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Canada Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on US Goods

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Trump has clashed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade, with the US president tweeting last month after departing the G-7 meetings in Quebec that Trudeau was "weak" and "dishonest". midterm elections. US steel and aluminum tariffs have also been levied against Mexico, China, Turkey, India and the European Union. After the European Union unveiled similar retaliatory tariffs, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer earlier this week lashed out calling them groundless ... Read More »

DEVELOPING: 2 Workers Shot at Kansas Elementary School, Search for Suspect Underway

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Sunrise Elementary School is on the 15800 block of Linden Street. Authorities say the two wounded contractors, both men, were not school employees. A company called Turf Etc. Further shots were fired there, but no one was injured. Police are searching for the suspect. Police Chief Frank Donchez says the home belonged to the owner of the carjacked vehicle. Read More »

Israel gives 60 tonnes of food, equipment and medicine to displaced Syrians

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Air strikes have pounded the region since the offensive ramped up two weeks ago, causing at least 160,000 people to flee their homes, according to the United Nations. Southwest Syria is a "de-escalation zone" of reduced warfare and bombardment agreed by Russia, Jordan and the United States a year ago. The chief Syrian opposition negotiator Nasr Al Hariri has decried "US silence" over the offensive and said only a "malicious deal" could explain the lack of a USA response. Read More »

Philippine City Mayor Antonio Halili Assassinated During Flag-Raising

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Halili died at the scene. The controversial two-term mayor became well-known for publically parading people arrested for drug offenses, including those who had not been formally charged. Acting Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said his department would not rest "until the perpetrators were brought to justice". "The Philippine National Police should feel challenged, if not taunted". Read More »

Detained in Plot to Bomb Paris Rally Attended by Giuliani

This is not a new prediction, as a year ago John Bolton addressed the previous conference and similarly predicted that the Iranian government would be wiped out by 2019. While the MEK fends off criticisms that it resembles a cult, it is nevertheless in perhaps its most advantageous position yet to lobby policy to top decision makers in the west wing like Bolton, who spoke at the "Free Iran" event just previous year. Read More »

SEC, FBI Question Facebook Over User Data

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People familiar with the investigation told the Post that the officials' testimony was being scrutinized. The newspaper reports that the FBI , the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Justice Department in its inquiries into the two firms and he sharing of 71 million Americans' personal data. Read More »

UK ministers hold secret meeting to rehearse Queen Elizabeth's eventual death

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In particular, the day after the death of the Queen also, when the Prime Minister should address the nation and announce the death. However, it is known that on June 28 Elizabeth II because of poor health missed the morning service in St. " Previously it has only been officials ", a source told the publication. The reason for such secrecy was unclear given that the precise nature of these proceedings, right down to the arcania of where copies of the new monarch's oath are to be filed, has ... Read More »

President Trump meets with potential supreme court justices

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Wade . Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have voiced support for the legality of abortion, with Collins saying that she would find any nominee who opposes the Roe v. 'They are outstanding people, they are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and every other way and I had a very, very interesting morning, ' Trump this afternoon said. Read More »

NYC rendezvous for Trump and Kim

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Pompeo has already visited Pyongyang twice since April to meet with Kim - the first time when he was still director of the Central Intelligence Agency - and there are discussions about a possible third trip to North Korea late next week but such a visit has not yet been confirmed. Read More »

Senior Tory leader warns prime minister to deliver on Brexit

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The extraordinary exchanges come as Mrs May prepared to try and force a "third way" plan on European Union trade past her warring Cabinet at a special meeting at Chequers on Friday. Adviser to the US President for National Security John Bolton held a secret meeting with Eurosceptics in the ranks of the ruling Conservative Party. Read More »

German minister drops threat to quit over migration

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Interior Minister Horst Seehofer , leader of Merkel's Bavarian-only sister party emerged from talks late on Monday saying the compromise will "prevent the illegal immigration on the border between Germany and Austria ". Both parties emphasized on Monday night that they would "not act unilaterally" in operating the transit centers and instead seek a close administrative cooperation with all countries affected. Read More »

