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Merkel's SPD rivals rally in search of German election rebound | Reuters

By Holger Hansen and Madeline Chambers | DORTMUND/BERLIN, Germany DORTMUND/BERLIN, Germany Germany's Social Democrats rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel's 12-year ...

Live Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017, scores and updates: Netherlands smother Argentina in crushing 6-1 win

Catch all the live scores and updates of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London. The post Live Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017, scores and updates: Netherlands smother Argentina in crushing 6-1 win appeared first on Firstpost.

Uddhav Thackeray credits Puntambe farmers for Maharashtra govt's loan waiver announcement

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday met farmers of Puntambe village in Ahmednagar district, who had first given the call for a strike, and credited them for the loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government. The post Uddhav Thackeray credits Puntambe farmers for Maharashtra govt's loan ...

EU summit 2017: Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron meeting hints they will lead post-Brexit Europe

The takeaway from a meeting of European Union leaders last week, in which Macron and Angela Merkel stood side by side at an end-of-summit news conference, was that of unity The post EU summit 2017: Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron meeting hints they will lead post-Brexit Europe appeared first on ...

U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms | Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. The post U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

Iran says arrests 50 suspected of links to militant groups | Reuters

DUBAI Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to militant groups in a Western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June.The arrests have been made days after Iranian ...

U.S. urges Arab states to reach resolution in dispute | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Qatar and the four Arab states that imposed a boycott on their tiny but wealthy neighbor should sit down together in order to try to reach a resolution. "A productive next step would be for each of the countries to sit together and ...

Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks | Reuters

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. The post Top Democrat slams Obama administration's ...

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit | Reuters

LONDON Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti. The government said around 48 countries would continue to benefit from tariff-free exports on all goods ...

Bomb resembling 'toy' kills six children in Paksitan's South Waziristan area: Officials

The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district. The post Bomb resembling 'toy' kills six children in Paksitan's South Waziristan area: Officials appeared first on Firstpost.

Maharashtra farmers' protest: Loan waiver will create fiscal pressure for four years, says Devendra Fadnavis

After announcing a mega farm loan waiver, CM Devendra Fadnavis said it will create some "pressure" for the state's finances for the next three-four years. The post Maharashtra farmers' protest: Loan waiver will create fiscal pressure for four years, says Devendra Fadnavis appeared first on ...

England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I in Cardiff: Live cricket score and updates

Catch all the live updates and scores of the third T20I between England and South Africa. The post England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I in Cardiff: Live cricket score and updates appeared first on Firstpost.

Mandsaur unrest: Don’t blame Madhya Pradesh farmers, but Congress, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan outlines his perceptions on issues like farmers' protest and loan waiver, and how he intends to resolve them The post Mandsaur unrest: Don’t blame Madhya Pradesh farmers, but Congress, says Shivraj ...

Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017: India finish sixth after stunning loss to Canada

It was India's second upset loss against a lower-ranked side in the tournament after having lost to Malaysia in the quarterfinals. The post Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017: India finish sixth after stunning loss to Canada appeared first on Firstpost.

Australia Superseries: Fitter Kidambi Srikanth trumps rivals with much-improved defensive play

With Srikanth having stamped his class, rivals will keep an eagle-like eye on him on court. He will simply have to let the bird do the talking. The post Australia Superseries: Fitter Kidambi Srikanth trumps rivals with much-improved defensive play appeared first on Firstpost.

Tehran blasts: Iran arrests 50 more suspected militants from western province

Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to militant groups in a western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June. The post Tehran blasts: Iran arrests 50 more suspected ...

Donald Trump urges Democrats to support new healthcare reform bill, to repeal Obamacare

"The Republicans and Democrats don't get together," Trump complained on the Fox and Friends program, in a previously taped interview broadcast early on Sunday. The post Donald Trump urges Democrats to support new healthcare reform bill, to repeal Obamacare appeared first on Firstpost.

Halle Open: Roger Federer brushes past Alexander Zverev to win record 9th title, ahead of Wimbledon

Roger Federer was in imperious form all week at Halle, culminating in the 6-1, 6-3 final victory over the home favourite Zverev. The post Halle Open: Roger Federer brushes past Alexander Zverev to win record 9th title, ahead of Wimbledon appeared first on Firstpost.

