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New Greek government faces swift test from creditors

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In a letter to the new prime minister, Juncker praised the Greek people for what they had to endure during its recent financial crisis which nearly saw the country ejected from the euro currency area four years ago. His sister Dora Bakoyannis is a former minister and the first female mayor of Athens . Explaining the retracement, Mizuho's head of rates strategy Peter Chatwell said that there was some negative reaction for Greek bonds because there is an expectation that New Democracy's ... Read More »

Donald Trump calls United Kingdom ambassador ‘wacky’, attacks May’s ‘foolish’ Brexit strategy

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There are four main theories in Whitehall about where the leak could have come from: A hostile state actor, a USA spy source, a pro-Trump government minister or a disgruntled civil servant. By making it clear he would prefer an envoy more sympathetic to his worldview, Trump is effectively trying to make it more hard for another country to get accurate diplomatic reporting and internal intelligence on an administration that has alarmed many foreign allies - not just Britain. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Challenges Next PM To Second Brexit Referendum

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In that scenario, the choice on the ballot paper would be between Labour's deal and remaining in the EU, the unions said, and how Labour campaigned in a second referendum would depend on the deal negotiated. Hunt, a long-serving but lusterless senior minister who is now foreign secretary, said he offered experience, realism and a broader appeal than the divisive Johnson. Read More »

Ross Perot, Billionaire Third-Party Presidential Candidate, Dies at 89

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Perot's wealth, fame and confident prescription for the nation's economic ills propelled his 1992 campaign against President George H.W. Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton . He was the head of the company until 2000, when he passed the title on to his son, Ross Perot Jr . "But more than that, what we are really pleased with was the outstanding turnout in the election and we think Ross Perot was responsible for that". Read More »

Democrats to Subpoena Kushner, Sessions, 10 Other Trump Officials

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Part of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's 3-year prison sentence that he's now serving is for campaign finance violations and lying to investigators about the payments. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who would decide when to issue any authorized subpoenas, said in a statement that he was open to a "reasonable accommodation" allowing witnesses to cooperate voluntarily. Read More »

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy

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They deserve their day in court. A US Justice Department office is investigating whether government attorneys committed professional misconduct in the Epstein case. Some of Epstein's accusers have criticized that agreement as too lenient. Berman would not say why that was done. She fled Epstein's clutches in 2003 and is now a mother of three. Read More »

Family Breaks Silence On Little Girl's Cruise Ship Fall And Death

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They want to know why the area, a children's play zone, had an open window in the first place, he said . Chloe was with her grandfather in the children's water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, Winkleman said at a news conference on Tuesday. Read More »

Boeing loses $5.9 billion 737 Max order to Airbus

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Airbus is on track to overtake Boeing in commercial plane deliveries for 2019 after outpacing its United States rival at mid-year following the 737 MAX grounding, according to data released Tuesday. Airbus' popular A320 planes compete with Boeing's 737s in the single-aisle segment, which comprise most aircraft orders. J.P. Morgan analyst Seth Seifman has speculated that the new delay could prompt Boeing to consider another production cut and book an additional charge in the second ... Read More »

Qatar welcomes Sudan deal to form sovereign council and civilian govt

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The State of Qatar has expressed great satisfaction at reaching an agreement between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change in the brotherly Sudan. Some anti-Museveni Media labeled Museveni's meeting with Sudan's leader as the "meeting between the two dictators" arguing that Museveni may be likened to Sudan's military transitional leader as he ousted the long-serving Sudan leader, Omar Al Bashir. Read More »

McConnell compares himself to Obama as a fellow descendant of slave owners

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She became the first female Marine to fly an F/A-18 on a combat mission and served for 20 years in the Marine Corps, flying 89 combat missions, including bombing Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren , two of the many Democratic candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. "The best way to put him in his place is by winning the Senate", said Sen. Read More »

Taliban auto bomb hits Ghazni intelligence compound in Afghanistan

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The insurgents have been meeting with the United States envoy in Doha to try to forge a deal that would see the U.S. military quit Afghanistan in return for various guarantees. "Senior (Afghan) government people are here - the president's senior advisers... everyone, as far as the Afghan dialogue is concerned, is here in their personal capacity". Read More »

Head-banging cockatoo who taught itself to dance stuns scientists

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Patel had earlier shown that Snowball could move to the beat , which was notable because, while humans dance, other primates don't. Had Snowball lifted his game to another level and taught himself some slick new moves? "What's most interesting to us is the sheer diversity of his movements to music", said the study's senior author Aniruddh Patel , a psychologist at Tufts University and Harvard University. Read More »

Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

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But Trump was briefly seen in Steyer's campaign video . Then Steyer elaborates: "We signed a Giving Pledge which is a promise to give away half of your wealth when you're alive to good causes". In January 2019, he said he would not be joining the presidential race, saying he would instead be "strengthening my commitment to Need to Impeach". "That is how we will define success". Read More »

UK Labour's trade union backers back second Brexit referendum

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It came as John McDonnell called on MPs to "occupy" the Commons if Boris Johnson, favourite to be next prime minister, tries to suspend parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit. What he did not say in his mail was what his party would campaign for in a parliamentary election - something the veteran socialist renewed his call for by saying: "We need a Labour government to end austerity and rebuild our country for the many not the few". Read More »

Ross Perot, Billionaire Businessman And Former Presidential Candidate, Dies At 89

