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Vehicle nations mull meeting without United States to discuss threat of tariffs

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As everyone knows by now, US President Donald Trump has started a trade war . And unlike recent stories about tariffs, Republican lawmakers in Congress were 100 percent behind President Trump this week. The EU which had all along maintained it will not negotiate with "a gun to our head" finally secured a ceasefire of sorts with US President Donald Trump by agreeing to buy soybeans and LPG in return for Washington's assurance not to proceed with its proposed 20% unilateral tariff on ... Read More »

Mueller Lists 35 Potential Witnesses For Manafort's First Trial

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted a list of 35 potential witnesses for the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort due to begin next week in Virginia, including bankers and accountants likely to testify regarding charges of bank and tax fraud. Read More »

MH370 families hope for answers from official report

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Martin Dolan, who was the head of the ATSB at the time of MH370's disappearance and spearheaded two-and-a-half years of the search, told Brown the families of 239 people still didn't have any answers as to what happened to their loved ones. Read More »

U.S. cardinal resigns as sex abuse scandal spirals

At the time senior U.S. church officials said they had received three allegations of McCarrick's sexual misconduct with adults decades ago, two of which resulted in settlements. Another alleged victim, James, says McCarrick exposed himself to him when he was 11 and continued a sexually abusive relationship with him for more than two decades. Read More »

Taliban official says group spoke with United States diplomat

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The Taliban have long demanded direct talks with Washington. The Taliban official said the talks took place with the approval of the leadership council. The New York Times reported Saturday that U.S. diplomats met with Taliban representatives in Qatar without Afghan government officials present, citing two senior Taliban officials. Read More »

Over 40 lakh people left out in new draft NRC

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TMC MP SS Sougata Roy said, "Central government has intentionally eliminated more than 40 lakh religious and linguistic minorities from NRC which will have serious ramifications on the demography of different states adjoining Assam". The final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC ) was released on Monday amid tight security. The CM thanked the officials, who were involved in updating the NRC. Read More »

No US policy change on Syria after Trump-Putin talks: Mattis

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Despite widespread confusion over what the two leaders discussed during one-on-one meeting in Helsinki earlier this month, Mattis said Friday that there have been no changes to USA policy as a result of the summit. While the United States is pushing countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil beginning in November, Iran has warned of counter-measures and has threatened to block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted. Read More »

Trump denies knowing of 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians

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On this week's Face The Nation , Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani discussed the materials that federal investigators seized by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen , seemingly causing more headaches for the president in the process. Cohen is under investigation by the US attorney for the Southern District of NY over his business dealings. Trump, who has said in the past he did not know about the meeting in advance, suggested Cohen was implicating Trump in exchange for possible immunity on ... Read More »

Cambodian opposition leader calls for protests

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Speaking in Paris, where he lives, Sam Rainsy said that, "It is a meaningless victory because (Hun Sen) won without any real challenger. prior to the election he dissolved the only credible opposition party". Mu Sochua, CNRP deputy president, said any country that does not denounce the election can not call itself democratic. Official results aren't expected until mid-August. Read More »

Fire evacuations around Chelan Hills lifted

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Estimates of the fire's size by sundown varied. The state Department of Natural Resources said on Twitter that state mobilization had been authorities for the fire so more resources were headed to the blaze. The Columbia River two miles north and two miles south of the Beebe bridge remains closed to allow fire planes to easily scoop water to fight the flames from above. Read More »

Giuliani details new revelations about Michael Cohen's tapes

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis has countered that Trump said the opposite - instructing Cohen to "pay with cash", to which the lawyer reportedly replied, "No, no, no". "This idea that he told Trump about the Russian Federation meeting before it happened is, to us, very much new news", he said. "What are they trying to do here?" "And there is a real concern about Michael Cohen's credibility". Read More »

Trump, New York Times Publisher Spar over President's Attacks on US Media

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Trump regularly derides the paper as the "failing New York Times ". However, Mr Trump yesterday revealed he met AG Sulzberger in a morning tweet and claimed they discussed the rise of fake news . "I made clear repeatedly that I was not asking for him to soften his attacks on The Times if he he felt our coverage was unfair", he added. 'Instead, I implored him to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, which I believe are risky and harmful to our country'. Read More »

President Trump willing to shut down government over border security

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The president said that Democrats need to get onboard with his immigration agenda, which includes a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, or risk another government shutdown. "The idea is Trump's latest attempt to find a way to build the border wall he promised supporters during his campaign as Mexico has dismissed his call for Mexico to fund its construction". Read More »

Great-grandmother killed in US fire tried to save kids

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A total of 3,410 people are working to contain the fire, along with 328 engines, 17 helicopters and 62 bulldozers. Six other people are reportedly missing. The weather on Sunday is expected to offer no relief for firefighters as it will hit more than 100 Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius) with low humidity and gusty winds, the National Weather Service said. Read More »

