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North Korean officials snub meeting on U.S. soldiers' remains

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They threatened that commitment to denuclearization "may falter". A confidential USA report sent to a United Nations sanctions committee estimated that at least 759,793 barrels of oil products had been delivered to North Korea between January 1 and May 30, well above the annual quota set at 500,000 barrels. Read More »

British man poisoned with Novichok is no longer in critical condition: hospital

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Rowley fell ill on June 30 at his home in Amesbury near the town of Salisbury in southwest England, along with his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44. Mr Basu continued: 'Tests on the bus have shown no trace of the nerve agent. "Her death has only served to strengthen the resolve of the investigations team", he said, saying the immediate police priority is to find any container that may be the source of the Novichok. Read More »

Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, attorney says

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Daniels, 39, filed a lawsuit against Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, late previous year, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she says barred her from speaking about the alleged affair. He said he expected his client to be released on bail and that she would be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing touching. Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court, in April in NY. Read More »

Super typhoon Maria slams into SE China coast

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Eighty-six teams made up of around 1,500 workers from Fujian Expressway Group are on standby to fix damage caused by the typhoon, and firefighters are prepared for rescue missions. In Taiwan, two people were injured and more than 3,000 were moved to shelters. Flooding, rain and destructive winds also hit the coastal cities of Wenzhou, Fuzhou and Ningde, with a total of 580,000 people being evacuated. Read More »

May’s Brexit plans ‘unworkable’ and a ‘fudge’, Sir Keir Starmer says

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He said: "We've now got two propositions, we've got the Labour proposition which I think has the majority support in Parliament, and the Prime Minister's new proposition, let's put it to a vote". "And so you keep your options open", he said. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour was not explicitly calling for a public vote on the final deal and respected the result of the 2016 referendum. Read More »

What would a new Air Force One look like under Trump?

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The current coloring dates back to the early 1960s, when President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy had industrial designer Raymond Loewy redesign the plane pro bono. Though Trump is commissioning the changes , he may not see them unless he is re-elected. Harry Truman left behind Roosevelt's nondescript "Sacred Cow" for the eye-catching "Independence", painted as an eagle. Read More »

Whalers accused of slaughtering endangered blue whale off coast of Iceland

In a statement released on July 11, Sea Shepherd said they had contacted several scientific experts specializing in whale identification and came to the conclusion that "The whale is without question a blue whale". "There is nearly no possibility that an experienced observer would have misidentified it as anything else at sea". Sea Shepherd UK's Chief Operating officer Robert Read demanded that DNA samples should be taken from from all the whale meat and parts in storage at Loftsson's ... Read More »

Fatal Flash Floods Hit Hiroshima, Japan

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More than 50,000 members of the self-defence force, police officers, firefighters and coastguard personnel, aided by helicopters and paddle boats, were trying to rescue people from buildings, some of them stranded on rooftops just metres above the waterline. Read More »

Mike Flynn's Lawyers Say He Is No Longer Joining Consulting Firm

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Flynn said the deal was off and the notice had been released as a result of a "misunderstanding" among the participants in Stonington Global LLC. The lawyer, Robert Kelner, said Flynn - who pleaded guilty as part of a probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 election campaign - "has not joined Stonington and did not personally issue any public statement". Read More »

Canada part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation communique affirming defence spending target despite PM's remarks

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Trump tweeted this morning before the second day of talks. Dr. Claudia Major, a researcher at the German Institute for International Security affairs, said that Germany , in particular, does more for the alliance than spend on its own defense, including deploying troops to Afghanistan, "and eventually, two percent is an arbitrary measurement that does not say much about efficiency and output". Read More »

Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship

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Coast Guard helicopter crew and transferred to the Olympic Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead. "Any time we are unable to accomplish our goal of saving lives, we are deeply saddened". "She was woken by a breeze coming from the balcony door that was cracked open", said petty officer Ali Flockerzi. The ship's captain also confirmed to USCG that there is video footage showing the passenger "jumping" from the eighth-deck balcony at around 4:15 am. Read More »

Ahead Of Nawaz Sharif's Arrival In Pakistan Today, Gag Order On Media

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Both the PML-N supremo and his daughter have been awarded ten and seven years in prison, respectively, while Nawaz's son-in-law, Capt (r) Safdar, has been sentenced for one year. Shahbaz Sharif condemned the arrests , demanded they stop and that everyone detained be immediately released. "Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have the right to appeal", he said. Read More »

Natural disaster damage reveals older structure inside Mexico pyramid

The Tlahuica were one of the ethnic groups of the Aztec civlisation who had migrated to current-day Morelos state during a period of great expansion from Tenochtitlan, current-day Mexico City. Barbara Koniecza, an archaeologist, said that the temple discovery changes the chronology of the Teopanzolco pyramid. Ms Koniecza says it was not unusual for the Tlahuica to build on top of older structures. Read More »

Small plane crashes in Alaska, 11 rescued, Coast Guard says

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All were rescued. The Coast Guard says all were reported to have received minor injuries. There are reports the plane was one of the sightseeing flights that are popular in the region. The survivors chose to get to a hospital located near the city of Ketchikan. One MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was already headed to the scene from Air Station Sitka, with another being dispatched. Read More »

Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

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He has been charged with disorderly conduct and assault. Trybus has a bail hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in Skokie. Irizarry said she received an apology from the forest preserve shortly after she posted the video. Other officers eventually arrived and arrested the man. PHOTO: A then-unidenfied man, pictured, was shown harassing the woman, questioning her citizenship. Read More »

