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India rejects anti-chemical weapons draft, says consultations were incomplete

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Her initiative was supported by 82 countries, including the U.S. and the European Union, against 24, including Russia, Iran, Syria and their allies. Both deny using chemical weapons. Norway tweeted that the British-led proposal had been "overwhelmingly" adopted, with ambassador Martin Soerby praising OPCW members for taking "a decisive and necessary decision to expose the perpetrators of chemical attacks ". Read More »

Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis

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The shooting that marked the deadliest day for USA journalism since 9/11 began when a gunman made his way through a brown four-story office building just a few miles outside downtown Annapolis - the historic Maryland capital city. "There is no active threat at this time", said Officer Andrew Lava, a NY police spokesman. Later, in 2015, Ramos tweeted that he would like to see the paper stop publishing, but "it would be nicer" to see two of its journalists "cease breathing". Read More »

Trump embraces ND Republican, turns rhetoric on Heitkamp

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He said he hopes Kennedy's replacement will serve for 40 or 45 years. Along with Schumer and Nancy Pelosi , the House Democratic leader, Trump added another piñata to his rally list of Democratic targets: Rep. With the upcoming confirmation fight over Anthony Kennedy's successor, Trump seems to have realized that a Republican is more valuable than a Democrat in the Senate, no matter how friendly the latter might be. Read More »

North and South Korea hold talks on connecting roadways

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North Korea's natural resources is worth about $4 trillion U.S. Sources with knowledge of the process said it could happen early next month, meaning Harris could start his post by the end of July if he wins a simple majority on the floor. "We have no way to stop this or verify any pledges to freeze", he said, noting that Kim has intentionally only agreed to freeze full blown testing, not production. Read More »

'Stuttering John' Comedian Tricks Jared Kushner into Prank Call with Donald Trump

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The result was an impromptu six-minute conversation on immigration and the Supreme Court between the president and the radio host and comedian John Melendez , known to his listeners as "Stuttering John". Hours later, Melendez says Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner called him from Air Force One while he was driving to a restaurant. In the call, among other things, the voice that allegedly belongs to Trump (and does sound an terrible lot like him ) says he hopes to have the new SCOTUS ... Read More »

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

But in 2000, Kennedy cast his vote upholding the right of Boy Scouts of America to deny scoutmastership to gay men, and also penned the opinion in the more recent Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which affirmed the right of the baker to refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple. Read More »

Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

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Canada's tariffs are created to be a dollar-for-dollar response to the Trump administration's actions, which saw 25 per cent duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum coming from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. "It is a dollar-for-dollar response". Freeland also said they are prepared if Trump escalates the trade war . At the time, she said she told Canadians the federal government expected "moments of drama in this process". Read More »

New details on Annapolis shooting suspect and victims

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Those killed included Rob Hiaasen , a writer and editor, Wendi Winters , a correspondent and Gerald Fischman , an editor. Adams said the gunman, who was captured hiding under a desk and did not exchange fire with police, also had an escape plan, but the prosecutor would not elaborate. Read More »

Women Among Candidates Trump Considering For SCOTUS Seat

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Senate. According to CBS News , President Trump has stated that he might meet with several of the potential nominees this weekend at his golf course in Bedminster, NJ. Trump's July 9 time frame could prove optimistic. White House aides said other names are in the mix as well. Bork was rejected by the Senate (58-42) after what was up to that point the most acrimonious Supreme Court confirmation fight. Read More »

Trump to meet Putin in a third country

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Regardless of what Trump says, U.S. has not only reduced or eliminated sanctions against Russian Federation, but has increased m. "What must guide his conduct of American foreign policy is the pursuit of American national interests", Bolton said of Trump "He will do this regardless of political criticism at home". Read More »

At Least 5 People Killed in Maryland Newspaper Shooting

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He was represented by a public defender, William Davis, who asked Judge Thomas Pryal to impose a gag order preventing officials from discussing the case publicly. "We expect a quick and thorough investigation into this tragedy", said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF's North America bureau. Marc Limansky is a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Read More »

Here are potential Supreme Court nominees to replace Justice Kennedy

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Kennedy announced his resignation from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, launching what promises to be an all-out partisan brawl in the Senate over the confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice to quickly fill the vacancy. Booker, who just returned from the southern border with Mexico, decried Trump's recently rescinded policy of separating migrant families. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed Senate rules past year to allow Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed with a ... Read More »

Duckworth brings baby along to Capitol immigration protest

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An afternoon of protests ended in many arrests in the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday as a group of mostly female protesters flooded the atrium of the work space to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Trump signed an executive order last week halting the separations. "When we were advocating to keep families together and end family separations , we were not advocating for family incarceration", said Linda Sarsour, one of the leaders of the Women's March . Read More »

Putin to host Trump advisor Bolton Wednesday

The meeting is expected to take place after Trump attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit July 11 and 12 and visits Britain on July 13. "I think it will be the main worldwide event of the summer". The discussions touched on the state of bilateral ties, nuclear arms control, the situation in Syria, the Ukrainian crisis, developments around North Korea and the US exit from the Iranian nuclear deal - topics Ushakov said would shape the summit agenda. Read More »

Multiple people shot at newspaper in Maryland

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This person was prepared to come in. He says Ramos tormented his client for years. The attack began with a shotgun blast that shattered the glass entrance of the open newsroom. "And there I was sitting under a desk, texting my parents and telling them I loved them", she said. She said she saw a colleague steps away as he was shot but didn't get a view of the shooter as she sought to hide. Read More »

