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Trump launches personal attack on 'crazy, low IQ' female journalist
Washington: President Donald Trump today launched a brutal personal attack on MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski, after she sharply criticised his administration's dysfunction in a segment on her show.
"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump wrote, referring to a morning news show featuring Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough.
China's fastest bullet train makes debut
BEIJING: China's indigenous next generation bullet train with a maximum speed of 400 kmph made its debut today on the country's busiest Beijing-Shanghai line.
'Fuxing', a CR400AF model, departed Beijing South Railway Station at 11.05 am for Shanghai. At the same time, a CR400AF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing.
The train took about five hours and 45 minutes to reach Shanghai. On its way, it stopped by 10 stations, including Jinan, Shandong province and Tianjin.
Modi, Trump vow to fight terrorism
WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump Tuesday struck a common note on terrorism, vowing to strengthen efforts to fight the menace, during their joint statement at the White House.
The fight against terrorism is our main priority, Modi said after talks with the US president.
Abducted priest seen alive as Islamists hold out in Philippines
Marawi: A Roman Catholic priest abducted by Islamist militants who seized parts of a southern Philippine city has been seen alive, the military said Monday as troops pressed on with their offensive.
Air and artillery bombardment of enclaves occupied by the militants in the largely Muslim city of Marawi resumed after an eight-hour truce Sunday to let residents celebrate the end of the Ramadan fasting month.
Fires erupted and plumes of dark and white smoke billowed against a blue sky as the bombs slammed into their targets, AFP journalists in Marawi said.
Macron says France will not recognise Crimea 'annexation'
Paris: President Emmanuel Macron said today France refuses to recognise Russia's "annexation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
Speaking after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Paris, Macron said: "France is committed to Ukraine's sovereignty with its recognised borders."
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, in a trip that Kiev condemned as a violation of its sovereignty.
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ has no jurisdiction, says Pak FO
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Office on Thursday said that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction over the county's national security matters.
The reaction came shortly after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Islamabad to stay the execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until the court reaches a final decision on the matter.
Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said the decision to challenge the ICJ's jurisdiction was taken after consultation with all the government institutions and agencies.
First ferry service between Russia and N Korea starts
MOSCOW: The first cargo-passenger ferry service between Russia and North Korea was completed on Thursday.
The Man Gyong Bong ferry, which includes a restaurant, two fully-stocked bars, a karaoke club and sauna facilities, left the port of Rajin in Rason, North Korea, on Wednesday, arrived in Russia's eastern Vladivostok city at 8 a m local time Thursday, according to Russian state news agency TASS.
Trump calls Russia probe political 'witch hunt'
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump today lashed out the appointment of a special counsel to probe allegations of his campaign's collusion with Russia into last year's general elections, calling it the single greatest "witch hunt" of a politician in American history.
With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time
PARIS: On his first full day in office, France's freshly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron was moving quickly Monday on fronts foreign and domestic, with a scheduled first presidential trip to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and the expected unveiling of his choice for prime minister.
Among names being bandied around for the top job in Macron's first government, speculation mostly centered on Edouard Philippe.
Hillary Clinton launches new political action group
WASHINGTON: Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has launched a new political action organisation to fight against US President Donald Trump's agenda and raise funds for five prominent progressive groups.
"I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy," Clinton said announcing the launch of her group 'Onward Together'.