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Syria's foreign minister said today that his government would abide by the terms of a Russian plan for "de-escalation" zones so long as rebels also observed it. The move, welcomed by the United Nations , has been met with scepticism from the United States as the so-called safe-zones will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the US -led coalition.
  • IT department to investigate Sonia and Rahul's role in National Herald case

    IT department to investigate Sonia and Rahul's role in National Herald case

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    Young India had approached the high court seeking a direction to stay the IT proceedings and quashing of notices against it with regard to the National Herald misappropriation of assets case. The trial of the Gandhis, along with Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and party treasurer Motilal Vora, is underway in the Patiala trial court in Delhi.
  • EC to meet 55 parties today, will brief about EVM hacking challenge

    EC to meet 55 parties today, will brief about EVM hacking challenge

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    The poll panel is now meeting the representatives of 55 political parties, 16 of which had urged it to return to ballot papers, citing the "tamperability" of the voting machines. The MLA said it was "not a coincidence" that all reports of faulty EVMs "are of those (machines) that favoured the BJP and the BJP happens to be the ruling party".
  • Prince Philip on standing down: 'I can't stand up much longer'

    Prince Philip on standing down: 'I can't stand up much longer'

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    They married in 1947 and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on November 20. Queen Elizabeth II will continue to fulfill all of her engagements as Queen. But the royal family s patriarch, who conducted 219 royal engagements a year ago, has been gradually reducing his workload in his nineties. Now, it has been announced that the Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public duties later this year.
  • French Socialist ex-premier wants to join Macron's movement

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    His party chief, Richard Ferrand, said on Monday that Macron's " En Marche " movement would change its name to " En Marche la République" or "Republic on the Move", so as to structure itself more like a traditional party. A vote for globalisation, not nationalism. "There's no sense for a Socialist to work against Emmanuel Macron". President Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate Macron on his "big win".
  • PM congratulates new president of South Korea

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    The date was not set for a potential visit by Moon. The release follows accusations by Pyongyang that the U.S. has sped up the installation of the THAAD system in South Korea so as to have the missiles in place some two weeks before a new administration takes power in Seoul.
  • Clashes in northwest Syria after de-escalation zones take effect

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    The deal marks the latest diplomatic effort to quell the fighting, though questions have been raised about Russia's seriousness in real diplomacy. But the armed opposition was highly critical of the proposal, saying it lacked legitimacy. The head of Russia's delegation at the Kazakhstan talks, Alexander Lavrentyev, said the Syrian government would abide by the agreement, unless rebels inside those areas stage attacks.
  • Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC meets 55 parties today

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    Disqualifying candidates named in a charge sheet for bribing voters, making electoral graft a non-bailable offence and easing of rules to order counting of votes through paper trail are some of the other issues Election Commission will discuss with political parties on Friday.
  • Russian Stocks Falter As Trump's FBI Problem Distracts Markets

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    The possibility a Russian bug may have made its way into the White House with the Russian media member was elevated by former Deputy CIA Director David S. The White House defended the decision not to allow any independent press into the meeting. "Our official photographer and their official photographer were present - that's it", a White House aide said.
  • Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

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    Top diplomats from the US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet in Fairbanks in the far-northern US state of Alaska as the US hands over the group's rotating presidency to Finland. The Trump administration has said little about climate change or climate science, although as a presidential candidate Dnald Trump had ridiculed the Paris agreement, and at one point called climate change a hoax put forward by China.
  • China's Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi's stature

    China's Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi's stature

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    In September 2013, when Xi first pitched the plan at an obscure Kazakhstan university, he focused on the Eurasia landmass. In Hangzhou, Najib will witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) and Hangzhou municipal government as well as Alibaba Company Limited, Malaysia's Ambassador to China Zainuddin Yahya told Malaysian journalists here.