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Palestinians reject US's €50 billion peace plan

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This conference was born dead just like the deal of the century ". One proposal is for the construction of a $5bn transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza . Projects include a US$590 million upgrade of Gaza's main power plant - which the White House said would create tens of thousands of jobs and provide reliable energy for the first time in years - and US$500 million to build a world-class university in either Gaza or the West Bank. Read More »

Erdogan hopes Trump not to impose sanctions over S-400

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Ties between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have been strained over Turkey's push to buy the system with Washington concerned over the system's interoperability with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation equipment. Erdoğan believes his personal relationship with Trump will be enough to persuade the US president to override his subordinates. "Therefore, I do not believe there will be any sanctions", the pro-government Sabah newspaper quoted Erdoğan as telling foreign reporters. Read More »

UN Investigator: 'Credible Evidence' Ties Saudi Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

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The Commission noted that the Kingdom has repeatedly stressed that what happened to Khashoggi is a horrific crime and there won't be any leniency in dealing with perpetrators of the crime. The onus is on Saudi Arabia , which is liable for the killing irrespective of whether it was intended or not, she argues. The report said there was evidence that the consulate had been "forensically, cleaned" following the killing, indicating a cover up. Read More »

Ethiopia leader says coup attempt thwarted

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Nigussu Tilahun told reporters Sunday that Gen. Seare Mekonnen was killed by his bodyguard at his residence in Addis Ababa . Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared on television Sunday, dressed in military fatigues, as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of the Horn of Africa nation. Read More »

Australian photographer killed in Harper County crash

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Tributes are pouring in for prized Gold Coast photographer, Dale Sharpe, who's died in a traffic accident while holidaying in the US . Dale Sharpe , 36, was travelling through Kansas on June 20 when his vehicle hit a deer and began letting out smoke. Read More »

No-deal Brexit could wipe out £26.6bn 'war chest'

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Juncker said in Brussels after a meeting of European Union leaders, excluding Ms. May. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU's executive Commission, said the bloc's leaders were unanimous in the view that the Brexit deal, which has been rejected three times by the British parliament, should not be reopened. Read More »

Trump responds to accusation of ’90s sexual assault

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Carroll has been an advice columnist for Elle magazine for 26 years. Ms. Carroll writes they began chatting after running into each other at the NY designer store Bergdorf Goodman, and he followed her into a dressing room. According to the book excerpt that appeared in NY magazine , Carroll bumped into then-real estate mogul Trump at Bergdorf Goodman. Trump addressed the photograph on Saturday but reiterated that he does not know Carroll. Read More »

North Korea leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump

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The Korean Central News Agency reports Mr Kim "said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content". " Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content", the report said. Xi left the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Friday after a two-day visit, the first by a Chinese leader in 14 years. The North, however, is seeking an incremental approach in which a step toward its denuclearization would be matched by a concession from the USA, namely eased ... Read More »

China ready to boost bilateral relations with North Korea: Xi

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Quintana also urged China's cooperation and for it to not deport the North Korean escapees, as they would be subjected to serious violation of their human rights, including torture. "The government of North Korea criminalises those who cross the border irregularly". "We will continue to closely coordinate with allies and partners, and other permanent members of the U.N. Read More »

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions, says military action still 'on the table'

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But Trump also indicated he was open to reversing the escalation, adding he was willing to quickly reach a deal with Iran that he said would bolster the country's flagging economy. "And I think I'm neither, if you want to know the truth". Pressuring Iran, he launched a campaign of increasing economic pressure against the Islamic Republic, including cutting off its oil export revenues. Read More »

Seven dead in crash of motorcycles, truck in New Hampshire

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Police confirmed that seven were killed as a result of the crash, while two people were taken to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one person was airlifted to Maine Medical Center. Both people in the northbound vehicle died on scene, he said. Others tried to assist as best they could but some people were already dead. "There were people putting tourniquets on people, trying to make sure they didn't move", she said. Read More »

Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

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Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright was quoted as saying that all nine passengers on the aircraft were pronounced dead at the scene. The twin-engine Beechcraft BE65 crashed Friday near Dillingham Airfield on Oahu's North Shore. He said the aircraft was a skydiving plane that crashed at 6.30pm (0430 GMT) on takeoff, according to local news channel Hawaii Now. Read More »

Hope Hicks says hacked Hillary Clinton emails didn't boost Donald Trump campaign

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Hicks "agreed with the assessment of the intelligence community that the Russians had attacked the 2016 election by aiding the candidacy of President Trump and hurting that of Hillary Clinton ", according to the press release, also saying she would not accept "foreign oppo [sition] information from a foreign government" and would report it to be the Federal Bureau of Investigation if she deemed it credible. Read More »

Minister to call for 'urgent de-escalation' on Iran visit

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Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, standing in front of what Iranian authorities described as pieces of the US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone, told state TV that Iranians gave the warnings over radio frequencies that are routinely monitored by drone pilots and the US military. Read More »

