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Putin proposed eastern Ukraine vote to Trump in Helsinki

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The announcement of a second summit comes as US officials have been mum on what, if anything, the two leaders agreed to in Helsinki during their more than two-hour one-on-one meeting, in which only translators were present. " President Trump asked [U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Bolton ] to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway ", she tweeted. Read More »

Jerusalem BLASTS TARGETS in Gaza After 'Shooting Incident — ISRAEL UNLEASHED

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It also comes amid heavy pressure on the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the ongoing eruption of fires in southern Israel as a result of incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza. Following the strikes, rocket warning sirens wailed in communities around Gaza. More than 130 Palestinians have been killed during that period as Israel deployed snipers and sharpshooters against demonstrations , which it says are a cover for violent attacks. Read More »

Trump to CNBC: 'Obama Was a Patsy for Russia'

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Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and others for alleged crimes. When MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said the White House had tweeted the announcement, the clearly surprised Coats said: "Say that again?" CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN to discuss the plans for a second summit and what was discussed in Helsinki. Read More »

Watch Theresa May slammed by Tory MP: ‘When did Brexit mean Remain?’

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Read my personal statement to the House of Commons this afternoon. With May's support faltering, members of her own party, including Davis, felt emboldened to ask critical questions about her way forward. Johnson said Britain had become "mired in a fog of self-doubt " and that there had been a stealthy retreat over the last 18 months from what he called the "bright certainties" of May's earlier vision of Brexit. Read More »

Putin Says Summit With President Trump Was a Success

A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Bloomberg that "some new ideas were discussed" in Helsinki and "they will be worked on", but he refused to go into detail about what Putin had said about Ukraine at the summit. It restated the US intelligence community's assessment that Moscow did extensively interfere, and continues to interfere. She had said on Wednesday the proposal was being considered. Read More »

Several Russians reportedly identified as suspects in couple's poisoning

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Sturgess' partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley from Amesbury, a town several kilometres from Salisbury, is now recovering in hospital. Britain blamed Russian Federation for the poisoning. A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance. Read More »

Trump on Putin meeting - it wasn't all rosy

Russia's ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine. After coming home, however, Trump said he had "misspoke" during the conference. Trump has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans about his handling of the Helsinki summit with Putin on Monday. Read More »

Hackers steal personal data of PM Lee and 1.5m patients

Of these, 160,000 had their outpatient dispensed medicines' records taken, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's. But authorities have put the brakes on these plans while they investigate the cyberattack. However, no further illegal exfiltration has been detected since 4 July 2018. "There has been no disruption of healthcare services during the period of the cyberattack, and patient care has not been compromised". Read More »

House GOP rejects more election security funds

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If the bill passes, election security funding will be lost in the midst of a national uproar over Russian interference in the 2016 election. "There are funds available", declared Rep. House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) stated that Congress had spent over $3.5 billion since 2000 and would potentially have to spend more , depending on the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Read More »

Flags, flowers greet first Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years

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No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. Ethiopian Airlines conducted the first direct passenger flights between Addis Ababa and Asmara , reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia after a 20-year military standoff. Though a peace deal was signed two years later, Ethiopia refused to implement it, saying it wanted more talks. Since the end of the war, Isaias has used the threat of Ethiopian aggression to justify repressive policies, including an indefinite national ... Read More »

RAMPAGE IN GERMANY: Knifeman 'WOUNDS 14' in BUS ATTACK

There were conflicting reports on the number of injured people and the severity of the injuries. "There is now a major police deployment in Luebeck", the police force wrote on Twitter. The assailant let his backpack fall and then took out his weapon. She said the identity of the suspect, who was being questioned by police, has yet to be confirmed. Read More »

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to tackle misinformation

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India has grown into WhatsApp's largest market globally with 230 million users and the payments business has drawn almost 1 million people since the limited, beta test was unveiled in February. Up until now, you could forward a message to multiple chats at once. "The kind of fake news being spread through these platforms is scary and is getting out of control", Singh, now the chairman of the Police Foundation of India, told Al Jazeera. Read More »

