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Trump Asserts "Absolute" Right to Pardon Himself in Russia Probe

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The special counsel was formed, under the direction of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to look at overall whether Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 election. The only remedy for a president's wrongdoing would be impeachment, he said. The thing is, the framers of the Massachusetts Constitution also borrowed from the origins of pardoning power, which date back to a 7th-century statutory provision defining the power of Anglo-Saxon kings of England, Davis says. Read More »

Trump rallies California supporters, fighting blue wave

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Republican businessman John Cox and Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa appear to be fighting for the second spot on the fall ballot, along with many other candidates. Voters who leave off signatures or whose signatures don't match will be contacted by mail and will have eight days to provide a ballot signature, Alexander said. Read More »

Woman’s obituary says ‘world is a better place without her’

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The obituary also notes Dehmlow became pregnant with her husband's brother, "Gina and Jay's" uncle. "She abandoned her children, Gina and Jay who were raised by her parents in Clements, Mr. A family confirmed "evil does in fact die" in writing an obituary for a Texas man in 2017. "The good Lord loves you more than anyone else ever could. Read More »

London teen found guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

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Safaa Boular, aged 18, who has been found guilty of plotting to carry out terrorist acts, can be seen in this undated Metropolitan Police handout photograph in London , Britain, June 4, 2018. Boular was detained previous year after she attempted to travel to Syria to visit her partner, an older Islamic State group fighter whom she wanted to marry. Read More »

Qatar accuses Saudis of reckless behaviour after military threat report

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Malbrunot quoted an unnamed French source as saying that King Salman "was not satisfied with speaking to Macron so he asked Trump and May to persuade Qatar to back down". The Saudi-led quartet presented Qatar with a list of demands and gave it an ultimatum to comply or face consequences. UAE, Bahrain and Egypt joined Riyadh in the blockade of Qatar, cutting diplomatic ties and halting land, sea and air routes to the Gulf peninsula state. Read More »

USA should stop detaining migrants, separating children: United Nations

U.S. Border Patrol agents are running out of space to hold migrant children who have been separated from their families, NBC News reported Tuesday. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. "We call on the U.S. authorities to adopt non-custodial alternatives that allow children to remain with their families and fulfill the best interests of the child, their right to liberty and their right to family life". Read More »

Russian Federation interested in lifting of European Union sanctions, like everybody else - Putin

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However, he acknowledged that "it was hard for us a couple of years ago as we simultaneously faced a substantial - two-fold - drop in prices on the goods of our traditional exports". He is well aware the Western alliance is now strained by tensions between Europe and the Trump administration, and he hopes to exploit them. This is the first foreign visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin after he entered the office on May 7 for the current presidential term, timed to the 50th anniversary of ... Read More »

A year of crisis in the Gulf region

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He also branded the threats reportedly made by the Saudis in a letter to the French president as "reckless behavior" on the part of Riyadh, which is violating worldwide norms and agreements. A mosque is seen along a coastline in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries, including Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, broke off relations with Qatar in June previous year over alleged support to Iran and radical Islamic groups. Read More »

Multiple injuries in bus crash on Hwy 401 WB at Prescott

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A manager at the Massachusetts-based Union Tour Express company said Monday he was aware one of their buses was involved in the collision but could not provide any further information about the incident. The OPP says the bus crashed into a ditch. "It definitely looked very surreal and chaotic", said the man who would only give his name as Robert. Ornge spokesman Joshua McNamara said initial reports indicated that 30-40 people were on board the passenger bus. Read More »

Iran informs IAEA of start of process to boost uranium enrichment

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The Iran deal paved the way for the partial lifting of global sanctions against the country, in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme for a number of years. They are seeking to ring-fence trade with Iran against new USA financial sanctions to dissuade Tehran from quitting the deal. The two world leaders agreed Iran exercised a "worrying" influence over a huge part of the Middle East . Read More »

Georgia Officer Fired After Intentionally Hitting Fleeing Suspect With His Police Vehicle

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As the commotion of the crowd began to intensify, Saulters called for "crowd control" and Patmon was taken into custody in a different patrol auto , although he requested for an ambulance due to his injuries. and he's limping when he walks.' She also added, Whoever hit my son should be punished for it". During the course of the foot chase, Saulters attempted to block Patmon's path of escape on two occasions with his patrol vehicle. Read More »

Is the U.S.-South Korea Alliance Worth It?

