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Venezuela releases 39 political prisoners

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Critics say the site is used by Maduro to crack down on his opponents. Two weeks ago, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won re-election in a vote widely considered a sham. Ceballos, the ex-mayor of Tachira state capital San Cristobal near the Colombian border, was stripped of his post in 2014 after the court said he encouraged violent protests and failed to remove barricades set up in the city. Read More »

Trump's net worth fell $100 million over the previous year

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As explained by the Agency, since the state of trump, in particular, has decreased from-for falling of demand for rental space in buildings, Trump Tower and Niketown and declining revenues from its Golf industry. 57th St. "The location of a property affects the rents it can achieve", she said in an email. Trump has claimed his net worth exceeds $10 billion. Miller said Bloomberg's methodology reduces "the value of our prime NY real estate assets". Read More »

Britain may give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: gov't official

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Britain will have a good set of proposals on Brexit policy ready for a meeting of European Union leaders this month, interior minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday, adding that he expected a positive response from Brussels. The meeting of Prime Minister with members of ECI was held with the participation of the British Minister for the release of the United Kingdom from the EU, David Davis, as well as representatives of the companies BP, Nestl, E.ON, BMW, Norsk Hydro, Capgemini and Iberdrola ... Read More »

Trump says he is 'very surprised' about alleged Chinese 'intimidation,' 'coercion'

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He called the U.S. action a "relatively small consequence". The US has, for years, agitated China by claiming a " freedom of navigation ", sailing its warships and conducting flights near the disputed areas of the South China Sea. He said the United States "will continue to pursue a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, cooperation when possible, and competing vigorously where we must". Read More »

Plane carrying 4 crashes off NY, 2 bodies recovered

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East Hampton Police identified the four occupants of the aircraft as Bernard and Bonnie Krupinski, both 70, William Maerov, 22, and the pilot, Jon Dollard, 47. Two bodies were recovered from the scene, WABC-TV reported. Together, Ben and Bonnie Krupinski built a real estate empire worth about $150 million, according to the Post, which included East Hampton restaurants the 1770 House, East Hampton Point and Cittanuova, the latter of which they had been scheduled to dine Saturday evening. Read More »

Rain on way to help douse wildfires in New Mexico, Colorado

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Forest Service spokeswoman Judith Dyess told CNN on Saturday morning that the fire was roughly 3 miles from Cimarron and burning in that direction. Highway 64 is closed from I-25 to Cimarron and State Route 204 is closed in the area. The new fire near Durango can also be seen to the west as well as smoke from the fire in western New Mexico. "We're talking about an average of 1.4 inches of rain in New Mexico". Read More »

Whale dies after eating 80 plastic bags

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The whale was described as "emaciated" and had struggled to eat because its stomach was so full of plastic. The whale was spotted in a canal near the Malaysian border, unable to swim. A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health. Read More »

Man shot by police officer at Germany's Berlin Cathedral

Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told Bild: 'A person has been injured by a shot from a police weapon'. A cordon has been put in place around the cathedral, located in the Mitte borough, a popular tourist area of the German capital. It is believed the man was hit in the leg. It is not known whether anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin's main Protestant cathedral. Some witnesses were taken away to receive psychological counselling. Read More »

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

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Trump further said, in response to questions, that the transformation of North Korea was possible with Kim remaining in power. Trump said it could take several meetings to reach an agreement, but he was convinced that Kim Jong Un was committed to denuclearisation. Read More »

G7 ministers tell U.S. it's up to Trump

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau called Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin . Major trading partners rebuked Trump's multi-front trade offensive while their governments announced countermeasures and legal challenges. With the trade dispute triggering one of the biggest crises in the G-7 since the group's formation in the 1970s, frictions are poised to spill over into next week's meetings in Charlevoix, Quebec that Trump will attend. Read More »

Melania Trump still hasn’t been seen after her hospital stay

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It has been more than three weeks since First Lady Melania Trump made her last public appearance when she joined the President at Andrews Air Force Base to welcome home hostages from North Korea on May 10th. Trump's condition. However, she recently tweeted that she was "working hard" and "feeling great", but some believe that the FLOTUS didn't write it. Paolo Zampolli, a longtime pal of Melania's, told the Associated Press she "wanted to spend some quality time with her family". Read More »

Trump’s Lawyers: Obstruction of Justice Legal If You’re President

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Trump again claimed Saturday that his campaign did not collude with Moscow and tweeted: "When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end?" Before the Times published its story on the letter, Trump accused Mueller and the DOJ of "leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media" and suggested authorities should be investigating Democrats instead. Read More »