Iran to Defend Its Borders Regardless of US Decisions - Foreign Ministry

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Global Hawk surveillance drone. The Foreign Office said that Dr Murrison will criticise Iran's "regional conduct" on the short visit. Crude ( CL=F ) was up by 0.5% to $57.39. And I think I'm neither, if you want to know the truth. But, he said, he intervened at the last minute to avoid inflicting casualties. Tehran said the drone was shot down over its territory and Washington said it had occurred in global airspace. Read More »

Booker Takes Aim at Biden Days Before South Carolina Speech

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It's a skill set Richmond probably was hoping not to have to use again. This weekend, almost all of the Democratic candidates will go to the state for the Democratic convention and US Representative Jim Clyburn's fish fry. Biden said at the time that he did not think that busing was the best way to integrate schools in DE and that systemic racism should be dealt with by investing in schools and improving housing policies. Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Maryland WWI Memorial Cross Can Stay

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According to Justice Alito, writing for the majority of the Court: "It has become a prominent community landmark, and its removal or radical adjustment at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of 'a hostility toward religion that has no place in our Establishment Clause traditions.'" The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed an amicus brief in this case supporting the local government. Read More »

Trump responds to accusation of '90s sexual assault

NY spoke with those friends, and noted that 'both still remember the incident clearly and confirmed their accounts'. In a statement to NY magazine , Moonves said he "emphatically denies " the incident occurred. Carroll spoke by phone to The Post hours after NY magazine posted an online excerpt of her forthcoming book, " What Do We Need Men For? ". "I just thought, it's time, I owe it to my beloved readers". Read More »

Supreme Court throws out conviction of MS death row inmate

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Curtis Flowers , whose murder case has gone to trial six times, is seen in an August 2017 photo. Montgomery County District Attorney Doug Evans , who is white, tried Flowers six times. "We hope that the State of MS will finally disavow Doug Evans' misconduct, decline to pursue yet another trial, and set Mr. Flowers free". In Mississippi, a southern state with a history of slavery and racial segregation, "I met only one white person who thought that Curtis Flowers was innocent", Baran ... Read More »

Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks ICE Arresting Illegal Immigrants At Courthouses

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President Donald Trump on Monday sent out a warning on Twitter, hinting that something big was about to go down involving undocumented immigrants in the United States. She further said her city would not cooperate with ICE. "And we will continue to be a city that builds relationships, not walls", he said. "Los Angeles will always stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters, and our law enforcement officers will never participate in these actions", Garcetti said. Read More »

Airlines to avoid Iranian airspace amid rising tensions

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Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting US -registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with Iran. Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, called the accusation "absurd" and warned that America's Gulf allies were "determined to push back against Iran's aggressive behaviour". Read More »

9 killed in small plane crash in Hawaii

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Honolulu's police chief, Manuel Neves, said the plane was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. The names of the passengers have not been released. The plane was used in a sky dive operation, and Neves said some family members of those on board waited at the airport for the plane to return. The airfield is a general aviation airport operated by the department under a 25-year lease from the US Army, Hawaii's government website says. Read More »

Joe Biden called Cory Booker after CNN interview

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There's not a racist bone in my body", said Biden. What do you think? "Our borders are Iran's red line, and we will react strongly against any aggression", Major Gen. The place where African-American voters will have the most influence in the presidential primary will probably be in SC, the fourth state on the nominating calendar. Read More »

Missouri Health Department Denies License to Planned Parenthood

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St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said a preliminary injunction he previously issued to allow the clinic to continue perform abortions would remain in place for now. An earlier version of this post said a judge issued the denial. Missouri's House Bill 126, signed into law in May, limits abortion to up to 8 weeks or in cases where the mother faces serious medical emergencies, including the potential of permanent injury. Read More »

Trump reportedly approved, abruptly called off retaliatory strike on Iran

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Also on Friday, a top Iranian general told reporters that a U.S. spy plane with around 35 crew members was flying close to the unpiloted U.S. Navy Global Hawk drone that was shot down. He said he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were supposed to be launched. "Not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone". " Sanctions are biting & more added last night". Read More »

Trump Of Sexual Assault

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Mr Trump allegedly called the popular columnist "that advice lady" and asked her to help him pick out lingerie. Carroll, now 75, says that while she did not tell police, she did tell two friends about the incident. Trump tells her he's there to buy something for "a girl". The alleged assault was described in detail in an excerpt of Carroll's new book, which was published by New York Magazine on Friday. Read More »

United Kingdom politician caught on video 'assaulting' protester at black-tie event

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Treasury chief Philip Hammond was speaking when activists, wearing red dresses and sashes reading "Climate Change Emergency", began milling around tables at the event. "As a result I grasped the intruder firmly in order to remove her from the room as swiftly as possible". Whether Field had grounds to " instinctively " grab a climate protester by the throat is now a police matter. Read More »

Summer solstice 2019 meaning: What does the summer solstice mean?

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The sun rises between the stones at Stonehenge as crowds of people gather to celebrate the dawn of the longest day. Technically, the solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the imaginary Tropic of Cancer or 23.5°N latitude. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening hours of daylight during the day. Read More »

Senate votes to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan

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The votes for the measure were tallied as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated to the highest level since Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with the Islamic regime. The UK has licensed over £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the bombing began in March 2015 but ministers will now have to reconsider export licences. Read More »