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Trump, Juncker tout deal pulling back from US-EU trade war

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After the 10 percent tariff on aluminum and 25 percent on steel, The Washington Post reported that Trump is considering slapping a 25 percent tariff on automobiles, an idea that has drawn fierce criticism from European Union officials - from where many U.S. Read More »

Philippine Duterte pledges to press ahead with a war on drugs

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On Monday, Duterte acknowledged the millions of OFWs for their sacrifices and great contributions to the economy. "It saps the morale or the morale of dedicated and honest government workers", he said . Duterte's cursing the chief and members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and threatening to throw them to the crocodiles also did not sit well with 64 percent of the respondents. Read More »

More than 220 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

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Opposition fighters who oppose a regime takeover can board buses with their families to be ferried to areas still under rebel control in the country's north. The Britain-based Observatory said three suicide attackers set off booby-trapped belts in Sweida city, as other blasts hit villages to the north and east. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Merkley: North Korea is 'playing its normal game' with Trump

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Pompeo said there were "lots of discussions" underway that he was not at liberty to discuss and "We have not been taken for a ride, senator". The historic Singapore summit followed a meeting between Kim and South Korea's Moon Jae-in at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone that has separated North and South Korea for 65 years. Read More »

House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

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Jordan and Meadows are the co-chairs of the House Freedom Caucus . Reps. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), along with nine co-sponsors, filed articles of impeachment against Mr. House Republicans have been ramping up their attacks on the deputy attorney general in recent weeks, accusing him of withholding documents and being insufficiently transparent in his handling of the probe led by special counsel Robert S. Read More »

Toronto shooting: Julianna Kozisl, 10, killed in Greektown massacre identified by police

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Hussain had no prior criminal record and had not been on the radar of Canada's security agencies, he said. Since the shooting , there have been increased calls to update Canada's "outdated gun-control laws". She was involved in the youth wing of the federal Liberal party and was remembered as a young woman who was "smart, passionate and full of energy". "Knowing what I know of Reese, she would have been an exceptional nurse, because she was a natural caregiver". Read More »

'Get me a Coke!' What's in the Trump-Cohen audio, what's not

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Cohen and the future president discussed setting up a company to buy the rights to Playboy bunny Karen McDougal's story from American Media, the corporation that owns the National Enquirer . The tape then cuts off abruptly. "This tape is more evidence that [President Trump] himself was directly involved in a campaign finance law violation", he claimed in a tweet . Read More »

Stormy Daniels and hubby to divorce

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According to TMZ , Crain has been granted a restraining order against his estranged wife. The Twitter statement from attorney Michael Avenatti contained few details of the divorce petition other than to say it was filed last week and to assert that its accuracy was "vehemently disputed". Read More »

Swedish student's video protest to stop an asylum seeker being deported

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Elin Ersson , reportedly bought a ticket for a flight from Gothenburg to Turkey after learning that a 52-year-old man would then be transferred to another plane and deported to Afghanistan . "I knew that I had legal rights on my side", she added. As she continued filming and refusing to take her seat, passengers and flight attendants are heard on the video growing increasingly frustrated. Read More »

Russian hackers penetrated networks of U.S. electric utilities

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The Department of Homeland Security says that the hackers broke into "secure", isolated utility networks by first infiltrating the networks of main vendors, the Wall Street Journal reports . United States officials say cyberattackers penetrated the control rooms of some power companies. DHS has been warning utility executives with security clearances about the Russian group's threat to critical infrastructure since 2014. Read More »

Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud'

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And that could be of interest to investigators looking into whether Cohen violated election laws by orchestrating hush money payouts. Surrounded by reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday, President Trump refused to talk about a recording of a conversation between him and former attorney Michael Cohen . Read More »

American Airlines erases references to Taiwan after China demand

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The authority said Taiwan should not be placed on an equal footing with China and that airlines must call it "China Taiwan" or the "China Taiwan region". A growing number of global airlines, including Qantas and Singapore Airlines, had already changed their website classifications of Taiwan to "Taiwan, China". Read More »

Western Wall stone crashes down in Jerusalem - Newspaper

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The footage showed the stone falling from a height of about seven metres in a almost vacant section of the wall adjacent to its picture-postcard main plaza, where Jewish worshippers traditionally cram written prayers into crevices. The study was published in the July 2014 edition of the scientific journal Geology. "The stones that are made of finer crystals fall apart much more easily". Read More »

Putin’s Not So Sure He Wants to Meet With Trump in Washington

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Wresting control of a chamber would allow them to derail or stall much of Mr Trump's policy agenda, while ushering in more aggressive congressional oversight and investigation of the US President's administration. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also testified before a Senate committee that Russian Federation would face "severe consequences" for future election interference. Read More »

Brock Turner appeals assault conviction to avoid sex offender registration

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Eric Multhaup described Turner's actions as " outercourse ", meaning a sexual act while clothed rather than intent to rape. Brock Turner's lawyer tells appeals court... " I absolutely don't understand what you are talking about ", replied a baffled Justice Franklin D. Elia in response to Multhaup's arguments, WHIO reports. Read More »

