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Ankara, Berlin resolve row over German companies

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Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of putting at risk centuries of cooperation between the two countries but said Berlin would not be "blackmailed". Germany has become increasingly anxious about President Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on opposition since a coup attempt past year, concerns that increased with the arrest this month of six rights activists, including one German. Read More »

GOP Rep. Brooks uses audio of Scalise shooting in Senate ad

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The ad is a brazen use of a tragedy for political gain, and it received a stern rebuke from the office of Rep. Steve Scalise - the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the shooting. Scalise spokesman Chris Bond was also asked about the ad, and he told The Hill , "I guess some people have their own ideas about what's appropriate". Read More »

Government plays down prospect of importing chlorine-washed chicken

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He was challenged repeatedly at a regular Westminster media briefing over whether the Government would guarantee to keep EU-level food standards after Brexit. Fox, Britain's global trade secretary, said Britain wants to "provide stability, certainty and confidence for business on both sides of the Atlantic". Read More »

Philippine president vows to continue war against illicit drugs

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Duterte, who took office in June previous year, has declared a 60-day martial law in the entire southern island of Mindanao to quell a siege by terrorists. If a president decides to extend martial law, congress can review and revoke it. He warned mining companies that if they do not spend to clean up, rehabilitate and restore all areas damaged by their activities, "I will tax you to death". Read More »

Sekulow questioned non-existent Secret Service protection at Trump Jr. meeting

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His administration is now beleaguered with continuing investigations into potential ties between his campaign and the Russian government. Jay Sekulow tells reporters in Denver, "We're not researching it because it's not an issue". Trump writes that people are asking why what he calls "crimes" by election opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey aren't being investigated . Read More »

Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was born

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Detectives also learned that while Christenson was still in the hospital after giving birth, she and Wilde crushed up Suboxone - a prescription pain medication used for pain management and for addiction treatment - and rubbed it on the newborn's gums in an effort to hide signs of drug addiction from hospital staffers, according to Cannon. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

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It also would have saved Sessions from misstepping during his Senate confirmation hearing , during which he said he had not had "communications with the Russians" despite having met at least twice with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . A potential Sessions resignation could throw Mueller's investigation into a state of uncertainty. It was timely, then, that it emerged Thursday that Mueller's team is, as expected, examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump's businesses as well as ... Read More »

Donald Trump is upset that Jeff Sessions can't time travel

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Kushner denied any collusion with the Russian government, which was engaged throughout 2016 in a campaign of its own to interfere in the election and help Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton . President Donald Trump referred to Attorney General Jeff Sessions , about whom he was recently critical in an interview , as "beleaguered" in a tweet on Monday as he also blasted the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

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But it remains unclear how exactly Duterte plans to tackle extremism after troops retake Marawi, where about 70 militants remain holed up in the debris of what was once a flourishing commercial district, along with many civilian hostages. This is not the martial law that we had before. The military said only about 60 Maute gunmen were left in a 49-hectare area of Marawi, but Mr. Duterte said he needed martial law powers to rebuild the city and ensure that war does not spread elsewhere. Read More »

Police chief in United States city quits after fatal shooting

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Minneapolis police Chief Janee (juh-NAY') Harteau (har-TOH') says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department. She did not appear before TV cameras until Thursday, saying she had been on vacation at a remote mountain location. A dozen or so angry Minneapolis residents hijacked a press conference by Mayor Betsy Hodges, seizing her microphone and demanding her resignation following the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a ... Read More »

Venkaiah Naidu asks Pakistan to remember 1971, says terrorism won't help you

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Terrorism unfortunately has become their state policy. "As soon as the BJP named Venkaiah Naidu as its presidential candidate, the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma' extended its support to him". In this backdrop, he said the conduct of Naidu was called into question. Mr Ramesh also questioned Mr Naidu and the BJP on the Supreme court quashing on April 6, 2011, the allotment of 20 acres of land to the Kushabhau Thakre Memorial Trust, with Mr Naidu being its chairman, in Shahpur, Bhopal ... Read More »

China opens southernmost cinema in Sansha

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On Saturday, some 200 soldiers and residents attended an inaugural screening at a new state-of-the-art cinema on Woody Island, known in Chinese as Yongxing Island. Despite China's actions, US operations were able to continue unimpeded. According to Diplomats, the move is seen as a challenge to Beijing's maritime claims over most of the South China Sea and its attempts to overrule overlapping claims by five other countries, Vietnam, Malayasia, Indonesia, Brunie and the Philippines. Read More »

Mandela doctor's book is pulled as family objections mount

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She strongly condemned the book and believes it's an assault on the trust and dignity of her late husband. Ramlakan previously served as the Surgeon-General at the South African National Defence Force. "The book unethically goes into detail of procedures performed on granddad, thus not only violating a doctor/patient confidentiality, this book is furthermore in breach of the professional Hippocratic Oath and code of conduct for doctors". Read More »

Male stars earn more than female talent — BBC pay

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For a start, she should make the gender pay reporting regulations that kick in next April far more robust. He added: "Work is already well underway across the organization to help achieve this". The broadcaster's best-paid woman is " Strictly Come Dancing " presenter Claudia Winkleman, who collects an annual salary of between £450,000 and £500,000. Read More »