5 dead, multiple injured in USA newspaper shooting, suspect in custody

Police have not confirmed a motive. Along with Fischman , the victims included sales assistant Rebecca Smith , 34, editor Rob Hiassen, 59, reporter and editor John McNamara , 56, reporter Wendi Winters , 65. "I write about this stuff - not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death - all the time", he told the Sun . "I don't know why". "Today, we are speechless", the newspaper wrote on its editorial page , which was left nearly entirely blank to "commemorate victims of ... Read More »

Emin releases insane music video trolling Trump-Russia, Steele dossier

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In one particularly suggestive scene in the video for "You Got Me Good ", Agalarov and Trump party with a group of Russian beauty pageant contestants on a hotel bed. The music video opens with a shadowy figure watching security footage of Agalarov interacting with different characters in Trump's circle. In another scene, Emin is shown taking shots at a bar with "Ivanka", "Kushner", and an actress playing Clinton. Read More »

States sue Trump over immigrant families as Congress quarrels

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The vote was 301-121, with almost half of Republicans opposing the measure. In the wake of that bill's demise, relations within the GOP deteriorated further, with Freedom Caucus members blaming House leadership for not whipping votes aggressively enough to get the measure over the finish line. Read More »

Nikki Haley rolls chapatis at Delhi gurudwara Photogallery

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Haley, the South Carolina-born daughter of Indian immigrants, told reporters in New Delhi that both countries have a willingness to strengthen their partnership. On China, Haley again sought to underline the difference between the Asian giant and India stating that Beijing did not share US and India's commitment to democracy and the rule of law. Read More »

Several dead, 30 vehicles burnt as fuel-laden tanker explodes in Lagos

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Some eyewitnesses expressed worry the death toll could be worse. Many people were feared trapped in their cars and killed in the blaze, while many others sustained burns. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, described the incident as a sad development, saying it was most unfortunate and regrettable. Read More »

Trump casts doubt on Russian meddling ahead of Putin summit

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The deal was cemented between Putin and National Security Adviser John Bolton , who traveled to Moscow to lay the groundwork for the meeting . Russia President Vladimir Putin , left, and US President Donald Trump at the APEC leaders' summit in Danang, Vietnam. Read More »

Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano erupts

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Some 10 domestic flights were also cancelled, affecting more than 1700 passengers. Mount Agung volcano spews hot volcanic ash into the air as seen from Kubu Village in Karangasem, Bali, on Friday. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said more than 8300 passengers worldwide had been affected. Passengers looks at an information board at Bali's worldwide airport on Thursday. Read More »

Democrats Demand Delay on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Until After Midterms

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Clark said Collins "continues to believe that the president has the authority to put forth Supreme Court nominees, and that the Senate must fulfill its constitutional role by giving them consideration". "This fall, we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor". And it is likely that Kennedy's retirement, by focusing attention on the Supreme Court and hence on the Senate, will redound to the benefit of Republicans this autumn. Read More »

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested at immigration policy protest in Washington D.C.

US Capitol Police said 575 people conducting a sit-down protest in the atrium of a Senate office building were charged with unlawfully demonstrating, then processed at the scene and released. The protesters taking part in the "Women Disobey" demonstration, which was organized by the Women's March, blocked D.C. streets near the Department of Justice headquarters. Read More »

Bali shuts airport after volcanic eruption

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In Australia, flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and Bali have been delayed, cancelled and turned back because of the renewed activity. While flights on other airlines are all now running to schedule, anyone flying into or out of Bali is urged to contact their airline to check if there might be delays or cancellations. Read More »

Five dead in Annapolis paper shooting, gunman in custody

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President Donald Trump got word of the shooting before heading to Wisconsin for a rally. "I don't know why he stopped", he said . To his credit, Mr Trump did send out one of the patented "thoughts and prayers" tweets he tends to send out when large numbers of people have been killed by the guns he refuses to put any restraints on. Read More »

Bali volcano eruption halts some flights

Those missed flights have been re-booked to leave tomorrow morning. Mount Aging, an active volcano in northeastern Bali, has been puffing since late past year. It had a dramatic increase in activity last year, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, but had quietened by early this year. The volcano's alert level remains high and tourists have been warned to stay away from the area. Read More »

Border Patrol: ‘Catch and release’ policy temporarily reinstated for illegal immigrant families

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A Seattle-based immigrant rights group sued Monday on behalf of detained asylum-seekers in Washington state who have been separated from their children. And in another sign of a loosening of the "zero tolerance" policy, last week the federal public defender for the Western District of Texas said in an email that the USA attorney's office would dismiss cases where migrant parents arrived illegally with children. Read More »

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki

Putin, who has repeatedly denied allegations of having interfered with the 2016 USA presidential election, discussed Syria , the denuclearization of North Korea , and Russian involvement in the Ukraine with Bolton earlier. The last, brief meeting between Putin and Trump took place in November 2017 in Vietnam during an APEC summit . -Russian summits since the Cold War period. Read More »

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban targeting Muslim countries

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Ellison earlier this month announced he is leaving Congress to run for attorney general of Minnesota. "Plaintiffs have demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits, irreparable harm, and that the balance of equities and the public interest weigh in their favor, thus warranting issuance of a preliminary injunction", U.S. Read More »