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Trump Moves Ahead With Tariffs and Other Trade Sanctions Against China

The proposed investment restrictions and export controls will be announced by June 30, 2018, and adopted shortly thereafter, according to the White House. China pressed the U.S.to give ZTE a break after the Commerce Department cut off the company from US suppliers to punish it for allegedly lying to American officials in a sanctions case. Read More »

Hurricane Maria killed 5000 more people in Puerto Rico than estimates say

When President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on October 3, he noted the storm's relatively low death toll - then 16. The official death toll from 2005's Hurricane Katrina is 1,833. The Harvard University-led study was based on a survey of 3300 households that was compared with official figures to determine how many excess deaths took place up to the end of past year. Read More »

Kremlin says it is Roman Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship

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An official at Nativ, a government department that deals with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union, said Mr Abramovich had applied for an immigration visa at Israel's embassy in Moscow. Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. Israeli media reported that Mr Abramovich had arrived in Tel Aviv and received documents confirming his status as an Israeli citizen. Read More »

Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria exceeds 4600

Earlier independent investigations have put the true toll at closer to 1,000. The researchers arrived at a "likely to be conservative" estimate of 4,645 deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017; other statistical adjustments by the researchers push their final estimate above 5,000. Read More »

Papua New Guinea set to ban Facebook for a month

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Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergTrump Jr.: Instagram warning says my name encourages harmful behavior Firms quick to adopt European Union data regs will have first-mover advantage Obama calls for tighter regulations on tech MORE testified to Congress last month about the controversy. Read More »

Two journalists killed reporting on rainstorm in US

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USA 176 was closed in the area around the accident, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was handling the investigation, according to the Polk County Emergency Management Office. Multiple reporters expressed their condolences in response to WYFF News 4 tweet. He called Smeltzer a perfectionist and McCormick a hard worker and nice guy. Read More »

Trump's 'phony' source was a WH official

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Trump has repeatedly undermined the press since his presidential campaign. When reporters tried to reach the White House press office for a comment regarding the statement on North Korea and the president's tweets about New York Times , the White House did not respond. Read More »

Hawaii volcano 'not safe' to roast marshmallows over, USGS says

Hawaii County Civil Defense says Highway 132 is being shut down between Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners, due to a fast moving lava flow approaching the highway. Civil defense officials said lava breached property belonging to the Puna Geotherma Venture, a geothermal power plant on Hawai'i Island - also known as the Big Island. Read More »

North Korea top officials flying to US

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A team of American officials was in North Korea on Monday to discuss a historic summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, raising expectations the meeting called off last week might still happen. But negotiations between the two countries have continued, including talks Sunday at the Korean demilitarized zone. According to United States media reports citing White House sources, the USA government has chosen not to impose new sanctions - originally set to be announced ... Read More »

Trump brags about economy in Memorial Day tweet

President Trump used the day when America pauses to remember its war dead to tout his administration's domestic achievements, saying those who died would be "happy" at "how well" the country has done under his watch. At Arlington, Trump said the heroes who died for America "rest in these hallowed fields, in cemeteries, battlefields and burial grounds near and far, and are drawn from the full tapestry of American life". Read More »

Trump announces tariffs on China, tech crackdown ahead of key trade meeting

The Trump administration will announce the final list on June 15, with the tariffs taking effect "shortly thereafter", the White House said. This is a developing story . Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is due to arrive in Beijing on Saturday for talks aimed at cooling trade tensions between the two countries. A crackdown of Chinese investment into "industrially significant technology". Read More »

Livestream Captures Active Kilauea Lava Flow in Lower Puna, Hawaii

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Hawaii County for weeks has had a "mandatory" evacuation order in place for several hundred residents in risky areas mainly at Leilani Estates, but no one is being forcefully removed from their homes. Of the new lava activity Monday, one of the same fissures involved in Sunday's scare, fissure 8, reactivated after stalling. In 24 hours at the weekend, there were up to 270 earthquakes at Kilauea's summit, with four explosions sending ash to altitudes as high as 12,000-15,000 feet. Read More »

Mueller Team 'Will Be MEDDLING With the Mid-Term Elections'

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US President Donald Trump resumed his frequently complaining tweets, now accusing Democrats for investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion instead of looking into more important matters such as his desire to investigate Hillary Clinton and her many campaign controversies. Read More »

Putin says 'all is not lost' to save Iran nuclear deal

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Trending: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In 2014, Putin said he would vacate the presidency by 2024, telling Russian news agency Tass that staying in power any longer would be "detrimental for the country". He also suggested that Trump might have won a few points domestically by exiting the Iran deal. In the meeting with editors, Mr. Putin declined to assess relations between Mr. Read More »

No London return? Chelsea owner Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

