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Judge grants immunity for 5 Mueller witnesses as Manafort seeks trial delay

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Reuters reports that the five individuals receiving immunity for testifying against Manafort are Dennis Raico , Cindy Laporta , Conor O'Brien, Donna Duggan , and James Brennan . If Ellis turns down Manafort's request to continue the trial, jury selection is slated to begin Wednesday. Defense attorney Kevin Downing said in a hearing that numerous documents related to Rick Gates, Manafort's right-hand man who pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors. Read More »

Greece seeks international help as wildfires rage through Athens, deadliest in decades

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One fire is burning northeast of Athens in the Penteli area, where at least six people were taken to hospital after suffering burns, said fire service spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri. The army was called in on Monday afternoon to help fight the blazes. There was no official figure on how many people were evacuated overall. They said initial reports indicated about 80-85 people needed evacuation by sea. Read More »

PM Modi to gift 200 cows to this country

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Last month the foreign ministers of BRICS members Brazil, Russia, India , China and South Africa criticized what they called a "new wave of protectionism", saying USA measures undermine global trade and economic growth. His two-day state visit to Rwanda - one of Africa's fastest growing economies - assumes significance as this is the first by an Indian prime minister. Read More »

Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Other options include leaving the EU in full and instead taking up membership of the European Free Trade Area, as well as adopting variations on EU trade deals negotiated by Canada and Norway, among others. "Whatever happens with the negotiations, we urge all governments to make it clear to all European Union citizens who have made somewhere else their home, that they can stay", said Hilary Benn, a Labour MP and chair of the parliamentary committee. Read More »

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Draw Thousands In Wichita To Support James Thompson

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Last month, a major natural disaster shook the bedrock of New York City politics, sending shockwaves that were felt across the U.S. as 28-year-old Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trounced Rep. "If our state wanted Republican lite, then we would have elected somebody in the past 20 years as a Democrat here, but I looked at what we had been doing in our district and that doesn't work". Read More »

Shahid Afridi's daughters' message for Imran Khan from Dubai

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The former cricketer who is aspiring to become Prime Minister of Pakistan by winning country's general elections said that he had never seen the face of his third wife, Bushra Maneka before marriage. A further 70 seats for women and minorities are awarded proportionally based on the voting percentages. The actions of the anti-corruption watchdog - National Accountability Bureau - have also hampered the campaign of PML-N. Read More »

North Korea begins dismantling Sohae Satellite Launching Station: 38 North

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Shares of South Korean companies with exposure to North Korea rose after the news that the satellite site was being dismantled. If the USA is unwilling to replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War with a permanent peace that would ensure the survival of Kim's regime, Pyongyang will likely not proceed further with denuclearization talks, the source said. Read More »

Cohen Won't Deny Questioning Trump's Fitness to Be President

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President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance - and they've made a point of letting the public know. "Any attempt at spin cannot change what is on the tape". A recording of then-candidate Donald Trump talking about a payment to a woman who claimed they'd had an affair suggests Trump's team later lied about his knowledge of the payment. Read More »

Trump issues all-caps threat to Iran

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This comes as the U.S.is working to restore sanctions against Iran-and companies that do business with Iran-after Trump withdrew the USA from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May. The Trump administration is likely hoping to disrupt Iranian oil exports in stages, slowly tightening the screws while avoiding shocks to the global market. Read More »

Was it legal for Michael Cohen to secretly tape Trump?

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When pressed by Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, on why he would have access to recordings by Cohen, Avenatti rebuked Dershowitz's assertion that the tapes might be "lawyer-client privileged material". Avenatti", adding the hashtag #InnuendosAreNotFacts. "The only way that it would be improper for me to have it would be if I got it from the Federal Bureau of Investigation or somebody in law enforcement", he continued. Read More »

Ecuador's president to hand Assange over to United Kingdom during London visit - Greenwald

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The 47-year-old Swedish national, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London , may be booted out as early as next week, with the embassy handing him over to British authorities. "That's why we cut his communication", he said. In may, Ecuador's President has ordered to withdraw additional security to the Embassy in London . "The trip's goal only involves the participation of President Lenin Moreno at the World Summit of Disabled People in London , the progress of the large ... Read More »

Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce in Texas, calls her a cheater

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Crain also filed a temporary restraining order, which was granted, to prevent Daniels from taking their daughter on her "Make America Horny Again" tour of strip clubs across the nation, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8 ). A week after her arrest at a strip club in OH, a "petition for divorce was filed". She has since filed a lawsuit that claims the nondisclosure agreement she signed was invalid because Trump never signed it. Read More »

Korean econ shrinks the most in 20 yrs under stricter sanctions: BOK

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Last week , the USA asked the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea to send a letter to United Nations member states and the general public saying that North Korea breached the quota. The U.S.is calling out China and Russian Federation for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. Read More »

