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Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spy'

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House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "I can not and will not comment on a classified session" and that "I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area". Is " Spygate " real, or just a figment of President Trump's imagination? The same officials were then to head to Capitol Hill to brief members of the Gang of Eight. Read More »

Some analysts think Kim Jong-un desperately needs a deal with Trump

President Trump's decision", Abe told reporters in St. Petersburg. Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his June 12 meeting with Kim, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang. "That hasn't changed. So, we'll see what happens". The North's state-run KCNA news agency said the two leaders agreed to "meet frequently in the future to make dialogue brisk and pool wisdom and efforts, expressing their stand to make joint efforts for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". Read More »

'Monumental day for women': Ireland votes overwhelmingly to repeal abortion ban

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Clare Comran was at the count, where she watched as all Dublin constituencies were declared overwhelmingly in favor of repealing the amendment, including one area that voted yes at 78.5%. The Save the Eighth group said: "What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions . I've never had that in my entire life as an Irish person", she said, adding that she was grateful for the groundwork that women's rights activists had done to arrive at this moment. Read More »

Talks on N Korea summit 'going very well'

Trump's letter to Kim canceling the planned June 12 summit didn't rule out a meeting in the future, said a person familiar with the administration's thinking. It remains unclear whether Kim will ever agree to fully abandon his nuclear arsenal in return, despite Moon's insistence that Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. Read More »

China to buy massive amount of United States farm products, says Donald Trump

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The statement, however, provided no dollar amounts on how much China might boost its purchases of American products. Under such under measures China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the U.S. However, there was somewhat different emphasis from Kudlow. "Tariffs are part of any negotiation, and tariffs have to be part of any enforcement". "As a result of the Washington round [of Sino-American talks] the Chinese economy is not threatened; on the other hand, the ... Read More »

1-Year-Old Died in Hot Truck as Dad Caught Flight

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Metro Nashville police posted a picture on Twitter showing the auto seat the girl was strapped into and the vehicle she was found inside. Meanwhile, his wife, Jenny Barker, left the house in her auto to go to work, police said. Paramedics rushed the child to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. So far, the parents have cooperated with investigators. The 1-year-old remained in the truck until her mother found her on Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Josh Holt released from Venezuelan jail

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Last week, Diosdado Cabello, one of Venezuela's most powerful politicians, called him the "Latin American head" of the Central Intelligence Agency and a "mercenary". Instead, the couple was arrested at her family's government housing complex on the outskirts of Caracas. The video comes hours after Hatch announced he had secured Holt's release in a statement, calling the return of his fellow Utah native the culmination of two years of negotiations with the Venezuelan government and ... Read More »

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington

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President Donald Trump tweets that it's "good news", and says Holt is expected to land in Washington , and come to the White House with his family at about 7 p.m. -Venezuelan tensions that in the last week saw tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats, Washington's refusal to recognize the May 20 re-election of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and the imposition of new US sanctions on Caracas. Read More »

Trump says summit with North Korea might be back on

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Trump subsequently wrote on Twitter that the two countries were having "very productive talks" and added that if the summit happens, it will likely still be in Singapore on the initially scheduled date, and could be extended if necessary. Read More »

Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road

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Fissure 7 reactivated this morning and is actively fountaining lava. "It's just a matter of time", resident Steve Gebbie says. Earlier this week, eruptions sent ash plume 10,000 feet up in the air. Three weeks into the volcano's eruption, scientists said the summit is still too risky to survey on foot. As lava bombs were fired in every direction, Darryl Clinton tried to keep homes on the Big Island from going up in flames. Read More »

Houston Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

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During the contest, Rockets players wore patches on their jerseys bearing the school's name. Abdul Aziz Sheikh (L) father of Sabika Aziz Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student, who was killed with others when a gunman attacked Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas , US, comforts her friends, during a funeral in Karachi , Pakistan May 23, 2018. Read More »

White House Invites Democrats to Classified Russia Investigation Briefing After Backlash

In May 2016, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's campaign told a high-ranking Australian diplomat that Russian Federation had political dirt on Hillary Clinton . "Did other Agencies SPY on Trump Campaign?'" Even Clapper, worlds dumbest former Intelligence Head, who has the problem of lying a lot, used the word SPY when describing the illegal activities!" "I think of the things that I've done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing", ... Read More »

Wolf-like animal shot in central Montana, DNA tests underway

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The mysterious creature looks like a wolf but authorities insist it can't be pure-bred because its teeth are too short, its front paws are too small and claws are too long. And although it looked similar to a wolf its ears were too long. Some dogmen look like a stretched out dog that walks on two feet. "There's just something off about it". Read More »

