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Iraq PM cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

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Speaking to Iraqi economic news website 'economy-news.net', Jaffar Al-Hamdani said that trade between Iraq and Iran is going on as usual despite the fact that the U.S. The US ambassador to the United Kingdom called yesterday for the government to abandon European allies and side with President Trump over Iranian sanctions. Read More »

Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 'dozen' feared dead

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The section of the toll motorway that collapsed was elevated over a river and a portion of the city of Genoa. Italian police said on Twitter the collapse took place amid a "severe downpour". Other images showed a green truck that had stopped just meters (yards) short of the gaping hole in the bridge. About 10 cars have fallen after a 200-metre section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone in the Italian city of Genoa. Read More »

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn’t mention him

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McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019". The bill is aimed at rebuilding the USA military by authorizing a total of $717 billion for military funding over the next year. and Huawei Technologies because of national-security concerns; the restrictions are nevertheless weaker than earlier versions of the bill. President Trump called the bill "the most significant investment" in the nation's military in modern history. Read More »

Auto crashes into barriers outside UK Parliament

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Police said in a tweet that Westminster station on the London Underground, or Tube network, was closed to entry from outside. "Someone driving towards parliament at speed, it wasn't a normal, it's not a minor like accident, it's not like a road traffic incident", witness Jason Williams told Sky News. Read More »

Koreas hold high-level talks on third leaders' summit

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Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North Korean agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs, told pool reporters at the end of the talks that officials agreed on a specific date for the summit in Pyongyang sometime within September, but he refused to share the date, saying he wanted to "keep reporters wondering". Read More »

Omarosa Slammed For Wearing ‘Inappropriate’ Dress During Trump Bashing Interview

McClain denied he played a tape for her. "That was one of the goals that I set out to and then get back to my life", she said . "This is somebody I've known since 2003", Manigault Newman said. "It's absurd all around". Omarosa Manigault Newman has released secret recordings of her conversations with Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, which have made global headlines but have also left lingering questions. Read More »

Erdogan tells Turks to buy plunging lira as Trump doubles metals tariffs

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He told his 57million followers: "I have just authorised a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminium with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira , slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" "This innocent man of faith should be released immediately", Trump previously wrote on Twitter when it became clear Turkey would not release the evangelist, who was ordered to be held under house arrest . Read More »

PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

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After the election of the new speaker, the outgoing speaker will give him the oath and hand over charge of the new house. Strict security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident during the proceedings and irrelevant persons have been barred from entering the house. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her White House firing

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Trump has retweeted white nationalist material, said Mexicans crossing the U.S. border are rapists and drug dealers, once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as "Miss Housekeeping" and employed Steve Bannon, a central figure of the new "alt-right" in America, as his campaign chief and top strategist for a time. Read More »

Gaza ceasefire calm after fights, protests expected

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The Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Gaza over a cease-fire began last week but have yet to reach any agreements. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 180 rockets had been fired from Gaza into Israel, with 30 intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Read More »

DC police, protesters prepare for white nationalist rally

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He called for the nation to "come together" after a week in which he stoked racial divisions with attacks on black athletes and other minorities. Peace to ALL Americans! On Saturday, hundreds of police officers surrounded Charlottesville's downtown area throughout the day in order to preclude any violent outbursts, according to multiple reports. Read More »

Trump sets goal to create U.S. military Space Force by 2020

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The military relies on space technology for various operations, including Global Positioning System, satellite imagery and probes that can detect missile launches. Former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly called the venture "redundant and wasteful". "This report reviews the national security space activities within the Department of Defense, and it identifies concrete steps that our administration will take to lay the foundation for a new department of the Space Force ". Read More »

Further US sanctions would be 'declaration of economic war': Medvedev

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The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reflected growing dismay over announced U.S. sanctions that have sent the Russian ruble plummeting to its lowest level in two years. "And this war will have to be responded - by economic, political and, if necessary, other means". "Our American friends must understand this". Medvedev's tough tone was in stark contrast with past statements by President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants, who have taken a nonchalant posture while ... Read More »

