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Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

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The Security Cabinet was to convene for an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon to deal with the escalating violence in Gaza . Israel's armed forces said dozens of strikes targeted military facilities belonging to the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas , against which it has fought three wars over the past decade. Read More »

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking as summit looms

The spies set up fake personas online to release the stolen documents. The DOJ also accused the 12 suspects of conspiring to hack into the computers of state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and U.S. In a stranger-than-fiction twist, President Trump , shown here with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, is slated to meet Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Israel Under Attack: IDF Pounds Gaza in Heaviest Strikes Since 2014

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Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a residential home. During the night, Palestinians fired more than 30 projectiles into Israel and kept up the attacks on Saturday, firing a further 60 rockets and mortar shells. Read More »

Man cautioned after incident in Salisbury city centre

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Police in the United Kingdom town of Salisbury were called to an incident near a restaurant visited by ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal before they fell ill from nerve agent poisoning, but later said it was a false alarm. "Given the ongoing incident in Salisbury and Amesbury, we are taking highly precautionary measures to ensure public safety". Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed in a park in Salisbury and were hospitalised with exposure to the substance, later identified as ... Read More »

Houston mom sentenced for trying to sell daughter for sex

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Peters was jailed 40 years on the sexual performance charge and 20 years on each of the other two crimes she admitted. Peters was arrested and her daughter was taken to a safe location, officials said . According to the Montogomery County District Attorney's office in Texas , detectives were conducting an investigation into child exploitation in February of this year. Read More »

Jean-Claude Juncker: Germany has European Union president's back despite North Atlantic Treaty Organisation stumbling

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Jean-Claude Juncker is the leader of the European Commission. Footage has emerged showing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker having to be supported by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders after repeatedly stumbling. 'He is taking medication and feels better'. Mr Juncker has previously blamed his unsteadiness on sciatica, which can cause numbness and pain in the legs. Read More »

Symbolic Vote: Lame Ducks in Senate rebuke Trump's tariffs in his absence

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The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump's trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged lawmakers to support Corker's resolution but also pass "actual legislation" requiring congressional consent for the tariffs. Read More »

Israeli drone fires warning missile at arson kite launchers in eastern Gaza

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The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday. Supported by New Zealand/Palestine solidarity group, Kia Ora Gaza , and hundreds of Kiwi donors, Treen will be New Zealand's representative on this humanitarian solidarity mission, following in the wake of Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson who joined the Women's Boat to Gaza two years ago. Read More »

Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC, Hillary Clinton's computers

Robert Mueller's Special Counsel's Office investigation indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses related to the 2016 presidential campaign. Evidence of this includes the mention of state election boards and other non-federal institutions in the document, and its scope, which in essence is a legal attempt to hold the Russian state accountable for wide-ranging intelligence activities. Read More »

Trump, at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, says Germany is 'captive' of Russian Federation

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The 29 allies will restate a commitment made at the Wales summit four years ago to try to spend two percent of GDP on defense by 2024, according to excerpts of the final declaration seen by AFP . Trump is scheduled to meet Merkel at the summit later Wednesday, where White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, speaking to reporters, said she expected the president to reiterate his concerns over the pipeline deal. Read More »

Trump wants 'more American-looking' Air Force One

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Despite Trump's apparent wishes, former White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein believes it's the inside of the plane that's most problematic for him, per People . The historic " luminous ultramarine " color was first designed by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the 1960's. The President requested the planes be ready 2021, at the beginning of his second term - three years sooner than the original plan of 2024. Read More »

After Blasting UK Over Brexit, Donald Trump Says Relationship Very Strong

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The U.S. Embassy in the country's closest ally warned Americans to be aware of their surroundings and keep a low profile during the demonstrations in both England and Scotland (where Trump will spend the weekend). May also downplayed Trump's remarks in the Sun , even while her staff was stunned and members of her party complained about how rude a guest Trump was. Read More »

Cops Suspended After Using A Coin Toss To Determine Arrest Of Speeder

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Despite the fact it came up tails. the cops opted to arrest Webb. Police said there was little dispute over the speed at which Sarah Webb was traveling when we was pulled over last April along Highway 92. But then Wilson suggests a police code for arrest, and the two can be heard laughing. Officer Brown: "Michael Jordan?" Webb didn't learn of the coin flip until investigators for 11 Alive contacted her. Read More »

