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Iran: China "pivotal" to salvaging its nuclear deal

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The autarkic "resistance" model showed its limits in terms of ensuring the growth of Iran's economy and sating the demands of Iran's youthful demographic, sparking calls by factions among Iran's elites to secure foreign investments. As for the euro, which Iran started using at the beginning of this year, it will not solve the problem for European companies that risk facing USA sanctions if they deal with Iran, and European governments can not force their companies to deal with Iran as they ... Read More »

‘Russian spy’ caught working at United States embassy

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The woman had been working at the USA embassy for over a decade before American investigators found that she was having unauthorized meetings with Russian security officials, the Guardian reported , citing an intelligence source. She was sacked last summer around the time that 750 USA personnel were ordered to leave the mission by the Russian government as retribution for US sanctions. Read More »

Manafort’s Overseas Funds Unknown to His Accountant

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Manafort's attorneys have signaled they will pin blame for any illegal conduct on Gates. "I prepared the tax returns and communicated with banks based on information that Mr. Manafort's trial, being held in USA federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, is the first arising out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the interactions between Trump associates and Russian officials. Read More »

Article image South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

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As the warring parties in South Sudan prepare to sign a final peace deal on August 5, President Salva Kiir is under pressure from the opposition, the civil society and influential United States senators to release thousands of citizens who have been detained without trial for years. Read More »

Will you attend Trump's rally in DE next week?

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The statement didn't criticize Trump. "I think it could be a red wave", Trump said of his party's prospects in November. Even first lady Melania Trump provided an assist to James, her spokeswoman saying it appeared to the president's wife that James was "working to do good things on behalf of our next generation" and that Mrs. Read More »

Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque

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Another 3,430 people were wounded, the report added. The mosque was packed with those attending Friday prayers. At least 15 people were killed and 15 wounded after two gunmen stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad earlier this week. Read More »

3 killed as magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island

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The natural disaster comes just days after a 6.4 struck the same area and killed 17 people and injured more than 160 after several buildings collapsed. Other witnesses said the initial quake grew in intensity over several seconds, rattling windows and doors in their frames, and there were many aftershocks. Read More »

Huge Indonesia natural disaster rocks Lombok island

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Its epicenter was about 1 mile east-southeast of Loloan. Officials issued a tsunami warning and urged people to quickly move away from the ocean. A magnitude 7 quake has struck Indonesia's Lombok island, the country's geophysics agency said on Sunday, a week after another large tremor killed 16 people there. Read More »

Sanders stands by Trump's 'enemy of the people' media claim

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Sanders then delivered an impassioned lecture on why the president (and his supporters) might consider the press to be " enemies of the people ". "He's made his comments clear", Sanders said . Cupp just one day after being shouted down by Trump supporters at a rally in Tampa, Florida. Sanders, appearing to read from prepared remarks, responded with a critique of the press for resorting "to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger". Read More »

Twenty people killed in WWII vintage plane crash

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The airspace above the crash site was closed by the country's Federal Office for Civil Aviation. Ju-Air, which offers flights from Junkers Ju-52 planes, said one of its vehicles was involved in the incident. The charred state of the wreckage meant that victim identification was hard, a police spokesman had earlier said. The cause of the crash, which occurred hours after a family of four was killed when their small plane went down further west in the Alps, is under investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump endorses Republican nominee for Tennessee governor Bill Lee

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Trump also congratulated Marsha Blackburn , who won the Republican primary for Tennessee's U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Bob Corker. But the surprising results in the Republican gubernatorial primary contest will reverberate nationally, serving as a bellwether for Trump enthusiasm and establishment influence in a state that supported the president by double digits in 2016. Read More »

Federal judge says Trump must fully restore DACA

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Harris tweeted her agreement with the decision, referring to the Trump administration's DACA decision as "pulling the rug out from under Dreamers". However, Bates did give the government 20 days to appeal the decision, a decision the government wasted no time in taking. Read More »

New social media 'game' asks teens to hurt, kill themselves

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The game then threatens the player if they refuse to follow the game's "orders". The main character in the game, or "avatar", is the sculpted image of a woman with bulging eyes, taken from the work of Japanese artist Midori Hayashi , who is not affiliated with the game at all. Read More »

