• Water-dropping plane crashes during forest fires in Portugal
Water-dropping plane crashes during forest fires in Portugal

The welcome news about the blaze in the Pedrogao Grande region came as another fire grew in size, with some resources being diverted to Gois, about 12 miles away. As anger mounted among the relatives of those killed, the daily Publico reported that civil protection personnel and back-up fire crews only reached the fire site two hours after the fi...

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  • Polish F-16s intercept Russian planes
Polish F-16s intercept Russian planes

The F-16 had tried to approach the aircraft carrying the defense minister even though it was flying over neutral waters, agencies said. The growing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation presence in the Baltic and Eastern Europe demonstrates "blatant unwillingness" of certain Western states to stop "pursuing an anti-Russian agenda" and forces Moscow ...

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  • Boeing launches new 737 Max with flurry of orders
Boeing launches new 737 Max with flurry of orders

The aim is the highest passenger comfort in the single-aisle market , with key features including the Boeing Sky Interior. "Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to USA $ 1.7 billion", the company said.

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  • United States student Otto Warmbier arrives home in coma after North Korea release
United States student Otto Warmbier arrives home in coma after North Korea release

Warmbier's release came as former United States basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the nuclear-armed country where he met leader Kim Jong Un on previous visits. Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement to The Associated Press that they have been told their son has been in a coma since Mar...

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  • Officials meet for first US-China Diplomatic Security Dialogue
Officials meet for first US-China Diplomatic Security Dialogue

United States officials have known that the site is ready to conduct an underground test for some time. Potential military options in response to a new nuclear test have been updated , CNN reported. One Trump administration official said bluntly they didn't know what the President was referencing when asked what the tweet meant. USA and China bo...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association sells 65% of tickets for Confederations Cup matches
Federation Internationale de Football Association sells 65% of tickets for Confederations Cup matches

The opponent of the home team is New Zealand . Federation Internationale de Football Association created a new "regional supporter" category for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup cycles to replace the "national supporter" slot that had been used for previous tournaments.

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  • Tens of thousands of protesters take to streets in Russian Federation
Tens of thousands of protesters take to streets in Russian Federation

Alexei Navalny is seen being detained by police outside his apartment in Moscow in this photo provided by the Navalny Anti Corruption Fund. A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police earlier today demonstrates the Russian authorities' utter contempt for fund...

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  • Kate Middleton delighted the audience with a gorgeous image
Kate Middleton delighted the audience with a gorgeous image

The 35-year-old royal may be the future Queen of England and mother to the future king, Prince George , but she still has to wear a name tag just like the rest of us at the Royal Ascot . William and Kate have also taken the helm of several patronages recently passed onto them by Queen Elizabeth, 91. Prince William will also need to make up for ...

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  • South African court rules in secret ballot case against Zuma
South African court rules in secret ballot case against Zuma

Although no date has been set for such a vote, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said the National Assembly speaker had the authority to order a secret ballot in a case brought by the country's opposition parties. Mpofu argued that Mbete had failed to hold the executive to power after receiving a request to table the motion of no confidence in a letter...

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  • Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, admitted to hospital with infection
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, admitted to hospital with infection

As per reports, while he has been out of bed on Wednesday and is said to be "in good spirits", due to his illness he shall miss the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot and hence the Queen shall attend these events without him. The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital on Tuesday as "a precautionary measure", Buckingham Palace has said....

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  • Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies
Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies

Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany , said her own life had changed markedly because of Kohl's actions, for which she was deeply grateful. Flags at European institutions would be flying at half-staff as a tribute to the man who "filled the European house with life".

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  • Doha receives message from Iranian President: Qatari foreign ministry
Doha receives message from Iranian President: Qatari foreign ministry

Ziya Pir of the pro- Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party said the allegations against Doha made Turkey's uncritical stance towards Qatar very problematic. HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that he plans to travel to the United States next week to discuss the impact of a rift with Gulf Arab states on...

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  • Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne
Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

The oil markets have delivered grim news for Saudi's oil-dependent economy since King Salman came to power and his young son began running Saudi oil policy. The decision coincides with the adjustment of the succession in favour of the king's son Mohammad bin Salman and relieves the previous crown prince of all his posts.

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  • Locals honor the lives lost in Pulse massacre
Locals honor the lives lost in Pulse massacre

About 50,000 people are expected to attend an evening service in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola. "It's hard to think that someone could be filled with so much hatred towards such wonderful people", Murrieta said. A foot race was held over the weekend, and eight gay and lesbian students were awarded $4,900 toward their college studies by...

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  • Rebel Wilson will give away money from defamation win
Rebel Wilson will give away money from defamation win

Wilson claimed Bauer Media painted her as a serial liar. Rebel Wilson has a pitch-perfect plan for the cash she'll receive from winning her recent defamation suit : she's donating it. Besides roles in the films Snatched , starring Schumer, and Bad Moms - which Ms Wilson rejected - Mr Principato said Ms Wilson was also suitable to star in G...

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  • Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies Before House Intel Committee
Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies Before House Intel Committee

People connected to the Russian government tried to hack election-related computer systems in 21 states , a Department of Homeland Security official testified Wednesday. Johnson said that Obama clearly wanted that message out there, but did not want to make it look like he was putting his thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton.

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  • Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead
Auto carrying explosives rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

At least 84 people died in a truck attack on a crowd in Nice previous year and similar incidents have occurred in London and Berlin. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the vehicle had been carrying weapons and explosives. Djaziri's father was also taken into custody, a judicial source said. In London, the Metropolitan Police said the detaine...

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  • Queen to outline UK government agenda in scaled-down speech
Queen to outline UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

However according to the BBC , the two parties have not agreed a deal and the talks have not progressing as the Tories had expected them to. The comments came after the DUP warned that Prime Minister Theresa May can not take them for granted.

