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Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

On Saturday, Qatar announced it had received a 13-point list of demands by four of the countries arrayed against it - namely Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain - to end the weeks-long embargo. "Even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar) is disrespectful against Turkey", he said. Read More »

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

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Some media reports said the North Koreans suggested Otto had come down with a case of botulism and fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill. The star has visited the North at least four times before, most recently in 2014 when he attracted a deluge of criticism after being filmed singing happy birthday to his "friend for life", leader Kim. Read More »

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

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The investigation into the fire will span a "wide range of areas", Cundy said, from its original construction, to the refurbishment and how it has been managed and maintained. No. 10 officials said support workers would ensure people could access the cash - including those who may not have a bank account. "The search operation will be painstaking and having been in there myself it's really hard to describe the devastation that the fire has caused". Read More »

Near-final results show Macron's party winning

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The FN's result showed the party struggling to rebound from Le Pen's bruising defeat by Macron in May's presidential run-off. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came in a strong fourth place in the presidential vote with almost 20 percent support, is running for a parliamentary seat in the southern city of Marseille. Read More »

This Feels Like A Dream Run: Kidambi Srikanth

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He had recently won the Indonesia Open Super Series as well. And the reigning World Champion was visibly overwhelmed by Srikanth's style of play as he started making uncharacteristic errors. After the break, a pinpoint smash down the line saw Srikanth extend his lead to three points. Even Srikanth agreed that Mulyo's inputs have helped him. Read More »

Grenfell Tower response: 60 high-rise blocks fail fire safety tests

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The government has so far collected 34 samples of external cladding - panels widely used to insulate buildings and improve their appearance - and all failed a "combustibility test", Community Secretary Sajid Javid said. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould told BBC News that 83 residents had refused to leave, adding the situation "will become a matter for the fire service". Read More »

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

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The disability rights activists, some of whom were in wheelchairs, were there to voice their opposition to health care legislation that would make deep cuts to Medicaid . McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. "We're hanging out there like a ripe cherry to be plucked", says Mike Oxford, one of the organizers of the protest. Read More »

South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants

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South Korea plans to complete the dismantling its oldest nuclear reactor by 2032, including removing spent nuclear fuel and releasing the site for other uses, the energy ministry said on Monday. Its nuclear electricity production was the fifth-largest in the world, according to the World Nuclear Association . Many reactors are located dangerously close to residential areas in the densely-populated nation, Moon said, warning of "unimaginable consequences" in case of a nuclear meltdown. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Corbyn's Labour Party surprised United Kingdom general election watchers earlier this month by gaining seats in Parliament, while the ruling Conservative Party lost seats, leaving Prime Minister Theresa May clinging to power. The site is strewn with flags bearing Corbyn's name, T-shirts featuring his face and riding a fox through fields of wheat towards Prime Minister Theresa May. Read More »

New Hampshire among states with GOP redistricting advantage

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Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. Their final map, agreed to unanimously, didn't mirror any particular one of those recommendations. "It's become a little bit of a hard sell with our larger majority because we have a lot of people who have not served in the minority", Torr said. Read More »

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

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Given her role in her father's administration, Ivanka's deposition will not last more than two hours and will take place in Washington if need be, the sources state. Its lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. According to Bloomberg , Ivanka couldn't escape questions in the lawsuit because Ivanka is too busy as a White House " high-ranking government official " to answer such questions. Read More »

Two Syrian soldiers reported dead following Israeli airstrikes

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Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported several people were killed in the Israeli strikes. Israeli military spokesman Avichay Adraee wrote on his Arabic-language Facebook page that about 10 shells hit the Israeli-occupied area nearby, adding that Israel's air force struck Syrian army targets in the area. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , where he is being treated, said in its latest update on his condition that Scalise "continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ". Hodgkinson's arrest in 1992 by Illinois State Police for suspicion of resisting and obstructing a peace officer also was dismissed. A week after he was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball... Read More »

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

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But police now say the off-duty officer was shot by a fellow cop who did not recognize him as an officer, in a separate encounter away from the initial crash. The shooting came days after protests swept Minnesota over the acquittal of a police officer who shot a black man dead in front of his girlfriend and daughter in an incident broadcast on Facebook Live. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her". The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated. Read More »

South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events

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Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence. Do has been quoted by the Korean Herald as saying that IOC President Thomas Bach, who is scheduled to attend the Closing Ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championships, has plans to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on July 3. Read More »

China's Imports from N. Korea Drop 32% in May

They hope to proceed with strategies discussed by U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their summit in Florida. The most recent launch took place on June 8, when North Korea carried out a launch of short-range anti-ship missiles which reportedly flew some 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan. Read More »

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

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The two young children - a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy - were found dead in Parker County, Texas on May 26. Randolph told investigators she later broke the auto window to make it look like an accident, officials said. She said that after a half-hour of searching, she finally spotted their bodies, unresponsive , inside her 2010 Honda Crosstour parked in her driveway. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Rosenstein said he was the only Justice Department official who could dismiss Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian investigation because of his staunch support of Trump during the campaign and later revelations that he had met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington . Read More »

Former Arizona State coach Kush dies

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He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995. The coach ended his tenure at Arizona State after punter Kevin Rutledge claimed Kush shook his face mask and punched him during a game in 1978. Preceding his coaching career, Kush served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army, while simultaneously coaching the Fort Benning football team. Read More »

Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with parades

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Military personnel, their families and veterans gathered in the city for the ninth annual Armed Forces Day. There was also a wide range of other events taking place throughout Yorkshire, including a parade in Bradford and a performance from the Military Wives Choir at a day of celebrations in York. Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque attack: suspect identified by family and neighbours

Darren Osborne , 47, has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder . Darren Osborne , 47, was arrested today and his sister has now said she's "sorry for what's happened". During Monday's attack , witnesses described hearing the assailant shout: "I am going to kill Muslims!" Pub regular Phil Henry said Osborne was kicked out of the Hollybush pub on Saturday after shouting about Islam. Read More »

Sears closes another 20 stores

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Sears Canada operates as a licensee of US -based Sears Holdings , although Sears Holdings owns about 11.7% of Sears Canada stock. Business Insider reported that the list of stores set to close includes three in OH, three in NY, two in Texas and two in Maryland. Read More »

Oscar Health shares expansion plans for five states in 2018

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The move marks the company's effort to regain customers in New Jersey and Dallas-Fort Worth where it exited past year amidst uncertainty in those markets. As politicians continue to squabble over the future of Obamacare, prompting major health insurers to pull out of markets. Oscar is not returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth market, which it pulled out of at the same time it left New Jersey. Read More »

United Nations chief seeks $8 billion for South Sudan refugee crisis

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On World Refugee Day on June 20, UN Chief Guterres expressed concern that 80 per cent of the world's refugees are hosted by developing countries with "a dramatic impact" on their economy, society and security. Uganda Friday co-hosts a summit with United Nations to raise $2 billion to cover estimated cost of managing a refugee influx from South Sudan. An August 2015 peace deal was left in tatters when fighting broke out in Juba in July a year ago, spreading violence across the country. Read More »

Bernie Sanders criticizes the Democratic brand

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Sanders has been on a mission to move Democrats away from what he calls "identity politics", but which Democrats call "core Democratic values", and toward a more appealing message to white working class voters, which the dictionary calls "identity politics". Read More »