Cairo Explosion: Large Blast Hits Near Egypt Airport, Reports Say

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Images posted to social media show a large funnel of smoke rising above the Cairo skyline. Egypt's civial aviation minister Younis al-Masry concurred that the blast had occurred at fuel tanks outside the airport's perimeter. In February 2015 authorities discovered bombs planted at the Cairo International Airport on the same day that a blast killed a man in Egypt's second city of Alexandria. Read More »

German court says Carles Puigdemont extradition is permissable

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A German court made a decision to allow former Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont's extradition to Spain for misuse of public funds. Responding to the court decision, German prosecutors said they would soon decide whether to authorize the extradition of Puigdemont, who was arrested in March while traveling through Germany . Read More »

NATO Summit Overshadowed by Defense Spending Spat

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The U.S. provides 70 percent of NATO's budget. "It is vital that even the most private meetings between leaders not be lost to history", Flake said. "He may be the only one, but that's okay with me", he told reporters as the summit began. Alliances and friendships are being sorely tested at the meeting of world leaders. Read More »

Thailand cave rescue Brit diver says: 'We are not heroes'

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The last of the Wild Boars team were brought to the surface on Tuesday. This footage shows a glimpse at the boys in their beds, as well as teary-eyed parents and other relatives waving at them from behind a nearby glass wall. "We would like to thank everyone for the messages of support we have received following the successful extraction of the team and Royal Thai Navy Seals from the cave", the statement reads. Read More »

Republicans mull holding former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page in contempt

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Strzok , who has already spoken to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees behind closed doors, is expected to testify publicly before the panels Thursday. The summary said Republicans asked questions like, "I don't mean to embarrass you, but is Lisa Page someone that you do or at some point in time did love?" and, "So what I'm trying to establish through all of that is, was Lisa Page someone that you cared about deeply at the time you were sending these ... Read More »

Europe must plan for defence without North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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Diplomats were already anxious about the summit ahead of time, not least because of an abrasive G7 meeting last month, when Mr Trump renounced a summit communique that had previously been jointly agreed . "Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening", Trump said at an impromptu press conference , adding, "Now we are very happy". Read More »

Explosion rocks USA suburb after gas main hit

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One firefighter has died and another was critically injured in a gas explosion and fire that leveled several buildings in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Authorities evacuated buildings within a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) radius from the center of the explosion. We are hurt, but we will come back, ' Chief Garrison said. Read More »

Second Suspect in XXXTentacion's Murder Was Arrested

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Authorities on Wednesday said they are still seeking the second gunman, but offered no further details on that individual. The other gunman remains at large. Williams was also charged with a probation violation and driving without a valid license. He was already on probation until April 2019 on battery and drug charges. Read More »

Married N.J. woman, mechanic die during sex in her garage

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Tameka Hargrave's husband found her body in the garage on Monday, July 9, 2018. Multiple news outlets have reported that Hargrave and the mechanic were allegedly having sex when overcome by the fumes, but law enforcement authorities have not officially confirmed that information. Read More »

FBI’s Strzok Lashes Out at GOP During Hearing

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Strzok, you are under subpoena, and are required to answer the question", Goodlatte said . Strzok has been a lightning rod in the political sphere over the last several months, particularly since it emerged that he and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page exchanged thousands of text messages during the election expressing support for Clinton and denigrating Trump. Read More »

Excavations for Remains of US Service Members in North Korea May Resume

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Pyongyang's state media implied Tuesday. "President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Man with no arms arrested for stabbing Chicago tourist

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The New Times reports that Crenshaw's most recent conviction was in 2014, when he was sentenced to 180 days in jail for felony battery on a police officer. He then tucked the scissors in his waistband and walked away. Crenshaw is well-known for selling paintings drawn with his feet to tourists on Miami's Lincoln Road mall. Read More »

Stormy Daniels arrested after OH strip club patron touches her

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Upon arrest, Daniels was charged with three counts of "illegally operating sexually oriented business" and knowingly touching a patron , online court records show . There has to be higher priorities! Reached by The Washington Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club refused to comment. Avenatti tweeted that his client would not perform at the club Thursday night. Read More »

Trump Says 'No Problem' In NATO, Touting Allies' Spending Pledges

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Also present was France's President Emmanuel Macron, who tried this year to charm Mr Trump into more harmonious transatlantic relationship, only to see the U.S. Trump is set to meet one-on-one with Putin in Finland. Trump heads to Britain on Thursday, where the government is in crisis over Brexit and where tensions with Russian Federation have spiked after London blamed Moscow for the death this month of a British woman from contact with the Novichok nerve agent. Read More »

London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests

More than 50,000 signed up to protest on Friday alone, per Reuters . Trump had been reacting to recent fractions within the Cabinet over Brexit . "You know I've been reading a lot on Brexit over the last couple of days and its seems to be turning a little bit differently where they're getting at least partially involved back with the European Union ", he said. Read More »

US ambassador plays down Trump's UK in 'turmoil' comment

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That business-friendly Brexit proposal was only agreed by her cabinet last Friday after two years of wrangling since Britons voted to leave the bloc in a 2016 referendum. Davis told May in a letter that the government's proposals for close trade and customs ties "will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one". Read More »

Man who's been growing his fingernails since 1952 has finally cut them

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Over the years his lifelong ambition has left him handicapped, with atrophy curtailing his left-hand movement. Chillal's longest single nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimeters. Chillal carved out a living for himself as a photographer, using a custom camera that allowed him to shoot one-handed. There were other reasons why Chillal was willing to cut away an important part of his life: The collective weight of the nails has made it impossible for Chillal to open his hand from a ... Read More »