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Two Nepal parties to withdraw impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki

Two Nepal parties to withdraw impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki

Kathmandu, May 27 Two Nepal parties which moved an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in April, on Saturday decided to withdraw it, a move expected to end an unsavoury row between the executive and judiciary in the Himalayan country. On Saturday, leaders of both the parties held parleys with the main opposition Communist

UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers

United Nations, May 27 The UN will require Sri Lankan troops to undergo “enhanced screening” for human rights violations going back to the final years of the civil war before they can be deployed as peacekeepers. “We need to have an enhanced screening process for Sri Lankan peacekeepers,” Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio

US to launch ”first ever” missile test to counter North Korea

Washington DC, May 27 The Pentagon has announced plans to test its first-of-its-kind missile intercept in the next week that would involve shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – similar to what North Korea recently launched.U.S. military personnel plan to launch a custom-made missile from the Marshall Islands and aim to shoot it down

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump, recalls Richard Nixon’s impeachment of Justice

New York, May 27 Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has ripped into US President Donald Trump, drawing parallels between him and former President Richard Nixon whose presidency she said ended in “disgrace” with his “impeachment” for obstruction of justice. Clinton, who returned to her alma mater at Wellesley College in Massachusetts yesterday to give

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Republican accused of ‘bodyslam’ wins Montana special election

Missoula, May 26 A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday’s Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump’s crisis-ridden presidency. Greg Gianforte – a wealthy businessman who had been expected to comfortably win the contest until recent

US appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

Washington, May 26 In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a US appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, calling it discriminatory and setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court. The decision, written by Chief Judge Roger Gregory, described Trump’s executive order

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Brussels, May 26 Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members on Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance’s financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges “the people and taxpayers of the United States.” Trump, who has often complained back home about other nations’ NATO support, lectured the other

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