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Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies Vajpayee's supporters saw him as a skilled politician who managed to avoid fanaticism, a man who refused to see the world in black and white. Maintaining that Vajpayee defied the threat of economic sanctions over India's nuclear tests, in its obituary titled Atal Bihari Vajpayee , former Indian prime minister , dies at 93′, CNN highlighted that the leader did not succumb to worldwide pressur... [Full Article...]

Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'

Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash' He also wrote: " Mr Trump's claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash". And it underscores why the president's lawyers are fearful of allowing Trump to sit down for an interview with Mueller's team, as Trump has repeatedly said he is interested in doing. [Full Article...]

Husband arrested in connection to missing wife, young daughters in Colorado

Husband arrested in connection to missing wife, young daughters in Colorado He is charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and three counts of tampering with physical evidence. Just after midnight Thursday, Frederick police announced that investigators had arrested Watts' husband, Chris, and were awaiting charges. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Has Declared Bitcoin Trading Illegal

Saudi Arabia Has Declared Bitcoin Trading Illegal This does not concern only virtual currency trading, as it also applies to forex trading on sites unregulated by the SAMA. A special Saudi standing committee said that not only are these activities all outside the scope of government supervision, but that cryptocurrencies have also been used for a variety of illicit activity. [Full Article...]

Taliban Militants Overrun Afghan Army Base, 17 Soldiers Killed

Taliban Militants Overrun Afghan Army Base, 17 Soldiers Killed Ghazni residents who arrived in Kabul after fleeing the violence told AFP that the dead bodies of militants and soldiers continued to litter the streets, while government offices have been set ablaze by Taliban fighters and food prices are rising. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push

Trump tweets about the media in wake of #freepress push In true Trump style, he followed that up by saying "we are winning" the fight. Press freedom was not invented in the United States, but there are few nations in which the importance of an independent press has been so closely woven into its long history. [Full Article...]

Brennan: Revoking My Clearance to 'Suppress' Criticism - Behavior of 'Tyrants an Despots'

Brennan: Revoking My Clearance to 'Suppress' Criticism - Behavior of 'Tyrants an Despots' Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals. "The president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they've politicized and, in some cases, monetized their public service and security clearances ", she said at the time. [Full Article...]

Judge orders women to begin defence in Kim Jong Nam's murder

Judge orders women to begin defence in Kim Jong Nam's murder The women are accused of smearing a deadly nerve agent on Mr Kim Jong Nam's face as he waited for a flight at a Kuala Lumpur airport. "I must therefore call upon them to enter their defence on their respective charges", the judge said in his ruling to the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur. [Full Article...]

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial Defense attorneys have called Gates a liar, philanderer and embezzler as they've sought to undermine his testimony. Prosecutor Uzo Asonye countered that when Manafort filed paperwork as a foreign agent in 2017, he described himself as owning 100 percent of the business. [Full Article...]

Australian archbishop begins home detention over sex abuse cover-up

Australian archbishop begins home detention over sex abuse cover-up Peter Gogarty, one of Fletcher's victims, asked Wilson to apologise, but the cleric stayed silent. Wilson's lawyer told the court they intend to lodge an appeal application against the cleric's conviction today, but he did not apply for bail and will commence home detention today. [Full Article...]

Trump revokes ex-CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

Trump revokes ex-CIA director John Brennan's security clearance Brennan has indeed been deeply critical of Trump's conduct, calling his performance at a press conference last month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland " nothing short of treasonous ". "The veteran Clintonista also accused President Trump of participating in tapes involving "Scatophilia", "Bestiality", Pedoph [i] lia", and "Penceophelia". [Full Article...]

Lavrov: Putin and Trump may meet to improve relations

Lavrov: Putin and Trump may meet to improve relations In Moscow, Mr Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said they were still waiting for official notification from the U.S. authorities. Ironically, Trump's statements about Putin and Russian Federation have only increased anxiety among US policymakers, resulting in an expansion of sanctions against the Kremlin and an increase in Washington's contribution to the defense of European nations. [Full Article...]

Trump signs United States dollars 716 bn defence bill with watered-down China measures

Trump signs United States dollars 716 bn defence bill with watered-down China measures On Monday, Trump called the measure "the most significant investment in our military in our war fighters in modern history", saying he was "very proud to be a big, big part of it". "He is not a war hero", Trump told pollster Frank Luntz, who was hosting a July 2015 question-and-answer session at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. [Full Article...]

End Russia investigation before election, say majority of Americans

End Russia investigation before election, say majority of Americans By contrast, 56% believe what Trump has said about the investigation is either mostly or completely false.nearly 80% of Democrats say that the investigation into Russian interference will be either extremely or very important to their votes for Congress this fall. [Full Article...]

Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP benefits from unemployment drop

Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP benefits from unemployment drop Still, the New Zealand Dollar has been unable to recover either due to many factors making investors hesitant to buy riskier trade-correlated currencies. Last week saw substantial losses in GBP value relative to Dollars as a combination of Brexit jitters and the US-China trade war saw investors flock to the safe haven of the "Greenback". [Full Article...]

Abadi: Iraq does not abide by 'unjust' U.S. sanctions on Iran

Abadi: Iraq does not abide by 'unjust' U.S. sanctions on Iran On Aug. 7, the United States reimposed the first round of economic sanctions on Iran, which had been eased under the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, months after U.S. Amid the ongoing US-Iran dispute, Abadi was set to visit Iran to discuss economic relations. An Iranian government official on Sunday tried to play down the effect of the sanctions and said Abadi's visit to Iran had been cancelled by... [Full Article...]

From healthcare scheme to space mission: Highlights of PMs I-Day speech

From healthcare scheme to space mission: Highlights of PMs I-Day speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reiterated that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre would work tirelessly to achieve development for all and said that people had come together in 2014 for progress and not just to form a new government. [Full Article...]

Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA

Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA Without progress on denuclearization talks between the North and United States, inter-Korean and multinational cooperation mentioned by Moon Wednesday, has little chance of being realized. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday his planned third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month would be another step towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan

Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan Most of the names on the list, read out by White House Press Secretary Sarah during a briefing on Wednesday "have been open or outspoken about the administration or have directly run afoul of it", noted Clapper. President Trump seemingly followed the advice of his new friend, Sen. Experts have said that stripping a security clearance in response to public criticism would be an unprecedented p... [Full Article...]

Worst flood in a century kills 43 in Kerala, more rain due

Worst flood in a century kills 43 in Kerala, more rain due As many as 24 were killed in rain-related incidents during the day and several missing, as the withering broadside unleashed by the monsoon rocked the State from one end to the other. The weather office also issued warning saying that heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds, speed reaching 60 kmph, is expected in most of the districts of Kerala . [Full Article...]


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