Helicopter Misuse Case: NAB summons Imran Khan on August 7

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The swearing-in is now likely to be held on August 14 or 15, the media reported. The spokesperson for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Fawad Chaudhry said, on Wednesday, that known Indian personalities like Aamir Khan and former cricketers - Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Sunil Gavaskar - were invited to the ceremony. Read More »

Chinese professor missing after radio interview interrupted by police

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After the phone line went dead, the host of the show told viewers that the U.S. government-funded Voice of America network "strongly" protests what happened to Sun. In a recording published on the VOA website, Sun can be heard saying there are 7 or 8 officers in his home . "Let me tell you, it's illegal for you to come to my home", he continued. Read More »

Judge says reuniting families is government's sole burden

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A decision on how to bridge the differences falls to U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw , who has ordered that more than 2,500 children be reunited with their families. Sabraw said he was disappointed with the court filing "in the respect that there's not a plan that has been proposed". The government also asked these groups to determine whether separated parents want to be reunited with their children - and to facilitate all the paperwork. Read More »

'Abducted' 12-year-old found safe with parents

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Abducted is JinJing Ma, Asian, Female, Black hair, Brown eyes, 12 years of age, 4 foot 11 inches tall, weighing 90 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a black jacket. The authorities said they were not sure if the couple in NY was the same as the one in Washington, but they believed the two events were related . Read More »

Israeli Druze rally against new nation-state law

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The Druze are an Arabic-speaking minority. Organized by a group called , "The Struggle against the National Law", the objective of the protest is to show the "importance in preserving the democratic character of the State of Israel" for all of its citizens. Read More »

Four-year-old girl dies as mum throws her into river

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The child was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital but was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m. Police said the girl's mother, 26-year-old Shakayla Denson, had just stolen a Nissan Altima from an autoshop before she "waded" into the water with Daniels. Read More »

Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf

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The belligerent and aggressive tone taken by Trump, who has repeatedly said he is keen to thrash out a new deal with Iran , was followed nearly immediately by an offer to hold talks. "If Iran tries to block the Straits of Bab al-Mandeb, it will find itself facing an global coalition determined to prevent it from doing so, and this coalition will also include the State of Israel and all its arms", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience of graduating naval officers August ... Read More »

S.Korea hit by record high temperatures

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The mercury touched 40.7 deg C in Hongcheon, a town in the country's north-eastern province of Gangwon, at midday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The previous high for Seoul was 38.4°C, logged in July 1994. Typhoon Jongdari, the 12th of the season, which formed near the island of Guam on July 25 and was forecast to approach the Korean Peninsula via Japan, moved on to the sea off Japan's southwestern coast before being downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday. Read More »

Venezuela Says Drone Attack Targeted President Maduro

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Venezuela, a once-wealthy oil nation, is in the grips of a five-year crisis under President Maduro's socialist government. "Investigations show clearly that flying artifacts or drones containing explosive material exploded near the presidential stage". Read More »

Jacinda Ardern returns to work with baby Neve in tow

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Ardern appeared surprised by news of a crackdown by Speaker Trevor Mallard on any photography or filming of Neve at Parliament, saying she assumed the rules had not changed significantly. Gayford, a television fishing show host, will be Neve's primary caregiver while the prime minister is at the office. Neve will travel with her for the time being, including to the United Nations in NY in September. Read More »

Rescue underway of trapped Mt Aspiring climber

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There was a lot of fresh snow. "So the four rescuers pre-empted this and they were dropped off as close to the target area that we wanted to get to and they went in on skis". "The rescue team left with the climber had provided warm clothing, tents, food and were well-equipped with emergency gear to keep the party dry and warm for what, is hoped to be, their last night on the mountain". Read More »

Paying attention to the problems with Britain's opposition Labour party

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In a long-awaited response to the accusations Corbyn published a letter in the Guardian newspaper on Friday headed 'I will root anti-Semites out of Labour - they do not speak for me.' The controversial Labour leader expressed, what appeared to be the most genuine desire yet to tackle the problem that has engulfed the party's relaionship with British Jews for months on end. Read More »

Coalition strikes on Hudaydah fishing port kill 26

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The Yemeni port city of Hodeidah is the only access for aid and other essential relief for the country that recently emerged from a really bad cholera epidemic described by World Health Organization as the largest cholera outbreak in history. Read More »