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Earlier, Putin said at a joint appearance with Germany's leader that he supports the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, warning that Europe can't afford another migration crisis. Merkel has said a certain level of gas transit through Ukraine must be ensured. "We need to strengthen the humanitarian effort in the Syrian conflict", he said on Saturday before the evening meeting with the German chancellor at...
  • Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region

    Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region

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    Conditions are expected to improve in the Portland metro area by Wednesday afternoon, though smoke will hover and haze will linger through the week, according to DEQ. If this week's smoky skies seem unprecedented, that's not far wrong: Thanks to an unusually unfortunate weather pattern, Seattle just recorded its worst 24-hour air quality in nearly two decades of recordkeeping.
  • Twitter Muzzles Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for a Week

    Twitter Muzzles Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones for a Week

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    Jones, each of the tech companies said, violated terms of service, particularly prohibitions against dehumanizing speech and hateful conduct. For seven days , Jones' account will essentially be restricted to reading tweets and sending direct messages to his followers.
  • Vermont Votes for the First-ever Openly Transgender Nominee for Governor

    Vermont Votes for the First-ever Openly Transgender Nominee for Governor

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    Primaries were held in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont Tuesday, where Christine Hallquist made history by becoming the first openly transgender major-party gubernatorial nominee in US history. This year, 43 transgender candidates have run for political office at all levels in the United States, a lot of them Democrats but a few running as independents, for the Green Party or for nonpartisan offices, according to Logan Casey, a research associate at the Harvard T.H.
  • Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister

    Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister

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    It also buys in Iranian-generated electricity in efforts to deal with chronic power cuts that have been a key factor sparking mass protests in recent weeks. "We don't support the sanctions because they are a strategic error, but we will comply with them", said Abadi, whose country is an ally of both Tehran and Washington.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

    Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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    Strzok's lawyer, Aitan Goelman, expressed his disappointment at Bowdich's decision. "It is a decision that produces only one victor - those who seek to harm our country and weaken our democracy", Goelman said in his statement . Pres. Trump has used the texts as a way to discredit the Mueller probe into Russian election interference from the Trump administration. It is a total Hoax.
  • Argentine Senate debates measure to legalise abortion

    Argentine Senate debates measure to legalise abortion

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    The bill, which would have allowed abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, had already been passed by the lower house of Congress earlier this year. "We're deciding abortion in a hospital, or illegal abortion, with a clothes hanger, or anything else that puts a woman in a humiliating, degrading situation - a real torture", she said .
  • 2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday

    2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday

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    Mark Lance, a philosophy professor at Georgetown University and an organizer of some of Sunday's planned the counter-demonstrations, said Kessler's call for "white civil rights" was meant to obscure the beliefs of those that rallied in Charlottesville.
  • Israel pounds Gaza, killing a pregnant woman and her child

    Israel pounds Gaza, killing a pregnant woman and her child

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    Eight Palestinian civilians were also wounded. Hamas has been the de facto ruling party in Gaza since winning contested Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006. Lt. -Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli army spokesperson, insisted Israel only targeted Hamas military targets in Gaza . The rockets, of course, are pretty inaccurate, and just getting them into southern Israel seems to be the best Hamas can manage.
  • Amnesty International calls for united front against Saudi Arabia

    Amnesty International calls for united front against Saudi Arabia

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    Saudia said it would be temporarily stopping inbound and outbound flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport - the only Canadian destination it serves - from August 13. 'Canada will always stand up for human rights, in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights, ' Freeland told an audience in Vancouver.
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Transfer of Medical Patients Out of Canada

    Saudi Arabia Orders Transfer of Medical Patients Out of Canada

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    Riyadh has also frozen student exchange programs and ordered about 15,000 Saudi students in Canadian schools and colleges to leave the country . Saudi state airline Saudi said it was suspending flights to and from Toronto. The Canadian government has not responded in kind. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, said on Wednesday that there would be no new Saudi investment in Canada until the crisis was resolved.
  • NY Republican Chris Collins Arrested for Fraud

    NY Republican Chris Collins Arrested for Fraud

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    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement division. It didn't show any promise in treating the disease. Charging documents said Innate was testing a drug called MIS416, to see if it was an effective treatment for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Ag. President, Yemi Osinbajo fires DG of DSS

    Ag. President, Yemi Osinbajo fires DG of DSS

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    He said the blockage of the NASS complex was a surprise to him, adding that the police would soon issue a statement on the incident. "Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that". He maintained that the "unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable". The siege was lifted about an hour after the DG was sacked from office.
  • Largest wildfires in California history

    Largest wildfires in California history

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    Since we last reported on the fire two days ago it has grown by 120,000 acres, according to the numbers released by CAL FIRE Monday morning. " That's one of those records you don't want to see ". With several major wildfires burning across California, officials suggested they would decide where to deploy the extra firefighters once they arrived.
  • Utility worker killed near near Carr Fire

    Utility worker killed near near Carr Fire

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    The fires are threatening about 9,000 homes. More evacuations were ordered on Saturday afternoon, but no estimate of people involved was released. "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" The tweet came a day after Gov. As crews in California battle 17 wildfires , Governor Edmund Brown asked President Donald Trump for federal money to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover.
  • What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

