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Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

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Instead, with Trump still highly popular with the party's base and Republican control of Congress under the gun in November mid-term elections, Senate Republicans appeared likely to fall in line behind the White House. "The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral". After Trump took office, McCain established himself as a leading critic, opposing Trump's immigration-limiting order, warning him against coziness with Moscow and lecturing him on the illegality of torture. Read More »

NY street shut down after bees swarm hot dog stand

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NYPD Sgt. Sheldo said at the scene that "a bunch" of the flying insects were initially spotted "swarming" around the pedestrian plaza at nearby Military Island. "We try to get as many as we can", Lauriano said. The bee scene turned into a tourist attraction, with passersby snapping photos and shooting videos. Read More »

Hurricane Maria Death Toll Estimate Climbs To Nearly 3,000

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Maria devastated the island in September 2017, knocking out the entire electrical grid. The disconnect between the administration's initial sanguine assessment of the situation and the enormity of the disaster was evident 12 days into the crisis when Elaine Duke, then acting U.S. Read More »

Judge blocks distribution of 3D-printed gun blueprints until case is resolved

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In July, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Texas-based company Defense Distributed to freely publish the files for the 3D-printed firearms and other information online beginning August 1. The ban on posting plans for 3D printed guns online will remain in place as the case continues in court. Lasnik on Monday said the government had failed to comply with procedural rules that mandate a 30-day notice period to the US Congress before allowing the files' dissemination. Read More »

A guide to Florida's primary election

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Ron DeSantis has defeated Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam in the Republican gubernatorial primary, delivering yet another sign of Trump's hold over the GOP base. Here's a look at the races facing Florida on Election Day. The Democratic primary was still too close to call at press time . The Arizona seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake, a Trump critic, is considered one of the two top takeover targets for Democrats, along with Nevada. Read More »

In This Conflict, Everybody Is Accused of War Crimes

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the US hasn't seen any "callous disregard" for innocent lives by the Saudi Arabia-led fight in Yemen, despite a new United Nations report outlining possible war crimes, rape, and torture by the American-supported coalition. Read More »

President Kenyatta Wraps Up Washington DC Visit After Bilateral Talks

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President Donald Trump says the government's "attacks on communities of faith" are over as he hosts a dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leaders at the White House. companies. Uhuru and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were received by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the South Portico, before briefly posing for pictures for the waiting press. Read More »

Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

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Mr Trump and Mr McCain had a long-running feud and the statement appeared to take a swipe at the president. The controversial Senator McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war, would be provided a military escort as he embarks on his final journey from Arizona to Washington and will be granted full military honors during a subsequent service at the United States Naval Academy. Read More »

Iran Defense Minister in Damascus, says Will Help Rebuild Syria

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It is passing through the critical stage and it is entering the very important stage of reconstruction", said Hatami, in comments carried by Iranian state broadcaster IRIB. The two countries have had strong ties for years. In an interview Monday night with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television channel, Hatami said the agreement included the rehabilitation of Syria's defence industry and assured Iran would provide "good service". Read More »

Seeking Brexit friends, United Kingdom aims to be Africa's top investor

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May was in SA as part of a three-nation visit to Africa in an effort to strengthen Britain's economic relations with the continent, ahead of the UK's exit from the EU In 2019. United Nations figures put annual UK investment in the continent at $55bn - ahead of France's $49bn and second to the U.S. on $57bn. Britain was South Africa's 6th largest global trading partner a year ago, with total trade at 79.5 billion rand ($5.6 billion), the South African president's office said. Read More »

Michael Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis backpedals on key claims

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Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen's attorneys, Lanny Davis , declined to comment. It turns out that a CNN story from July 26, 2018 claiming just that was supplied by Lanny Davis , the Clinton-associated lawyer for Michael Cohen , Trump's personal fixer - a man who just flipped on Trump to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, implicating Trump in campaign finance violations. Read More »

Senator John McCain dies aged 81

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Sources quoted by United States media said President Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice President Mike Pence. While I did not always agree with his positions, he was a public servant who indisputably aimed to put country over party". "I like people who weren't captured", Trump told an Iowa audience. Read More »

Senator John McCain dies after battle with brain cancer

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Most recently, he was a thorn in the side of President Donald Trump , keeping up his criticism of the White House even while undergoing severe medical treatment in Arizona. The controversial remark garnered widespread backlash. McCain's body will then be flown to Maryland for "three days of celebration in Washington", Davis said. Read More »

Late Sen. McCain to Lie in State at Capitol Hill Rotunda

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In an interview with The Jerusalem Post at that news conference, McCain expressed doubt about then-secretary of state John Kerry's efforts to reach a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Following the service, McCain will lie in state for the remainder of the day and the public will be invited to view his casket. McCain's colleagues, who know him better than McGann, had a much different take on their late friend. Read More »

