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GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’

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Amash said Mueller's report found multiple instances of Trump engaging in obstruction of justice and if he wasn't president, he would face indictment based on such evidence. And he is the first prominent GOP officeholder to suggest that Trump's efforts to obstruct justice and undermine the rule of law merit his removal from office. Read More »

United States warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid increasing trade tensions

The U.S. has frequently criticized China for what it regards as the country's militarization of the South China Sea , while China, in turn, has regarded the U.S.' conduct in the region as a provocation. Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have competing claims in the region . China and the U.S. have repeatedly traded barbs in the past over what Washington says is Beijing's militariation of the South China Sea by building military installations on artificial ... Read More »

Trump rejects New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions

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One employee who reviewed some of the transactions said she was terminated a year ago after raising concerns about the bank's practices, the Times reported . "The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years), and others of the Fake News Media , keep writing phony stories about how I didn't use many banks because they didn't want to do business with me", tweeted Trump. Read More »

Iran FM discounts prospect of war with US

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Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran , amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. Trump has been bolstering the United States military presence in the region, accusing Iran of threats to U.S. The FAA's advice was circulated late on Friday by U.S. diplomats and came amid warnings from Lloyd's of London of increasing risks to maritime shipping in the region. Read More »

Don't underestimate United States resolve, Hunt warns Iran

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In a meeting with clerics in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said Monday, "I am a supporter of negotiations and diplomacy, but I do not accept to do it in the current circumstances". Trump's latest threat against Iran came just days after reports on USA intelligence challenged the White House narrative of a growing Iranian "threat" in the region, which has been used by American officials like Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to justify aggressive posturing in the Persian Gulf. Read More »

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn to defy subpoena

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That is still possible, since the justice department's legal opinion does not prevent McGahn testifying if he so chooses, although it would be potentially at risk to his own career. In the Justice Department's legal opinion provided to the White House, Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel said that due to immunity for a president's "immediate advisers", McGahn is "not legally required to appear and testify about matters related to his official duties". Read More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Beating Trump is not good enough'

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He has also argued that he is the best candidate to take over from the Trump administration next year. At a boisterous rally in Philadelphia , the former vice president urged voters to end the mean-spirited pettiness and partisan squabbles that have left Americans angry and dispirited in recent years. Read More »

Zelenskiy Sworn In As Ukrainian President, Says He's Dissolving Parliament

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In the ceremony held at Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev on Monday morning, Zelenskiy was seen giving high-fives to spectators and even stopped to take a selfie with one of them. 'Our first task is a ceasefire in the Donbass, ' Zelensky said during his inauguration ceremony in parliament in Kiev, prompting a round of applause. Read More »

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's pyramids

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According to local and global reports, including social media posts, an explosion near the Grand Egyptian Museum - which has not yet opened to the public - left a tour bus with shattered windows. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief media. It is the second violent incident targeting tourists in Egypt in six months. Read More »

United Kingdom cross-party Brexit talks end without deal

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A YouGov opinion poll for The Times conducted this week suggested former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has a significant lead to be next Prime Minister amongst Conservative Party members. Stephen Crabb dropped out at the same time and threw his support behind Theresa May. Former minister David Jones said the PM should recognise that "now is the time that she should stand down". Read More »

Eiffel Tower evacuated as man seen climbing the landmark

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There is a police cordon in place and visitors are advised to stay away while the incident is ongoing. To avoid a long wait, we advise people to postpone their visit'. The district near the Eiffel Tower is now cordoned off and secured by the police. An Eiffel Tower spokeswoman told Reuters news agency: "The man entered the tower normally and started to climb once he was on the second floor". Read More »

Amit Shah's Series of Tweets as Flak on Godse Hits the Ceiling

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After stopping short of an apology twice despite her party's condemnation, Pragya Thakur finally tweeted late on Thursday night: "I apologise to the people of the country for my statements on Nathuram Godse ". "People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections". Modi, who had told a TV channel during his last rally at Khargone in Madhya Pradesh on May 17, said that "the remarks made about Gandhiji or Nathuram Godse ... Read More »

Tories and Labour just 'half an inch apart' on Brexit, says minister

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Next week promises to be another tough one for May, as polls for Thursday's European elections over the weekend pointed to the Tories slipping to fourth place. It will not, however, seek to re-open the withdrawal agreement, which Brussels repeatedly insisted could not be re-negotiated, despite many MPs voting it down due to concerns about its so-called "backstop" clauses on Northern Ireland. Read More »

United States to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

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USA officials see this as key to getting both the Palestinians and Israelis to the negotiating table to they can hash out specific details of future statehood. Meanwhile, Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat also stated on Monday that the PLO was "not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manana, Bahrain". Read More »

