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Naidu is at the forefront of ongoing efforts to stitch a united opposition ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23. Opinion polls predict that the BJP may lose seats this time despite its formidable campaigning machine, meaning it might need a coalition to form a new government.
  • Huawei is ready to sign no-spy agreements with governments

    Huawei is ready to sign no-spy agreements with governments

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    The ban will not name any specific companies, but will direct the U.S. Department of Commerce to draft enforcement rules for it. USA justice and intelligence officials say Chinese economic espionage and trade secret theft is rampant. Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou , was arrested in Canada in December The U.S.is seeking to extradite her to face charges of violating U.S.
  • U.S. warships dispatch 'psychological war': Iran

    U.S. warships dispatch 'psychological war': Iran

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    On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported, as the country faces tightening US sanctions.
  • Attorney general picks prosecutor to investigate FBI's Trump inquiry

    Attorney general picks prosecutor to investigate FBI's Trump inquiry

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    Attorney General William Barr has assigned a federal prosecutor in CT to examine the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report. The inquiry, which will focus on whether the government's methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general.
  • Saudi oil stations hit by armed drones

    Saudi oil stations hit by armed drones

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    Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan last Thursday reportedly presented an updated military plan at a meeting of President Trump's top national security aides. 8, but it was eventually brought under control. Iran is embroiled in a war of words with the United States over sanctions and the US military presence in the region.
  • USA hostage rescued in operation that leaves 2 French soldiers dead

    USA hostage rescued in operation that leaves 2 French soldiers dead

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    France's military said the special forces carried out the raid during a predawn operation Friday, supported by USA intelligence. "Our thoughts go out to the families of the soldiers, and to the soldiers who lost their lives in freeing us from this hell", Lassimouillas said in a brief statement.
  • Pompeo skips Moscow, visits Brussels for Iran talks

    Pompeo skips Moscow, visits Brussels for Iran talks

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    UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt spoke in Brussels of the dangers of an "accidentally-triggered" conflict between the USA and Iran over the unravelling of the 2015 pact signed by Tehran, Russia , China, the European Union , the UK, France , Germany and the US.
  • Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

    Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

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    Several people were reported injured, and the militants killed one guard at the entrance to the hotel , according to the reports. The security guard who died had confronted the attackers to try to stop them entering the hotel. After ensuring safe evacuation of guests and staff, clearance operation was launched to take on the terrorists. The attackers then moved to the upper floors with the intent of taking hotel guests hostage, the ISPR said.
  • Guaido Deputy Detained in Caracas

    Guaido Deputy Detained in Caracas

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    On Wednesday Maduro warned of a possible "military escalation" with neighboring Colombia - which recognizes Guaido as interim president - after Bogota accused Caracas of sheltering leftist guerrillas on its territory. National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was leaving his Democratic Action party's headquarters when he was surprised by a commando unit from the feared SEBIN intelligence agency who surrounded his vehicle.
  • South Africans go to polls tipped to be won by ANC

    South Africans go to polls tipped to be won by ANC

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    The election year before that - 2009 - the party won 66% of the vote. After casting his ballot on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said the election was "heralding a new dawn. The ANC's reputation was badly sullied under Zuma. Most opinion surveys before the vote had suggested the ANC would secure almost 60 percent of the vote because of Ramaphosa's appeal and a fractured opposition.
  • Denver Becomes First City US City To Decriminalise 'Magic Mushrooms'

    Denver Becomes First City US City To Decriminalise 'Magic Mushrooms'

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    In January, Decriminalize Denver announced that it collected almost 9,500 signatures, and turned in paperwork with the Denver Elections Division to get the initiative placed on the ballot. And in 2018, researchers from Johns Hopkins University called for removing psilocybin from the list of Schedule I substances. The language of Initiative 301 prohibits "the city from spending resources to impose criminal penalties" for personal use, possession and growth of mushrooms.
  • SKorean military: NKorea's latest launches were missiles

    SKorean military: NKorea's latest launches were missiles

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    Following the collapse of the Trump-Kim meeting, the North had demanded the South proceed with inter-Korean economic projects held back by US-led sanctions against the North. In a statement Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn said the North "flight-tested multiple ballistic missiles" and they flew to distances "in excess of 300 km before impacting in the ocean".
  • Pompeo meets Iraq PM in Baghdad - Iraq government source

    Pompeo meets Iraq PM in Baghdad - Iraq government source

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    Mr Pompeo warned earlier this year that the United States will not "partner" with countries that adopt Huawei systems. US officials have said there are indications Iran is planning to retaliate for the Trump administration's stepped-up sanctions on the country, although the threat information remains vague.
  • Korea Launches Missiles, US Seizes Ship for Violating Sanctions

    Korea Launches Missiles, US Seizes Ship for Violating Sanctions

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    Loaded down with a $3 million shipment of North Korean coal, the vessel had entered Indonesian waters with its AIS tracking transponder turned off and was operating under two registrations, North Korea and Sierra Leone. The North had not previously fired a missile since November 2017, shortly before a rapid diplomatic thaw eased high tensions on the peninsula and paved the way for a historic first meeting between Kim and Trump .
  • Hello, Archie! Meghan and Harry name son Archie Harrison