Indiana School Shooting Leaves Teacher and Student Wounded

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The suspect-who has been apprehended and taken into custody-is now believed to be the lone gunman in today's shooting. He was arrested "extremely quickly" following the shooting around 9 a.m. "There's an active shooter in the 7th grade hallway", an in student said. The shooting comes just one week after 10 people were killed during a shooting rampage in Santa Fe, Texas. Read More »

Joshua Holt of Utah released from Venezuela jail, Sen. Orrin Hatch says

Hatch said he has worked with the Obama and Trump administrations to secure Holt's release. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted he is "very happy for Josh Holt & his family". Holt had traveled to Venezuela to marry Caleno, whom he met online. "I've been begging my government for two years". The American citizen had been held in a Venezuelan prison for around two years, under suspicion he was conducting espionage for the U.S. Read More »

Facebook not to compensate users

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The latest filings in this case, which originally started in 2015, say Facebook would tempt developers with long-term access to all the user data available so they could create platforms within Facebook. And he said largely, most people opt in. Noting his belief that Facebook should be investigated as a potential monopoly, he asked Zuckerberg: "Can you convince me not to do so?" "From where I sit, it feels like there are new competitors every day", he said. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Says He Will Step Down as Russia's President in 2024

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The Iran deal was the first time Russia, France, Germany and others had agreed on a major global issue since relations between Russia and the West chilled over Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Anything above $60 "can lead to certain problems for consumers, which also isn't good for producers", Putin said. Putin and Macron met in France past year, just weeks after Macron's inauguration. Read More »

Suspects detonate IED in Canadian restaurant

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Police say they received a call for " an incident " at 10:32 pm and have cordoned off the area. Three people had " critical blast injuries ", the service said, while the rest suffered minor injuries. Police said the plaza would be sealed off all night. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball cap with a light-grey peak. Read More »

Ireland's No campaigners concede defeat in abortion referendum

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In 2017, the Irish government convened a Citizens Assembly to consider evidence on abortion law reform. "It's women's rights, I feel it's basic healthcare, human rights that women deserve, and we're not getting that". Senator Catherine Noone, chairwoman of an Oireachtas committee which recommended the abortion law changes, tweeted: "I'm feeling very emotional tonight - we are a great, compassionate people". Read More »

'Holy Grail Of Shipwrecks' Found Near Colombian Coast, Woods Hole Says

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Eventually the ship and it's 600 man crew disappeared below the depths of the Caribbean - on June 8, 1708, the San Jose was lost in battle during the War of Spanish Succession. San Jose's £12.6 billion treasure is the subject of legal battles between several nations and private companies. The REMUS surveyed the site from 30 feet above the wreck, said WHOI in a press release. Read More »

Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

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Trump rejected the initial offer and provided a tough counteroffer. Lawmakers, including Mr. Van Hollen, have rolled out a variety of measures aimed at clipping the administration's authority to ease penalties on ZTE and have publicly criticized the administration's consideration of a deal. Read More »

Iran Sets May 31 Deadline In Scramble To Salvage Nuclear Deal

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The 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers lifted worldwide sanctions on Tehran in return for it agreeing to curbs on its nuclear programme. "I'm sorry to say that we haven't (seen) the Plan B yet". "Europe is very, very united in its position on the nuclear accord with Iran, and that will not change", Maas said. The accord's demise threatens to lift limits on Tehran's nuclear program, disrupt billions of dollars in planned European investment in Iran, exacerbate transatlantic relations ... Read More »

Airmen used LSD at nuclear missile base, Air Force records show

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The AP cited Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Uriah L. Orland as saying that the airmen took the drugs during off-duty hours. The service members were part of the 90th Missile Wing, responsible for one third of the 400 Minutemen 3 missiles tucked away in silos across the northern Great Plains. Read More »

Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

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Fox News said Trump told them on Thursday that he had negotiated the $1.3 billion fine with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a phone call. Under the agreement, ZTE would oust its management team, hire American compliance officers and pay a fine. Read More »

Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

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A company tied to the oligarch subsequently signed a $1 million consulting contract with Cohen, the Times reported Friday, citing Andrew Intrater, an American businessman. Cohen's dealings are the subject of an investigation by the Manhattan US attorney's office into whether the president's lawyer committed bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign finance violations in connection to payments made to women who say they had affairs with Trump. Read More »