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Brexit: House of Lords EU Withdrawal Bill amendment voted down by MPs

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Exactly a year ago, it looked like May did not have long left in office. Shortly before MPs began voting, Sandbach praised the government for making "important concessions". A paper laying out the U.K. government position, due to be published this month, has been delayed because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance. Read More »

Trump and Kim meet after months of threats and insults

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The ROK President said Seoul will support Pyongyang along the path to peace, vowing to "spare no effort in cooperating" with concerned parties "to ensure that the agreement can be implemented in its entirety". "Was he committing to end all military exercises or was he committing to end just the most provocative ones?" Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. Read More »

Provenance of Ivanka's 'proverb' baffles Chinese internet users

The news channel for Sina , the company behind China's largest Twitter-like platform Weibo, wrote on their account: 'Our editor really can't think of exactly which proverb this is. The quote that Ivanka Trump used is also raising a few eyebrows in and of itself. It's not the first time Ivanka Trump has given China credit for an adage. Read More »

'Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country,' Rand Paul says

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is an "agreement in principle". "He can have a membership at Trump National [golf course], I really don't care how generous we are as long as we don't go too far when it comes to our troop presence". Read More »

Jogger throws homeless man's clothes into Lake Merritt

Jogger in Oakland , California throws homeless man's belongings into lake, trash can. Supporters, who have raised almost $2,000 for the man since the Friday incident, identified him as Drew. "I was sad about the whole situation and angry", Harris told Raw Story following the incident, explaining that the homeless person was well known by locals and had been living in that spot for a while. Read More »

Attorney identifies children killed in Orlando hostage situation

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A Florida man who shot a police officer in the face before killing four children - and then himself - had a lengthy criminal record on domestic violence and other charges. An officer who had been injured in the initial confrontation with Lindsey, Kevin Valencia, remains in a critical condition, the police chief said. Officer Valencia has been with the police department since 2016. Read More »

Climate change killing off Africa’s iconic baobab tree

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But we may not be able to figure out just how long: Ed Yong at The Atlantic reports that the oldest baobabs across Africa have been dying over the past dozen years, and researchers believe it's a direct result of climate change. The oldest tree to suffer the collapse of all its stems was the Panke tree in Zimbabwe‚ estimated to have existed for 2‚500 years. The tree serves as a massive store of water, and bears fruit that feeds animals and humans. Read More »

Senate to include measure blocking Trump's ZTE deal in defense bill

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The language will be part of an amendment to the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act, which will go to the Senate for a vote and needs both House approval and US President Donald Trump's signature to become law. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and a co-sponsor of the legislation. But a number of U.S. lawmakers aren't satisfied with that agreement, saying the issue extends beyond punishment and is more about national security. Read More »

Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment

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A minister long critical of the government's handling of Brexit resigned earlier in protest at what he called its "wish to limit" the role of lawmakers in the process. It's been revealed ex-Tory ministers Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry rebelled against the government by voting against the motion to disagree with Lords amendment, created to give Parliament a vote to prevent a "no deal" Brexit. Read More »

Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

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The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Mr Trump's change of heart on the joint communiqué as "sobering and a little depressing". The former Conservative prime minister said that while he believes the dispute is serious, that doesn't make it "lethal". We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Read More »

Trump says Trudeau's G7 comments will cost Canadians a lot of money

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Navarro on Sunday joined administration officials in lashing out at Trudeau following the chaotic end to the G7 summit in Quebec where leaders of the world's major economies clashed over tariffs. Bilous said the trade tussle brings home to many the need for Canada and Alberta to increase trade with other markets, especially in Asia. "Very dishonest and weak ", he said . Read More »

White House releases menu for working lunch with Kim

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As a Time report said, "Korean is a language with strict rules regarding formality, especially in terms of how leaders are addressed, a challenge that is only compacted because of Trump's informal style of discourse and Kim's position as the "supreme leader" of a totalitarian country". Read More »

Iraq Ballot Warehouse Fire 'Deliberate': Minister

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A fire has been brought under control at Iraq's biggest ballot paper storage depot days after an election recount was ordered . The latest development comes after a warehouse storing ballot papers caught fire , an act described as a "plot" against democracy by Mr Al Abadi. Read More »

UK MPs to grill Brexit bankroller over Russia

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Mr Banks said he will be reporting the "theft" on Tuesday. Banks co-founded the Leave.EU campaign that is credited with mobilizing grassroots support for Brexit . The emails were given to The Sunday Times by journalist Isabel Oakeshott, Mr Banks's ghostwriter on The Bad Boys of Brexit . The Leave.EU founder said he has Russian visas in his passport showing he went to the country in 2014 and 2015 to visit his Russian in-laws, but not February 2016, four months before the Brexit vote. Read More »

