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International News
Western allies back UK over tanker seizure
 
Paris: Iran''s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has further heightened tensions in the Gulf region after the US military claimed it had downed an Iranian drone. Britain''s allies have called for the release of the vessel, warning of the danger of escalation. US President Donald Trump said he would hold talks with Britain about the tanker''s seizure by Iran''s Revolutionary Guards. "And this only goes to show what I''m saying about Iran: trouble. Nothing but trouble," he told reporters at the White House on Friday. He again denounced the 2015 deal between Iran and Western powers aimed at curbing Tehran''s nuclear ambitions, describing it as a "ridiculous agreement" made by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Trump pulled the United States out of the deal last year and began ratcheting up sanctions against Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tehran''s seizure of the tanker showed "worrying signs Iran may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilising behaviour". The incident came hours after a court in the British territory of Gibraltar extended the detention of an Iranian tanker seized two weeks ago on allegations of breaching EU sanctions against Syria. "Our reaction will be considered but robust. We have been trying to find a way to resolve Grace 1 issue but WILL ensure the safety of our shipping," Hunt said on Twitter.

British cabinet minister James Brokenshire said London was still seeking to establish diplomatic connections with Tehran over the incident. "The action of the Iranians is completely unacceptable. It is so important that we maintain this free navigation through the Gulf," he told BBC radio. "We want to see this matter resolved in a diplomatic way." - Germany called on Iran to immediately release the Swedish-owned, British-flagged Stena Impero. The seizure was a "dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation," a foreign ministry statement said. France made a similar call, with the foreign ministry saying Iran''s action "hampers a necessary de-escalation of tensions in the Gulf region". "We call on Iranian authorities to quickly release the ship and its crew, and to respect freedom of navigation principles in the Gulf.


Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government
Tunisia''s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile
Israel election: Netanyahu trails by a seat with majority votes counted
MODI Pak refuses India''s request to open airspace for PM Modi citing ''situation in Kashmir''
Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls
Pompeo heading Tuesday to Saudi Arabia over Iran tensions: Pence
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
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Former PM Cameron 'sorry' for Brexit divisions
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Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after
Pak PM Khan may talk to President Trump twice during US visit
New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre
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Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment
Google agrees to pay 965 mln euros to settle fiscal disputes with France
US extracted spy that confirmed Putin role in 2016 US vote: reports
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Game of Thrones' prequel series about Targaryen clan in works at HBO
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It was intimidating directing Farhan, says Shonali Bose
Biopic on Steve McQueen in the works at Wonderfilm Media
'Face/Off' reboot in the works
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
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candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
NATIONAL NEWS
We have to hug each Kashmiri, create new paradise: Modi
 Nashik: Blaming the Congress for the plight of Kashmiris for decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi o
Azad, Ahmed Patel meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail
DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire ''Astra'' missile
NGOs receiving substantial financing from govt come under RTI Act, says SC
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