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Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent Maria Butina kept in jail

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Her lease on an apartment ends later this month and her belongings were packed at the time of her arrest last weekend, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice said Monday that Butina cultivated relationships with the National Rifle Association and with conservative politicians at the direction of a "high-level" Russian official. Read More »

Donald Trump continues to build 2020 re-election war chest

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Previous presidents have pretended for a couple of years that they didn't know if they were going to run for reelection and that their actions weren't informed in part by politics. The committees raised more than $17.7 million from April to the end of June, the report said. "Digital consulting/online advertising" accounted for $1.1 million of the campaign's second quarter expenditures. Read More »

Trump raves about 'beautiful' Queen, makes confusing United Kingdom comment

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Piers even ventured to ask which way the Queen leans when it comes to Brexit , but the President said he decided not to ask about her personal viewpoint. Of his upcoming meeting with Mr Putin today, Mr Trump was more guarded. Downing Street declined to say if it would accept some of the changes put forward by Jacob Rees-Mogg and other hardline Brexiteer MPs, in a bid to get them to drop one in particular that would have the effect of wrecking May s plan. Read More »

Assailing 'Haters,' Trump Again Defends Remarks Alongside Putin

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A year ago he sought to blame both sides for deadly attacks by white supremacists on activists in Charlottesville, Virginia; he later tried to back down, only to then revert to his original position. All the explanations can not change that. He said the meeting with Mr Putin had gone "even better" than the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Read More »

Intel Under Bus At Putin Summit

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Standing alongside the Kremlin boss at a joint news conference , Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russian Federation hacked and leaked Democrats' emails containing politically damaging information about his rival Hillary Clinton in 2016. Read More »

Trump Helsinki Remarks Expose GOP Divide on Foreign Policy

He added that he had "full faith and support" for the U.S. intelligence agencies and "accepts" their conclusion that there was Russian interference but he added: "It could be other people also". In an interview afterward with the Fox News host, Sean Hannity, the president was upbeat, describing the meeting with Putin that preceded the conference as productive and speaking of a new era of cooperation with Russian Federation. Read More »

Avenfield verdict: Islamabad HC to hear Sharif family's pleas

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The Islamabad High Court has now summoned a NAB prosecutor and investigation officer on the next hearing to record their arguments on the Sharif family's appeals seeking bail and suspension of the accountability court verdict. Two hearings of the corruption references have been held since the law ministry's notification; however, both of them have been held in the accountability court's building. Read More »

Journalist dragged out of Trump-Putin news conference

I will say this. Trump has said he will raise the election interference issue with Putin , but it is unclear how extensively he plans to press the Russian leader. We have 90 percent of the nuclear [weapons], and that's not a good thing. The conditions were in place for effective co-operation on Syria, Putin added. Read More »

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for ‘pedo’ slur

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Earlier this week Musk deleted the offending tweet, which was made after Unsworth questioned the usefulness of a mini-submarine Musk was offering to help the rescue. Mini-sub is ready if needed. Dr Zeynep Tufekci, a tech expert, wrote how Mr Musk became frustrated when rescue crews said his contraption was impractical for the task at hand. Read More »

Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO

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The fighting superiority of the new F-35 jet fighter could be compromised if Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, purchases the S-400 defense system from Russian Federation. "Turkey has had an interest in Patriot, so we've been working for a while how we can make that work". But he said his contacts with the Turkish air force remained "rock solid" despite the dispute over the S-400, focusing on current security threats. Read More »

Trump predicts "extraordinary relationship" with Russia

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Critics and Trump's own advisers have urged Trump to use the summit to press Putin hard about "malign" activities, from annexing Ukraine's Crimea peninsula to interfering in Western elections, to poisoning a spy in England, which Moscow denies. Read More »

History is in the making, Eritrea President says on Ethiopia visit

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There have been jubilant scenes across Addis Ababa , Ethiopia . The countries took rival sides in Somalia's long conflict - Eritrea was accused of backing Islamist groups, while Ethiopia, a U.S. It refused to recognize the award of the symbolic town of Badme to Eritrea. More than 70,000 Ethiopian citizens of Eritrean origin are expelled from Ethiopia. Read More »

Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

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The press release from McCain's office adds a rare GOP name to that list. Russia's Foreign Ministry is denouncing the United States' indictment of 12 alleged military intelligence agents accused of hacking into Democratic accounts in the 2016 USA elections. Read More »

Cher Blasts Donald Trump's 'Inexcusable' Treatment Of The Queen

Anyway, the sassy Queen didn't stop there, or so Julie thinks, because the next brooch she was snapped wearing was gifted to her by Canada - it's called the Sapphire Jubilee Brooch and it's very fancy. The thread has garnered nearly 6,000 likes and has been shared over 2,000 times. Her Majesty welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby, and Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar to the historic grounds. Read More »

