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Sens. Jeff Flake & Chris Coons Russia Resolution Blocked

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Jeff Flake vowed to try again after the Senate blocked a vote Thursday on his resolution supporting USA intelligence agencies and rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 elections. When asked about the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the election, Trump suggested he agreed with Putin's long-held denial: "I don't see any reason why it would be Russian Federation", he said. Read More »

See how Trump's stand on Russian Federation has shifted since Helsinki

Putin offered to let American officials watch Russian authorities question the 12 Russian military officers indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. USA intelligence agencies accuse Putin of directing interference to sway the election against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton toward Republican Trump. Read More »

Auto industry pleads against new US tariffs

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Figures from the US government's International Trade Administration show more than 70 per cent of USA exports previous year were to Canada and Mexico "so including these two trading partners in the trade action would be particularly harmful to USA automotive parts producers". Read More »

Trump says 'inconceivable' that Cohen recorded conversation about ex-Playmate payment

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the taped September 2016 conversation took place in person rather than over the phone, and the recording cut off after less than two minutes. Giuliani said the discussion of payment did not mean McDougal's claim of an affair was true and characterized it as an attempt to resolve false allegations that were "personally damaging" toTrump. Read More »

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop

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Wilson was convicted of covering up abuse by priest Jim Fletcher in the NSW Hunter region in the 1970s, making him the most senior catholic in the world to be convicted of concealing sexual abuse. Peter Creigh, an altar boy repeatedly sexually assaulted by Fletcher, told the court he told Wilson about the abuse. Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after sentencing, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Read More »

Deal reached to evacuate pro-government Syria towns: Monitor

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Past deals have mostly affected Sunni Muslims living in former rebel-held areas surrounded by government forces and their allies after years of sieges that have in some cases led to starvation. In April 2017, thousands were bussed out of Fuaa and Kafraya in exchange for parallel evacuations from the towns of Zabadani and Madaya. But a blast targeting a convoy from Fuaa and Kafraya left 150 people dead, a lot of them civilians and including 72 children. Read More »

Your favorite president did nothing wrong, says Trump

CBS News learned that Cohen secretly recorded the conversation he had with Mr. Trump shortly before the 2016 election. But, possibly in reference to questions about whether he had violated any campaign finance laws, Trump added that "your favorite President did nothing wrong! ". Read More »

Trump slams Fed's rate policy despite strong economy

A number of factors, including inflation and higher interest rates, could soon counteract the fiscal stimulus, however, and economists say the risk of recession in the coming years is growing. CNBC said, "The Fed's independence from political interference has been a hallmark of its existence, so Trump's remarks have little precedent". "But at the same time I'm letting them do what they feel is best ", Trump said. Read More »

United Kingdom nerve agent victim released from hospital after ‘appalling experience’

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Salisbury District Hospital say their thoughts are with the family and friends of Charlie's partner, Dawn Sturgess at this time 'as they go through the hard process of coming to terms with her death'. 'For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Rowley's discharge creates no risk to anyone in the community'. Police initially thought the two had taken contaminated heroin or crack cocaine but tests indicated they were poisoned by Novichok. Read More »

Duck boat captain said life jackets not needed — Survivor

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It appeared there were life jackets on board, Rader said, but it was not yet clear how many people were wearing them. Lemus says at no time did the captain tell the passengers to put their life jackets on, but he says they never felt like they were in danger of sinking. Read More »

Trump says 'perhaps illegal' for lawyer to tape client

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If it does air, the interview would be Cohen's second major one with a major network this month, following his sit-down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape". Trump is largely silent in the conversation, the people said, neither expressing surprise nor indicating whether he knew previously about the AMI deal. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May escapes assassination

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The man, Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, was convicted at the Old Baily court for committing an act of terrorism. In November a year ago, he was arrested after he told undercover officers that he was planning to launch an assault at Downing Street and was provided with explosives and a suicide vest. Read More »

British Police Identify Russian Suspects In Novichok Attack

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the Novichok poison in March in Salisbury , southern England, but later recovered. Russian Federation has strongly denied involvement in the Skripal attack, sparking a row that has led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions between Britain and its allies and Moscow. Read More »

'Treasure ship' claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

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The gold was being stored in the ship's holds to stop the Japanese seizing it. Shinil Group estimates the gold would have a total value today of £101.3 billion. The gold reserves of various other ships that were damaged in the battle could have been transported to the warship as well. According to South Korean company Shinil Group, it has identified the exact location where the ship now lies. Read More »

Attack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5m, including PM

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The hackers stole personal details and prescription records of patients who visited Singapore's outpatient clinics betweem May 1, 2015 and July 4 of this year, the statement said. In a detailed post on Facebook , PM Lee addressed the cyber-attack and said that hackers would be disappointed if they were looking for some dark state secret or something to embarrass the PM. Read More »

