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Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference

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Walking off stage with Putin following their joint press conference in Helsinki , Trump was riding high after his second summit with an adversarial leader in as many months. Trump invited Vladimir Putin to a meeting in Washington later this year. Sanders later said his comment was misinterpreted. While they had met privately on three occasions in 2017, Trump opened the door to a potential White House meeting with Putin earlier this year. Read More »

Trump administration releases Carter Page wiretap documents

It is highly unusual for documents related to FISA wiretap applications to be released . Page, an American oil industry consultant who served as a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump as he was campaigning for president, has been under investigation by USA intelligence agencies including the CIA, NSA and FBI, for alleged contact he has had with Russian officials under US sanctions. Read More »

North Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

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The United States will provide cases for the remains, and a USA delegation will go to North Korea to retrieve them, flying them out on July 27 either to Osan Air Base in South Korea or to Hawaii. We have no speed limit. North Korean media outlets warned Friday that inter-Korean ties could be hurt if the South does not send back a dozen restaurant staff who defected in April 2016. Read More »

Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

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His speech followed a week in which Russian influence was once again shown to have a transformative impact on modern American political life. "The Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential campaign is just one tree in a growing forest", he said". Read More »

Gunman in fatal fight over parking spot won't be charged: Florida sheriff

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Police said it all started when a driver started arguing with another driver who parked in a handicap stop at the Circle A store on Sunset Point Road. "It's messed up. Markeis is a good man ..." Because of that, he is covered under Florida's Stand Your Ground law. The sheriff announced the case will be sent to the state attorney's office for review. Read More »

Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'

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Legal experts told Business Insider that they found it freakish that Cohen felt the need to record a conversation with Trump, and some said they had never heard of an attorney secretly recording a client. The National Enquirer , however, did not publish the story. In recent weeks, Cohen's public remarks have raised suspicions that he could be willing to seek a cooperation agreement with the United States attorney's office that would require him to provide information federal prosecutors ... Read More »

Investor frenzy in S. Korea over Russia treasure ship rumors

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The 5,800-ton ironclad cruiser was badly damaged following an attack by Japanese warships during the Russo-Japanese War and was scuttled in the Sea of Japan on May 29, 1905. Jeil's stock prices dropped more than 20 percent after Thursday's trading. Historical accounts reveal it would have also included port expenses, salaries of sailors and officers and gold reserves of various other ships damaged in the battle. Read More »

Shooting Suspect At Los Angeles Trader Joe’s Shot Grandmother And Girlfriend

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Lopez said the man crashed outside of a Trader Joe's supermarket in Silver Lake and then ran into the store. Los Angeles police said the incident started with a shooting in the 1600 block of 32nd Street. Aerial video shot from a helicopter showed an armored vehicle parked outside the front doors to the store, armed officers carrying shields and a man walking out with his hands up. Read More »

Turkey Denounces Israel’s Jewish Nation-state Law As Racist

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The law of nation state adopted during a morning of harsh debates in Parliament openly discriminates against one fifth of population: Arabs who since creation of Israel in 1948 have full formal citizenship. "This law will allow the state to treat non-Jews as second-class citizens", he added. Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, called the law a bid to advance "ethnic superiority by promoting racist policies". Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson

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In May, Wilson had announced that he will be stepping down from his duties, but has resisted calls to resign pending an appeal of his conviction. "I'm. "Philip Wilson has chosen to not offer his resignation, and has rightly said he has a right to appeal, which he has done", he told the ABC's Religion Report. Read More »

Concern in White House over intelligence chief’s Russian summit surprise..

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The U.S. Secret Service says that's standard for all gifts to the president. The preparations for a second Trump-Putin meeting - and in Washington no less - were the latest twist in Trump's winding road back from Helsinki . "He just said it's not Russia ", Trump said. As Americans groped for information about the meeting, Moscow offered snippets of its version on Friday. Read More »

US, Russia: Ukraine Shaping Up to Be Hot Topic for Summit

Merkel told a news conference Friday that the alliance's so-called Article 5 promising mutual defense is "a central element of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and I believe this Article 5 valid for all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states, not just for big ones or small ones or for some". Read More »

British Police Identify Russian Suspects In Novichok Attack

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They said investigators were "sure" the suspects were Russian . Using facial recognition technology, authorities discovered two "fresh identities" - individuals not known to have been spies or used in other attacks - the report said. Yulia was released from a Salisbury hospital in April , followed by her father about a month later . London's Metropolitan Police, which is leading the investigation into the Skripals, declined to comment. Read More »

