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Taiwan 'won't bow to pressure', president says amid China tensions

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El Salvador is the fifth country Taiwan will lose as a diplomatic ally since Tsai came to office in 2016, following Burkina Faso , the Dominican Republic , Sao Tome and Principe and Panama. Taiwan has been a self-ruled island since 1949 where the Nationalists fled after being defeated by the Communists in the civil war in China. In a nationally televised speech, Sanchez Ceren said his country was cutting diplomatic and commercial ties with Taiwan and would establish full diplomatic and ... Read More »

China, Malaysia to push forward bilateral ties, economic cooperation

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the end of a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. For his part, Li said both sides were willing to further expand trade between China and Malaysia. The objective of Mahathir's visit is to wipe out doubts arises following the change of government after the general elections, and to further enhance political trust between the two countries, it said. Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM faces second leadership challenge

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A social liberal and multi-millionaire former merchant banker, Turnbull rode an early wave of popular support but his standing has diminished significantly. Thursday is the last day of parliament until September 10, with the next scheduled Liberal partyroom meeting on September 11. The plan would have cut taxes on certain large businesses from 30 to 25 percent, but it was reportedly unpopular with voters. Read More »

Cristhian Bahena Rivera to make his initial court appearance today

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Cristhian Rivera, 24, who had worked at Yarrabee Farms in Iowa for four years but is originally from Mexico, was charged with first degree murder on Tuesday over the death of Mollie Tibbetts . If you subscribe to the argument that the Tibbetts murder became national news when Trump mentioned it, then the reason it's national news needs to be highlighted in the headline. Read More »

Over two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

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This year , the Saudis have launched a "smart hajj " initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care. The interior ministry said on Saturday that the number of pilgrims arriving in Makkah already surpassed the two million mark, mostly from overseas including large contingents from Egypt, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Read More »

Trump explained why he met with the President of Russian Federation

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South and North Koreans participating in a reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War held their first private meetings Tuesday, following group sessions a day before. IAEA inspectors are not allowed into North Korea, but they have been monitoring the country via satellites and other available information. Observers say the USA apparently is putting pressure on the North by revealing its earlier response. Read More »

Mueller recommends up to 6 months for ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos

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The former Trump campaign employee reached a plea agreement with Mueller's team past year and is set to be sentenced in September. George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser on President Donald Trump's campaign, struck a plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller's office last October, when he admitted to one count of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Kerala floods: 1 mn people in relief camps, says Tourism Minister

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The Union Government has designated the floods in Kerala as a Level 3 disaster, constituted as a " Calamity of Severe Nature .' "Keeping in view the intensity/magnitude of the floods/landslides of 2018 in Kerala, this is a Calamity of Severe Nature " for all practical purposes", reads a memorandum of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More »

Liberal spill: Turnbull wins leadership vote 48-35

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Choosing to back down on the emissions legislation shows that Mr Turnbull wants to avoid testing his support in a parliamentary vote. "[Foreign Minister] Julie Bishop was the one person who nominated for that role and she's the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party ". Read More »

Christopher Watts Formally Charged With Murder of Wife and Daughters

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He was also charged with two counts of first-degree murder - victim under 12/position of trust, one count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body . Police showed Watts an aerial view of the oil site and he identified the locations where the bodies could be found, police said. A defense motion seeking the DNA samples from the young girls' necks suggested that they may have been strangled. Read More »

North Korea to host emotional family reunions

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At his historic June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June, Kim pledged to abandon his country's nuclear programmes if Washington provided security guarantees, but the two sides have since struggled to agree how to reach that goal. Read More »

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy

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Smoky, hazy conditions are making a return to the Puget Sound region because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . " Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health". Approximately 6,000 people living near active fires have been told to leave their homes, while more than 11,000 people have been warned that evacuations could be ordered. Read More »

British woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

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The ship was sailing in the Adriatic Sea after departing from Croatia when the British woman, 46, fell overboard shortly before midnight on Saturday. David Radas, a spokesman for the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs, told the Sun: "It is still not confirmed whether the British woman has fallen off or jumped from the cruising ship". Read More »

Afghan leader declares Eid truce with Taliban

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The buses were travelling along a highway in an area under Taliban control, en route to the capital Kabul . Ghani has been trying to nudge the resurgent Taliban, which has been fighting to overthrow the US -backed government in Kabul since 2001, into peace talks. Read More »

