• 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 ...
  • PLOT TWIST: Russian Journo ‘Murdered’ By Kremlin Agents…Is Alive

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    Ilya Ponomarev, a former Russian lawmaker who also moved to Ukraine, said Wednesday that Babchenko continued being threatened after he settled last fall in Kyiv, where he worked as a host for the Crimean Tatar TV station. At the event, he also shared his fears prior to leaving Russian Federation, comments that would prove to be eerily prescient given Tuesday's shooting outside his home: "For years I thought I'd be arrested", Babchenko said then.
  • DPRK, US officials hold talks on Kim-Trump summit at Panmunjom

    DPRK, US officials hold talks on Kim-Trump summit at Panmunjom

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    Coming after a surprise meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the move was the latest sign that the on-again, off-again Trump-Kim summit may yet go ahead as planned. North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programmes as a deterrent against perceived aggression by the United States, which keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea , a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean war, which ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
  • South Korea's Moon Jae-in may join Trump, Kim for Singapore summit

    South Korea's Moon Jae-in may join Trump, Kim for Singapore summit

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    During Saturday's inter-Korean summit, the Korean leaders agreed to "positively cooperate with each other as ever to improve ( North Korea )-U.S. relations and establish (a) mechanism for permanent and durable peace". Both the State Department and South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the American and North Korean officials have been engaged in talks at the Korean village of Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ.
  • 'Once in 1K Years' Flood Hits Maryland City Again

    'Once in 1K Years' Flood Hits Maryland City Again

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    Kittleman says he considers the damage worse than the flooding two summers ago that claimed two lives. In addition to the flooding in Ellicott City, flooding was also reported elsewhere in Howard County and in neighboring Baltimore City and county.
  • Italy's 5-Star considers election alliance with League

    Italy's 5-Star considers election alliance with League

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    It had been feared that the populist coalition's proposals for a flat tax rate, allied to increased public spending, could a further explosion in see Italy's already soaring debt, breaking European Union rules. Separately, right-wing leader Matteo Salvini indicated in remarks to supporters Sunday that he had refused to submit to a presidential veto of his choice of a euroskeptic economy minister.
  • Cyclone Mekunu Hits Southern Oman, Kills Two

    Cyclone Mekunu Hits Southern Oman, Kills Two

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    Eight people were also missing as Cyclone Mekunu caused flash flooding that tore away whole roadways and submerged others in Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, stranding drivers. Rageh Bakrit, the governor of the al-Mahra province, said strong winds had destroyed houses and taken out communication lines and water services. Civil defence officials said a man and a 12-year-old girl were killed, while three Asian nations were missing after the cyclone hit Oman's Dhofar and Al-Wusta ...
  • High turnout in Ireland as voters decide abortion referendum

    High turnout in Ireland as voters decide abortion referendum

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    The Women's RIghts Foundation, a Maltese non-governmental organisation that has supported the Irish Yes vote, said it will refrain from commenting until the Irish referendum results are official. "I took it really personally, this vote, and said I'm going to come out today and vote for what I believe in". Abortions after 24 weeks are allowed only if the woman's life is at risk or the child would be born with a severe abnormality.
  • Evicted 30-Year-Old Michael Rotondo Says His Parents Aren't Good People

    Evicted 30-Year-Old Michael Rotondo Says His Parents Aren't Good People

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    The Rotondo's even offered their son money to find another place to live and fix his broken auto that sits in front of the home. The judge heard Rotondo's parents started serving him written eviction notices February 2, and in a series of notes that followed they even offered him assistance including help finding an apartment, assistance with a vehicle issue and $1,100 to help with the cost of moving and living expenses.
  • Irish Vote by Landslide to Repeal Abortion Ban, According to Exit Polls

