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Rustic sculpture of Melania Trump unveiled near Slovenian hometown

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The statue depicts Mrs. Trump wearing the Ralph Lauren blue outfit she wore to her husband Donald's inauguration in 2017, one lumpen arm raised in a wave. However, not everyone seemed to be pleased with the statue. "We in Sevnica can only laugh and, at the same time, hold our heads in our hands over their (the Trumps') catastrophic reputation", she added. Read More »

Trump proposed DMZ meeting in letter to Kim before visit

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The source went on to say that Washington identified Kim to be the new chief delegate of those working-level talks. He turned the main sitting United States president to position foot within the North and, after talks that lasted for almost an hour, the pair agreed to position up teams to resume stalled negotiations on denuclearisation. Read More »

NATO, Russia continue to differ on major issues

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Moscow says it is fully compliant with the INF treaty negotiated by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev , which eliminated the medium-range missile arsenals of the world's two biggest nuclear powers. The US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accuse Russian Federation of developing missiles in violation of the agreement. "There are no new USA missiles in Europe, but there are many new Russian missiles in Europe", Stoltenberg said. Read More »

U.S. Says Trade Talks Resuming as China Demands End to Tariffs

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To get talks restarted, US President Donald Trump had agreed not to put tariffs on about US$300 billion (S$407 billion) in additional Chinese imports and ease curbs on Chinese tech giant Huawei. Huawei has said it may lose about Dollars 30 billion revenue in the next two years as a result of United States ban and Washington's campaign among allied and friendly countries on a ban on use of the products of the Chinese telecpm giant on security grounds. Read More »

Trump discussed detained Canadians with Xi: Trudeau

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China detained two Canadians in December lovely days after Canada arrested Chinese language high-tech govt Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on a USA extradition warrant. Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, twice derided Canada for relying on a "so-called" ally and said China would allow no interference in its affairs, according to a transcript of a briefing released by the ministry. Read More »

Kushner: door is always open for Palestinians to engage on plan

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The US key proposal was to invest money in foreign territories hosting Palestinian refugees so that they never want to come back to their homeland in the future. He said he believes Abbas wants peace but "certain people around him are very uncomfortable with the way we've approached this, and their natural reaction is to attack and say insane things" that are not constructive. Read More »

Mackenzie Lueck's Body Found in Utah Canyon

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They confirmed through forensics that it was her. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told reporters at a news conference that her remains were located in Logan Canyon, almost 100 miles north of the city. That man, police said, was Ajayi. That was around the time Lueck's phone stopped receiving data or location services, police said. It's unclear how the pair knew each other. Read More »

Hong Kong students reject talks with government

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His resolve underscores the persistent divide between protesters and Hong Kong's government. On Monday, prior to storming the government building, there were an estimated 190,000 to 550,000 people who marched through the city, a continuation of the marches that have been occurring over the past few months. Read More »

Manslaughter charge dropped against shot pregnant woman

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The same grand jury declined to charge the woman who fired the shot, Ebony Jemison , finding that she had fired in self-defence during an altercation with Jones on 4 December in 2018. Originally, Jemison was charged with manslaughter , but the grand jury didn't indict her, and the charge was dismissed, the AP reported . The case had caused global outrage, women's rights groups have been outspoken on the matter. Read More »

Iran Will Only Negotiate With U.S. If Supreme Leader Gives Nod

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In fact, ordinary Iranians have looked back at this treacherous time in history and said never again in the sense that another foreign power will never invade Iran again like Saddam's Iraq did. "As the Iranian Resistance has repeatedly stated, the regime must not be allowed to carry out any uranium enrichment and its nuclear projects must be entirely dismantled". Read More »

DOJ, Trump push ahead in fight for census citizenship question

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The Maryland case is separate from the NY case challenging the citizenship question , which went all the way to the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump may have just undermined the effort to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census by identifying his administration's real motives behind the effort. Read More »

US Representative Amash Quits Republican Party on July 4

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Amash said in May that the Mueller report showed Trump had obstructed justice, bucking his party and joining Democrats in castigating the president for his actions. His proposal to run for president as an independent or on a third party ticket has also been met with skepticism. " President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct ", he said. Read More »

Bodies Of 4 Climbers Brought Down From Nanda Devi Peak

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The first four bodies were retrieved early on Wednesday, Reuters quoted Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesperson for the security personnel leading the operation. "The remaining three will also be flown in to Pithoragarh shortly", Pandey said. A 10-member team of ITBP dug out the seven bodies , including that of a woman climber, from under the snow. Read More »

Sudanese military junta and opposition reach agreement on power sharing

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He said the sides had agreed on a 15-member council with eight seats for civilians and seven for the military, which was later adjusted to five seats for the military and six for civilians. Thousands of people of all ages took to the streets, chanting "Civilian!" At least 136 people have been killed across the country since June 3, according to doctors close to umbrella pro-democracy movement, the Alliance for Freedom and Change. Read More »

240 guests to intoxication suffer at Party for Ex-First Lady

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Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross which assisted in the medical transfers, posted pictures of staff treating patients in ambulances. In a statement, Imelda's son Ferdinand Jr. said the organizers were getting to the bottom of the issue. "I apologize and seek understanding for the incident". Read More »

Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, dies peacefully at age 85

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But her supporters praised her as a visionary. Eva Kor's legacy reached across the world, including in the Wabash Valley, where she settled down and created the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. The CANDLES museum wrote in its announcement of Kor's death: "The themes of Eva's life are apparent". When Eva moved from Tel Aviv to Terre Haute, she said "it was like landing on the moon". Read More »

Newmarket man arrested for sex assault of young teen: York police

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Investigators wanted to ensure she was not a victim of an offence. Police in Aurora are investigating a suspicious death after they found a woman's body in a home in the High Point neighborhood. The suspect made a court appearance in Newmarket Thursday morning. Police have not yet released information on the suspect's charges or identity. Read More »

At least 40 killed in oil tanker explosion in Nigeria

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The driver of the tanker, who was travelling through the village of Ahumbe in Benue state in northern Nigeria, lost control of the vehicle after trying to dodge a pothole, local reports say. One witness said it was while residents were scooping the fuel that an 18-seater bus rammed into the fuel tanker, causing the explosion. The scooping lasted for nearly 45 minutes, until a Toyota bus rammed into the fuel tanker, causing the first explosion, the road official added. Read More »

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina signs nine agreements with China

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To remove the fear, the Prime Minister, underscored the need for playing a role by China in building a conducive environment so that the Rohingyas can go back to their homeland with safety, dignity and own identity. The official said that with China's further opening-up of its economy, the strongest sectors of Bangladesh such as leather, ICT and fast-moving consumer goods will have greater access to the huge Chinese market and this will boost the growth of Bangladeshi companies. Read More »

Iraq sets up ‘loophole’ in US sanctions to buy Iranian power

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told Iraqi leaders during a surprise visit to Baghdad in May that if they failed to keep in check Iran-backed militias, the United States would respond with force. The Hashd Shaabi was formed in late 2014 after a religious decision by top Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to protect Baghdad and the Shiite shrines in central and southern Iraq from the threat of the extremist Islamic State (IS) militants, who seized large areas in northern and ... Read More »

Cuba seeks to avert economic crisis with cryptocurrency

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The sanctions on Cubametales "will disrupt Maduro's attempts to use Venezuela's oil as a bargaining tool to help his supporters purchase protection from Cuba", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the press release. The Mexican and Bolivian delegations also voiced concern over the body's controversial decision to invite the Venezuelan opposition as the official representatives of the country. Read More »

Najib's stepson Riza Aziz to face money laundering charges today

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The Red Granite Pictures producer, the son of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and stepson to her husband and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak , is the third person in the family to be charged. There have reportedly been probes in at least 10 countries focused on possible embezzlement or money laundering linked to 1MDB, while Singapore and Switzerland have fined some banks for lapses in anti-money laundering controls. Read More »

Sharjah ruler’s son, a fashion designer, dies

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Clothes from his label, Qasimi, were shown at London Fashion Week. A three-day mourning period was announced in the Emirate of Sharjah , according to Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Several people have shared their grief at the news on social media, including fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco who called him "my angel". He was educated at Tonbridge School where he was awarded an art scholarship upon entry, and went on to read French and Spanish at University College London , ... Read More »

Gillibrand outraged after NJ judges go soft on teen rape suspects

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The teen filmed himself penetrating the 16-year-old girl from behind during an alcohol-fueled pajama party, prosecutors said. She then learned that G.M.C. Anjali Mehrotra, president of the National Organization for Women's New Jersey chapter, said Troiano's decision in the case reminded her of one made by a California judge in the case of Brock Turner , the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman at a fraternity party in 2015. Read More »

PH to conduct own probe on China's 'missile test' off WPS

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The Philippines will conduct its own inquiry on China's alleged anti-ship ballistic missile launches off the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Vietnam , Malaysia , Brunei, the Phillippines , and Taiwan all claim parts of the South China Sea. Read More »

Large earthquake shakes Southern California on Independence Day

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An quake with an early measure of magnitude 6.4 hit Southern California - about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles - on Thursday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The ground shook lightly in Las Vegas and Pahrump, according to the National Weather Service. The USGS added that there is a 5% chance that an even larger natural disaster could hit in the coming hours or days. Read More »

Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook have outages worldwide

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This marks the third major outage of Facebook and its family of apps this year. Facebook has more than 2.3 billion monthly active users and Instagram has one billion. Facebook did not respond to queries that the outage could have been related to its plans to link its three messaging platforms Instagram , WhatsApp and Messenger. Read More »

Alek Sigley: Australian missing in North Korea released

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He made a peace sign as he walked through the airport. Australia does not have its own embassy in the North Korean capital. In 2016, American student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to hard labor while on a tour of Pyongyang . "It demonstrates the value of discreet behind-the-scenes work by officialsin solving sensitive consular cases in close partnership with other governments". Read More »

Pence Abruptly Cancels New Hampshire Trip, Returns to White House

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Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah did not respond to a request for comment but said in a tweet: 'Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC. CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that officials are not offering more details about the cancellation, but say it's "not health related to the Pres or VP or national security related". Read More »