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According to the Ynet website, which belongs to Israeli news outlet Yedioth Ahronoth, Abramovich traveled to Tel Aviv on Monday and received documents that confirmed his status as an Israeli citizen. The British government has accused Russian Federation of carrying out the attack, which Moscow denies. Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, his millions of investment bringing instant success though his attendance at home matches has fallen in recent years. Read More »

Malian spiderman gets french citizenship and a job

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I ran and I thought of ways to save him. "The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that's it". "I saved the child and then went inside the building and I was shaking", he told Macron. The father, who was arrested on charges of neglecting his parental duties, was released from custody and reunited with his son on Monday under the supervision of social services. Read More »

India says it will not follow U.S. sanctions on Iran

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While European countries have continued to grant Iran the sanctions relief promised under the 2015 nuclear deal in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear activities, the United States is moving to reimpose tough sanctions on Tehran and has warned that foreign companies that deal with Iran could themselves be punished under the measures. Read More »

Trump lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Shortly after he sent the tweet, Trump faced blowback from critics who accused him of using Memorial Day - which commemorates military servicemembers who died in the line of duty - to focus on himself. "On this soil, on these grounds, beneath those fields lies the true source of American greatness, of American glory and of American freedom", he said. Read More »

Permanent U.S. military presence in Poland would harm European security

Poland's defense minister said Monday that he has held talks with U.S. officials about having thousands of American troops permanently stationed as a deterrent in Poland. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a press conference said, "When we see the gradual expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military structures towards our borders.this of course in no way creates security and stability on the continent", according to Reuters . Read More »

News anchor, cameraman killed when tree topples onto van

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He told them to be careful, too. They said Smeltzer joined the newsroom in 2007 as a reporter. Smeltzer, a native of Virginia, "shot news for more than a decade in our region", Goldsmith said. Until recently, Smeltzer had worked at WSPA, the CBS-affiliated station in the area. He was "a stellar journalist all those years", Goldsmith said. Read More »

Netanyahu: Iran Should Be Denied Any Military Presence in Syria

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Jordan also made it clear that military maneuvers ‎involving Iranian-backed forces could trigger a ‎military confrontation between Iran and Israel. Israeli forces have carried out increasingly intense strikes against Iranian targets in Syria in recent weeks and in the process have inflicted serious damage on the Assad regime's air defences. Read More »

Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency

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Water rescues are being reported in Ellicott City, Maryland . According to officials, no one has been reported missing in Baltimore County and no serious injuries have been reported. In some places the water level has risen above the first story of buildings. Simon Cortes, who owns the restaurant, described Mr Hermond as "a super nice guy", who was frequently out in the community showing support when it worked to rebuild from the devastating flooding that ravaged the former mill town in ... Read More »

Giuseppe Conte refuses to be Italy’s PM - presidential administration

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Conte, 53, a lawyer and political novice, picked for prime minister by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and far-right League seeking to create a coalition government, was given the green light to form his cabinet on Wednesday, but he still had to present a list of ministers that the head of state would agreed to before his government could seek approval in parliament. Read More »

Video Shows NJ Cop Punch Woman in Head

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A video showing police officers wrestling a woman to the ground and punching hear in the head on a Wildwood beach has sparked backlash online. Video of the confrontation, which took place in Wildwood, New Jersey , on Saturday around 4 p.m., has been viewed over 2 million times on Twitter . Read More »

Jaw-dropping scenes from the Ellicott City flood

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Hogan announced two weeks ago that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had granted the state over $1 million to pay for projects that would help reduce the risk of flooding in high-risk areas, CBS reported. "He has not been located despite ongoing searches of the area". "Now, they're faced with the same daunting task again", he added. Local resident Nathan Sowers owns the River House Pizza Co., an outdoor eatery in the old mill town's business district. Read More »

Roman Abramovich can enter United Kingdom after 'getting Israel passport'

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Gal Gadot at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Mr Abramovich is now in Tel Aviv but a spokesman would not comment on media reports that his citizenship had been granted. The Times of Israel said the interior ministry had confirmed Mr Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday and that he had immigrated to the country. His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Read More »

Italy plunges into political crisis after government talks collapse

Matarella said he could not allow an economy minister who wants Italy to leave the Eurozone, reassuring investors who fear the exit of one of the single currency's most important members. Mainstream centre-left and centre-right parties were seen losing further ground in the face of voter anger over the sluggish economy, high unemployment and rising poverty. Read More »

Kilauea volcano lava covers potentially explosive well in Hawaii

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Residents in the Leilani Estates neighbourhood were ordered to immediately evacuate shorty before 8pm on Monday due to a "fast moving lava flow from fissure 7", a statement from the civil defense agency said. It can cause respiratory illness. The three explosions, which began around 12:42 a.m. (1042 GMT), marked the latest bursts of ash and volcanic smog from Kilauea during the fourth week of what geologists rank as one of its biggest eruption cycles in a century. Read More »

