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Obama meeting with 2020 hopefuls


Biden is expected to make an announcement regarding his potential 2020 run for office after the midterms, though has said publicly that he hopes "other folks step up" and run instead. Obama has also had conversations with several Republicans, namely the ailing Arizona Sen. In his meeting with Sanders, Obama and the Vermont Senator discussed their different visions of the Democratic Party's future, reportedly debating the gaps between idealism and practicality. Read More »

Brutal mosque attack leaves Malmesbury community reeling


A man fatally stabbed two people and wounded several others at a mosque near the South African city of Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker, local authorities said . The Muslim Judicial Council said on its Facebook page just after 6am that it was "shocked to its core to learn of a brutal attack on the Malmesbury Masjied in Cape Town in the early hours of this morning". Read More »

Italy and France trade insults as migration row boils over


French President Emmanuel Macron accused Italy's new populist government of "cynicism and irresponsibility" for closing its ports to the 629 migrants. More than 1.8 million people have entered Europe irregularly since 2014 and Italy is now sheltering some 170,000 asylum seekers. But member states remain deeply divided over burden-sharing plans aimed at warding off any repeat of the 2015-16 migration crisis, with "frontline" states like Italy, Greece and Spain complaining they are ... Read More »

Trump credits his tweet in Rep. Sanford's defeat


A one-time state chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Stewart almost won the 2017 Republican nomination for governor, despite being heavily outspent. McMaster , the former lieutenant governor, assumed the governorship previous year after Nikki Haley resigned to become USA ambassador to the United Nations. Read More »

Putin invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September

In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, stands before boarding the airplane, at Changi airport, following the summit with U.S. He added that Mr Trump and Mr Kim had a "blunt conversation" about the changes needed for North Korea to rejoin the world community. Putin said he would be happy to welcome Kim to Russian Federation, suggesting they meet during an economic forum in the far eastern port city of ... Read More »

Surge in children separated at border floods facility for undocumented immigrants

Newsweek reported on Tuesday that the childcare facility Soboroff toured was one of 16 Southwest shelters across the state where Texas inspectors found almost 150 health violations in the past year. "This is the United States of America, and a tent city is being erected for children who have come across the border or children who have been separated by their parents by the USA government", she asked reporter Jacob Soboroff. Read More »

Scenes of a 'war zone' as possible tornado rips south of us


The area was under a tornado warning at the time, and National Weather Service assessed the damage Thursday morning and confirmed a tornado occurred. There were only six minor injuries reported from the severe weather Wednesday. They asked drivers to avoid the area to allow emergency personnel access to the shopping plaza. Photos posted on social media showed shattered storefronts and major damage to businesses, including a Panera Bread restaurant and a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Read More »

Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar


He died in the line of duty doing what he did best and loved doing - journalism. "Three motorcycle-borne militants came and fired at Bukhari and his guards". Media is free in India. He was attacked when he had stepped out of his office in Press Colony in the city to head home. Bukhari was the editor of Kashmiri newspaper Rising Kashmir . Read More »

Sen. Corker: GOP Afraid to 'Poke the Bear' by Challenging Trump


So let's don't do anything that might upset the president", he said. "I can't believe it!" Trump has recently used discretionary tariff powers, delegated for the president's use for reasons of national security , to levy taxes on imports of aluminum and steel from even close American allies. Read More »

The Inspector General's Report Criticizes James Comey


No he won't. We'll stop it", Strzok responded. Page has since left the FBI and Strozk, who was assigned but then removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's interference in 2016 election, remains with the agency. Read More »

Eyewitness images reveal devastation of Colorado wildfires (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


The origin of the fire is still unknown and the Medicine Bow National Forest is asking the public who might have been in the area Sunday afternoon to provide insight on what happened. But what's worse, they know, are wildfires that could destroy neighboring forests and prompt tourists to stay away for decades until the trees grow back. Read More »

Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House

Sanders replaced Sean Spicer, who quit last summer after President Donald tapped pal/financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director - a gig Spicer had been filling in on. Others have departed the White House recently including Hope Hicks, Josh Raffel, Tom Bossert, Michael Anton, John McEntee, Cliff Simms, Steven Cheung, Kaelan Dorr, Natalie Strom, and Tyler Ross. Read More »

Ivanka Trump tweets 'fake' Chinese proverb that was actually American

Weibo users who agreed it wasn't a Chinese proverb tried to guess what saying she may have been trying to reference. Roberts' colleague Chen Gao, a senior Chinese language lecturer, also told The Independent: "Many Chinese started joking about their own Chinese language skills, because they can't think of any old sayings with the English equivalents", she said. Read More »

Chemical weapons watchdog: Sarin, chlorine "very likely" used in 2017 Syria atatcks


The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced that its fact-finding mission in Latamneh concluded that "sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon" in a March 24, 2017, attack. At the time, the UN-OPCW investigative team blamed that attack on Syrian government forces. Physicians for Human Rights reported the hospital attack past year, saying that the Latamneh surgical hospital - a facility built into a cave to protect it from airstrikes - was hit by ... Read More »

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation


The lawsuit also states that Trump used the foundation to cover legal fees, promote his properties and businesses. "I won't settle this case!". In the suit, filed Thursday morning, attorney general Barbara Underwood asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Read More »