Proposed 25 percent tariff on auto imports drives discussion in Washington

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The exercise appears to be less an impartial effort to understand the facts than it is a policy hunting for a justification, and a solution in search of a problem", he said. But the vehicle study found US auto production can't quickly increase, taking at least a year to convert an under-utilized plant and on average two years to build a new assembly facility. Read More »

Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'

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The recording was part of the documents and electronic records seized by authorities from the longtime Trump fixer earlier this year. " Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office (early in the morning ) - nearly unheard of", he tweeted . Read More »

Trump shreds economic playbook with strong USA dollar, Fed jabs

Mr Trump said increased rates had resulted in a stronger dollar which put the United States at a disadvantage compared with places where central banks are holding interest rates steady. Trump criticized the USA central bank in comments aired Thursday, saying its course of interest rate increases counteracted his efforts at growing the economy. Read More »

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley discharged from Salisbury hospital

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Dawn, 44, died in hospital on 8 July, around a week after she was poisoned by the chemical weapon, thought to be left over from the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. A murder inquiry is now underway. Police say the source of the Novichok which killed Sturgess was a small bottle they found in Rowley's house, and more than 400 items have been recovered as part of the murder investigation. Read More »

Nine US 'duck boat' victims from the same family - governor

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Coleman says she lost "all my children" but she did not say how many. "However in doing that, when it was time to grab them, it was too late and I believe that a lot of people could have been spared", Coleman said. Authorities have not yet identified the victims . Pat Cox, owner of a marina about a half mile from where the vessel went down, sent five boats and some 20 people to the rescue, most between the ages of 18 and 20. Read More »

Russian Federation ‘helpful’ in enforcing sanctions on North Korea - Pompeo

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Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow and Beijing said they need additional time to investigate the U.S. allegations and put a six-month "hold" on the U.S. One diplomat said China quickly supported the "hold, " which automatically delays action on the US request for six months. The U.S. needs to "see Chairman Kim do what he promised the world he would do" and completely denuclearize, "the scope and scale of that is agreed to". Read More »

Montenegro Says it Embraces Peace and Stability

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They have very aggressive people. The Post recently reported that US military commanders are anxious that if they had to quickly move USA troops east to head off a military conflict with Moscow, "the most powerful military in the world could get stuck in a traffic jam" as "Humvees. Read More »

Modi tweets on today’s No Confidence Motion

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However, BJD's Lok Sabha leader Bhartruhari Mahatab said, "We are sitting in the Opposition and in the debate we will oppose the government". The film star turned political leader also clarified that he will not quit BJP and continue to serve the party in 2019 elections also. Read More »

Fox News Parts Ways With 'The Five' Co-Host Kimberly Guilfoyle

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Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich will co-host in her place. It's unclear how the network will handle Guilfoyle's departure after she spent over a decade there. She was considered for White House press secretary previous year after Sean Spicer departed the administration. Guilfoyle recently praised Trump Jr.as "the number one up-and-coming political figure for sure, on the right". Read More »

'Say that again?': U.S. intelligence chief's shocked response to Putin invitation

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Mr Trump faced a backlash after contradicting his own intelligence chiefs at a joint post-summit news conference with Mr Putin by doubting Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Moscow signaled openness to another meeting between the two leaders, as Trump continued to face criticism over his first meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, where he seemed to accept Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 election - despite findings by USA intelligence services. Read More »

Dollar drops further on Trump's comments on currency, rate hike

US President Donald Trump says he is ready to impose tariffs on all $US500 billion ($673.7 billion) of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 18, 2018. -China trade war and a host of other conflicts that Trump has ignited between the United States and key trading partners, including Canada and the European Union. Read More »

White House: Security focus for next Trump-Putin meeting

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Russian Federation is promising to keep Iran away from Israel's borders, but as Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday there is reason to doubt whether they can deliver on that. After the summit, when Trump said in a press conference that he accepted Putin's denial that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Coats issued an extraordinary statement rejecting that conclusion. Read More »

Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt

Authorities had no immediate information on the assailant's motive for the afternoon attack on a city bus in Luebeck, near the Baltic coast northeast of Hamburg, but said they had no indication that he was politically radicalized or had any terrorist background. Read More »