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A Brexit deal would not 'break spell' of Nigel Farage, MP warns

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Launching Labour's campaign for the European Parliament elections, Mr Corbyn also said the Government needed to move away from its red lines in cross-party talks on Brexit . Committee chair Graham Brady said May's intention was "to have a further vote, probably a second reading of the withdrawal agreement bill before the European elections take place and hopefully in the much nearer future than that". Read More »

Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

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Pope Francis says it is now mandatory that all Catholic priests and nun report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups committed by their superiors to church authorities. The law makes clear he can use lay experts to help, a key provision that is already used in many dioceses to give bishops expert advice on handling cases from people with law enforcement or medical backgrounds. Read More »

Beluga whale retrieves woman's phone dropped in sea

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The animal prompted suspicion when it approached boats off Norway wearing a harness for a camera. An inspector with Norway's Directorate of Fisheries, Jorgen Ree Wiig, said the latest news about the whale was "amazing". He said: 'We know that in Russian Federation they have had domestic whales in captivity and also that some of these have apparently been released. Mansika was then surprised to see the whale fetch her sinking phone and casually bring it up to the surface so she could ... Read More »

Bel-Air mansion: Drone footage shows 1,000 GUNS seized in LA

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Saenz is accused of conducting illegal firearm sales "outside the scope of the federal firearm license that the individual [possesses]", Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman Ginger Colburn said. It was last sold in 2001 and its current estimated value is about $7 million. The complaint that led to the arrest involved the sale of firearms, but the investigation remains ongoing, Ramirez said, and more charges, including federal counts, are possible. Read More »

US sending B-52s to Middle East against Iran 'threat'

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The Pentagon is considering sending additional firepower to the region including anti-missile defense systems, the officials said. The official declined to be more specific. military responses. The very public statements regarding the Abraham Lincoln carrier group may indicate Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are concerned that Iran was using Gaza or planning some other operation to foment violence against Israel and the USA at arm's length, via its proxies, in retaliation for ... Read More »

GOP Senator Under Fire From Fellow Republicans Over Trump Jr. Subpoena

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Discussions between the Republican-led panel and Trump Jr. about his possible testimony have been going on for months, according to the sources, who asked not to be named given the panel's ongoing probe. "My son is a very good person, works very hard, and the last thing he needs is Washington, DC", Trump said. "It's time to move on", McCarthy wrote. Read More »

U.S. seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

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Songi Trading Corporation, a subordinate of the Korean People's Army, used "unwitting US financial institutions" while paying $750,000 for improvements to the Wise Honest - a breach of a longstanding federal law prohibiting USA banks from providing service to North Korean parties, officials said. Read More »

Donald Trump 'Surprised' Richard Burr Subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr

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Asked if the White House would fight the subpoena, Trump said, "We'll see". President Donald Trump went on an extensive monologue on Thursday as he responded to the subpoena compelling his son to testify before Congress. told the Senate committee and what some witnesses told special counsel investigators. Trump worked in references to a favorite Republican target - the dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer - as well as phone calls Don Jr. Read More »

FBI chief doesn't consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be 'spying'

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There have also been a number of articles published claiming that Wray was publicly taking issue with Barr's use of the word "spying", although that is not what Wray said. He later said that "I don't think I personally have any evidence" of illegal surveillance into the Trump campaign in the 2016 election, but he said that he has been in "close contact" with Barr about helping him get to bottom of how the Russian Federation investigation began. Read More »

Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange in prison, says `I love him`

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Former Baywatch star Anderson visited Assange at Belmarsh Prison in southeast London on Tuesday morning, saying the 47-year-old had been unable to get out of his cell and that it was "very difficult" to see him. Assange is serving his sentence inside London's Belmarsh Prison which has been described as " London's Toughest Prison". "He is a good man, he is an incredible person". Read More »

Young Afghan Amputee's Joy at New Leg Goes Viral

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The grinning boy immediately proceeded to test it out with a dance around the room, filmed by International Committee of the Red Cross physiotherapist Mulkara Rahimi. According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan , the conflict in the country killed has resulted in the injury, even death, of thousands of civilians, including children. Read More »

Senior Opposition Leader Allied With Guaidó Is Arrested In Venezuela

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But analysts say there are limits to how far Maduro can crack down, and that any attempt to arrest Guaido risks inviting a strong response from the USA, which has warned of "grave consequences" should the opposition leader be harmed. It was not yet clear if Zambrano was already at the Helicoide. They have declared Maduro's leadership "illegitimate" since he secured a second six-year term in elections last May widely criticised as tainted. Read More »

Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for typo

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The yellow and green note, which is worth around US$35, came into circulation last October. The latest $50 note was unveiled in February 2018 and went into circulation in October. The new $50 introduced a tactile feature of four raised bumps on the banknote to help people identify it. It is the most widely circulated note in Australia, accounting for almost half of the total value of other banknotes in use and has been hailed for its multiple security features, including a microprint of a ... Read More »

More than 40 million Americans at risk of severe weather

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The rain will start to taper off Saturday night into Sunday. The National Weather Service has put much of our listening area in a slight to moderate risk category for storms Monday into Tuesday. The storm will begin to congeal, with a long line of powerful storms hitting Oklahoma City and Dallas Wednesday morning. Weather risks on Thursday should slide a little south and east, with numerous thunderstorms developing from Louisiana to Tennessee. Read More »

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 crore to Odisha cyclone victims

