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European Union should help push Iran out of Syria: opposition negotiator

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If not, we're going to resort to. liberating those areas by force, ' he said, adding 'the Americans should leave, somehow they're going to leave". It remains unclear, however, under what circumstances the troops will eventually leave and what will happen to their Kurdish allies, who say they are determined to maintain control over the area. Read More »

Storms kill at least 47 as India temperatures mount

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Authorities have tried to limit casualties by airing alerts on local television channels and by sending area officials to warn residents, especially in remote communities. Many houses and structures were reportedly damaged due to thunderstorms in different parts of these states. As per Skymet Weather, the high-velocity winds also uprooted trees, electric poles and led to power outages in various parts of the affected regions. Read More »

Trump to give 'full pardon' to Dinesh D'Souza

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Tweeted Trump: "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today". The perpetual Clinton & Obama foe had earlier been indicted for illegally using straw donors to make financial contributions to New York Republican senate candidate Wendy Long . Read More »

2014 photo wrongly used to hit Trump policies

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Ivanka posted her image on Twitter as well as Instagram (Don keeps his kid photos strictly on Instagram ), and she probably got greater blowback than her brother. Customs and Border. Singer Halsey has some opinions on Ivanka Trump's latest controversial photo. The caption references U.S. efforts to process 47,000 unaccompanied children at the Nogales center and another one in Brownsville, Texas. Read More »

Trump Finally Tweets Some Good Advice for Himself on Russia Probe

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On a day when he is scheduled to fly to Tennessee for a campaign rally, Trump signed off of his morning tweet storm by saying he has other priorities to focus on, such as the on-and-off again peace talks with North Korea. "This is not good for the American people, and the special counsel's office doesn't seem to have that, sort of, understanding that they're interfering with things that are much bigger than them or us". Read More »

Syria takes lead of United Nations disarmament body, amid USA protest

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Geneva: The United States led a protest Tuesday against Syria taking over the Conference on Disarmament , calling it "a travesty" at a time when Damascus is widely accused of using chemical weapons. British ambassador Matthew Rowland said in a statement that his country found Syrian's CD presidency deplorable, "given the regime's consistent and flagrant disregard of worldwide non-proliferation and disarmament norms and agreements". Read More »

Giuliani says he advised Trump not to fire Jeff Sessions

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When asked whether Trump would fire Mueller if the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director does not file his report by September, Giuliani said that likely will not happen. "I didn't take it because I wanted to be secretary of state". Soon after that, the president told NBC News as well as senior Russian officials visiting the Oval Office that he had done so because of the investigation. Read More »

Police clear out migrant camp in Paris housing up to 1,500

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The special treatment for Gassama comes as authorities prepare to evacuate some 2400 migrants in makeshift encampments in the French capital, the subject of a heated debate between the Paris mayor, who wants to ensure the uprooted will be sheltered, and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who was present at the Elysee. Read More »

High-level U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks get underway in NY

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Kim Yong-chol - a vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea who has the rank of general - is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the United States in nearly two decades. Kim Yong Chol is known to be hard to work with, sarcastic and not sufficiently deferential to his superiors, Leadership Watch said. Last year Trump and Kim were trading war threats and insults after Pyongyang tested its most powerful nuclear weapon to date and missiles which it ... Read More »

US strike kills 50 Taleban leaders

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Another four police and eight civilians, including two children, were wounded in the attack early Wednesday, said Shah Poor Ahmadzai, spokesman for the provincial police chief. According to AP, Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, said a weapon system known as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, which is capable of firing GPS-guided rockets, destroyed a command-and-control position that was a known meeting place for high-level ... Read More »

Alberto triggers mudslides in North Carolina

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About 2,000 people were evacuated for several hours after emergency managers said the Lake Tahoma dam was in danger of "imminent failure". Evacuations are underway in McDowell County, North Carolina as concern grows that a dam on Lake Tahoma could soon give way. Read More »

Viral video shows police officer repeatedly punching woman on New Jersey beach

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The woman-identified by local authorities as 20-year-old Emily Weinman-faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault against a police officer and possession of alcohol. "I tripped and fell and the cop tackled me to the ground and smashed my head into the sand", she wrote. "There are certain points where you have to defend yourself and some points where you're not, they knew this weekend was going to be a little out of hand and I feel like they should have handled it properly", Allison ... Read More »

What is the row over ‘missing’ kids in US?

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In March and April, more than 50,000 people were detained per month trying to cross the southwest border illegally, levels similar to those during the administration of Barack Obama, according to USA government figures. How or why the story resurfaced on social media four years after it was published was unclear. Another former Obama official, Cecilia Muñoz, who served as the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, offered a similar explanation to NPR on Tuesday. Read More »

Greitens to cut plea deal after resignation?

