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Trump backtracks on Russia meddling

President Trump on Tuesday said he "accepts" the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, just one day after he appeared to believe President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and Putin's "powerful" denial during a summit in Helsinki, Finland.
New York Times News Service Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

May govt survives key Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-EU lawmakers from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that threatened to worsen a crisis over her Brexit strategy.
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

EU, Japan sign free trade deal

Japan and the EU signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by President Donald Trump.
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Obama rebuke

Without mentioning President Trump by name, former President Barack Obama delivered a pointed rebuke of "strongman politics" on Tuesday, warning about growing nationalism, xenophobia and bigotry in the US and around the world, while offering a full-throated defence of democracy, diversity and the international liberal order.
New York Times News Service Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

In Pak you can be radical & candidate

Aurangzeb Farooqi is a leader of a political party that is banned in Pakistan for espousing sectarian violence. He faces charges of spreading religious hatred that was linked to the murders of several Shia activists.
Maria Abi-Habib, Shah Meer Baloch and Zia ur-Rehman Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sharifs to remain in jail till elections

A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned until last week of July the hearing of appeals filed by jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law against their conviction in a corruption case.
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Kim in rare public tirade at officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported on Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development.
The Daily Telegraph Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump sides with Russia against FBI

President Trump stood next to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday and publicly challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, wrapping up what he called a "deeply productive" summit meeting with an extraordinary show of support for a leader accused of attacking American democracy.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organisations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged on Monday.
Jul 17, 2018 11:26 IST

May bows to critics of plan

Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain's departure from the EU.
Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

US orders direct Taliban talks

The Trump administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in American policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war.
Mujib Mashal and Eric Schmitt Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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