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Dominic Raab: Britain making plans for a 'Brexit no deal'

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In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Raab also suggested the divorce bill could be used as leverage in the talks with Brussels. Raab met Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, for the first time on Thursday and is due to go to Brussels next week for more discussions. Read More »

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler: Putin is 'playing with' Trump

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Trump on Tuesday said on Twitter that he believed Russian Federation intends to sway the November U.S. congressional elections in favour of Democrats . U.S. intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the November 6 congressional races. Republicans overall still say they approve of the president, as do white evangelical Christian voters. Read More »

FBI Releases Documents On Suspicions Of Russia Ties By Former Trump Aide

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The newly released documents say that intelligence officials believed Page may have been targeted for recruitment by the Russian government in their efforts to interfere in the US presidential election. "So bad for our country!" In response, Tapper quoted from a letter written by Page in August 2013 in which he described himself as having "had the privilege to serve as an informal adviser to the staff of the Kremlin" in preparation for the G-20 summit of the world's leading and ... Read More »

Amber heatwave alert issued

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She said: "We've had this blocking high pressure that's affecting the weather over the British Isles". Becky Mitchell, Met Office meteorologist, said temperatures of 35°C were forecast for Thursday in East Anglia and London, adding: "There's potential it could go even warmer than that". Read More »

Boys rescued from cave become Buddhist monks in training

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British divers found them July 2 and a three-day effort to rescue them ended successfully July 10. They survived for nine days on water dripping from rocks before they were discovered on a muddy mound by divers. The Thai government has imposed a ban on media speaking to them for 30 days. British expat Vern Unsworth, who was living in Thailand and had experience of the caves where the boys became stuck, was also part of the rescue operation and met the PM. Read More »

He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference

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Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Washington and Moscow agreed there was a need for another Putin-Trump meeting after last week's summit in Helsinki , but said Russian Federation had not yet begun any practical preparations for a new summit. Read More »

Kuwaiti social influencer unapologetic over domestic worker comments

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And we don't know what she'll be doing on those days, with her passport on her. "It would be more valuable if she can visit the Philippines to witness the appalling poverty. French brand M. Micallef and British-based Chelsea Beautique have also both parted ways with the blogger, with a spokesperson from M. Micallef telling the news outlet: "We are absolutely shocked by the behaviour of Sondos Alqattan, and we deeply regret the relationship with her, which we are terminating with immediate ... Read More »

Michael Cohen Tapes Are Now in the Hands of Prosecutors

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The news of the 12 recordings comes after Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, confirmed Mr Cohen had taped conversations he had with Mr Trump where they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who has claimed she had an affair with Mr Trump. Read More »

Pizza Delivery Man Pablo Villavicencio Freed From Immigration Detention

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Villavicencio applied to stay in the US after he married a USA citizen, with whom he has two young girls. Villavicencio was not in court. New York Gov. "Is he a flight risk?.Is justice being served, or are we just doing what we want to?" "Why do we want to enforce the order?" In a letter to the ICE office in NY, the Democrat said Villavicencio's "expedited removal serves no legitimate public safety goal and the circumstances leading to his arrest and detention raise serious legal and ... Read More »

Supported Brian Kemp wins GOP nomination for Georgia governor

Kemp now faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in November, which is sure to be a race that pundits across the country will be watching very closely. The NRA had thrown their support behind Cagle, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV reports . The race garnered national headlines for its combative nature, as well as for a damning audio recording that former candidate Clay Tippins released that put Cagle in a negative light. Read More »

Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto

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Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said an assailant opened fire with a handgun around 10 p.m. local time in the popular Greektown area, shooting 13 people before exchanging gunfire with police officers. Fiaz Khan, who lives in the same complex as the family, said Hussain would say "hello" but not much else and he often wore a cap and black clothes. Read More »

Hundreds missing as hydropower dam collapses in Laos

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It said more than 6,600 people have been left homeless. Images today showed villagers stranded on the roofs of submerged house and boats carrying people to safety. The remaining 10 percent of power would be sold to the local grid under an agreement between the PNPC and the Electricite du Laos. Work on the $1.02 billion dam started in February 2013 and was scheduled to be completed later this year. Read More »

Bannon launching foundation to boost far-right in Europe

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The populist bloc could gather up to a third of 705 deputies' seats (MEPs) to be decided in elections over the next year. Mr Bannon and Mr Kassam said their plan was to use their new movement to organise a major turnout of nationalist and populist voters in European Parliament elections which take place in all EU member states next May. Read More »

Trump 'very concerned' Russians will meddle to help Dems

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It shouldn't be surprising that just days after Trump declared that he had confidence in US intelligence agencies, he would attack them. Following Mr Trump's controversial meeting in Helsinki on July 16, where he was seen to give credence to Mr Putin's denials of Russian interference in the 2016 election despite the findings of the USA intelligence community, Mr Trump invited the Russian leader to visit the US. Read More »