Prabhudheva to play antagonist for first time in the Tamil silent film Mercury

Prabhudheva is also working on his next Tamil directorial, Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja. The post Prabhudheva to play antagonist for first time in the Tamil silent film Mercury appeared first on Firstpost.

Female Uttar Pradesh police officer stands up to angry BJP workers, video goes viral

The video of a female police officer silencing a group of BJP workers who tried to bully her for doing her job in Bulandshahr of Uttar Pradesh has gone viral on Sunday, media reports said. The post Female Uttar Pradesh police officer stands up to angry BJP workers, video goes viral appeared first on ...

Russian police kills two suspected militants in gun fight in North Caucasus

Russian security forces say they have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile region of Russia's North Caucasus. The post Russian police kills two suspected militants in gun fight in North Caucasus appeared first on Firstpost.

Live Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017, scores and updates: India take on Canada in battle for fifth place

Catch all the live scores and updates of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London. The post Live Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017, scores and updates: India take on Canada in battle for fifth place appeared first on Firstpost.

German election 2017: Angela Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute. The post German election 2017: Angela Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before vote appeared first on Firstpost.

International Yoga Day: Record 10,000 people participate in event in China's largest ever congregation

More than 10,000 people took part in the final event marking the third International Day of Yoga in China on Sunday. The post International Yoga Day: Record 10,000 people participate in event in China's largest ever congregation appeared first on Firstpost.

IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district injures two security personnel

Two security personnel were injured on Sunday in an IED blast, triggered by maoists, in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said The post IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district injures two security personnel appeared first on Firstpost.

Virat Kohli is being unfairly 'targeted' for Anil Kumble's resignation, says Anurag Thakur

Virat Kohli is being "unreasonably targeted" for Anil Kumble's resignation as India's chief cricket coach, feels former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who said the current Board set-up should answer for the unsavoury episode The post Virat Kohli is being unfairly 'targeted' for Anil Kumble's ...

Australia Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth's astute tactics, controlled aggression key to success in final

Kidambi Srikanth knew he had a very real chance of administering the knockout punch to one of the three living legends of the sport, but that it required careful planning and execution. And, by God, did he do it in style! The post Australia Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth's astute tactics, controlled ...

Confederations Cup 2017: Chile's Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth ahead of crucial game

Sanchez, 28, surpassed former La Roja star Marcelo Salas with his 38th international goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Russia. The post Confederations Cup 2017: Chile's Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth ahead of crucial game appeared first on Firstpost.

Rose Valley chit fund scam: CBI to question Tripura minister Bijita Nath on 29 June

CBI will question Tripura social welfare minister Bijita Nath in connection with Rose Valley group chit fund scam on 29 June The post Rose Valley chit fund scam: CBI to question Tripura minister Bijita Nath on 29 June appeared first on Firstpost.

Over 80,000 fled violence in Congo Republic since last year, United Nations says

Over 80,000 people have fled their homes in Congo Republic since the government began a military operation there last year The post Over 80,000 fled violence in Congo Republic since last year, United Nations says appeared first on Firstpost.

Delhi High Court says inadequate jail terms a 'serious threat' to society

Undue sympathy towards convicts by awarding inadequate jail term "undermines public confidence in efficacy of law", the Delhi High Court has said. The post Delhi High Court says inadequate jail terms a 'serious threat' to society appeared first on Firstpost.

Live Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth aims to break Chen Long jinx in final

Catch the live scores and updates from the final day of 2017 Crown Group Australia Open Superseries as Kidambi Srikanth takes on reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the men's singles final. The post Live Australia Superseries, badminton scores and updates: Kidambi Srikanth aims to break Chen Long ...

Infant stuck in Telangana borewell pulled out dead after 58 hours of rescue operations

Rescue workers on Sunday pulled out dead a 14-month girl who had slipped into an open borewell in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district on Thursday The post Infant stuck in Telangana borewell pulled out dead after 58 hours of rescue operations appeared first on Firstpost.

Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi says hate crime is over-reported and over-hyped

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Saturday said hate crime is not new in the country and that such incidents have been over-reported and over-hyped. The post Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi says hate crime is over-reported and over-hyped appeared first on Firstpost.

