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Lake Oroville releases and Feather River flows to increase

Earlier this month, the DWR said it plans to send water down the spillway by the end of this week. "Rock-bolting to the spillway slabs and that includes ancho...


HS Phoolka appointed leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly

The Election Commission has however dismissed the contention, and reiterated on Thursday that the EVMs are safe and risk-proof as always. The BSP had 80 MLAs in...


White House tries to soothe angry Britain over Trump wiretap claim

Yesterday, the US Justice Department said it had responded to a request by committees in Congress for documents that could shed light on Trump's claim . At...


NJ man arrested with grenade, knife at Port Authority terminal, cops say

Thirty-nine-year-old Arsenio Mason was charged Thursday with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. When officers opened the bag, th...


Queen grants royal assent for Brexit bill

The UK monarch's formal approval allows Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the EU Lisbon Treaty, as she has pledged to do by end of March. One ...


United States says sorry for snooping allegations against British intelligence

GCHQ has dismissed a claim that British spies were employed to bug Trump Tower as "utterly ridiculous". On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman...


White House repeats claim British spy agency monitored Trump

But White House spokesman Sean Spicer forcefully defended Trump's assertion during a briefing, citing media reports that have discussed intelligence collect...


President Trump still insists Obama wired his New York Office

He later commented, "This shows the [May] administration doesn't give the allegations any credence". White House spokesman Sean Spicer quoted Napolitano's com...


BJP Undecided On Rajnath Singh For UP Chief Minister, Decision On Saturday

With various pros and cons weighing heavily on their mind, BJP top brass has kept pending the decision on the next Chief Minister despite winning 325 seats alon...


Japan holds first civilian missile evacuation drill

He is also expected to plan for a visit by President Xi Jinping to meet with President Trump at his private club in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., next month, although that ...


Britain's surveillance agency slaps down claim it was involved in Trump 'wiretap'

A spokesman for May said they told the Trump Administration "these claims are ridiculous and they should be ignored" and that they "received assurances that t...


Tillerson: Pre-emptive force an option with NKorea

Tillerson's remarks came a day after he said in Tokyo that 20 years of efforts to denuclearise the North had "failed" and promised a new approach, without giv...


Tillerson Top diplomat seeks new North Korea plan on Seoul visit

In Tokyo , Tillerson said emphatically that 20 years of diplomatic and other efforts to denuclearize the North have failed, even though the US provided the Nor...


British spy agency denies wiretapping Trump as 'ridiculous'

On the "Fox & Friends" program, Napolitano, a political commentator and former New Jersey judge, said that rather than ordering U.S. agencies to spy on Trump, O...


United States envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

In Beijing, a North Korean diplomat said Thursday that Pyongyang must act in self-defense against the U.S. Kishida, meanwhile, thanked Tillerson for U.S. "The...


Tillerson to warn China of sanctions over North Korea

Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North Korea's nuclear threat after visiting the world's most heavily armed border near the tense demilitarized...


Rex Tillerson starts his first worldwide trip as Secretary of State

Past U.S. administrations have considered military options against North Korea and have publicly said that an attack on the U.S. or its allies would prompt a de...


Japan Holds Missile Attack Drill Following North Korea Launch

An airplane carrying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at the capital's Haneda airport Wednesday night, greeted by both Japanese and U.S. officials. Earli...


Election Results: Goa Heads for Hung Assembly, Close Fight Between Cong, BJP

The incumbent Laxmikant Parsekar-led government in Goa is in contest with the Congress , the Shiv Sena-MGP-GSM alliance and the Aam Aadmi Party. Exit polls h...


Vishwajit Rane's exit: Congress' pain could be Manohar Parrikar's gain in Goa

The Congress leader cited an interview of Sinha where she made the "startling and audacious revelation", and "shockingly accepted that she consulted Union Min...


The US might have a new North Korea policy

Rex Tillerson on Friday visited the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), which divides the two Koreas in line with an armistice agreement signed in 1953, to gaze on the N...


Tillerson Makes First Diplomacy Trip To Asia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the USA doesn't want to take military action against North Korea, but "all of the options are on the table" if a serious...


Where Is Rex Tillerson? Starting New US Foreign Policy, Asia Trip Details

Earlier in the day, Tillerson visited the demilitarized zone, the highly-fortified border between North and South Korea, becoming the most senior United States ...


GCHQ dismisses Trump Tower wiretapping claims as nonsense

Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano claimed early in the week that former president Barack Obama had turned to Britain's GCHQ surveillance agency to tap...


South Korea finds a home for 2 puppies Park left behind

Not only due to the allegations that led to her ouster, but also because she reportedly abandoned her dogs after the impeachment. Saturday's protest against t...


Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Declares 5 Soldiers Dead, 3 Others Missing

Earlier SAA and another girl, identified as Rachel*, who lost her father and siblings to Boko Haram, told the Forum that the kidnapping of the schoolgirls was a...


GOP congressman to Trump: Apologize for wiretap claim

Leaders of both the House and Senate intelligence committees, including from Trump's Republican Party, have said they have found no evidence to substantiate Tru...


11 candidates to contest French presidential election

Legal woes piled higher for France's conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday when a judicial source said he will be probed over luxury s...


US Justice Department report doesn't confirm Donald Trump's wiretap claim: Media report

GCHQ said the claims it spied on Trump were "utterly ridiculous" and should be ignored, in a rare public statement. Trump has stood by his claim, repeat...


Racer Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death in BMW crash

Sundar was driving the auto. The auto, which was being driven by Sundar, was stuck in between the tree and a wall after catching fire and the couple were burn...


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agrees that his department needs budget cuts

Efficiency is not usually what one would associate with government agencies, let alone touting budget cuts to make it happen, but the secretary of state told r...


Chinese Premier cautions United States against trade war

Speaking at his one news conference of the year following the close of the annual National People's Congress, Mr Li acknowledged that there are internal and ext...


Manipur Governor invites BJP to form govt; swearing-in on Wednesday

It is a welcome change, and if the result of this year's elections - from nil in the last elections to 21 this time - is any indication, one can safely say that...


13 get life sentence in Maruti violence case

Plants to go on strike include Maruti's plants in Gurgaon and Manesar; Maruti Suzuki's powertrain unit in Manesar, Suzuki Motorcycles unit in Manesar; and auto ...


No charges for good samaritan who shot man attacking Florida deputy

At one point, the 53-year-old punched the officer and reached for his firearm. Deputy Dean Bardes believed Strother was armed but was pinned to the ground. Pa...