I Will 'Shut Down' Government over Wall Funding, Catch and Release

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A federal judge on Friday urged the USA government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States. It is unclear whether simply threatening to shut down the government could push Democrats to agree to fund construction of the wall, particularly because Trump has backed down at the last minute during previous standoffs. Read More »

Trump Org CFO subpoenaed in Cohen probe

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It also sounds a lot like a threat to disclose something that Cohen wouldn't want disclosed. Giuliani was even more explicit in his praise of Cohen in May, saying that Cohen is "an honest, honorable lawyer " when ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked if he was concerned that Cohen, who is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Read More »

Polar bear killed after attacking man on island off northern Norway

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In what is being called "an act of self-defense" by Hapag-Lloyd cruise line, the bear was shot by a guard specifically hired to protect their guests and crew during unsafe encounters. Arctic tourism has risen sharply in the last few years and it is now the high season. Three years ago, a Czech man who travelled to Svalbard to watch a solar eclipse suffered face and arm injuries after being attacked in his tent. Read More »

Sen. McCaskill's Office Dodges Hack Attempt

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Burt said that Microsoft had blocked the attempted breaches, and the Daily Beast reported that the attempts against McCaskill's team were ultimately unsuccessful. He said that Microsoft discovered "a fake Microsoft domain" or website that the hackers had created to which spearphish victims were directed. Tokyo-based cybersecurity group Trend Micro told The Hill earlier this year that it had identified websites created to look like the U.S. Read More »

Twitter says it doesn't 'shadow ban' after Trump tweet

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Twitter further said that the issue Trump and some conservative commentators were referring to was a bug in their search's auto-complete, and that it affected "hundreds of thousands" of users. Conservatives have long criticized Twitter and other social platforms for allegedly censoring their opinions. But the report still drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from Twitter's most prominent Republican user. Read More »

Jewish papers combine to attack "stain and shame of anti-Semitism" in Labour

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But shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth acknowledged that the joint editorial was a sign of a "desperate" need to rebuild trust with the Jewish community. The party says its own wording "expands on and contextualises" the IHRA definition and the examples which are not included are addressed elsewhere in the party's code. Read More »

At least two dead in New Orleans mass shooting

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Two men and one woman died on the scene; seven victims were injured, five men and two women. "This is an extremely tragic incident", the police chief said at a press conference early Sunday. "That's personal, it doesn't get more personal and we take it personal", he said. Shortly after midnight Harrison, saying that the NOPD knows only that it was two individuals wearing hooded-style clothing and fleeing on foot, implored the people who were in attendance to help solve the crime. Read More »

Putin praises Trump’s commitment to fulfilling campaign promises

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The attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has ties with the Kremlin, was denied a visa to come to the United States, said Stone. He has a desire to have further meetings", Putin told reporters in South Africa, where he was attending a summit of BRICS nations: "Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa. Read More »

Unless democrats cooperate, I’ll shut down government, Trump threatens

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Typically government shutdowns occur when Congress fails to pass a spending bill for the year; in January the government shut down when Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a deal on how to handle immigration . A disruption in federal government operations in the months before November congressional elections could backfire on Trump if voters blame Republicans, who control Congress, for the interruption in services. Read More »

Cambodia Elections: Crackdown leaves garment industry in danger

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To outsiders accustomed to politicians relentlessly attacking one another, such a demand is absurd. Sunday's (July 29) election has been bitterly opposed by supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the strongest challenger to the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) in recent years. Read More »

Strong 6.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Indonesia

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The authorities are expecting to find more injured people buried under the rubble. The epicenter's location was revised 50km north-east of the island's main city of Mataram. The natural disaster struck at 6:47 a.m. on Sunday (2247 GMT on Saturday) and was only 4.35 miles deep (7 km), a shallow depth that would have amplified its effect. Read More »

Construction manager of Ethiopia's Nile River dam found dead

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Forensic teams are investigating the site where engineer Simegnew Bekele died, locally known as Meskel Square in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. His body was subsequently transported to a hospital for autopsy. State media also reported the death, without disclosing the cause. The project is set to become Africa's largest hydro dam with a capacity of 6,450 MW when completed. Read More »

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian protest icon, released from Israeli prison

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Wearing her trademark black-and-white chequered Arab scarf, Tamimi greeted dozens of well-wishers in brief remarks outside the home of a Nabi Saleh villager killed by Israeli forces. She was sentenced to eight months in jail. "I thank everyone who stood by me while I was in prison". A Border Police spokesman confirmed the arrests and said the suspects had attempted to flee in their vehicle. Read More »

Indonesia hit by magnitude 6.4 quake in Lombok

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The epicenter's location was revised to 49.5km northeast of the island's main city of Mataram . Although less popular than neighboring Bali, Lombok is similar in size and population density. Tourists reported being shaken from their bed and feeling as if their house was collapsing after the quake struck at around 6.50am local time. At the Katamaran Hotel & Resort in Senggigi beach, some 30 guests gathered in the hotel lobby for around half an hour before venturing back to their rooms. Read More »