    Hello, Archie! Meghan and Harry name son Archie Harrison

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    He's seventh in line to the British throne, behind Prince Charles , Prince Williams , Williams three children and, of course, his father Prince Harry . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple revealed via Instagram . Prince Harry had announced the happy news to the world with a gleamy face and revealed that the mother and newborn are incredibly well.
  • Michael Malone Reacts To Denver School Shooting:

    Michael Malone Reacts To Denver School Shooting: "This Is An Epidemic"

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    Messages reportedly sent from a pupil in the school, and shared on social media, said "some seniors tackled the gunmen" before adding there was "blood on the floor". As the gunfire rang out, students ran through the halls shouting "School shooter! ". The shooters entered through the middle school entrance, which is in the northeast side of the school, Spurlock said.
  • Iran Begins Backing Out of Nuclear Deal

    Iran Begins Backing Out of Nuclear Deal

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    European Union leaders are going to meet on Thursday May 9 to discuss the implications of Tehran's move. Speaking on the one year anniversary of the USA withdrawal from the agreement, president Hassan Rouhani announced that the country would begin stockpiling enriched uranium rather than selling it overseas, since such sales are prohibited under US sanctions .
  • Barr faces contempt vote in Congress over Mueller report

    Barr faces contempt vote in Congress over Mueller report

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    If the panel adopts the resolution , it would then go to the full House for a vote, according to a congressional aide. A Republican-led House was the first to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt when it acted against Barack Obama's pick Eric Holder in 2012 for failing to turn over documents about a firearms scandal.
  • Pressure on May to set timetable for departure intensifies

    Pressure on May to set timetable for departure intensifies

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    Brady, the chairman of the so-called 1922 committee of Tory MPs, said she agreed to address its executive members next week on the question of her future. "So far, every time there has been a majority against leaving with any particularly orderly deal, so we are engaged as a government in talks with the opposition, and with others across Parliament, to try and find a way forward that has maximum possible support amongst politicians of all political parties".
  • House Panel Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt

    House Panel Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt

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    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the privilege claim was in response to Nadler's " blatant abuse of power " and "at the attorney general's request". However, the House would still need to send a criminal referral to the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, a Justice Department official who is likely to defend the Attorney-General.
  • Netanyahu Orders 'Massive Strikes' Against Hamas in Gaza

    Netanyahu Orders 'Massive Strikes' Against Hamas in Gaza

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    The truce is set to begin within hours as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins. The victims included two pregnant women and a toddler in the attacks , which also left 154 Palestinians wounded. "The resistance managed to deter the IDF", said Sami Abu Zuhri, according to the Kan public broadcaster, referring to the Gaza terror groups. The people are suffering because Hamas is using the funds from the global community to produce rockets against Israel.
  • Families of Lion Air crash victims criticise Boeing over alert issue

    Families of Lion Air crash victims criticise Boeing over alert issue

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    By becoming optional, the alert had been treated in the same way as a separate indicator showing raw AOA data, which is seldom used by commercial pilots and had been an add-on for years. Erroneous data from a sensor responsible for measuring the AOA or the angle at which the wing slices through the air is suspected of triggering a flawed piece of software that pushed the plane downward in two recent crashes.
  • United States lifts sanctions on ex-Venezuelan general

    United States lifts sanctions on ex-Venezuelan general

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    He has said he does not recognise decisions emanating from the Maduro government, including the Constituent Assembly, which is controlled by the ruling Socialist Party. Military police prevented journalists from entering the National Assembly, and some reporters were harassed by government supporters outside the building.
  • US man says missing 4-year-old stepdaughter was abducted

    US man says missing 4-year-old stepdaughter was abducted

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    Saturday, when he woke up on Highway 6 with the 1-year-old boy. Vence pulled over on the highway after hearing "popping noises like he has a flat tire", said Holbrook, of the Houston Police Homicide Division. According to police, Vence remained unconscious for almost 24 hours before fully waking up around 6pm on Saturday on Highway 6 and realizing that Maleah was gone.
  • 78 people were onboard Russian Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet aircraft; 37 survived

    78 people were onboard Russian Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet aircraft; 37 survived

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    The plane - which had been bound for the northern city of Murmansk - reportedly had full fuel tanks when landed just 20 minutes after taking off. At 6:25 p.m., the squawk changed to 7700 - an emergency. Black smoke and flames rose above the plane's tail after it had made an emergency landing in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. "It was dark and there was gas, very high temperature.
  • Biden: ‘We’ve Got Jim Crow Sneaking Back In’

    Biden: ‘We’ve Got Jim Crow Sneaking Back In’

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    Lee , how much more fodder can you give your Democratic primary opponents? Holmes said Biden must "hold on for dear life" to his current polling numbers, which show him doubling all other candidates, including Sanders. Sanders pointed to Biden's votes in favor of the war in Iraq and his deregulation of Wall Street as clear evidence the former DE senator has few friends on the "new Left".
  • Here's What Michael Cohen's Prison Life Will Be Like

    Here's What Michael Cohen's Prison Life Will Be Like

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    Trump has blasted Cohen, calling him a "rat" as well as a "bad lawyer and fraudster". Cohen is the only person charged with a crime in connection with the hush-money payments to women who allegedly had affairs with Trump. With a menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, as well as a full-time rabbi and a chance at the occasional visit home, the US prison where Donald Trump's former personal lawyer will spend the next three years is unique in the federal system.