, as the closest country to Qatar, can export food products to the Arab country through a 12-hour shipping lane, ...

Global Media Tehran terror attacks' mastermind killed by security forces
Author: 0 Tehran terror attacks' mastermind killed by security forces

Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of ISIL who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country. The minister also said operations to "neutralise terrorist cells" were ongoing.

Global Media Randolph Middle student qualifies for Scripps spelling bee finals
Author: 0 Randolph Middle student qualifies for Scripps spelling bee finals

Propper, 13, of Warners, correctly spelled " capoeira " and " hospitality " on stage Wednesday, when all 291 regional spelling champs in the competition appeared on stage. She made it to Scripps and competed Wednesday, spelling the words "tapas" and " nyctinasty " correctly. "It's a little bit of a bummer, but I'm not too sad about it, because I never have to study again", Maia said.

Global Media Charges Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire
Author: 0 Charges Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

The master tenant of the " Ghost Ship " warehouse and one of its residents have been charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the December 2016 fire where 36 died at an illegal warehouse residence and event space.

Global Media Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle
Author: 0 Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Even if she is able to pull it off - which looks likely - May will be a weakened and fragile leader. May said she was in talks with the Democratic Unionists - a socially conservative , pro-British Protestant party in Northern Ireland - on an agreement to "work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom".

Author: 0 Irish premier warns May not to put Good Friday Agreement at risk

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon , one of May's most loyal supporters, said he disagreed with Osborne's description of her as a "dead woman walking" and he expected Conservative lawmakers to rally behind her. Britain's typically pro-Conservative press savaged May on Saturday and questioned whether she could remain in power, only two months after she started the clock ticking on the two-year European Union divorce process.

Global Media Will SCO membership work?
Author: 0 Will SCO membership work?

Describing terrorists as the chief violators of human rights and values, Modi said: " We have full faith that the SCO would give a new push to our efforts in the fight against terrorism ". During their meeting on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing last month, the two leaders reached an important consensus on maintaining a high-level China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination and enhancing all-round cooperation, ...

Global Media Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine
Author: 0 Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Mr Putin emphasised the need for closer co-operation between Russian Federation and France, two nuclear-armed permanent members of the UN Security Council. Margarita Simonyan, who oversees the Russia Today network from Moscow, responded with indignation. He said the meeting with Le Pen didn't represent an attempt to sway the race.

Global Media Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand
Author: 0 Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

Trump had raised the possibility that his conversations with Comey were recorded in a May 12 tweet he sent several days after he fired him. "I mentioned this", the Romanian President said, perhaps trying to be politic. The Russia investigation is now being handled by a high-powered special prosecutor. "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost", Trump said.

Global Media Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court
Author: 0 Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court

Arif Chaudhery, a passenger on board MH128, told Reuters that about 30 minutes into the flight a male passenger attacked a female member of the cabin crew who screamed out for help. One eyewitness told ABC Australia that Marks was also screaming, "I'm going to blow the plane up , I'm going to f***ng blow the plane up ", during the ordeal.

Global Media Theresa May and inner circle face backlash from furious Tory MPs
Author: 0 Theresa May and inner circle face backlash from furious Tory MPs

But South Swindon candidate Robert Buckland, who despite increasing his share of the vote, saw his majority reduced to just 2,464, down from 5,785 in 2015, also gave Theresa May his full support. Tory MP Sarah Wollaston said the election result would "inevitably have consequences for our negotiating position given the need for Parliamentary agreement to the final deal on Brexit".

Author: 0 Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP

In Thursday's election, the DUP won 10 of Northern Ireland's 18 seats in the 650-member British parliament. Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary and Michael Fallon as the in-charge of the ministry of defence.

Global Media Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states
Author: 0 Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states

He said Qatar as an independent nation also had the right to support groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its neighbors outlawing the Sunni Islamist group. "We can live forever like this, we are well prepared", Sheikh Mohammed said. "We don't interfere in anybody's business, we just report ", he told Reuters at Al Jazeera's Doha headquarters.

Global Media Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up
Author: 0 Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up

Qatar has called the accusations baseless and have described the measures as a "siege" harmful to ordinary people there. In a separate statement issued on Friday, the United Arab Emirates praised Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".

Author: 0 Calls for Theresa May to quit as snap election delivers hung parliament

May's Downing Street office had announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. The prospect of being propped up by the socially conservative DUP, which is strongly focused on Northern Ireland's specific political complexities, was causing concerns in the Conservative party, senior lawmaker Graham Brady said.

Author: 0 'France is back,' says French prime minister

Near-final results from France's first-round parliamentary elections showed President Emmanuel Macron's new movement winning by a large margin and set to land a huge majority in the final-round vote. If no candidate wins more than 50 per cent, the two top-placed contenders go into the second round - along with any other candidate who garners at least 12.5 per cent of registered voters.

Global Media British PM loses majority but battles to stay on
Author: 0 British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

Regardless of Fallon's claims, a growing number of Conservatives are said to be "absolutely furious" with May for putting their jobs on the line for the sake of strengthening her hand overseas in Brexit talks. In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable _ and the most unnecessary.

Author: 0 May to form government with DUP backing, finalises cabinet

May's party won 318 seats, eight short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked May after her party lost the majority and asked her to quit as PM. There is also anger among the party membership over the huge election losses and May's gamble to call a snap general election a full three years ahead of when it would have been officially due in 2020.

Global Media China Eastern Shanghai-bound plane returns to Sydney in mid-air emergency
Author: 0 China Eastern Shanghai-bound plane returns to Sydney in mid-air emergency

Crew members found the left engine casing was broken after take-off and chose to fly back immediately. "We went up in the air and all of a sudden ... "Our group was terrified". Despite the havoc, passengers applauded airline staff for their professionalism. Sydneysiders have woken to a blanket of fog covering the city this morning, which is having a big impact on arrivals and departures at Sydney Airport.

Author: 0 As Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland PM, kin celebrate in Mumbai

Varadkar, now one of the youngest Irish PMs, is also first Prime Minister of Asian descent. Varadkar was backed by a majority of the Fine Gael's local council members and, crucially, 51 of its 73 parliamentary colleagues, whose votes counted for 65% of the total.

Author: 0 Iran detains 41 connected to Tehran terrorist attacks

In July 2016, Abu Ayesha was killed in a shootout with Iranian authorities. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on Wednesday.

Global Media Afghan Soldier Kills 3 US Service Members
Author: 0 Afghan Soldier Kills 3 US Service Members

Earlier a local Afghan official was reported as saying that two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded during the shooting in Achin district , where USA special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants.

Global Media Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'
Author: 0 Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election , dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. The German leader expressed her professional opinion regarding the Brexit and the whole situation with Brexit. The Czech prime minister said Friday that Britain should not be granted any extension on the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks.

Author: 0 United States envoy Haley in Jerusalem vows to defend Israel at UN

Haley is in the region after speaking in Geneva at the U.N. Human Rights Council which she rebuked as a "forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion" that allows rights abusers to whitewash their images and foes of Israel to criticize the Jewish state unfairly.

Author: 0 UK PM Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

DUP leader Arlene Foster, whose party won 10 seats, had said Friday that she was ready to talk to the Conservatives on "how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation". Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.

Author: 0 Theresa May faces calls to resign after election shock

Her hesitation in laying out the action plan to counter radical Islam ironically allowed Labour (of all people!) to paint her into a defensive corner on police cuts, budget squeezes and damning intelligence failures. And if the parties can't sync up to form a majority government, there might even be a whole new election. The exact contours of a potential Conservative-DUP deal were not yet known.

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