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London Mayor approves Trump baby balloon protest

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However, he said City Hall had "rediscovered its sense of humour - Trump Baby will fly". "That's why my friends and I have made a six-meter-high, orange, inflatable baby with tiny hands and a malevolent, constipated expression on his face, which we intend to fly over Parliament during the president's visit on July 13th". Read More »

In blow to May, UK’s top Brexit official quits government

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The prime minister had been trying to keep Tory Brexiteers happy after a backlash against her European Union exit proposals unveiled last week. On Friday, Davis and the rest of May's fractious Cabinet finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU. Read More »

Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree

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Sunday's decree also reinstated 148 people previously sacked through emergency decrees , while annulling the ranks of some 1,500 retired military and police officers, depriving them of their pensions and passports. Turkish authorities have detained tens of thousands of people, including civil servants, journalists, and teachers in a crackdown on alleged Gulen supporters that followed the coup. Read More »

North Korea Calls Talks 'Regrettable' After U.S. Says Progress Was Made

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The statement , by an unnamed foreign ministry official, was in sharp contrast with the account given by Mr Pompeo as he left North Korea for Japan just hours before. It said the North had raised the issue of formally ending the Korean War, which concluded with an armistice and not a peace treaty, but the US came up with a variety of "conditions and excuses" to delay a declaration. Read More »

Japanese cult leader and followers executed

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He was sentenced to death in 2004 for the attack and other crimes including another sarin gas attack in 1994 in Matsumoto, which killed eight people and injured more than 100 others. "The time has come". "I think they would find it regrettable that they could not have heard the news of this execution". Suga said authorities are taking precautionary measures in case of any retaliation by his followers. Read More »

Amidst trade war, 'Made in China' flags for Trump's 2020 poll campaign

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China aims to tie the fallout from the trade war on President Donald Trump . Tariffs are border taxes charged on foreign imports. There did not appear to be any direct guidance to hold up cargoes, but some customs departments were waiting until they had received official instructions from the central government on whether to start collecting the hefty new import tariffs on hundreds of products, the sources said . Read More »

United Kingdom cabinet proclaims Brexit unity

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Davis's late-night resignation undermined May's already fragile government, which has lost several ministers in the past year over sexual misconduct allegations and other scandals. "He is exchanging (resignation) letters with the PM ", the source said. He was particularly critical of the proposal for a "common rulebook" to allow free trade in goods, saying this "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any ... Read More »

Record-breaking heat wave kills 33 people in Quebec

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The worst heat wave in decades has claimed 33 lives in Canada with another day of scorching temperatures and related smog expected Thursday. "Majority have a chronic disease condition", said Dr. Officials urge people to drink plenty of water and stay in the shade, to go to the neighbors and be interested in their health. "Obviously when we get there and the person may have passed, they're very rarely already with family". Read More »

Anne Frank family tried to escape to US

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Researchers studied letters, tax clearances and other documents like character testimonies and affidavits of support, mapping out repeated attempts by Anne's father, Otto Frank , to get his family out of Europe. Even then, there was no guarantee that the Franks' application would have been approved; during the early years of the war, Americans were wary of accepting political refugees from European countries. Read More »

Four Boys Emerge From Thailand Cave Safely As Rescue Operation Continues

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One of the boys to emerge was a 13-year-old Mongkol Boonpiem, local media has reported. The decision to move the boys using divers has not been taken lightly. Mr Narongsak said that the rescue operation could take a number of days or be halted at any time. For the boys who can't swim, this 4km back to safety will likely take much longer. Read More »

North Korea bucks in nuke talks: 'Our resolve for denuclearization ... may falter'

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Pompeo was speaking after emerging from more than eight hours of talks over two days with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's right-hand man Kim Yong-chol in a Pyongyang diplomatic compound. Pompeo will hold three-way talks with Kono and South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha in Japan later on Sunday. Trump said after the Singapore summit that Kim had agreed to send the remains back to the United States. Read More »

Monsoon could threaten Thai cave rescue operation

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All four boys were said to be in "perfect" condition, and safely transported to a hospital . But, their conditions are unknown. Divers today evacuated six of the 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped at Tham Luang cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai province. Read More »

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

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Barbados' government removed at tropical storm watch. The NHC forecasts the storm to meander off the coast for the next several days. "However, due to the continuing uncertainties associated with Beryl , any possible motion towards the north could bring the system closer to the islands, thus, watches or warnings cannot be ruled out", the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said in its 11am update on Sunday. Read More »

Two US warships move into Taiwan Strait

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Meanwhile, China welcomed Air India's decision to change Taiwan's name to "Chinese Taipei", stressing that foreign companies operating in the country must obey China's law and respect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. China's hostility toward Taiwan has grown since Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party won presidential elections on the island in 2016. Read More »

Trump adviser dodges Roe v. Wade question on Supreme Court pick

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Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who will likely seal his sport to run against McCaskill after an August Republican primary, called the SCOTUS nominee "the defining issue of this campaign". Read More »

European peace activists march against Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation visit

