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Russian establishment chalks up Trump summit as a win for Putin

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Trump said in that meeting is now memorialized on Russian tape and will be utilized by Putin against Trump", the former Central Intelligence Agency director said. Former Vice President Joe Biden said Trump's news conference with Putin was "beneath the dignity" of his office. Finally, Mueller's dozen-Russians indictment "alleges that Americans - including at least one individual who was closely connected to the Trump campaign - had contact with the charged conspirators", the blog Lawfare ... Read More »

JK: 5 dead, 29 injured in landslide

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Of these 33 patients, 6 who are seriously injured are being managed in the Intensive Critical Care Units, 4 of whom were operated last night by the Neurosurgery Team of the Hospital. Most of the dead and injured belonged to Jammu district, the officer said. "My heart goes out to all those who lost their dear ones in the tragic incident", Omar Abdullah said and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families. Read More »

Brexit tensions as Tory rebels back a second referendum

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Labor MP Stephen Kinnock said in the debate: "By capitulating to their proposals she is accepting that the Chequers deal is now dead in the water". Theresa May is facing the possibility of another Commons defeat after attempting to bring forward MPs' summer holidays in the middle of the latest Brexit political crisis with the DUP among many parties indicating they will vote against the move. Read More »

Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India

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The Missionaries of Charity, established in 1950 by Mother Teresa - now Saint Teresa of Calcutta - declined to comment on the inspections but earlier said the congregation was appalled by the baby-trafficking claims. Approximately 2,300 child care institutions have been linked to CARA since December previous year, but about 4,000 are still pending for linkage. The Missionaries of Charity hasn't been in charge of organising adoption in India since 2015 due to disagreements with government ... Read More »

The EU head hits back at Trump calling them a 'foe'

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At a press conference Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump said not to expect a "Perry Mason" moment where his Russian counterpart owned up to the interference. The final question of the press conference asked Vladimir Putin whether Russian Federation had compromising material on Donald Trump . The two men were to meet alone apart from interpreters before a working lunch with aides. Read More »

Theresa May is pleasing no one with her Brexit balancing act

The worldwide trade secretary told the BBC that feelings were running high but calls from some Tories to stay in a customs union, which will be voted on later, would send completely the wrong message to the EU. Lib Dem leader Vince Cable told the Independent: "With the Tories languishing in a state of civil war, Theresa May is running scared of a leadership challenge with plans for an early recess". Read More »

Boeing starts air show with order for jets worth $4.7B

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Farnborough and the Paris Air Show account for a quarter of annual industry orders. Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and Carbon dioxide savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. Read More »

Trump Lists Russia, EU, China As ‘Foes’ Ahead Of Putin Summit

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He now heads to Helsinki for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin . He cited his historic meeting last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as well as meetings he's had with China's Xi Jinping. He described US allies in Europe, where he recently visited, as "afraid about what our president might agree to", and he told reporters he "very much" shares their worries. Read More »

Davis tells MPs to back altered Customs Bill

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Mrs May bowed to Brexiteer demands earlier to stem a threatened uprising on the Customs Bill. No 10 then argued that that European Union had only ruled out collecting United Kingdom duties and tariffs at its border, and it would be necessary to have other reciprocal financial systems with the European Union to refund businesses in the event that there were differing customs arrangements between Britain and the 27-country bloc. Read More »

USA general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterized'

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In his statement calling for direct talks, Taliban chief Akhundzada stressed that the withdrawal of "occupying forces" is the "only path" towards peace. "Our Secretary of State, Mr. (Mike) Pompeo, has said that we, the United States, are ready to talk to the Taliban and discuss the role of worldwide forces", Nicholson said during a visit with Afghan provincial and government representatives in Kandahar, according to the news agency. Read More »

Michael Cohen trolls Trump over Russian Federation summit

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russian Federation, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the US establishment. Mr Putin was not amused. Just the two of them, each with a translator. Indeed, the question came up at the news conference itself. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters in Finland have been urging Mr Trump to focus on human rights ahead of his visit. Read More »

Iranian militias test Israel with advance on Golan Heights

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Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control. They included rebels from the broader province, said Abdel Rahman. They usually follow ferocious military campaigns and sometimes stifling sieges that effectively force rebels to surrender. Read More »

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann resigns over Theresa May's Chequers Brexit plan

Her authority has been weakened with the resignations of major figures Boris Johnson and David Davis and a series of lesser officials who disagree with her Brexit plan. Theresa May claimed the Chequers agreement had not been changed, but the climbdown has prompted a furious row across Conservative benches. "The inevitable effect of the parliamentary arithmetic is that she will need to change it to keep the party united", he told BBC television. Read More »

Trump sits down with Putin after denouncing past USA policy on Russian Federation

