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UK's Brexit negotiating position a 'far advanced offer' - Raab

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It was a "caricature" that the arrangement, as set out in the prime minister's statement, had downgraded DExEU, he added. Mrs May said that DExEU will recruit some new staff to work on preparations for Brexit, while a number of Cabinet Office officials will move over to the department. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez boosted by out-of-state donors after primary win

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Israel has occupied the West Bank territory since 1967 and, to Ocasio-Cortez's point, most countries consider the continued expansion of Jewish settlements in the territory as illegal. "It's unusual you don't know what that is, given that ~75,000 Puerto Ricans have relocated to Florida in the 10 mos since Maria". "I don't care whether she's Puerto Rican, whether she's Anglo-Saxon, I don't care whether she's an Eskimo, socialism doesn't work and it's wrong", DeSantis said, arguing some ... Read More »

Stormy Daniels' husband sues her for divorce in Texas

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The couple married in 2015 and live in Forney, Texas, just outside of Dallas. We've learned a judge has granted Glendon Crain a restraining order which he requested with his divorce petition. Stormy allegedly touched an undercover female cop and was taken downtown. Trump has denied having had an affair with Daniels, saying she was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations". Read More »

Woman in 'loveless marriage' can't divorce husband, court rules

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Owens", her lawyer, Simon Beccle told reporters. "Naturally, Mrs Owens is devastated by this decision, which means that she can not move forward with her life and obtain her independence from Mr Owens". Mrs Owens's solicitor, Simon Beccle, told The Times that his client is "devastated" at the decision. In 2016 she failed to persuade a family court judge to allow her to divorce. Read More »

Series of deadly IS attacks kill 150 in Syria

The jihadists launched simultaneous attacks on several villages northeast of Sweida city, where they clashed with government forces, state media and the Observatory said. A fourth bomb explosion hit the city later. "Three bombers with explosive belts targeted Sweida city alone while the other blasts hit villages to the north and east", it said in a statement. Read More »

Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs — Made in China

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Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee said their legislation to tie the president's hands on tariffs should pick up new steam now that the Trump administration is distorting the market. "This administration's tariffs and bailouts aren't going to make America great again, they're just going to make it 1929 again". Sen. Ron Johnson , R-Wisc., lamented the Trump administration's increasing interference in the economy. Read More »

China’s Xi promises $14.7 billion of investment during South Africa visit

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Transnet also received a sizable cash injection from the Commercial Bank of China, while other sectors of the economy also received investments from the Asian country. "More investment and less outright pushing of products into a market". "A global trade war should be rejected because there will be no victor", said Xi, who oversees the world's second-largest economy, and whose nation is dominant in the BRICS bloc. Read More »

'What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?'

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The lawsuit was settled in April. Court filings said federal prosecutors have obtained 12 audio recordings from the FBI raids on Cohen earlier this year. Commentator Gregg Jarrett agreed, noting that these tapes happen frequently and are an example of Cohen trying to "smear the president" on "personal matters". Read More »

Pompeo: Look forward to testifying about Russian Federation

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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will find one of his rare appearances on Capitol Hill rough going Wednesday as he seeks to soothe the ire of senators exasperated by President Donald Trump's strategy on everything from Russian Federation and NATO to North Korea. Read More »

Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

This isn't the first time Trump's star has been vandalized. The vandal is believed to have concealed the pickaxe in a guitar case. A man dressed as a construction worker and wielding a pickax defaced the star in October 2016 in an act that was captured on video. Read More »

Thai Soccer Boys Shave Their Heads for Buddhist Ceremony

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Eleven of the boys and the coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts placed in gilded bowls to spirits in a ceremony today at a temple in northern Thailand. (PANUMAS SANGUANWONG / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) The 11 boys, ages 11 to 16, became Buddhist novices in a religious ceremony, while their 25-year-old coach was ordained as a monk. Read More »

European Union ready to respond to US tariffs with duties worth $20B

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Trump's tweet Tuesday comes as he's scheduled to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington on Wednesday for talks aimed at heading off a trade war, and as he continues to deal with domestic fallout from his deference to Vladimir Putin last week over Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Read More »

Dogs run to the rescue of sobbing owners, study finds

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In contrast, dogs in the humming condition showed a slight tendency to open more quickly if they were reported to be more anxious. The dogs , who were of varying degrees of age, breed and training, were kept in one room while their owners were kept in another room that was separated by a transparent plexiglass door. Read More »

Representatives Meadows, Pelosi Respond to Release of Carter Page FISA Documents

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Trump and his supporters wrongly suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation covered up the link between Steele's work and its Democratic funding, and they argue Steele can't be taken seriously because of those connections. Page left the Trump campaign on September 26, 2016, after news reports surfaced that in July, Page had met with Russian oligarchs that were under USA sanctions and potentially discussed the lifting of sanctions if Trump became president. Read More »

