Trump sent Robert Mueller messages of appreciation for Russia probe investigation

Trump sent Robert Mueller messages of appreciation for Russia probe investigation

Trump has expressed his appreciation to special counsel Robert Mueller for his role in handling the ongoing investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. The message of cooperation from the presidents legal team follows weeks of swirling rumors that Trump was considering firing Mueller, having dubbed the Russia investigation a hoax. Aug 10, 2017
Qatar Airways is evaluating air routes opened by boycotting countries

Qatar Airways is evaluating air routes opened by boycotting countries

Qatar Airways is evaluating whether it will use air routes which media reports said were opened this week by countries embroiled in a political dispute with Qatar, the airlines chief executive said on Wednesday.Qatari-owned aircraft are blocked from using the airspace of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as part of economic sanctions enforced by the four countries in June. Aug 10, 2017
FBI agents raided home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

FBI agents raided home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

Federal agents used a search warrant to obtain documents from the Alexandria, Virginia home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on 26 July according to a Washington Post report on 9 August. Manafort had voluntarily overturned documents to congressional committees investigating the ongoing Russian collusion probe,following the bombshell report that he had attended the controversial Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. Based on the search warrant, investigators may have disputed Manaforts trustworthiness in presenting all records required by the grand jury subpoena. The raid could also be a signal of vigilance from special counsel Robert Mueller with regards to treatment of President Trumps closest associates. Aug 10, 2017
​Pentagon Chief James Mattis warns North Korea

​Pentagon Chief James Mattis warns North Korea

James Mattis issued a warning to North Korea, as he Pentagon chief urged the reclusive nation to cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people. The statement came just one day after President Donald Trumps threats of fire and fury in response to the ongoing international ballistic missile tests in Pyongyang. New sanctions on the countrys exports—a  $1 billion ban—were unanimously approved by the UN. Aug 10, 2017
Maratha Kranti Morcha

Maratha reservation protests: The signs are ominous

The silent protest staged by the Marathas crippling Mumbai hints at a number of challenges that India is facing at 70. Can the Narendra Modi government visualise the outcome if right steps are not taken urgently? Aug 10, 2017
What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

On Wednesday Morning (9 August) Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results that have been displayed by the election commission from Tuesdays vote, raising fears that his supporters could mount street protests. He said the election board was required by law to display forms signed by party observers from each polling center certifying the results and had not done so. Instead, the election board was displaying a running tally on its website that showed Kenyatta leading with 55% of the vote after nearly three-quarters of polling stations had reported results.Odinga said Kenyattas lead had been suspiciously constant since tallying began and did not correlate with what his own party agents were telling him. Under Kenyan law, results from each polling station should be recorded on a form that is signed by observers from each party in the polling station, then posted by the election board on a public website. The measure is supposed to help ensure the elections are not rigged and parties can cross-check results. Odinga, who lost the last two elections, blamed rigging after the vote was marred by irregularities. In 2007, his call for protests sparked ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people. In 2013, he quelled clashes by taking his concerns to court. Aug 9, 2017