• Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali
Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

Since then, he has been a prisoner of the group. She added that Swedish and foreign authorities had worked on his release alongside the foreign ministry and the police. The extremists were forced from their strongholds in 2013 by a French-led operation but continue to launch attacks on peacekeepers and Malian forces.

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  • Dennis Rodman Takes Credit For Otto Warmbier's Release
Dennis Rodman Takes Credit For Otto Warmbier's Release

Sadly, he passed away after suffering from what his doctors say were severe neurological injuries that he acquired while in North Korea. The student was released from North Korea on June 13, a week after the U.S. Volo referred to Warmbier's release as a "type of good faith" needed "if we're ever going to do some type of future sports relations"...

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  • White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades
White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

Workers dries vermicelli, a popular traditional sweet dish ahead of Eid ul-Fitr in Allahabad on Sunday. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr inculcates the virtues of forgiveness, sacrifice and charity in our hearts. In May, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined a request from the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an event...

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  • Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince
Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , for years the kingdom's counter-terrorism chief who put down an al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06, is relieved of all positions, it said. The announcements were made in a series of royal decrees carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency. Unsafe regional conflicts are also a challenge, as Saudi Arabia and ...

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  • Main points of DUP deal with the Conservatives
Main points of DUP deal with the Conservatives

Foster said the extra money would be spent on infrastructure , health and education , benefitting the whole of Northern Ireland after concerns voiced by the republican Sinn Fein party, the DUP's rivals. "It would be better for the people of Northern Ireland for the DUP to buckle down and focus on the talks process to restore devolved Executiv...

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  • Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2017
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2017

Video: With more than three million views, the Indonesian music video "Hari Raya" by iamNEETA, Najwa Latif, Deanna Hussin & Mimi Haris casts a modern pop culture light on a traditional Muslim event. President Trump just ended a almost two-decades-long tradition of hosting an iftar dinner to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. People all arou...

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  • Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics
Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics

And McConnell has done little to woo the health care stakeholders who were assiduously courted by Obama from his first months in office as he fought for his legislation. "I call her Pocahontas and that's an insult to Pocahontas". "These are not cuts to Medicaid", White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday during an appearance on ABC's This...

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  • More than 100 missing after landslide buries village in China
More than 100 missing after landslide buries village in China

Earlier, reports said that 15 people were killed but the death toll has been reduced to 10. In 1933, 6,800 people died in landslides triggered by an quake and 2,500 more were killed when one of the landslides caused a dam to fail. Thousands of rescuers are still trying to find survivors among 118 people who are still missing a day after the...

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  • Theresa May signs agreement with Northern Ireland's DUP
Theresa May signs agreement with Northern Ireland's DUP

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones described the payment as a "straight bung to keep a weak Prime Minister and a faltering Government in office". UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a move that will allow her retain her position after the Conservatives lost their majo...

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  • North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team
North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

Choue Chung-won, director of the World Taekwondo, said the North Koreans will stay for the duration of the games. With North Korea's missile programs advancing, he has also vowed to bolster South Korea's defense. In May, North Korea accused US and South Korean spy agencies of plotting to kill Kim Jong-un with some "biochemical substances", the co...

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  • Telegram App Used In Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: Russian Intelligence
Telegram App Used In Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: Russian Intelligence

A man holds a smartphone showing the Islamic State logo in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo in this picture illustration shot November 18, 2015. Russia's FSB security service says terrorists have been using the Telegram messaging app to plot terror attacks on Russian soil, days after the authorities accused the company of violating the...

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  • Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days
Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days

Only after sunset do Muslims break their fast with a meal, referred to as an iftar. This move by the Trump administration to not hold a meal that celebrates the breaking of the day's fast during Ramadan breaks a almost 20-year tradition. White House officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment. It is very hard and this Eid is a one ...

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  • Theresa May to Tory MPs: I'll get us out of this mess
Theresa May to Tory MPs: I'll get us out of this mess

With her tally of Conservative MPs slashed to 317 in last week's poll, Mrs May needs the backing of the DUP's 10 members to reach the 320 required for a working majority in the Commons. "Party united behind her". Arlene Foster meet with Theresa May at Downing Street, as the PM tries to form a government. Davidson doesn't have a seat in th...

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  • 3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

The injured were being taken to a hospital in the town of Guatape, as rescue workers continued to search for the missing passengers. The first two floors went underwater quickly as people rushed to get up to the fourth floor. One of the survivors told El Tiempo newspaper the crew never gave lifejackets to the passengers. The accident happened f...

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  • QATAR, GULF CRISIS: US calls for talks to end diplomatic row
QATAR, GULF CRISIS: US calls for talks to end diplomatic row

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson added in a statement Sunday that the list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates includes major areas that "provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to a resolution".

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  • Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing
Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tou. At least six people have reportedly died in the incident while 31 people are believed to be missing. Federico Gutierrez, the mayor of Medellin told the Associated Press , "The most important thing right now is to save lives", according to Buzzfeed .

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  • Tension in Sikkim following scuffle between Sino-Indian troops
Tension in Sikkim following scuffle between Sino-Indian troops

Sources said that tension had been brewing for a while in the area after Chinese troops tried to enter, but were stopped by Indian troops. A flag meeting was subsequently held between senior Army officers from the two sides but the face-off could not be defused, with the rival troops maintaining their positions.

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  • N Ireland party inks financial deal to back May's Tories
N Ireland party inks financial deal to back May's Tories

Her Brexit strategy is under scrutiny and her future as prime minister is the subject of public debate. I hope the parties will look beyond their differences and come together with a shared sense of common objective to serve all communities in the best interests of Northern Ireland.

