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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 05, 2018, 07.09 PM(IST)

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photograph:( Reuters )

Ahead of Karnataka polls, authorities seize cash, articles worth Rs 120 crore

The Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams have seized cash, jewellery and other inducements worth over Rs 120 crore in the poll-bound Karnataka, a senior official said today.

Congress slams Yeddyurappa for 'threatening' voters

Congress party on Saturday slammed BJP for ''threatening voters in frustration. A defeatist BJP facing rejection at the hands of Kannadigas is threatening voters in frustration. Mr Yeddyurappa, insulting democracy and intimidating voters will trounce the BJP decisively," tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

Putin opponents protest across Russia before presidential inauguration

Critics of Vladimir Putin took to the streets of Russia on Saturday ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term to register their opposition to what they say is his autocratic Tsar-like rule.

South Korea faces dilemma over anti-North leaflets as ties thaw

Days after a historic inter-Korean summit Lee Min-bok, a defector who has been flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North for 15 years, received a call from an official at Seoul's Unification Ministry urging him to halt his balloon campaign.

2,000 French police on streets for anti-Macron protest

Paris police are deploying in large numbers and activists are calling for calm as the French capital prepares for a mass protest on the anniversary of President Emmanuel Macron's inauguration.