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Trump Tells Saudi Crown Prince He's Doing 'Really Spectacular Job'

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US President Donald Trump has said that he raised the issue of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when they met on Saturday. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives shortly after he entered the country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 previous year. Read More »

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

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The previous record stood at 44.1 degrees Celsius in the same area during the notorious August 2003 heatwave, Meteo-France told AFP . Temperatures there reached over 113 degrees. In France, where four people have also drowned in bathing accidents, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn lamented that despite a barrage of public health warnings, some parents were still leaving their children in hot cars and joggers were out exercising in the midday heat. Read More »

15 dead as Pune apartment wall collapses

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In a tragic incident.at least 15 people have died after a portion of the compound wall of a residential complex collapsed on shanties following incessant rains in Pune . "The government will provide help to the affected", said Naval Kishore Ram, district collector Pune . An NDRF team said it recovered 2 bodies while the remaining were recovered by the fire brigade. Read More »

Climate change takes back seat at presidential debate - again

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Sanders called for the elimination of $1.6 trillion of student debt across the country, while Harris said she would change the tax code to benefit the American middle class, not the wealthy. Biden had some self-inflicted wounds as well. Mr O'Rourke, who gained fame for almost unseating Republican Senator Ted Cruz in last year's election, got roughed up by other candidates for backing private health insurance, refusing to support decriminalising crossing the border and for not directly ... Read More »

Kim ‘receptive’ to idea of meeting at DMZ during South Korea trip

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The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a 250-kilometer (160-mile) long, 4-kilometer-wide border that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War truce in 1953. Talks of a revival of diplomacy have flared again since Kim and Trump recently exchanged personal letters. Moon is also putting efforts to end the impasse. Read More »

DEM DEBATE | Ryan tries to clean up clash with Gabbard

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U.S. Rep . Tulsi Gabbard wanted to make the case Wednesday night that she would be the strongest commander-in-chief among the Democrats' 2020 presidential contenders. "Al Qaeda did", Gabbard said before they talked over one another. She states on her website : "In this new century, we work out our differences with one another with mutual respect and tolerance; we negotiate with other nations and resolve problems through compromise and diplomacy". Read More »

Ethiopia police arrest 56 members of Amhara political party - party spokesman

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Ethiopia's ruling coalition, itself a grouping of ethnically-based parties, is facing an unprecedented challenge from strident ethno-nationalist parties, global think-tank Crisis Group said in a briefing note on June 25. Also on Thursday, prominent journalist Eskinder Nega said that five fellow activists in a pressure group opposed to domination of the Oromo ethnic group had been arrested. Read More »

Trump 'angry' about Khashoggi murder, but says 'no one' blames Crown Prince

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An independent United Nations human rights expert investigating Khashoggi's death said earlier this month there is "credible evidence" linking bin Salman's to the murder. As far as the length of the extension is concerned, we have yet to decide whether it will be six or nine months. Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka , Japan June 29, 2019. Read More »

Congress clashes over border funding as migrants kept in squalor

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Forcing Pelosi's hand, the Senate had passed its bill on Wednesday that gave Trump all of the $4.6bn he requested without numerous conditions included in the House measure. "Moving forward, we will continue fighting for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect, work to end Trump's deportation agenda, and fix our broken immigration system", they concluded. Read More »

Avowed White Supremacist Gets Life Sentence in Car Attack

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Robert E. Lee . During an interview with CNN this week, Bro explained that it would "send the wrong message to others if he were to be set free or given a reduced sentence ". Fields drove from his home in Maumee, Ohio, to attend the "Unite the Right" rally on August 12, 2017, which drew hundreds of white nationalists to Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Read More »

Biden tries to limit the damage from debate blow

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During his remarks, Biden turned to Jackson and said , "I know and you know I fought my heart out to ensure that civil, rights, and voting rights, equal rights are enforced everywhere", Biden said. Weissert reported from Washington . "Harris", Biden said at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition event on the west side of Chicago. And he reaffirmed his support for the federal government's power to address civil-rights abuses. Read More »

Rescue ship with 42 migrants stuck off Italy's Lampedusa

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Five countries offered on Friday to take in the migrants, but still without any disembarkation permission from the Italian government, the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 steered towards the Lampedusa's dock before dawn this morning. "This is why I hope that Italy, in this particular incident, will contribute to a swift resolution for the persons on board". Those on board are among 53 that the group said it rescued June 12 from a rubber boat off Libya in global waters. Read More »

Tunisia rallies after a 'black day,' president's health improves

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombings, saying they were carried out by two of the militant group's "fighters", according to a message distributed on social media accounts affiliated with the group. In the working class Tunis suburb of Sidi Hassin, mourners gathered for the funeral of the police office killed in one of the bombings. Tunisia is scheduled to hold legislative and presidential elections in October and November. Read More »

Train derails in tunnel between Ontario and MI

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Railway crews responded to the incident, and are working with municipal officials in Sarnia and Michigan, CN said. Sarnia's Aamjiwnaang First Nation Emergency Planning said in a statement at least two derailed cars were carrying new vehicles which are blocking the Canadian side of the tunnel. Read More »

