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Trump to Xi: 'Something has to be done' about North Korea

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Xi told Trump he believed ties had strengthened since their first meeting at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in April, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. As a longtime ally of North Korea and its top trading partner, China is seen by many - including the Trump administration - as the key to a solution on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

White House rips Democrats for 'needless obstruction' on Trump nominees

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Corker told reporters on July 10 that it's not unusual for a White House to resist congressional oversight of foreign policy. Moreover, Short said the Trump administration now has seven deputy secretaries to manage the U.S. Republican leaders, however, are hopeful that a vote can take place next week. The bill to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation for allegedly meddling in the USA election and other matters passed the Senate overwhelmingly but has been stalled in the House of ... Read More »

Officer acquitted gets $48500 in departure

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The Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile will receive 48,500 U.S. dollars (£37,600) as part of a separation agreement. He fatally shot Castile seven times during a traffic stop after pulling him over because Castile reportedly matched the description of a robbery suspect. Read More »

Revenue puzzle in pieces day before spending bill deadline

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Wolf stayed out of sight over the weekend. House Republican leader Dave Reed says Wolf is pushing the Republican-controlled Legislature to produce more money in a revenue package. House spokesman Steve Miskin said the House expects to send some of the budget implementation bills to the Senate before the day's end. No agreement has been reached on a revenue plan. Read More »

SYL issue: INLD to block vehicles

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From camera-equipped drones keeping aerial vigil, to paramilitary forces controlling protestors on the ground, the Haryana police have fortified the state borders adjoining Punjab to keep lawlessness under check during the INLD protest on Monday. Read More »

Ivanka Trump takes father, US President Donald Trump's place at G20 meeting

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Angela M agrees!", Trump tweeted . He followed that tweet with another, saying, "If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!" US President Donald Trump defended his daughter Ivanka Trump on Monday after she took his place at a meeting of G20 world leaders, an event that raised some eyebrows and drew sharp rebuke from the daughter of a rival former presidential candidate who was drawn ... Read More »

Vice President election 2017

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According to the reports, Gandhi was the only name, discussed when 18 Opposition parties met today to decide on their candidate for the vice-presidential poll. Also, Patel, Sonia's trusted lieutenant, was given a larger role in keeping all the opposition allies together. The Opposition, however, expects that Gandhi's candidature might help in getting back Nitish Kumar's support. Read More »

Trump defends decision to have Ivanka sit in for him at G20

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A White House official said that Ivanka had been at the back of the room but "briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out". Ivanka Trump ran a clothing and jewelry business before taking a formal job at the White House after her father took office in January and has adopted women's issues as a signature policy area. Read More »

G-20 Hamburg: Tens Of Thousands Demonstrate On Summit's Last Day

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Almost 500 police officers were injured in clashes with protesters during the G20 summit, officials said Sunday, after fresh riots broke out overnight. The police news of new casualties in its ranks and new arrests. Many residents, however, showed frustration with the violence and destruction unleashed in their neighborhood. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Will Reportedly Miss Tonight's Game vs. De'Aaron Fox

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His injury is not believed to be serious, but the Lakers will choose to err in the side of caution and rest him for the game, having gotten two prior looks at their prized rookie. "Their safety and health is the most important thing", said Lakers assistant coach Jud Buechler, who is coaching the summer league team but deferred to the team's training staff. Read More »

Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin

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He says his dealings with Basaksehir convinced him it was the right project to join - rather than the more established duo of Fener and Gala - and that his new club has a similar feel to the one he has just left. (Robin) van Persie had a heart-to-heart (talk) with Wenger, and he let him go. Arsenal will then round off their pre-season preparations with Emirates Cup fixtures against Benfica (July 29) and Sevilla (July 30), where their new record signing will make his first appearance for ... Read More »

Bolshoi pulls 'Nureyev' premiere amid concerns of Kremlin interference

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In response to numerous anonymous reports that the ballet was banned by Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky because of its portrayal of homosexuality, the ministry told the Interfax agency that Medinsky had a "long, detailed telephone conversation" with Urin about " Nureyev " but denied applying any pressure on the Bolshoi. Read More »

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Crystal Palace to loan Chelsea midfielder for season

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According to the BBC, Loftus-Cheek's season-long loan deal to the Eagles is nearly done. The Chelsea youngster had interest from Newcastle , Brighton and Southampton but Palace have pounced to seal a season-long loan. Some will argue that's the right call if the Premier League champions have the means to buy top talent to make an immediate impact, but that's a significant number of promising stars unlikely to have a future at Chelsea moving forward. Read More »