White House denies Trump said Russian Federation no longer targeting U.S

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And this afternoon, the president was asked about that by CBS news anchor Jeff Glor . During the Cabinet meeting, Mr. Trump otherwise talked more broadly about his Europe trip, mentioning the summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels, his visit to the United Kingdom and meeting with Putin, saying "incredible progress" had been made. Read More »

Andrea Leadsom interview on the Brexit 'pairing' row

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The Chief Whip is facing mounting criticism from Tory colleagues and calls to resign after it emerged that he urged Tory MPs to break with "pairing arrangements" to avert a damaging Brexit defeat . "If we can not behave with honour we are nothing". But the Lib Dems have called on chief whip Mr Smith to explain himself after reports he told Mr Lewis and two other Tory MPs that they should go ahead and vote, despite being paired. Read More »

Trump says looking forward to second meeting with Putin

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Still, Trump has expressed a preference for the White House setting for major meetings, including floating an invitation to Washington for North Korea's Kim Jong Un after their meeting in Singapore last month. Trump appeared to accept the information presented to him that proved Russian Federation meddled in the election, the report states. In contrast, Trump said that he has been "far tougher on Russian Federation than any president in many , many years - maybe ever". Read More »

Waitress bodyslams man after he grabs her bottom

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A U.S. waitress who put a customer in a chokehold after he grabbed her backside says she's glad she showed other women how they can stand up for themselves. He spent two days in jail and then was released. But once police reviewed the CCTV footage, it was clear that wasn't the case. Between Reddit and the video posted on YouTube , she's been getting congratulations from far and wide. Read More »

Former FBI Director Comey on Twitter: vote Democratic

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Comey, until recently a Republican, argued on Twitter on Tuesday night that the GOP , which controls both chambers of Congress, has failed to provide an adequate check on Trump. He added that he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be behind election meddling and suggested both Russian and the USA are to blame for strained relations. Read More »

Memphis man steals date's auto, goes on another date

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Pugh, whose mother came to pick her up, used the Global Positioning System on her godsister's phone to tail Griffin. "I don't know who dropped him off", Pugh told WREG . Fortunately, the godsister continued to text her and notified her that they were at the Summer Drive-in Movie theater. But when she walked back out of the shop, she saw that her date and her vehicle were gone. Read More »

Tornadoes rip through Iowa

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Iowa State Rep. Mark Smith , who lives in Marshalltown , told Des Moines station KCCI-TV that the area likely will be declared a disaster area. In addition, the top of the clock tower on the Marshall County Courthouse was toppled; roofs were stripped from several buildings in downtown Marshalltown and an unknown number of houses were damaged. Read More »

Pence, Pompeo urged Trump to 'make clarifications' on Russian Federation meddling

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At the press conference Trump failed to challenge Putin over the 2016 presidential election, seeming to accept at face value the strongman's denial that Moscow interfered in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Then he added, "It could be other people also". Democrats dismissed Trump's statement as political damage control. "This has to be recognised for what it is, which is simply an effort to clean up the mess he made yesterday, which is beyond the capacity of any ... Read More »

Interview interpreter Marina Gross in Trump-Putin meeting, 2 Democrats say

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Justice Department officials were mindful of Trump's upcoming meeting with Putin so Rosenstein briefed Trump on July 9 about the forthcoming indictment before the President left on his European trip, the sources said. Trump added Tuesday: 'I came back, and thought, what's the big deal, I got a transcript, reviewed a clip of an answer that I gave and I realized there is a need for some clarification. Read More »

Footage from inside the Wonderboom plane before crash released

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The audio on the phone still runs, however, and the panicked passengers can be heard shouting for help. The video goes black again at the end, while some people are apparently heard moving through or clearing the debris. A source told a local newspaper that engine failure is the suspected cause of the incident. As the plane nears the ground the passenger filming the video says, "Geez, this is going to be bad". Read More »