Police identify Canada shooting suspect as Faisal Hussain

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He was reportedly found dead in an alley after a shoot-out with police on Sunday night. Police say 29-year-old Faisal Hussain is responsible for killing an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl in a Sunday night shooting spree at Toronto's Greektown district that is littered with restaurants and cafes. Read More »

Trump calls Russian election meddling claims "big hoax"

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Trump's tweets landed as he continues to try to reassure the country that he accepts that longtime foe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of USA intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

18-year-old Killed on Bart

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Suspected killer of Nia Wilson arrested for MacArthur BART stabbingCowell was arrested Monday night. Rojas said investigators were trying to determine what led to the attack. Wilson said she told her sister she loved her. Schaaf said she wants to be mindful of the tensions in Oakland and there is no room for hatred in the city. Read More »

5.8-magnitude quake hits Iran

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There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damages. Rescue teams have been sent to 40 affected villages, Kerman province Red Crescent spokesman Hadi Soltani told the student news agency ISNA. Houshang Bazvand, governor of Kermanshah province, said that most of those injured who received treatment did not require hospitalisation, the television station said. Read More »

Athens wildfires: 20 dead and at least 69 hospitalised

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A lot of them were tourists who had tried to find refuge but did not make it. Authorities said they would be making use of an unmanned drone from the U.S. Military drones remained in the air in the high winds to help officials direct more than 600 firefighters on the ground. A senior fire chief went on state TV to appeal to people to leave the area of Kineta west of Athens after some tried to stay on their properties. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Clothing Line

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She pointed to Nordstrom's decision to ditch Trump, which came shortly after Trump announced his first muslim travel ban, and more recently Hudson Bay, the Canadian retailer which severed ties after Trump's imposition of tariffs on Canadian goods. Read More »

White Helmet rescue workers still trapped in Syria

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The reports say they were transferred to Jordan and would travel on from there to Britain, Germany and Canada. The source said the attack is an attempt to cover up the collapse of "terrorist organizations in Daraa and Quneitra provinces, as the Syrian Arab Army advances to end the presence of terrorism in the southern region". Read More »

Israel downs Syrian fighter jet that breached its airspace

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Syrian forces have been battling rebels and IS militants at the frontier with Israel for weeks in a campaign to restore President Bashar Assad's rule over southwestern Syria. The camera showed an Israeli post 440 yards away. It said there had been an increase in fighting across its northern border, including intensified Syrian Air force activity. Read More »

Daredevil Becomes 1st Person to Ski Down K2

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Daredevil Andrzej Bargiel has become the first person to ski down the world's second-highest mountain, the Polish national said Sunday. Even Bargiel himself abandoned a ski attempt in 2016 after encountering unsafe conditions. He used one rappel to descend above the infamous Bottleneck, and had to wait in Camp 4 for a few hours for weather to clear. Bargiel was supported in this project by his brother, Bartłomiej - whose drone skills recently helped rescue Scottish mountaineer Rick ... Read More »

Three dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto

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He was in the city's Greektown neighborhood when he opened fire on Danforth Avenue. The family claimed Hussain had suffered from severe mental illness as well as from "psychosis and depression his entire life". The police would not immediately identify the motive behind the shooting. Sunday night's shooting came just days after Toronto police began an anti-violence initiative that saw an additional 200 officers working the night shift in the city - a response to an especially violent ... Read More »

Trump Continues With Claims That Page FISA App Discredits Mueller Probe

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The president in his tweets also quoted Tom Fitton, president of conservative watchdog Judicial Watch , which obtained the documents under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. He later said he meant that he had no reason to believe that Russian Federation "wouldn't" have interfered in the election. "It was a solid application and renewals signed by four different judges, appointed by three different Republican presidents", said Rep. Read More »

Israeli army targets fighter jet over occupied Golan

Israeli officials said Netanyahu rebuffed as insufficient a Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km (62 miles) from the Golan lines. TEL AVIV-Israel shot down a Syrian jet fighter that entered Israeli airspace, its military said Tuesday. Read More »

Congress pushes back against revoking clearances

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The idea apparently came from Republican Sen. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky tweeted earlier Monday that he was planning to raise the issue of revoking Brennan's clearance at a meeting with Trump. If he chooses to do it for political reasons, I think that's a bad precedent and it's a really sad commentary and it's an abuse of the system". "And it's an abuse of the system". Read More »

Law keeping United Kingdom under European Union jurisdiction will continue to apply after Brexit

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The former Labour MP added, "His problem is not with EU27 or Michel Barnier but with his own Tory party and as a devout pro-Brexit MP he can work what to say to them". Conservative MP and former Brexit Minister David Jones said: "It would appear they are now prepared to write a blank cheque or a series of blank cheques that the European Union can continue presenting at their own discretion". Read More »

Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet

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Mr Trump's furious tirade came after Mr Rouhani warned the USA via the country's state media that the "mother of all wars" would take place if the nation maintained its hostilities towards Iran. The Iranian Army Ground Force chief on Sunday supported President Hassan Rouhani's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz if Iran would not be able to export its oil, saying the strait must be open to all or no one, Mehr reported . Read More »

UK heatwave: 'Stay out of sun' warning angers tourism bosses

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People in Berkshire have been told to stay out of the sun this week as a heatwave hits the country. Matthew Lewis, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "The heatwave conditions will continue much of England through this week, with temperatures possibly into the mid 30s Celsius in places on Thursday and Friday". Read More »

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Jet Fighter

The Israel military said it shot down a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that entered Israel's airspace. The military statement said on Tuesday that two Patriot missiles were launched at the Sukhoi jet after it crossed 2km "into Israeli territory". Read More »

Hydroelectric dam collapse in Laos leaves several dead, hundreds missing

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People find temporary safety refuge on a rooftop, after waters from a collapsed dam flooded their village in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday. The $1.2-billion (€1.02-billion) dam is part of a project by Vientiane-based Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Company , or PNPC, a joint venture formed in 2012. Read More »

Trump wants to strip security clearances from Obama intel officials

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Sanders did not cite specific comments made by any of the officials. US President Donald Trump plans to revoke security clearances for ex-CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama-era critics of his administration. Shortly after Sanders' press conference concluded, Paul tweeted again, this time expanding his argument by saying that Brennan "and others partisans" should have their clearances revoked. Read More »

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: Why won't Britain block death penalty?

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His statement followed a leaked letter published in the Daily Telegraph from British Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The men are suspected of being two of four Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, dubbed "the Beatles " due to their English accents, who took part in the kidnap, torture and murder of Western hostages. Read More »

Satellite images suggest North Korea dismantling key rocket launch site

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For that reason, he believes North Korea is disassembling the facilities as a "confidence-building measure" and a first step toward the Trump Administration's goal of "denuclearizing". "North Korea does not need the Sohae engine test stand anymore if it is confident in the engine design", she wrote on Twitter. "Japan is happy, all of Asia is happy", Trump tweeted . Read More »

Israeli military shoots down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

It was not immediately clear if the pilots ejected before the fighter jet was shot down or what their condition was. "In response, an IDF aircraft fired towards the squad". Iran is Israel's arch-enemy and Netanyahu has pledged to prevent it from entrenching itself militarily in Syria. The Patriot missiles targeted the warplane and took the plane down. Read More »

Isle Of Wight Included In Met Office Heatwave Warning

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Steve Jordan, of the Eastbourne Hospitality Association in East Sussex, said: "We've had long hot summers in the past and I don't remember warnings telling us not to go out in the sunshine". When was last time it was this hot? Above-average temperatures are expected in all regions of the United Kingdom this week, including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, with little prospect of rain. Read More »

Greece wildfires: At least 50 killed, over 150 hospitalised

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Turkey has joined Spain in offering to provide aid, including airplanes and helicopters, to Greece. "I would have liked to see some (reaction) from the state, but we didn't and we won't and that makes me angry". Forest fires are common in Greece during hot, dry summers, according to the news service , with temperatures in the country recently reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Read More »

Oil jumps after Trump warns Iran of grave 'consequences'

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Sanders said. Trump's eagerness to provoke a confrontation with Iran is bound up with his calculation that China must be confronted sooner rather than later. Enough". He has accused the United States of stoking an "economic war" and suggested Iran could immediately ramp up its production of uranium in response, escalating the nuclear threat. Read More »

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

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As the facilities are believed to be important parts of the regime's ICBM program, 38 North says such efforts are a significant step by North Korea. "Our challenge now candidly is to continue to make progress but to make that progress in an environment that is essentially void of trust, and without trust we'll find it hard to move forward", said Brooks, who is the top USA military commander in Korea. Read More »

Britain's new foreign minister warns of no-deal Brexit risk

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Mr Hunt's trip to Berlin for talks with his German counterpart marks the start of a frenetic round of diplomatic activity for Theresa May's Government as the Prime Minister seeks to build support for her Brexit strategy. The last gathering of Cabinet ministers away from Downing Street was at the Prime Minister's Chequers retreat to thrash out a Brexit blueprint - eventually leading to the resignations of David Davis and Mr Johnson. Read More »

Western Wall stone crashes down in Jerusalem

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Experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority were called to the scene to examine the area. "The reason that can cause this is ageing, plants, wetness, water that seeps into the stones". The Western Wall, a retaining wall of the compound where the biblical Jewish temples once stood, is the holiest site where Jews can pray. It is built near piles of boulders believed to date to the time of the Second Temple. Read More »

Wildfire kills at least 50 near Athens, families flee to beaches

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Authorities were trying to evacuate inhabitants, Tzanakopoulos said, while searches for further victims continued. Regional authorities declared a state of emergency in the western and eastern parts of Attica, the greater Athens area, as coast guard boats headed out to rescue dozens of people trapped on beaches by the flames. Read More »