Sri Lankan Navy rescues two more elephants from drowning

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Summary: MADURAI: For the second time in July, the Sri Lankan navy carried out the feat of rescuing wild elephants stranded in the sea. Later, the elephants were sent to the forest. Accordingly, the mammoth effort of the rescue teams saw the two jumbos being carefully directed to the shore without causing any harm to the animals. Read More »

What Trump's team is saying on pardons

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The Kentucky Republican's interpretation of the Constitution comes after the president tweeted Saturday about having the "complete power to pardon ", and after The Washington Post reported that Mr. It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple USA investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election in the Republican's favor. Read More »

20 people arrested so far in recent lynching of DSP in Srinagar

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He described the lynching of Pandit as "serious" and the "first of its kind" in the Valley. Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was stripped and stoned to death by a mob of more than 200 outside the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar's Nowhatta area on June 22. Read More »

Trump overboard on Sessions

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Last year Trump Jr met Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in the hopes of receiving potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Jeff Sessions when the two men met during the 2016 presidential race. The White House push against the special counsel's probe and the attempts to put the focus on potential conflicts with Mueller's team may well be an effort to distract from snowballing federal and congressional investigations into possible election-year coordination between Trump's ... Read More »

Blast in Lahore near office of Punjab CM, six injured

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Forensics teams have started collecting evidence from the blast site, after which the nature of explosion will be confirmed. They said that due to the blast, three motorcycles also caught fire. Five of the injured are in critical condition, hospital sources said. Security forces have cordoned off the area. Senior police official Imran Awan said the injured had been shifted to the Jinnah Hospital and other hospitals. Read More »

Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder

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Of the eight cases against them decided so far, Koli has been sentenced to death in each. The case on which the court pronounced verdict on Saturday was the second case in which both Pandher and Koli have been named accused. The court ruled that Pandher was involved in the entire conspiracy. An FIR was lodged in the case in 2007 after Pinki's parents identified her clothes. Read More »

2 killed, 20 injured as blast hits Pakistan's Lahore

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Pakistani officials say a vehicle bomb has killed 12 people and wounded 25 in the eastern city of Lahore . Lahore police chief Capt Amin Wains said the "target of blast was police". Citing police sources, the Geo News reported that a suicide attacker targeted police personnel deployed at the site. At least three of the deceased people are policemen, he added. Read More »

Five people hurt in chainsaw attack in Switzerland

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Police did not confirm Blick's report of a chainsaw being involved. Police cordoned off the area and ordered people to leave, Swiss newspaper Blick said. Police said the perpetrator is still at large after the attack, which prompted them to seal off the centre of the town on the German border. Cindy Beer, a spokeswoman for Swiss police has said: "We can't say exactly what happened at this point". Read More »

Six Cong MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for 'unruly behavior'

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The six MP who have been suspended are Gaurav Gogoi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjit Ranjan, Sushmita Dev, MK Raghav and K Suresh. Congress members staged a sit-in near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's podium throughout the Question Hour as she refused to permit discussion on the issue. Read More »

Ohio cheerleader accused in death of buried baby

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However, officials suspect the infant was buried alive. They reportedly found the child's remains after being tabbed off by a doctor's office. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said in a statement on Facebook that the charge "is based upon evidence that the infant whose remains were discovered at the defendant's residence. Read More »

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

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Embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed campaign-related issues with the Russian ambassador to Washington during the presidential race - something Sessions has insisted he did not do, The Washington Post has reported . Trump has denounced what he has called illegal leaks in the ongoing FBI investigation. Sessions, who in March recused himself from the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, has acknowledged ... Read More »

CBO: Newest GOP Obamacare repeal bill causes 32m more uninsured, doubles premiums

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It has been brought up by the Republican leadership as an alternative to the stalled Better Care Reconciliation Act , a GOP plan created to repeal and replace the Obamacare . Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of OH and Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia. "We've had a lot of conversations", McConnell said. Such an idea concerns the continuance of Obamacare's cost-sharing payments to insurers, and assuredly would net more Democratic backers than Republicans. Read More »

Prince William promises firm friendship with Germany post-Brexit

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Prince George is all of four-years-old today and an all new photo has been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark his birthday. Somewhat capricious, Prince George angered Kate Middleton and his dad. Prince William has vowed Britain and Germany will remain the "firmest of friends" post Brexit during a speech in Berlin. But Prince George seemed a bit exhausted as the family started their three-day-visit in Germany . Read More »

Poland's judicial system overhaul sparks global friction

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Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday vetoed controversial judicial reforms that had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented European Union sanctions. The bills need to be signed by the president before entering into force. The legislation had been approved on Saturday by the upper house of parliament and was awaiting the president's approval to bring it into effect. Read More »

China: India must pull back its troops amid border standoff

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Commenting on the over a month-long military standoff between the troops of the two countries at Doklam area in the Sikkim section, Wu urged India to "correct its mistake". According to Indian officials, about 300 soldiers from either side face each other about 150 metres apart on the Doklam plateau, an area also claimed by India's ally Bhutan. Read More »

Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians

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The Russian ambassador to the United States , Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 USA presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington. Mr Sessions, America's top prosecutor, said he had no immediate plans to resign following the blistering public rebuke. How about the way he told Lester Holt he fired Jim Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, not the trumped-up Comey report that the rest of his ... Read More »