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French President survives no-confidence motions

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The vote confirmed his majority after a video of Macron's chief bodyguard beating up a protester went viral last month, reported Reuters . Lawmakers of Macron's centrist LREM party and its allies gave final approval to the bill on Monday, while MPs on the left and right abstained from the vote. Read More »

Labour anti-Semitism row: Momentum withdraws backing for Peter Willsman

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for appearing on platforms with people whose views he "completely rejects". Corbyn also has received personal criticism for his past appearances alongside alleged anti-Semites and for some of his statements, including a 2010 speech in which he compared Israel's blockade of Gaza to Nazi Germany's sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad during World War II. Read More »

Catholic Church Changes Doctrine To Oppose Death Penalty

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Previously a Catechism of the Catholic Church had allowed the capital punishment in rare cases. The Vatican explained in a letter that the new policy follows an evolution of thought rather than a contradiction, the AP reported . But Pope John Paul II, who came before Benedict, generally advocated for imprisonment instead. Francis has long railed against the death penalty , insisting it can never be justified, no matter how heinous the crime. Read More »

Mexico governor says 'no fatalities' in Aeromexico plane crash

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The governor told The Associated Press that a gust of wind hit the plane shortly after takeoff, causing it to lose speed and hit the ground with its left wing. The aircraft was carrying 101 people on board, including 97 passengers and 4 crew members. Survivors said the plane burst into flames after it hit the ground but stayed mostly intact. Read More »

Largest king penguin colony shrinks 90% in 30 years

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The shocking extent of the population decline, described as "massive" and "unexpected" by the French researchers, was revealed in satellite images and aerial photographs taken from a helicopter. What's more, the progressive decline of the colony suggests a gradual, long-term decrease in the colony rather than a sudden blow to the population. According to CNN , the decline appears to have begun in the late 1990s, around the same time as an El Niño event, which drove fish and other creatures ... Read More »

Outrage after man punches woman he harassed in public

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Ms Lagurre said she went home after the attack, but then returned to the café to take witness statements. The video, from surveillance camera of a cafe, was given to Laguerre by the owner, she said . I looked at him straight in the eyes. When the man got angry he threw an ashtray at Laguerre, which missed her by inches. Speaking to Le Parisian, Marie said: "I felt hatred". Read More »

Donald Trump: 'Collusion is not a crime'

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Rudy Giuliani launched a fresh defence of his boss, President Donald Trump , on Monday. President Trump argued Tuesday that collusion can not be a criminal offense, but he doubled down on denials of any wrongdoing. Legal experts said that working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a US election could violate multiple laws. Asked about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's upcoming trial, Giuliani told Alisyn Camerota that Mr Manafort "was not involved with ... Read More »

Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead

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During his summit with Trump, Kim also agreed to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" in return for Trump's promise of security guarantees. But it is not clear if those remains have been repatriated as well. The North Koreans provided enough specifics about where each suspected body was found that USA officials have matched them to specific battles fought from 1950 to 1951, although not necessarily individuals, he said. Read More »

Thieves steal Swedish royal crowns, flee in motorboat

The jewels were stolen from the Strängnäs Cathedral , located in a small town west of Stockholm , on Tuesday. The crowns, plated in gold and encrusted with jaw-dropping stones and pearls, once belonged to Queen Kristina and King Karl IX and were originally buried with them but later exhumed. Read More »

Judge stops 3-D guns hours before U.S. release

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Some background: In 2013, Cody Wilson , the founder of Defense Distributed, uploaded on his website the design files he used to create the first fully 3-D-printed gun . President Donald Trump said that he is looking into the situation. They are also harder to detect than normal guns, which are generally made of metal. Read More »

Wildfires scorch homes, land - and California's firefighting budget

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The Carr Fire was 35% contained early Wednesday, Cal Fire said. Josh Lister and his family lost their home and belongings after the fire swept through Redding, a city of nearly 100,000 people. Most of the devastation occurred on the night of July 26, when gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped the Sacramento River and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent towns in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region. Read More »

Pope Francis accepts Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's resignation

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In May, he was given a one-year sentence for failing to report allegations of abuse by a priest in the 1970s. The Vatican said on Saturday that Pope Francis accepted McCarrick's resignation from the College of Cardinals and ordered him to live "a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial". Read More »

North Korea Returns Remains of Korean War Dead to US

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Washington and Pyongyang remain at odds over US demands that the North give up its complete nuclear arsenal before concessions would be granted, versus the North's call for early sanctions relief. This is not the first sign that Trump's summit with Kim was practically meaningless. Mr Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and agreed to a pledge to "work towards" the "denucleariasation" of the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Two Americans cyclists among four dead in Tajikistan hit-and-run

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This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. This grab taken from video, made available by Aamaq news agency of the Islamic State group, shows five men sitting on a hill against the backdrop of a black-and-white IS flag and declaring allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read More »

