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White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

The back-and-forth came as the White House outlined the agenda for a proposed second summit between Trump and Putin - in Washington this fall - that would focus on national security. If Putin did take the risk and come to the USA for a summit, it will not be his first visit since he has ruled Russian Federation, something the White House was emphasising this week. Read More »

Trump, Putin discussed Syria crisis, returning refugees: Pompeo

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You may remember... that was the meeting where the two world leaders came to some sort of "international security" agreement that the Pentagon doesn't have any clue about. presidential election. No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade and it would be a diplomatic coup for Mr Putin, who has been isolated by the West for activities in Ukraine, Syria and the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Read More »

TIME cover morphs Donald Trump into Vladimir Putin

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Trump's administration has sought to control the damage from Monday's summit in Helsinki, where the president astonished the world and drew sharp criticism at home by siding with Putin over USA intelligence agencies on Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Trump Questions NATO Mutual Defense Pact, Citing Montenegro

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Russian Federation was vehemently opposed to Montenegro's joining the alliance, issuing statements of opposition. The only time Article 5 was invoked was on behalf of the USA following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. And Montenegro, a small Balkan nation southwest of Serbia, is considered particularly vulnerable. Infuriated that the west should encroach on areas long viewed as falling within its own sphere of influence, Moscow reacted with barely concealed fury, going so far as to ... Read More »

Trump Fed critique sends dollar lower

The president repeated his criticism of the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates while the USA dollar continued to get stronger. In a CNBC interview that aired earlier on Friday, Trump said he's "ready to go" with tariffs on $500 billion of Chinese goods, roughly the value of all US imports from the Asian nation a year ago. Read More »

Who’s Thrilled With The Helsinki Summit, Besides Russia? Israel

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It comes after Trump held a press conference with Putin in Helsinki on Monday, in which the United States leader was accused of not pressing his Russian counterpart on the election meddling that both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have concluded was conducted by Moscow . Read More »

'Several wounded' in stabbing on German bus

When the bus driver walked back to find out what was going on, he was punched by the assailant, Ms Hingst said. Prosecutors will seek to have the man kept in custody pending possible charges of bodily harm and attempted arson, Hingst said. Read More »

Canada's Trudeau appoints Border Security Minister to deal with migration

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If new faces in new roles can be successful, the Liberals will feel more confident entering the first campaign in which their record as a government will be the focus of attention. The appointment of Dominic Leblanc - an experienced, tough-minded but persuasive MP - as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is meant to make federal-provincial relations more manageable in the new climate. Read More »

White House: Discussions underway for possible Putin visit this fall

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More: Why is Trump open to letting Russian Federation interrogate Americans, including former USA ambassador McFaul? "President Putin knows this better than anybody, certainly better than the media". Congressional Republicans have also criticized what they see as Trump's over-indulgence of Putin. On Thursday, Trump offered fresh remarks, claiming to CNBC he has been "far tougher on Russian Federation than any president in many , many years" and warning that he would be Putin's "worst ... Read More »

Israeli soldier and four Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip clashes

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Earlier Friday, Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited Sderot, an Israeli town near Gaza that has been hard hit by Palestinian rockets over the years. "IDF troops are on high alert and will continue to operate in order to ensure the safety of Israeli civilians". It accuses Hamas of controlling the makeshift devices, which have set fields in Israel ablaze, as well as orchestrating the protests at the border, which Israel regards as a threat to its border communities. Read More »

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 »