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Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence committee

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However, Democrats have largely dismissed this issue as an attempt to divert attention from possible collusion by Trump campaign officials with the Russians. Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that Moscow interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. Read More »

SBI lowers housing loan rates

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In the second bi-monthly monetary policy review announced on June 7, RBI had reduced LTV (loan to value) ratios, risk weights and standard asset provisioning rate for individual housing loans for new customers. Moody's Investor Service said on Thursday that the 11 Indian state-run banks it rates including SBI could need around ₹950 billion ($14.8 billion) in capital by March 2019, way higher than the ₹200 billion India plans to put into states banks by then. Read More »

Les pays africains se positionnent dans la crise diplomatique — Qatar

Le Parlement turc devait adopter mercredi dans la journée, en procédure d'urgence, une proposition de loi autorisant le déploiement de troupes supplémentaires sur une base militaire dont dispose la Turquie au Qatar tandis que des exportateurs turcs ont répondu favorablement à une sollicitation de Doha qui redoute une pénurie en eau et en denrées alimentaires. Read More »

Attorney General: Prosecuting sex crimes on kids a priority

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Sessions was the first senator to endorse President Trump and is ideologically in line with the populist message on which Trump campaigned. Trump has also been reported to be privately unhappy at the attorney general's move to recuse himself from recent investigations which are looking into Russian Federation possibly meddling in last year's presidential elections, according to sources. Read More »

Hung parliament after PM May fails to secure Tory majority

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "If, as the indications have shown and this is correct, the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent upon us that we have that period of stability, and that is what we will do". Read More »

Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

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President Trump has already called James Comey a liar and leaker on Twitter, but besides that he has yet to make any personal statements regarding the hearing or Comey's testimony . Trump has claimed " total vindication " over the hearing's revelations, all while ripping the "false statements and lies" that surround the ongoing investigations on Russian Federation. Read More »

Gatland insists Payne injury not major after Lions loss

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Saturday presents another tough test when they meet the Crusaders in Christchurch and the match against the team who are now New Zealand's leading Super Rugby franchise is seen as a potentially tour-defining outing. Sonny Bill Williams' devastating offload set Ihaia West careering through the bisected Lions backline to score the winning try - just moments after Leigh Halfpenny's penalty had handed the tourists a 16-15 lead. Read More »

Explosions at Kabul funeral; 6 deaths reported

Streets in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul were closed on Saturday as authorities tried to prevent a repeat of a demonstration that degenerated into clashes between protesters and police and left four people dead. The fact that even they are not immune to the rising violence shows the scale of the threat in the city. In recent months, the security situation in Kabul and throughout Afghanistan has worsened, heightening residents' anxiety and despair. Read More »

Hyundai recalls vehicles to fix hood latches, warning lights

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Hyundai said that any auto built later than June 2016 would not be part of the recall since the problem was taken care of in the production process. A statement from the Korean automaker reads, "If the driver inadvertently drives the vehicle with the parking brake applied, symptoms can include parking brake noise, parking brake 'drag, ' and smoke and/or smell from driving with applied parking brake". Read More »

Independence debate dominates in Scotland on election eve

The Conservatives , meanwhile, were celebrating their best results in Scotland since 1983, winning 13 seats after running an unashamedly pro-Union campaign. Labour also made gains in East Lothian, Midlothian and Glasgow North East, as well as Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill. "I think everybody had written us off and what we've got is six fantastic Labour MPs joining Ian Murray in the House of Commons , she said". Read More »

How to make sure your apps will still work with iOS 11

The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 are going to settle for iOS 10. But there are plenty of exciting tricks under the hood of iOS 11 , including a simpler way to join Wi-Fi networks. Apple has added augmented reality smarts to its iOS 11 operating system that will allow developers to create incredible, world-warping experiences. Read More »

Donald Trump hits back at James Comey after scathing testimony

On CNN , the message read " Comey: I took Trump's request about Flynn as a directive". Comey himself got asked that very question at Thursday's hearing. "With respect to Secretary Clinton-I-I'm not... I'm a little confused", Comey said-a reply that was followed by two New Parkway theater-goers shouting together, "We all are!" Allies and adversaries of the president will interpret Comey's accounting of events in different ways, but there is no question that his appearance ... Read More »

Third London attacker named by police

The source said Zaghba's Italian mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere della Sera . A 33-year-old man arrested on a street in Ilford on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs at around the same time, and was yesterday further arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. Read More »

Competing realities: What James Comey said vs. what Donald Trump has said

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Rubio, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, questioned that decision from Comey , saying that the overall Russian Federation investigation was full of leaks from the news media, and that Comey's decision not to disclose that information implied to the American people that the president was potentially part of the investigation. Read More »

Trump offers to broker resolution to Gulf diplomatic crisis

Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, travelled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to resolve the crisis. " Doha now needs to take serious steps very rapidly to placate not only their neighbours but also their allies around the world". "Inclination or favoritism" towards Qatar by social media users in the UAE is punishable by three to 15 years in prison, alongside a minimum fine of 500,000 dirhams ($136,000), according to the Public ... Read More »

Trump and Clinton revive campaign feud with Twitter jabs

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She said she was hobbled by the sorry state of the Democratic Party at the time she won the nomination. "I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party", she said. Last month, she also attributed her loss to misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She took to Twitter to fire back at Trump. Read More »

May's grip on power in doubt as UK election heads for stalemate

Sky News reported early Friday that Labour held the seat of Southampton Test, guaranteeing that no party will reach the 326 seats necessary for an overall majority in the 650-seat Parliament. Murdo Fraser, another Scottish Tory MP, said that the election result "knocks out the idea of a second independence referendum for a long, long time". Read More »

Constituency by constituency as they come in

We hope readers take the Election Trumps in the spirit they are designed - a bit of light-hearted fun before the election gets underway in earnest. The UK went to the polls yesterday (8 June) for the snap General Election, called by Prime Minister Teresa May and as the country woke to the announcement of a hung parliament, the stars of entertainment and music reacted to the unexpected news. Read More »

Mathews joy as Sri Lanka rock India

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Contrary to everyone's expectations, Sri Lanka , termed as "underdogs", on Thursday overcame the India challenge as they registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over their Asian neighbours in their crucial Champions Trophy encounter here at the Oval , London . Read More »

SNP's Westminster leader Robertson ousted in third loss to Conservatives

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So has Angus Robertson who is the SNP leader in Westminster. There were so many SNP MPs who had 10,000 or larger majorities who now find they are sitting on perhaps a dozen or just under 100. Earlier on Friday, the First Minister conceded plans for indyref2 were "undoubtedly" a factor in the SNP losing so many seats at Westminster. But he was insistent the SNP will win the election north of the border. Read More »

Did Bernie Sanders Embrace a 'Religious Test' for a Trump Nominee?

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Things got heated during Vought's nomination hearing Wednesday when Sanders attacked him about past comments Vought made about Muslims. In it, Vought wrote: "Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. "But there are other people who have different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?" Vought responded, "as a Christian I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and ... Read More »

Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election

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Ahead of the final result, May said Britain needed a "period of stability". Among some of the heavyweight losses of the night include that of former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg losing his Sheffield Hallam stronghold to the Labour party , while fellow party colleague Vince Cable - who had lost his seat in a shock result in 2015 - has regained his Twickenham seat with a solid majority of 9,762. Read More »