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Putin to meet with Pope Francis on July 4

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Mueller's investigation has concluded that Russian agents interfered to help Trump win the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, but said there was not enough evidence to establish active collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia . Only audiences with former US President Barack Obama and French President Emmanuel Macron have been longer. Putin has aligned himself closely with the Russian Orthodox Church and Moscow strongly opposed the move, saying it had been done for political rather ... Read More »

Ultimate revenge? Woman leaves R70,000 tip using boyfriend's credit card

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Serina Wolfe, 24, of Buffalo, New York , was arrested after she charged a $55.37 meal and the exorbitant gratuity at Clear Sky Beachside Cafe late last month, according to the Clearwater Police Department. DailyMail.com could not reach Wolfe for comment as she remains in custody. Wolfe allegedly denied the charge, prompting Crane to report it as fraudulent. Read More »

Gibraltar says it seized oil tanker carrying crude to Syria

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The operation took place overnight as the giant vessel sailed into Gibraltar waters. Grace 1 was seen near the Iranian oil terminal at Kharg Island on April 17, heading south and subsequently showing a draft of 22.5 meters, indicating it had a cargo on board, according to tanker tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. Read More »

Runaway Wife of Dubai Sheikh Hiding in London, Preparing for Legal Battle

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But cracks appeared to show previous year when Sheikha Latifa, one of Sheikh Mohammed's daughters, tried to flee the country. The sheikh, 69, is the ruler of Dubai , one of the seven emirates that make up the U.A.E. A legal battle between the couple is now underway in the London courts regarding divorce and the custody of the couple's two children. But, the reality is very different. Read More »

Australian student Alek Sigley released from North Korea

Swedish special envoy Kent Harstedt had travelled to Pyongyang where he raised the issue with North Korean authorities. Asked by reporters if he was alright as he walked through Beijing's airport on Thursday, Sigley replied "I'm very good" and that he felt "great". Read More »

South Korean general sacked for failing to detect boat from North

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The president walked a few yards into North Korea where he posed for photos with Kim, then the two men walked back over the border into South Korea and met privately for almost an hour. But there was nothing positive in Wednesday's statement from North Korea's UN Mission, which made no mention of nuclear talks, focusing instead on sanctions. Read More »

Alabama DA won't prosecute woman who was shot, lost fetus

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But Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff DA Lynniece Washington announced on Wednesday that Jones' charges had been dropped, saying it was "not in the best interest of justice" to prosecute her. Both women were said to be involved with the man and had an ongoing dispute. The police initially charged the second woman, Ms Jemison, with manslaughter in the death of the fetus. Read More »

US `hell-bent on hostile acts` despite wanting to talk: North Korea

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North Korea's mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being "more and more hell-bent on hostile acts" against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump's desire for talks between the two countries . FILE - Members of the U.N. Security Council vote to tighten sanctions on North Korea at U.N. headquarters in New York, March 7, 2013. The Russian visit to Pyongyang comes shortly after Kim's surprise summit with President Donald Trump at the Korean ... Read More »

"Racist" Betsy Ross Flag Part of Obama Inauguration

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He went on to claim that white supremacists used the flag as a "rallying cry". Speaking on the subject with MSNBC host Hallie Jackson, Dyson claimed that the flag is a well-known symbol of white supremacy, even though few Americans - and more than a few historians - hadn't heard about the flag's problematic history before this week, when former National Football League second-string quarterback, Colin Kaepernick , complained about the flag appearing on a pair of limited-edition Nike ... Read More »

The end is near: Cockroaches are becoming harder to kill with insecticides

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In one of the single-insecticide experiments, Scharf and colleagues found there was little starting resistance to the chosen insecticide, and they were able to all but eliminate the cockroach population. But they also gained resistance to other varieties of pesticides, even if they hadn't been exposed to them. Rotating three insecticides, the researchers were able to keep cockroach populations flat over a six-month period, but they could not reduce them. Read More »

Biden’s Lead Shrinks After Debates: CNN Poll

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The first-time senator from California, whose father is black and mother Indian, had confronted Biden on his history of opposition to busing as a racial desegregation tool in the 1970s and 80s and his recent remarks portraying himself as a unifier who could even work with leading segregationists of the time. Read More »

Boeing offers US$100 million to families of 737 Max crash victims

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The company said Wednesday that some of the money will go toward living expenses and to cover hardship suffered by the families of dead passengers. "The families and loved ones of those on board have our deepest sympathies, and we hope this initial outreach can help bring them comfort", said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO, in a press release on Wednesday. Read More »

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Down: Apps Crash For Users Worldwide

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Facebook and Instagram appear to not be working properly. According to DownDetector , thousands of users around the world were reporting outages with Europe and North America most impacted. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", a Facebook representative said in a statement. Users across Facebook's suite of properties - which includes Instagram and WhatsApp - have reported similar usability issues over the past few hours. Read More »

New Zealand passport slips in 'most powerful' world rankings

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Finland, Germany, and South Korea hold 2nd place; Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg are 3rd place; while France has dropped to 4th, sharing the position with Spain and Sweden. and United Kingdom dropped to 6th. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations - including micro-states and territories. The connection between visa-openness, economic control, and social progress is exemplified by a country's changing attitude regarding strengthened diplomatic relationships. Read More »