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Modi was received by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on his arrival. This amount is in addition to Rs 341 crore which was sanctioned by Centre to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) before the cyclone hit Odisha. Read More »

Congress moves SC against Modi's remarks on Rajiv

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Srinivasa Prasad, who served as a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, said he has a lot of respect for Rajiv Gandhi . Rajiv Gandhi, who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989, was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, where he had gone to address a public meeting. Read More »

Denver narrowly votes to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

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The results still need to be certified, but right now, I-301 is passing with 50.56 percent of the vote. Critics of the measure include Mayor Michael Hancock, who ran for a third term Tuesday and is now headed for a runoff, and Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, both Democrats. Read More »

US Would be Happy to Leave China Tariffs in Place, Trump Says

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Trump said. In a subsequent tweet, he wrote: "Guess what, that's not going to happen". "Western media has covered this in a lot of detail and obviously there's a lot of emotions involved over the last few days, which you can see in the stock and bond markets", said Do. Read More »

Senate Panel Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr In Russian Election Meddling Probe

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A source close to Donald Trump, Jr ., told the Daily Wire, exclusively, that Trump , Jr., has complied with the committee's requests, and called the subpoena a "PR stunt". In testimony before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, however, Cohen, who began serving a federal prison sentence earlier this week, said he briefed Trump family members "approximately 10 times " about the Moscow Trump Tower project, and that Donald Jr and his sister Ivanka were among the family members he ... Read More »

‘B-Team’ Again Beating Drums of War against Iran, Zarif Tweets

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told media on May 6 that "it is absolutely the case that we've seen escalatory action from the Iranians", but he also said he couldn't be more explicit. He claimed the Pentagon approved the deployments and that U.S. forces at sea and on land were thought to be the potential targets. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson indicated that the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln group to the Middle East had been planned "for some time now" and ... Read More »

Singapore to repatriate $35m of 1MDB funds to Malaysia

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Najib set up 1MDB when he took power in 2009, ostensibly to accelerate Malaysia's economic development, but the fund amassed billions in debts and is being investigated in the US and several other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering. Read More »

Treasury Refuses To Turn Trump Tax Returns Over to Congress

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. The Treasury Secretary is declining to comply with a Congressional request for the President's tax returns . Mnuchin states that this determination was made pursuant to guidance from the Justice Department, which will apparently be making its position known in a legal memorandum to be provided in the near future. Read More »

Aircraft with 13 on board crashes in Mexico

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The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public security department said . While the cause of the crash is unknown, officials believe bad weather is likely part of the reason. In a statement, Canada's Bombardier Inc identified the jet as a Challenger 601 and said the plane had gone missing about 150 nautical miles from the northern Mexican city of Monclova. Read More »

Trump backs aid for starving North Koreans

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The Yomiuri ShimbunIt can be described as a military provocation to sway the United States, which is urging complete denuclearization of North Korea. The spokesperson declined to confirm whether the DPRK launched a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), however, saying that South Korean and USA intelligence authorities have been proceeding with a "detailed analysis" to verify the facts of the test. Read More »

Suspected gunman identified in Colorado school shooting attack

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Police announced in a May 8 press conference that there was another suspect, a juvenile male, but they were not releasing their name at this time. One person was killed and at least seven others wounded in a school shooting in the USA state of Colorado , with two suspects taken into custody. Read More »

US To Raise Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Chinese Imports

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President Donald Trump . "We're moving backwards instead of forwards, and in the president's view that's not acceptable", his top trade adviser, Robert Lighthizer, told reporters Monday. Investors may have taken for granted that the US-China trade dispute would be resolved. "For years, they have had counterparts so desperate for a deal they allowed them to get away with this", he said in a swipe at previous Democrat administrations, adding that Mr Trump was "the first to ever pose a ... Read More »

Key parties in South Africa's elections

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Ramaphosa took over from scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma, under whose leadership the ANC saw the most significant drop in support since 1994. Cyril Ramaphosa, the leader of the ruling ANC party, took the country's reins a year ago after a dramatic and varied career intertwined with the birth of modern South Africa. Read More »

Trump pardons US army officer convicted of killing Iraqi

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He was released on parole in 2014 and, on Monday , granted a full pardon by President Trump. When that pardon finally came, Michael Behenna missed the White House's initial call to him because he was speaking to his father on the phone, according to The Oklahoman . Read More »

China's backtracking on trade commitments triggered U.S. tariff hike

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Experts say that this is a sign of Trump's frustration over a stalemate in trade negotiations, as real reform of China's trade practices remains elusive. Steven Cochrane, chief Asia-Pacific economist at Moody's Analytics, said that fallout from Friday's planned tariff increase could reduce USA economic growth - 2.9 per cent a year ago - by 1.8 percentage points. Read More »

Girl dies after being found in burning vehicle

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Sunday and set the fire inside the auto while the tank was leaking into the back seat, according to law enforcement sources. The news outlet said the individual expressed concern for Zoey's well-being. 'I heard a boom, like something explode. The girl's 39-year-old father, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody. Witnesses told responders they saw a girl "burning" in the vehicle. Read More »

Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Visit To Baghdad Amid Rising Tensions With Iran

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Responding to a question about whether Iraq could protect US interests from attacks by Iran and its proxy forces, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Tuesday that Iraq takes its responsibilities seriously. "This is about ensuring that there's Iraqi energy independence", he said. "We've urged the Iraqi government for its own security to get all of those forces under Iraqi central control", Pompeo said. Read More »