China trade war creating distortions in economy

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Beijing lashed back by raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of American imports. As it stands, the United States has already put tariffs on Dollars 250 billion worth of Chinese goods and is gearing up to include Dollars 300 billion worth of goods in the list. Read More »

Trump Trashes Fox News, Chris Wallace on Twitter

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Buttigieg defended his decision to appear on Fox News by arguing that while some of the network's hosts aren't operating in "good faith", numerous viewers are watching "in good faith" and deserves to hear the Democratic agenda. Some of these women "have already picked out a name or bought a crib", he said. Those women, he continued, probably had been expecting to carry their babies to term but had received medical news that forced them "to make an impossible, unthinkable choice". Read More »

Feds Downplay Plans To Move Migrant Families As Florida Leaders Protest 'Dumping'

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Shortly after President Trump took office in 2017, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez agreed to a federal request to hand over the county's undocumented immigrant detainees. CBP said there is no immediate plan to transfer migrants there. "If the President will not provide us with financial assistance to house and feed these people, he will be creating a homeless encampment". Read More »

Tornadoes hit rural central Nebraska

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There is a high risk of severe weather from areas of northern Texas to southwest Oklahoma, where violent and widespread storms are expected, including, long-lived tornadoes. "The heavy rain will impact areas that have received significant amounts or rain within the past several weeks", Van Dam said. The storm system is the same one that led to torrential rains to California earlier this week . Read More »

Duchess of Cambridge posts 'sneak peak' of Chelsea show garden

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Co-created alongside landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Kate's garden aims to highlight the benefits the natural world brings to mental and physical well-being. Kensington Palace said the garden is a place where families and communities get together. As noble as that goal is, the best thing to come out of the Back to Nature Garden so far is from the Cambridge fam themselves, in the form of a family photo shoot in the garden. Read More »

Sebastian Kurz Announced the End of the Coalition Government in Austria

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She offers to buy a 50% stake in Austria's Kronen-Zeitung newspaper and switch its editorial position to support the Freedom Party. Elsewhere in the footage, he discusses remodelling Austria's media landscape to more closely resemble that of Viktor Orban's Hungary, and appears to hint at ways political donations could escape legal scrutiny. Read More »

Iranians fear country on brink of war

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But the subject of Iran , which is not present, will dominate the one-day meeting of the OPEC + group. "We are going to do the right thing as we always do", Falih said of any decision at the meeting in June on continuing the reductions. The recent scuffle between Iran and the United States has sparked concerns of possible war breakout among lawmakers who have drawn comparisons between the current situation and the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi better actor than Amitabh Bachchan, says Priyanka Gandhi

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The prime minister said that poll campaign was a success for the ruling dispensation. Shah today presented the BJP's report card and claimed that Narendra Modi-led NDA will win more than 300 seats in the ongoing elections. Congress' Tripathi is fielded against SP-BSP candidate Ram Charita. Reacting to PM Modi's remarks on Pragya Thakur , Gandhi said that PM Modi's ideology is of violence and it was never aligned with Gandhi ji's ideology. Read More »

Poll shows Boris Johnson favourite to succeed Theresa May

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We will all be invited to elect people to represent us in a Parliament, that three years ago a clear majority of the British people voted to leave. Responding to Mr Johnson's announcement Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP, said: "Britain faces so many questions at this moment in history; the answer to none of them is Boris Johnson". Read More »

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Launches 2020 White House Run

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Twitter was a storm of anti-de Blasio jokes and questions for why the mayor even got in the race at this point. "We're investing in working families with free Pre-K & guaranteed health care". "I've beaten him before and I will do it again". I'm Bill de Blasio . The spokeswoman declined to confirm Wednesday that de Blasio is entering the race. Read More »

Guatemalan Migrant Boy Dies After Weeks In US Hospital

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USA officials say the boy and his family were never even in custody despite agents "releasing" the family on April 8th. The death is the fourth incident since December of a child perishing after making the treacherous journey and being apprehended at the border. Read More »

Potential for a few strong storms in north Alabama today

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We'll get one more day of calm weather Friday before storms return on Saturday . A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes. However, it is important to note that there will be a severe threat even if we don't see much sun. The majority of these tornadoes came from western Kansas and Nebraska - creating some incredible images of large funnels in the western prairies. Read More »

17 police feared killed in friendly fire in S. Afghanistan

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It was not immediately clear if Afghan or USA forces carried out the air strike on Thursday night, near the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for Helmand's governor. He said 11 more police had been wounded in the strike. They did not give details of the incident. The deadly bombing, although a relatively rare occurrence during the years of conflict here, bore a striking resemblance to a recent situation in southern Uruzgan province in March, when at least five ... Read More »