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U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 08:21 IST      
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Washington [United States], Dec.30 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's alleged interference in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has expelled 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the United States.

The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status", reports the Dawn.

Obama said Russians will no longer have access to two Russian government-owned compounds in the United States, in Maryland and in New York.

Russian officials have denied the Obama administration's accusation that Moscow trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia's goal was to help Donald Trump win, an assessment Trump has dismissed as ridiculous. (ANI)

Nepal marks 10th Republic Day with fervor

Updated: May 29, 2017 16:13 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 29 (ANI): Nepal on Monday celebrated its 10th Republic Day with fervor and enthusiasm by organising various programmes on Monday.

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Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], May 29 (ANI): Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who recently underwent weight-loss surgery in India, has fed herself for the first time in 25 years at a hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is admitted.

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Hasina in Vienna to attend IAEA conference

Updated: May 29, 2017 15:23 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 29 (ANI): Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Monday left for Austrian capital Vienna to attend an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], May 29 (ANI): Sushila Karki, the Chief Justice of Nepal's Supreme Court, will be allowed to superannuate from office without being impeached, said the country's politicians and lawmakers, cutting across party lines.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 29 (ANI): Pakistan's Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf has said that Islamabad will be presenting all evidences before the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

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Pak adopts wait and watch on Saudi counter terrorism alliance

Updated: May 29, 2017 11:29 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 29 (ANI): Pakistan has said it will first review the Terms of Reference (ToRs) of the Saudi Arabia-led Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism (IMAT) before taking a decision to join it formally.

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Washington [United States], May 29 (ANI): The intelligence community in the United States is believed to have informed the U.S. Congress that Pakistan has by and large failed to curb militants and terrorists operating from its soil.

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Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 still missing

Updated: May 29, 2017 09:33 IST     

New York [U.S.], May. 29 (ANI): The death toll in the deadly Sri Lankan floods has risen to 164, while 111 remain missing

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New York [U.S.A.], May 29 (ANI): With US President Donald Trump's signature handshake managing to make highlights almost every time, the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron described his recent encounter with him as 'the moment of truth'.

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Portland double murder: Pressure on Trump to make statement

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

London [U.K.], May 29 (ANI): Pressure seems to building up on U.S. President Donald Trump to speak up on the recent racist attack in Oregon's Portland, leading to the killing of two men.

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Five of 28 highest-paid Trump Admin staff are women

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], May 29 (ANI): Taking a fast stride towards the way of women empowerment, five of the 28 highest paid employees in the President Trump administration are women.

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WannaCry hackers could be from Southern China

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

Hong Kong [China], May 29 (ANI): The hackers working under the name of WannaCry malware, the name that shook 150 countries by hacking their major websites, are likely to originate from the southern mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore.

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New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted the 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his use of social media alleging that they don't want the people to know the 'real story'.

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U.S. Navy SEAL member killed after parachute malfunction

Updated: May 29, 2017 06:32 IST     

New York [USA], May 29 (ANI): A member of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL died on Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

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Washington D. C. [USA], May 29 (ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Sunday said that civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are inevitable even as the U.S. forces "do everything humanly possible" to prevent them.

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Somalia: Jihadist group stones man to death for adultery

Updated: May 29, 2017 05:11 IST     

Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): Jihadist group al-Shabaab reportedly stoned to death a 44-year-old man in Somalia for alleged adultery.

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Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): The missile launched by North Korea on Monday reached Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

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N. Korea launches 'what appears to be' ballistic missile

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:45 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], May 29 (ANI): North Korea on Monday fired what appears to be a ballistic missile from its eastern coast, according to the South Korean military.

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Europe can no longer rely on U.S., Britain: Merkel

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:23 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 29 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States and Britain are no longer reliable partners.

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US-led airstrike kills 20 civilians in Syria

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:19 IST     

Raqqa [Syria], May 29 (ANI): At least 20 civilians were killed in a U.S. led airstrike against the Islamic State terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqa province in Syria.

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