Chattanooga woman victim of the Bahama tour boat explosion

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Some passengers aboard the nearby boat were anxious that their vessel could also catch fire if they got too close. "This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends". wrote on his Facebook page. The Royal Bahamas Police Force did not immediately respond to request for comment. She was on vacation with her sister, Brooke , mother, Stacey , and stepfather, Paul Bender , at the time of the explosion. Read More »

'Dead' South African woman found alive inside morgue fridge

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Following the standard protocol, the paramedics, who said they failed to find a pulse or signs of breathing, declared her dead and dispatched the body to the government mortuary in Carletonville. "Paramedics are trained to determine death, not us", a source at the Carletonville mortuary told the Sowetan newspaper. It seems that this isn't the first time someone had been found in a morgue fridge still alive. Read More »

Archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

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Wilson was sentenced in Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday after he was previously found guilty of failing to report to police the historical indecent assault of two altar boys. Stone confirmed Wilson would not be heading to jail". Lawyers for Wilson, who maintained his innocence throughout the legal process, had argued that he did not know that Fletcher had abused a boy. Read More »

EU Leaders Reach 'Breakthrough' Agreement On Dealing With Migrants

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Rome has refused to let several migrant rescue boats dock at Italian ports, reviving European Union tensions despite the fact that numbers of arrivals have dipped sharply since Europe's migration crisis in 2015. Italy however insists on getting help for dealing with new arrivals before making any further deals. Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also cancelled a news conference scheduled for Thursday evening. Read More »

Hong Kong marks anniversary of return to Chinese rule

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In response to the protest, the government said in a statement that "chanting slogans which disrespect" the one country, two systems formula "was not in line with Hong Kong's overall interests and would undermine its development". "But it's not too late for Lam to stand up to Beijing and defend Hong Kong people's rights". In Sunday's press release, the government spokesperson added: "Since the return to the Motherland, Hong Kong has continued to enjoy prosperity and stability, and ... Read More »

United States congressional delegation hopes Putin-Trump summit will be successful - senator

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Mr. Putin has "repeatedly stated and explained that Crimea can not be and will never be on the agenda because it is an inseparable part of Russia", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Last week, Trump suggested in a tweet that he believed Putin's denials. On reports that USA intelligence agencies believe North Korea has sought to hide its nuclear program just weeks after Trump and Kim met in Singapore to talk about disarmament, Bolton insisted that "there's nobody involved in ... Read More »

Bridge Collapses At Mumbai’s Andheri Station Due To Incessant Rain, Commuters Stranded

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Personnel of the fire brigade, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Mumbai Police, the railway police and local ward of the BMC are at the spot and working to clear the debris and fix the damaged OHE, a civic official said. Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Maheshwar on Tuesday passed the buck on Railways after a road over-bridge (ROB) collapsed on railway tracks in suburban Andheri. Read More »

Maryland newspaper says it received threats after shooting

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Buckley told The Baltimore Sun he was disappointed the tragedy was not being given enough importance. One of those documents, dated June 28 - the same day as the shooting - allegedly included a letter from Ramos in which he said he was en route to the paper "with the objective of killing every person present". Read More »

Malaysia Summons 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producer for 1MDB Probe

Najib's wife, Rosmah, has also been quizzed by anti-graft investigators in relation to 1MDB and Najib's stepson, Riza Aziz , was giving a statement to the MACC when news broke of Najib's arrest. As prime minister, Najib sacked Malaysia's attorney general and anti-investigation commission chief when they attempted to investigation the scandal. Read More »

Former Malaysian premier Najib arrested, to be charged Wednesday

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It didn't give details of the charges against Najib. He was arrested at his home in Kuala Lumpur. "Mohd Najib will be charged tomorrow at 8.30 am at Kuala Lumpur Court", it added. Earlier Malaysia's anti-corruption agency questioned Riza Aziz , the stepson of former premier Najib and a Hollywood film producer. Riza was solemn as he arrived at the anti-graft office Tuesday and didn't speak to reporters. Read More »

