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Trump assails naming of special counsel on Twitter as 'witch hunt'

Trump assails naming of special counsel on Twitter as 'witch hunt'

McMaster said, adding that "at no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly". "I think that's an open question", said Democratic Senator Chris Coons of DE when asked whether Comey would appear before Congress, adding that it remained to be seen "how ongoing congressional investigations will be coordinated with the special counsel".



Mumbai beat Pune by 1 run to secure 3rd IPL title

At one stage, Mumbai Indians were 79 for the loss of seven wickets. One of them has been the lack of consistency from the star batsmen. The next ball saw Tiwary depart as Keiron Pollard took a brilliant catch on the long-on fence, followed by the departure of Steve Smith who picked out Ambati Rayadu on the cover boundary with a shot that had looked destined for a maximum.



US Extends Obama-era Nuclear Sanctions Relief for Iran

He said Iran would retaliate by adding nine American individuals and companies to its own sanctions list, accusing them of "clear violations of human rights" in relation to their support for Israel or for links to "terrorist groups" in the Middle East.


Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up

Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up

The airline, which employs 16,500 workers in Hong Kong , said most of the layoffs will be completed by the year's end. A total of 190 management jobs would go immediately. However, we have had to make tough but necessary decisions for the future of our business and our customers. Cathay has been struggling despite an expansion of worldwide air travel in the region, and announced a major restructuring programme in January after posting its first annual net loss since 2008 at the height of ...


TPP Trade Deal Members Seek to Move Ahead Without US

TPP Trade Deal Members Seek to Move Ahead Without US

The so-called TPP-11 countries held their highest level talks on the deal since the USA pullout on the sidelines of a meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries in Hanoi, Vietnam. "There has been less rhetoric and a more realistic approach", he said. "The United States did not want to have the word "protectionism" but the other 20 economies wanted to include that", said one official involved in the talks who did not want to be identified by name.