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Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

In a pair of blockbuster stories that hit minutes apart, it was reported that President Trump called recently fired FBI Director James Comey a "nut job" during his Oval Office meeting with Russian officials and a White House official is a person of interest in the Russia probe.



White House may be looking to undermine special counsel's investigation

Cummings said the committee's GOP chairman, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, "should. have his subpoena pen ready" to obtain any White House documents related to Trump's meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. "This is an extraordinary release of what are meant to be private conversations", Allen said. In a separate news report on Friday, the Washington Post claimed that a senior White House adviser was a person of significant interest in the investigation into possible ties ...


Zakir Naik granted Saudi citizenship by King Salman

Zakir Naik granted Saudi citizenship by King Salman

It was believed that Naik, who had by then moved to Saudi Arabia, would be forced to return to India if his passport was revoked. Sources revealed that the Islamic scholar was granted Saudi citizenship to escape arrest as Indian police and Interpol hold him and his religious organization responsible for multiple offences related to terrorism.


South Korean President Vows To Amend Constitution By June 2018

South Korean President Vows To Amend Constitution By June 2018

During a meeting with former South Korean prime minister Lee Hae-chan on May 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China is ready to work with South Korea to bring bilateral relations back on track, following months of tensions over the deployment of THAAD, a USA missile defense system that is meant to guard against threats from North Korea but that the Chinese government sees as a threat.



GST services tax rates finalized: education, healthcare exempted; 28% for five-star hotels

Only 19 per cent of items will be taxed at the highest rate of 28 per cent, he said. Currently, service tax on insurance sector is about 15 per cent including cess. "The machinery for the anti-profiteering authority may not be ready at present but any change in prices will be called into questioned", Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said, adding that any fluctuations in prices will be closely monitored.