• South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report
South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has traveled to Uganda to attend a refugee summit this week meant to raise billions of dollars to support the almost 1 million South Sudanese refugees sheltering in that country. South Sudan's National Bureau of Statistics and the UN's food and security analysis reports, both, explained that the situation re...

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  • U.S. emphasizes shared concerns with China
U.S. emphasizes shared concerns with China

A day after Donald Trump credited China with at least trying to exert pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, the president's top diplomat made one thing abundantly clear: Trying isn't good enough. Future dialogue sessions will allow the two sides to expand cooperation on a wide range of security issues, Tillerson said. Secretary of...

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  • A Reality Check about What Handel's Win Means
A Reality Check about What Handel's Win Means

At a campaign-style rally in Iowa on Wednesday evening, President Trump praised recent GOP special election victories and his administration's accomplishments to date, while criticizing the media and Democrats. Handel has handled Trump gingerly. Karen Handel , the familiar former secretary of state, finally won another race, attracting about...

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  • Otto Warmbier's funeral: Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea
Otto Warmbier's funeral: Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Washington holds North Korea "accountable" for Warmbier's fate, and demanded the release of three other Americans held by the reclusive regime. " While competition between our nations is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable ", he said. Trump tweeted on Tuesday (20 June). A program ...

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  • Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama
Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama

The tweet from the president comes a day after former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before a Congressional committee. Comey also said that there was no doubt that Russian Federation was behind the hack. He also said he wasn't aware that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between ...

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  • Theresa May offers personal apology to Grenfell families
Theresa May offers personal apology to Grenfell families

No high-rise blocks used for social housing in Wales appear to have the cladding used at Grenfell Tower , the communities secretary has said. The London Fire Brigade was thankful for Adele's sincerity and genuineness. A Scottish government ministerial working group set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster has agreed a series o...

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  • Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses
Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

But, to quote Taylor Swift, they're not out of the woods yet. And Democrats have a target-rich environment for next year's midterms, starting with 23 Republican-held districts where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won a majority of the vote.

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  • Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea
Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

Also attending will be Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special envoy who traveled to Pyongyang to bring Warmbier back, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the Department of State said . Before any talks, the U.S. must stop joint military drills with South Korea, which Pyongyang has long criticised as preparations for invasion of the North...

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  • London man died after mosque attack with
London man died after mosque attack with "multiple injuries"

The larger Finsbury Park Mosque, which was once associated with several extremist preachers before it was shut down and reformed, is located nearby. In a statement on behalf of his family, his nephew Ellis Osborne, 26, said his uncle was "not a racist". While JK Rowling has since taken the tweet down, she has been praised for raising an imp...

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  • Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea
Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

In December, Portman asked for consular access to Warmbier so the United States or its intermediaries could learn of his condition, he said Wednesday. In this June 20, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington . He was accused in January 2016 of trying to steal a propaganda banner while...

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  • Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law
Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law

With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill. "This bill has probably, we think, more Obamacare subsides or at least as much as is already in Obamacare". But what we're learning from the Senate version of the bill is that it actual...

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  • Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect
Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials confirmed a shooting involving at least one of their deputies occurred just after 3:45 a.m.in the 38500 block of 10th Street East. As deputies regrouped, they came across the teenager who was down with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The deputy who was bitten on the left knee by the dog also suffered a w...

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  • Somalia restaurant siege over: 18 killed in Al Shabaab attack
Somalia restaurant siege over: 18 killed in Al Shabaab attack

Police say there is confusion whether gunmen are inside a restaurant in Somalia's capital after a suicide vehicle bomb detonated at its gate. Residents reported gunshots during the night. Police found the bodies of five girls likely killed by the militants in the restaurant. Somalia has been a scene of deadly clashes between government forces and...

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  • Thousands of Russians protest Vladimir Putin's government
Thousands of Russians protest Vladimir Putin's government

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny , aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police.

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  • May Offers Plan for Europeans to Stay in Britain After Brexit
May Offers Plan for Europeans to Stay in Britain After Brexit

Two weeks after a General Election that was supposed to make her stronger in Europe, Theresa May is in Brussels - a diminished figure amongst the European Union leaders. "Not for dreams and uncertainty", the Belgian premier tweeted in response to Tusk. Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has said the government will make the economy the top priorit...

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  • New Iranian customers reach deal with Airbus on 73 aircraft
New Iranian customers reach deal with Airbus on 73 aircraft

The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show. IranAir has already ordered 100 planes from Airbus , 80 from USA rival Boeing and 20 ATR turboprops. Like Airtour, Zagros will use the new planes to upgrade its fleet and expand operations both at home and internationally, Zagros CEO Seyed Abdolreza Mousavi was quoted in the stat...

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  • Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to push the measure through the Senate next week. Senate Republicans released their 142-page draft healthcare bill . Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill , and they have problems with the proposal. In a tweet , the Democratic senator from NY said the bill...

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  • Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town
Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

Inspector Realan Mamon , police chief of the town of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato, said they received reports that an unknown number of armed men attacked the village at around 5:00 a.m. "They were taking advantage of the situation that we have a very lightly defended outpost and that they think our forces are elsewhere in the province", Padilla s...

