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Maharashtra 'Satta Bazaar' bookies thrilled with exit polls

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The BJP won 282 seats of parliament's 543 elected seats in its 2014 landslide triumph and with allies had 336 seats. Analysts said that this was the most negative campaign in recent years. The network projected 142 seats for the United Progressive Alliance ( UPA ), led by the Indian National Congress. "Many of the pollsters, if not all of the pollsters, have got it wrong", he said, adding that a polarized atmosphere and fear had kept voters from telling pollsters about their actual ... Read More »

India's mammoth national election ends

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His main rival is Rahul Gandhi, 48, of the Congress party, the scion of India's famed Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The exit polls results, which have indicated a victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 , are likely to have a positive impact on stock markets when the Sensex and the Nifty open on Monday morning. Read More »

IN Focus: Sen. Braun on trade war, political climate in DC

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Although Trump on Friday announced a delay in imposing tariffs on imported vehicles from the European Union, Japan and other nations for 180 days to pursue negotiations, that only kicks the can down the road. The Bentonville-based Walmart Inc.'s warning came forth after Macy Inc. had made a similar comment yesterday (May 15th), saying that the increased tariffs would directly impact United States consumers, while the hypermarket store chain's Chief executive, Jeff Gennette, had been quoted ... Read More »

Trump criticizes Fox News for Pete Buttigieg town hall

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But he also blasted Fox News' racist hosts, including Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham . One Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, recently rejected a town hall offer from the network, going so far as to say Fox News is a "hate-for-profit racket" that's in business to harm the Democratic party. Read More »

GOP lawmaker attacks Trump and Barr

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Amash stirred up controversy on both sides of the political spectrum on May 18 by accusing Attorney General William Barr of deliberately misrepresenting the special counsel's report, accusing Trump of engaging in impeachable conduct, and more or less suggesting that the president should be impeached. Read More »

Govt to continue planning for no-deal Brexit - Coveney

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To stand any chance of winning the vote, Mrs May must persuade Brexiteer Tory MPs who opposed her deal in the previous three votes to change their minds. May is expected to set out the details of her proposals in a speech later this month. "There will be people like Nigel Farage and some within the Conservative Party who will be making the proposition that "look, we have had enough of this, let's just leave on WTO (World Trade Organisation) terms without a deal" - in my view not fully ... Read More »

Donald Trump's peace conference will fail, Palestinians say

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We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Mr Trump closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and stopped funding the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees, slashing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza and for Palestinians displaced across the region, and cut funding to hospitals in ... Read More »

Severe Storms Return Today And Tuesday

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Forecasters warned of heavy rain, lightning, pingpong ball-sized hail and flooding as a line of storms moves west to east through afternoon, covering an area from south of Killeen, Texas, to north of the Oklahoma state line. "The heavy rain will impact areas that have received significant amounts or rain within the past several weeks", Van Dam said. The central plains region is under threat of floods, with rainfall predictions from 1 to 5 inches through next week. Read More »

Trump blasts GOP congressman Amash for referencing impeachment

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After Mueller submitted his report to Barr in March, the attorney general released a four-page summary letter to Congress. Barr's letter framed the debate about the probe over the next few weeks and, White House officials believe, allowed Trump to declare victory before the release of the full report, the contents of which are far more ambiguous. Read More »

Trump tells aides he does not want United States war with Iran

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Sunday's meeting comes amid soaring Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers off the Emirati coast and drone attacks, claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels, which shut a key Saudi crude pipeline. Iran poses a particular challenge for Trump. Saudi Arabia does not see a need to quickly boost production now with oil prices around the $70 a barrel level, as it fears a crash in prices and a build-up in inventories, OPEC sources said. Read More »

In PM Modi's first presser, Amit Shah holds the fort

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Addressing the media, PM Modi said that BJP will retain the power with a greater mandate and would serve people of the country for the second consecutive turn. Defending Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature, Shah said she was fielded to fight against conspiracy hatched by some people and BJP will act against Bhopal candidate after an internal probe. Read More »

Poll shows Boris Johnson favourite to succeed Theresa May

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The group has an executive body of 18 backbench MPs who oversee the organisation of Conservative party leadership elections . May's spokesman, James Slack, confirmed the two sides had not reached "complete agreement" and that no further talks were planned. Read More »

Trump halts tariffs on Mexico, Canada

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Stated the Times report: "The unique nature of a potential visit - a United States president visiting his own private property in Ireland - has thrown up complex issues around protocol, and whether it constitutes a private or official visit". Read More »

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

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However, it is thought that the system malfunctioned in the case of both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airways disasters, erroneously forcing the nose downwards until the pilots lost control. DANIEL ELWELL: As our work continues, I want to offer this assurance. "It shouldn't take a year for us to find out". Mr DeFazio said the committee is still in the early stages of its review of how the plane was certified by FAA. Read More »

Flynn detailed attempts to obstruct Russia probe - U.S. court filing

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Sullivan ordered prosecutors Thursday to give him a copy of the audio recording they reference in the court filing, and to make public a transcript of that call. Mueller determined that the voicemail could have obstructed the investigation but did not know if Trump himself had prompted the call. The special counsel was then threatening to charge Flynn with lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his call to the ambassador. Read More »

