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Hamas: Kushner and Greenblatt spokespeople for Israeli occupation

Last weekend saw the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war, raising worries of another round of confrontation. Khalil Al-Hayya, Hamas's deputy chief in Gaza, said on Friday the kites would continue to fly. Police sappers dealt with the device. The weekly protests led by Gaza's Hamas rulers against Israel are meant in part to draw attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after the militant group assumed control of Gaza in 2007. Read More »

"Trump urges Erdogan to do something" to free American pastor Andrew Brunson

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President Trump has called for Brunson's release several times, tweeting the pastor should "be allowed to come home to his attractive family where he belongs". "None of the witnesses ever heard from me the slightest word of support for the PKK", he added. "I forgive those who do injustice against me". Kosnett said the USA remains deeply concerned about Brunson's status "as well as the status of other American citizens and Turkish local employees of the U.S. Read More »

Trump invites Putin to U.S. as Democrats call for Helsinki details

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Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under way. That would include approving aid to countries like Ukraine and Georgia, passing legislation to impose sanctions on Russian Federation, giving USA intelligence agencies the tools they need to disrupt Moscow's campaigns, and keeping the public informed of Russia's ongoing efforts to sow discord throughout the West, he said . Read More »

Trump to CNBC: 'Obama Was a Patsy for Russia'

Meanwhile, the White House laid out the agenda for a second summit between Trump and Putin in the fall in Washington that would focus on national security concerns. Republicans and Democrats in Congress are seeking answers on what agreements Mr Trump may have reached with Mr Putin in their two-hour meeting on Monday in which they were accompanied only by their interpreters. Read More »

Putin Receives Invitation From Trump to Visit Washington Despite Summit Uproar

He said he was not aware of an invitation from Trump for Putin to visit Washington later this year, but stressed that Moscow was ready to discuss such a visit. Rarely has any White House sent the compass needle spinning in so many different directions in such a short time . Coats, who oversees the nation's 17 intelligence agencies, also said that if he had been asked, he would have advised Trump against meeting Putin alone, with just interpreters. Read More »

Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

In an unprecedented cyber attack, Singapore said hackers stole the personal details records of more than 1.5 million patients, including those of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong , from SingHealth. On July 10, the Health Ministry, SingHealth and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore were informed after forensic investigations confirmed that it was a cyber attack. Read More »

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants Congress News

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On Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats fought it out in a floor debate. "The American people should be very anxious about the commitment of this president and his Republican allies in Congress to securing our elections", said Rep. John McCain voiced the loudest opposition among his fellow Republicans, labeling the meeting as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory" because of Trump's "naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats". Read More »

First commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea touches down

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Passengers sipped champagne and danced in the aisles on board the first commercial flight for two decades between Ethiopia and its former foe Eritrea yesterday. "I knew one day it would happen", Hailemariam said of the peace with Eritrea. The conflict between the two nations dates back to the 1993 secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia. Read More »

Luebeck Bus Stabbing In Germany Leaves At Least 14 Wounded

Several people were injured in an apparent knife attack aboard a bus in northern Germany on Friday. Earlier, authorities tweeted about a "major police deployment in Luebeck". Police said authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of and motive for the attack. The attacker, who has been arrested, carried out the attack as the bus was headed toward Travemuende, a popular beach near the city of Luebeck, local newspaper Luebecker Nachrichten reported . Read More »

WhatsApp cuts message forwarding to stop viral fake news

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With more than 200 million users, India is WhatsApp's biggest market . This means that a user can only forward a media message five times from the same account. This move, however, will help WhatsApp to curb the spread of fake news globally. "Rampant circulation of irresponsible messages in large volumes on their platform have not been addressed adequately by WhatsApp ", says the statement. Read More »

Trump again praises Putin summit as ‘success despite uproar

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Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, an Arizona Republican and a Delaware Democrat, are reportedly working on a nonbinding resolution to endorse the intelligence committee's findings. Democratic lawmakers meanwhile pushed for Congress to subpoena Trump's summit interpreter to find out what transpired during his private meeting with Putin. Read More »

Trump's threat of tariffs on all $505bn of Chinese imports knocks markets

China imports far less from the USA, buying about US$130 billion in American goods a year ago, so it doesn't have as much to leverage with tariffs, but it could use other measures to hit trade such as tightening regulatory oversight. Trump has told reporters before that the US could target all of China's imports. Markets were already wary over increased trade tensions between the U.S. Read More »

