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Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing to accept the Russian leader's denial of election meddling -- in a rebuke to US intelligence chiefs. At their meeting in Helsinki on Monday, Trump failed to challenge Putin over the 2016 presidential election, seeming to accept at face value the strongman's denial that Moscow interfered in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But faced with outrage at home, with…

French carnival under fire over ‘blackface’ night

LILLE, France: A carnival in the northern French port of Dunkirk opened Sunday clouded by a controversy over the use of blackface after criticism from anti-racism campaigners. The weeks-long event, usually attended by tens of thousands of people, sees locals dress up and parade through the streets in costumes, with some choosing to wear black make-up and clothing to resemble African tribal figures. It is under particular scrutiny this year over the "Night of the Blacks", a fundraising tradition dating back 50 years,…

United Airlines is under fire for dragging a passenger off an overbooked flight

CHICAGO: United Airlines found itself in the middle of a social media storm on Monday, after the US carrier forcefully removed a passenger from a flight due to overbooking. The incident occurred Sunday on a United Express flight bound for Louisville, Kentucky, from Chicago. United Express flights are operated by one of eight regional airlines which partner with United. The airline said it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on the flight, and police were called after one passenger refused to leave the…

Gayle under fire again for BBL no-run

SYDNEY: West Indies star Chris Gayle was under fire again Tuesday for his actions in Australia's Big Bash League, days after a storm over his sexist comments to a female television presenter.

Balochistan CM comes under fire over Arsalan’s appointment

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch is under sever criticism from his own party officials over appointment of Arsalan Iftikhar in Balochistan Investment Board, ARY News reported Thursday. Political circles and members provincial assembly registered their protest against appointment of Arsalan Iftikhar, son of former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary. However, the CM insisted that he himself appointed Arsalan, saying he would help bringing investment in the province. Sources said the…