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Mueller report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how president Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice. The release of the 448-page report on Thursday after a 22-month investigation marked a milestone in ...

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Second phase of Lok Sabha poll ends ‘peacefully’

The second phase of ongoing Lok Sabha election ended peacefully on Thursday with West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry recording over 76 per cent voter turnout, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said. “The voters came out in large numbers to cast their vote. The polling was conducted peacefully barring sporadic incidents in parts of the poll-going states. The polling percentage ...

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Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

Photo: Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan, left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. Washington, Apr 19 : Public at last, special counsel ...

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Departures: A photographic exhibition of the Muslim world

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Drawing upon a unique collection of historical photographs and postcards, an exhibition titled ‘Departures’ reveals the great diversity of the Islamic world’s social and cultural life. The exhibition at Asia House, near Oxford Street, London explores a geographical area from Morocco in the West to China in the East, and from the Balkans in the North to Sudan ...

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Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Photo: An image made available by Gigarama.ru on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shot of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Paris, Apr 18 : Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark ...

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At least 28 killed after tourist bus plunges off road in Madeira

At least 28 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Another 28 were injured in the accident near the town of Caniço, according to national news agency Lusa. The accident happened at 18:30 (17:30 GMT) when the driver lost control of the bus at a junction ...

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Indian elections 2019: Voting for second phase begins

The voting for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections comprising 95 constituencies across 11 states and one union territory began today in the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. Polling is being held in 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in ...

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Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Mr Trump described the resolution as an “unnecessary” and “dangerous” attempt to weaken his constitutional powers. It is only the second time Mr Trump has used his presidential veto since he took office in 2017. Opposition in Congress to his policy on Yemen grew last year after Saudi agents killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.The ...

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Small plane crashes in southern Chile killing 6

Photo: Firefighters work to put out the flames of a small plane that crashed into the top of a home in Puerto Montt, Chile, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Santiago, Apr 17 : A small plane crashed on top of a home in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, killing all six people aboard, authorities said Tuesday. The plane crashed ...

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Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has become the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in 2020. Mr Weld, 73, has released a campaign video contrasting his style with the current president’s. But he faces an uphill battle to take over a Republican party that has been refashioned in Mr Trump’s image.Mr Weld was governor of Massachusetts from 1991-97 after serving ...

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