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North Korea's High-Seas Fuel Smuggling Continues

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National Security Adviser John Bolton to follow the so-called Libya model of giving up its nuclear weapons quickly before getting anything in return. North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives at a hotel in NY, U.S., May 30, 2018 . "And a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable", Harris said. North Korea denied any involvement in either incident . Read More »

Zimbabwe votes on July 30 in first post-Mugabe polls

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This is the first post-Mugabe polls after the long-serving leader was deposed in a 2017 de facto coup. Mnangagwa and his party will be challenged by Nelson Chamisa who is leading the opposition Movement for Democratic Change . Elections under Mugabe were marred by corruption, intimidation and violence, but Mnangagwa has vowed to hold a free and fair vote. Following the high-profile spat, Zimbabwe barred the European Union and other Western observers from sending further missions to ... Read More »

Skeleton found of man crushed by rock escaping Pompeii

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Vesuvius has been discovered in new excavation work in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii , officials said Tuesday. According to officials, the man is thought to have escaped the first stage of the eruption, only to be hit with a giant rock flung from the later stages of Vesuvius' A.D. Read More »

'Murdered' journalist appears alive at news conference

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A government official had previously said he later died in the ambulance on his way to the hospital. Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was fatally shot at his apartment in Kiev , Ukrainian police said Tuesday. "I wish it were always like that", she said. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the country would offer protection to Babchenko. "It is unlikely that Moscow will calm down". Read More »

Afghan Officials Say Attack on Ministry Was Repelled

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Twelve other people, including four police officers and eight civilians, were wounded in the attack, said provincial police chief Mohmmad Abdali. Najib Danish, the ministry spokesman, confirmed the attack was carried out by a group of 10 militants and at least one policeman was killed and five were wounded. Read More »

Italy's League leader hopes a new govt can pass 2019 budget

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These could take place after summer but may not happen until next year. Midday Monday, Rome time, he called on a former high-ranking economist at the International Monetary Fund, Carlo Cottarelli , the author of a spending review for previous governments, to lead an interim government and install a technocrat cabinet. Read More »

'I Wish I Did' Pick A Different Attorney General Than Sessions

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Asked what he thought about the USA leader's tweets , Gowdy said "the president should have access to the best legal minds in the country and I think he should take advantage of those". Trump has also reportedly told friends he wants to get rid of Sessions, but won't because Senate Republicans have signaled they won't approved another attorney general. Read More »

Only Syrian army should be on country's southern border: Russia

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Much of the Iranian infrastructure is set up on Syrian bases and Israel has also frequently hit Syrian air defenses during strikes on Iranian targets. The territory is covered by a ceasefire agreement signed a year ago between the US, Russia and neighbouring Jordan. The secret agreement, according to sources quoted by Israeli media, covered many areas of concern, including Iran's nuclear and missile programs and its activities in Syria. Read More »

EVACUATION LIFTED: McDowell residents can return home after concerns over dam

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Heavy rainfall drenched parts of northern Georgia, the western Carolinas and Tennessee on Tuesday, increasing the threat of flash flooding in those areas, the National Weather Service said. By Tuesday morning, beachcombers had returned to the white sands of the Northern Gulf. Charlotte Fire Department said in a tweet that they're preparing a second swift water rescue team for deployment to western North Carolina. Read More »

Slovakia supports European Union stance on latest findings on MH17 flight

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The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which includes prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of Eurojust, presented the results of a criminal investigation into the causes of the disaster in the Netherlands on September 28, 2016. Read More »

Lava threatens more wells at Hawaii geothermal plant

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Magma from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano traveled down Highway 132 overnight in Pahoa, forcing evacuations as emergency responders worry residents could be painted into a corner on the east side of the Big Island. Authorities on Tuesday advised residents to minimize exposure to avoid irritation to skin and eyes and breathing problems. Lava has engulfed the heads of two wells that tap into steam and gas deep into the Earth at the 38-megawatt Puna Geothermal Venture electrical plant, which used ... Read More »

Kremlin critic briefly arrested in Madrid on Russian warrant, then released

Going to the police station right now, ' he tweeted this morning. Spanish police said he was released shortly after because the warrant had expired, the BBC reported . Mr. Browder turned the lawyer's death into an worldwide cause and succeeded in persuading Congress to pass a 2012 law, the Magnitsky Act, that barred Russian officials linked with his death from entering the United States or using its banking system. Read More »

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev, Ukraine

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Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at their apartment building in Kiev and called an ambulance, but Babchenko died on the way to a hospital. Police in Kiev said the high-profile murder may have been linked to his reporting. Mr Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the first separatist war in Chechnya during the 1990s. Read More »

With 'Spygate,' Trump Peddles Conspiracy Theories To Change Narrative

Former aides to Trump told the New York Times that Trump always falls back on conspiracy theories like this partially because of his personal paranoia and partially because they often play well with his base. The burning question? If the FBI , CIA and DNI (Comey, Brennan and CLapper ) had real and legitimate concerns of Russian infiltration into the Trump campaign via low-level, unpaid advisers (Carter Page and George Papadopoulos ) then why was candidate Trump or other members of the ... Read More »

Texas company ends search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

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In January this year, Malaysia said it was ready to pay Houston-based Ocean Infinity around United States dollars 70 million if it manages to find the missing plane during its 90-day search in the southern Indian Ocean. FILE PHOTO: The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 March 31, 2014. Read More »

Kremlin Rejects Any Russian Role In Babchenko Killing

His wife called emergency services after discovering him lying in a pool of blood , but he died in an ambulance. In his last Facebook post before he was killed, Babchenko recalled an incident four years ago when he was meant to fly in a Ukrainian military helicopter in Ukraine's embattled Donbass region. Read More »