The president specifically called out a planned natural gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Germany, Nord Stream 2, which flows under the Baltic Sea. "He feels very strongly about it and has an interesting idea", without elaborating. 'Trump may have thrown a couple of testing the water semi-grins at Putin and even what looked worryingly like a wink at one point but as the cameras were turned off the pair sat immobile in their seats with none of the after-photos chatting that they did at ... Read More »

Ex-minister backs new Brexit vote as eurosceptics pressure May

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Theresa May has triggered fury from Conservative remainers after caving in to pressure from pro-Brexit Conservative MPs to accept a series of rebel amendments to her customs bill. He told Today: "The amendments are to a Bill that is created to prepare for the world after Brexit, to be able to establish new customs regime that will be necessary". Read More »

May's Brexit plan to scupper Britain-US trade deal

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Mrs May said Mr Trump's self-declared "brutal" option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue Brussels, shedding light on his mysterious suggestion that has hung over their talks and his four-day visit to Britain. When pressed by Morgan about how his mother would feel, the president said of the visit, which has been plagued by protests, "She'd be very proud". Read More »

Heat warning issued for east and south Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

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Scattered thunderstorms are roaring into the region Monday afternoon, Environment Canada says, severe weather that could bring heavy rain, large hail and gale-force winds with it. One week after a damaging storm blew through Sudbury, Environment Canada has issued another severe thunderstorm watch for the Nickel City and surrounding area. Read More »

Rain sticks around in Central Georgia

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Today we'll have the chance of spotty showers/storms all day although it's possible we may get a break from mid morning to early afternoon. Highs will be slightly cooler, upper 80s-low 90s. Tuesday Night .Mostly cloudy. Showers/storms possible. It will be partly cloudy across the metro with highs in the mid 80 and a light east wind. Lows in the lower 70s. Read More »

7-year-old hit, killed crossing I-94 in Romulus

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Dessandra Thomas was pronounced dead after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross I-94 in Romulus, Mich ., her mother told FOX2 Detroit . The 7-year-old girl was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, Shaw said. The victim's mother told WXYZ she was devastated over her daughter's death. Read More »

Explosive devices thrown at ex-Sinn Fein leader's home

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland said officers were "dealing with two incidents at two separate addresses in west Belfast ". The peace deal largely ended three decades of violence in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists who wanted the region to join the Republic of Ireland and pro-British unionists who wanted it to remain British. Read More »

Lava bomb injures 23 on tour boat in Hawaii

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Four passengers onboard the boat were taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center , according to the Hawaii County Fire Department. Some passengers told Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources that the boat was outside a safety zone established by the coastguard . Read More »

What do May's critics say of her and her Brexit plans?

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Actually no . We're going into negotiations with them", Mrs May disclosed. He told a press conference at Chequers on Friday that he had given advice to Mrs May over dealing with Brussels which was "too brutal" for her. Trump, however, said he loves how much power and influence the social media platform gives him. "I am afraid that I think the current trend of policy and tactics is making that look less and less likely". Read More »

United Kingdom parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan

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Earlier in the day, before May's concession became public, Scott Mann, the MP for North Cornwall, became the latest Conservative MP to resign a junior government post over the Chequers deal in a rolling protest from concerned backbenchers. Eventually, the government accepted compromise amendments. Conservative former Cabinet minister Ken Clarke told MPs that the Government's adoption of ERG amendments was "directly inconsistent with the white paper of a week ago". Read More »

Angry Indonesia mob kills hundreds of crocodiles in revenge attack

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Sugito's age was variously given as 31 in the Post and as 48 by Manullang. "A local resident heard him shouting for help but [.] Sugito was found dead", she said. The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed by one animal from the site. "The crocodiles were caught and dragged outside and stabbed to death. Read More »

Dan Coats, DNI, invokes 9/11 in warning of potentially crippling cyberattacks

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Russian Federation has been the most aggressive foreign actor, but cyber threats also are coming from China, Iran and North Korea as well as criminal networks and individual hackers, said National Intelligence Director Dan Coats . Coats said that in the run-up to mid-term elections later this year, the United States has not yet seen electoral interference similar to that experienced in 2016. Read More »

Putin Does Not Deny That Russia Has 'Compromising Information' On Trump

Putin, speaking at a joint press conference with the U.S. leader following a private meeting, said this would "restore quiet to the Golan Height, and restore the ceasefire". "The United States is not to blame", Sasse said. "It is obvious to everyone that bilateral ties are going through a hard period". Instead, it sent around word of Trump's interview remarks after Sen. Read More »

Russian charged with infiltrating U.S. political groups under Kremlin direction

Mariia Butina is accused of acting as an unregistered agent on Russia's behalf between 2015 and 2017, in collaboration with "others known and unknown, including an official of the Russian Federation", according to the complaint. She arranged dinners in Washington and New York City and tried to develop relationships with American politicians in order to establish "back channel" lines of communication to "penetrate the USA national decision-making apparatus to advance the agenda of the Russian ... Read More »

