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Trump accuses China of using 'vicious' trade tactics

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On Tuesday, the White House put the word out that its efforts will go well beyond hats, however-it's rolling out $ 12 billion in emergency aid to farmers, especially those dealing with dairy, pork, and soybeans, reports CNBC . "The administration's trade aid plan is also a bid to shore up support among a slice of the rural electorate ahead of the midterm elections", Politico said. Read More »

China's Xi pledges $14.7 billion investment on South Africa visit

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China - the largest of the five Brics countries, has been locked in an ongoing trade war over tariffs with the USA since President Donald Trump raised duties on billions of dollars worth of Chinese exports. South African Trade Minister Rob Davies said it was suffering collateral damage. Hadebe said the loan was a "normal commercial loan" which is guaranteed by the South African government. Read More »

Lawyer says there are other Trump-Cohen 'tapes'

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Rudy Giuliani , the President's new lawyer, has confirmed the conversation but said that no money changed hands. McDougal has accused Cohen of making a secret deal with the head of the publication, who happens to be friends with Trump. Cohen has since become the subject of federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY, concerning campaign-finance violations, bank fraud, wire fraud, and illegal lobbying, or other crimes. Read More »

Detained pizza worker due in court

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District Judge Paul Crotty ruled that Villavicencio can remain in the United States while he exhausts his right to try to gain legal status. Crotty said the father's release is necessary because his imminent removal from the United States is no longer reasonably foreseeable. Read More »

Trump's Hollywood star destroyed with pickaxe

In 2016 during Trump's campaign, a man destroyed it with a sledgehammer, and then again in 2016 another vandal made a decision to spray paint it. He said he wanted to sell off the pieces of the damaged star to the women who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Mr Trump. Read More »

Thai cave boys begin ceremony to become Buddhist novices

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The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will ordain to become Buddhist novices in a ceremony on Wednesday, while the 25-year-old coach will ordain as a monk, said Parchon Pratsakul, the governor of Chiang Rai province. The boys will live as monks for nine days starting on Wednesday, Chiang Rai officials said in a statement on Sunday. He said that when he and fellow British diver Rick Stanton found the boys, "we were very pleased" but also concerned at getting them out. Read More »

European Union 'ready' to discuss reduction of 'all tariffs' with US

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Farmers have been a particular target in the current clash over trade policy as other countries seek to retaliate for USA duties on Chinese goods as well as on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The Agriculture Department was expected to announce the plan later Tuesday. Workers make flags for Donald Trump's re-election campaign at Jiahao flag factory on July 24, 2018 . Read More »

'The Lassie Effect' - Study links dogs and empathy

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An experiment has shown that dogs will rush to "rescue" their owners when they think they are in distress. " Dog owners can tell that their dogs sense their feelings". So why didn't the other dogs help? Other interesting results came when we looked into how the dogs were behaving in each condition. We also found that dogs that opened the door more quickly were less stressed than dogs that took longer to open it. Read More »

Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller's 'Witch Hunt'

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In a 2013 letter, Page had described himself as an "informal adviser' to the Kremlin but now said "it's really spin" to call him an adviser". The redacted documents used by the GOP in the memo have now been released to the public, and most Republicans say they further prove the Nunes argument. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for Toronto shooting: AMAQ

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Local politician Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said her family was "devastated" and had described her as being "smart, passionate and full of energy". "Due to the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident and the public interest in knowing the man's identity, the SIU is identifying the man as Faisal Hussain of Toronto ". Read More »

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler: Putin is 'playing with' Trump

Even as Trump continues to proclaim the Helsinki summit with Putin a "great" success, his top aides haven't explained what was agreed to when the president met alone with Putin, leaving Russian officials to fill the vacuum. After weeks of headlines dominated by White House actions on the global stage, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will face questions from lawmakers Wednesday afternoon about how the Trump administration is managing foreign policy. Read More »

Cohen recording of pay-off talk broadcast on US TV

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Rudy Giuliani , a lawyer for Mr Trump, said in an interview the tape suggests Mr Trump didn't previously know about these payments because there are elements of surprise, like regarding the financing. Here the first part of it, which was just played live on @ChrisCuomo 's show. "Cohen then starts to say: "When it comes time for the financing", at which point Trump cuts him off and says", What financing?" "Well, I'll have to pay him something", Mr Cohen replies. Read More »

GOPer Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘This Girl... Or Whatever She Is’