Financier Bill Browder Arrested In Spain On Russian Interpol Request

Other details were not released at the time . Russian Federation has labeled Browder a national security threat, banned him from the country in 2005 and tried him in absentia for tax evasion in 2013. Vladimir Putin has been chasing after Browder for years. A spokeswoman for Spain's National Police Corps told Business Insider on Wednesday morning that Madrid police thought they were acting on Interpol instructions. Read More »

Anti-Kremlin Russian journalist shot and killed in Ukraine

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What is known about the killing? Arkady Babchenko died of his wounds - multiple gunshots to his back - in an ambulance after his wife found him covered in his blood in their home, police said, adding they suspected the killing was linked to Babchenko's professional activities. Read More »

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich cannot work in UK on Israeli passport

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The British government has declined to comment on his case. The country's interior ministry is reported to have confirmed Mr Abramovich has gained citizenship there, which makes him the Middle Eastern country's richest man. The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship. Putin repeatedly urged Mr Abramovich to stay on as governor while he was already living between Russian Federation and Britain. Read More »

Skeleton of man crushed in Pompeii discovered

The bottom of the skeleton was photographed protruding from beneath the large block, his head is yet to be recovered . Archaeologists believe the man may have been killed by the pyroclastic flow - the blast of hot ash lava and gas from the volcano - before he was struck by the rock, according to Live Science. Read More »

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson jailed

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Robinson is the former head of the English Defense League and is a longtime critic of Islam and Islamic migration. The Contempt of Court Act 1981 protects the integrity of court proceedings in the United Kingdom - it makes sure that defendants receive a fair trial and makes any actions that could prejudice proceedings, (i.e. Read More »

Televangelist Jesse Duplantis Asks for Donations for $54M Private Jet

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He also claims in the video that he was told by God to "believe" specifically for a new Falcon 7X, which would allow him to make longer trips and save money on fuel. "You can not make this insanity up", Akin wrote on Twitter. "Oral [Roberts] used to fly airlines", Copeland said. Kenneth Copeland, another prosperity gospel adherent who has appeared on-screen with Duplantis, announced his ministry had purchased a Gulfstream V jet that likely cost millions. Read More »

British Vladimir Putin critic 'arrested in Spain on Russian warrant'

Two months prior to his sentencing, Interpol blocked a Russian arrest warrant for Browder, saying it was found to be "non-compliant" after a review by the agency's General Secretariat. He also tweeted a photograph of an arrest document from the Spanish interior ministry, which said he was accused of fraud. Interpol had previously refused to enforce a similar 2013 sentence for Mr Browder, deeming it "predominantly political in nature". Read More »

United States to keep confronting Beijing in S. China Sea: Mattis

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He will then head to Singapore for the annual Shangri-La defense forum, where he will meet with a number of regional defense leaders and experts. The US Navy periodically conducts "freedom of navigation" operations in the contested waterway, where it sails close to island features China has built into military facilities as a way of showing it rejects any territorial claims. Read More »

President Trump holds a rally in Nashville

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Marsha Blackburn , who's running for a Senate seat. Remember? I said they're animals and she said 'How dare you say that , how dare you say that .' Have you seen what they've done? Accusing Democrats of wanting "open borders", Trump added: " That's a good issue for us, not for them". Read More »

Prominent Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot, killed in Kiev

According to the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta , where he had worked until 2011 as a war correspondent, Babchenko was shot in the back in the entrance of his Kiev home by an unknown assailant or assailants. "I didn't call for anything or insult anyone". Writing on the subject, he called Russian Federation an "aggressor" and criticized the air force's indiscriminate bombing campaign in Aleppo. Read More »

Gaza's Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel

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There was relative calm in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning. Off Gaza's coast on Tuesday, the Israeli navy intercepted a boat that organisers of the Palestinian border protests launched from the enclave in a challenge to an Israeli maritime blockade. Read More »

Seven of SA’s universities make it onto top 1,000 list

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In 2018, the rankings featured universities in 61 countries - more than ever before - among the top 1,000 institutions. The center evaluates 2,000 universities for its annual list, which is the largest academic ranking of global schools, according to CWUR . Read More »

Islamic Jihad announces ceasefire with Israel after day of strikes

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads the Fatah faction that is strongly opposed to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, responded by stating Israel had used "vigorous aggression" against Gaza that proved it did not want peace. They peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians were killed as tens of thousands of Gazans protested on the same day of the U.S. transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More »

Teen receives special gift after photo shows him walking home from graduation

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An Alabama teen's dedication and perseverance to complete his high school was noticed by local radio host who gifted him a vehicle. The 19-year-old's family do not own a vehicle but he was determined not to miss the graduation. "We've got people in place to help you get your driver's license, we've got people in place to have you study for the test", Smiley explains. Smiley says as soon as he heard Patrick's story, he had to help. Read More »

Moving lava sparks immediate evacuations in Hawaii

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Residents downslope of the region of fissures should heed all Hawaii County Civil Defense messages and warnings. Multiple fissures continue to spew up hot lava flows, which have blocked roads and damaged dozens of buildings on Hawaii's Big Island. Read More »

Russian journalist and fierce Kremlin critic is slain in Ukrainian capital

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Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at their apartment building in Kiev and called an ambulance, but Babchenko died on the way to a hospital. At the event, he also shared his fears prior to leaving Russian Federation, comments that would prove to be eerily prescient given Tuesday's shooting outside his home: "For years I thought I'd be arrested", Babchenko said then. Read More »