Giuliani: Firing Mueller would look too much like Watergate

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Two hours after his Twitter message about the "devastated" lives left in "tatters", Trump lapsed back into the angry tone he displayed in his Saturday Twitter rant, once again accusing the Russian Federation investigation of being "rigged" and referring to Mueller's investigators as " 13 Angry Democrats ". Read More »

New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

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The country will spend 886 million New Zealand dollars (Rs 4,150 crore) over two years on the effort to eradicate the disease. In this May 21, 2017 photo, cows rest in a paddock on a farm near Invercargill, New Zealand. They say numerous cows will be slaughtered at processing plants and used for beef, but some cows will have to be killed and buried on the farms or dumped in approved landfills. Read More »

In Jordan, Israel and Iran secretly negotiate future of Syria

I can safely say that they also reflect the views of others in the Middle East and beyond the Middle East. On Sunday in his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu pledged to continue Israel's campaign against the "aggression" of Iran, stating that he will "prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons" as well as the "establishment of an Iranian military in Syria against us". Read More »

Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

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Although he has been lauded a hero, Seaman said that he is "a person who isn't looking for attention" and that he "did what [he] did that day" because he "deeply care [s] for [his] students and their well-being". "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure", the seventh grader said. In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Read More »

In Italy, Populists' Bid To Form Government Fails After Presidential Veto

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Luigi Di Maio, Italy's 5-star leader said Mr Mattarella's rejection of Mr Savona as economy minister was "unacceptable". He also has emphasized the need to bring down Italy's enormous debt load, which costs about 60 billion euros ($70 billion) a year to service through interest payments, in order to free Italy from market forces. Read More »

Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

Flooding on Main Street in Ellicott City swelled to the point that it nearly reached the top of a stop sign, the Baltimore Sun reported . Residents and business owners, Kittleman said, "are faced with the same daunting task again". But he said both were devastating. Two years ago, 6.5 inches of rain fell on the town in just three hours. Another round of rain is expected Sunday evening, and conditions are rapidly changing, officials said. Read More »

Lava covers potentially explosive well at Hawaii geothermal plant

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A vehicle passes as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure illuminates the night sky, after midnight on Hawaii's Big Island , on May 27, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. A flammable gas called pentane is used as part of the process, though officials earlier this month removed 50,000 gallons of the gas from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions. Read More »

Giuliani rails against Mueller probe

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation - which Donald Trump calls "Spygate" - amounted to a tactic to sway public opinion and limit the risk of the president being impeached. Read More »

Former teacher send Trump error-filled letter back to the White House

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But it's a letter from the White House , signed by President Donald Trump , which has proved a pretty noteworthy correction exercise - and it's attracted plenty of attention. "It didn't address the letter I wrote", Mason said. It was a missive sent by the White House, signed by President Trump. Still, she said that it is disappointing to see such poor prose coming from the White House. Read More »

Real-Life Spider-Man Scrambles Up Building To Save A Dangling Child

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As you can see below, the man manages to scale four stories in a matter of seconds before eventually pulling the young boy, apparently only four years old, to safety. Mr Gassama told journalists he had been walking past when he saw a crowd gathered in front of the building. Cheering onlookers filmed from the ground below as Gassama climbed up to the child and whisked him to safety faster than individuals who were on a balcony above him could reach the toddler. Read More »

France's Macron urges Russian Federation to cooperate in MH17 probe

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Australia and the Netherlands are moving toward taking legal action to " hold Russian Federation responsible" for its role in the shootdown that killed all 298 people on board. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow can not fully trust Dutch findings about the incident as it had not been involved in the investigation . Read More »

PA Presidency Condemns Israeli Ruling To Uproot Palestinian Community Near Jerusalem

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In its ruling yesterday the court said it found "no reason to intervene in the decision of the minister of defence to implement the demolition orders issued against the illegal structures in Khan Al-Ahmar". "Lieberman's decision is an Israeli message to the world, the ICC, the United Nations and human rights organisations that Israel is foiling all worldwide efforts exerted to rescue the peace process", said Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Ireland's landslide victory to legalize abortion called "quiet revolution"

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Ms McMahon said it was hugely important that Irish women needing an abortion would now be able to get safe medical care without having to leave the country. Some supporters had tears of joy running down their cheeks, and many women hugged each other. The large crowd cheered Varadkar as he took to the stage to thank them for "trusting women and respecting their choices". Read More »

Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

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In return, the U.S. Commerce Department will lift a seven-year ban on ZTE buying components from U.S. companies. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined Rubio in calls for taking a hard line against the Chinese tech giant, urging Congress to take action following the latest report. Read More »

Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet

David Mace of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the lava is on the 40 acres of the 815-acre property that house the geothermal wells and the deactivated powerplant. "As long as conditions are safe, we will have personnel on site. We monitor for hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide on a continuous basis", Mike Kaleikini said. Read More »