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Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

The Week 2018-11-08 17:34:22

    New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI): Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

    Trump sacks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; takes control of Russia meddling probe
    Washington: President Donald Trump Wednesday sacked US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, virtually taking operational control of a sensitive probe into foreign interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. By Lalit K Jha
    White House suspends press credentials of CNN senior journalist after spat with Trump
    Washington: In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the credentials of a senior CNN journalist for his "disgusting and outrageous" behaviour, hours after he had a testy exchange with President Donald Trump during a marathon news conference. By Lalit K Jha

    Gave exemptions to some after they sought 'help' to keep oil prices down: Trump on Iran sanctions
    Washington: President Donald Trump said he gave temporary exemptions to India and seven other major importers of Iranian oil as they sought US' "help" and he did not want to drive oil prices "up to USD 100 a barrel or USD 150 a barrel". By Lalit K Jha
    Democrats capture House but Trump says midterm poll results 'tremendous success'
    Washington: US President Donald Trump has described the midterm election results as a "tremendous success" even as opposition Democrats wrested the House of Representatives from the ruling Republican party, which managed to retain its majority in the Senate in the highly polarised polls.By Lalit K Jha

    Trump says China no longer in race to supersede US as top economic power
    Washington: China is no longer in a position to supersede America as the top global economic power, US President Donald Trump has said, attributing it to the policies initiated by him. By Lalit K Jha

     Samosa Caucus' fails to increase its strength in US Congress in midterm polls
    Washington: The so-called 'Samosa Caucus' - an informal group of the Indian-Americans in the US Congress - has failed to bolster its strength, though its all four incumbent members got re-elected to the House of Representatives in the crucial midterm elections. By Lalit K Jha

    India keen to locally manufacture and export bullet train coaches
    Fukuoka (Japan): India has proposed to Japan that it is keen to manufacture and export the bullet train coaches which could bring down the cost of operating the Shinkansen trains in the country, a senior official of the Indian Railways said on Thursday. By Ananya Sengupta
    Reports of Aasia Bibi leaving Pakistan 'fake news': FO
    Islamabad/Lahore: Pakistani authorities on Thursday rejected as "fake news" reports that a Christian woman who was released from a jail a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy has left for the Netherlands. By Sajjad Hussain and M Zulqernain

    12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff
    Thousand Oaks (US): Twelve people, including a police sergeant, were shot dead in a shooting at a nighttclub close to Los Angeles, police said Thursday. (AFP)

    At least 20 dead in Tajik prison riot: Security sources
    Dushanbe: Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a maximum security prison in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday. (AFP) RUP