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Greitens said during a news conference that "the last few months have been incredibly hard". Greitens added that he is "not perfect" but insisted that he hadn't "broken any laws or committed any offense worthy of this treatment". Those charges stemmed from an investigation into whether his gubernatorial campaign improperly obtained a list of donors from The Mission Continues, a charity for veterans that Greitens founded and ran until stepping down the year before he began his run for ... Read More »

Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods From Stores

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Nearly after a year since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut ties with the gas-rich country in West Asia, Doha has made a decision to stop consuming goods from its rivals, said a Bloomberg report. It said inspectors would monitor compliance with the policy. He added: "Most of the goods that were formerly imported from the siege countries are now sourced from Turkey, India, Pakistan, Oman Kuwait and other countries, at competitive prices". Read More »

Flash Flood Watch for the Midlands

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Flooding is said to be the greatest concern in coastal areas of the southeastern United States as Storm Alberto nears landfall on the Florida Panhandle on the afternoon of America's annual Memorial Day holiday. Along the Florida Panhandle, tourists vowed Alberto wouldn't dampen their vacations. "So far we've seen a lot of wind and the ocean is really high, covering up the entire beach", Powell said. Read More »

Kim's right-hand man in US for talks on North Korea summit

As Kim Yong Chol arrived in NY, U.S. officials were in Singapore and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, meeting with officials from the North. That suggests Kim might have chosen to first go to NY because it would make it easier for him to communicate with officials in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. Read More »

Pompeii victim crushed by giant rock generates dark humor on the web

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Vesuvius in A.D. It is believed that, due to a leg injury, he was unable to escape when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the city in rock and ash. Stunning photos released on Tuesday show the skeleton protruding from beneath a large block of stone. An anthropologist at the site studied the skeleton and determined it's an adult male over 30 years old. Read More »

Financier Browder says Spanish police release him upon Interpol secretary general’s advice

Formerly a major investor in Russia, Browder has spent the better part of a decade waging an global crusade against corruption in Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. Several weeks prior to when the letter was sent, Browder himself filed a request to a court in Cyprus asking an emergency injunction on the transfer of any data about his activities to Russian Federation. Read More »

Russian journalist fatally shot in Ukrainian capital

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However, he was this afternoon seen alive and well at a press conference. "I had to bury my friends and colleagues many times", Babchenko told the journalists present at the televised briefing at the SBU office. The Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev dubbed Babchenko "a total ass" and said "we're all dunces for falling for this". "It is unlikely that Moscow will calm down". Read More »

Italian president asks economist Carlo Cottarelli to form interim government

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Italy's current President Sergio Mattarella , a staunch pro-EU figure, is reportedly turning to the International Monetary Fund to supply the country with a new compromise figurehead. Italy's president was last night accused of an "appalling" betrayal of the will of his people after ignoring impeachment calls and imposing a technocratic government led by a Europhile. Read More »

Israel, Iran Reach Back-Channel Understandings on Syria Operation

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Israel has always been anxious that any Syrian government advance would bring Iran-backed militias with it to the area near the occupied Golan Heights . Earlier this month, the USA formally withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal , which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Read More »

Dr M says MH370 search may resume if new evidence found

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Speaking on Monday, the Malaysian transport minister, Anthony Loke, said the US-based company had requested an extension to conclude its undersea search for the missing plane. The priority search area in the southern Indian Ocean was based on 'no cure, no fee , ' which meant that payment would only be made when the debris of the missing jetliner was found and confirmed by a third party. Read More »

No, Do Not Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano, Says USGS

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Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has threatened to cover more wells at a geothermal power station as a fresh blast from the crater sent an ash plume nearly 15,000 feet (4600m) into the sky. Authorities are advising residents to minimize exposure to those elements to avoid physical irritation. A decrease in trade winds could also see ashfall in communities around the Kilauea volcano's summit, with ash continuing to erupt from a crater there, the USGS said. Read More »

Victim Crushed by Rock Found at Pompeii

Officials at the archaeological site of Pompeii have discovered the skeleton of a man who was crushed by an enormous stone as he tried to flee the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. A man managed to escape the first eruptive fury of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 is one of the world's most widely known historical natural disasters. About 2,000 people died in Pompeii out of a population of 20,000. Read More »

Financier Bill Browder Arrested In Spain On Russian Interpol Request

Browder said in another message: "Just was arrested by Spanish police in Madrid on a Russian Interpol arrest warrant". On Wednesday, Browder tweeted that he had been arrested in Madrid and taken to a police station. Browder has repeatedly dismissed allegations against him as baseless, politically motivated, and revenge for his work to encourage countries to pass legislation similar to the U.S. Read More »

Moscow denies involvement in murder of anti-Kremlin journalist

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Babchenko's wife found her husband covered with blood in their apartment Tuesday night, with the victim said to have died from gunshot wounds to his back. A number of Ukrainian military officers have also been killed in bomb and gun attacks in the city in the past two years. Ukrainian experts inspect the damaged auto of dead journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev , Ukraine, in July 2016. Read More »

Kremlin Critic Browder Arrested in Spain on Russian Warrant

A few minutes later he sent another: "In the back of the Spanish police vehicle going to the station on the Russian arrest warrant". He then published a photo from the back of the police vehicle, saying the officers would not tell him which police station they were travelling to. Read More »

