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Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said he had got his statement recorded with the Anti-Corruption Branch in the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam. "It is not a dharna but a satyagraha ", Mishra was quoted by the Indian Express as saying. While Kejriwal is yet to respond to any of the charges, his deputy Manish Sisodia had termed them baseless and not worth responding.
  • Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador

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    Sergey Kislyak. The State Department did post photos of Lavrov's meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , but that was open to the press. The White House also publicly dismissed cause for concern, with a senior administration official telling The Washington Post that the Russian photographer "had to go through the same screening as a member of the US press going through the main gate to the [White House] briefing room".
  • Pres. Duterte calls for drug-free ASEAN

    Pres. Duterte calls for drug-free ASEAN

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    Vietnam, the Philippines , Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have competing claims that overlap with China's. The Philippines issued a chairman's statement almost five hours after the end of the 30th ASEAN summit to make sure that it reflected the improvement of ASEAN-China relations and their cooperation in reducing tensions in the South China Sea.
  • Korea to dispatch veteran politician to China forum for possible fence-mending

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    The previous government initially planned to make the state-authored textbooks as the only option available to educators but later said that schools would be able to choose between them and approved texts from commercial publishers. The statement says Xi relayed China's opposition to the missile-defense system being installed in South Korea that it says threatens its own security.
  • Vijay Mallya transferred money to put it out of court's reach

    Vijay Mallya transferred money to put it out of court's reach

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    The CPS has been seeking strong grounds from India to be put forth before the court so that Mallya's extradition could be sought. The bench had also asked C S Vaidyanathan, Mallya's counsel, about the response on the contempt notice. As per the details placed before the bench, out of the United States dollars 40 million, USD 13,333,331.33 each was transferred to his children Siddartha Mallya, Leena Mallya and Tanya Mallya in February 2016 on his instructions.
  • Senate intelligence committee subpoenas documents of ex-NSA head Flynn

    Senate intelligence committee subpoenas documents of ex-NSA head Flynn

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    Flynn had previously been in talks with the committee about agreeing to be interviewed as long as he was granted immunity . Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, has said that Flynn was not hiding anything, noting that he briefed the DIA on his trip to Russian Federation. Yates also cited the possibility that Flynn could have broken federal law by operating as a paid foreign agent for the Turkish client without USA government permission.
  • Russian minister jokes about Comey firing

    Russian minister jokes about Comey firing

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    Commenting on his meeting with Lavrov, Trump also said the talks had not been affected by the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey. The White House, however, did not elaborate further on Trump's meeting with Lavrov. Lavrov told reporters the "noise about our contacts (with Trump associates), the fake information" makes for "abnormal background" for relations with the USA, calling the whole situation "humiliating" for the American people.
  • Macron to defend climate deal to Trump

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    The Paris agreement will be discussed at an upcoming summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26-27. The Paris climate agreement may be better without the United States given the president's skepticism on the issue, global experts said. Top White House advisers are expected to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark worldwide climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration.
  • White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

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    President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian diplomats is being heavily criticized by USA photographers today. The State Department said that in their meeting, Tillerson told Lavrov that "sanctions on Russian Federation will remain in place until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered them".
  • US Security Chiefs Target Russian Antivirus Company

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    Recent reports indicated that the FBI is investigating alleged links between the firm and the Russian government. "I am personally aware and involved as director of the National Security Agency in the Kaspersky Lab issue", NSA head Mike Rogers said.