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  • In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience
In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

No it's true. And Wilbur's [commerce secretary Wilbur Ross] a very rich person in charge of commerce. While praising Goldman Sachs' president's role in the cabinet, Trump said: "And they had to give up a lot to take these jobs". Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that backed Trump in 2016 a...

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  • Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law
Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. Hatch, R-Utah, said when asked whether the legislation includes a distinct opioid fund. "It might have to be considered separately". After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrat...

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  • Trump scraps Obama-era program protecting undocumented parents
Trump scraps Obama-era program protecting undocumented parents

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced by the Obama administration in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the programs legality in federal court. "This is a big victory for Dreamers amid months of draconian and mean-spirited immigration enforcement policy", David Leopold, an im...

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  • Talks between DUP & Tories
Talks between DUP & Tories "not going as expected"

Instead, she lost seats and still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure Parliament will back the government's agenda. This is one of the very few times the British monarch has made reference to the LGBTI community in public.

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  • Apple CEO Wants Trump To Make Coding Classes Required In Schools
Apple CEO Wants Trump To Make Coding Classes Required In Schools

According to Axios , Cook will personally use the meetings to address a number of key issues with the Trump administration - most chiefly among them being the implications of the USA visa program for bringing highly-skilled foreign workers into the country, as well as addressing four key points of disagreement between the administration and t...

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  • 3 teen cadets take cruisers, patrol LA until caught
3 teen cadets take cruisers, patrol LA until caught

The three were arrested on Wednesday after two pursuits ended in crashes. Three teenagers who were enrolled in the Los Angeles Police Department's cadet program stole three police cruisers along with stun guns, radios and a bulletproof vest during a string of thefts then ended in a pair of auto chases late Wednesday night, according to Po...

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  • DA Vows To
DA Vows To "Get Justice" After Bill Cosby Mistrial

Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Constand testified that the assault had occurred as she visited the home of Bill Cosby , who was a Temple trustee, when she was 30 and he was 66.

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  • Ward in a rematch knocked out Kovalev
Ward in a rematch knocked out Kovalev

The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished him off on the ropes 30 seconds later with a series of body shots around the mid-section at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. 'I don't think Kovalev complained about it, he was in a submissive position. Which is what Kovalev was in the second half o...

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  • Trump releases financial disclosure
Trump releases financial disclosure

It does not reveal the taxes paid by the president. The report, which the president voluntarily filed with the Office of Government Ethics , shows that he collected an influx of new revenue from recent foreign deals and a surge of business at his signature Mar-a-Lago property in Florida .

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  • Weakened Theresa May is forced to tone down Brexit rhetoric
Weakened Theresa May is forced to tone down Brexit rhetoric

She also travelled by vehicle instead of the traditional horse-driven carriage to deliver her speech. Asked about the state visit earlier this month, the London mayor said: "I don't think we should be rolling out the red carpet to the president of the U.S.

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  • Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text
Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

There's more than one way to kill a briefing. Spicer responded , "I'm right here". However, when Spicer was missing from the White House press briefings for a long time in May, and deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , covered for him, she discovered how reporters missed Spicer.

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  • 'Every possibility' of deal between Conservatives and DUP, insists Green
'Every possibility' of deal between Conservatives and DUP, insists Green

If a new executive is formed it should ideally include the SDLP, Ulster Unionists and Alliance Party, said Mr Coveney. The source said: "Both parties are committed to strengthening the Union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit and delivering prosperity across the whole United Kingdom".

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  • In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump
In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

Trump quickly congratulated Karen Handel on Tuesday night's win in the Georgia special election. "Somebody said, 'Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?'" he told supporters at rally in Iowa . Trump says "last night was very exciting" and blames expectations that Norman would win for his close margins. "We're 5-0...

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  • DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories
DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories

The decision, finalized on the first day of talks Monday, to bring in the highest-ranking officials from both sides - Oliver Robbins and Sabine Weyand - to oversee the issue was a clear signal of how seriously the United Kingdom and the European Union take the matter, and how alive they are to the political risks.

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  • Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse
Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

After Ball's imprisonment, Welby ordered an independent investigation into the Church of England's role in Ball's sexual abuse of young men. A London court heard that Ball had made victims strip naked and suggested they submit to beatings, in a number of claims made between 1977 and 1992.

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  • New Version of US-Japan Interceptor Fails to Shoot Down Missile
New Version of US-Japan Interceptor Fails to Shoot Down Missile

The U.S. Navy conducted a failed ballistic missile intercept Wednesday with its SM-3 Block IIA off the coast of Hawaii. Wednesday's test included the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile from a base in Hawaii at 7:20 p.m. The United States, Japan, and South Korea all operate Aegis-equipped warships and have been conducted trilateral exercis...

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  • Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states during election
Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states during election

Johnson , in his written testimony , details numerous public statements he made through last year's election after he learned of hacking attempts, as he tried to draw attention to the issue. In prepared remarks to the House Intelligence Committee , Johnson echoed the comments from the officials before the Senate committee - saying there was no ...

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