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UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook

London, Mar 20 (AP) Britain’s information commissioner says she is using all her legal powers to investigate the handling of millions of people’s personal Facebook data by the social media giant and by political campaign consultants Cambridge Analytica. Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s servers. The company allegedly used data […]

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French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

  Paris, Mar 20 (AFP) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. Sarkozy, 63, had until now refused to respond to a summons for questioning in the case, which drew heightened […]

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  Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

   Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

  Moscow, Mar 19 (AFP) Vladimir Putin today faced another six years in power after a record win in Russia’s presidential election, but congratulations from abroad were largely muted after opponents accused him of rigging the vote and Moscow’s relations with the West worsened. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his […]

 Press Trust of india

China unveils new Cabinet amid dip in growth, territorial disputes

Beijing, Mar 19 : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today unveiled his new Cabinet as part of the government’s efforts to stabilise the world’s second largest economy and appointed a missile expert as the defence minister amidst regional tensions with its neighbours over territorial disputes. The new line-up approved by the rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s […]

 Press Trust of india

Bangla SC stays Khaleda Zia’s release on bail for 20 days

Dhaka, Mar 19 (PTI) Bangladesh Supreme Court today stayed the release of former prime minister Khaleda Zia on bail in a corruption case in which she was sentenced to five years in jail, prompting her party to announce a nation-wide demonstrations tomorrow demanding her unconditional release. Zia, 72, was sentenced on February 8 in connection […]

 Press Trust of india

Meant no disrespect to any individual or group: Clinton on her India remarks

  New York, Mar 19 :Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who faced flak for her controversial comments recently in India about how women voters in 2016 presidential elections were more swayed by men, says she meant no disrespect to any individual or group. In a lengthy Facebook post, Clinton referred to her remarks […]

 Press Trust of india

Wang Yi promoted as China’s top diplomat; may lead India-China border talks

Beijing, Mar 19 :China’s tough-talking Foreign Minister Wang Yi was elevated today to the top diplomatic post of State Councillor, a move which could make him the new Special Representative to handle the vexed boundary negotiations with India, according to officials. Wang, 65, would also continue to head the Foreign Ministry, becoming the first Chinese […]

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Britain must prove Russia’s involvement in spy poisoning or apologise: Kremlin

Moscow, Mar 19 (AFP) Britain must prove Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK or apologise, the Kremlin said today. “Sooner or later these unsubstantiated allegations will have to be answered for: either backed up with the appropriate evidence or apologised for,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Peskov […]

 Agencies

Russian diplomat hints UK lab could be nerve agent source

London, Mar 18 (AP) Russia’s ambassador to the European Union has suggested a nerve agent that poisoned a former spy in England could have come from a British lab. Vladimir Chizhov says Russia has no chemical weapons stockpiles and was not behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. In comments broadcast Sunday, […]

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Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

London, Mar 18  (AP) Britain’s foreign secretary said Sunday that the trail of blame for the poisoning of a former spy “leads inexorably to the Kremlin,” after a Russian envoy suggested the nerve agent involved could have come from a UK lab. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain has evidence that Russia has been stockpiling […]