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Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

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

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 »

One Suspect Dead After Mass Shooting In Florida

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Wilson pledged to "work with our partners and our internal teams to establish a consistent level of security at all of our competitive gaming events". Video footage from the live stream appears to show two tournament participants in the sights of a gun as a red laser dot appears on their bodies. Many gamers taking part in the tournament took to Twitter in the moments after the gunfire , including Drini Gjorka , who suffered a wound to the thumb. 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 »

Hurricane brings severe flooding to Hawaii

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Hurricane Lane on its way to Hawaii. Tourists on the island were jolted as they toured waterfalls and lounged on beaches beginning Wednesday afternoon when their phones erupted with the distinct alarm tone of an emergency message warning them of the approach of Hurricane Lane . Read More »

Iowa college student died of 'sharp force injuries,' autopsy finds

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After hundreds of tips and interviews, and after countless prayer vigils and donations to a reward fund, investigators got a tragic break in their case Tuesday. President Donald Trump , Governor Kim Reynolds, and Senator Joni Ernst are all using it as an example of why they're pushing for stronger immigration laws. Read More »

New Australian prime minister faces party popularity slump

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Mr Morrison, who had been loyal to his predecessor Malcolm Turnbull, won a ballot of government politicians for the leadership on Friday against Mr Dutton. Speaking to The West Australian , an emotional Ms Bishop ranked her fight to win justice for families who lost loved ones in the on MH17 as among her greatest achievements, and urged her successor to continue to pursue Russian authorities. Read More »

Ex-Watergate Prosecutor: Weisselberg Could Be Trump Organization 'Downfall'

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Cohen on Tuesday pleaded guilty to eight counts, including campaign finance violations connected to those payments. Under pressure over the Cohen and Manafort cases, Trump has renewed his criticism of Sessions and reprised his complaints about the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accusing them without providing evidence of treating him and his supporters unfairly. Read More »

Feds find cross-border drug tunnel under KFC restaurant

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Police investigators claim that the containers found inside of Lopez's vehicle produced 118 kilograms of methamphetamine, 19 kilograms of heroin, 3 kilograms of fentanyl, and 6 kilograms of cocaine. It connects the restaurant with a private house in the Mexican city of San Luis Rio Colorado. The tunnel was located in a former KFC restaurant. That's more than 3 million doses of fentanyl, which is widely considered the most unsafe opiate on the black market. Read More »

China swap tariffs on billions in goods as sides hold talks

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That makes it $50 billion worth of imports subjected to tariffs on either side since early July, and more are in the pipeline, adding to risks for global economic growth. Thursday's 25 percent increase came as envoys from the two countries met in Washington , DC in their first high-level talks in two months. Business groups expressed hope that the meeting would mark the start of serious negotiations over Chinese trade and economic policy changes demanded by President Donald Trump . Read More »