POTUS Threatens Iran In Explosive All Caps Twitter Tirade

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Trump's threat to Iran came hours after a speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who denounced Iran's clerical leadership as a " mafia " and promised unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government. Iran has faced increased US pressure and possible sanctions since May. Mr Rouhani suggested peace was still possible and said: "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all of peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars ". Read More »

Korea starts dismantling key part of launch site: USA group

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However, tweets by Donald Trump following the meeting with Kim showed that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea ". Follow-up talks this month between Pompeo and North Korean senior officials in Pyongyang had a rocky start, with North Korea accusing the United States of making "unilateral and gangster-like" demands. Read More »

Iran will 'suffer consequences' if threats continue

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Trump's tweet followed Rouhani's own incendiary message for the USA, which warned the American president not to "play with the lion's tail," because a war with Iran would be the " mother of all wars ". This time, he is addressing it to Iran - and you can tell he means it because it's ALL IN CAPITALS. On Sunday, Rouhani addressed the USA president at a gathering of Iranian diplomats. Read More »

Two dead including gunman, 13 wounded in Toronto shooting

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Hours after a shooting took place outside a restaurant in Toronto which left one dead and 13 injured , a short video uploaded on Twitter shows the alleged gunman opening fire. "It's not gang related". A hospital says five of the 14 people shot by a gunman who went on a deadly rampage on a Toronto street are in serious or critical, but stable, condition. Read More »

I Gave Up ‘Nothing’ In Russia Summit

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Putin also told the media over the weekend that he and Trump had discussed a referendum on Ukraine, which the White House swiftly denounced. And later at a joint news conference with the Kremlin strongman, Trump sided with Putin over the U.S. Read More »

Woman impaled in chest by beach umbrella at Maryland beach

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She is expected to make a full recovery, WMAR reported. In the latest incident, the victim was struck in her upper chest after a rental umbrella that was left unattended was carried by the wind. Delmarvanow.com (The Daily Times in Salisbury, Maryland ) reports Ocean City beach patrol said a woman was on the beach at 54th Street when she was injured Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Japan heatwave kills 30 and hospitalises thousands as authorities continue flood clean-up

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Western Japan , still grappling with the devastating effects of torrential rain at the beginning of July, has now been hit by the high temperatures, which is hampering rescue and reconstruction efforts. Accuweather chief Dr Joel Myers warned worse was set to come. Tourists in Tokyo's historic Asakusa district struggled with the heat. The agency also advised residents to "take appropriate measures", including staying hydrated, avoiding direct sunlight and staying in air conditioned settings. Read More »

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire for his handling of a bill to legalise surrogacy in the Israeli Parliament. Single women and women unable to become pregnant for medical reasons were given the right to apply for state support for surrogacy under the amendment passed by the Israeli parliament and supported by Netanyahu. Read More »

Trump says lawyer taping him may be ‘illegal’

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If campaign funds were used, that could run afoul of federal election law, legal experts say. Davis, in his Saturday tweet , took a specific poke at Giuliani: "Rudy claims the tape is "exculpatory". The recording was part of the documents and electronic records seized by authorities from the longtime Trump fixer earlier this year. The FBI investigation stemmed in part from a referral by the USA special counsel's office, which is looking into possible coordination during the election ... Read More »

Three men arrested over acid attack on three-year-old boy

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The incident occurred at around 2.15pm on Saturday in Home Bargains, a discount store in Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill, Worcester. "He has burns to his face and to one of his arms - at the moment we are uncertain about the long-term implications of those burns but we do hope that these won't be life-changing injuries". Read More »

Japan heatwave: Temperature breaks national record

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Records fell at 13 other observation stations across the country, with more than a dozen cities and towns seeing temperatures around 40, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Seven of them died last week, the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said today. The worst of the heat wave is expected to be over this week. Read More »

Gunman takes hostages and kills woman in Los Angeles Trader Joe's

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Atkins never grew violent toward his grandmother before, Egland said, but she started to grow concerned about him over the last several weeks because he seemed upset and distant. People frantically tried to flee from the store and some were seen climbing through windows, jumping down and others darted through the back door. Employees and customers inside scrambled for cover, they said later. Read More »

British white paper constructive, questions remain: Barnier

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These focus of maintaining the integrity of the bloc's single market and the customs union, the indivisibility of the four freedoms, and the autonomy of EU institutions. "The economic and constitutional dislocation of a formal "third country" customs border within our own country is something I will never accept, and I believe no British Prime Minister could ever accept". Read More »

Toddler dies in accidental shooting in US

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The grandfather of the girl, 53-year-old Cesar Lopez, was taken into custody later on Friday for reportedly leaving the gun in a spot where the boy could get to it. A handful of adults were inside the home either when the shooting occurred or shortly after. "That was her only daughter". "This is negligence here", neighbor Dantra Lewis told the San Bernardino Sun . Read More »