One official who asked to speak on the condition of anonymity said "we're entering with our eyes wide open" but "the ball really is in Russia's court" when it comes to changing their behavior. Asked about transatlantic tensions, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has cited the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 2003 Iraq war as examples of policy disagreements that have been overcome. Read More »

Pennsylvania judge one of four Supreme Court finalist

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More recently, she's written that abiding by precedent is "not a hard-and-fast rule" in the Supreme Court's constitutional cases . In any case, I suppose we'll have to wait until July 9th to find out who the selection is. Dozens of states could criminalize abortion in short order should Roe fall - four states already have " trigger laws " on the books that automatically outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned, and dozens of others have laws that put access to abortion at " high risk ". Read More »

Weapons watchdog: Samples point to chlorine in Syria attack

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It said workers found "various chlorinated organic chemicals" in samples from two sites. Activists, local rescuers and rebels in Syria claim that the Syrian forces used chlorine gas in the attack on April 7 against Douma. The OPCW's fact-finding mission was launched amid global outrage over images of adults and children appearing to be suffering from the effects of a toxic weapon attack. Read More »

Texas mother accused of selling child, trying to sell 2 more

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Esmeralda Garza's alleged attempt to traffick the boy was exposed while cops carried out a search warrant at her home in Corpus Christi, Tx., on Friday. Garza is also associated with the drug trade. Garza is now in custody in the Nueces County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000. Family has not been able to talk to the boy since Friday. Read More »

Woman wounded by train refuses ambulance because it's too expensive

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The reporter recalled the woman feared a $3,000 ambulance bill, but EMS said it would be between $1,200 and $1,900 for her particular situation. "Do you know how much an ambulance costs?" she wept. The incident has since gone viral, for reasons that tell two different stories about America in 2018. According to a police report obtained by the Globe , the woman was eventually taken to the hospital shortly after the incident where it was determined she did not suffer any broken bones but ... Read More »

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

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According to the Associated Press , immigration attorneys know of at least 40 men and women who were abruptly booted from service after they enlisted under a program that promised a pathway to citizenship. Since 2008, more than 10,000 people have enlisted through MAVNI. Others said they were told they were labeled a "security risk" because of relatives overseas or because their background checks were incomplete. Read More »

England legends react to reaching World Cup semi-finals

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Despite the euphoria, the paper found fault with England's victory. Sweden accounted for the Netherlands and Italy as part of the qualifying campaign, and topped a tough group in Russian Federation that included holders Germany. "We'll just check if there's any reaction to that". Schmeichel praised the sheer variety of England set piece play, which has turned into a " serious weapon " for them at Russian Federation 2018 - three-fourths of their goals have come from the dead ball - ... Read More »

NYPD members from LI recall Statue of Liberty response

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Okoumou , who has had encounters with law enforcement during prior politically charged protests, was ultimately arrested on Wednesday and charged with federal trespassing and disorderly conduct. A member of the protest group Rise and Resist , which hung the banner, told CBS News that the woman who climbed onto the statue's pedestal was a fellow member, CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports . Read More »

Sven-Goran Eriksson says England are benefitting from playing without "enormous pressure"

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The 3-0 win over Mexico in Sweden's final group match is the only time the Scandinavians have scored more than once in their past 11 official games. "I've kind of put my affiliation to Scotland, but I've always followed England's men's team quite a bit". Larsson, who had spells with Celtic and Manchester United during a long domestic career, scored 37 goals from his 106 games for Sweden. Read More »

European shares rise after breakthrough in Merkel migration row

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In May, the Commerce Department started an investigation into possible auto tariffs, and a few weeks later in a tweet, Trump threatened a 20 percent tax on all cars coming into the USA from Europe. Austria is ready to impose new controls but is waiting to see if Germany goes ahead with the proposed new measures on its border, Herbert Kickl, the Austrian interior minister said. Read More »

Paul Manafort asks for trial to be moved to Roanoke

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Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing said Manafort is being held for 23 hours a day because "the facility can not otherwise guarantee his safety" and complained he can not adequately prepare for his upcoming trial, which is slated for July 25. The charges don't relate to the core focus of the Mueller investigation - potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - and prosecutors said in a court filing that they do not intend to raise allegations of collusion. Read More »

Trump's SCOTUS nominee could make or break the Missouri Senate race

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Frist, first elected to the Senate in 1994, served as majority leader from early 2003 to early 2007. The appointment of either judge would broaden that gap to 10 years. Kavanaugh, 53, helped investigate President Bill Clinton as part of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's team and then served as an aide to Bush before joining the U.S. Read More »

Construction worker dies after being swept away by floods in Japan

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Around 168,000 people were ordered from their homes due to the danger of further landslides and flooding, and 1.2 million more were advised to leave as of Friday morning, the Agency added. "My house was simply washed away and completely destroyed", Toshihide Takigawa, a 35-year-old employee at a gas station in Hiroshima, told the Nikkei daily. Read More »