Sea Shepherd: Icelandic Whalers Slaughter Blue Whale

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However, he added that if the whale was actually a blue whale, it had been killed accidentally - despite claiming the difference between blue and fin whales is 'easy to see'. Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived. "To mistake a blue whale for a fin whale is impossible, this whale has all the characterisations of a fin whale in the ocean". Read More »

Donald Trump was 12 minutes late to tea with the Queen

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In an interview with The Sun , Trump said May's long-awaited blueprint for Brexit , published this week, would "probably kill" any future trade deal between the USA and U.K. The President said the newspaper did not include the "tremendous things" he said about Ms May in the interview. In a newspaper interview published just hours before holding talks with Ms May, Mr Trump said her Brexit strategy would "kill" any chance of a trade deal with the USA and said she had not listened to his ... Read More »

British divers not heroes, just relieved, after Thai cave rescue

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The Philippines on Friday joined the worldwide community in rejoicing with Thailand after the daring rescue of 12 members of a boys soccer team and their coach in a flooded cave complex in the northern part of the country. I want to eat slow-cooked pork leg with steamed rice. "Thank you for all the moral support". Adul Samon, a stateless 14-year-old sent to Thailand for schooling by his ethnic minority parents across the border in Myanmar, spoke in Thai and then in English: "Hello, I ... Read More »

Trump Should Cancel Putin Summit Over Indictments, Democrats Say

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The indictment says the Russian operative told the Trump campaign adviser it would be a "great pleasure" to help the campaign, and later asked that adviser's opinion about a stolen Democratic committee document that was posted online. We have realized this since the attack on Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that Russian intelligence agents stole information on 500,000 USA voters after hacking a state US election board. Read More »

Mother, Daughter Killed by Boulder That Fell From Truck

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Paul, when the massive rock - which was not secured - dislodged from the back of a truck and crashed into their Toyota Avalon, officials said. Kilian said that both women were "loving people", and that Karen Christiansen had been kind and welcoming to him. Read More »

Conservative UK cabinet members quit amid Brexit mess

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he would assess the White Paper to see if it was "workable and realistic" before meeting Mr Raab next week. "What's been positive about this week is we do now have that", he said. However, the jolt has come at an inopportune moment as Britain is engaged in crucial negotiations with European officials to hammer out a deal ahead of an EU summit in Europe. Read More »

United Kingdom leader appoints staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker to key post

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Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis quit at the start of this week in protest over the strategy. Many eurosceptics accused her of siding with the "Remainers" in her cabinet - those who voted in 2016 to stay in the European Union and have demanded a Brexit that would preserve the complicated supply chains used by many of Britain's biggest companies. Read More »

Second Pakistani party criticises 'pre-poll rigging' in election

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Following the controversy created ahead of the release of the book, she had received the death threats as well. Zulfi Bukhari said that Imran Khan is taking keen interest in the ongoing electioneering in Islamabad . According to Reham, he told her that apart from her, the only other person who knew this was his first wife Jemima Goldsmith . "How do you know?" "I have held my hands up and said that this intelligence I don't have. Read More »

United Nations official says N. Korea needs food, medicine, clean water

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The UN official also met with the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam as well as health minister Jang Jun Sang during the visit. "One of the things we've seen is very clear evidence of humanitarian need here", he said in the video, posted to his official Twitter account and the United Nations website. Read More »

North Korea no-shows at meeting to discuss return of United States soldier remains

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On Monday, July 9 Trump made a statement to similar effect when he tweeted "I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake". The letter made no mention of North Korea's plans to denuclearize. North Korea failed to show up Thursday for talks with US officials on returning the remains of American war dead from the Korean War in the early 1950s, a new sign of tension between the two countries. Read More »

The Irish Senate passes a bill banning Israeli settlement imports

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The Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) chief on Wednesday hailed Irish senate vote which imposed a ban on imports of products from territories occupied by Israel. Currently, the country is importing a variety of products from illegal Israeli settlements, including fruit and vegetables, wine, plastics, big brand beauty products such as "Ahava", and others. Read More »

Vaping co-pilot causes plane to plunge 20,000 feet

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News of this incident began to circulate on Chinese social media as pictures of passengers wearing oxygen masks on the plane alarmed netizens. "In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette", China News said. Read More »

Stormy Daniels performs at strip club a night after her arrest

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Daniels was arrested in OH early Thursday on three counts of illegally touching a patron at a sexually oriented business , court records show. Police say two other women were arrested along with Daniels early Wednesday. This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018 , shows porn actress Stormy Daniels . Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti , told MSNBC his client has performed the same act hundreds of times without incident. Read More »