Opposition Fury as Jeff Smith and Labour supports Brexit


On the second day of debate on changes to May's European Union withdrawal bill , lawmakers will vote on amendments from the upper house of parliament over Britain's relationship to the bloc's customs union and single market. The Labour leader had ordered his MPs to abstain on a House of Lords amendment that demanded Britain's continued membership of the European Economic Area (EEA ). Read More »

MP warns Russian women from sleeping with World Cup guests

Pletnyova, chairwoman of the Family, Women, and Children Affairs Committee, insists that romantic affairs with foreigners during the World Cup may lead to an increase in single motherhood in Russian Federation. "It's the children who suffer. and have suffered since the Soviet era". Urging women to marry "Russian citizens" instead, she said that children risked being "abandoned and just left with their mother" or being taken overseas by their fathers. Read More »

Trump Declares North Korea ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat’

Earlier Wednesday, North Korea's state KCNA news agency said denuclearisation would be a "step by step process" with "simultaneous action", a stance that appeared to contradict the U.S. Pompeo, who is scheduled to travel to Beijing Thursday, said he isn't sure when the next conversation with North Korea will next take place but that it could happen "fairly quickly" - as soon as the coming week. Read More »

White House adviser apologizes for slamming Justin Trudeau


Mr. Trump's complaint is that Canada-U.S. discussions went well behind closed doors at the G7 meeting in La Malbaie, Que., but Mr. Trudeau made it sound different in public. "We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", Trump said Tuesday of the G-7. "Canada is not a country that we have trade issues with", he said . Read More »

Trump Envisions Oceanfront Hotels and Condos in North Korea


Former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson told VOA he is concerned about no verification of what the North Koreans will do about missile technology in the DPRK, no detail of nuclear reduction, the peace treaty and human rights. The North Korean account is no longer available on Twitter. "No-one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea ", Mr Trump said during his infamous "little rocket man" speech to the ... Read More »

How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea


Trump insisted that strong verification of denuclearization would be included in a final agreement, saying it was a detail his team would begin sorting out with the North Koreans next week. South Korean army's K-9 self-propelled howitzers take positions during an annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea , June 11, 2018. Read More »

British PM fends off Brexit parliamentary defeat


Corbyn instructed his MPs to abstain on the amendment, meaning they should neither vote for or against it. Parliamentary debates about complex legal amendments rarely rouse much heat, but passions run high over anything to do with Brexit . Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders responds to report she’s leaving the Trump administration


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, is planning her departure from the Trump administration, according to a report from CBS News . Communications director Anthony Scaramucci was sacked last summer after a brief stint at the White House. Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, assumed the role of press secretary after the exit of Sean Spicer in June 2017. Read More »

President Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Again


The lawmakers told Norwegian wire service Norwegian News Agency that Trump "had taken a huge and important step" toward peace with North Korea and disarmament. "Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful". Last December, he wrote: "Trump is insulting Muslims on Twitter" and by contrast praised former President Barack Obama, who won the 2009 prize, as a statesman. Read More »

U.N. General Assembly condemns Israeli violence against Palestinians


Israel accuses Hamas of trying to carry out attacks and damage the border fence under the guise of the protests. "By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organisation, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas ", Israel's United Nations ambassador Danny Danon told the General Assembly before the vote. Read More »

Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea?

And now here we are, talking seriously about not-nuking each other. Freezing the regular military exercises with South Korea is a major concession to North Korea that has long claimed the drills were invasion preparations. But he kept trying to reach out to North Korea, and eventually found a role as a mediator after Kim offered in January to send a delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for London area, 100 km/h winds expected

A warm, moisture-laden airmass ahead of a cold front will provide the fuel for today's storms, forecasters said. Damaging wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected. The greatest threats from these storms will be heavy rain, gusty wind over 50 miles per hour and large hail. The stormy weather will be short lived, as the forecast calls for sunshine to return Thursday. Read More »

'Jogger Joe' due in court, but not for Lake Merritt incident


When Mr Nelson continues to question him while filming, Mr Sintay grabs his phone. According to court documents when Sintay was arrested Monday, he confessed to the strong arm robbery of the cell phone. As Nelson recorded him, he climbed out and said he was "trying to do the right (expletive) thing" by cleaning up the lake. "Yesterday in Oakland jogger found throwing a peaceful homeless man's possessions in the Lake". Read More »

U.S. Says Talks with N.Korea Moving 'More Quickly Than Expected'


Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit, the White House said. The meeting will be the first time a sitting US President has met with a North Korea leader. FBN's Deirdre Bolton on President Trump's upcoming summit with North Korea. Trump has signaled openness to establishing a USA embassy in Pyongyang, according to a report from Axios , which could signal a pathway toward normalizing relations. Read More »

North Korea summit in Singapore


The invitation to Pyongyang contained in the letter, which was handed by Kim Jong-un's top aide Kim Yong Chol to the US President Trump on June 1, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing its sources privy to the matter. Trump left the summit early, and as he flew to Singapore , he tweeted that he was yanking the USA out of the group's traditional closing statement. He and Trump are set to meet Tuesday morning in the first summit of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting ... Read More »