Tommy Robinson wins appeal over contempt sentence

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He was jailed for 10 months in May after pleading guilty to contempt of court for a Facebook Live webcast he conducted while a rape trial was taking place at Leeds Crown Court. The broadcast breached United Kingdom law, as the courts had put in place an order mandating that the trial not be reported until proceedings had finished. Read More »

Druze women, children kidnapped by IS in Syria's Sweida

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While the Britain-based Observatory four women had since managed to escape, another two had died. The IS has not claimed responsibility for the kidnappings and no details about them could be found on its propaganda channels. The jihadists are demanding the release by the Syrian government "of detained IS-linked people, whose numbers are now being negotiated", said Radwan. Read More »

Duterte leads destruction of smuggled cars in Cagayan

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He said the destruction was meant to show the country as a place of investment and his strong stance against illegal importers. The officials reportedly destroyed Jaguars , BMWs and a Corvette Stingray worth around $1.1 million. Duterte, who is two years into a six-year presidential term, changed government policy regarding illegally imported cars. Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have launched a preliminary examination to assess whether crimes against humanity may ... Read More »

Voter ID required to stop Democrats' push for non-citizens to vote

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The station says the rally was meant to back two Florida Republicans before primary elections. DeSantis is facing off against state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's August 28 Republican primary. Florida, where Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club rises amid manicured greens and gently curved palm trees, is something of a second home for the president, who has dubbed his membership-only retreat "the Winter White House". Read More »

Basic income program cut 'devastating' for recipients

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That government had targeted involving 1,000 participants in the Thunder Bay area, with a total of 4,000 across Ontario. The PC Party has now introduced an accelerated 100-day deadline to develop and announce a "sustainable" social assistance program. Read More »

Donald Trump calls on Jeff Sessions to stop Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends President Trump's latest Russian Federation probe tirade. In several inflammatory tweets, Trump escalated his attacks on the investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller , that includes examining whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation and whether Trump has obstructed the probe. Read More »

One Soldier, Four Militiamen Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Philippines

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The military however said there was still no basis to conclude that it was a case of suicide bombing or it was carried out by a foreigner. "Although we are not discounting them entirely, all of these are just pure speculation at this time and are now the subject of an investigation being conducted by a joint team of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and PNP (Philippine National Police)", he said. Read More »

U.S. states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns

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Although the Austin-based company said it would start allowing downloads on Wednesday, the blueprints for at least one gun have been posted on its website since Friday. 'Already spoke to NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense '. Trump said, without specifying which part of the argument he was referring to. "There are 3-D printers in public colleges and public spaces and there is the likelihood of potential irreparable harm", Lasnik said at the end of a one-hour hearing on the lawsuit . Read More »

Trump demands Russian Federation probe end 'right now'

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Mr Trump also said that Mueller is "totally conflicted". Trump's latest Twitter tirade came on the second day of the trial of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank and tax fraud charges , which stemmed from the probe but were not directly related to his time on the campaign. Read More »

Trump Retweets Video of Supporters Chanting 'CNN Sucks' at Reporter Jim Acosta

SANDERS *defends* Trump supporters berating journalists: "The president thinks the media holds a responsibility". 'While we certainly support freedom of the press, we also support freedom of speech. Trump has attacked the press in a number of tweets in recent days - as he characterization of the "fake" news media as the "enemy of the American people" has shifted to a more emotional broadside. Read More »

USA says remains returned by North Korea likely American

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Asked about the report , the Pentagon declined to comment. Since late last month, a series of USA intelligence reports indicating that the North is increasing the production of enriched uranium, a key component for nuclear weapons, have been leaked to the U.S. Read More »

Trump praises Italy's immigration policies at meeting with Conte

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The president's comments suggest he continues to believe that an election-season showdown over immigration would fire up his base and boost his party's chances of holding power in Congress. Trump also described the Iran nuclear deal, which he pulled the U.S. out of in May, as "ridiculous" and a "waste of paper". Earlier in the news conference, Trump touted the success of his "great" meeting earlier this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Trump Calls for Photo ID for Voting at Florida Rally

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But despite the president's words, it's pretty common knowledge that anyone can go into a grocery or convenience store and buy food without showing photo ID. Trump is praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicts: "He's going to be your next governor". "Voter ID!" Trump declared at the campaign style rally Tampa where he was allegedly stumping for GOP Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis . Read More »

Paul Manafort trial: jury selection under way

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Although the case against Manafort has little to do with his time running the president's campaign, it will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence Mueller's team has spent the year accumulating. " Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders", Mr. Trump tweeted . Prosecutors plan to produce almost three dozen witnesses during the trial, including Manafort's former associate Richard Gates, who is ... Read More »

Opposition supporters mass in Zimbabwe capital in tense wait for election results

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It suggested there was a deliberate effort to delay announcing the results, reflecting deep suspicion about the panel presiding over the election. The presidential result has yet to be declared. One person was shot dead by Zimbabwean soldiers in the capital city Harare on Wednesday after troops were deployed to quell protests over this week's presidential election, witnesses told a Reuters photographer. Read More »

Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor

Photo IDs are required for certain purchases, such as alcohol , cigarettes or cold medicine. Scott is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. He explained his belief that people need a physical form of identification for just about everything in the country, including grocery shopping. Read More »