US singled out by G7 allies over tariffs ahead of summit

European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström has called the approach "pure protectionism", and described it as illegal under WTO trading rules. An even higher-stakes trade dispute is playing out on the Pacific Rim. Behind closed doors, Mnuchin listened but spoke little, saying instead the discussion could continue at next week's G7 summit in Quebec, Canada at which Trump is expected to participate, according to several sources briefed on the talks. Read More »

Pedophile who threatened to kill president running for Congress

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HuffPost also asked him specifically about an essay he wrote about father-daughter incest and another in which he wrote about raping his ex-wife repeatedly. Ed Gillespie, last year's Republican nominee in the gubernatorial race, cited Larson's candidacy as a reason that restoring rights to felons was a bad idea and faulted Democrats who supported the move. Read More »

Climbers Dead After Fall From Yosemite's El Capitan

Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident around 8:15 a.m., according to the National Park Service . On May 21, a man died on Half Dome after he slipped and fell during a thunderstorm in the last 400 feet of the climb, where hikers grasp cables to scale the summit. Read More »

French far-right party getting new name to boost its appeal

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More recently she has been trying to win over leaders of other rightwing groups ahead of European Parliament elections next year, so far without success. Speaking at a party meeting in Lyon, leader Marine Le Pen sought to reassert her authority following her defeat by President Emmanuel Macron last May. Read More »

Pakistan’s ex-chief justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as caretaker Prime Minister

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President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Nasir-ul-Mulk. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi spent a busy last day in the office attending the National Assembly's farewell session, addressing a news conference highlighting his government's achievements at his office and presiding over separate meetings of the Economic Coordination Committee and the Federal Cabinet. Read More »

Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

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She said voters don't trust the judgement of Ford, who has not released a fully costed policy platform. "Today's announcement from the Premier changes nothing for me - this is an election I plan to win", Thibeault said in a statement Saturday. Read More »

Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump can not be forced to testify

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Before the Times published its story on the letter , Trump accused Mueller and the DOJ of "leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media" and suggested authorities should be investigating Democrats instead. The memo is an assertion of presidential power and another front on which Trump's lawyers have argued that he can not be subpoenaed. Giuliani said in an interview that Trump is telling the truth but that investigators "have a false version of it, we believe, so you're trapped". Read More »

US slams China on South China Sea island weaponisation

U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 2, 2018. "We do not see it as a militarization by going through what has traditionally been an global water space", said Mattis of the USA ship movements through the South China Sea . Read More »

Ireland Gives Britain Two Weeks To Produce Brexit Border Proposals

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London suggested earlier this month that it would be willing to extend the use of European Union tariffs as a backstop if there were delays in ratification of a Brexit deal to avoid a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, adding the government did not want to use that option. Read More »

China dispatches low-level official to safety convention

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China has lambasted as "ridiculous" Washington's claims about alleged militarisation of the South China Sea, after the U.S. military said it would confront China's actions in the disputed waters."Hyping up militarisation in the South China Sea by some people in the USA is quite preposterous", said China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a daily press briefing on Thursday. Read More »

US, China discuss American exports in ‘friendly and frank’ meetings

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On Saturday President Trump insisted on Twitter that the United States had been "ripped off by other countries for years on trade". Mr Trump has also complained about barriers U.S. No joint statement was issued at the end of Sunday's meeting in Beijing , and there has been no response to the Chinese comments by the U.S. side. Read More »

Idaho teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle charged

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The charge against science teacher Robert Crosland was filed in Franklin County Friday, almost three months after the incident that sparked uproar across Idaho and beyond. The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture when it learned there was no permit for it. "I am not upset". I felt like it was the more humane thing for Robert to do than to just leave it (the puppy) to die. Read More »

Malaysia's leader expresses regret over ending MH370 search

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The Seabed Constructor ship Ocean Infinity used to conduct its search for MH370. The total area covered, in a little over 3 months of operational days, is far in excess of the initial 25,000 square kilometers target and nearly the same area as the previous search achieved in two and a half years. Read More »

What to Expect From Singapore Summit

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Trump confirmed the meeting with Kim Jong Un scheduled for June 12 in Singapore will go forward as planned; although, he said it will only be a starting point. Kim Yong Chol , who delivered the letter to Trump on Friday, also met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . "I think you're going to have a very positive result in the end", the president. Read More »

Forecasters Lower Predictions as Hurricane Season Begins

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The university's Tropical Meteorology Project also reduced its forecast for major hurricanes - those with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher - from three to two. Storm Season 2018 has arrived. With the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially commencing on June 1 and lasting until November 30, residents-especially those who live by or near the coast-should stay informed of what's expected and how they can prepare. Read More »

