Free Press Journal
  • Russia Helped Trump Win, Says Cia

    Washington : A secret assessment by America’s intelligence agency CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential elections to help Donald Trump win, according to a media report, which was strongly refuted by the President-elect’s transition team, reports PTI.

  • Rudy Giuliani opts out of Trump team

    New York : Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has told US President-elect Donald Trump that he will not hold a post in the new administration, the transition team said on Friday. Giuliani, one of Trump’s most prominent boosters during the campaign, had been touted as a possible Secretary of State or Director of National Intelligence, EFE news reported, according to IANS. The former mayor informed Trump on November 29 that he was

  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks during polls

    Washington : President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a full review of “malicious cyber activity” during the 2016 US presidential polls, the White House has said, amid growing concerns over Russia’s interference in the American election cycle, reports PTI.

  • Goldman Sachs exec picked for top economic post

    Washington : US President-elect Donald Trump has picked a Goldman Sachs executive to head the White House National Economic Council, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Thousands fleeing Aleppo as Assad nears victory, says Russia

    Beirut : Russia says nearly 18,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours in a “constant stream” as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city, reports AP. Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov said that Syrian troops have suspended their offensive to allow for the evacuation of civilians, but the activist-run Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says heavy clashes

  • Ghana’s oppn leader wins prez poll

    Accra : Ghana’s Opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won the closely contested presidential elections in the West African country, defeating incumbent John Dramani Mahama, reports IANS. President Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) conceded defeat in a phone call to Akufo-Addo of the pposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) after results of the polls showed Akufo-Addo leading with over a million votes, 48 hours after voting closed. Akufo-Addo, a former

  • Prince Andrew denies rift with future king

    London : Britain’s Prince Andrew has issued a rare statement to deny any rifts with his older brother and heir to the throne Prince Charles over giving more significant roles to his two daughters, reports AFP.

  • This hundred is special: Vijay

    Mumbai : Opener Murali Vijay on Saturday termed his century “special”, having found his mojo back after failures in the last four outings, and said he backed his instincts while batting in the ongoing fourth cricket Test against England here.

  • B’desh keen to replicate home success abroad

    Dhaka : Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants to carry their home success over to series abroad as the team gears up to face New Zealand in a bilateral cricket tour.

  • Coaches want consistency between junior and senior hockey formats

    Lucknow : International Hockey Federation’s surprise decision to conduct the ongoing Junior World Cup matches here in the old two-half format has no gone down well with most coaches, who felt “consistency and uniformity” was key to the development of a junior player.

  • Wankhede almost full as fans continue to throng stadium

    Mumbai: The Wankhede Stadium was almost packed to its capacity on Saturday as spectators continued to throng the venue to witness the fourth cricket Test between India and England here on Saturday.

  • TN, Guj qualify for Ranji quarterfinals

    Belagavi : Both Tamil Nadu and Gujarat qualified for the quarterfinals on Saturday after gaining three and one point respectively from their drawn Group A match at the Ranji Trophy here.

  • KKR bowling coach Akram to skip IPL’17

    Kolkata : Kolkata Knight Riders oon Saturday announced that bowling coach and mentor Wasim Akram will miss the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 cricket tournament. The legendary Pakistan pacer has cited professional commitments and time constraints for his inability to be part of KKR for the upcoming season.

  • Anand draws with Caruana

    London : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start with an easy draw against World No.2 United States’ Fabiano Caruana in the first round of the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the Grand Chess tour.