Police on scene as armed man takes hostages in Paris

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The police said there was no indication that the incident was terrorism-related. He reportedly struck one man, who managed to escape, but was doused with gasoline . Police block off the street in central Paris . The hostage-taker reportedly entered the building in Rue des Petites Ecuries, pretending to be a food-delivery courier, at around 4pm local time. Read More »

Donegal women help break world record for biggest ever skinny dip

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The events have raised more than €153,000 (£135,000), not including what will be raised this year. Open to women only, participants were made up of cancer patients, survivors and those who had been otherwise affected by cancer. The charity was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman, after Jimmy's daughter, Aoibheann died from cancer when she was eight years old. After staying there for five minutes, they broke the previous record set by 786 people in Perth , Western Australia in ... Read More »

Boater dies after sinkhole develops on Spring River in Arkansas

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission issued a warning Monday for boaters on the Spring River to avoid an area known as Sadler Falls, about 150 miles northwest of Memphis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fulton County, along with the game and fish commission, have installed buoys and roped off the area. Despite the sinkhole, the river remains open while officials warn visitors who may canoe or kayak in the area. Read More »

Russian Federation calls for implementation of JCPOA on Iran: Putin

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At present a Trump-Putin summit carries a literal life-and-death urgency. Putin said in an official statement that the recently-concluded SCO summit at Qingdao called for cooperation among the member-countries to tackle issues including terrorism by designing counter-terrorism operations and holding joint drills, and to provide information regarding the operational activities by extremist groups. Read More »

U.S. upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan

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Moy will then step down next week with no successor named to replace him, adding to the 47 other USA diplomatic missions around the world that now don't have ambassadors. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony, where she reaffirmed her government's commitment to its " vital relationship " with the U.S., Reuters reports. Read More »

Homeowner's association issued gator warning before Davie attack

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A witness said they had seen her with her dogs earlier, but later that morning the dogs were barking near the water and she was gone. Fatal attacks on humans remain rare, however. Local residents also told the newspaper that they had complained about alligators in the park, with some even explaining that they had lost pets that wandered too close to the lake. Read More »

Athens, Skopje Reach Agreement on Constitutional Name of Macedonia

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following his meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece , June 12, 2018. Athens, which has a northern region also called Macedonia bordering on the ex-Yugoslav republic, objected to the name, demanding it be changed. Tsipras was widely expected to give a state address later in the day. Read More »

Armed man 'with a bomb' holds three inside a shop

Law enforcement officials cordoned off the area. The man was described as "determined and violent" by police, who surrounded the building where three hostages were being held on Tuesday. But the police source said he had asked to communicate with the Iranian embassy so that they could convey a message to the French government. Police also did not confirm reports that one of the hostages was injured. Read More »

Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea

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The eruption has spewed out enough lava to fill 45,400 Olympic-sized pools since it started, the US Geological Survey said. Some areas have been covered up to 20 feet deep. At least 12,000 earthquakes on Hawaii's Big Island in the last 30 days . U.S. Geological Survey and Hawaii County Civil Defense reports said lava overflowed the channel for several hours near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road, though nearly none of the overspill extended beyond hardened lava previously ... Read More »

Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway

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Anthony Mannino on its Facebook page Monday. Sergeant Mannino received a lifesaver award from his department. Then as he drew closer, Mannino realized it was actually a toddler wandering dangerously close to traffic. No one was hurt, which the police department attributes to Mannino's "observation while on patrol and quick reaction, placing his squad auto and himself between the child and traffic". Read More »

White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau

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Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of USA trade policies with Canada - he also took aim at Germany - in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told. On Saturday, he called the Canadian prime minister "very dishonest and weak". Trump aides accused Trudeau of betrayal of Trump for his statement on retaliation. Read More »

Arron Banks tells MPs: I have no business interests in Russian Federation

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Banks held a series of undisclosed meetings with Russian embassy officials around the time of the 2016 referendum campaign, according to reports in the Observer and Sunday Times ( how the story broke is a sub-plot in itself ). "This whole fake news narrative started to roll from it". It had not been mentioned. "It was only when Trump won that there had to be a reason why he had won and Brexit happened". Read More »

Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. "It's kind of like ... if you were sitting with a friend and then out of the blue, you just punched them in the face", he said . With enough concessions, the value of farmers' production quotas, worth about $25,000 per cow, could fall as other countries ... Read More »

Assad denies Russia makes decisions for him

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Syria, a country that advocates the achievement of a definitive peace through dialogue between the parties involved in the conflict , has been mired in a bloody war since March 2011, when terrorist groups, supported by Western countries, are confronting government troops. Read More »

Leaders tweet own angles on 'spontaneous' G7 moment

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Others, however, insisted that Trump looks like he's in control of the situation in the photo. Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders. The US and its allies have been locked in a bitter dispute of trade tariffs and perceived trade " inequality " for quite some time. In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. Read More »