People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week

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Although there is no official definition of a " heatwave " in the United Kingdom, the term can be used to describe an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year. An amber "heat health watch" warning remains in place for parts of England, with people being warned to try to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm. Read More »

ISIS claiming responsibility for Toronto's Danforth shooting

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Thirteen other people were injured. His family said he struggled with psychosis and depression throughout his life, and medications and therapy did not work to treat him. "We just ran. We saw people starting to run so we just ran", he said. "I will be asking all Archdiocese of Toronto churches to offer a special prayer intention for victims of violence in our community". Read More »

CNN Airs Portion of Secret Trump-Cohen Audio Recording

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Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis says the tape shows Trump saying that they should pay in cash, to which Cohen responds, "no no". "For ten years Michael Cohen had a window into everything that happened within the Trump organization", the reporter whose access to the attorney has led to a series on his tumultuous relationship with Trump told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. Read More »

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released

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Right after playing the audio, Cuomo spoke with Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis , who was the one who provided it to CNN . Davis claims Trump wanted to use cash to pay for McDougal's story. "To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty", Cohen told Stephanopoulos. Mr Trump's current lawyer Rudy Giuliani says no money was paid, and the tape does not show evidence of any crime. Read More »

British PM takes control of Brexit talks

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Mr Raab repeated the government's intention to reach a deal for an European Union summit in October, to allow for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to pass through parliament by early 2019. "The key interlocutor for Mr Barnier is the secretary of state", Robbins told a parliamentary committee. His special adviser, Stewart Jackson, who also left his job, has gone further, implying there was a "conspiracy" to stall talks and shut out his department from Brexit preparations as they were drawing up ... Read More »

'Very concerned' Russian Federation will try to meddle in midterms

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The White House said on Monday Trump was looking at revoking the security clearances of Brennan and five other former officials who have been critical of the president. "That is something we reserve for allies". "The Russians better quit messing around in our elections", Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters , adding that he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow . Read More »

Administration releases documents about former Trump adviser

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This past weekend, sensitive documents were released which were related to the wire-tapping of Carter Page , a one time Trump campaign aide. Trump also said former campaign adviser Carter Page , the subject of government documents released over the weekend, wasn't a spy or an agent of Russian Federation. Read More »

Donald Trump claims Russian Federation is interfering in U.S. midterms to help Democrats

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Wresting control of a chamber would allow them to derail or stall much of Mr Trump's policy agenda, while ushering in more aggressive congressional oversight and investigation of the US President's administration. He also said he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow . Trump faced intense criticism after the press conference , during which he appeared to support Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of subverting the 2016 United States presidential election. Read More »

Hundreds missing in Laos after collapse of hydropower dam under construction

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The $1.02 billion hydropower dam is being built by the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Company (PNPC), a joint venture between South Korean, Thai and Lao firms. The project consists of a series of dams over the Houay Makchanh, the Xe-Namnoy and the Xe-Pian rivers in neighbouring Champasak Province. KPL described the portion that reportedly collapsed as a "saddle dam", which is an auxiliary dam used to hold water beyond what is held by the main dam. Read More »

Trump says the Russians 'definitely don't want' his reelection

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They strongly rebuked Trump's comments during a joint press conference in Helsinki when he stood beside Putin and denied us intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Putin will not be invited to address Congress because "that is something we reserve for allies". "The speaker and I have made it clear that Putin will not be welcome up here at the Capitol", McConnell said later. Read More »

Toronto shooting: Faisal Hussain named as suspect in Greektown attack

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They range in age from 10 to 59-years-old Police will not speculate on a motive. "And then a lady tried to run and she fell down", he said. "Guns are too readily available to too many people," Tory said. She shut the door behind them and turned off the lights. "There was quite a bit of blood coming from both of their legs", she said. Wilson was well equipped with surgical gloves and gauze, she said. Read More »

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russian Federation

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., pauses to speak with reporters as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is questioned during a private interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee on whether political bias affected the investigations of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Monday, July 16, 2018. Read More »

Death toll rises from Greece wildfires

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President Reuven Rivlin also sent condolences to Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. As the fire still raged and darkness fell, the extent of the disaster was impossible to gauge. While Greek authorities urged the public to contact them if they were looking for loved ones, many people took to social media, posting pictures of those they were looking for and their last known location before the fires hit. Read More »

Black Woman Killed, Sister Hospitalized After Random BART Station Attack

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He says it was an "unprovoked, vicious attack" and that officials have not determined a motive. A train bound for Antioch was eventually intercepted at Pleasant Hill, at which point Cowell was arrested. "The senseless and violent stabbing of two young women on a BART train platform last night has shaken our community ", Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a statement Monday. Read More »

5.8-magnitude quake hits southeast Iran

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Earlier Sunday, 4.7- and 5.7-magnitude quakes hit Hormozgan province, south of Tehran . The USGS said the quake was followed by several smaller aftershocks and also a 4.8 magnitude temblor to the northeast, and came after a series of quakes the day before that injured almost 300 people. Read More »