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The US also wanted more stringent criteria for membership and the ability to kick countries that have egregious human rights records off the council, reported CNN . The body has a permanent standing agenda item on suspected violations committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories that Washington wanted removed.
  • Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

    Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

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    Bailiff said it's very possible the deputies were shot with their own guns. Pictures taken by local media show the white van, its doors wide open, parked in a gated portion of the parking lot and surrounded with yellow evidence markers. Rohrer, 35, had been with the department for seven years. King, 44, served for 13 years. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" the Kansas City Police Department wrote on Facebook following King's passing.
  • US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader

    US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader

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    President Ghani telephoned Gen Qamar Friday night - hours after Afghan and American officials formally confirmed the death of the most ferocious chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan , the umbrella of terrorist groups responsible for most violence in the country.
  • US, China firms brace for escalating trade war

    US, China firms brace for escalating trade war

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    The duties, which will make Chinese goods more expensive for United States customers, were imposed "in light of China's theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices", the White House statement said.
  • Battle for Yemen port city resumes

    Battle for Yemen port city resumes

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    An image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen's Houthi rebels on 27 March 2018 shows what appears to be Houthi military forces launching a ballistic missile on March 25 reportedly from the capital Sanaa. Some 8.4 million people in Yemen face pre-famine conditions, according to the World Health Organization. The charity group, CARE International, reported 30 airstrikes in the space of a half an hour Wednesday morning, while warships off Yemen's coast conducted a naval ...
  • Spain opens ports to refugees shut out by Italy and Malta

    Spain opens ports to refugees shut out by Italy and Malta

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    Spain announced Monday that it would allow a ship carrying hundreds of migrants to dock in Valencia after Italy's new populist government turned the boat away in a move described by rescuers as unprecedented. Salvini , who was only recently appointed as Italy's deputy prime minister and interior minister, has taken a hard-line approach against migrants, stating that his country would clamp down on new arrivals.
  • Journalist Shujaat Bukhari killed at Press Enclave

    Journalist Shujaat Bukhari killed at Press Enclave

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    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Shujaat's family members in the hospital last night. "The scourge of terror has reared its ugly head on the eve of Eid", Mufti tweeted. The separatists have also condemned his killing terming it barbaric and unpardonable. "Press Club of India has time and again underlined the threat to the lives of journalists working under hard and challenging circumstances and demanded protection for them", it said.
  • The Trump-Kim peace summit has been downgraded to a half-day

    The Trump-Kim peace summit has been downgraded to a half-day

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    North Korea is seeking a security guarantee - possibly including a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War - and the removal of the US's nuclear umbrella protecting allies South Korea and Japan. A good starting point would be North Korea's agreement to dismantle some nuclear infrastructure within the next six months and declare full accounting of all nuclear materials within a few months, said Michael Mazarr, associate director of the strategy and doctrine at the RAND Corporation.
  • G7 leaders urge Russian Federation to stop undermining democracies

    G7 leaders urge Russian Federation to stop undermining democracies

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    Expelled from the club of rich nations in 2014 after it seized Crimea from Ukraine, Russia has tried to rebrand itself as an Asian power rather than a European one, abandoning visions once eagerly embraced by Putin of a common economic space stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.
  • Julie Bishop 'cautiously optimistic' after Trump and Kim summit

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    Yesterday's summit was the first time a sitting U.S. president had met face-to-face with a North Korean leader. On the heels of his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he hopes to negotiate a "real deal" with Iran over its nuclear program after Washington's renewed, "brutal" sanctions kick in.
  • Woman Arrested After Traveling With Children Inside of Pet Kennels

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    Temperatures in the area reached about 35 degrees Celsius. Leimome Cheeks was apprehended by police after the children were spotted on Elvis Presley Boulevard, in Memphis , yesterday afternoon, Fox 17 News reports. In an affidavit, Cheeks admitted to placing the children in the pet kennels and transporting them from Whitehaven to Collierville to Downtown Memphis .
  • N.Korea's Top Apparatchiks Converge in Singapore

    N.Korea's Top Apparatchiks Converge in Singapore

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    Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt "very good" before being whisked away to his hotel via a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers. The North Korean leader and Singapore's Prime Minister. Trump had called Kim "Little Rocket Man" and threatened to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on North Korea as it conducted several ballistic missile tests in defiance of global warnings .
  • Kim Jong Un impersonator held by Singapore immigration

