Free Press Journal
  • Gina Haspel sworn in as first female director of CIA

    Washington DC : In a historical move, acting Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was formally sworn in as the next director of the US’ top spy agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia on Monday.

  • France: Group of masked men open fire in Marseilles, one person injured

    Paris : A group of masked men reportedly opened fired in one of the districts of Marseilles in the south of France, leaving one person wounded. The individuals, armed with Kalashnikovs (AK-47), opened fire at a group of young people, Sputnik International reported, citing the local newspaper La Provence, as saying.

  • Trump wants Justice Dept to investigate FBI

    “  I hereby demand, and will do soofficially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”  Trump tweeted.

  • Strongest sanctions in history: US now threatens Iran

    Washington : The US on Monday threatened to apply “unprecedented” financial pressure on Iran along with other punitive measures if Tehran does not give up its reported goal of developing nuclear weapons and alleged destabilising behaviour in the region, including supporting terrorist groups.

  • Maduro wins Venezuela polls challengers call ‘illegitimate’   

    Caracas : Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

  • Paraguay prez inaugurates Israel embassy in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem : Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country’s Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, making it the third nation to make the deeply controversial move after the United States and Guatemala.

  • India-Russia ties will continue to scale newer heights: Modi 

    Sochi (Russia) : Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Monday said that ties between India and Russia will continue to scale newer-heights following an informal summit he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin here.

  • Saeed’s MML to drag Pak poll panel to court for contempt

    Lahore : The Milli Muslim League (MML), the political face of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, on Monday accused Pakistan’s election commission of using delaying tactics to register the group as a political party and committing contempt of court.

  • China successfully launches satellite to explore dark side of Moon

    Beijing : China successfully launched a relay satellite on Monday  to enable a rover to communicate with the Earth from the Moon’s mysterious far side, as part of the Communist giant’s ambitious goal of being the first country to send such a probe.