    Irish Vote by Landslide to Repeal Abortion Ban, According to Exit Polls

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    Ireland adopted the ban in 1983, but support has waned as the country has grown more liberal, legalizing divorce and gay marriage. In short - it looks likely Ireland will shortly be making abortion freely available to women. As the Irish people vote today on repealing the Eighth Amendment to their constitution and so legalising abortion, Judith Woods says in the Telegraph that "repeal would allow unrestricted terminations of pregnancies for up to 12 weeks, thereby bringing it into line ...
  • Lava flow closes in on Hawaii power plant

    Lava flow closes in on Hawaii power plant

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    Methane gas is a result of the lava burning plants and trees. The gas "can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated" or "emerge from cracks in the ground several feet away", the USGS said. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Mike Poland says small ash explosions are coming from the summit intermittently as lava keeps flowing into the ocean.
  • Trump boosts pressure on Justice Department in Russian Federation probe

    Trump boosts pressure on Justice Department in Russian Federation probe

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    If the administration can not function, the burden of this constantly shifting investigation will give rise to a narrative that any failure was due to the Mueller diversion - that the Trump administration was stabbed in the back. The details continued to be fluid Thursday. Trump said that lawmakers will probably be troubled once they see documents regarding the use of the source.
  • WikiLeaks Suspect Identified But Not Charged With Leak

    WikiLeaks Suspect Identified But Not Charged With Leak

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    A former Central Intelligence Agency employee has been named as a suspect in the 2017 leak of the so-called " Vault 7 ", which contained information about secret Central Intelligence Agency cyber weapons, hacking tools and spying techniques.
  • Woman detained after feces-throwing incident at Tim Hortons

    Woman detained after feces-throwing incident at Tim Hortons

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    Tim Hortons said in a statement that the woman's actions resulted from the employee denying the woman access to the restroom because of "past behavior" and to protect others in the restroom, CBC News reported . She threw the napkins at the employee as well. While in the act, the guest at the restaurant could hear her but the barrier behind the woman prevented them from witnessing the manic revolt.
  • Sichuan Airlines midair cockpit window explosion and decompression

    Sichuan Airlines midair cockpit window explosion and decompression

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    Back on April 17, a Southwest flight over the US experienced a passenger cabin window getting blown out and a passenger was partially sucked out of the aircraft through that hole. No one was hurt and the passengers were taken to another plane to continue their trip. The co-pilot sucked out of the window suffered a sprain wrist and scratches, whilst one other member of the crew was injured during the descent, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
  • European Union moves to block USA sanctions on Iran

    European Union moves to block USA sanctions on Iran

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    In a clear response to the U.S. move, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that the bloc plans to apply a 1996 law that would prohibit European companies from complying with any sanctions the USA will reintroduce against Tehran, Deutsche Welle reported.
  • Karnataka uncertainty makes Sensex end in red

    Karnataka uncertainty makes Sensex end in red

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    However, the indices gave up all the gains to close in the negative territory as final results by 3.30 pm showed BJP had fallen short of a clear majority, and a Congress-JD (S) coalition government was a possibility. The 30-share Sensex opened lower at 35,452.35 points and moved between 35,241.63 and 35,543.89 before settling lower by 156.06 points, or 0.44 percent, at 35,387.88.
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg, EU Lawmakers to Discuss Data Privacy

    Facebook's Zuckerberg, EU Lawmakers to Discuss Data Privacy

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    Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. While Zuckerberg testified last month to the Congress, he had always been noncommittal on his appearance in Europe, sending his chief technical officer to speak to the British parliament and delaying confirmation of any visit to Brussels.
  • Kami Rita Sets Everest Record With 22nd Climb to Summit

    Kami Rita Sets Everest Record With 22nd Climb to Summit

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    He and his team started climbing last night from South Col (Nepal Side) and reached the summit at around 8:30 am today, according to Pemba Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, which organised the record expedition. "The risks are higher when 99 percent of climbers are going up as tourists", said Reinhold Messner, an Italian climber who was the first to ascend Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen.