Free Press Journal
  • Trump says he has no deals, no loans with Russia

    Washington : US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has “no deals, no loans, no nothing” with Russia on the heels of the publication of an unverified report that alleged Moscow has supported him for years.

  • Kremlin denies it has damaging info

    Moscow : The Kremlin denied claims that Russia gathered compromising information on US President-elect Donald Trump, saying they were aimed at damaging Moscow’s relations with Washington, reports AFP.

  • Judge rules that woman can’t sue Trump over insulting tweet

    New York : Donald Trump can keep his Twitter insults flying. In a decision made public, a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against the Republican president-elect by a political strategist who claimed her reputation was trashed when he falsely said she had “begged” for a campaign job and called her a “dummy” on Twitter, reports AP.

  • Mumbai: Balasaheb Thackeray’s memorial gets govt’s approval

    Mumbai: Seeking to strike a chord with the city’s Marathi voters, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday cleared the proposal at the improvement committee meeting to convert the Mayor’s bungalow to build a memorial of late Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray.

  • US Attorney Gen opposes ban on Muslims’ entry

    Washington : Opposing the idea of banning Muslims from entering the US, president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General has asserted that the focus should be on individuals coming from countries that have a history of terrorism.

  • Myanmar activists say thousands flee airstrikes, fighting

    Yangon : Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar’s northern border with China overnight, activists said today, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.

  • Thanks Michelle, daughters

    Chicago : An emotional Barack Obama used his farewell speech to thank his wife Michelle for the sacrifices she made for his political dreams, calling her his “best friend” and a “role model” for the new generation, reports PTI. “Michelle – for the past twenty-five years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend,” Obama said in front of thousands of his supporters with the First

  • Fierce battles leave hospital in Iraqi city of Mosul gutted

    Mosul : After weeks of airstrikes and artillery fire, Mosul’s al-Salam hospital is little more than a burnt-out shell. Retaken from the Islamic State group by Iraqi forces this month, the building’s top floors were almost completely destroyed, reports AP.

  • US jury condemns Charleston church shooter to death

    Charleston(United States) : A US jury on condemned self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof to death over the massacre of nine black worshippers in a South Carolina church in June 2015 — a crime that shocked the nation, reports AFP. Roof, 22, was convicted last month of 33 federal charges — including hate crimes resulting in death — in connection with the shooting spree at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown

  • N Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S Korea

    Seoul : North Korea now has enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs, South Korea said, a week after leader Kim Jong-Un said it was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, reports AFP.

  • China’s aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

    China’s only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, seen as a show of strength by Beijing as tensions rise between the two sides. The Liaoning has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defence zone. Taiwanese media said the island’s military had dispatched F-16 fighter jets and other aircraft last night to monitor the Chinese carrier group. The defence ministry would not confirm those

  • Samsung heir named a suspect in S Korea political probe

    Seoul : Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, prosecutors said.

  • Pak court orders execution of mentally ill prisoner

    Islamabad : A Pakistani court ordered execution of a mentally ill man convicted of murder despite protests by rights groups over hanging those suffering from ailments like schizophrenia.

  • Equities surge on positive global cues

    Mumbai : Positive global cues, coupled with healthy third quarter (Q3) results pushed the Indian equities markets higher on Wednesday. Besides, higher global crude oil prices and anticipation of sops to be announced during the Union Budget enhanced investors’ risk-taking appetite. However, foreign fund outflows, rupee depreciation and caution ahead of major macro-economic data announcements capped gains.

  • Gujarat attracts attention of banks, financial institutions

    Gandhinagar : The Gujarat government entered into pacts with public sector banks for loans and with financial institutions for investment in financial services in the state as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017. Country’s largest lender State Bank of India will lend to the state Rs 300 billion, of which Rs 120 billion will be for priority sector such as agriculture and allied activities, reports Cogencis.