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Trump says China is targeting USA farmers, being 'vicious'

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U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns from Kansas City, Missouri, to the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., July 24, 2018 . "All will be Great!" While the President also attempted to blame farming issue on his predecessors, inside Republican circles, operatives tasked with keeping Republican majorities in the House and Senate privately anxious. Read More »

Proof dogs really do want to be man's best friend

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Researchers put 34 dogs , including golden retrievers and Labradors, in a room next to their owners, who were trapped behind a transparent door. We expected to find that dogs would open the door more often if their owner was crying than if they were humming. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide denies being Russian agent

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Read the report here. The documents released include applications and renewal warrants filed in 2017 after Trump took office. Trump was personally warned in August 2016 by senior U.S. He blamed Trump for making public House Republicans' initial memo about the FISA applications, a move by Trump that the congressman called "nakedly political and self-interested, and created to to (sic) interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation". Read More »

Amber heatwave alert issued

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A level three heat health watch alert is still in place for much of the east and south-east of England. - Met Office issues yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstormsYellow and Amber warnings represent a range of impact levels and likelihoods, which can include damage to property, travel delays and cancellations, loss of water supplies and power cuts. Read More »

One woman dead, 13 injured in Toronto shootout

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Toronto police officers work at the scene of a shooting in Toronto July 23. Toronto Police sergeant Glenn Russell said that witnesses were being transported by buses to multiple offices to speak with investigators. The other victims are being treated in hospital but their conditions are not immediately clear. Jody Steinhauer was celebrating her birthday with family at Christina's restaurant when they heard 10 to 15 shots. Read More »

The Trump-Cohen Tape Reveals A Concealed Affair And A Corrupt Coverup

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On Tuesday night CNN aired what they're calling a "secret Trump-Michael Cohen tape " that reveals a conversation between then-private citizen Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen . She had already been effectively silenced with a "job" she was excited about at this point, and since Pecker was definitely a friend there was no apparent need to buy her story from the National Enquirer . Read More »

Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen

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In 2016, the Wall Street Journal revealed American Media, who owns the pro-Trump National Enquirer , bought the rights to the model's story for $150,000, but didn't publish it. He told AP: "The president wanted to do it the right way". "If he wants to do what I did, having the tape to back you up is certainly nice". A source has told Fox that no payment was ever made to McDougal. Read More »

Ryan downplays Trump 'trolling' on clearances

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All the former officials have been somewhat critical of Trump, particularly his handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin last week in Helsinki. Some former officials also have jobs that require a security clearance. "The president is the ultimate classification authority", said Bradley P. Moss, a national security attorney who specializes in security clearance law. Read More »

Brexit secretary admits food will need to be stockpiled

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Robbins repeatedly fended off suggestions that Cabinet ministers had not been properly briefed in the run-up to the Chequers away-day, or that the Brexit white paper that emerged from the summit was a "significant departure" from May's original position. Read More »

Donald Trump claims Russian Federation is interfering in USA midterms to help Democrats

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Mr Trump has repeatedly spoken of the Russian president in glowing terms, congratulating him for his election victory against the advice of senior White House officials. Ushakov told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday that no preparations were underway for a meeting in Washington and there were "other options that our leaders could consider", such as the late November meeting of the Group of 20 in Argentina or another global event that both would attend. Read More »

Russians Have Something on Trump, Half of U.S. Voters Say

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President Donald Trump said he's "very concerned" that Russian Federation will try to meddle in November's midterm elections to help Democrats win. The White House said on Monday Trump was looking at revoking the security clearances of Brennan and five other former officials who have been critical of the president. Read More »

Macron ex-aide Alexandre Benalla under investigation over protester attack

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Macron, who assumed office past year, came under fire after French newspaper Le Monde revealed that his office had learned of the incident three months ago but failed to inform authorities. Macron's office said Benalla had only been authorized to join the police as an observer. Parliament was forced to suspend debate on a key constitutional reform bill as MPs accused the government of attempting to cover up the allegations against Alexandre Benalla. Read More »

At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse

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The disaster left more than 6,600 people homeless, according to the Lao News Agency . The $1.2bn (£915m) dam is part of a project by Xe-Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Company, a joint venture which is also known as PNPC. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith suspended the planned monthly meeting of the government and instead led his cabinet and other officials to the affected areas to monitor the situation and the rescue effort. Read More »

North Korea removes key facilities at missile launching station

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The US president told a news conference after the unprecedented 12 June summit that Mr Kim had promised that a major missile engine testing site would be destroyed very soon. "This is consistent with North Korea's public line, which is that its successful test program is now transitioning to mass production of nuclear and missile systems", he said. Read More »