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  • Trump Criticizes Obama For Not Acting Sooner On Russia Hacking
Trump Criticizes Obama For Not Acting Sooner On Russia Hacking

President Trump criticized Obama earlier Sunday for allegedly doing "nothing" about reports that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential campaign. Obama ordered a review of Russia's actions and imposed new sanctions after the election. "The American people needed to know". In a Fox News interview broadcast on Sunday, Trump s...

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  • USA shoots down pro-government drone in Syria: Defense Department
USA shoots down pro-government drone in Syria: Defense Department

Central Command said in a statement . "As the Islamic State's territory in Syria shrinks, the U.S.is increasingly being put in direct contact with Syria and its allies", said Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal. Russian Federation says it will now treat all US -led coalition planes in the air over Syria, west of the Euphrates, as targe...

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  • Stars hit Twitter with outrage following Philando Castile death verdict
Stars hit Twitter with outrage following Philando Castile death verdict

The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer. "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all". The Minnesota State Patrol said 18 people were arrested after they "failed to leave the roadway".

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  • Modi invites United States business, says GST will ease way
Modi invites United States business, says GST will ease way

The Indian leader earlier met the heads of 20 U.S. companies, including Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Sundar Pichai . He said India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism. The Trump administration, just days ahead of Modi's visit, announced an inter-agency review of American support to Pakis...

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  • Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia
Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia

Portugal would add two more goals in the second half, with Andre Silva scoring in the 80th minute and Nani doing so in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. New Manchester City signing, Bernando Silva then doubled Portugal's lead four minutes later with his last act in the game. Marinovic made impressive saves to deny Ronaldo,...

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  • North Korea doubts over South's Olympic invite
North Korea doubts over South's Olympic invite

South Korea successfully test-fired Friday a ballistic missile with a range far enough to hit any part of North Korea , as it seeks to counter the North's growing missile threat. "I think every American is outraged by the death of Otto Warmbier", Fitzpatrick noted, "and there has to be a response to this". North Korea flatly rejected Lee's ca...

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  • Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban
Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement after the 9th Circuit ruling . That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries - Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen - who don't already have family in the USA, or some other prior connection such as participation in an education program.

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  • PM Modi to meet President Trump for first bilateral summit
PM Modi to meet President Trump for first bilateral summit

Further adding he said that Indian government had alone taken 7000 reforms for the development of business opportunities in India. Both leaders will be meeting in the background of a trade deficit in India's favor. One US official said the two leaders had a lot in common and noted Modi would be the first foreign dignitary to have a working di...

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  • Trump hosts India's Modi to discuss enhancing security, economic cooperation
Trump hosts India's Modi to discuss enhancing security, economic cooperation

Apple chief Tim Cook , Google CEO Sunder Pichai , Cisco head John Chambers and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were among the entrepreneurs at the meeting . He said this indicates India's quest for global benchmarks. Responding to a question, Aghi said the H-1B visa issue was not discussed at the meeting .

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  • European Union cool to May's citizen rights offer
European Union cool to May's citizen rights offer

It came as the official Brexit talks got off to a shaky start for the Government, with Mrs May's offer on the rights of European citizens living in the United Kingdom branded "not sufficient" by Jean-Claude Juncker. Leaders said they looked forward to seeing the more technical details when Britain publishes a formal paper on the issue on Monday. ...

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  • Theresa May confirms Brexit talks will not be delayed
Theresa May confirms Brexit talks will not be delayed

British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have committed to "stamp out evil" of terrorism. After their press conference the two leaders headed to the Stade de France to watch a friendly match between the French and English football teams.

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  • French elections: Macron's party buoyant but turnout slumps
French elections: Macron's party buoyant but turnout slumps

Only candidates who win more than 50 percent of the vote will take their seats, otherwise all candidates who secure at least 12.5 percent of registered voters will go into the second round to determine the victor. Since July 2016, French voters saw major election activities in the country in less than one year, such as preliminary elections of cand...

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  • Thousands attend funeral for North Korean victim Otto Warmbier
Thousands attend funeral for North Korean victim Otto Warmbier

On Friday, North Korea denied torturing him in the state's first reaction since Warmbier's passing. United States 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 official added.

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  • Korea to Import 2.8 Mln Tons of US Shale Gas Annually
Korea to Import 2.8 Mln Tons of US Shale Gas Annually

However, only part of the United States cargo will be stored in it. Kogas may increase imports of USA shale gas down the road, if it remains competitive in the market in terms of price, the company said . The Korea Gas Corporation expressed expectations that the import of USA shale gas will help diversify the nation's Middle East-centered energy...

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  • US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests
US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests

The U.N. children's agency says the European Union has donated 90 million euros ($100.3 million) that will help provide critical services and support to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. "In accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of coalition-partnered forces, [the Syrian jet] was immediately shot down by a ...

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  • US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case
US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

That's what makes this case so consequential. Republicans have more to lose in next term's case because they control state legislatures in many more states than the Democrats do, and they stand to maximize that advantage again after the 2020 census.

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  • Trump Tweet: Hillary and Dems Colluded Against Bernie
Trump Tweet: Hillary and Dems Colluded Against Bernie

Trump , who is fond of talking about his election victory, was clearly referencing the hacked Democratic National Committee emails that showed how party officials were none too happy with the rise of Sanders during the primary battle. they have zero "tapes" of T ( Trump ) people colluding. But nobody wants to talk about that", Trump said. ...

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