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Tornadoes rip through Iowa and cause 'catastrophic damage'

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The City of Marshalltown has declared a state of emergency . A worker cleans up debris from the tornado damaged Marshall County Courthouse's tower. She said Marshalltown's building housing its local communications system was damaged. The roof was torn off one of them. The city had activated its tornado siren and most staff were in underground shelters when the storm hit, but huge sheets of metal were left scattered through a vehicle park, ripping a hole in the side of a building, ... Read More »

EU, Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

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The deal, struck in December, was signed at a summit in Tokyo today by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová welcomed the news of the agreement and the economic impact it could deliver, particularly because of the value of data in global marketplaces. Read More »

New Trump-Putin meeting will "complicate" Russian Federation message, midterms

Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coates was informed of the announcement by MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell during an onstage interview at the Aspen Security Form in Colorado. "I have president Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation". In a story explaining the cover , the editors said the merged image represents the conflict between the question of alleged collusion with Russian Federation and the question of whether Russian Federation attempted to influence the 2016 ... Read More »

Fatalities After Duck Boat Sinks Near Branson

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National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 miles per hour was measured around 7 p.m. Thursday at Branson Airport. Rogers also said the area had experienced bad weather, with a storm coming through the area rapidly. Eric Nielson, the fire district's public information officer, told HuffPost that a coroner was on the scene, but he could not confirm the number of fatalities. Read More »

Mummy movies in real life: People warn against opening black sarcophagus

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Some of the remains had disintegrated because sewage water from a nearby building had leaked into the sarcophagus through a small crack in one of the sides. Once the last pharaoh, Cleopatra VII , killed herself in 30 B.C., the Roman Empire took over Egypt. The exact age of the skeletons is unclear. Legends abounded about the sarcophagus, which was first found over 16 feet below ground by construction workers in a residential area of Alexandria earlier this month. Read More »

US Says Retaliatory Tariffs Unjustified in WTO Complaint

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The official called the USA practice "a serious damage to multilateral trade rules", and said the legitimate rights and interests of WTO members, including China, have been undermined. The USTR's 205-page list of proposed tariffs published July 10, seen here, includes almost all categories of seafood produced or processed in China as well as many textiles, fruit, minerals, mechanical and industrial goods. Read More »

Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria

Waziri said sewage from a nearby building apparently leaked into the sarcophagus through a small crack in the side, fouling the remains. No inscriptions or works of art have been found on the outside or inside of the sarcophagus so far. Experts have said the three individuals in the tomb may have been soldiers in the time of the Pharaohs. According to an official statement by the Ministry of Antiquties, the skeletons possible belonged to three warriors, as one of the skulls bears a wound ... Read More »

Chief whip Julian Smith 'told MPs to defy pairing deals'

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Mr Lewis had been "paired" with Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson, meaning neither would walk through the voting lobbies. Ms Swinson gave birth to her son Gabriel on June 29. "Without those, what's left?" A Conservative spokesman stopped short of denying the reports. Asked if the PM stood by her comments that the pact had been broken in error, a spokeswoman replied: "Yes, absolutely". Read More »

Catalan case: Spain drops warrant against Puigdemont

Spain's Supreme Court has withdrawn European arrest warrants for separatists linked to Catalonia's independence referendum. Puigdemont's Catalan government held an independence referendum a year ago, despite a Spanish court having ruled that the vote violated the constitution. Read More »

Here's Why People Are Talking About The Tiny Country Of Montenegro

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The president suggested he would be unhappy defending "tiny" Montenegro if it were attacked, calling into question NATO's central principle of mutual defense. He's also reminding people of that Article 5 has been invoked only once throughout its entire existence: in the aftermath of 9/11. " Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack? ". Read More »

A look back at 2 deadly NYC steam pipe explosions

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The cause of the subterranean explosion is under investigation. "The big problem we have to consider is asbestos", said Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito, who warned that if asbestos is confirmed at the scene, the cleanup could take days. Read More »

Russian warship 'holding $176 billion in gold' found

The Donskoi was badly damaged during the Battle of Tsushima in May 1905 and reportedly scuttled by its captain shortly before his capture so that the Japanese couldn't seize the gold. The next step for the salvage team is to further explore the wreck, which could finally solve a mystery which has persisted for over a century - does the wreck hide a cargo of lost treasure? The Seoul-based company said it worked with a team from Nuytco Research Ltd., a Canadian marine exploration company, ... Read More »

United Kingdom police close in on possible suspects in Novichok poisoning

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This was reported by The Guardian . Police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia , a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack and has put forward multiple theories as to who may have been behind it. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to open the closed town where Russian scientists say they developed ... Read More »

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial dispute

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I don't think that they're intentionally getting it wrong", Zuckerberg told Swisher . The idea that Holocaust deniers have malicious intent in regards to the content they share-that they are generally bigots or white nationalists spreading anti-Semitic misinformation, not simply misguided people who've accidentally flubbed their words-has apparently not occurred to Mark Zuckerberg . Read More »

US launches five WTO challenges to retaliatory tariffs

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China has sworn to retaliate at each step. An editorial published in the state operated Global Times noted that China had " advantages in a protracted trade war". Leaders failed to find sufficient consensus for such a joint statement after meetings in 2016 and 2017. "In the end, they [Chinese drug enforcement agencies] will be pawns of whatever politics the government of China wants to enact", said Jeffrey Higgins, a former Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special ... Read More »