Democrats want Trump interpreter to testify about Putin summit

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Sanders says Trump is still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing". The New York Times' Maggie Haberman asked Sanders if Trump would entertain Putin's proposal to question former USA ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul , and busniessman Bill Browder. Read More »

Trump invites Putin to U.S. as Democrats call for Helsinki details

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As for Putin's offer on investigations, Sanders it was "made in sincerity" and the U.S. hopes he will have the indicted Russians "come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt". In an interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "that's not going to happen". Trump has come in for bipartisan criticism for what many saw as his unsettling embrace of the Russian strongman this week - and his seeming disavowal of his own ... Read More »

New UK Brexit Secretary set for talks with EU

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Today, 27 European Union member states will have a chance to examine and respond to the UK's Brexit white paper , which was released on July 12. Raab will also press the case for the opportunities that Brexit should provide, saying: "We will step out as a truly global Britain, leading the world as we have many times before, as makers, innovators and entrepreneurs". Read More »

France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester

Mr Macron had been under pressure to act after the Le Monde newspaper said his office had suspended Benalla but not contacted police. Benalla was a popular and ever-present member of Macron's campaign team, usually found several steps behind the then-candidate, and transferred to the presidential staff in May 2017. Read More »

Independence mother accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

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The disturbing case began unfolding on June 29, when police were called to a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, for a report of a rape, according to Kansas City Star . The foster parent who took Watson's kids said she could tell the children were afraid, but they never asked for their mother, police said, something the parent had never seen before. Read More »

Trump expects 'big results,' including North Korea, after Putin summit

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The lively debate in Washington is unthinkable in Russian Federation, where Putin has never faced real political opposition and leads a country that has never had a democratic transition of power. NY senator Chuck Schumer said in an email statement: "Until we know what happened at that two hour meeting in Helsinki, the president should have no more one-on-one interactions with Putin". Read More »

Woman Stung Hundreds Of Times By Swarm Of 80K Africanized Bees

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A swarm of 80,000 Africanised bees stung a cleaning lady at a home in California this week. Two were transported to Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Bommarito said. Bee expert Matthew Kielsmeier removed an estimated 10 pounds of hives from inside a gas meter just a few feet from where Maria parked her vehicle. Read More »

Tornadoes leave paths of destruction through Central Iowa

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Rick Blaylock of the Polk County Sheriff's Office told The Weather Channel roofs were blown off homes. The Vermeer Corporation said that the severe weather hit multiple facilities at 4 p.m., when about 400 dealers and customers were on site as part of a 70th anniversary event. Read More »

The EU and Japan Just Signed a Monumental Free-Trade Deal

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Addressing the 25th EU-Japan Summit on July 17, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Today is a historic moment in our enduring partnership". Japan will no more levy duties on European cheese and wines. Japan praised the deal with the European Union as coming from Abe's "Abenomics" policies, created to wrest the economy out of stagnation despite a shrinking population and cautious spending. Read More »

Donald Trump knew about Russian Federation meddling 2 weeks before inauguration

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announced on Twitter that Trump had directed national security advisor John Bolton to extend the invitation to Putin for a "working level" dialogue between the two leaders in the fall. "Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt". Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has spent the week mounting a fierce defense of Trump's outreach to Putin, objected to a proposal from Sen. Read More »

Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

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National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 miles per hour was measured around 7 p.m. Thursday at Branson Airport. "I believe it was caused by weather, yes", Rader said. Nielsen said the coroner's office is on scene. Divers remain on scene at this time. Emergency crews are staging at the Branson Belle Dock but the tourist attraction is not involved in the incident, Nielsen said. Read More »

Black sarcophagus found in Egypt opened despite curse warnings

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No inscriptions or works of art have been found on the outside or inside of the sarcophagus so far. A report in National Geographic reads: "One of the two archaeologists believes that, since Alexandria wasn't even founded until the fourth century BC, the massive sarcophagus may have been brought to the city empty, from an earlier, dynastic-period site down the Nile-such as Memphis-and then re-used to bury someone in later years". Read More »