AIFF inducts ex-India player Abhishek in executive committee

This, he told ESPN, was one of the points agreed upon by all at Wednesday's meeting. Star striker Sunil Chhetri felt that whether it was one or two leagues, more teams should participate in the domestic set-up. The release added that "independent research would be commissioned and analysed before being evaluated by the AIFF and the stakeholders, with the decisions on the medium and long-term pathway being taken as soon as possible after the Federation Internationale de Football Association ...

Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

May claimed that this partnership would be the only way to ensure the United Kingdom can succeed in its Brexit talks, which are due to begin, as scheduled, on the week of June 19. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from Cameron. But EU Council President Donald Tusk said: "We know when they must end".

Judiciary Dem asks GOP chairman to invite Trump to testify in public

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired last month, Comey on Thursday described months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Indian shot at in California out of danger: Sushma

Swaraj, in a series of tweets, responded and said that she has asked the Indian Embassy in Washington to forward a report and to work with the U.S. police to find out the perpetrator. "He is not in a position to talk in the hospital and is unconscious", he said. "According to reports, he has undergone emergency surgeries". The incident happened at 6 pm on June 4 when Ahmed was about to finish his duty at the store and return to his apartment in Fremont.

Lionel Messi's wedding guestlist has some surprise exclusions

How will Argentina line up vs. Brazil? Also invited are all the kitmen, physiotherapists, masseurs and doctors who work with the first team. The 29-year-old forward has made a decision to leave out all members of the Blaugrana board, meaning that departing Barca boss Luis Enrique will not be in attendance.

Wind-down of Veneto banks would cost other lenders 11 bln euros

Yet after the failure and resolution of Spain 's Banco Popular , it's a backward step that punishes good banks for the sins of others. - Italian banks may invest 1.2 billion euros in two troubled lenders as part of a government-backed rescue, Reuters reported June 8.

US urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Even with trade and travel bans imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt , Qatar's economy will not suffer significantly. The Qatari Central Bank asked banks in Qatar for daily data on cash withdrawals and remittances, amid predictions of withdrawing foreign investment funds from Qatari banks for fear of the worsening of the crisis with other Gulf countries.

Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List

Qatar long has denied supporting or funding terror groups. It noted a considerable increase in nonresident deposits in Qatari banks, and an increase in their lending to the government to fund infrastructure projects. A senior UAE official accused Qatar of escalating the row by seeking help from Turkey and Iran. It said hackers installed a file and then published a fake news item attributed to Sheikh Tamim just after midnight May 24.

Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

S&P said those countries' severing of diplomatic and business links "will exacerbate Qatar's external vulnerabilities and could put pressure on economic growth and fiscal" stability. Two weeks after an alleged cyber attack on Qatar's state news agency resulted in the publishing of a fake news story, the Qatari-funded broadcasting company Al-Jazeera claims that the company's "websites and digital platforms" are being targeted in "systematic and continual hacking attempts." Turkey's ...

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

Following yesterday's vote, Conservative Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: "It's becoming increasingly clear the SNP bubble has burst". He was elected Deputy Leader of the party just a year ago. And she demanded: "We have heard the First Minister say she will "reflect" on the matter". "The SNP tsunami of 2015, in which the party took 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies, was followed yesterday by an natural disaster in which the SNP lost more than a third of their MPs", says Alex ...

Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis -White House

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies may have felt emboldened to move against Qatar by Trump's visit last month to Riyadh, which saw the president clearly align USA interests with the kingdom and lash out at Iran. "We believe this will exacerbate Qatar's external vulnerabilities and could put pressure on economic growth and fiscal metrics", the ratings agency said.

Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Story of Middle East tensions, information warfare

Qatar is on a peninsula , sharing one land border with Saudi Arabia - which is now closed - and otherwise surrounded by the Gulf . The four countries also cut transport links to tiny, gas-rich Qatar, disrupting food and other supplies and deepening uncertainty about the future of trade and investment ties.

Maths teacher (25) charged with having sex with three male students

The woman's arrest comes after investigators responded to officials claims at Rocky Mount Preparatory , where the woman worked on allegations of misconduct in May. McAuliffe is being held at Carteret County Jail after she was taken into custody on Thursday. Police said two of the victims are 17 years old and the third is 16 years old, reported the station WNCN .

Trump won't say if tapes exist; would testify under oath about Comey

Burr asked Comey about that Thursday. Only three sitting presidents and one sitting vice president have testified before congressional committees. "It can be done. He accused Comey of saying things that "just weren't true". The president is very likely now the target of an obstruction of justice probe, Maddow added.

Investigation Confirms Qatar News Agency Was Hacked

As the regional tension between Qatar and brotherly countries simmer after Saudi Arabia , UAE , Egypt and few other nations cut diplomatic and travel ties, a number of world leaders including ministers and diplomats held conversations with Qatar Foreign Minister and ambassadors placed in various countries.

Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

Mostly, the European Union mood was one of frustration that the already tough Brexit talks were likely to become only more hard. "This will have implications for Brexit and potentially fiscal policy". "[The] issues that would really make a difference to startups - better access to finance and support for entrepreneurs in the form of tax breaks and pre-school childcare - will take a back seat now".

Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

Opponents accused the First Minister of a "political miscalculation" in calling a second vote on the constitution after her party lost 21 seats in Thursday's vote. In truth there was a range of issues in the mix last night. All three nationwide British parties won just one seat each in 2015. However, despite the Scottish "Tory surge", Davidson's party still only won 29% of the vote, compared with 46% in England.

Defiant May insists she will deliver certainty

She's just delivered a statement outside Number 10 Downing Street saying that, after speaking with the Queen , she is forming a new government with the help of right-wing Irish Democratic Unionist Party . Theresa May had called the snap election in order to increase the Tories " majority and give herself a mandate to push for a "hard Brexit' in negotiations with the EU.

Trump's Lawyer Rejects Comey's Allegations

While Comey claimed that he leaked his memos in reply to a tweet , a statement by Trump's lawyer claimed the New York Times quoted the contents of Comey's memos long before the time frame of the referenced tweet. "I hope you can let this go", Comey quoted Trump as saying. Comey said he did not know any cases in which anyone has been charged for "hoping something".

Fired FBI Director Comey faces Senate and rebuts Trump

Comey was overseeing a federal investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 US Presidential election. "This moment today is what I love about America", Noah said. Comey met with a U.S. Senate committee Thursday. "As director of the FBI , Comey was ultimately responsible for conducting the investigation, which might explain why you're sitting down as a private citizen", Mr Warner said.

Qatar leadership 'may change' amid diplomatic crisis

Bahrain has been gripped by a government crackdown on dissent for over a year now. One is the brother of the Gamaa Isalmiya assassin who killed Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat in 1981. The countries also said they would reject Qatar's diplomats. Qatar long has denied funding extremists, and its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha.

Blame Diamondbacks for John McCain's weird questions to James Comey

Critics of Comey's behavior allege that, in his July 5 press conference regarding the investigation into Clinton's e-mail scandal, he acted in a manner inconsistent with the duties of his office. election and his firing by President Donald Trump. "And at the same time , the investigation continues to go on concerning President Trump and his people".

Theresa May to seek formation of government despite losing her majority

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , a socialist anti-war campaigner who only commands the confidence of a quarter of his own lawmakers, has run an energetic campaign, promising change and an end to austerity. The former prime minister of Finland, Alexander Stubb, tweeted , "Looks like we might need a time-out in the #Brexit negotiations". So the party which forms the government must be able to guarantee that it can push its agenda forward and be effective in its leadership of the ...

Conservatives are only party who can form a UK government: May

Grim-faced, May said her Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party would together form a new government "that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time ". But her campaign unravelled after a policy U-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wide support.

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. The statement also said that the "spilled blood of the innocent will not remain unavenged". Other Iranian leaders sought to play down the attacks, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying: "These firecrackers that happened today will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people".

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as US, Kuwait seek solution

The announcement came a day after Senegal recalled its envoy from Doha , citing its "active solidarity" with Saudi Arabia . Trump says he consulted with Saudi Arabia and others on a recent trip to Riyadh and chose to call out Qatar for its "very high level" of terror financing.

Trump's lawyer to file complaint about Comey leaking memos

Asked if he would repeat his claims about Comey under oath, Trump said: "100%". "I'll tell you about that maybe in the very near future", he said. And Comey admitted that he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, correctly betting that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Activists investigating Ivanka Trump's China shoe factory detained or missing

Calls to provincial police in Jiangxi and Ganzhou city police were not answered. Li is one of three men involved in investigating working conditions at a Chinese factory that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes who have been arrested or gone missing, a family member and an advocacy group said Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Russian Federation interfered in USA presidential polls with goal: James Comey

Kasowitz read a prepared statement to reporters in response to Comey's testimony , in which he said the president had "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to stop investigating anyone. He also said that any other explanations that have come from the White House were " lies, plain and simple ", as Jessica reports. But he has also suggested he doesn't believe it, saying Russian Federation is a "ruse" and calling the investigation into the matter a "witch hunt".

Pakistani sentenced to death for blasphemy on social media

Raza had allegedly posted objectionable remarks against the wives of the Prophet (PBUH) and other personalities revered as sacred in Sunni Islam but often criticised in Shia Islam on his Facebook account. Human Rights Watch says Pakistan in 2016 arrested 10 Muslims and five non-Muslims on blasphemy charges. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan, the one that has caused a number of violent deaths including that of founder of this paper and slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer ...

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against the Islamic State militant group.

UK PM To Seek Queen's Permission To Form Govt

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party. And Ukip leader Paul Nuttall fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit

Saudi and Iranian leaders accuse each other of sponsoring militant groups. The ministry said in a statement that Egypt condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Iran, calling on the worldwide community to increase efforts to fight terrorism and weaken its sources of support.

Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

Trump replied: " Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry ". Meanwhile, on Friday, the House intelligence committee also asked the White House counsel whether there are any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump .

'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony

But the president accusing the former FBI director of a felony is sure to pique the interest of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , whose investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is picking up momentum .

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