Rath Yatra 2017: Odisha prepares for annual religious fest at Jagannath temple

The stage is set for the annual Rath Yatra festival scheduled to be held in Odisha's pilgrim town Puri on Sunday. The post Rath Yatra 2017: Odisha prepares for annual religious fest at Jagannath temple appeared first on Firstpost.

Donald Trump sends 'warm greetings' to Muslims celebrating Eid

US president Donald Trump sent "warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. The post Donald Trump sends 'warm greetings' to Muslims celebrating Eid appeared first on ...

Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela hints exit, tells Sonia Gandhi won't follow you on 'suicidal path'

Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Saturday said he would not follow the party leadership if it continued on its present "suicidal path" in Gujarat. The post Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela hints exit, tells Sonia Gandhi won't follow you on 'suicidal path' appeared first on Firstpost.

London fire aftermath: UK authorities find 34 high-rise buildings unsafe, hundreds pack for evacuation

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests The post London fire aftermath: UK authorities find 34 high-rise buildings unsafe, hundreds pack for evacuation appeared first on ...

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector, one civilian dead

Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Sunday along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence official said. The post Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector, one civilian dead appeared first on Firstpost.

Narendra Modi arrival in US on rare weekend when Trump is staying home

When Prime Minister Modi touches down in Washington DC Saturday evening, it coincides with a rare weekend when the US President is staying in the capital city instead of wandering away to his favourite weekend getaways at one of his luxurious properties in New Jersey or Florida. The post Narendra ...

British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack | Reuters

By Kate Holton | LONDON LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.The House of Commons said it was working with the ...

Snapdeal files police case against former heads of local logistics firm | Reuters

NEW DELHI Indian online retailer Snapdeal has filed a police complaint against some former directors and former management of a local logistics company, in which it owns a stake, accusing them of defrauding the company of 3.57 billion rupees , a police report showed.The company, which is backed by ...

CORRECTED - Snapdeal files police case against former heads of local logistics firm | Reuters

NEW DELHI Indian online retailer Snapdeal has filed a police complaint against some former directors and former management of a local logistics company, in which it owns a stake, accusing them of defrauding the company of 3.57 billion rupees , a police report showed.The company, which is backed by ...

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday | Reuters

DUBAI Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will also start the holiday on Sunday, ...

Vinod Rai says CoA won't decide if N Srinivasan should attend meetings

Head of CoA Vinod Rai said that Srinivasan's eligibility to attend meeting is not CoA's mandate. He also called the new revenue sharing model decided by the ICC as a very good deal. The post Vinod Rai says CoA won't decide if N Srinivasan should attend meetings appeared first on Firstpost.

World Team Chess Championship 2017: India falter after initial spark in both men's, women's sections

Third time is the charm they say. And for the Indian team playing in the open section of the World Team Chess Championship, this just proved to be the case. The post World Team Chess Championship 2017: India falter after initial spark in both men's, women's sections appeared first on Firstpost.

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village | Reuters

By Christian Shepherd | BEIJING BEIJING Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.The landslide swept over more than 60 homes as dawn broke in Xinmo, a ...

Birmingham Classic: Petra Kvitova continues comeback run, sets up final against Ashleigh Barty

Petra showed few signs of the appalling knife injuries to her left playing hand, securing a one-sided victory by 6-1, 1-0 retired over her friend and compatriot Lucia Safarova, who quit with a thigh strain. The post Birmingham Classic: Petra Kvitova continues comeback run, sets up final against ...

Narendra Modi's three-nation tour: Full text of what PM said on India-Portugal ties

Modi and his Portuguese counterpart, Prime Minister Antonio Costa, released a press statement in Lisbon. Following is the full text of Modi's statement The post Narendra Modi's three-nation tour: Full text of what PM said on India-Portugal ties appeared first on Firstpost.

Narendra Modi in Portugal: New Delhi, Lisbon agree on €4 mn fund to boost science and technology research

India and Portugal announced a 4 million euro joint fund to bolster research in science and technology as Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with Antonio Costa on cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism, space, climate studies and start-ups. The post Narendra Modi in Portugal: New Delhi, Lisbon ...