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Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM

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Protests against Babis have been going on for several weeks, as the billionaire PM has been involved in several investigations regarding fraud and conflict of interest, but he continues to reject a possible resignation. It has organised a number of protests this year. "This is more sad, because we thought we had freedom forever", she said. A preliminary European Union report leaked in May concluded that Babis might have had a conflict of interest over EU subsidies involving his former ... Read More »

Hundreds of migrant children transferred from Texas facility with ‘inhumane’ conditions

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Escobar wrote in a letter Friday to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost. They had been held at the facility for weeks. Democrats in the House of Representatives have been trying to push through a $4.5bn bill in emergency aid for the border, but the issue has divided liberals, particularly those in the Hispanic and Progressive Caucuses. Read More »

Mexico sends almost 15,000 troops to the US border

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It's been said that the United States' southern border extends to where Mexico meets Guatemala. "That is the work of the immigration authorities, not the army", he said. "Migration is not a crime, it is an administrative responsibility", Sandoval said. "That's why we're providing support, it's a strategy being pursued on both borders". Read More »

Seeking Partners: Pompeo Lands in Saudi Arabia for Iran Crisis Talks

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An Iranian naval commander also warned on Monday that another drone could be shot, according to the Tasnim news agency. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. Last year, Trump withdrew the United States from the deal created to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief and reinstated measures created to choke off Iranian oil sales and cripple its economy. Read More »

Isil fighters' children rescued by Australia

Speaking on Monday, Morrison confirmed that the government was open to further repatriations. "The fact that parents put their children into harm's way by taking them into a war zone was a despicable act", he added. It has been a long and heart-wrenching journey for these families, and we know they are eager to be reunited with their loved ones. At least 50 more Australian children and women remain in camps in Syria, many sick and injured, Paul Ronalds, chief executive of Save the ... Read More »

Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

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Residents of Ahlbach were jolted by the explosion, which was large enough to feel like an natural disaster, at about 4 a.m. Sunday. No one was hurt in the blast. Bomb disposal experts believe it was from a 250kg bomb that had been dropped by a plane during the Second World War. There was no initial evidence found to link it to a bomb explosion, and a statement from police said there were "no indications of causation by machines or farm tools". Read More »

Thailand's Wild Boars mark year since going missing in cave

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Numerous boys - now aged 12-17 - say they still dream of becoming professional soccer players, while others say they want to become Navy SEALs like those who took part in their rescue. "There's nothing to worry about". Three of the players as well as Ekapol were stateless and were granted Thai citizenship last August. Due to their new contractual obligations, the boys and the coach are prevented from talking to the press, while a company formed by their parents - 13 Tham Luang (based on ... Read More »

The US has launched a cyber attack against Iran's weapons systems

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Mr Trump said the additional sanctions were in response to the shooting down of a U.S. drone and "many other things". The sanctions target Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ( ), blocking him, his office, . These new sanctions will be countered by Russian Federation and its partners, deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov told state news agencies. He also said the White House is "afflicted by mental retardation". Read More »

Californian uni student disappears after Lyft ride

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Police say that after landing around 1am, Lueck took a Lyft from the airport to an address in North Salt Lake, about 20 miles from her home. The Salt Lake City Police Department says Lyft and its driver have cooperated with their investigation. Read More »

'Not my type': Trump on woman who accused him of sexual assault

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Trump says: "I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type". Writer E. Jean Carroll has claimed that a friendly encounter with Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996 turned violent when the real estate mogul pushed her up against a dressing room wall, unzipped his trousers and forced himself on her. Read More »

USA launches cyberattacks against Iran's weapon systems

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Tehran said the drone was spying over its territory while Washington said it was downed over worldwide airspace. Oil prices continued to rise on Monday morning as the United States prepares to announce new sanctions on Iran . White House National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Tehran against misinterpreting the last-minute cancelation. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi met with Andrew Murrison, the British minister of state for the Middle East, on June 23. Read More »

Florida mother arrested after child, stepfather shot dead

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An arrest report from the Bartow Police Department says Joseph Irby and Taylor Irby attended a court hearing June 14 in their divorce proceedings. Mrs Irby, 32, and her husband, Joseph Irby, 35, who have two children, are in the middle of divorce proceedings after separating in December. Read More »

Bear found falling asleep in wardrobe after entering home

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Alerted to the intrusion in Butler Creek, police said the large mammal just yawned when officers knocked on the window to wake it up . 'Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave. "However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns". Once trapped inside, the bear reportedly damaged the mudroom before "he decided he was exhausted". Read More »

Trump signs executive order calling for upfront disclosure of hospital costs

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Trump, in the midst of a re-election campaign, is making a new push to deal with health care in the U.S. He is reportedly also preparing a new plan to help lower prescription drug costs. It's confusing for patients, and experts say it's also one of the major factors that push up US costs. The same test or procedure, in the same city, can cost widely different amounts depending on who is performing it and who is paying the bill. Read More »

Iran: New US sanctions target supreme leader

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Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May, when the Trump administration revoked waivers on the import of Iranian oil, squeezing its economy a year after the USA walked away from the landmark 2015 deal meant to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon . Read More »

Xi, PM Modi, Putin To Discuss "Protectionism", Says China Amid US Tariffs

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The head of the Chinese delegation Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun delivers his opening remarks during a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) conference with the UN Security Council's five permanent members (P5) China, France, Russia, Britain, and US, in Beijing , China, January 30, 2019. Read More »

Met Office issues yellow warning of thunderstorms

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A weather warning - of yellow rating - has been issued for the West of England, coming into effect midnight on Monday and ending at the end of Tuesday night. High humidity on Monday and Tuesday is being blamed for sparking the thunderstorms, and will result in muggy conditions for many , with overnight highs of 19C possible throughout the week. Read More »

Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran after shoot-down of Navy drone

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Tensions with Iran have been escalating since Trump announced his intention to pull out of the 2015 multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, and have dramatically ramped after the Iranians shot down a USA drone this week. "China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise". FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo closes his remarks as he departs after a media availability, at the State Department, June 13, 2019. Read More »

European Union leaders fail to agree on nomination for top jobs

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In which case, who will lead the Commission and what does that mean for the haggling over the posts of president of the European Council, speaker of parliament or EU foreign policy high representative? The bloc's top five jobs - including the head of the European Council tasked with crafting compromises between member states, whose particular interests often vary - are all changing hands later this year after an EU-wide election. Read More »

British troops could join U.S. in war with Iran says Jeremy Hunt

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US President Donald Trump secretly authorized the US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory attack on Iran, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, shortly after he pledged to hit the Islamic republic with major new sanctions. "We don't think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into an accidental war and we are doing everything we can to ratchet things down", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. Read More »

First Afghan peace conference 'Lahore Process' to be held tomorrow

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He said Afghans would have to jointly determine an appropriate timeline for all worldwide troops to leave the country through an internal dialogue process involving state, opposition and Taliban negotiators. 57 other Afghan leaders accompanied Hekmatyar during his visit for a peace conference. This comes as according to two former members of the Taliban, the USA and Taliban negotiators are expected to reach to some types of conclusion on a timetable for troop withdrawal as well as ... Read More »

Glen Cove Pizzeria Owner Latest American Tourist To Die In Dominican Republic

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In the height of the summer travel season, mysterious deaths on the island of the Dominican Republic have started to shape travel plans away from the beloved vacation destination. Local authorities listed the cause of death as a heart attack and pulmonary edema. Fox News reports he is the 11th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation. Read More »

Pete Buttigieg to Seek Outside Investigations in Fatal South Bend Police Shooting

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Buttigieg said despite what's happening in South Bend, he still plans on attending the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami this week, adding he will continue to "serve this community to the best of my ability". Buttigieg had surged from obscurity to become a top-tier candidate in a crowded Democratic presidential field. At least one person is dead and as many as 10 people were injured in a shooting Sunday morning in South Bend. Read More »

Tory leadership race: Sky set to cancel Johnson-Hunt debate

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The Guardian said officers were alerted early on Friday after a neighbor said there had been a loud altercation involving screams, shouts and bangs at the south London property, shortly after the former British secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs had secured his place in the final run-off to become British prime minister. Read More »

Yemen's Houthi rebels strike Saudi airport

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A new set of USA sanctions on Iran are expected to be announced Monday. Saudi Arabia fears Iran will establish a foothold in Yemen, enabling it to open up a new front in the event of a larger regional conflict. It had previously said a Syrian resident was also killed in the attack. The airport in Abha was struck shortly after 9 p.m. local time on Sunday. Riyadh has accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with the weapon used in the June 13 attack on Abha airport. Read More »

Trump delays nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

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According to the report , Pelosi called Trump and spoke with him for about 12 minutes, several hours before the postponement was announced . The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to speak about private discussions. Officials at some local jails that have agreements to hold ICE detainees have said they have not received any notification that they could expect an influx of detainees in coming days. Read More »

Iran crisis could 'spin out of control,' says ex-US military chief

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Bolton met in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran-related developments as well as a renewed peace effort. On Saturday, Trump reversed himself and claimed that Iran had acted "knowingly". The president said he called off the air strikes after being told 150 Iranians would be killed. "No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East ". Read More »

Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

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Regional leaders are alarmed over "the unabating tide of protectionism", according to the final statement of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) summit that closed Sunday in Bangkok . Malaysia has been the bloc's most outspoken member on the issue and it called for "citizenship" to be a cornerstone of any repatriation plan. ASEAN leaders face calls from rights groups to rethink support for plans to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who have fled member state Myanmar, where ... Read More »