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Rajya Sabha forces 5 amendments to Finance Bill

Rajya Sabha forces 5 amendments to Finance Bill

In the 245-member House, BJP has 56 members while NDA jointly has 74 members. Three amendments by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on curbing additional powers to Income Tax officials, and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury's two amendments on nullifying the changes made to the Companies Act on political funding were accepted by the elders. Read More

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Iran calls for an end to bloodshed in Yemen

Iran calls for an end to bloodshed in Yemen

The conflict underscores the regional rivalry between Iran, a supporter of Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels, and Saudi Arabia , which heads the nine-member coalition. In 2012, Saleh was forced to transfer executive power to his vice president, Abdo Monsuer Hadi. The proposed USA support could allow America to aid an eventual push on the western port city of Hodeidah, which is under the control of the Houthis. Read More

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S. Korean prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader

Now Park might also be the first democratically elected South Korean leader to be put behind bars. South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul , South Korea, March 21, 2017. An independent counsel later concluded that Samsung gave or promised some 43.4 billion won to Choi, and in effect to Park, as a bribe for business favors. Read More

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Netherlands fire manager Danny Blind with World Cup qualification in doubt

He said on www.knvb.nl: "Because the sporting results are disappointing and it will now be hard to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation, we feel unfortunately we have to say goodbye to him". "There was a lot wrong", Robben said. The player pool isn't especially strong, as evidenced by the fact that De Ligt was even in contention to start, and now they have to turn things around from a three-point hole as they try just to make a playoff. Read More

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Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested

Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested

Police officers moved to detain protesters and clear the square, with some using truncheons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd, AFP correspondents said . Navalny, who emerged as an anti-corruption whistleblower and took a leading role in the street protests that accompanied Putin's 2012 return to the presidency, has been the target of fraud and embezzlement probes he calls politically motivated. Read More

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Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukrainian capital

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukrainian capital

In Ukraine, Voronenkov went from being a Putin supporter to a vocal opponent of his former government and president. Voronenkov left Russian Federation after losing his seat in the State Duma at last October's parliamentary elections. The attacker, whose identity was not disclosed, also died later in a hospital after being fatally injured by Voronenkov's bodyguard, police spokesman Artiom Shevchenko said. Read More

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No Taiwanese nationals injured in Bali natural disaster

The USGS said the quake struck at about 2 km northeast of Banjar Pasekan, with a depth of 118.4km at 7.10am. Local residents also said the quake briefly caused panic on the neighbouring holiday island of Lombok. A Taiwanese woman, surnamed Chen who runs a holiday resort in Ubud on Bali, said she felt the natural disaster when it struck, but added it was not a major event. Read More

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Three-year probe finds laundered Russian money was 'processed through British banks'

Three-year probe finds laundered Russian money was 'processed through British banks'

Members of the group say in a report published late Monday that they now know where the funds ended up and that banks allegedly refused to shut it down, despite warnings. "The Financial Conduct Authority and the National Crime Agency take any such allegations seriously and will investigate closely whether recent information from the Guardian newspaper regarding money laundering from Russian Federation, or indeed any other media source, would allow the progression of an investigation". Read More

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United States boycotts UN human rights session on Israel

United States boycotts UN human rights session on Israel

According to the Washington Free Beacon , citing senior administration officials, the new administration isn't prepared to play along with the council's chronic efforts to undermine Israel and will be bolting on Monday. "No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the Council". "The UNHRC is, like its predecessor, morally bankrupt and the only good news is that its actions have little practical effect in the real world". Read More

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World powers drop pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism

The United States has already said it would keep a close eye on the levels of key global currencies, but pursue policies in the interest of "economic growth that is good for the USA and the rest of the world". He also rejected a description of his policies as "isolationist". Canada, like China a major trade partner of the U.S., took a nuanced approach. Both China and Germany have found themselves in the crosshairs of USA criticism over their massive trade surpluses. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon says PM's opposition to fresh Scots vote 'unsustainable'

Mr Brown will give a speech at the Festival Of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, Fife, against the backdrop of a constitutional stand-off between the United Kingdom and Scottish governments over the calling of a second independence referendum. Even so, May insisted that Britain's best days lie ahead, after the country has left the EU. In a statement she said: "We are not proposing a referendum now". Read More

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