Trump, under pressure to honour McCain, orders flags to half-staff

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Trump earlier disparaged McCain's Vietnam War service, saying he was "not a war hero" despite spending more than five years as a POW and enduring torture. "A passionate advocate for American global leadership, Senator McCain rightly bemoaned those who favored a United States pullback from world affairs", Harris added. Read More »

Cybersecurity erased in Scott Morrison's new cabinet - Security

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There are unlikely to be significant changes in policy, but like the former Prime Minister, Morrison will need to cater to the Liberal Party's broad membership, including its conservative wing, the report added. In the new cabinet, former Minister for Defence Marise Payne has replaced Julie Bishop and Peter Dutton remains Home Affairs Minister. She has since told the West Australian she is aware of claims MPs frightened her supporters into backing new Prime Minister Scott Morrison ... Read More »

Former top Vatican official calls on Pope to resign amid abuse crisis

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Aboard the papal plane, the Holy Father declined to confirm or deny that he knew about the US archbishop's sexual misconduct in 2013, yet reinstated him in ministry. Pope Francis allegedly removed those unconfirmed sanctions and made McCarrick "his trusted counselor" despite knowing him to be a " serial predator ". Read More »

Farewell statement from John McCain

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His family has said he did not want Trump to attend his funeral service, where former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak. Clearly, there had been no love lost between McCain and Trump. John McCain , are back at full-staff. He has sought to bridge the divide between the devotees of Trump who dominate Republican primaries in the state and a broader electorate more favourably inclined to McCain's centre-right politics. Read More »

Trump renews attacks on Sessions, who fires back

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Now, that choice really bothered the president. "I know this is a hard position for him to be in but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances", Cornyn told reporters at the Capitol. Read More »

China slams 'irresponsible' Trump for North Korea claim

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to return to North Korea next week for what he described as the next stage in ensuring the "final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea". North Korea has called on the U.S.to guarantee its security with a declaration of peace before it gets rid of its weapons, the Independent reported . Read More »

Turkish carriers to fill void after Europeans halt flights to Iran

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Last month, Iranian lawyers filed a case before the court that called on its judges to order the U.S. to suspend its sanctions pending a definitive ruling - something that could take years. Trump has repeatedly pointed to those omissions in referring to the accord as the "worst deal ever". "The recent lifting of sanctions has also effectively allowed Iran to re-open for business and paved the way for commerce to re-connect with Iran's economy, which is the second largest in Middle East and ... Read More »

White House Quickly Raises Flag Back to Full Staff After McCain’s Death

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Military Attache Ton Tuan from the U.S. Embassy salutes while paying respect to the late U.S. senator at the McCain Memorial in Hanoi on Monday. McCain died on Saturday of brain cancer.at the age of 81. US President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama were among the first ones to react to the US veteran's passing. "May God grant the McCain family comfort and peace during this hard time ", Ward said. Read More »

National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe

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Weisselberg has worked for the Trump family for more than four decades, including as treasurer for the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and is one of the people to whom Trump entrusted his business before taking office. "Last week proves. that the special counsel is the least important element in this investigation" into the president and the 2016 campaign, Dershowitz added, referring to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's pleading guilty in NY on Tuesday to tax evasion and campaign ... Read More »

John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate in Dorchester on Sunday, McCain's image was periodically projected on screens as part of a Senate exhibit. "A life lived embodying those truths casts a long, long shadow", Former Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement Saturday night. In the politics of the moment and in national political debate over the decades, McCain energetically advanced his ideas and punched back hard at critics-Trump not least among them. Read More »

Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

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It is not up to Bangladesh. The first step to improving the grim reality of internally displaced Rohingya is "freedom of movement", said Abdurahim, once a prosperous owner of a construction business in Sittwe. Around half a dozen new refugees who spoke to Reuters said that, after months of struggle amid charred huts and empty villages, they were forced to abandon their homes out of fear of harassment or arrest by the security forces. Read More »

John McCain's family remembers the man they loved

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For the past year, the Arizona Republican has been fighting the disease, which has kept him from Washington D.C. Sen. "Arizona, the United States and the world will never be the same without the voice of Senator John McCain ", Bidwill said in a statement . Read More »

Australian Treasurer wins ballot to be next prime minister

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The 50-year-old Morrison was born in east Sydney , who once worked in the property and tourism industries. The new socially conservative leader of the country's Liberal party said last November, after 61% of Australians voted in favour of introducing marriage equality , that as many - if not more Australians - wanted to see laws introduced that would protect religious freedom. Read More »