    Kim Jong Un impersonator held by Singapore immigration

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    As far as we know, his despot father only traveled out of the country by train, and rarely at that, because of fears of assassination. The recently upgraded jet - which has a range of some 5000 miles - is nearly certainly carrying Kim to Singapore, having been used by the North Korean leader for a visit to Dalian in China this year.
  • White House aide who joked about John McCain's ill health is out

    White House aide who joked about John McCain's ill health is out

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    During an internal meeting at the White House last month, Sadler allegedly said that McCain's opinion on the nomination of Gina Haspel as Central Intelligence Agency director was irrelevant because "he's dying anyway". "I did not receive that". Though Sadler apologized privately for her comment, she never did so publicly, as apparently promised. Trump , who was infuriated by the release of the information to the news media, called Sadler and other communications staffers into the Oval ...
  • UN Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Separating Immigrant Children from Parents

    UN Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Separating Immigrant Children from Parents

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    The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Trump administration to " immediately halt " its policy of separating children from their parents after crossing us border with Mexico. Several hundred children crossing the southern US border have been held in custody since October 2017 following an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump when he took office in January 2017, it said.
  • Trump hints at bilateral deals with Canada, Mexico

    Trump hints at bilateral deals with Canada, Mexico

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    That all changed Thursday when Canada, along with Mexico and the European Union, lost exemptions to the US metal tariffs. Canada retaliated against the latest punitive measures last week by proposing levies on $16.6 billion worth of USA exports to come into effect on July 1.
  • Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

    Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

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    On Friday, the count was at 87 homes. The lava produced a massive cloud of steam when it reached the ocean at Kapoho Bay on Monday. Snyder said it was hard to count homes in that area from the air because of steam produced from lava entering the ocean.
  • Indian GDP Rises to 7.7 % in Q4 2018

    Indian GDP Rises to 7.7 % in Q4 2018

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    Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said that, GDP growth has been increasing continuously every quarter with growth of 7.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The moderation in growth was driven by impacts from successive policy shocks of demonetization and the Goods and Services Tax; and the twin balance sheet problem of high corporate leverage and banks' stressed balance sheets.
  • Trump lawyer Giuliani says president can probably pardon himself

    Trump lawyer Giuliani says president can probably pardon himself

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    Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is now investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. He also said the President's legal team planned to challenge any potential subpoena from the special counsel's office as harassment or as unnecessary because the White House has turned over more than a million documents and several witnesses.
  • China warns United States against trade sanctions as talks end

    China warns United States against trade sanctions as talks end

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    Last month, they held talks in Washington and put out a joint statement . Xinhua said China's attitude had been consistent and that it was willing to increase imports from all countries, including the United States. Wilbur Ross sounded upbeat on Sunday after having dinner the previous evening with China's Vice-Premier Liu He. Mnuchin had said on Saturday the USA wanted China to agree to structural change to its economy.
  • Pentagon warns Assad against attacking pro-US Kurdish forces

    Pentagon warns Assad against attacking pro-US Kurdish forces

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    Shamkhani said Iran regards Syria's security as its owns and thus preserving stability in the Arab country is also an achievement for the Islamic Republic. The meeting came just days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to fight Iran " anywhere in Syria ". Gen. McKenzie spoke shortly after Mr.
  • Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

    Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

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    Local residents had earlier been told to stay indoors. A bear also escaped from its cage and was shot dead, a spokesman for local law enforcement told AFP . The animals included two lions, two tigers, a bear and a jaguar, according to several news reports. Wildlife lovers said the case showed wild animals should not be kept in cages.
  • Judge: June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids

    Judge: June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids

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    The June 15 deadline to review documents seized from Cohen was a month sooner than Cohen's lawyers had wanted. The invoice comes a day before the parties are scheduled to be back in court before Wood. If Avenatti had been given standing in the case, Wood said, he would have to "stop in its tracks your publicity tour on television and elsewhere". U.S.
  • North Korean Official Arrives At White House For Meeting With Trump

    North Korean Official Arrives At White House For Meeting With Trump

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    The historic meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un would be the first between sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders. While Cho said an agreement would "not be impossible" to strike during the talks, the run-up to the scheduled June 12 summit has somewhat devolved into a war of the wills over who more wants the meeting.
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Russian journalist lives to tell the tale of his murder

    Leonid Bershidsky: Russian journalist lives to tell the tale of his murder

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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted his congratulations to the Ukrainian Security Service and said he had given an order to provide Babchenko and his family with protection. Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the first separatist war in Chechnya during the 1990s. Babchenko fled Russian Federation previous year, fearing for his life, and settled in Ukraine.
  • Italy weighs new chances for gov't based on vote