Missing Utah Student Mackenzie Lueck Found Dead, Suspect Charged With Murder

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Ajayi told police in an interview before Friday that he "texted Lueck on June 16 at about 6 p.m. but had no further contact with her", the Tribune reported . Salt Lake City Police first announced the break in the case hours after they announced they were looking for a mattress in connection with the case and also hours after police announced they had a " person of interest " in the case after searching a Salt Lake City home on Wednesday . Read More »

Crowd gathers at Stonewall Inn for anniversary

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NYPD officers entered the bar and shut it down after ordering patrons to leave. Protests followed over several more days. So it's really important for us to think about how we remember who was at the forefront of these movements and not replace them with white people. Read More »

Simulator Flights Reveal New Flaw on Boeing 737 Max

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Ultimate month, the FAA indicated that approval of Boeing's adjustments to the 737 Max would possibly possibly possibly procedure in leisurely June. An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 Max airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing factory in Renton, Wash., in March . Southwest, United and American Airlines , the three US carriers that fly Max jets, have already pulled the plane from their schedules through Labor Day weekend and this newest development might set back the ... Read More »

Avowed white supremacist gets life sentence in Charlottesville hate crime auto attack

Susan Bro , the mother of Heather Heyer , testifies in May at a Capitol Hill hearing on white supremacy. James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was sentenced for numerous federal hate crimes committed in the August 2017 attack. Fields attacked a crowd of counter protesters in the college town at the end of two days of rallies by avowed white nationalists, who marched first with torches and later with medieval-style shields. Read More »

Trump says open to meeting North Korea's Kim at DMZ

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Meanwhile, Trump and Kim have exchanged private letters, suggesting a willingness to try and make peace in the Korean peninsula after the failure of their most recent summit in Vietnam in February. The South's presidential Blue House said nothing had been confirmed at this point and added: "Our position, which hopes for a dialogue between the U.S. Read More »

The first debate: Elizabeth Warren the consensus victor

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Bill de Blasio , the New York City mayor, did not speak Spanish at the debate, but he can. ( CNN ) Ask the average American what was "sticky" from the first Democratic presidential debate , and there's a good chance it had nothing to do with domestic or foreign policy. Read More »

Trump says India's tariff hike unacceptable, demands withdrawal

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He has further said that "this is unacceptable and the tariffs must be withdrawn". Trump said in a tweet on his way to Osaka , to participate in the G20 Summit . The product on which India hiked customs duties include almond, apple, pulses and walnut. With Mr Trump calling India the "tariff king" past year, Washington had refused to exempt India from higher steel and aluminium tariffs. Read More »

Supreme Court Decision Means Partisan Redistricting Issue Will Be Left To States

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Immigrant rights groups feared such a question would discourage undocumented residents from filling out the forms, which would lead them to not be counted and deny federal resources to the areas where they live. Justices Clarence Thomas , Samuel Alito Jr., Neil Gorsuch , and Brett Kavanaugh dissented. "Reasoned decisionmaking under the Administrative Procedure Act calls for an explanation for agency action", Roberts wrote. Read More »

G-20 leaders wary of trade war sapping growth

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The summit comes at a time of growing worldwide tensions, for example, over Iran's nuclear deal, as well as disputes between the United States and China over trade and technology. But Tokyo and Beijing have sought to improve relations more recently, with Abe visiting Beijing in October a year ago when both countries pledged to forge closer ties and signed a broad range of agreements including a currency swap pact. Read More »

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heat wave

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Temperatures have reached 43 degrees Celcius in parts of Europe over the last few days and France may reach its highest-ever recorded temperature on Friday, with temperatures expected to exceed 45 C. In Paris, fountains and sprinklers connected to hydrants were situation up. In Toulouse, where temperatures are expected to be triumphant in 41C on Thursday, charities were handing out water to homeless folk. Read More »

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow on Biden

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Biden's closest Democratic challengers are Sanders and Warren of MA, the key contender among 10 on the debate stage Wednesday, when more than 15 million people tuned in to see the first major political event of the 2020 campaign. Biden, the race's front-runner, took the heat of the night's first fiery exchange. "That's the end of that race!" the Republican tweeted . Like the previous night, the Democrats frequently talked over one another, shouting to get their points across as some of ... Read More »

Marianne Williamson's oddball debate answers have made her into a meme

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As other offered detailed proposals, including tackling gun violence or climate change, Williamson said she would instead call Jacinda Ardern , the prime minister of New Zealand, and challenge her. "I would have loved much more of a conversation about a larger vision for the country", she added. Ms Williamson's unique performance is getting a lot of attention from political commentators and on social media. Read More »

Dalai Lama Says Trump Lacks 'Moral Principle'

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Speaking to the BBC he again said while laughing: 'If a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be more attractive'. Terming his comments 'shameful, activist Kavita Krishnan wrote on Twitter, "After Aung San Suu Kyi , here's another internationally revered figure - the Dalai Lama - stoking Islamophobia and xenophobia". Read More »

UK PM hopeful Boris Johnson called French ‘turds’

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Footage of British prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson calling the French "turds" over their Brexit stance was cut from a BBC documentary following a request from the Foreign Office, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. Eventually, the BBC gave in, removing the "French turds" remark but keeping in the "shafted" line. I imagine that there were discussions between the Foreign Office and the Beeb saying: "Please don't put that in. Read More »