Iraq govt forces in control of all 'disputed' areas: PM

Iraq govt forces in control of all 'disputed' areas: PM

An Iraqi Kurdish official is denying reports that Iraqi federal forces have taken control of the key border crossing between Turkey and Iraq's northern Kurdish region that's in a major dispute with Baghdad. It was prompted by a September referendum, regarded as illegal by Iraq and widely opposed by the global community, in which voters overwhelmingly chose Kurdish independence from Iraq. Read More

Trump Behind 'Big Lie Campaign' on Russian Investigation, Says John Podesta

Trump Behind 'Big Lie Campaign' on Russian Investigation, Says John Podesta

Start here: Tony Podesta , the guy with the lobbying firm, is the brother of John Podesta , who was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, chief of staff to then-President Bill Clinton and a major player in Democratic political and policy circles for decades. Read More

White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders reacts to Paul Manafort charges

White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders reacts to Paul Manafort charges

She said the campaign fully cooperated with investigators while "what Papadopoulos did was lie". By Lalit K Jha Washington, Oct 30 (PTI) The White House today claimed that there is clear evidence that former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton colluded with Russian Federation to spread wrong information about President Donald Trump . Read More

Tony Podesta Steps Down From Lobbying Firm Amid Mueller Investigation

Tony Podesta Steps Down From Lobbying Firm Amid Mueller Investigation

The resignation of high-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from the firm bearing his name follows a string of failures by him to disclose his advocacy for foreign entities that put him under the microscope of special prosecutor Robert Mueller . Read More

Navy Investigating Death of Green Beret as Possible Crime

Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali in June, military officials say. Their status shifted from "witnesses" to "persons of interest" with two now formally becoming suspects in the murder. Revelations about Melgar's death surface against the backdrop of four U.S. Read More

Iran asks United Nations nuclear chief to confirm it still follows deal

Commenting on Trump's recent claims about possible unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, the president said that the incumbent USA administration showed that it had "lack of commitment to an global agreement" and did not respect negotiations and accords, adding that such country can not be trusted. Read More

At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack

At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack

Police officer Major Abdullahi Aden told Reuters the vehicle bomb said: 'They are fighting inside. Police said earlier a suicide vehicle bomb had been rammed into a hotel and a former government building had been attacked. "The Mujahedeen fighters are inside Nasa Hablod 2 hotel where". It has not commented on the massive attack two weeks ago; experts have said the death toll was so high that the group hesitated to further anger Somali citizens as its pursues its insurgency. Read More

Indian Passport Maintains Mediocre Position in Global Power Ranking

Indian Passport Maintains Mediocre Position in Global Power Ranking

A Singaporean passport holder can now show up in 159 different countries, receive a stamp upon arrival, and stay legally in the country for 30 days without any application process. The Indian passport continues to fare poorly in the global power rankings with it occupying the 75th position, only three indices higher than its position past year. Read More

National park-goers react to proposed fee increase

Currently, at Yellowstone and Zion national parks, rates are $30 per vehicle , $25 per motorcycle and $15 for individuals on foot. The NPS says if implemented, the proposal could increase national park revenue by $70 a year - a 34 percent increase over what was collected last year, according to the news release. Read More

Pakistan anxious about U.S. government's stability, Tillerson told

Pakistan anxious about U.S. government's stability, Tillerson told

Washington has always been accusing Islamabad of providing safe havens to Haqqani network - a militant group blamed for numerous attacks on the US and Afghan forces in neighboring Afghanistan , including its capital Kabul in recent years. Read More

Ukrainian lawmaker wounded in vehicle blast in Kiev

According to a report in the Daily Star, Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk is a member of the opposition, nationalist Radical party, and did not suffer life-threatening injuries. "I believe that the initiators are in Moscow, the executors are in Kiev ", Mosiychuk wrote on Facebook from his hospital bed, as translated by Reuters. Read More

Hawks bring in veteran DE Freeney

Hawks bring in veteran DE Freeney

The Seattle Seahawks will be adding veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney after the defensive end agreed to terms following a workout for the team on Tuesday. He then followed that up with 31 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, a pair of fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown en route to making the Pro Bowl in 2003. Read More

Bank recapitalisation plan a welcome move

Bank recapitalisation plan a welcome move

According to sources cited by CNBC-TV18, recap bonds may be announced, which would be sold to banks that can then be converted into equity after a certain period. The glide path of the fiscal deficit will continue to be maintained, says Arun Jaitley . India's foreign reserves have crossed $400 billion in 2017, compared to $100 billion previous year, economic affairs secretary Subhash Garg said at the meet. Read More

James Comey Twitter Secret Account Revealed

With a new Twitter pseudonym - Reinhold Niebuhr - Comey revealed he was in Iowa with his wife Patrice, an Iowa native whose father was celebrating his 90th birthday. He wrote, "Watching migrating white pelicans in Iowa thinking about Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer". "Good to be back in Iowa", Comey wrote. Speculation had been rife for months that Comey was behind the account named after 20th century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. Read More

Gunman injures bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justice

Gunman injures bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justice

We have not said that at all. "We have told people to stay away". The political stand-off has also blunted growth in East Africa's richest economy, a nation valued for its stability and relative freedom in a region plagued by conflict. "All we know is that there will be no elections". Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said that he has not called for any demonstrations on Thursday. Read More

Centre appoints interlocutor for sustained dialogue in J&K

Centre appoints interlocutor for sustained dialogue in J&K

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Sharma would have complete freedom to hold talks with all groups and individuals, including Kashmiri separatists. Mehbooba welcomed the announcement, saying dialogue is the need of the hour and the only way forward. So for now, well take what we can get. "More important than the person is the mandate and absence of pre-conditions". Read More

Pollution charge to hit suppliers entering London

Pollution charge to hit suppliers entering London

The new charge is based on estimates that diesel vehicles account for 40% of all air pollution in the city and add to pollution-related health issues for Londoners. It is due to be replaced by a stricter Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2020, although Mr Khan is consulting on bringing this forward to 2019. The T-Charge is the first of a series of new rates being introduced in London. Read More

Gujarat's maritime development a 'model' for entire nation: PM Modi

Gujarat's maritime development a 'model' for entire nation: PM Modi

Prime Minister is also expected to travel aboard the Ro-Ro ferry accompanied by school children. "Over the last three years we have changed that and given importance to the development of Gujarat". "This may be a project between Ghogha and Dahej , but it is a landmark project in South East Asia". There are also ambitious plans to connect the state to Mumbai and other southern states by this link. Read More

Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

Suspicion, however, fell on the Afghan branch of the Islamic State terrorist group, which has taken credit for recent bombings of Shi'ite worship places in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan. Tuesday: Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers, killing at least 74 people. Read More

Former presidents tout importance of service during 'Deep From the Heart' benefit

Five former U.S. Presidents, seated side by side in a packed Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M, offered their influence and still considerable star power to help hurricane survivors from Texas to Puerto Rico. "The heart of America, without regard to race or religion or political party, is greater than our problems", said Clinton. "And in a time of catastrophe, we all put our differences aside and we come together, 'cause we need each other , or we can't survive", she said. Read More