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Heatwave in Japan kills 30 people as warnings issued

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Monday's sweltering 41.1C was recorded in Kumagaya in Saitama prefecture, north-west of Tokyo. Japan has been battered by intense heat for close to two weeks but the mercury soared on Monday, breaking above 40 deg C in one part of the broader Tokyo metropolitan area, while the centre of the capital marked a high of 39 deg C in the early afternoon. Read More »

Trump signals consequences for Cohen over secret recording

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According to the Times , the tape was among the documents and items seized from Cohen's NY office during an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid earlier this year. Ms McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Mr Trump in 2006, a year after he married his current wife Melania. If Trump or Cohen is directly linked to payments made to secure silence from women alleging affairs, there could be a violation of federal campaign finance laws. Read More »

Russian Federation to Keep Up Cooperation with Iran in All Areas: Envoy

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said he would consider granting the US military a waiver to coordinate with Russian forces in Syria, adding that he'd "have to think long and hard" about such a move. Iran and Russian Federation have formed a strong alliance in recent years, with both supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's legitimate government against foreign-backed militancy. Read More »

Temperatures in Japan hit record highs in heatwave that's killed 15

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Twelve people died of heatstroke in the week ending July 15 after three perished in the preceding week, according to the latest data. More than 40 people have died in Japan since July 9 and about 10 in South Korea . About 200 people were killed in the devastating floods and landslides, with the Japanese government setting aside 70 billion yen ($US631 million) to assist with the recovery. Read More »

Trump Tweets it Looks Like his Campaign Spied Upon Illegally

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to try and hit back against the Justice Department's release of documents outlining Carter Page's contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. White House officials have argued that Page, announced by the president in early 2016 as a foreign policy adviser , played only a minor role in the Trump campaign. Read More »

U.S., Russia Differ On Evacuation Of Syrian White Helmets

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On Saturday, Jordan's Foreign Ministry said it has allowed the United Nations to organize the passage of some 800 White Helmets members for humanitarian reasons. In a statement released early Sunday morning Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland pledged Canada's continued support for the White Helmets . Read More »

Police name murder suspect in Los Angeles store hostage standoff

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Authorities later caught up to him in Hollywood - using stolen vehicle technology - and exchanged gunfire with him during a auto chase. Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed one woman was shot and killed inside the store. The suspect had a pistol in his hand and "just started opening fire on the police behind him", Devin Field said. One tweet showed people attempting to exit the Trader Joe's out a window. Read More »

Inspector says he warned duck boat company about design flaws

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A fire chaplain, Steve Martin, said that while most of the people who died were visitors, "they are not strangers to us". Among the injured was 14-year-old Loren Smith of Osceola, Arkansas. "I said, "Lord if I can't make it, there's no use in keeping me here" and so I just let go, '" she said. Coleman also said she believed that life jackets would have saved numerous 17 people who died, but the captain told passengers when they set out on the lake not to bother with them. Read More »

Severe weather over but rain continues

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West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Highs today will still manage to warm into the low 90s, but expect clouds to quickly build through the midday and early afternoon hours. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 70. Tomorrow will be sunny with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. In general, we anticipate highs around 90 and lows around 70. Read More »

European Union finance chief blasts Trump over 'inappropriate' trade sanctions

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Mr Mnuchin was inflexible in his approach to the European Union following a series of tit-for-tat measures that began with US President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. is in the range of 0.5 per cent of GDP on a global basis", Lagarde said at a joint news conference with Argentine treasury minister Nicolas Dujovne. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, claimed that the United States is open to a trade deal with the EU. Read More »

Gunmen kill 11 taxi drivers after ambushing their minibus

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Minibus taxis are the most popular form of transport in South Africa, violence is common by rival groups vying for dominance on profitable routes, according to Sky News . Police are yet to find the attackers and confirm if the deadly attack is part of the country's frequent incidents of violence in the taxi industry. Read More »

'Cheap Shot' Trump Criticisms Meant to 'Undermine' Him, Bossert Says

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Adam Schiff , D-Calif., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Sunday on "This Week". When asked about American leadership under Trump, 30 percent of respondents said it's gotten stronger, 47 percent said it's gotten weaker, 20 percent said it's remained the same and 4 percent had no opinion. Read More »

Trump Tweets Late-Night Threat At Iranian President: ‘BE CAUTIOUS’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States on Sunday that it could shut down global oil shipments in the strategic Strait of Hormuz if Washington continued to provoke Tehran . "It's about changing the behavior of the leadership in Iran to comport with what the Iranian people really want them to do", Pompeo said. An Iranian official has dismissed the campaign , saying that the us has tried in vain to undermine the government since the revolution in 1979. Read More »

Boris Johnson launches attack on Theresa May's Brexit plan in British Parliament

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Mr Johnson praised the "great clarity" of Mrs May's speech at Lancaster House, where she said Britain would leave the customs union and single market but strike new trade deals with the EU and countries worldwide. The British proposal envisages a common free-trade area for goods, which would see the country sign up to European Union standards, while reaching different arrangements on services that would allow London to set its own rules for sectors such as its large financial industry. Read More »

Multiple victims in Toronto shooting

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Toronto police have warned people to stay away from the site of the shooting on Danforth Avenue, in the Greektown area of the city. "Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shootings to go to a command post that has been set up at Pape Avenue and Danforth Avenue", according to City News Toronto. Read More »

