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President Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China

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One stated goal is to "synergise" the belt and road programme, even as the initiative's loan structure has increasingly come under fire for its potential to result in "debt-trap diplomacy". "To accept China's offer is more sustainable and manageable than International Monetary Fund loans". Aside from Mauritius, no other African country has an Free Trade Agreement with China. Read More »

USA military decides to cancel $300 million aid to Pakistan

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Pakistan has received more than $33 billion in USA assistance since 2002, including more than $14 billion in CSF, a US Defence Department program to reimburse allies that have incurred costs in supporting counter-insurgency operations. But US officials accuse Islamabad of ignoring or even collaborating with groups, which attack Afghanistan from safe havens along the border between the two countries. Read More »

Manafort Associate Sam Patten Charged With Lobbying Law Violation

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District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will also be hearing a case against Manafort starting September 24 involving charges of money laundering and failing to file as a foreign agent. The op-ed identifies Lyovochkin as a "leader of the Opposition Bloc" and addresses the same topic as described in Patten's case. He also helped a foreign individual draft op-ed columns intended for the USA news media, authorities say. Read More »

Protests in Uganda after lawmakers detained at airport

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Police, however, claimed he escaped custody in Arua. Supporters say he had been badly beaten and tortured while in army custody, during and after his arrest in the northwestern town of Arua earlier this month, and required medical treatment overseas. Read More »

EU to recommend abolishing daylight saving time

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Research shows that the time change messes up people's sleep schedules and can negatively impact workplace productively, though supporters of the practice say the extra light can reduce road accidents and save energy, according to Reuters . Read More »

Meghan McCain paid tribute to her dad, John McCain, with Trump drags

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Before he went into politics, Mr McCain was a US Navy pilot who was shot down over Hanoi while on a bombing mission in 1967. Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. She meets her responsibilities, she speaks quietly because she is strong. On Thursday, a memorial service was held in Phoenix and on Friday, a ceremony was held in the US Capitol, where McCain's body was lain in state. Read More »

Imran Khan govt plans proposal to 'resolve' Kashmir issue

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Zarif's visit to Pakistan Friday comes as both Tehran and Islamabad are struggling with fraught relationships with Washington, which withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord in May and re-imposed sanctions on Iran. According to the press release, bilateral relations as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. There was a debate in Pakistan whether the new prime minister would attend the United Nations session or stay home as part of his austerity ... Read More »

Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money

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They deny the claims, saying they gave him some cash and bought him a truck and a camper. Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt reunite for the first time on TV after Bobbitt helped McClure when her auto broke down in Philadelphia. But the relationship has since gone sour. Bobbitt's pro bono lawyers filed a complaint on Tuesday alleging that McClure and D'Amico have misused the funds and spent a substantial amount of the money for themselves. Read More »

Trump to visit France, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia

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The US President urged to stop the "bias" of Google search engine. The US president is always welcome in Ireland . After angry messages poured in from veterans groups and other Americans, the White House flags were lowered again to half-staff in accordance with a Washington norm that even our Great Disruptor president ignores at his political peril. Read More »

Ramaphosa tells Donald Trump to keep 'your America'

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It was the worst maritime disaster in South Africa's history, and the Mendi Bell - which has become a symbol of the country's First World War remembrance - was found and restored previous year after being originally salvaged from the shipwreck in the 1980s. Read More »

Toronto mall evacuated after gunshots, no causalities reported

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The second male is "mixed", in his 20s, skinny, 5-foot-9 and carrying a black handgun, police say. A number of witnesses say they heard two or three gunshots ring out before mass panic took over the mall. One man told CP24 that he was in the Arc'teryx store when he heard what sounded like two gunshots. The shooting saw shoppers and store employees scrambling to get to safety once shots rang out. Read More »

FM lauds caricature contest cancellation as ‘great moral victory’

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PM Khan also said that after bringing all Muslims on the same page, a protest would be recorded against the handful of people who deliberately hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslims, and added that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had already started contacting his counterparts across the Muslim world in this regard. Read More »

United Nations schools reopen despite USA funding cut for Palestine

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Israel accuses UNRWA of helping to perpetuate the Palestinian narrative of Israel's illegitimacy by, uniquely, granting refugee status to the descendants of refugees, even when they are born in other countries and have citizenship there, conditions that do not apply to the refugees cared for by the UN's main refugee agency, UNHCR, which cares for all other refugees worldwide. Read More »