Most Americans support latest Trump-Putin summit, poll shows

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Overshadowing the result is concern about Trump's relationship with Russian Federation, after a campaign and first year in office where he regularly praises Putin, even as Russian Federation is identified with a nerve agent attack in Britain, backing for the Assad regime in Syria, and interference in the US elections. Read More »

Community searches for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

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However, ABC News reported that investigators were now following other leads. "No words to describe how you feel when you don't know where or how your child is", Tibbetts' mother, Laura Calderwood , told ABC News . Mortvedt said Federal Bureau of Investigation and Iowa investigators are concentrating on areas around Brooklyn that Tibbetts has known to have gone to in the past. Read More »

Two dead, 13 wounded in shooting attack in Toronto

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Authorities have said they don't know what motivated the attack but haven't ruled out any possibility. The shooting unfolded quickly at about 10 p.m. One of those injured was a child. People leave an area taped off by the police near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto , Canada , July 22, 2018. Read More »

Greece: Major forest fires rage near Athens as homeowners flee

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Twenty-six of the dead were groups of families or friends found huddled together, some of them clasp in hugs. The number of missing persons was still unclear. "Residents and visitors in the area did not escape in time even though they were a few metres from the sea or in their homes", fire brigade spokeswoman Stavroula Maliri said. Read More »

Who Is John Cowell? BART Stabbing Suspect Information

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Surveillance footage showed Cowell fleeing the station through a parking lot and stripping off his clothes there. She added that while investigators "currently have no evidence to conclude that this was racially motivated. In describing her sister Nia, she said, "The most sweetest person on the earth, she didn't do nothing to nobody I didn't do nothing to nobody and for this to happen is just outright insane". Read More »

Dostum's return to improve security in north: Nicholson

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It is noted that the explosion occurred immediately after the airport left the motorcade of Vice-President of Afghanistan Abdul Rashid Dostum , who arrived from Turkey, where he spent the past year. Dostum's political alignment with President Ashraf Ghani an alliance of convenience, not because they see eye to eye. Hundreds of Dostum's supporters had gathered at the entrance of Kabul airport to welcome home the ethnic Uzbek leader from exile. Read More »

Rand Paul said he asked President Trump to remove several security clearances

The threat against Brennan and former senior US officials James Comey , James Clapper , Michael Hayden , Susan Rice and Andrew McCabe represented an extraordinary politicization of the USA government's security clearance process. And it's an abuse of the system". "I think he is trolling people, honestly", said Ryan. "John V. Berry, an attorney who represents federal intelligence agency employees, said such a move would "be awful for America" and totally defeat the process of ... Read More »

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Plane With Patriot Missiles

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Israel has shot down a Syrian warplane flying over its airspace over southern Golan, according to its military. Syrian state media said Israel attacked "one of our war planes, which are leveling [terrorist] encampments in the Saida region on the outskirts of the Yarmouk Basin, in Syrian airspace". Read More »

USA judge agrees to delay Manafort trial until next week

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Also on Monday afternoon, Judge Ellis agreed to the request by Mueller's office for "use immunity" for five different witnesses, all of whom had said they would take the Fifth Amendment if called to testify in Manafort's trial. The court will proceed with jury questionnaires Tuesday and begin jury selection on July 31. Earlier this month , Giuliani said Trump was willing to answer "narrow" questions from Mueller, but with the assurance that the inquiry was in its final stages. Read More »

President calls taping 'unheard of and perhaps illegal'

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Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. Trump tweeted Saturday morning: "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong! ". NY state law allows for recordings of conversations with only the consent of one party; other jurisdictions require all parties to agree to a recording. Read More »

Reese Fallon, 18, identified as Danforth shooting victim

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Mayor John Tory said he was "outraged that someone has unleashed such a bad attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening". On July 22, shortly after 10pm, a 29-year-old man armed with a handgun entered several restaurants on Toronto's Danforth Avenue, opening fire at several groups of people. Read More »

Trump Reverses Course Again, Calling Russian Election Meddling a Hoax

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Thanks to evidence collected from multiple sources, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as clearly stated in its FISA warrant request, came to believes Page was "the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government" and that he had been "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government". Read More »

2Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapses

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has postponed government meetings and gone to the affected area in Sanamxay district with senior officials to monitor relief efforts, state media said. The remaining 10 percent of power would be sold to the local grid under an agreement between the PNPC and the Electricite du Laos. Construction on the dam began in February 2013 and commercial operations were expected to begin in 2018. Read More »