The big changes Amazon is making to Prime Day

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Australia, Singapore, Netherlands and Luxembourg will join the other countries hosting Prime Day this year, which includes the USA, U.K., Spain, Mexico, Japan, India, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada , Belgium and Austria. Amazon Prime Day has fast become one of the biggest shopping events of the year, right up there with the juggernaut that is Black Friday when it comes to bargains. Read More »

MACC confirms Zahid to give statements on 2 cases today

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Both Najib and the fund have denied any wrongdoing. The meeting, which took place in 2015, was in relation to the donation to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Civil lawsuits filed by the US Department of Justice allege that almost $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB. He did not identify the donor. The new government has reopened investigations into 1MDB that were stifled under Najib's rule and has banned Najib and his wife from leaving the country. Read More »

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter: Prison authority

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The ministry said Redoine Faid's escape only took "a few minutes" on Sunday and no-one was injured or taken hostage. Two of the men reportedly burst into the visiting room while the third waited in the prison courtyard and watched over the helicopter pilot, a flying instructor whose chopper the men hijacked in a nearby airfield. Read More »

Comedian 'Stuttering John' says he prank-called Trump aboard Air Force One

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Melendez, pretending to be the senator, told the president that "obviously my constituents are giving me a lot of beans about this immigration thing". Or, Kushner said, according to Melendez: "He can call you right back". As played on Melendez's Stuttering John Podcast , the conversation with Trump was relatively benign, with the president greeting the senator as "Bob" and offering "congratulations on everything". Read More »

Pawnee Fire: Evacuation orders in effect Sunday morning

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Forecasters at the agency say the overcast weather will remain into Tuesday. "We're seeing fire behavior we normally wouldn't see until September or October". Images on social media showed an eerie yellow smoke over the bay city as the fire continued to burn. The arrest warrant says he handed a passport from Denmark to local authorities and that immigration officials reported he was in the US illegally, as his visa expired. Read More »

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption officers

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Mr Riza is the co-founder of Red Granite Pictures, a company that U.S. prosecutors say financed three Hollywood films, including the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street , with funds misappropriated by 1MDB. Founded by Mr Najib in 2009, 1MDB is being investigated in at least six countries for alleged money laundering and graft. Alleged corruption at the 1MDB fund led to the surprise defeat of Najib's coalition in May 9 polls. Read More »

Boys soccer team found alive in cave 9 days after going missing

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn told reporters Monday that 600 oxygen tanks are now place in "Chamber 3" along with communications and electrical systems. Mr Narongsak said the passageway the divers were making their way through goes upwards in some places and downwards in others and is extremely narrow, making it hard for divers to fit through with all their gear. Read More »

Saudi King To Trump We Will Boost Oil Output If Needed

Esmaeili said a number of Iranian economic agents and representatives of private sector would also accompany President Rouhani to hold talks with their Swiss and Austrian trade partners. The announcement by Jahangiri came just a day after US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to increase its oil exports to make up the difference lost to the sanctions. Read More »

Trump Draft Tariffs Bill Tears Up WTO Rules

President Trump is no fan of the World Trade Organization, and Axios reports that he ordered his advisers to work up a bill that would give him broad power to circumvent WTO rules and negotiate his own deals. Following news of the report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-a longtime capitalist juggernaut closely allied with Republican leaders and the Trump administration-launched a campaign to oppose the president's tit-for-tat tariff escalation. Read More »

Man accused of plotting terror attack on July 4 parade in Cleveland

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According to Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Stephen Anthony, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was arrested Sunday morning after meeting with an undercover official. "Blow up at fourth of July parade", Anthony said . Pitts, agents said, came to their attention a year ago through social media posts in which he expressed support for al-Qaeda and made violent threats against the US armed forces. Read More »