Had Damaging Information On Donald Trump, Says FBI Agent Peter Strzok

In his opening statement , Strzok said he has never allowed personal opinions to infect his work, that he knew information during the campaign that had the potential to damage Trump but never contemplated leaking it and that the focus put on him by Congress is misguided and plays into "our enemies' campaign to tear America apart". Read More »

The Crowds at London’s Anti-Trump Protests Were Enormous

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Updates with additional Trump remarks beginning in fourth paragraph. President Trump on Thursday blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan as soft on terrorism and regretted that he's been made to feel "unwelcomed" in the British capital. after it leaves the European Union. Trump's comments were condemned by British politicians as it delivered an astonishing political knifing of the already embattled May, comprehensively undermining her fragile position in Britain's tortuous negotiations on ... Read More »

In the United States died the ugliest dog in the world

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Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota , said the dog died in her sleep early on Tuesday morning. She showed off a glamorous pink collar and painted nails on the day, paired with a tag that read "big girls drool". She said: "I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass". The English bulldog spent her first five years in a puppy mill in Missouri before she was saved by Underdog Rescue, a nonprofit pet rescue rehabilitation and placement organization. Read More »

May's Strategy Will ‘Kill’ Trade Deal With US

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But there was still a lot of confusion. In denying a query from CNN anchor Jim Acosta, Trump said that "CNN is fake news ". Instead he cryptically said that she'd found his proposal "too brutal". " Donald Trump is in many ways a controversialist, that's his style", Duncan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. May pursued her strategy, the US probably wouldn't sign a trade deal with Britain. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif, daughter arrested after arriving in Lahore

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The rally kicked off at the Lohari Gate in the afternoon and could manage to proceed a few kilometers as party workers struggled to remove cargo containers on their way.Close to the airport, Sharif's supporters clashed with police which otherwise did not stop them from removing containers. Read More »

Five killed in bomb blast near JUI-F convoy

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan condemned the terror attack on Durrani and called the attack "a conspiracy to sabotage the July 25 elections ". He also used the opportunity to again criticize Pakistan's powerful military, which has ruled the country directly or indirectly for most of its 71-year history, saying Pakistan now has a "state above the state". Read More »

Russia's Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader's aide in Moscow

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Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, hailed his country's "strategic relationship" with Russian Federation ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Elsewhere, Velayati said that both Iran and Russian Federation highlighted the need to continue cooperation in the region to support the legitimate governments of Iraq and Syria; President Putin agrees that this cooperation should continue in both the defense and the political ... Read More »

Trump ready to help some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states buy USA arms

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France's foreign minister says Europe will stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to "destabilize" the European Union and derail worldwide cooperation. "pays for 70 to 90% of NATO ". "So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route. If he said something on the side I don't know", Conte said. Read More »

Amesbury poisoning: Novichok source revealed as small bottle

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In a statement on Friday, the Met Police said they had discovered a bottle containing Novichok in Rowley's home. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of United Kingdom counter terrorism policing, said further traces of the substance could still remain in the area and urged people to continue to heed health warnings. Read More »

Canada part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation communique affirming defence spending target despite PM's remarks

Tusk also noted that the European Union has helped the United States on numerous occasions, sending troops to fight and die in Afghanistan and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "I don't know that is what they voted for". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation released new figures on Tuesday, revealing that only five North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members are projected to meet the spending target of 2 percent of GDP on defense. Read More »

USA threatens to sanction companies involved in Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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It is unusual for Trump to express concerns about Russian behaviour and his remarks were a sharp departure from positive comments he made Tuesday about how Russian President Vladimir Putin poses less of a problem for him than his miserly North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies or the European Union's pending Brexit breakup with Britain. Read More »

Canada To Lead NATO Training Mission In Iraq

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Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis said that despite the great distance separating the two countries, cooperation between Canada and Latvia is a lot better than is the case with plenty of countries that are a lot closer to each other. Read More »

Britons back Trump on airing Brexit views

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Fresh from sending North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into crisis talks and ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, Trump shocked Britain's political establishment when he criticised May's plans for ties with the European Union after Britain leaves in March. Read More »

What is NATO and why is President Trump slamming it?

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On Thursday, Trump told a press conference in Brussels Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an "enemy" but rather a " competitor ", according to Time . NATO , a pillar of the global order, emerged from a two-day confrontation with President Donald Trump on Thursday intact but distracted and shaken, a further challenge to the alliance as it faces an expansionist Russian Federation and growing authoritarianism among some of its own members. Read More »