Robert Menendez rips Donald Trump for Vladimir Putin 'red-carpet treatment'

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Putin told Russian diplomats that at the summit in Helsinki he offered the USA president to consider the idea of a referendum that would help resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Friday, referring to sources. intelligence, but also pushed the necessity for a close working relationship with Russian Federation. But other Sunday show guests didn't agree with Bossert's assessment. Read More »

Gunman arrested after deadly LA hostage standoff

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Outside the store, the man exchanged gunfire with police again and the woman was shot and killed, Moore said. According to police, the suspect then took refuge in the grocery store around 3:30 p.m. Authorities said the suspect's grandmother was in critical condition at the hospital and the other woman he shot only suffered a graze wound to her head. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Talks Trump And Russia Summit At NYC Fest

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Among registered voters, 54% disapproved of Trump's performance at the meeting. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, called his comments "bizarre and flat-out wrong"; Arizona's Jeff Flake deemed them "shameful"; and Lindsey Graham of SC said they will be perceived as "a sign of weakness". Read More »

Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Team Trump Lied About Karen McDougal

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Trump's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , told Reuters that Cohen taped the conversation two months before the 2016 presidential election in Trump's office at Trump Tower. A Trump adviser said Trump suggested using a check, while a person close to Cohen claimed Cohen was the one who advised that route. "Any attempt at spin cannot change what is on the tape". Read More »

Britain's May in Northern Ireland to push her Brexit vision

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Not simply to fall back onto previous positions which have already been proven unworkable. The prime minister said that under the agreement reached at her Chequers meeting with senior ministers, Britain set out how to resolve the border issue through a close future partnership between Britain and the EU. Read More »

Trump aide alleged to have 'Russia ties' in secret USA documents

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Mr. Trump is still dealing with the fallout of his widely panned press conference with Mr. Putin in Helsinki, where he held a closed-door meeting the Russian leader and then appeared to accept Mr. Mr Trump has labelled the investigation a "witch hunt". "The process is a very flawed one, and the more the American people know about it, the more distressed they are at how special counsels operate, particularly in the context of political elections", Dershowitz told Fox News' " Sunday ... Read More »

Trump claims his campaign was illegally spied upon

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The New York Times and Washington Post both noted that they hadn't found another example of a FISC warrant application that had been released publicly since the enactment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act four decades ago. Read More »

Mr. Trump, 'do not play with the lion's tail', Rouhani warns

Iran and the U.S. have seen their relationship deteriorate after Trump in May withdrew from an global deal struck in 2015 over the country's nuclear program. Zarif said Iranian diplomats, by negotiating the nuclear deal, dealt a serious blow to what he called Israel's spreading of Iranophobia. The speech - which will highlight issues such as "corruption of the regime", "brutal repression at home", and "religious persecution", according to a senior State Department official - comes amid a ... Read More »

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle abruptly leaves the network

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Ms. Guilfoyle, who co-hosts " The Five ", will reportedly be joining America First Policies, a non-profit organization that works to support President Trump's agenda. Guilfoyle has been one of the co-hosts of the network's afternoon show " The Five " and has been dating Trump's son Donald Jr . Vanity Fair was first to report the news early Friday and said Guilfoyle's exit was not exactly amicable. Read More »

Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

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Jordan said on Sunday that it had taken in 800 White Helmets and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to the UK, Canada and Germany . The White Helmets , officially called the Syrian Civil Defence, operates a rescue service in rebel-held parts of Syria. Since its formation, more than 200 of its volunteers have died and another 500 have been wounded. Read More »

Aide To French President Emmanuel Macron Allegedly Beats Protester On Video

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He was seen attacking two protesters at a May 1 street demonstration in Paris , where he had requested special permission to observe police during his day off. Opposition parties have condemned the presidency's handling of the matter, arguing the punishment was too lenient and the incident should have been referred to judicial authorities. Read More »

Khamenei Supports Blocking Region's Oil Exports If Iran's Exports Stopped

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Khamenei's website said Khamenei supported Rohani's statement earlier in July that "if Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported". Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, in retaliation for any hostile United States action. Read More »

Britain's Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

Kensington Palace , where Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge reside, shared an official photo Saturday of the bright-eyed prince on the eve of his fifth birthday. "He looks more like William as he grows". "Their son, after all, will one day be Head of State". Princess Charlotte was born May 2, 2015, and Prince Louis was born April 23, 2018. Read More »

Father of Parkland shooting survivors killed in armed robbery

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Tyrone Fields faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. The father of two survivors of the shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school shooting has been shot to death in his convenience store, CBS Miami reports. BSO detectives and Broward CrimeStoppers received numerous tips since the release of a surveillance video earlier in the day, according to a BSO release. Read More »

Trump calls Cohen's taping of phone call 'inconceivable,' possibly illegal

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He said the FBI's raid on Cohen's office was " inconceivable ", but alleged Cohen's actions were "even more inconceivable " and "perhaps illegal". Michael Cohen leaves federal court in NY. In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, Ms McDougal sold her story to the National Enquirer , which is owned by a personal friend of Mr Trump, for $150,000 (£115,000). Read More »

Ambiguous comments from homeland chief on election meddling

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President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary failed to go against her boss' comments defending the "fine people" who were part of the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally. Nielsen's comments are significant given the intelligence community explicitly concluded that Russian Federation interfered to help Trump. He added that it "could be other people also". Read More »