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Democrats weigh response as McGahn defies subpoena

Democrats weigh response as McGahn defies subpoena

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn ignored a subpoena to testify yesterday to a US House of Representatives committee, fuelling talk among Democratic lawmakers of possible legal action against him and potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal said yesterday it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.

Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with ‘best movie in years’

Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with ‘best movie in years’

US director Quentin Tarantino stormed into Cannes yesterday with Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, with critics at the world’s biggest film festival hailing it as his best movie in years.

Widodo re-elected Indonesia president

Widodo re-elected Indonesia president

Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert yesterday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy.

Former govt official who sued Chinese president held in HK

Former govt official who sued Chinese president held in HK

Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and her family were barred from entering Hong Kong yesterday.

Robredo rejects Pangilinan’s resignation

Robredo rejects Pangilinan’s resignation

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has resigned as president of the Liberal Party (LP) for his apparent failure to help the Otso Diretso opposition Senate slate win in the May 13 midterm elections.

Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, UN urges world

Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, UN urges world

Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said yesterday, urging other states not to deport them.

Cristina Fernandez hits out at graft trial

Cristina Fernandez hits out at graft trial

Argentina’s populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slammed the corruption trial against her as a political “smokescreen” aimed at hurting her campaign for vice president in national elections this year.

CBI clears Mulayam, Akhilesh in assets case

CBI clears Mulayam, Akhilesh in assets case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has told the Supreme Court that it has cleared Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons - party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav - in a corruption case filed in 2013 as the allegations could not be established.

Tributes to Rajiv on his 28th death anniversary

Tributes to Rajiv on his 28th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among several political leaders yesterday who paid homage to late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary.

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire fails, 1,000 jobs hit

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire fails, 1,000 jobs hit

All but three of Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are closing with the loss of 1,000 jobs after the business called in administrators.

May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday set out on a “new deal” for Britain’s departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to opposition parties in her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit.

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