    Italy weighs new chances for gov't based on vote

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    Giuseppe Conte addresses a press conference after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome , Italy, on May 31, 2018. That prospect has rocked financial markets, with the euro sinking to multi-month lows on fears that snap elections would lead to a eurosceptic government in Rome .
  • Canada to impose tariffs on US, challenge at WTO

    Canada to impose tariffs on US, challenge at WTO

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    A statement from Mexico's economy ministry says the USA use of a national security justification is improper and that the tariffs affect strategic sectors for North America, including automotive, aerospace and electronics. USA officials announced the tariffs are a result of their failure to win trade concessions . Mexico's ministry of economy pledged to impose equivalent measures, and included a partial list of USA goods that would face tariffs , including pork bellies , cheese, ...
  • Lava from Kilauea 'hotter than ever' after eruption, scientists warn

    Lava from Kilauea 'hotter than ever' after eruption, scientists warn

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    Since then, emergency officials believe almost 2,500 residents have been forced to evacuate as lava continues to flow, consuming everything in its path. The risky fibers - named after Hawaiian fire and volcano goddess Pele - are produced when lava splatter droplets cools rapidly in the air and can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.
  • Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students'

    Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students'

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    Seaman tackled the shooter and subdued him before the shooter was taken into custody. "We could have been killed". We will spend the next days and weeks processing what happened and why. "Jason is out of surgery and is doing well", she wrote Friday afternoon. During the incident teachers reportedly secured the doors with belts, while some students took to prayer.
  • Trump Tweets He 'Wishes' He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    Trump Tweets He 'Wishes' He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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    Gowdy told CBS that Trump is just "expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job". The FBI began its probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians well before Election Day. Trump has publicly criticized Sessions on a number of occasions, a remarkable break from tradition involving presidents and their cabinet members.
  • China urges United States to keep promise on trade issues

    China urges United States to keep promise on trade issues

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    Also on Tuesday, a White House official said the U.S. The White House has gone back on its pledge to back down over tariffs on Chinese goods, announcing today that it will impose duties on $50bn-worth of goods. "Whatever measures the United States takes, China has the confidence, capability and experience to defend the interests of Chinese people and the core interests of the country ", it said.
  • Top U.S. diplomat Pompeo to meet senior North Korean official

    Top U.S. diplomat Pompeo to meet senior North Korean official

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    Kim Yong Chol is a former military intelligence chief and now a vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee tasked with inter-Korean relations. A statement from North Korea's state news agency, KCNA, said Kim expressed "his fixed will" on the possibility of meeting Trump as previously planned.
  • Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

    Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

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    North Korea suggested that Trump made this decision based on Pyongyang's unwillingness to unilaterally denuclearize, as the DPRK has continuously stressed that it was not interested in unilateral demands from the U.S. Kim Yong Chol is a vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee. The source also noted that the statement says: "In order to become a world power that no other countries can attempt to attack, we need to maintain the achievements that we have earned by ...
  • Afghan Officials Say Attack on Ministry Was Repelled

    Afghan Officials Say Attack on Ministry Was Repelled

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    Two other suicide bombers then clashed with the security forces, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, Shapoor Ahmadzai said. Meanwhile, the USA military announced Wednesday that an artillery strike killed more than 50 senior Taliban commanders in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand.
  • 'I'm alive': Russian reporter, Ukraine police faked killing

    'I'm alive': Russian reporter, Ukraine police faked killing

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    Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said the Ukrainian allegedly recruited by Russian agents to kill the reporter had hired an acquaintance to be the gunman. Well known for being a critic of the Kremlin, he also stood in unofficial elections organised by the opposition in 2012, and also denounced Russia's actions in Syria and eastern Ukraine.
  • Trump borrows language of accusers, critics in Mueller tweet

    Trump borrows language of accusers, critics in Mueller tweet

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    The Trump administration has decreed that such attempts will be prosecuted, meaning the adults are detained, and any children who accompany them are separated . HHS decided 792 of those cases merited more attention and referred them to the National Call Center. Some social media users appear to have conflated the figures of unaccompanied minors and those who had been separated from their parents, but the outcry remains significant.
  • The city where roads turned to rivers

    The city where roads turned to rivers

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    The Howard County government says fire and police officials answered 1,122 calls between 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Hermond is a sergeant with the National Guard and an Air Force veteran, according to officials. Hermond and his friends went to help, and that's when, they said, he was pulled under and didn't resurface, Gardner added. With floodwaters receded Monday, revealing the damage in Ellicott City, residents and business owners could see the scope of the next challenge ahead ...