Day: October 15, 2019

Like ‘pickpocket’, Modi diverts attention from issues: Rahul

Yavatmal/Wardha, Oct 15: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “loudspeaker” of certain industrialists, and said his strategy was like that of a pickpocket who diverts attention to steal. On campaign trail in Vidarbha for October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections, he also targeted the […]

Prince William and wife Kate meet Imran Khan, Pakistan’s PM and friend of Diana

ISLAMABAD – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Tuesday met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former international cricket star who the prince played cricket with in London as a child. The royal couple, on a five-day visit, also toured a school and a national park […]

Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate’s firm

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was […]

Hong Kong leader rules out concessions in face of escalating violence

HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now “life threatening” citing the detonation of a small bomb. “I have said on many occasions that violence will […]

India’s tax unions irked by Modi’s switch to faceless assessment: letter

MUMBAI – Indian tax officials are pushing back against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new faceless tax assessment program, complaining about a lack of consultation and inadequate resources to implement the changes, a letter reviewed by Reuters shows. Making the biggest recent reform of tax collection methods, the government […]

Springbok Etzebeth takes rights watchdog to court over racism case

South Africa’s rugby star Eben Etzebeth is taking the country’s rights watchdog to the High Court over racial abuse charges against him, the body said Monday. The 27-year-old Springbok is accused of using racist slurs against four men in August in the town of Langebaan, about 120 kilometres […]

Strasburg dominates as Nationals lead series 3-0

Stephen Strasburg pitched seven shutout innings to put the Washington Nationals on the brink of their first World Series appearance after clobbering the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Monday. Strasburg struck out 12, allowed just one run and veteran Howie Kendrick drove in three runs for the Nationals, […]

Scotland face probe over ‘disappointing’ World Cup typhoon comments

Rugby World Cup organisers said Tuesday they would refer Scotland’s “disappointing” comments about Typhoon Hagibis to a disputes body, after the Scots threatened legal action if their final pool game was cancelled. Tournament director Alan Gilpin announced the move to reporters, saying that “under our tournament rules, we […]

Bolton warned lawyers over ‘hand grenade’ Giuliani: report

The White House’s alleged effort to pressure Ukraine so alarmed former national security advisor John Bolton that he alerted a lawyer, his former aide said on Monday, according to US media. Bolton also warned that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has emerged as the point […]

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