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Man injured in apparent accidental shooting at Denver nightclub

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A man was shot in the leg, but is expected to be OK, according to published reported . An investigation into the accidental shooting has been opened... The FBI agent can then be seen nonchalantly walking off the dance floor, appearing not to be too concerned that his weapon just discharged inside a crowded bar. Read More »

United States isolated as G7 ministerial draws to a close

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that the tariffs were "imposed under a false pretext of safeguarding United States national security". They landed just as finance ministers from the G7 industrial nations held a week-long summit - at which the event's pre-set agenda has been overtaken by fears of a trade war. Read More »

Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong

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Mr. Trump told reporters after the meeting that it was a " very nice letter", minutes later clarifying that he hadn't opened it yet and could be in for a "surprise". He said it was vital that the worldwide community kept UN Security Council sanctions in place for now. It said Mr Assad made the comments on Wednesday while receiving diplomatic credential documents from North Korean ambassador Mun Jong Nam . Read More »

China: Tariffs by US would wipe out trade progress

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The warning came after delegations led by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China's top economic official Vice Premier Liu He wrapped up a meeting on Beijing's pledge to narrow its trade surplus. Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on a total of up to $150 billion of Chinese goods. Ross, who was preceded in Beijing last week by more than 50 U.S. Read More »

Out of Public Eye for Weeks, Melania Trump Tweets She’s ‘Feeling Great’

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Trump's family members Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump were spotted boarding Marine One before President Trump himself boarded the helicopter. When recently asked about his wife's recovery, Trump said: "She's doing great". "Sadly, we deal with conspiracy theories all the time, so this is nothing new, just more silly nonsense", her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN . Read More »

El Capitan deaths: 2 climbers killed in Yosemite fall

They were identified as Jason Wells, 46, from Colorado and Tim Klien, 42, from California. Earlier in May, a famed rock climber also fell while climbing The Nose of El Capitan. "The two climbers did not survive the fall". Last month, another park visitor died after falling from the Half Dome cable at Yosemite. In June 2017, Honnold became the first person to climb El Capitan without ropes. Read More »

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run at baseball game in Maine

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Parkhurst admitted in 2013 that he was driving on State Route 481 in Fulton when he hit and killed 4-year-old Carolee Ashby on Halloween night in 1968, according to Fulton police. Sanford Maine Little League posted a statement on its Facebook page saying the league was "struck by tragedy", though it confirmed that all of the players were safe. Read More »

Pakistan's ex-judge to become interim prime minister

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He was administered oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple but impressive ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad Firday. This week ex-premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah came to an agreement over Mulk's appointment and to hold elections for Parliament's lower house and the four state assemblies on July 25. Read More »

Tensions rise as US warns China on South China Sea

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Declining to rate America's ability to destroy the islands on a scale from 1 to 10, McKenzie said that "the United States military has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands". The U.S. defense secretary spoke while on his way to Singapore for the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, a gathering of Asian defense officials and other leaders. Read More »

Donald Trump slams Russian Federation investigation for costing taxpayers near $17 million

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In a Saturday tweet , Trump asked whether the special counsel or Justice Department had leaked the letter to the media. Trump went on to say that authorities should instead be investigating what he called Democrats' corruption. It's no secret that Trump isn't happy that the former Alabama senator recused himself from involvement in the Russian Federation collusion investigation, which led to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel. Read More »

Mattis: US will compete vigorously with China if it must

Gen Mattis said Beijing had deployed military hardware, including anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles and electronic jammers to locations across the South China Sea . "China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness that our strategy promotes, it calls into question China's broader goals", said Mr Mattis, who said he would be travelling to Beijing this month. Read More »

Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's new prime minister

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There were 169 no votes and one lawmaker abstained. He took the oath of office before King Felipe VI in the Zarzuela Palace near Madrid in the presence of Rajoy just a day after toppling him in a historic no-confidence vote. "Hopefully my replacement can say the same thing when the time comes - I hope so for Spain's sake". He told reporters Friday that he was "aware of the responsibility and the complex political moment of our country". Read More »

Malaysia's leader expresses regret over ending MH370 search

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U.S. exploration firm Ocean Infinity was contracted for a three-month search for the Boeing 777 on a "no find, no fee basis", which is set to end in the coming days after finding no sign of the wreckage. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said later Wednesday that the global safety investigation team is expected to finalize and release its final report on the case by July. Read More »

Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On

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Since then, preparations for the meeting kicked into high gear, with delegations from Washington and Pyongyang holding meetings in the demilitarized zone in North Korea and in NY. "As we move to adjust to the political situation in the face of USA hegemonism, I am willing to exchange detailed and in-depth opinions with your leadership and hope to do so moving forward", Kim told Sergey Lavrov. Read More »

Major drug companies to announce voluntary price cuts soon

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The "right to try" measure will let patients who have exhausted other options access drugs in early stages of FDA review. Many Democrats said the measure was risky and would give patients false hope . Alison Bateman-House, a professor of medical ethics and an author of the study, called it "extremely unlikely" that the national right-to-try law would directly save hundreds of thousands of lives, given that drug companies are using - and accustomed to - the existingprocess. Read More »

Mueller Probe Has Cost Taxpayers Nearly $17M

In the letter, the Trump's lawyers argue that a charge of illegal obstruction is moot because the Constitution empowers the president to, "if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon". But Trump's lawyers have always been wary of allowing him to testify before Mueller. A memo dated January 29, 2018, argues that the Constitution gives the president vast authority to, for instance, fire FBI Director James Comey , and even argues that the president can not ... Read More »

PD: Man dead after shooting in Phoenix

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Steven Pitt , 59, was shot and killed near Scottsdale and Bell Road at the address of Steven Pitt & Associates. Police issued a sketch of the suspect but have not identified him. It showed a white man wearing a dark hat. Hoster said the first victim was shot and then walked to a bus parked at an intersection for help. "We are asking the public to remain vigilant, and any tips or other information that might be out of the ordinary to please call 9-1-1", Hoster said. Read More »

Jury clears deputy in fatal shooting, awards victim's family $4

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The jury put the damages at $4, but because they ruled the sheriff's office involved was only one percent responsible for the death, the family only gets four cents. But family members will receive nothing because of another Florida law that bars any recovery for plaintiffs who are more than 50 percent at fault due to intoxication. Read More »

UN experts decry Israel plan to demolish Bedouin homes

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Kuwait presented the draft two weeks ago, initially calling for an worldwide protection mission for the Palestinians as protests turned violent on the Israeli-Gaza border. The events have resulted in heightened tension along the Gaza-Israeli border, with the UN Security Council calling for an emergency meeting to discuss the deadly clashes in Gaza. Read More »

Women demanding abortion in Northern Ireland defy police

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Campaigners used a small robot Thursday to distribute pills, before three women swallowed the tablets. "But they understood that even though they might not have an abortion themselves, that civil law should reflect the rest of society and that people who need abortions should be able to get them freely, safely and legally". Read More »

Ahead of Ross visit, U.S. group calls on China to open markets

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The US will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls against Chinese people and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology. As Chinese companies expand overseas, the United States, Europe and other trading partners are pressing Beijing to ease controls that keep their companies out of industries including banking, insurance, telecoms and health care. Read More »

Melania Trump not joining husband at Camp David this weekend

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to the Maryland retreat on Friday afternoon, but his wife will not be seen boarding the presidential helicopter with him. He pointed to a White House window saying, "She's doing great". Four days after the return of the American prisoners, the White House announced that the 48-year-old first lady had successfully undergone an "embolization" procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, and that there had been no complications. Read More »

Hurricane Maria kills 4,600 in Puerto Rico

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Instead, they surveyed randomly chosen households and asked the occupants about their experiences. "Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico ", he declared before tossing a few more shrink-wrapped paper-towel rolls at people who couldn't turn the lights on at home. Read More »

Police fire on funeral of Kashmir man killed by soldiers

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Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Srinagar on Saturday after the death of a youth who was allegedly hit by a CRPF vehicle during another confrontation yesterday. This is frightful way to quell a protest. "This will certainly win hearts". Rail services between north Kashmir's Baramulla and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were suspended for the day. Read More »

Making social media usage taxable a solution to decrease addiction?

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Ugandans will be now charged UGX200 (about Sh5) on a daily basis for the use of mobile phone app WhatsApp . The aim of the legislation was to raise revenue for public services, said State Minister for Finance David Bahati . Part of the reason as to why the internet usage is low is, as the World Wide Web Foundation notes, that data costs are amongst the world's highest due to "slow internet penetration and limited use even for those connected". Read More »

Juncker tells Italy's Conte

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What changed was the willingness of 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini to shuffle the proposed roster of government ministers amid a financial market scare. Salvini made clear that a July vote would deprive too many Italians of their right to cast a ballot. Italy's famed aeronautic acrobatic squad has flown low and loud over downtown Rome trailing smoke in the red, white and green of the Italian flag as President Sergio Mattarella placed a wreath at the ... Read More »