Tommy Robinson Jailed For 13 Months

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The Contempt of Court Act 1981 protects the integrity of court proceedings in the United Kingdom - it makes sure that defendants receive a fair trial and makes any actions that could prejudice proceedings, (i.e. The court heard the footage had received 250,000 views and a story about Robinson's arrest was the lead article on a national newspaper website. Robinson is no stranger to prison and has a criminal record dating back to 2005. Read More »

Evangelist who wants $54M jet says "Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey"

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In a video posted to his ministry's website last week, Jesse Duplantis , who is based in Destrehan , Louisiana, announced that the Jesse Duplantis Ministry has already paid for his three private jets in cash. Duplantis said he then recalled something God told him in 1978. " That's why we are on that airplane". Beyond the convenience of private jet travel, they said their luxury jets allowed them to stand up on the plane and talk out loud to God-which would be frowned upon or banned on ... Read More »

Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier

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Earlier, a senior member of Hamas said a ceasefire agreement had been reached with Israel. " Many mediations have occurred in the past hours, and we've reached a consensus to return to the understandings of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ", it said, adding, "And we we will be committed to the ceasefire as long the Israeli occupation do". Read More »

U.S. will continue to confront China over disputed islands, Mattis says

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Mattis is stopping in Hawaii on his way to the Singapore meeting so that he can attend the ceremony marking the change in leadership at U.S. Pacific Command. warships sailed by an island in the disputed Paracel Island chain. The Pentagon said the decision to disinvite the Chinese Navy was triggered by what it called strong evidence that China has deployed anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missile systems and electronic jammers to contested areas in the Spratly Islands. Read More »

Trump slams Democrats, 'MS-13-lover' Nancy Pelosi in Nashville campaign rally

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Trump ripped former Gov. Phil Bredesen Jr. At a campaign rally in Nashville, Tenn ., for Rep. Marsha Blackburn , R-Tenn. - who is facing Bredesen in November to replace retiring Sen. "If you want your communities to be safe, if you want your schools to be safe, if you want your country to be safe, then you must go out and get the Democrats the hell out of office, because there's no common sense", Trump said. Read More »

Hurricane Maria killed 4600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

By subtracting the number of deaths during the same period of time in 2016, researchers found that the mortality rate spiked 62 percent during those three months . The tally of 4,645 dead is more than four times higher than a December estimate by the New York Times , which said the actual death toll was probably about 1,052. Read More »

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

He was reportedly shot several times in the back. Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the first separatist war in Chechnya during the 1990s. His memoir, One Soldier's War , chronicles his experiences in the conflict, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands on both sides. He was also vocal against Russia's ongoing military campaign in Syria . Read More »

Israel minister threatens occupation of besieged Gaza as tensions soar

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The attacks on southern Israel were, in fact, another Iranian attempt to spark a new war on the southern border after the failed attempts to invade Israel from Gaza over the past seven weeks. The Islamic Jihad attack on southern Israel came less than a day after Israel and Russian Federation reportedly reached understandings on the presence of Iranian-backed forces on the Golan Heights near the Israeli border. Read More »

Prominent Russian journalist who criticized Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at the apartment on Tuesday and called an ambulance, but he died on the way to a hospital, a police spokesman said. In Russia, officials and politicians criticised Ukrainian authorities for their alleged failure to protect journalists. "Ukraine is becoming the most risky country for reporters", Russian lawmaker Yevgeny Revenko said in remarks carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency. Read More »

Satellite imagery shows extent of Kilauea volcano's sprawling lava flows

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Ten more homes in the path of Hawaii's Kileaua volcano eruption have been destroyed overnight by fast-moving lava, a spokesperson for the Hawaii County Civil Defense told ABC News. Hundreds of people have now been ordered to leave the area on Big Island, majority from the Leilani Estates area. But last week, civil defense authorities acknowledged that at least 200 people have remained in the communities. Read More »

Russian Journalist Critical of Putin Assassinated in Kiev

Babchenko, who became one of Russia's most famous war correspondents after writing a memoir of his service as a conscript in the Chechen wars, went into exile in 2017 saying he had received multiple threats to himself and his family. In a statement, the Russian foreign ministry said journalists were being killed with impunity in Ukraine. Drafted to the army in the mid 1990s at the age 18 while he was a law student in Moscow, Babchenko came of age amid the horrors of Russia's blood-drenched ... Read More »

Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Has Covered Almost 4 Square Miles In Lava

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Places to stayKilauea volcano eruptions:Near-continuous eruptions. "The flow from fissures 21 and seven was widening and advancing", said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the County of Hawaii. "We had one gentleman that had to be kind of rescued". "They need to know their escape routes", he said. A young family from Hawaii's Big Island have lost their home when an unstoppable lava flow from Kilauea Volcano overwhelmed their neighborhood over the Memorial Day weekend. Read More »

Kremlin says Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is pointless

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The tweet appeared to be a reference to the fact that multiple lawyers on Mueller's team, before signing up for the assignment, contributed money to Democratic candidates, including Clinton. Trump also went after Mueller's team of investigators, which involves many registered Democrats, though Mueller himself is a Republican and Federal Bureau of Investigation rules prohibit making assignments based on party affiliation. Read More »

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 »