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Trump Treasury pick defends offshore investments, lending practices

Wall Street banker Steven Mnuchin defended his leadership of a bank accused of predatory lending and aggressive foreclosure practices

published : 20 Jan 2017

Trump arrives in Washington on eve of historic inauguration

The Republican billionaire's arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House.

published : 19 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

The rise of Tamil consciousness in the state as a result of the Jallikattu ban augurs well for Sri Lankan Tamils.

published : 19 Jan 2017

'Jallikattu' stir spreads to Lanka, UK and Australia

The protest group includes London Tamil Sangam, World Tamil Organisation and British South Indians.

published : 19 Jan 2017

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

These sections have been used by Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities to arrest persons suspected of engaging in homosexual relations.  

published : 18 Jan 2017

Early Budget win puts pressure on Republicans to deliver on new health care policy

Much of Friday's debate underscored the sharp-elbowed politics of the issue.

published : 14 Jan 2017

Cyprus president insists Turkish troops must leave

Anastasiades nevertheless said the talks in Geneva had raised hopes that a deal can be struck.

published : 13 Jan 2017

Erdogan says Turks, Greeks still at odds on Cyprus

Erdogan said Turkish Cypriots "are working intensely and bring sincerity" but the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus and Athens "still have different expectations.

published : 13 Jan 2017

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect: Report

The main suspect in the Paris attacks said he was not ashamed in a letter to a woman who has been writing to him in prison.

published : 13 Jan 2017

Trump slams leaks alleging compromising info in Russia hands

His tweets came hours before he was scheduled to hold a news conference in New York, his first in nearly six months. 

published : 11 Jan 2017

Trump to be grilled over Russia ties at first news conference in months

"FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" the president-elect tweeted on Tuesday.

published : 11 Jan 2017

 Kremlin denies it has compromising info on Trump

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, calling the claims a "total fake".

published : 11 Jan 2017

Tweeple try to answer #WhereIsSasha after younger daughter ‘misses’ Obama’s speech

The noticeable absence of 15-year-old Sasha Obama from her father's farewell speech in Chicago took the Twitterati by storm.

published : 11 Jan 2017

President Barack Obama bids adieu to America

In his valedictory speech, President Obama argued that his faith in America has been confirmed and that he ended his tenure has been inspired by "boundless capacity" for reinvention.

published : 11 Jan 2017

Obama speech marks unofficial countdown for black Americans

The first black president's words resonated for many African-Americans finally able to bask in seeing a family that looked like them in the White House.

published : 11 Jan 2017