• North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier
North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

Compounding their remorse was the stellar nature of Warmbier's character, she said , explaining he possessed a rare combination of intelligence, affability and sincerity. Doctors said the University of Virginia student had suffered severe brain damage while in North Korean detention. "I would like to do this.' So, we agreed to let him do that", ...

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  • Russian Federation warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow
Russian Federation warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

A Syrian military official in Damascus said the truce was not extended. That Australia reacted to Russia's warning reflects how seriously many are taking it, though the USA appears to be shrugging it off more or less entirely, having carried out another attack on pro-Syrian forces today, shooting down an Iranian drone in one of the areas Ru...

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  • Pakistan auto bomb kills 11 at police checkpoint
Pakistan auto bomb kills 11 at police checkpoint

Earlier this year in March, a vehicle bomb blast outside an imambargah located in a busy Parachinar market claimed the lives of 24 people and left 90 others injured. "Rescue operation in progress", it added. In Baluchistan, provincial government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the car-bomb blast happened near the office of the inspector general...

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  • If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?
If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?

Johnson's argument seemed to frustrate lawmakers from both parties. In morning tweets, Trump opined on the Russian Federation probe and sought to assert his innocence, even as special counsel Robert S. The report said Russian intelligence services had "obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards". ...

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

This is the first year the Chancellor has opened the show, having been in office since 2005, and Gamescom officials are pleased at the turn of events. Germany's Angela Merkel will be opening Gamescom this August when the world's largest video game event opens up to the public. The whole event runs until Saturday, 26 August.

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  • Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …
Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

Giles Trendle , acting Managing Director of Al Jazeera , said: "We are stunned by the demand to close Al Jazeera , of course there has been talk about it in the past but it is still a great shock and surprise to actually see it in writing".

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  • Early projections suggest Macron's REM party winning majority
Early projections suggest Macron's REM party winning majority

The run-off is to take place next Sunday, where candidates who did not win more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round, will have to go through another round with any other candidates who won more than 12.5 percent of their local electorate's votes.

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  • Here Is Every Republican Senator Who Opposes the Health Care Bill
Here Is Every Republican Senator Who Opposes the Health Care Bill

Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday. On the other end, it would impose longer-term austerity on health spending to appeal to conservatives. The legislation would phase out fe...

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  • UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar
UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a boycott on the small Gulf Arab nation this month, "the alternative is not escalation but parting ways".

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  • Tower block cladding: 27 buildings fail fire safety tests
Tower block cladding: 27 buildings fail fire safety tests

Britain's Press Association reports that dozens of people have refused to leave their homes on a London housing estate, defying efforts by officials to evacuate some apartment blocks due to fire safety concerns. Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, said he was in contact with the council and the emergency services about the situation. Pictures of ...

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  • Hundreds of London high-rise homes evacuated over fire safety concerns
Hundreds of London high-rise homes evacuated over fire safety concerns

Camden Council initially said just 161 households in the Taplow building on the estate were being "temporarily decanted" to allow up to four weeks of work to the building. Also Friday, police said they are considering manslaughter charges among the criminal offenses that may have been committed at Grenfell. A recall of Hotpoint fridge-freezer mo...

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  • Police says victim of London mosque attack died of multiple injuries
Police says victim of London mosque attack died of multiple injuries

Earlier this month, three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing restaurant diners and revellers in the popular nearby Borough Market killing seven people. They also complained that a recent spike in hate crimes targeting Muslims has garnered little attention. The previous attacks had been blamed on Islamist extremis...

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  • Palestine urges Israel to seize US-backed
Palestine urges Israel to seize US-backed "renewed opportunity" for peace

US President Donald Trump's special adviser, who also happens to be his son-in-law, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , a friend of his father, in Jerusalem. But hinting at challenges facing peace efforts, both sides "underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create a...

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  • Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier
Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier

The North Korean government has denied mistreating U.S. student Otto Warmbier , who fell into a coma while being held in prison in the communist state. USA doctors who traveled to check on the student's health confirmed that Pyongyang had "provided him with medical treatment and brought him back [to life, as his] heart was almost stopped", the o...

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  • Whole Foods CEO calls Amazon buyout a
Whole Foods CEO calls Amazon buyout a "courtship"

They say what's on their mind. Amazon.com's ( AMZN ) purchase of Whole Foods Market ( WFM ) will add to its deflationary impact on the economy as the e-commerce giant uses the retailer's stores as fulfillment centers for private label food sold online.

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  • Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit
Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit

It was the first time in 43 years British monarch has delivered the annual Queen's speech without her robes or the Imperial State Crown, instead opting for an all-blue outfit and a hat that drew immediate comparisons to the European Union flag.

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  • South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea
South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea

Test likely meant to underscore South Korea's capability to respond to a North Korean missile attackOn June 23, President Moon Jae-in visited the test site of the Agency for Defense Development, located in Taean, South Chungcheong Province, to observe the test launch of the Hyunmoo 2 ballistic missile.