Students graduate from Texas school where shooting killed 10

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Trump "met with us privately and showed sincerity, compassion, and concern on making our schools safer across the nation", she wrote in a Facebook post after the meeting. "And you know, the president wants to extend his condolences and talk about the issue of school safety", Shah told Fox News Channel. Trump first raised the idea of arming teachers in the wake of February's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Read More »

Trump signs bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs

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As he distributed pens after signing the bill at a small table, 8-year-old Jordan McLinn of Indianapolis, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, waited to embrace the president, drawing laughter in the auditorium when he put his elbow on the table and held up his chin. Read More »

Final weekend of Ontario election campaign gets underway

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Meanwhile, Windsor-Tecumseh candidate Remy Boulbol said in a written statement that Wynne has been an "inspiration to me as a woman looking to enter politics", and that the Liberal platform remains best for Ontario. If you think about it, why would you allow Liberals to hold the balance of power in a minority government, when 80 per cent voters have already rejected them retaining power anyway? She also declined to endorse the Tories or NDP. Read More »

US millionaire built deadly secret tunnels over 'North Korea' fear

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Prosecutors say the tunnels were supposed to be part of a bunker Beckwitt wanted to create because he was anxious about nuclear war with North Korea . He would make him wear blacked-out goggles after picking him up from his home in a rental auto. Beckwitt's home where Khafra died is located on Danbury Road in Rockville, near Bethesda. Read More »

Florida Jury Awards Family Of Man Killed By Police $4

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She called the police to report a noise complaint and two deputies, Christopher Newman and Edward Lopez, were dispatched to the spot. The incident occurred in January 2014 after one of Hill's neighbors heard loud music coming from his garage. Read More »

Golden State Killer documents: Police took DNA from trash, vehicle of suspect

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Police say he committed a series of crimes attributed to the so-called Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. With one hand over his head and the other in his pocket, the Ransacker suddenly pulled a gun and fired a round, striking the cop's flashlight. A judge ruled this week that heavily redacted search and arrest warrants should be released to the public after media organizations sought to have them unsealed. Read More »

Vehicle crashes onto field during baseball game, 1 killed

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One witness captured video of the auto as it entered the field and did a loop behind home plate. The driver then "sped toward the open main gate" and hit a pedestrian as she fled the scene, investigators said . Witnesses say Parkhurst was pushing players out of the way before he was hit. "... Let's come together to show community pride and help these boys feel safe to return to their beloved field". Read More »

G7 asks Mnuchin to convey 'concern and disappointment' on tariffs

That summit, which will be hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , will also mark Trump's first visit to Canada as president. "That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable". "But we need to respond". "We are concerned that these actions are actually not conducive to helping our economy - they actually are destructive". "This was the G7", said Mnuchin. Read More »

Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

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The victims include famed forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt , who was involved in several high-profile cases , including the investigation into the death of Ramsey in 1996. The law firm that employed Sharp and Anderson released a statement on Saturday. The sergeant said he didn't have information that would indicate a serial killer is behind the shootings. Read More »

Nationalists back in power in Catalonia, say target independence

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His successor, the Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez was officially sworn in as prime minister on Saturday . The move comes a day after conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was dismissed by Spain's parliament . According to the extraordinary powers granted to Spain's central government by the Senate, the large degree of self-rule enjoyed by the region would be returned once it formed a government after a new election. Read More »

Ireland to draft abortion law within weeks: Health minister

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The pills were delivered to the campaigners outside Belfast Crown Court by an "abortion robot" operated from within the Netherlands. Organizers didn't say whether the women were pregnant, noting that it would be illegal for them to take the pills if they were. Read More »

First lady stays behind on Trump's Camp David weekend

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It was a "successful procedure", President Donald Trump tweeted on her first day at the hospital. "Most of us don't even know cursory information about her - I would bet most people don't even know her home country". Reporters turned to look at the spot he indicated - but there was no first lady in sight. And with that, he launched into an exploration of possible reasons why Melania Trump appears to be laying low and if the press- for some unknown reason - is covering for her and the ... Read More »

2 more months to restore power in Puerto Rico

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In Texas and Florida, which were hit past year by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, state and local response efforts were already in place and running smoothly, Long said. Chan School of Public Health". And with Friday's official arrival of hurricane season , Dávila wonders whether Puerto Ricans will be better prepared. Read More »

Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies

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Police said the marchers were defying a government order that bans assembly of more than four people in the city. Fierce clashes broke out in several places in the city. Meanwhile, separatists have called for a shutdown on Saturday in the Valley over security forces "excesses". Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict in Kashmir, which both India and Pakistan claim in full. Read More »