New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump and Putin morphed as one

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In rebutting Trump's dismissive comments about USA intelligence on Monday, Coats said , "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". "I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that". Coats, his director of National Intelligence, had said Russian meddling is ongoing. Read More »

Thai cave boys honour diver after return home

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Today, the 12 boys and the coach faced the media for the first time since their ordeal, describing their shock at seeing the British divers who found them after they went missing inside the cave for nearly 10 days. Officials have asked that the boys' privacy be respected once they are home. They had planned to explore the cave after a practice but became trapped when monsoon rain flooded the cave. Read More »

MPs declare Israel an exclusively Jewish nation state

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, July 8, 2018. Parliamentarians from Israel's Arab sector, which makes up about 21 percent of the country's 8.5 million population, scoffed at his statement, saying the law was instead an expression of Jewish supremacy that had turned them into second-class citizens. Read More »

2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

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Two people were bitten at beaches on Fire Island Wednesday, according to Suffolk County police. The girl's mother, Barbara Pollina, told ABC News that her daughter Lola is "hanging in there - a little overwhelmed right now". Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying that he has deployed Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos to investigate the "apparent juvenile shark attacks off of Fire Island". Read More »

Donald Trump says he accepts intel that Russian Federation meddled in 2016 elections

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Speaking at the White House , in remarks which were not broadcast on live TV, he also said "I accept" the intelligence community's verdict that meddling took place - but that there was "no collusion". Ryan said he had not spoken with Trump, who hosted Republican members of Congress to discuss another round of tax cuts. "To cast a desire to forge better relations with even our most intense adversaries as some kind of treason is not only legally and constitutionally ignorant, since treason ... Read More »

Strikes blamed on Israel killed nine pro-regime fighters in Syria

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The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports. No injuries were initially reported but damage was confirmed in the attack , according to Reuters . We will not let them to turn Syria into a kind of vanguard against the State of Israel. The attack is the latest in a recent string of similar airstrikes and missile attacks by Israel against military positions in Syria. Read More »

How Mossad stole Iran's nuclear files from secret store

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The mission resulted in Israel obtaining documents suggesting Iran defied the spirit of its 2015 accord on its nuclear program with the United States , European powers, Russian Federation and China. "We're already working very closely with our counterparts", Mnuchin said. Last week, Iranian Embassy had said that Iran will do its best to ensure security of oil supply to India by offering various flexible measures. Read More »

Trump Press Conference With Putin Sparks Bipartisan Ire

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With no reference to the Cold War era, the controversial POTUS tweeted: "Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of USA foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" The summit comes after 12 Russians were charged with hacking in the 2016 United States elections. Read More »

Russian Federation agrees to help with North Korea relationship, Trump says

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President Donald Trump has now said there is no hurry to denuclearise North Korea - having previously said the process would start very soon. President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un - a shift in tone from when the United States leader said the process would start very soon. Read More »

Dozens of displaced Syrians approach Israel border waving white flags

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The displaced waved white flags at the Israeli soldiers before they turned back, according to activists. "Get a move on". Russian Federation is a major Assad ally. Reuters said the civilians retreated after being urged to do so by Israeli border guards. " Russia and the United States will work jointly (in this regard)". Read More »

Labour demands investigation into Vote Leave ministers

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In a statement the commission said that David Halsall from the Vote Leave campaign and Darren Grimes would now be referred to the Metropolitan Police. These claims have been denied by Vote Leave's former chief executive Matthew Elilott. The UK's Electoral Commission has fined the official campaign for Britain to leave the European Union and referred it to police for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum. Read More »

Did Queen Elizabeth Snub President Trump By Wearing This Accessory?

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The brooch gifted by the Obamas to the Queen. Neither is Trump's obsession with all things related to former President Barack Obama . The following day, the Queen met with Trump at Windsor Castle and donned a different pin on her jacket: This time, a palm-leaf brooch that her mother wore at the state funeral for her father, King George VI. Read More »

No Reason To Believe Russia Behind Election Meddling, Says Trump

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Apropos of nothing, but clearly using it as an opportunity to sidestep the hard question at hand, Trump brought up Clinton's use of a private email server and seemed to peddle his favorite conspiracy theory about how thoroughly the FBI actually conducted the investigation of Clinton and the hacking of the DNC's emails. Read More »

Real headlines from InfoWars, a site that's not banned on Facebook

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Even on Wednesday, before and after Facebook defended its decision to allow InfoWars to operate on its website, InfoWars used the social media platform to spread baseless conspiracy theories. However, on Wednesday a spokesperson admitted that it will continue to publish notorious "alt-right" figurehead Alex Jones' conspiracy website InfoWars on the platform, because it did not violate its policies. Read More »

Trump says US-Russia relations ‘never worse’ ahead of meeting with Putin

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CURRENCY: The dollar rose to 112.44 yen from 112.39 yen late Friday while the euro rose to $1.1701 from $1.1688. Asked if Russian Federation was at all to blame for the poor ties, he said: "I hold both countries responsible". U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a join press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland , Monday, July 16, 2018. Read More »

Putin And Trump Meet In Helsinki

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The local newspaper in Helsinki has spoken on behalf of the free world to two of the world's most prominent critics of journalists, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin , as they come to Finland for a meeting they are not describing as a summit. Read More »

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 »