Mr. Putin Goes To Washington

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White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment , Bloomberg reported . On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had the first full-scale meeting in Helsinki. Coats said he wished Trump hadn't made the statement backing up the "powerful" denial by Vladimir Putin of election hacking. Republicans and Democrats in Congress are seeking answers on what agreements Mr Trump may have reached with Mr Putin in their two-hour meeting on Monday in which they were ... Read More »

James Comey urges Americans to vote Democrat

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In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Comey called the Republican-held Congress "incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design". "Policy differences don't matter right now. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be". On Monday, after the USA president's press conference with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin , Mr Comey tweeted: "This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country". Read More »

Man steals car from date to go on another date

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Pugh tracked the vehicle via the Global Positioning System from her godsister's phone, where it showed that the two were headed to the drive-in. But when she walked back out of the shop, she saw that her date and her auto were gone. Pugh said they used the Global Positioning System on her God sister's phone to tail Griffin before losing him, but then found him again at a drive-in movie theater on Summer Avenue. Read More »

Tornado weaves path of destruction through Iowa

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A National Weather Service report cited missing and overturned vehicles, tops of buildings gone and broken power and gas lines in Marshalltown at 4:55 p.m. Another tornado hit agricultural machinery maker Vermeer Manufacturing, where some people were still working, in the town of Pella, about 64kms southeast of Des Moines. Read More »

Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'

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In response, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was trying to "squirm away from what he said yesterday". Trump added that he had "full faith and support" in United States intelligence agencies and as he repeated the remark, the lights in the room were suddenly dimmed off. Read More »

Passenger records moment of Wonderboom plane crash

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One frightened man can be heard saying "this is getting very, very bad" and "they best get us to the runway". The network has posted video of the crash Convair 340, which is made on Board by the passenger. It went down about 6 km to the east of the airport. The two pilots, who both had 30 years experience flying for Qantas, were seriously injured and placed in induced comas. Read More »

Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

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On Tuesday, he attempted to clarify that he accepts the intelligence community's conclusions about Moscow's role in the 2016 campaign but added caveats suggesting that other nations or actors may have been involved. US intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the November 6 congressional races. "I'm interpreting what the president said, I'm not reversing it", Sanders said. Read More »

U.S. intelligence chief in the dark over Trump summit

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Mr Trump also accused the news media of trying to provoke a confrontation with Moscow that could lead to war, although concerns about the meeting have been raised by a broad cross-section of Republicans and Democrats. Since then Trump issued a belated clarification, undercut the reversal with qualifiers, made new comments contradicting USA intelligence and then sent his spokeswoman out to deny it happened. Read More »

Georgia waitress bodyslams man for grabbing her butt

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He spent two nights in jail before being released on July 2 on $2,500 bail. Holden is then seen talking smack to the man. In the security footage, a male customer, walking behind her, reaches out and gropes her as he passes by. I'd like to take this opportunity to give back to something that means a great deal to me, CATS!' According to the Daily Mail , the Palm Bay, Florida resident was dining with his long-term girlfriend the night the incident occurred. Read More »

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight the spread of fake news

Beatings and deaths triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp's biggest market with more than 200 million users, caused a public relations nightmare, sparking calls from authorities for immediate action. "We believe that these changes - which we'll continue to evaluate - will help keep WhatsApp the way it was created to be: a private messaging app" the company said. Read More »

Mother charged with letting men rape toddler daughter

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On June 29, Kansas City Police Department were called to a metro hospital in regard to a reported rape. While there, Independence police handed the officers a recording made by Watson's boyfriend, in which she admitted to watching the child get raped several times by two men, according to court documents. Read More »

Talks underway for Putin visit to Washington, White House says

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In a group of tweets , Trump said that his meeting with Putin was "a great success", and he looks forward to their second meeting so as to "start implementing some of the many things discussed", including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace and more . Read More »

California woman expected to survive bee attack

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But that insight wouldn't come until later. The bees "were nearly in clusters", one of the firefighters, Ryan Wilson , told KNBC. "She probably had a few hundred if not a thousand bees just embedded into her hair and crawling all over her face", said OCFA firefighter Ryan Wilson in an interview with CBS San Francisco . Read More »

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 »