Zimbabwe: Opposition challenges election result in court

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After filing the petition, Adv Mpofu told journalists that in terms of the basis of the evidence they placed before the court, what they are seeking in the main relief "to the effect that the court should declare the proper victor and the proper victor is my client". Read More »

Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

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Keep in mind, this is all just a matter of two weeks after Nunes tried to bring articles of impeachment against Rosenstein to party leadership only to be dismissed and mildly dressed down by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), members of the House Freedom Caucus, introduced a resolution last month to impeach Rosenstein . Read More »

Heavy security marks Charlottesville protests anniversary

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The vice president also noted he and the second lady will be praying for the victims of that day in Virginia and continue praying Americans come together in new and renewed ways. The organiser of last year's event , white nationalist Jason Kessler , was denied a permit in Charlottesville this year but has secured permission to hold a demonstration on Sunday in Washington , across the street from the White House . Read More »

Judge orders migrants returned to USA in midst of deportation flight

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It all stems back to a mother, known in court filings as only " Carmen ". The deported mother and daughter were en route back to the US later Thursday. As part of that decision, Sessions said gang and domestic violence in most cases would no longer be grounds for receiving asylum. Sessions argued that a lack of policing in a given country "cannot establish as asylum claim". Read More »

‘The place is going to burn,’ arson suspect allegedly texted before fire

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When investigators went to question Clark he abrasively told them they weren't allowed on his property in Holy Jim Canyon, the flashpoint of the fire, Duff said. The suspected arsonist is 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark , whose cabin in Holy Jim Canyon is the only structure in the area to remained untouched by the raging fires. Read More »

Kentucky Senator Delivers Letter To Russia

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin , right, shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. "He is interested in legislative exchanges, parliamentary dialogue and cultural and educational exchange programs, increased counter-terrorism cooperation, building on recent successes like the disruption of the St. Read More »

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

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Shapiro extended the invitation to Ocasio-Cortez on his "The Ben Shapiro Show" on Wednesday, telling his audience he would donate $10,000 to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign or a charity if she would come on the show to debate him so that he could " probe " her belief system. Read More »

Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting

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Gunfire sounded in the complex on a suburb north of the river. One resident told CBC News that he heard a series of shots ring out around 7 am. I have an oxygen machine going and an air conditioner going. "It's a little off-putting that way, and I've been here for about a year". There has been a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick resulting in at least four deaths. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's state airline to suspend Canadian operations starting Aug. 13

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On Sunday, Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and recalled its envoy after severing business ties with Ottawa over claims of interference in its internal affairs. Saudi students in Canadian universities have been given four weeks to pack their bags and leave the country, two senior university officials said Tuesday. Read More »

Korea slams U.S. officials for sanctions

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But follow-up talks have seen little progress, fueling doubts over the North's intention to denuclearize in both South Korea and the US. The statement, credited to North Korea's Foreign Ministry, notably did not blame Trump but singled out "some high-level officials within the USA administration" who it said were going against the President's will. Read More »

'People were screaming': Witness describes chaos when quake hit Gili Islands

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A number of aftershocks between 5-5.6 magnitude have continued to rock the island and have been felt in Bali , Jember and Sidoarjo in East Java. "Our hearts go out to those affected and who have lost loved ones". Lombok is in a tsunami alert status following the issuance of early warning after an natural disaster measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale shook the NTB province on Sunday at 6.46 p.m. Read More »

Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, buildings collapse

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A magnitude-6.2 natural disaster occurred onshore on the northern part of Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon (09/08), while the search for victims of Sunday's deadly quake continues. The first quake, a 6.9 magnitude event, killed almost 350 people, according to Indonesian state media . An inter-agency meeting will be held Thursday to compare information, Mr Nugroho said. Read More »