US Senator calls for impeachment trial against Trump

Washington, April 20  US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has urged the House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment process against President Donald Trump for the “severity” of the revelations included in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political […]

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US heiress pleads guilty to sex trafficking, racketeering

New York, April 20 An American liquor heiress, who was a member of a cult-like organisation and also part of an alleged pyramid scheme that involved sex trafficking and racketeering, has pleaded guilty to related charges in a New York federal court. On Friday, Clare Bronfman, the heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, pleaded guilty […]

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Joint team to probe initial 737 Max certification

Washington, April 20  A joint team comprising government officials from nine countries, as well as members of the three US federal agencies, will investigate how the Boeing 737 Max aircraft was initially certified, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The group, called the Joint Authorities Technical Review, will begin work on April 29, and […]

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286% surge in Russian Twitter bots on Mueller report

Washington, April 20 There was a massive surge in Russian-linked Twitter bots and trolls on the micro-blogging platform after the release of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. George Kamide, Director at digital risk protection firm SafeGuard Cyber told ZDNet late Friday said that his company observed a “286 per cent […]

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Japan-US 2+2 welcomes growing ties with India

New York, April 20  The US-Japan 2+2 ministerial meeting has welcomed the growing ties between their countries and India in the Indo-Pacific region that is of vital strategic interest to them. The defence and diplomatic cabinet officials of the two countries expressed satisfaction on Friday with the trilateral meeting with India and noted significance of […]

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UK warns its citizens against travel to Pakistan

London, April 19  The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against travel to Pakistan due to a “high threat of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence” throughout the country and said foreigners may be “directly targeted”. “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Pakistan. There’s a high threat […]

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Nissan shareholders approve Ghosn’s removal from board

Tokyo, April 8 Nissan Motor Co. shareholders on Monday here approved the removal of detained former chairman Carlos Ghosn from its board, ending his nearly two decades stint with the Japanese carmaker. The move means Ghosn, who is currently fighting multiple charges of financial misconduct, no longer holds a position at the company, reports Efe […]

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British woman faces Dubai jail over ‘horse’ insult

Abu Dhabi, April 8  A UK woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her former husband’s new wife a “horse” on Facebook, campaigners said. Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to attend her former husband’s funeral. The woman faces prosecution over two comments she posted […]

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