Trump calls on Jeff Sessions to end the Mueller investigation Summer Meza

Trump called Mueller's probe "a bad situation" that should be stopped "before it continues to stain our country any further". Trump also called the probe a "terrible situation". "Why didn't government tell me that he was under investigation", he tweeted in part. "These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion - a Hoax!", Trump wrote. Read More »

Three dead after small plane bound for PEI crashed in Maine

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The plane departed from the Pembroke Airport in Pembroke, Ontario and had was scheduled to finish the journey at the Charlottetown airport in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. "We already knew there were no survivors", he said. State police said they were assisting local police at the crash site, which was in a grassy field area outside the airport. Read More »

Trump calls Manafort prosecution 'a hoax'; calls on Sessions to fire Mueller

Top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff. Trump has repeatedly pressured Sessions to end the investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and tried to smear Mueller and his team of investigators. "I think President Trump's far better off to endure this [investigation] publicly". Five of these individuals have pleaded guilty, including three former Trump advisors, although none of the crimes they have admitted to directly relate to collusion with ... Read More »

More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

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Sunday morning's tremor was followed by two strong secondary quakes and more than 60 aftershocks, damaging more than a thousand buildings. One local trek organiser described how rocks rained down on two Spanish hikers and their guide as they were caught on a mountain trail. Read More »

Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue

The Economic Freedom Fighter's deputy president Floyd Shivambu ridiculed Ramaphosa's announcement that the ANC supported the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution of South Africa , saying the announcement demonstrated a "capitulation and surrendering to the demands of the people". Read More »

Cambodian opposition leader calls for protests

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Although 20 parties are contesting the polls, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a credible challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was dissolved a year ago by the Supreme Court . "Hun Sen another chance to continue his historical mission", he said. "For the first time in the 25 years since the elections organized by the United Nations in 1993, Cambodia lacks a legitimate government recognized by the global community", he added. Read More »

Royal Family crown jewels STOLEN in Sweden as suspects chased on motorboat

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The crown jewels were on display in Strangnas Cathedral situated 100 kilometers from Stockholm . Police said that the cathedral has been closed so "technical examinations" can be carried out after the theft . 'We have some different information about how exactly the boat looked. Police said the thieves could have fled further on jet skis, adding it was only a theory. Read More »

Tension brews in Zimbabwe as opposition disputes election results

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission results showed the winning party picked up 109 seats, affording Mr Mnangagwa a huge majority over the opposition, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), who have picked up 41. The longer it takes for Presidential results to be released, the more there would be questions about credibility. Even though the election passed peacefully, several water cannon trucks patrolled outside the central Harare headquarters of the MDC as its red-shirted supporters danced ... Read More »

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson freed after judges quash contempt ruling

It was the second time Robinson had breached court orders, having narrowly avoided jail in May past year over footage he filmed during the trial of four men who were later convicted of gang-raping a teenage girl. Robinson was detained outside Leeds Crown Court after using social media to broadcast details of a trial which is subject to blanket reporting restrictions. Read More »

Washington, 7 other states file suit to block 3D printing of firearms

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Separately, attorneys general in 21 states urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday to withdraw from the settlement with Defence Distributed, saying it "creates an imminent risk to public safety". Soon after, the US State Department demanded he remove them or face prosecution for violating federal export controls. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit Tuesday jointly with the AGs of Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, ... Read More »

North Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs

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The Hwasong-15 is North Korea's longest-range ballistic missile, capable of carrying a large payload to likely all of the contiguous United States. "We see them going to work, just as before", a United States official told The Post . Read More »

Splash-happy Canadian van driver fired for soaking pedestrians

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Ever been splashed on a rainy day, as a passing driver decides it'd be utterly hilarious to drive through the puddles at the side of the road and leave you in severe need of a tumble dryer and a towel? A van driver was captured on camera purposely driving through deep puddles to drench pedestrians. Read More »

Former Trump Campaign Chair Goes on Trial

Westling asked Devine about Manafort deputy Richard Gates, specifically whether it was part of Gates' job to manage Manafort's business operations in the US while he was overseas, as well as to handle the business side of things in general. Read More »

Hunt for cathedral raiders who seized Sweden's crown jewels

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Thieves in Sweden nicked a priceless and irreplaceable set of crown jewels from a cathedral on Tuesday afternoon, successfully evading police boats and helicopters in the process. Queen Kristina , who ruled Sweden from 1632 to 1654, and Karl IX , the King of Sweden in 1604-1611, were buried wearing the now-stolen crowns, but the regalia were later put on display for churchgoers. Read More »

Mamata Banerjee asks Rajnath Singh to amend NRC or bring new bill

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All opportunities will be given to all claimants to establish their eligibility. They settled in Assam , which borders the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the north and Bangladesh to the south and is home to several rebel groups. Every resident's papers and antecedents have been checked. "This is a draft and not the final list", he told reporters here. Citizens getting their documents verified at the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Read More »