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

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Lighthizer said. Both China and Europe have stressed the need for trade differences to be addressed through the WTO, but the United States has said China's unfair policies are too urgent and too big for the trade body to handle. The U.S. says its tariffs on steel and aluminum are fair but that the other countries' were not. The Financial Times reported meanwhile that the Trump administration has rejected an European Union call for an exemption from fresh USA sanctions on companies ... Read More »

North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

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Kim denied expanding and said the construction at the missile factory is only preparing the facility for heavy rains, according to the report . Instead, Pyongyang requested an announcement of the formal end to the Korean War. But Pentagon officials cautioned it is unclear just how much North Korea is preparing to hand over. According to a copy of the report seen by The Washington Post , U.S. Read More »

Another Tory MP quits from Theresa May's government over Brexit

However, the danger to the Prime Minister was underlined by the disclosure that Brexiteers had set up a Whatsapp group to co-ordinate voting tactics, organised by ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker, who quit over the Chequers plan. "It's time we shared their confidence". "Some people are saying they want to vote in the trade bill to keep us in the customs union". She added: "I have always said I'm in this for the long term". Read More »

Germany says it can 'no longer completely rely on the White House'

The President added that "Russia is a foe in certain respects". But that doesn't mean they are bad. It doesn't mean anything. It means that they are competitive. "Well, I think we have a lot of foes". He also again complained "it's a very bad thing for Germany" that the country depends on Russian gas, for which it is paying "billions" to Moscow. Read More »

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

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However, Mrs May continued to insist a deal was possible during a press conference with the President the next day - when he suggested she could take a different approach to negotiations with the EU . The two leaders have disagreed on how May should handle the exit from the bloc, with Trump frequently haranguing her to hurry the process. The comments shocked many in Britain - even May's opponents - and couldn't have come at a worse time for the British prime minister, who is facing a crisis ... Read More »

Former UK Cabinet secretary seeks new Brexit referendum

But Brexiteers criticised the proposal and warned it would "extend the uncertainty" over Britain's divorce from Brussels. Amid rising backbench anger, MPs are set to vote today on a series of Commons amendments meant to wreck her Chequers plan for a "common rule book" covering a new "UK-EU free trade area". Read More »

Officers shot in Kansas City

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US 40, Chief of Police Rick Smith said . Police then engaged in a standoff with a suspect, who was barricaded inside a house. The shooter fled in a vehicle with another individual who was driving. Two witnesses, Carl Bradley and Lemmie Dean, who were in a nearby motel, said they heard five gunshots coming from the direction of the restaurant. Read More »

Putin summit kicks off in Helsinki

Putin has been late for past meetings with the pope and British queen, among many others. The Kremlin has played down expectations for the summit. Heading into the summit, Trump denounced the American news media as the "enemy of the people, " despite constitutional protections for freedom of the press. Read More »

Donald Trump opens up about his conversation with the Queen

Trump's interview with Good Morning Britain was broadcast Monday. Defending her co-host, Susanna declared: "To all journos furious about the [Piers Morgan] interview with Trump: you can pat yourselves on the back for the brilliant interview you didn't do with the President". Read More »

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

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Gerard also objected to Kavanaugh because he would "deny women their right to abortion after he tried - ultimately unsuccessfully - to prevent an undocumented minor who was in government custody from obtaining the procedure". Sen. Joe Manchin , D-W.Va., walks with his phone on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Washington. President's Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Read More »

Parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan

Amid rising backbench anger, MPs are set to vote on Monday on a series of Commons amendments meant to wreck her Chequers plan for a "common rule book" covering a new "UK-EU free trade area". May spent the weekend defending her plan, and did so again in a speech at Farnborough airshow Monday, insisting it would protect trade in goods with the European Union and avoid border checks in Ireland. Read More »

Trump has "low expectations" for Putin summit

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Just days after the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller yielded indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents - the first time Russian government officials have been charged for efforts to interfere with the 2016 election - Trump said that seeking assurances from Putin that the charged individuals would be extradited to the United States to face the charges was not at the top of his mind. Read More »

19 dead in Chinese chemical plant explosion

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The injured are in stable condition and an investigation has begun, state news agency Xinhua said. Photos circulating on social media showed plumes of smoke coming out from the remains of the building. According to the corporation's business profile, the facility's work in producing pharmaceutical components may have involved amino acid derivatives and peptides, fluorine chemicals, or the solvent Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether. Read More »

Russian Agents Used Illinois Computer To Hack Dems In 2016, Indictment Alleges

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Donald Trump plans to go ahead with a Helsinki summit and private meeting with Vladimir Putin days after 12 Russians were indicted for interfering with the American Democratic election process in which Trump was the ultimate victor. "I will absolutely, firmly ask the question, and hopefully we'll have a good relationship with Russian Federation", he told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May . Read More »