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The June summit in Singapore will be an historic one, marking the first meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president. In a remarkable shift in tone eight days after cancelling the summit, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, Kim Yong Chol , to the White House on Friday, afterward exchanging smiles and handshakes. Read More »

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts in fury

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The eruption of Fuego - Spanish for "fire" - on Sunday was the biggest in more than four decades , forcing the closure of Guatemala's main worldwide airport and dumping ash on thousands of acres (hectares) of coffee farms on the volcano's slopes. Read More »

The key questions the Grenfell Tower Inquiry aims to answer

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Throughout the week, inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick is to hear opening statements from a range of core participants. A woman walks past an artwork for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire near to the burned-out shell of Grenfell Tower block in west London, May 25, 2018. Read More »

Putin summit in the works, report says

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If and when it happens, the summit would be the third in-person meet-up between Trump and Putin, and would undoubtedly be overshadowed by the ongoing investigation into Russia's election meddling in 2016 by special counsel Robert Mueller. And given Trump's repeated unwillingness to condemn numerous Putin regime's greatest abuses, there's reason to be anxious about the substantive outcome of any summit between the two leaders and the message it sends to other autocratic leaders around the world. Read More »

Mueller's team accuses Manafort of witness tampering

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Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. In court filings, a team working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Paul Manafort tried to contact witnesses in his own tax fraud and lobbying case. That person, identified in the filing only as "D1", told an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent he understood Manafort's outreach - including on an encrypted application - to be an effort to "suborn perjury" because Manafort was asserting facts contrary to what D1 believed to be accurate. Read More »

Guatemala Fuego Volcano Eruption, in Pictures

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The number of missing after the Fuego volcano's eruption was still unclear, according to officials with Guatemala's natural disaster commission, known as CONRED . It was the second eruption this year and the biggest in decades. The alert level has been raised across the area. Most countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv and have balked at moving them until the worldwide legal status of the city has been resolved in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Dozens of Migrants Drown Off Tunisia and Turkey; Hundreds Rescued Off Spain

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The IOM said 1,910 Tunisian migrants reached Italy's coasts between January 1 and April 30, including 39 women and 307 minors - 293 of whom were unaccompanied - compared to only 231 for the same period in 2017. "The coastguard and the navy continue their search with the support of a military plane", the interior ministry said in a statement. The migrants' nationalities were not immediately released. Read More »

Officer among two BSF troopers killed in fresh border firing

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BSF Jammu frontier inspector general Ram Awtar said, "There was a targeted fire on our duty mounds from across the global border which was helped by adjoining posts of Rangers". The unprovoked firing came five days after armies of India and Pakistan agreed to maintain the 2003 ceasefire agreement in letter and spirit. The official BSG statement published following the meeting stated: "Today's meeting is likely to bring firing-free environment, particularly for border area villagers on ... Read More »

Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes Kilauea summit

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They stopped to inquire of their situation, and then when asked, airlifted them to a safe place. But the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said the fallout will affect the volcano and Pahala areas, and cautioned about the possibility of aftershocks. Read More »

United States and Top OAS Members Start Push to Suspend Venezuela

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and fellow foreign ministers participate in the Organisation of American States (OAS) 48th meeting of the General Assembly in Washington, on June 4, 2018. Tuesday's vote will be a significant test for the Latin American and Caribbean diplomats who have been reluctant to take punitive measures against one of their own. Read More »