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Ocasio-Cortez, who is a self-described democratic socialist, defeated longtime Rep. John Crowley (D) in the New York City congressional district last month. DeSantis went on to critique 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez's views as a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist on the Israel-Palestine conflict. You're just repeating these canned, left-wing talking points, and you're somehow the savior of the Democratic Party? "I think she has an understanding that not everybody has the district she has", ... Read More »

Court Filing Shows Feds Have 12 Of Cohen's Tapes

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This could be a reference to Mr Trump's friend, David Pecker, president of American Media Inc, the National Enquirer's parent company. "Yes", Cohen replies. That company owns the National Enquirer , which paid McDougal $150 000 [R1,9 million] to "catch and kill" her story. Mr Trump says later: "So, what do we got to pay for this?" The New York Times' Maggie Haberman on July 5 reported Cohen hired Davis following the longtime Trump lawyer's controversial interview with ABC's George ... Read More »

United Kingdom to stockpile food in the event of no deal Brexit

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Another close aide, David Lidington, will go to France later this month and the new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt , is in Germany on Monday to meet with his counterpart Heiko Maas. A substantial number of lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party party favor a complete break with the EU - a so-called "hard" Brexit - rather than the "soft" option proposed by May, which calls for a "common rule book" with European nations that would govern trade in goods. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: Trump 'Really Sold the American People Out' in Helsinki Summit

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump after their meeting in Helsinki , Finland, July 16, 2018. Democrats need to pick up two seats to claim the Senate majority and 23 to control the House when the new Congress takes office in January. He later backflipped, insisting he had meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation", rather than, "I don't see any reason why it would be Russian ... Read More »

FBI misled court when it spied on my aide

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In another tweet , Trump said , "Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon ( surveillance )". 'Republicans must get tough now. "Now we can see that the footnote disclosing Steele's possible bias takes up more than a full page in the applications, so there is literally no way the FISA Court could have missed it", he wrote on the blog Lawfare. Read More »

Stay out of sun, public told, as heat set to hit 35C

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A level four national emergency heatwave alert is issued by the Met Office when a heatwave is so severe and/or prolonged that its effects extend outside the health and social care system. During the current heatwave, United Kingdom temperatures have been approximately 10C higher than average for this time of year. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said temperatures are likely to remain in the low 30s throughout Tuesday. Read More »

Putin still hasn't accepted Trump's invitation to Washington

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Last week's summit between Trump and Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki unleashed political turmoil in the United States, with some critics accusing the U.S. Whereas Trump has fiercely criticized close USA allies in recent months, he has offered little to no criticism of Russian actions around the world. "And how could the President have announced that he was inviting Putin to the United States without getting an acceptance behind the scenes first?" the New York Democrat said Tuesday ... Read More »

Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'

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Police chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive after the incident in Greektown, though officials did not immediately identify the 29-year-old attacker. Domenic Saverino, owner of Al Flaherty's Outdoor Store in Toronto , said his shop is instructed to notify police if they feel uncomfortable about a gun purchase and have done so numerous times. Read More »

Several dead, hundreds missing after Laos dam collapses

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Dam projects in Laos , mainly providing power to neighbouring countries, have always been controversial with fears over environmental damage and the impact on communities who are often displaced to make way for the construction. In a telegramme signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis expressed his "heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this disaster". Read More »

Russian hackers could have caused massive power outages

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The hackers, who worked for a Russian-sponsored group codenamed Dragonfly or Energetic Bear, managed to infiltrate the utility networks undetected, putting themselves in a position to disrupt power flows and potentially cause blackouts, officials with the Department of Homeland Security told the Wall Street Journal . Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Republicans Go INSANE

Good Lord", DeSantis said in reference to the interview. Where the progressives have hailed Ocasio-Cortez's primary win as proof of a growing grassroots movement, conservatives like DeSantis are trying to use her as a political punching bag, making it pretty obvious that Republicans feel threatened by the Democratic Socialist from the Bronx who happens to be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Read More »

Trump administration releases Carter Page wiretap documents

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Trump wrote on Twitter on July 23. "A disgrace to America", Trump's tweet continued. Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. Read More »

Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station

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Rojas said Lahtifa Wilson was stabbed in the neck but is in stable condition at a hospital. "We want to see justice". And on Friday, 51-year-old Gerald Bisbee of Pittsburg, Ca, died from an infection from cuts he sustained cuts when a 20-year-old stranger attacked him after the two argued on Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Station in Walnut Creek, authorities said. Read More »