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In 1992, Perot made a name for himself when he became the most successful non-major party presidential candidate in 80 years, amassing 19 percent of the popular vote, running against President George H.W. EDS then went public in 1968 and the stock price rose from $16 a share to $160 a share within a few days. He sold control of it to General Motors for $2.5 billion in 1984. Read More »

Michelle Obama Gave Her Gorgeous Curly Hair Ombre Highlights

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Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans with CNN host Gayle King , Michelle Obama stated , "And then we had to meet the Trumps". "It was a lot emotionally", Michelle shared , admitting she dried her tears before the Trump family came over for tea "because people would think that I was crying for other reasons". Read More »

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt face Conservative members in Cardiff

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Johnson's campaign chairman and another former Cabinet minister, Iain Duncan Smith, said he believed the Conservative Party chairman had "already been asked to look carefully at how they sift" ballots. Mr Javid, who is widely believed to have his sights set on becoming chancellor under the new prime minister, will say: "Trust in our democracy will be at stake if we don't make October 31 a "deal or no deal" deadline". Read More »

London daredevil scales one of Europe's tallest buildings

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Police said they were called out at 5.15am after reports an individual was scaling the Shard's glass exterior. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that policemen had already managed to coax the man to go inside the skyscraper and he is allegedly communicating with the officers. Read More »

Taliban Agrees to Reduce Violence After Afghan Peace Talks in Doha

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Zalmay Khalidzad, the United States envoy for Afghanistan , said the meeting had made substantial progress towards resolving the 18-year-old long conflict. "President Ghani is quite comfortable with it", said Khalilzad. Nader Nadery, the head of the Afghan government civil service commission and one of the participants, said on Twitter that the intra-Afghan meetings were "an important platform" for Afghans to "voice their grievances, concerns and aspirations". Read More »

EU, Ukraine sign agreements for projects worth $133M

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Shortly thereafter, Moscow began supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine , a region known as the Donbas, in a conflict in which some 13,000 people have been killed since April 2014. Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov , told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin will consider Zelenskiy's call for talks with Putin, but added that he was "not prepared" to respond at the moment. Read More »

IVF couple give birth to 'wrong' children after mix-up at clinic

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Because of that, A.P. and Y.Z. were required to give up custody of the babies to their genetic parents. According to legal documents filed in Brooklyn federal court, the couple married in 2012. In addition to not being related to the couple, the children were not related to each other, according to the lawsuit. CHA did not return a request for comment, according to the Post. Read More »

Georgian TV Ceases Broadcasts After Vulgar Anti-Putin Rant

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The Kremlin has condemned a Georgian TV presenter's crude tirade against Russian President Vladimir Putin . Russian Federation has had a hard relationship with neighboring Georgia in recent years and has opposed its desire to join the USA -led NATO Western military alliance. Read More »

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in 'strategic redeployment'

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Saudi Arabia and arch-foe Iran have been locked in a four-year-old proxy war in Yemen , which lies on one side of the Bab al-Mandeb strait at the southern mouth of the sea, one of the most important trade routes for oil tankers heading from the Middle East to Europe. Read More »

USA approves possible arms sale to Taiwan

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Congress has been notified about the potential deal, which would include 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, about 250 Stinger missiles, related equipment and support, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). It has staged military exercises near the island, and steadily reduced the already small number of nations that recognize Taiwan . The US commitment to providing Taiwan with the weapons to defend itself helps Taipei's military raise its combat abilities, consolidates the ... Read More »

Would-be first black African in space dies in motorcycle crash

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Maseko, aged 30, was an avid biker. In 2016 he was honored by the Gauteng Department of Education and had the science building at the Curtis Nkondo School of Specialization named after him. "He used to always say that the sky was no longer the limit". Maseko's death was met with an outpouring of grief on social media. So saddened to hear of Mandla's tragic and sudden death. Read More »

State Drivers' License Photos Used in Facial Recognition Searches

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Utah officials refuted reports Monday that the Utah Department of Public Safety allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to mine Utahns' driver's license photos using facial recognition technology. maybe I can email you or send you a court order or subpoena. or some sort of piece of paper that will allow me to scavenge through your records, '" he explained. Read More »

Cruise ship nearly crashes in Venice during storm - Italianmedia

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That accident reignited a long-running row over the damage caused to the city and its fragile ecosystem by cruise ships that sail exceptionally close to the shore. "Violent and sudden" gusts of wind hit the ship. However, it maintains that "the Captain has always maintained control of the ship", even during what is described as "conditions of extreme and sudden difficulty". Read More »

Pelosi, AOC Clash over Reach of Progressives’ Influence

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The attacks became particularly pointed after Ocasio-Cortez visited migrant detention facilities along America's southern border this week. "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world ", Pelosi said . The contrast between the old guard and the new, tweeted Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith, was made clear over the congressional break. 'I find it odd when members act as though social media isn't important, ' Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after Nancy Pelosi , the House ... Read More »

United Kingdom says Iran must 'stop and reverse' plan to breach nuclear deal

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Long-tense relations between Tehran and Washington took a turn for the worse in May 2018 when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal reached before he took office, and reimposed sanctions. A former French ambassador to Iran, Francois Nicoullaud, pointed out that having only one weapon "would leave Iran vulnerable once it had been tested" and that it would be better to have "at least two or three". Read More »

New York clears way for release of Trump's state tax returns

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Despite the law, Neal has said he would not request the NY state returns, because his inquiry is focused on how the IRS routinely audits presidents and vice presidents. "We as New Yorkers can step into that breach and help solve this problem". While Congress could be helped by the NY bill, ways and means committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., said the committee still would want access to the federal data. Read More »