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What crisis? For Trump’s base, it’s full speed ahead

What crisis? For Trump’s base, it’s full speed ahead

With Donald Trump struggling to keep his presidency on an even keel in a cacophonous first month, die-hard supporters have a message for their champion: stay on offense, never modulate, never change.

Ecuador’s leftist leadsvote to be president

Ecuador’s leftist leadsvote to be president

Ecuador’s leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory yesterday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.

‘Spiderman’ thief gets eight years in jail for $100mn Paris art heist

‘Spiderman’ thief gets eight years in jail for $100mn Paris art heist

A thief nicknamed “Spiderman”, who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years.

Russia’s UN envoy passes away suddenly in New York

Russia’s UN envoy passes away suddenly in New York

Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York yesterday after being taken ill at work, the Russian foreign ministry said.

 Pence reaffirms US commitment to EU

Pence reaffirms US commitment to EU

The United States remains committed to a “continued co-operation and partnership” with the European Union, US Vice-President Mike Pence said yesterday during his first official visit to Brussels.

Nobel Peace Prize panel committee chairwoman dies

Nobel Peace Prize panel committee chairwoman dies

Norwegian politicians and the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize laureate lamented the news yesterday that the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the group that awards the prize, is dead after a long bout with cancer.

Rains lash Shimla

Rains lash Shimla

Three women shelter under an umbrella as rains lashed Shimla yesterday.

  Pakistan’s transgender community seeks reformation

Pakistan’s transgender community seeks reformation

Farzana draws all eyes when she dances, with the twist of her hips and hair – but today she is above all the voice of a Pakistani community with an ambiguous status: the khawajasiras.

Anti-terror crackdown extended to Punjab

Anti-terror crackdown extended to Punjab

Pakistan will seek the help of a paramilitary border-security force to crack down on militants in Punjab province, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s power base, after attacks that killed more than 100 people last week, a government spokesman said yesterday.

On the campaign trail

On the campaign trail

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi address a rally in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, yesterday.

‘Dead’ actress slams people spreading rumours

‘Dead’ actress slams people spreading rumours

Veteran actress Farida Jalal said she is hale and hearty – putting to rest reports of her death which went viral on social networking sites.

Maharashtra votes in crucial civic polls

Maharashtra votes in crucial civic polls

The second phase of elections to civic bodies in Maharashtra will be held today in what has been dubbed a ‘mini assembly’ poll and a referendum on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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