Family of Justine Damond to file civil rights lawsuit Monday

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Mohamed Noor, who is no longer a police officer, was allegedly sitting in the front passenger seat of the police vehicle, shot across his partner and out the window at Damond Ruszczyk. City officials declined immediate comment and attorneys for Noor and Harrity did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Freeman, who had previously said he would avoid calling grand juries for officer-involved shootings did so before filing charges against Noor, citing a lack of cooperation from ... Read More »

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year

Top officials have been growing nervous since the White House announced that Russian president Vladimir Putin has been invited to Washington this fall. "That is something we reserve for allies", he said. He said that Trump, despite his denigration of the Mueller probe, accepts that there was Russian interference in the 2016 election and fully understands the threat posed by Moscow . Read More »

Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed again

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As the news station noted, this isn't the first time the star has been destroyed or damaged. In 2016, a man posed as an LA city construction worker and smashed the star with a sledgehammer. "I sort of had enough with Mr Trump's aggressive language toward women and his behaviour, his sexual violence with women and against women", Otis, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told the Times . Read More »

UK's Brexit negotiating position a 'far advanced offer' - Raab

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Also in the session, Robbins revealed that teams from the Cabinet Office Europe Unit as well as from the Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for International Trade, have been working together to achieve "as frictionless trade as possible between the United Kingdom and the European Union". Read More »

Ron DeSantis calls Ocasio-Cortez 'this girl' in blasting her socialist views

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Ron DeSantis of the new Democratic breakout star from NY. "And that was reflected in the donors", Trent said. Ocasio-Cortez first came into the national spotlight in June after she surprisingly unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Taking to Twitter , Ocasio-Cortez slammed the video , which had racked up over 1 million views. Ocasio-Cortez said it was "strange" DeSantis did not recognized that since roughly 75,000 Puerto Ricans relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria past year. Read More »

American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest

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We welcome long overdue news that Pastor Brunson has been moved from prison to house arrest in #Turkey , but it is not enough. The 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina was arrested in December 2016 for allegedly "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups", a reference to outlawed Kurdish militants and the network of USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup attempt. Read More »

What's the deal with the Trump-Putin press conference video?

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USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to sway the vote toward Trump, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign worked with the Russians. So far, only one foreign leader has addressed a joint meeting of Congress since Trump took office: French President Emmanuel Macron on April 25 . "I want to assure this committee that the United States does not, and will not, recognize the Kremlin's purported annexation of Crimea", he ... Read More »

Woman in 'loveless' marriage denied divorce by court

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But the Supreme Court refused to grant a divorce to the 68-year-old, saying they are not able to "change the law". Tini, who is in her late 60s, wants a divorce. It is also disappointing for the family law community which has been trying to take the heat out of divorce and encourage separating couples to behave respectfully and where possible amicably towards each other. Read More »

Heat wave across Japan kills 11 more people

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Therefore, with other parts of Japan witnessing similar scorching temperatures, it is essential that people listen to sound advice and take many precautions. Ms Koike also cited traditional ways of cooling in Japan, such as hanging straw screens and spraying water on road surfaces. "But our traditional wisdom is not enough to beat the heat like this", she said. Read More »

Trump Tweets: ‘Tariffs Are the Greatest’

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The announcement came hours after Trump took to Twitter TWTR to proclaim: "Tariffs are the greatest!" The US and European allies have been at odds over the president's tariffs on steel imports and are meeting as the trade dispute threatens to spread to automobile production. Read More »

12 audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

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The FBI seized documents and recordings from Cohen's home , hotel and Manhattan office in a series of raids on April 9. Cohen's decision not to seek a pardon suggests he may be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Read More »

Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

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US President Donald Trump said Monday he had given up "nothing" during his summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , following a week of withering, bipartisan criticism over his handling of the meeting. presidential elections over the conclusions of his own intelligence community. "It'd be entirely consistent with the commitment that Chairman Kim made to President Trump when the two of them were in Singapore together", Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday when asked about the finding. Read More »

Judge: Release immigrant held after US Army base pizza delivery

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In Tuesday's order, Crotty said Villavicencio can remain in the US while he exhausts his right to attempt to gain legal status. Villavicencio applied to stay in the U.S. Villavicencio, who is originally from Ecuador, was arrested on June 1 while delivering a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base. "Today is also an affirmation that the courts can still serve as a check on the (US) executive (branch) when it breaks with our laws and principles", said Adriene Holder, an attorney in the civil ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame completely destroyed

Police say the man suspected of the latest attempt on the star is still at large. James Lambert Otis, whose family owns a CT elevator company, was sentenced to probation previous year for vandalizing the star, according to Reuters. A similar incident happened in 2016 when Trump's star was crushed by a sledgehammer-wielding vandal. Leong said he will likely be booked on suspicion of felony vandalism. Read More »

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 »