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Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Moscow, Nov 8:  The Kremlin said on Thursday that the Washington investigation into alleged interference by Moscow in the 2016 US election was not Russia’s problem, after President Donald Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “This investigation is a headache for our American colleagues, it has nothing to do with us,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

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Democrats take control of House, GOP retains Senate

Democrats take control of House, GOP retains Senate

Washington, Nov 7:  Opposition Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Wednesday in the crucial midterm elections while President Donald Trump’s Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate, an outcome likely to intensify the political bitterness and fighting between the two major parties in the run up to the 2020 presidential poll. Breaking the […]

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US prepares more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

US prepares more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

Washington, Nov 7:  The United States has that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination in Britain of a former spy, after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets. Three months after the United States declared that Russia violated a US law that seeks the elimination of chemical and biological […]

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Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

San Francisco, Nov 7: Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content. A 64-page report released by Google claimed progress in the war on piracy, but also noted a new battlefront in the form of “add-on” […]

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Sri Lanka police chief says he’s taking orders from President

Sri Lanka police chief says he’s taking orders from President

Colombo, Nov 7:  Sri Lankan police chief Pujith Jayasundera said on Wednesday that he was taking orders from President Maithripala Sirisena and he was not in a position to take orders from the law and order minister of ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jayasundera was responding to a letter sent […]

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Voting begins in crucial midterm polls in US

Voting begins in crucial midterm polls in US

Washington, Nov 6 :  Voting began on Tuesday in the crucial midterm elections in the US which could be seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s controversial policies and the outcome would determine the next two years of his presidency. Polling started in the eastern states including Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York […]

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Indian-Tibetan descent draws national attention in his bid for Congress

Indian-Tibetan descent draws national attention in his bid for Congress

Washington, Nov 6 :  Aftab Karma Singh Pureval, an American of Indian-Tibetan descent seeking to make his maiden entry into the US House of Representatives, has attracted national attention after being endorsed by former US President Barack Obama. Top leaders from both sides have campaigned aggressively in the Ohio’s first Congressional District, where the dynamic […]

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Temporary exemptions to some countries to keep oil prices down: Trump on Iran sanctions

Temporary exemptions to some countries to keep oil prices down: Trump on Iran sanctions

Washington, Nov 6:  Defending his decision to give temporary exemptions to eight countries, including India and China, from the ban on Iranian oil imports, US President Donald Trump has said it was done so to keep global oil prices down. The US on Monday imposed “the toughest ever” sanctions on a defiant Iran aimed at […]

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Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections: statement

Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections: statement

San Francisco, Nov 6 : Facebook said Monday it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing network Instagram over concerns they may be linked to foreign entities and aimed at interfering in US midterm elections. “On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us about online activity that they recently discovered […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iran; Pompeo dodges question on commitment from India, China

US imposes sanctions on Iran; Pompeo dodges question on commitment from India, China

By: Lalit K Jha Washington: The US on Monday imposed “the toughest ever” sanctions on a defiant Iran aimed at altering the Iranian regime’s “behaviour”, even as the Trump administration dodged a question whether it has got firm commitments from India and China to stop all oil purchases from Tehran within six months. The sanctions […]