Former Fox News executive joins White House

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He had been a protege of Fox News architect Roger Ailes , and and co-run Fox News and Fox Business with Jack Abernathy after Ailes' ouster amid a string of high-profile sexual harassment lawsuits that began with ex-host Gretchen Carlson's suit against Ailes. Read More »

Mother Teresa's charity sold babies: Indian police

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She was arrested on a complaint filed by Rupa Verma, who heads the Child Welfare Committee's Ranchi unit. "They have said that at least five to six babies have been sold to childless couples", police officer Aman Kumar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation . Read More »

Multiple Wildfires Rip Through California Amid Record-Breaking Heat

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California officials say they are temporarily crossing a hatchery and two other public areas due to their proximity to a deadly blaze near the OR state line. According to CalFire and the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, one person has died in the wildfire . The body of a resident was found on Friday morning in the charred ruins of a Hornbrook home, but authorities were struggling to identify the body. Read More »

Tiny Beryl becomes a hurricane

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Friday. Wind speeds are reported at 65 miles per hour, which have slowed down since Friday night, and is moving west to northwest at 14 miles per hour. The storm's pace should slow and remain off the North Carolina coast through Monday . Projected path of Hurricane Beryl . While the USA doesn't need to be overly concerned with Hurricane Beryl at this time, there is another story that is sitting off the coast of the Carolinas. Read More »

N. Korea regrets USA attitude & unilateral denuclearization demands during Pompeo talks

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North Korea has said that high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Mike Pompeo were regrettable and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressurise the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons. For now though, all attention is on North Korea, a country with little to recommend it in terms of economic heft, but with enormous nettlesome value by virtue of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, which it uses as a threat to invite negotiations. Read More »

Mar-A-Lago Files Request To Hire 40 Foreign Temporary Workers

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These so-called H-2B visas are only issued if employers can prove that there aren't enough " able, willing, qualified and available " American workers to perform the jobs in question, and demonstrate that the arrival of foreign workers "will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed USA workers, according to the Department of Labor ". Read More »

Malaysian PM Mahathir to discuss China mega-projects on August visit

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is greeted by school children during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Bogor, south of Jakarta, Indonesia June 29, 2018. Malaysia's new government said Thursday it was suspending a trio of Chinese-backed rail and pipeline projects in the country, citing concerns over combined costs estimated to run as high as US $23 billion. Read More »

US Navy ready to ensure 'free navigation' after Iran Hormuz threat

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They are trying to present this as a response to an Iranian "threat" to close the area. However, he warned that if the European sides fail to properly fulfill their commitments, Iran would take its own measures to counter the U.S. "We advise businesses that want to keep investing (in Iran), we want to keep payment systems open, and we want to build security through widening the mandate of the European Investment Bank", he said. Read More »

Remember That Nasty Trump-Warren 'Pocahontas' Feud? It's Back

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Teigen tweeted , "how does this dips**t think 23 and me works? where does he think you swab?" Warren, however, was quick to fire back at the president, taking to Twitter tell Trump that "maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying", while turning the focus toward the ongoing controversy playing out on the Southern border following the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy. Read More »

15 dead as heat wave hits Canada

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The number of deaths being attributed to an intense heat wave in Quebec has climbed to 15, prompting public-health officials to warn those at risk to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness. Ottawa Public Health could not confirm whether anyone had died as a result of the heat in the Capital. Mayor Valérie Plante urged people to check on vulnerable neighbours, including seniors. Read More »

Syrian forces reach Jordanian border crossing as rebels negotiate surrender

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Rebels seized control of the crossing in 2015, cutting a major lifeline for Syrian exports and disrupting a major trade route between Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and oil-rich gulf counties. According to rebels, Moscow had previously rejected their demands for a phased surrender of their heavy-duty arms and safe passage for rebels and civilians who did not want to live under government rule to opposition territory elsewhere. Read More »

Trudeau denies sexually assaulting reporter in 2000

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On Aug. 4, 2000, a then 28-year-old Trudeau was in Creston Valley, B.C.to participate in a festival when he allegedly had an improper physical interaction with a newspaper reporter who was covering the event. He said that if he apologized about the interaction - as the Creston editorial says he did - then "it would have been because I sensed that she was not entirely comfortable with the interaction that we had". Read More »

United Nations says more than 270,000 displaced in southern Syria

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The United Nations said on Monday the number of Syrians displaced by the onslaught had already exceeded 270,000, with 70,000 people seeking shelter along the border. The source had said before Wednesday's meeting that the rebels were expected to give their "final answer". Fierce battles were still ongoing around Daraa city , near the Jordanian border, where the army had repeatedly failed to capture a disused air base, rebels said. Read More »

YouTube travel stars killed at Canada's Shannon Falls

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The group, consisting of Cross, Heuser, Charles Ryker Gamble , Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh, and Justis Cooper Price Brown, were the subject of several investigations by the U.S. 1 million followers . They encouraged them to use the hashtag #HOLinspired to pay tribute to Ryker, Meghan, and Alexey, instead. The High on Life team set up a memorial fund on GoFundMe campaign. Read More »