FEMA set to end housing aid for Hurricane Maria victims

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Tuesday's study, conducted by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health and released on Tuesday, was billed as the most comprehensive yet. Sena told BP. "I am thankful the pastors have continued working to rebuild, sharing the Gospel, teaching and ministering despite the conditions on the island". Read More »

Jeff Sessions Is Protecting the President From Himself

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Senator Lindsey Graham, who is close to Mr Trump and a defender of Mr Sessions, said last week he believed Mr Trump would appoint a new attorney general but should wait until the elections , in which Republicans are seeking to maintain control of both the House of Representatives and Senate. Read More »

Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

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Ohr and Steele had reportedly met during the months before the FISA warrant application was first made, during the infancy of the investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation, which was then handled by the FBI . Ohr was told Sessions and Rosenstein did not want him in the post because it involved White House meetings, the sources told the AP. Now, one pattern that the president follows with his attacks is often going after people who might be witnesses against him... Read More »

U.S. Ends Funding Of UN Agency That Supports Palestinian Refugees

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The U.S. donated US$355-million to the agency in 2016 and was set to make a similar contribution this year. In January, the USA announced it would withhold more than half of a tranche of funding for the agency. Last week, the State Department announced cutting more than $200 million in aid for the PA and Gaza, stating the money would be "redirected" to more worthy causes. Read More »

Judge dismisses charges against 3 suspects in NM compound case

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The prosecution team must not have been too anxious about the defendants being released because they failed to meet a deadline , forcing judges to drop the charges on three of the defendants. State prosecutor Timothy Hasson declined to comment. The outlet reported that prosecutors said they found a handwritten document called "Phases of a Terrorist Attack" at the compound. Read More »

Labour MP quits as party has become ‘a force for anti-Semitism’

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Field told the Guardian that he was contemplating hiring a solicitor to fight any attempt to remove him from the party. Frank Field, 76, who has represented Birkenhead in northwest England since 1979, said on Thursday he would now sit as an independent Labour member of parliament due to antisemitism and "intolerance, nastiness and intimidation" within the party. Read More »

Court maintains online ban on plans for 3D-printed guns

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As per existing law in US, the Undetectable Firearms Act makes it illegal to own or make plastic guns. On Tuesday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said: "Because of our lawsuit , it is once again illegal to post downloadable gun files to the Internet". Read More »

Nearly 3000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Hurricane Maria

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After almost a year of controversy over the true toll of the 2017 monster storm , the governor of Puerto Rico said the new estimate would now be considered the official death toll. The U.S. federal government has been heavily criticized for its response to the storm and the island's recovery efforts. CBS News obtained a report on the findings from Carlos Mercader, executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Read More »

In This Conflict, Everybody Is Accused of War Crimes

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The 41-page report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council next month to determine the next steps. The experts have also chronicled the damages from coalition air strikes, the single most lethal force in the fighting, over the a year ago. Read More »

Syria's Idlib province at risk of 'humanitarian catastrophe': United Nations chief

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Moscow, meanwhile, has accused Syrian rebels of planning to stage a chemical attack in Idlib to "provoke" Western strikes. According to Izvestia, Russia plans to send "several more" warships to Syria. A US Rockwell B-1 Lancer, a supersonic bomber equipped with 24 cruise missiles has also been deployed at Qatar's Al Udeid Airbase. Israel has long called for the complete removal of all Iranian forces from Syria, warning repeatedly that Iran was using its intervention in Syria's civil ... Read More »

No Evidence Supporting Trump's Claim on Clinton Emails

Trump said in April 2017 China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election. "The FBI has not found any evidence the (Clinton) servers were compromised", an official told the outlet. Read More »

European Union urges 'amicable' end to Franco-British scallop war

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Normandy fishing chief Dimitri Rogoff has addressed the incident, telling Agence France-Presse: "The French went to contact the British to stop them working and they clashed with each other". The French are irritated that British fishermen are allowed to harvest scallops, a key earner for France's Normandy region, throughout the year, while they are prevented from doing so during the summer reproduction season. Read More »

White House lowers flags to half-staff to honor McCain following outcry

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The enmity between Trump and McCain dates from the day the real estate tycoon announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination with an attack on Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. Later in the day, Trump released a statement. McCain said Trump owed veterans an apology for that, but he continued to back the celebrity businessman as the Republican nominee. Read More »