Trump calls off Philadelphia Eagles visit over anthem dispute

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He promised them a ceremony "that will honor our great country" and pay tribute to the military. Instead, Trump will still hold and attend the ceremony, he says, with the invited fans, but will turn the event into a disturbingly nationalistic and militaristic celebration. Read More »

Six dead as 'Volcano of Fire' erupts in Guatemala

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Disaster officials said the eruption has affected more than one million people, with 3,100 evacuated from areas around the volcano and 20 injured people taken to health centers. Firefighters leave the evacuation area near Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in El Rodeo , Guatemala , Sunday, June 3, 2018. Hours later, around 4 p.m., lava began flowing down the side of the mountain. Read More »

Merkel and Netanyahu hold joint press conference in Berlin (in English)

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Iran's Supreme Leader said the state of Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be 'eradicated, ' but Israel is not having any of it. In the face of the U.S. The remaining parties to the nuclear deal have warned the United States that its decision to withdraw from the pact jeopardizes efforts to limit Iran's ability to develop atomic weapons. Read More »

Massive NATO exercise starts in Poland and the Baltics

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One of the largest annual US -led military exercises kicked off Sunday in Eastern Europe, where about 18,000 soldiers from 19 nations have joined together for war games. Besides the USA contingent, this year's exercise will feature servicemembers from Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. Read More »

Woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly running over man on baseball field

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Carolee's family said the irony of his death was lost on no one. Parkhurst had confessed five years ago to a 1968 hit-and-run death in NY state. Parkhurst was rushed to the hospital, but died en route. Police continued to press Parkhurst and his family. Fifty years ago, Parkhurst was on the other side of the situation: he killed a young girl in a hit-and-run, and didn't confess until 2013 when the statute of limitations ran out and he could no longer be prosecuted. Read More »

Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licenses to women

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Some are even training to become drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber. Driving schools for women have been set up across five cities in the kingdom , and teachers will include Saudi women who obtained their licenses overseas. Often, police would detain a female driver until a male relative could pick her up and sign a pledge on her behalf that she would not drive again. In implementing the historic move to allow women to drive, the first group of women have received their driving ... Read More »

Germany Wants 'Clarification' Of US Ambassador's Wish To 'Empower' The Right

Grenell's interview with Breitbart-which never mentioned that he was gay-hasn't won him any fans in the US either. Sen. "As a member of the SPD, a left party with a long proud legacy of fighting, together with the United States, both Nazis and communists, I am irritated to hear from ambassador Grenell about our allegedly failed policies", Hakverdi stated. Read More »

Donald Trump: FBI Should Have Told Me About Paul Manafort

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First President Trump raises the question: why wasn't I told? The FBI should not have hidden the then-ongoing investigation into former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort , President Trump tweeted Sunday. A Justice Department attorney said in April that Manafort was also being looked at as a suspected " back channel " between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

North Korea to get relief only after verifiable denuclearization: Mattis

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As defense chiefs, the secretary said, "We must maintain a strong, collaborative, defensive stance so we enable our diplomats to negotiate from a position of strength at this critical time". South Korea and the United States plan to keep their regular combined military exercises low-key in a bid to help maintain the peace mood, a Ministry of National Defense official said Sunday. Read More »

Pruitt aide inquired about used Trump hotel mattress for him

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Hupp said, "I do not recall sending this email, but I do recall there being discussions about the possibility of securing an old mattress from the Trump Hotel". The director, Millan Hupp, said she spent several hours a week at work discussing housing accommodations for Pruitt with realtors. "Selectively releasing portions of witness interview transcripts damages the credibility of our investigation and discourages future witnesses from coming forward", said Amanda Gonzalez, Mr. Read More »

Reported shooter in downtown San Diego taken into custody

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A police officer shot himself accidentally in the leg during the pursuit and was expected to recover. The scene has been secured and police were not searching for an additional suspect, Nisleit said. The course was shut down by 11:45 a.m., and about 4,900 athletes were rerouted to a designated safe zone, according to a statement from the Rock'n'Roll Marathon . Read More »