Pompeo Warns Countries Against Abandoning North Korea Sanctions

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He said that such " conversations are incredibly important " as well as " valuable to the people of the US " as he spoke of a recent summit of the two leaders in Helsinki. Those sanctions banned North Korea's exports of raw commodities while severely restricting supplies of oil - vital for the country's military. Nonetheless, Pompeo told reporters after meeting behind closed doors with the 15 council members that President Donald Trump "remains upbeat about the prospects for ... Read More »

Putin Proposed Eastern Ukraine Referendum to Trump, Bloomberg Reports

Trump's public doubting of Russia's responsibility in a joint news conference with Putin on Monday provoked withering criticism from Republicans, as well as Democrats and forced the president to make a rare public admission of error. The coveted invitation to Washington was sure to be seen as a victory by Putin, whose last official visit to the United States was in July 2007, when he spent two days at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Read More »

Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

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What reaction is there to the planned Putin visit? "OK. That's going to be special", he said, laughing. She said Trump's "frightened fawning over Putin is an embarrassment and a grave threat to our democracy". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Voice of America this week that the Russians made proposals on "a number of things" in Helsinki. Earlier on Monday, Trump had endorsed Putin's stance on Russia's non-involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election, insisting that ... Read More »

U.S. officials still in the dark on what Trump discussed with Putin

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Russia's ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine . Putin has rejected accusations that his government meddled in the election won by Trump. Moscow signaled openness to another meeting between the two leaders, as Trump continued to face criticism over his first meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, where he seemed to accept Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 ... Read More »

How Trump destabilised Montenegro with a few words

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The president replied that he's asked the same question . " In today's world, it does not matter how big or small you are, but to what extent you cherish the values of freedom, solidarity and democracy ", the government said in a statement . Read More »

Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

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Congress approved $380 million in the current budget for the program, which is meant to help states strengthen election systems from hacking and other cyberattacks. Lisa Luby Ryan, who defeated Villalba in March, will face Democratic candidate John Turner in the State House District 114 contest in November. "Surely we can rise above pandering to party and Putin to act on behalf of our freedom and our security", he continued. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Dramatically Expand Trade War With China

After the interview, Trump reiterated criticism of the Federal Reserve's planned interest-rate hikes, posting on Twitter that the tightening policy would diminish any USA trade advantage and exacerbate losses from "BAD trade deals". On Friday, the Axios news website reported that Kudlow had said Trump was "not going to let go" of the trade issue. But Trump's comments did not do much to push the dollar down versus the yuan, however. Read More »

Donald Trump says he looks forward to second meeting with Vladimir Putin

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Mr Trump has faced fierce criticism for contradicting his own intelligence agencies by refusing to blame Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election. On Wednesday, he sparked fresh controversy by appearing to say "no" when asked if Russian Federation was still targeting the USA, again contradicting intelligence agencies. Read More »

'Several hurt' in stabbing on German bus

It was awful. Then the injured were brought out. A witness told LN the bus was full of passengers when the suspected perpetrator dropped his backpack and started attacking people with what appeared to be a kitchen knife. Germany has since been targeted again in attacks with radical Islamist motives. The Lübecker Nachrichten newspaper wrote that 2 of the 14 people wounded were in serious condition and that the suspected perpetrator had been apprehended. Read More »

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet — NewsAlert

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The newly renamed position underlined Trudeau's desire to shift Canada away from a dependence on trade with the U.S. amid the growing threat of a trade war between the two countries. Wilkinson, a Rhodes Scholar, has a background in the energy and environmental technology sectors. The new team was introduced at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday at Rideau Hall, the governor general's residence in Ottawa. Read More »

Trump to invite Putin to Washington after Helsinki summit

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President Donald Trump's next meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on national security concerns the leaders discussed earlier this week in Finland. Conflicting messages from the White House this week added to the confusion after Trump's overseas trip, during which he appeared to draw closer to Russian Federation after alienating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza after its soldiers come under fire

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It did not specify the condition of the soldiers. The Gaza Health Ministry said four Palestinians were killed. Sources added that protesters set vehicle tires on fire, in attempt to blur the vision of Israeli snipers with smoke and flames, while they proceed with the march. Read More »

First, RaGa says PM can't see eye-to-eye, then hugs him

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Countering Gandhi's jibe that Modi was not a " chowkidar " (watchman) but a " bhagidaar " (stake-holder) in the gains of corporates, the PM claimed he was a bhagidar in people's upliftment, but not a " saudagar " or " thekedar " (trader or contractor) like the Congress. Read More »