• Clinton e-mails renew concerns about ties between foundation, State Dept.

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    1: By Eric Lichtblau THE NEW YORK TIMES AUGUST 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — A new batch of U.S. State Department emails released Tuesday showed the close and sometimes overlapping interests between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. The documents raised new questions about whether the charitable foundation worked to reward its donors with access and influence at the State Department, a charge that Clinton has faced in the past and has always denied. In one email exchange, for instance, an executive at the Clinton Foundation i...Read More


  • Indian-Origin Lawyer Among Controversial UK Peerages

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    1: LONDON: The elevation of a human rights lawyer of Indian origin to the House of Lords as a Labour peer on Friday caused a controversy after the party's deputy leader criticised the timing of her nomination. Shami Chakrabarti, a former director of UK-based human rights pressure group Liberty, oversaw Opposition Labour party's recent anti-semitism inquiry and was nominated by party leader Jeremy Corbyn for a peerage soon after. The party's own deputy leader, Tom Watson, agreed the timing was "not great". "The timing is not great for the Labour party. I wasn't aware, I wasn't consulted whe...Read More


  • Japanese will 'watch Sony TV' if US is attacked: Donald Trump

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    1: WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has attacked Japan, one of America's closest allies, saying if the US is attacked, all Japanese would do is "sit home and watch Sony television". "You know, we have a treaty with Japan where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the United States.If we're attacked, Japan doesn't have to do anything. They can sit home and watch Sony television. No What kind of deals are these?" Trump asked at an election rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Japan is a key ally of the United States and its crucial partner in the ...Read More


  • China’s Gone Ballistic Since the Hague Ruling

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    1: In the wake of last month’s legal curb stomping of China’s sweeping claims to nearly all of the South China Sea, observers have been anxiously watching to see how Beijing would digest the ruling. This week they got their answer: Not well at all. And apparently all Beijing’s troubles are America’s fault. In the past few days, all three Chinese naval fleets have taken to the sea to practice for a “sudden, cruel, and short” conflict. China’s Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, called for a “people’s war at sea” to fend off any threats to Chinese “sovereignty” over distant reefs and rocks. Mo...Read More


  • Sensex, Nifty Turn Flat Energy Stocks Outperform

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    Mumabi: The BSE Sensex and the Nifty turned flat after opening marginally higher. The Sensex gained as much as 70 points to 27,988.76 while the 50-shares Nifty added nearly 20 points to touch a high of 8,585.20. Energy shares witnessed buying tracking overnight gains in the crude oil. Oil marketing companies like BPCL, IOC surged over 1 per cent each. Among the Nifty50 stocks Ambuja Cement was the top gainer, up 1.25 per cent followed by ACC and BPCL. 8.35 a.m.: The BSE Sensex and the broader Nifty are likely to open flat on Thursday, according to futures trade on the Singapore Exchange (SGX)....Read More