Manafort Jury Begins Second Day of Deliberations

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If that's the case, then the more time the jury spends reviewing the evidence the more likely it becomes that they will convict him. Ellis was more accommodating on another request made by the press. Listen to what else Vance had to say about Trump's "message" to Manafort in the video up top. After Manafort's income from Ukraine dried up, prosecutors charge, he lied to get loans from banks. Read More »

Giuliani Goes Full Orwell: ‘Truth Is Not Truth’

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Two weeks ago, Trump also admitted the meeting was to get damaging information on then-candidate Clinton, but said it was "totally legal". "In fairness to Giuliani - the Ken Bone of 9/11 - that was not the dumbest thing he said in that interview", Oliver warned his viewers. Read More »

J&K govt gives Kerala Rs 2 cr for flood relief

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Kurian, a top disaster management official in Kerala. The number of those displaced in the torrential rains has been put at 7.24 lakh by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan , who also said most of the affected had been rescued and the government's focus would now be their rehabilitation. Read More »

White House lawyer Donald McGahn 'cooperating extensively' with Robert Mueller

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. The US President tweeted it was his decision to let McGahn, as well as other White House staffers, to talk to Mueller, and provided over a million pages of papers. Read More »

JUST IN: Kofi Annan is dead

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He was 80 years old. He was a distinguished and accomplished worldwide public servant and one of Africa's most prominent diplomats. He joined the United Nations system in 1962 as an administrative and budget officer with the World Health Organization in Geneva , rising through the ranks to hold senior-level posts in areas such as budget and finance, and peacekeeping. Read More »

Trump cancels funding for US stabilization efforts in Syria

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Consequently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the department to "redirect" the US funding, following a monthslong review of the spending plans. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One for campaign fundraising events in Southampton, New York, U.S., August 17, 2018. As part of the move and to help oversee the transition, the administration is appointing veteran diplomat James Jeffrey as a special envoy to Syria. Read More »

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

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It's often said that no one who finds their way into Donald Trump's orbit manages to escape entirely clean. In one from August a year ago, she makes mention of "fake news", but then proceeds to catalogue a series of achievements by the president in a manner more enthusiastic than combative. Read More »

Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

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Dozens of military and coastguard helicopters flew in torrential rain to reach high risk areas, officials said, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the crisis as "devastating". He asked the National Highways Authority of India to give top priority to fix the national highways which are badly damaged due to floods. According to India's weather bureau, since the beginning of June more than 126 inches of rain has fallen on the hilly central Kerala district of Idukki, which is ... Read More »

No tsunami threat to Hawaii following major Fiji natural disaster

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Dubbed "The Island of a Thousand Mosques", Muslim-majority Lombok is a less popular destination than its neighbour Bali, the Hindu-majority island that forms the backbone of Indonesia's $19.4 billion tourist sector. The economic toll of the quake - including its impact to buildings, infrastructure and productivity - has been estimated to be at least five trillion rupiah (€303 million). Read More »

Colorado woman and daughters may have been strangled, court documents reveal

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Authorities separately announced that the Weld County Coroner's Office had performed autopsies on Friday and confirmed the bodies as 34-year-old Shanann , 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste Watts . "Defense counsel had an opportunity to speak with a DNA expert this morning". It wasn't immediately clear if the judge ruled on the motions. Despite the new filing, there has been no official cause of death for the girls or Shanann revealed yet since their bodies were found on August ... Read More »

Operator of collapsed Italian bridge says no early sign of trouble

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Tragedy struck when the 50-metre-high section of the Genoa bridge crashed down during a violent storm on Tuesday, with as many as 35 vehicles driving on it . Italian Prime Minister Conte declared a 12-month state of emergency. A funeral will be held for the 39 identified victims on Saturday, Mr Conte said in a later Facebook post, adding that it would coincide with a national day of mourning. Read More »

North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

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In his opening statement, the North's chief delegate Ri Son Gwon said: "As the Pyongyang meeting of the leaders of the north and south is being discussed, I think talking about the issue will provide answers to the wishes of the people". Security experts caution against giving in to North Korea's demands, as Pyongyang is known to exploit ambiguities in agreements. -North Korea talks on denuclearization and rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Chinese bombers likely training for U.S. strikes: Pentagon

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The report further stated that China is also building long-range bombers having nuclear capability, saying the Chinese air force "has been re-assigned a nuclear mission". The report notes the training is part of an attempt to leverage "China's growing economic, diplomatic, and military clout to establish regional preeminence and expand the country's worldwide influence". Read More »