Trump believes China, N Korea too meddled in USA polls: Aide

White House officials said aboard Air Force One after the summit that the talks were "direct" on both North Korea and economic issues, with Trump telling Xi he expects progress. "The question is what Trump may do about China", said Zhang Baohui, director of Lingnan University's Center for Asian Pacific Studies in Hong Kong. Read More »

Wayne Rooney to play as striker for Everton, says Ronald Koeman

I'm excited, I can not wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. Rooney stressed that despite his struggles last term, he isn't "coming into a retirement home" and wants to be successful back at Everton , who have made a number of exciting additions this summer. Read More »

Police release hotel terror attack advice video for holidaymakers

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Police and ministers are urging tourists to make sure they are aware of the key steps they can take to stay safe in the event of a terrorist emergency, before they depart. The message tells people to run to place of safety, leaving belongings behind and bringing others with them. And once people have reached safety, they are advised to notify authorities about what's happening and share what they know about the incident, the video says. Read More »

Cyclist struck by vehicle in hit-and-run in Tennessee

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Marshall Grant Neely III was arrested Saturday, accused of fleeing the scene after striking bicyclist Tyler Noe. The biker, Tyler Noe, was injured, but officials described them as "serious but non-life threatening", ABC reported. Neely's employer, the University School of Nashville , said in a statement that Neely has been placed on a leave of absence, pending an investigation. Read More »

Illinois Governor Rejects Treasurer's Calls to Back Budget

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He said he had outlined the plan a letter to the governor, but hasn't heard back. Take visible steps to implement his $6 billion in bonding authority and use the money to pay down a backlog of overdue bills. Three days ago, not having a budget meant the end of life as we knew it in IL. Rauner to take several steps, including passing a school funding formula, paying off some of the state's billions of dollars of debt, and to talk directly with credit rating groups. Read More »

Arsenal's Pre-Season Tour: Ones to Watch

In regard to the youngsters in the squad here are a few I think people should keep an eye out for. "I want to show I'm worthy of the shirt". Playing seven times last season I feel Wenger will welcome the opportunity to gel yet another academy graduate into the squad and I don't see the 19-year-old disappointing. Read More »

British and Irish Lions draw epic conclusion in New Zealand tour

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I thought he'd hit the player in the air. He was also the All Blacks' leading ball-carrier last night with 20. "We would have been devastated to have lost the game from that kick-off". In his column for Independent.ie , Alan Quinlan has suggested that what may have played a big factor in Poite's decision was the contrasting attitude between Warburton and All Blacks captain Kieran Read throughout the game, something he noticed by listening to the "ref-link" in the stadium. Read More »

Chris Sale, Max Scherzer Named 2017 MLB All-Star Game Starting Pitchers

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Sale becomes the first pitcher to make back-to-back All-Star appearances following his start for the American League previous year while playing for the Chicago White Sox. Expansion on hold: Major League Baseball will continue to delay any plans for expansion until after the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays get new ballparks. Read More »

C-130 transport plane crashes in Mississippi

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Sheriff Ricky Banks said there are five confirmed dead as of 6:15 p.m. and that there are supposed to be nine people aboard. News 2 will keep you updated as information become available. LeFlore Country deputy coroner Will Gnemi said the office were called to the site and that they are still searching for victims. Emergency workers told the newspaper that the plane is a C-130, a large transport plane. Read More »

US Army Soldier In Hawaii Accused Of Trying To Help ISIS

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FBI officials in a statement identified the soldier as Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, who the agency said was arrested Saturday by an FBI SWAT team. He had been assigned to Schofield Barracks in Honolulu and was with the 25th Infantry Division, FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui told KGMB. Read More »

Majority of Republicans believe colleges have a negative impact

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The findings mark a shift dramatic shift in Republicans' views of higher education, according to Pew. A wide ranging new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that two-thirds of Americans now say the news media has had a "negative impact on the U.S." - rating the press at the bottom of a list of national institutions which includes churches, colleges and labor unions. Read More »

U.S. to Increase Pressure on China to Enforce Sanctions Against North Korea

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Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence O'Shaughnessy told reporters, " North Korea's actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland". In Poland on Thursday, Trump warned: "I have some pretty severe things that we are thinking about" in response to the missile test . The test is to be conducted by the Missile Defense Agency. Read More »