UK's May narrowly avoids defeat on EU customs union

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Negotiations in the meantime are ongoing in Brussels this week. While Mrs May faces a session in front of the Liaison Committee, made up of senior MPs who chair Commons select committees, a debate will take place in the main chamber on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and EU. Read More »

In US, condemnation mounts for 'treasonous' Trump

Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25. After showing footage of Trump refusing to criticise Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 election , Kimmel said , "Well, I guess that settles it". Read More »

Houston police arrest 'mattress murders' suspect

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Houston Police and Harris County Sheriff's Office helped in the pursuit and arrest of Rodriguez. The vehicle came to a stop after a chase lasting about 15 minutes and Rodriguez was taken into custody, he said. FM 1960 after the store's manager reported finding an employee shot to death in the back office. A few hours after Barrow's name was released Monday, police were called to another mattress store about 3 miles away. Read More »

British woman impaled by beach umbrella

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A British woman was impaled by a beach umbrella and had to be freed with a bolt cutter, according to police in the US. This lady had an umbrella go through her leg 5 feet away from me! "T$3 hen out of nowhere this gust of wind comes and multiple umbrellas get knocked over while one of them hits the woman", Mr Zepeda said. Read More »

Las Vegas Officer Shoots Through Windshield While Chasing Murder Suspects

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During the chase, the pair fired at police 34 times. The bodycam video shows a Las Vegas police officer in pursuit of a vehicle driven by murder suspects. When the suspect vehicle stops, the officer is momentarily left with an empty weapon before changing magazines to confront the shooters. Assistant Sheriff Kelly praised the officers for their "bravery, professionalism, heroics". Read More »

Chennai: Class VII girl raped by 22 for 7 months, 18 held

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The police have recorded the statement of the 18 arrested in a Mahilla Court and also registered a case under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act. On Tuesday evening, events took a violent turn outside the Mahila Court in the Madras High Court campus. The apartment has engaged staff for house-keeping and security from two private companies - Focus and UKFS - on a contract basis. Read More »

Woman bites off nose of 28-year-old victim during attack

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The woman says that during a scuffle Collins allegedly bit off a large piece of her nose and then swallowed it. The victim stated that all she can remember about the incident is "the taste of blood in my mouth". I've seen other parts bit off. "I think I was trying to fight back, but I couldn't", said Tatiana . "I'm 28 years old". "I've seen it a lot", Constable Mark Herman said. Read More »

Bellhops CEO gives new employee auto after walking 20 miles to work

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And again, and again, until finally, on the 16th try, Carr felt he had done a good enough job and submitted his application. As more people got word of the story, it attracted more positive attention on social media. "It seemed like the vehicle was going to be put to a lot better use", Marklin said. "Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible". " I am honestly blown away by him ", Marklin says of Carr. Read More »

Mueller asks for immunity for witnesses in Manafort case

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Earlier on Tuesday, Mueller filed a series of sealed motions calling for immunity for five potential witnesses in the Alexandria trial. Mueller says the witnesses haven't been publicly identified in the case, and haven't been charged. The Manafort trial, the first arising from Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, is expected to start next week. Read More »

Rush Limbaugh Ravages US Media Over Coverage of Trump-Putin Summit

During Monday's news conference, Trump said , "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation who interfered in the election. And he voiced support for USA intelligence agencies - a day after he had refused to accept their findings on Russia's election interference over Putin's denials - and vowed to take action to prevent further attacks. Read More »

Activists land funds to fly 'Trump baby' blimp in US

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I got together with local organizers and we agreed we need to bring Baby Trump to Bedminster where he plays golf on the regular. The Garden State natives collaborated after seeing the impact the blimp had when President Trump visited London. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to increase defence funding

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Trump has dismissed the assessment of his own intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election that brought him to power. "We made a tremendous amount of progress today", he said. "Everybody in the room thanked me", he said. Trump says at a news conference Thursday in Brussels that he told "people" that he would be "very unhappy" if they didn't increase their commitments. Read More »

Iraqi top security body warns of security risks in peace rallies

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In a town near the southern city of Amara, police shot into the air to disperse protesters after demonstrators set fire to the municipality building. Dozens of protesters demonstrated on Saturday at the Safwan border crossing with Kuwait as well as at the entrance to the Majnoon oil field, one of the largest in the country which lies 40 km (25 miles) north of Basra, local security sources said. Read More »

MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims and survivors, claiming no liability

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MGM Resorts, parent company of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 victims of the last October's Las Vegas massacre. Debra DeShong, an MGM spokeswoman, didn't immediately return a call or an email Tuesday for comment on the suit. "It's just really sad that they would stoop to this level", he told the Review-Journal. Read More »

Prince Charles And Prince William 'Refused' To Meet Donald Trump

And then the moment she had to tell him where to stand. "One journo described it as hilarious writing on Twitter 'The Queen acting like she's training one of her dogs as Trump struggles to master the art of walking'". The Queen alone met the King and Queen of Belgium on Saturday. Mr Trump flew to Helsinki on Sunday ahead of his one-to-one meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Read More »