Bill de Blasio, New York mayor, announces White House run

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De Blasio's entry will swell the ranks of Democratic hopefuls to two dozen, all aiming to take on U.S. President Donald Trump , who is expected to be the Republican nominee next year. "I will not rest until this government serves working people", de Blasio said in his announcement video message. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who's looking to step into de Blasio's seat in 2021, was more diplomatic. Read More »

Strangled Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby 'cut from body'

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Later, Ochoa-Lopez's family got confirmation that the baby belongs to her, said Jacobita Cortes, a pastor at Adalberto Memorial United Methodist Church in Chicago , according to CNN . A newborn baby is in the hospital. As part of the search, police went to hospitals in the area to see if she had delivered her baby. "She was a very resourceful person, obviously, she was negotiating things for her birth, her newborn baby". Read More »

Guatemalan migrant toddler dies weeks after US detention

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The death comes after three Guatemalan minors died in U.S. custody since December, during the biggest surge of migrants on the U.S. -Mexico border in a decade. Paniagua said the boy had a high fever and difficulty breathing, and authorities took him to a children's hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Read More »

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

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Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind, lightning, and heavy downpours. This activity will continue into the afternoon with more scattered storms expected this evening and overnight. The severe weather threat will expand eastward through the rest of the Plains Saturday and into parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday . After capturing a tornado in Nebraska Friday , their sights are set on the Southern Plains Monday. Read More »

US Air Force kill 17 Afghan police officers by mistake

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Nearly eight police force members lost their lives in a friendly fire airstrike in Nahr-e-Saraj district in the southern Helmand province, a source confirmed. "They reported and confirmed the areas were clear of friendly forces". In one of the deadliest incidents, 16 Afghan policemen were killed in 2017, when they were mistakenly targeted by USA air strikes in Helmand. Read More »

Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

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Almost 5,000 climbers have scaled the peak since the pioneering ascent, many multiple times. Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa broke his own record Wednesday when he scaled world's highest peak Mount Everest for the 23rd time. With their unique ability to work in a low-oxygen, high-altitude atmosphere, they are the backbone of the industry, helping clients and hauling equipment up Himalayan peaks. Read More »

Kirsten Gillibrand says anti-abortion laws are "against Christian faith"

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Then she admitted the law was probably unenforceable and specifically created to be legally challenged , in hope it leads to the Supreme Court revisiting Roe v. "Federal law should supersede harmful state laws that take away women's reproductive freedom", Gillibrand said. She also called on Colorado to pull its training center for election officials out of the pro-life state. Read More »

United Kingdom upgrades travel warning for Iran

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Earlier this week, Iranian-sponsored Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed an "armed drones" attack on vital oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, which the country's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, described as "an act of terrorism". The diplomat accused the US and regional countries of making "false allegations" about Iran. In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Read More »

House Dems Vote Unanimously to Pass ‘Equality Act’

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While this bill did pass the Democrat-controlled House, it is unlikely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow a vote this session. "Its vague and circular definition of gender identity will lead only to uncertainty, litigation, and harm to individuals and organizations that will be forced to comply with a law the authors don't even seem to understand", Rep. Read More »

State Department Orders Non-Essential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

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Gen. Christopher Ghika, the deputy commander of OIR in charge of intelligence and operations. "There's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria", Maj. The deployment came as sources in Iran said that the USA had communicated to the Iranians that they did not want a war with the country. But tension remains high, in part given the region's fraught history. Read More »

Trump opposes restrictive Alabama abortion ban

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Trump tweeted out "I am strongly Pro-Life , with the three exceptions - Rape , Incest and protecting the Life of the mother". Conservative activists hope to get a Supreme Court decision against the landmark 1973 ruling known as Roe v Wade that said unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. Read More »

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

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Mortez Safari, a member of Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, stated that the current circumstances are making the USA government anxious, prompting it to travel towards Europe and the Middle East. The government said the upgraded travel warning is in response to Iran's "continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment" of dual nationals and of Iranian citizens working for institutions linked to Britain. Read More »

US, China trade dispute gave Canada trade opening of its own

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US President Donald Trump said the US "will be selling our product into those countries, without the imposition of tariffs" during a speech to the National Association of Realtors. China has said it would retaliate with its own escalated tariffs on USA exports. The first round of tariffs in 2018 were on all imported washing machines and solar panels - not just those from China. Read More »

Trump vows to 'end' Iran if it threatens USA again

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That could give the U.S. administration the justification it needs to fight Iran under the still-in-effect 2001 use-of-force resolution without congressional approval. "Never threaten the United States again!" the President wrote on Sunday on his official Twitter account amid growing tension between Washington and Tehran, Efe news reported . Read More »

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between U.S. and Iran

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Now, amid an escalating conflict between the US and Iran , Iraq is once again vulnerable to becoming caught up in the power play. This all takes root in Trump's decision past year to withdraw the USA from the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers and impose wide-reaching sanctions. Read More »

Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns

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But, the disregard for the subpoena brings into sharper focus the eventual court fight and raises questions about what Neal might do next. Trump's refusal to cooperate in numerous congressional probes of him, his family and his presidency is forcing Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, to look to the courts to enforce their oversight powers under the U.S. Read More »