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It's Trump's party now as GOP learns not to cross president

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was driven into retirement. "We're in a odd place", Tennessee Sen. The Republican congressman Justin Amash, a fellow libertarian leaning Trump critic, also tweeted his support for Sanford, in a message aimed at Trump, writing: "He's one of the most principled, consistent, and conservative members of Congress I've ever known". Read More »

IG Report: No 'Confidence' Peter Strzok's Decisionmaking 'Free from Bias'

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Strzok and Page previously worked on the Russian Federation investigation, and their names made headlines previous year when it emerged they expressed anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton views in messages to one another. A Justice Department spokesman confirmed Thursday that the report will include discussion of additional text messages between Strzok and Page. "Mr. Read More »

The best photos of the 2018 World Cup

Gazinskiy headed in Golovin's cross to score the first goal of the 2018 event, with Dzagoev's replacement Cheryshev lashing in the second before the interval. Cheryshev was a threat throughout and he hit an early contender for goal of the tournament with a brilliant strike that gave helpless Al-Mayoof no chance. Read More »

Lawmakers want to question Brexit backer on Russian Federation meetings

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He added: "You may have better intel than me". Testifying before a Parliament committee, Arron Banks said he was being targeted in a witch hunt by politicians and journalists who favoured remaining in the 28-nation bloc. the word is no, you said 20 minutes and we've gone over 20 minutes". According to Wigmore, she has said: "This young girl said, 'You're British, do you have the telephone number for No 10 Downing Street?" Banks was being questioned by a committee of lawmakers who are ... Read More »

Kilauea volcano's lava could fill 45,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools: USGS

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Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas. Latest updates from USGS at 09:32 pm BST said: "A line of closely spaced vents at Fissure 8 are continuing to erupt producing fountains reaching heights up to 160 feet, just higher than the spatter cone around them". Read More »

Strong Storm Damages Businesses, Overturns Cars In Luzerne County

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The National Weather Service survey conducted on Thursday confirmed damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado, with estimated maximum winds of 130 miles per hour (201 km/h). First responders removed the guns and ammunition from Dick's Sporting Goods as a safeguard, and pets were also evacuated from the Petco and PetSmart stores for their safety, Smith said. Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders planning to leave White House

If true, it would be the latest series of shakeups in the White House press department since Hope Hicks resigned as the White House communications director in February. Turnover during Mr. Trump's first year in office was 34 percent - almost four times higher than turnover during the first year of the Obama administration. Read More »

Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

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After some intense discussion, Justin Trudeau was desperately trying to hammer out a Communique proclaiming the G7 a success with some common ground. "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", he said . Read More »

India rejects United Nations report on human rights violation in Kashmir

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The first United Nations report on human rights in both Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir urged Pakistan to end its "misuse" of anti-terror legislation to persecute peaceful activists and quash dissent. The report also examines a range of human rights violations in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir which, according to the report, are of a different calibre or magnitude and of a more structural nature. Read More »

Irish PM says EU needs decisions from UK, not internal debate

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But Brexit campaigners feared it could weaken Britain's negotiating stance in talks to leave the European Union and the Brexit ministry was quick to put out a statement saying: "We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiation". Read More »

Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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Trump was nominated by two right-wing members of Norway's Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and lower taxes. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, members of the Progress Party, said Trump has "taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea", Norwegian news agency NTB said, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Central Colorado wildfire likely human-caused

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They are being supported by several helicopters and one air tanker. Though thunderstorms in the next few days could bring much-needed moisture to the area, officials are anxious the storm could bring lightning and gusty winds that lead to unpredictable fire behavior. Read More »

Ivanka Trump tweets ‘fake’ proverb sparking debate in China

There's just one problem: this is most likely not a Chinese proverb. Larry Herzberg, a professor of Chinese at Calvin College in MI, said Ivanka's tweet was "yet one more example of Americans ascribing a quote to the Chinese, often to Confucius, when they don't really know the origin of the saying". Read More »

New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation

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The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, also names Trump's children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump because they have been board members of the Donald J. She also asked that Trump be banned from heading any other nonprofits in NY for the next decade. Underwood asserted in the suit , among other things, that the foundation "was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Read More »

May sees off more Brexit challenges in Parliament

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Asked about what had been promised, Mr Buckland, the solicitor general, said the government remained "open-minded" but he would not "blithely" commit to any changes until he had had those conversations. Labour's Brexit policy chief, Keir Starmer, said May had been forced to avoid a "humiliating defeat" and "to enter negotiations with her backbenchers". Read More »

ARCTIC BLAST: Trump SLAMS Canada’s Trudeau Over G7 Comments

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Navarro, a supporter of tariffs to help reduce the USA trade deficit and a longtime critic of China, turned his anger at Canada over the weekend as a Group of Seven meeting hosted by Trudeau ended in disarray and trade threats. And Trump and Trudeau are supposed to be friends. "He'll learn that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada ". Though Trudeau had made these comments many times before, Trump and his advisers quickly responded . Read More »

Picture worth a thousand words: Trump, Merkel 'standoff' captures G-7 tensions

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The German leader also reiterated that said she is not ready to "give up on G7" but at the same time would seek dialogue with Russian Federation and try to "work very closely" with Japan, Canada, India and China. Mr Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Mr Trudeau repeated criticisms of U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and Mr Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec. Read More »

UN Votes Not to Condemn Hamas Over Gaza Riots

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The marchers in Gaza have pressed demands for a "right of return" for descendants of Palestinian refugees to ancestral homes in what is now Israel. The U.S. "We had more countries on the right side than the wrong side", Haley said. The draft resolution being considered Wednesday was proposed by Arab and Islamic countries. Read More »

More than 900 rescued refugees arrive in Sicily

Italy summoned France's envoy and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies on Wednesday, escalating a diplomatic standoff between the neighbouring European powers. Across the European Union, only a third of the 98,255 migrants that were supposed to be relocated under the scheme had been relocated by the time it ended previous year. Read More »

Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman also issued a directive last Tuesday to extend this year's Eid Al Fitr holiday. Mr Dambazau also urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. Read More »

Trump heaps praise on 'tough guy' Kim Jong Un

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With the president offering North Korea several concessions at the Singapore summit with Kim, including the cessation of military-preparedness training with the South Koreans and the possible removal of USA troops from the Korean Peninsula, critics of the administration say the U.S.is giving China exactly what it wants. Read More »

Treasury slaps sanctions on Russian firms and execs over cyberattacks

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Treasury Department announced June 11 on its website. Examples of Russia's malign and destabilizing cyber activities include the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack; cyber intrusions against the USA energy grid to potentially enable future offensive operations; and global compromises of network infrastructure devices, including routers and switches, also to potentially enable disruptive cyber-attacks. Read More »

U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

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The 2026 tournament will be the first hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Currently, Gillette (by extension of Boston) is on the list of 23 candidate host cities . The FIFA World Cup of soccer is coming to Montreal in 2026 and Olympic Stadium is going to finally get the retractable roof it didn't have for the 1976 Olympics. Read More »

Canada row escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move

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Trudeau says five of the G7 countries agreed to a plastics charter to further protect the environment and oceans. In his news conference, Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Read More »