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NIA moves to revoke Zakir Naik’s passport, probe his money trail

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The National Investigation Agency is set to move to revoke the Indian passport issued to Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik wanted in a criminal case registered last year. After interrogating Naik’s sister and aide, the agency says it is also tracking his web of financial transactions that include at least 10 companies and 19 properties ...

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UK election results 2017 live updates: Britain polls end in hung Parliament, Conservatives largest party but lose majority

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Britain is set to have a hung parliament with no party getting a clear majority after the snap general elections called by Prime Minister Theresa May. To reach a majority, a party has to secure 326 seats – while the Conservatives have secure 310 seats, the Labour party is behind at 258 seats. Conservatives continue to be the largest party ...

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U.K. Election: Polls Open After Campaign Dominated by Brexit, Terror Attacks

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LONDON — Polling stations opened across the U.K. early Thursday in an election dominated by looming Brexit negotiations and recent deadly terror attacks. Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election in the hope of increasing her Conservative Party’s majority in Parliament, strengthening her hand in divorce talks with the European Union. She had been expected to win comfortably, but ...

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Comey Testimony: Trump Faces Cost of Listening to Bad Advice

President Donald Trump’s closest advisers told him that firing FBI Director James Comey would be good politics. Two people familiar with the matter say it was Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and chief of staff Reince Priebus who assured him the move would be hailed by Democrats still mad at how Comey handled the Hillary Clinton email probe. The president is ...

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Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green to Start Process to Impeach Trump

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Tuesday he plans to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday despite what he says have been multiple death threats. Green, who plans to make a formal announcement on Wednesday, has maintained that Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9 constituted obstruction of justice. “The facts are simple and ...

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Putin: Patriotic Russians may be involved in hacking

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested “patriotic” Russian citizens might be engaged in hacking. Such individuals might be joining “the justified fight against those speaking ill of Russia,” he said. Like “artists” who get up and paint all day, he added, hackers spend their day attacking adversaries. Mr Putin also denied once again that his administration hacked the US election ...

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Five effects of US pullout from Paris climate deal

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What will the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement mean for the rest of the world? The US withdrawal will hurt the deal and the world There’s no doubt that President Trump’s withdrawal will make it more difficult for the world to reach the goals that it set for itself in the Paris agreement – keeping global temperature rises ...

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Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

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There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. UN chief Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day for the world”. However, senior Republicans and the US coal industry backed the move. Mr Trump said the accord ...

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