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  • White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Democrat Jon Ossoff never found an answer for the attacks - and Republican Karen Handel won Tuesday night by 4 percentage points. For eight years living in the traditionally conservative area, Cox kept her mouth shut about politics until she was certain of her neighbors' leanings.

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  • Korea, terrorism expected to feature at US-China dialogue
Korea, terrorism expected to feature at US-China dialogue

Tillerson told reporters at a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , reported Reuters. The nationalist tabloid Global Times this week weighed in, writing: "Solving the North Korea nuclear issue requires joint efforts from China and the US".

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  • Israel's defence minister accuses Abbas of wanting Israel-Hamas war
Israel's defence minister accuses Abbas of wanting Israel-Hamas war

Gaza's electricity plant is expected to start operating within 24 hours, after it was forced to shut down in mid-April due to a shortage of fuel. Gaza's Hamas chief, Yehya Al-Sinwar, and Egyptian security officials agreed on imports at talks in Cairo this month.

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  • IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul
IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

The ancient minaret known as "Al-Hadba" (Hunchback) lies next to the Nuri mosque and was the most loved and recognisable landmark in Mosul , sometimes referred to as Iraq's Tower of Pisa. The situation in Old City is reportedly very grim for civilians. This image provided by U.S. CENTCOM shows al-Nuri mosque destroyed by the Islamic State group, i...

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  • IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The mosque is where the Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ascended a pulpit in 2014 and announced declared a caliphate after his fighters took control of Mosul and swept through other areas of northern Iraq and Syria . The Counter Terrorism Service had advanced to within 200-300 metres of the mosque during a push to take over the spot wh...

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  • In Iraq's Mosul, Islamic State group destroys iconic mosque
In Iraq's Mosul, Islamic State group destroys iconic mosque

Iraq's military distributed a picture taken from the air that appeared to show the mosque and minaret reduced to rubble among the small houses of the Old City, where the militants are under siege. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq, said in a written statement . "This is a crime against the people of Mosul and a...

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  • Iran launches first strikes in Syria
Iran launches first strikes in Syria

On June 8, a USA fighter jet shot down another Iranian-made drone that dropped a bomb near forces patrolling the base at Tanf. The incident took place at about 12:30 a.m. Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the US -l...

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  • Mexico Comes Back to Defeat New Zealand 2-1
Mexico Comes Back to Defeat New Zealand 2-1

Talavera came up huge again in the 27th minute on a controversial play. In contrast, underdogs New Zealand must break their goal-drought to have a chance against Mexico. After some more nice build-up play from New Zealand , Mexico made a sloppy pass out of defence and Clayton Lewis pounced, threading a flawless ball through for Wood to thump i...

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  • Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike
Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

His meeting with Iran's leaders came one day after a visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional rival, in what he said was a tour aimed at promoting reconciliation between the region's Sunnis and Shi'a. For the first time in two years, Syrian troops reached the border with Iraq, establishing a link with Iraqi forces that were advancing on their side,...

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  • MSCI adds Chinese stocks to key benchmarks
MSCI adds Chinese stocks to key benchmarks

The significance of the maths involved, with 222 Chinese mainland stocks being included in the MSCI Emerging Market (EM), commanding a 0.73% weighting in the index, is that we should see around $12 billion of net buying in Chinese shares from passive funds that track the MSCI EM index.

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  • Ministers 'considering best way to protect consumers from rip-off energy prices'
Ministers 'considering best way to protect consumers from rip-off energy prices'

Other Bills include legislation on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear safeguards and the worldwide sanctions regime. The Bill creates powers for Parliament to use secondary legislation to make what are expected to be a huge number of technical amendments to European Union rules and regulations to ensure they continue t...

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  • French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard resigns
French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard resigns

But she said the possibility of an investigation made it hard for her to stay in the post given Macron's agenda to clean up politics. President Macron has pledged to clean up French politics and public life after a series of scandals that have damaged voter confidence in their elected representatives.

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  • Pawn shop workers help nab polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs
Pawn shop workers help nab polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs

He and 10 other members of his group are accused of converting millions of dollars from the federal assistance program into cash. Salt Lake City FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart says public information led to the arrest.... It's unclear who is now representing Jeffs. Haug says Jeffs provided his last name as his first name, going ...

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  • Queen unveils govt's scaled-down agenda
Queen unveils govt's scaled-down agenda

The last time the Queen scaled down on the usual pomp of the Queen's Speech was in March 1974 when the then Labour leader, Harold Wilson, defeated Edward Heath in a snap election similar to that called by Mrs. It will also copy existing European Union legislation to the United Kingdom statute book, and Parliament will decide which bits ...

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  • Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'
Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'

But he says he could not give a name other information yet due to current investigations. He added: "If we do that, it would be fulfilling the aim of the terrorists". "The suitcase caught fire immediately". The man left his luggage before it exploded a second time. The suspect was not wearing an explosives-laden belt, Van der Sypt said, con...

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  • PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence
PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence

The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost €800,000 ($890,000). Di Maria has admitted to both counts of fraud, but will avoid trial at the Spanish Supreme Court, having agreed to pay £1.76m. The 29-year-old moved to PSG from Manchester United in 2015, having joined the Premier League club from Madrid the previous...

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  • IRGC Says Next Crushing Response to Enemies Already Planned
IRGC Says Next Crushing Response to Enemies Already Planned

The strike was in retaliation for a pair of terrorist attacks in Tehran on June 7th that killed 12 and wounded 46. The paramilitary force warned Islamic State militants and their "regional and global supporters" that similar retaliatory attacks would target them as well if another assault in Iran occurs.

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