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  • Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential election
Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Ramnath Kovind earlier in the day filed his nomination in the Parliament. The Presidential polls united the faction-ridden AIADMK with the three warring factions of the ruling party unanimously backing NDA nominee, Ram Nath Kovind . The values I hold dear - of inclusiveness, social justice and pluralism - are the values the President must upho...

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  • Trump asks why Obama admin didn't stop Russian Federation from meddling
Trump asks why Obama admin didn't stop Russian Federation from meddling

Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat. "In retrospect, it would be easy for me to say that I should have bought a sleeping bag and camped out in front of the DNC in late summer - with the benefit of hindsight", he said . The administration had to consider if it was compromising sources and methods, as well if it would be injecting itself...

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  • Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time
Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Earlier this month an appeals court blocked a proposed 90-day travel ban on travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. nullified that judgment", he wrote. But the appeals court said last week the administration could conduct "internal reviews" outlined in Trump's March 6 executive order, while...

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  • Jury gets case in Cosby sex assault trial
Jury gets case in Cosby sex assault trial

He says the encounter was consensual. She said she later awoke to find Cosby groping her. It was then that a new prosecutor chose to charge him. Cosby entered the courtroom Monday appearing composed and confident, contrasting with an often-glum persona from previous days.

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  • United Kingdom and European Union to begin Brexit talks
United Kingdom and European Union to begin Brexit talks

Davis said in a statement Sunday: "Now, the hard work begins. That is what I said to David today", he said, adding that there would be "no hostility on my side". The negotiations kick off in Brussels on Monday with Britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in pla...

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  • London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge
London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

She added that investigators will try to determine if the cladding was illegally installed. But for "tenants and leaseholders" peace of mind" the council assured that all the cladding used by contractors on their buildings "meets current building and fire safety standards'.

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  • Prabhas to work with Sajid Nadiadwala?
Prabhas to work with Sajid Nadiadwala?

The party was attended by the Baahubali 2 actors Prabhas and Rana Daggubati along with Ranbir Kapoor , Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt , Sidharth Malohotra, Arjun Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur. While he has already started working on his next Sahoo, he is looking for a big Bollywood debut. He had a few meetings with the filmmaker, reported mid-day.

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  • Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill
Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

USA Today reports Heller is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2018, as he's the only Republican senator running for re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton. Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantlin...

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  • Final remembrance held at Pulse nightclub
Final remembrance held at Pulse nightclub

Survivors, victims' families, club employees and local officials gathered for a private service at the gay club at the exact time (2:02am) Omar Mateen opened fire a year ago . Nightclub owner Barbara Poma spoke during the ceremony as she closed out 24 hours of honoring the victims. Choking back sobs, Poma said she missed everything about Pulse...

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  • Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback
Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

Heller is up for reelection in 2018 in a state won by Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. The U.S. House-passed health care bill would phase out expanded Medicaid , which allows states to provide federally backed insurance to low-income adults previously not eligible.

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  • Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader
Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

A super PAC backed by Ryan spent $7 million alone; the national GOP's House campaign arm added $4.5 million. He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint". I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "And we need to also lift up this nation so that we can find a more civil way to deal with ...

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  • North Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier

Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday to pay final respects to Otto Warmbier , the USA student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident", he said, calling the accusations of abuse "groundless". Warmbier was returned to the Un...

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  • Nancy Pelosi is beside the point
Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

President Donald Trump said he hopes Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi in her role as House Minority Leader. "If we think we're going to win these elections because President Trump's at 35 percent, I think in districts like mine and certainly Georgia and SC, it takes more than that", said Rep.

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  • Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election
Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election

The special election was held to replace Tom Price , who is now heading up the Department of Health and Human Services for President Donald Trump . Democrats also lost in Montana where the Republican candidates won even after assault charges against him and also suffered losses in Kansas and SC.

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  • Cindy weakens to a depression
Cindy weakens to a depression

The National Weather Service on Thursday reported projections the Chickasawhay (CHIK'-a-saw-hay) River at Leakesville would crest at 31 feet (9.5 meters), its highest level there in more than 25 years. On the storm-battered Bolivar Peninsula not far from Galveston, one person had been found dead and another person had been taken to the hospital...

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  • Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP
Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP

Votes in the presidential elections will be counted on July 20, three days after voting. BJP's National Vice President Shyam Jaju told ANI that "today the Opposition seems a divided house as many opposition parties have extended support to Ram Nath Kovind".

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  • Trump UK visit will go ahead
Trump UK visit will go ahead

He dismissed the programme as "thin gruel", referred to his party as "a government in waiting", and added: "This is a threadbare programme from a government that's lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether". "As prime minister, I apologize for that failure", she said. The Queen outlined the two-year government programme of law...

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  • 'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her
'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

Led by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), at least some in the group believe Pelosi has to go in order for Democrats to have a chance to win the House back in November 2018. "Usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said. You go ba...

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