Buttigieg Proposes Expanding National Service Ranks to 1 Million

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The president agreed and called it "very sad" and claimed that police officers in US cities were "getting sick" from dealing with people who were living in bad conditions on the street. "They can't be looking at scenes like you see in Los Angeles and San Francisco", Trump said. So we're looking at it very seriously. He did not provide details. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of Indias opposition Congress

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Gandhi, who failed even to secure his own seat in the Congress stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, had submitted an internal resignation to the party after the election results came out on 23 May, but was asked by the party's top brass to remain in his position as Congress president. Read More »

Three arrested over central Sydney 'terror plots'

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These are men aged 20, 23 and 30. "They build on the changes we have already made to make sure that we can keep Australians safe", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said . An AFP spokesman the 23-year-old, Radwan Dakkak, appeared in court today after he was charged with being a member of a terror organisation. The so-called ISIS caliphate was established in 2014 and although it has been driven in the past year from all territory it once held in Syria and Iraq, the authorities say it ... Read More »

Massive fire engulfs Jim Beam facility in Kentucky

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The facility is on McCracken Pike, near the Franklin County line. Authorities said one of the rickhouses, where barrels of bourbon are stored as they age, caught fire and eventually spread to the other nearby structure. Crews were still attempting to get the fire under control early Wednesday. Multiple agencies are working to put the fire out. Chandler also said it's possible the fire was caused by a lightning strike, but that has not been confirmed. Read More »

United States migrants being held in ‘horrifying conditions’

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Another member posted a GIF of the "Sesame Street" character Elmo with the quote "Oh well". Lisa Ayoub-Rodriguez, a Texas pediatrician who has been providing healthcare to migrant families, said she recently saw a mother suffering from dehydration with a baby whose fingers and toes were still blue after time in a detention centre. Read More »

Japan orders over one million to evacuate due to rain

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Parts of Kyushu have been inundated with up to 1000mm of rain since last Friday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. Officials are warning of the risk of flooding and mudslides. The Futami River is swollen due to heavy rain in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan , July 3, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Read More »

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher: Not Guilty of Killing ISIS Fighter

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The junior SEALs were trying to derail all of that, his family and defense team argued. Jurors were due to return on Wednesday to the courthouse at U.S. The case gave the public a rare view of a deep division in the insular and highly revered SEAL community. Gallagher was charged on seven counts. MacNeil also testified about a custom knife that Gallagher always carried or would hang on the wall of the room they shared. Read More »

Pete Buttigieg raises over $24 million in second quarter of fundraising

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His campaign set a goal of $15 million for the second quarter, but shortly after performing well at a CNN town hall in March, his candidacy became so popular that his percentage of support from Democratic voters rose into the high single digits, putting him into third or fourth out of 24 total candidates, depending on the poll. Read More »

Iran to boost uranium enrichment starting Sunday -President

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Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense USA sanctions targeting the country. Read More »

Trump announces US-China trade truce, talks to resume

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The outlet reported Saturday that the leaders had agreed that stalled trade talks would resume and that the US would hold off on threatened additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Although Huawei said it had a large stock of components that would allow it to continue producing telecom devices and smartphones, it later admitted that the blacklisting could cost it $30 billion in sales revenue over the next two years. Read More »

Six killed, 105 hurt in Taliban bomb and gun atrocity

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The global efforts to bring warring Afghan sides to the negotiating table comes as the Taliban, which has been fighting the West-backed Kabul government, killed 16 in the latest attack in the capital. "I've wanted to pull them out". Trump told Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday that almost half of all American troops have already been pulled out. Read More »

Libyan official says airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli

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The LNA, commanded by Khalifa Haftar , had announced Monday that it will be launching the strikes after "traditional means" of war had been exhausted to "liberate" Tripoli from the clutches of militias that are affiliated with Fayez al-Sarraj's Government of National Accord. Read More »

President Zelensky arrives in Canada on working visit

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Zelenskiy, who got more than 73 per cent of the vote in this spring's presidential election, easily unseating the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, promised to accelerate the pace of reforms in Ukraine despite the external and internal challenges the country faces. Read More »

4 wounded in shooting at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno

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Officials are canvassing the area surrounding the mall, including trains that may have been passing through the area immediately after the shooting, but said they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public. Both were treated by paramedics and have been taken to a local hospital, he said. San Bruno police have responded to a shooting incident at the Tanforan shopping mall, local media reported, citing eyewitnesses. Read More »

South Korea's Moon calls Trump-Kim summit end of hostility

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The ruling party's Rodong Sinmun newspaper featured seven photographs of Mr Trump crossing the border on its front-page under the headline: "Respected Leader Kim Jong-un Met Donald Trump in Historic Meeting at Panmunjom". The Trump administration said another round of working-level talks led by the main US envoy to the North, Stephen Biegun, would likely begin this month. Read More »

Sydney swimmer attacked by shark

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New South Wales police said the man was receiving treatment in hospital for a "puncture wound to his back and injuries to his leg and stomach". "Speedy recovery to former SCTA athlete and English Channel crossing swimmer Peter Schultz, who was attacked by a shark while swimming in Manly this morning on his usual open water swim", it said on Facebook. Read More »