    What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

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    Canada's largest refinery in Saint John, N.B., owned by Irving Oil, relies on Saudi Arabia for almost 40 per cent of its crude supply, according 2018 statistics from the National Energy Board . Speaking in Mississauga, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said it's important the government bring Canadian values into its dealings around the world.
  • DMK Chief Karunanidhi Extremely Critical, Unstable

    DMK Chief Karunanidhi Extremely Critical, Unstable

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    It's been a long journey for the his clan that made it to the top of Tamil Nadu politics. In the years that followed, the state government alternated between Karunanidhi and its main political rival, the AIADMK. Mr Karunanidhi's DMK swept the election, riding a wave of anti-incumbency. The place for the burial of the leader is still under doubts as the Tamil Nadu government rejected the DMK's demand for allotting space on the Marina beach.
  • Iran: 'Psychological warfare' as USA sanctions kick in

    Iran: 'Psychological warfare' as USA sanctions kick in

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    The sanctions that went into effect on Tuesday target Iranian access to USA banknotes and key economic sectors including cars and carpets. The " Trump Administration wants the world to believe it's concerned about the Iranian people", Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a statement posted to Twitter.
  • Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

    Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

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    The imprint of those three former governors on the state's economy still remains, even though the current crop of Republicans try hard to blame Malloy and anyone else but themselves for the problems that were created during those administrations.
  • Saudi Arabia severs ties with Canada over Ottawa 'interference'

    Saudi Arabia severs ties with Canada over Ottawa 'interference'

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    On 2 August, Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland called for the "release" of Samar Badawi, the sister of Raif Badawi , a prominent rights campaigner who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting Islam. Saudi Arabia has invested about $6 billion in Canadian businesses since 2006, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Badawi was arrested along with fellow activist Nassima al-Sadah last week.
  • Venezuelan president escapes assassination attempt

    Venezuelan president escapes assassination attempt

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    One witness showed The Associated Press cellphone video of a drone crashing into a building. Reverol said the 2 pounds of explosives on each drone could have affected an area of more than 160 feet. Another resident apparently saw the same drone. The Colombian government was quick to deny any involvement, saying there was "no basis" to Mr Maduro's allegations.
  • Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court

    Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court

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    Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats also object to the Bush library, rather than nonpartisan archives officials, vetting the documents. Republicans say Democrats are seeking to review what could be as many as 900,000 pages on Kavanaugh from his tenure in the George W. Bush administration as an associate White House counsel as a stall tactic.
  • Mollie Tibbetts' Family Offers $172,000 Reward for Information Leading to Her Return

    Mollie Tibbetts' Family Offers $172,000 Reward for Information Leading to Her Return

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    But he said, "I'm confident we have a solid timeline that we're working on" - though he added that they weren't releasing that information just yet. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa on Thursday said that the Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund for information leading to her safe return reached $172,000 as of August 2, according to the Register .
  • White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

    White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

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    Last year, Sessions recused himself from any investigation related to the 2016 presidential campaigns soon after it came to light that he had failed to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington .
  • The incredibly stupid & risky Kiki challenge

    The incredibly stupid & risky Kiki challenge

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    The challenge, also known as " In My Feelings Challenge ", involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing alongside it to American rapper Drake's latest song, 'Kiki do you love me'. You have to hand it to him, he tried it, but he definitely needed a few more attempts before giving us this...rather questionable attempt at the dance challenge! "I've deleted the videos from my social media accounts", she said.
  • Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority seats in parliament: Poll body

    Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority seats in parliament: Poll body

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    Three people were killed after soldiers moved into Harare on Wednesday, firing live rounds and beating protesters. Official results Wednesday showed that the ruling ZANU-PF party had easily won most seats in the parliamentary ballot strengthening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's prospects of holding onto power in the key presidential race.
  • A Year Of California Wildfires

    A Year Of California Wildfires

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    The Carr Fire is now the sixth most destructive fire in the Golden State and has killed at least six people, including two firefighters, since the beginning July 23. 1, 2018. "It's going to get expensive, it's going to get unsafe, and we have to apply all our creativity to make the best of what is going to be an increasingly bad situation".
  • Erdogan congratulates Imran on election performance via telephone

    Erdogan congratulates Imran on election performance via telephone

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    But Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) party failed to win an outright majority in the National Assembly, with 115 of the 270 available seats in Wednesday's vote, according to Pakistan's election commission. "We will organise protest rallies, he said". The biggest loser in these elections has been the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the former governing party that saw its parliamentary power reduced to 64 seats.
  • MDC 'have won' Zimbabwe election: senior party official

    MDC 'have won' Zimbabwe election: senior party official

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    Former Minister for higher education Jonathan Moyo tweeted despite polling stations showing a 60 percent win so far for MDC's Nelson Chamisa , no results were forthcoming. Counting had continued through the night after a strong turnout in Zimbabwe's first election without Mugabe, who was ousted by the military last year after 37 years in office.
  • Ryan says he opposes GOP effort to impeach DOJ's Rosenstein

    Ryan says he opposes GOP effort to impeach DOJ's Rosenstein

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    They have expressed anger with what they say is Rosenstein's lack of cooperation in providing documents related to the Russian Federation investigation to Congress. Democrats on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform and intelligence committees called the impeachment effort a "panicked and risky attempt to undermine an ongoing criminal investigation in an effort to protect President Trump as the walls are closing in around him and his associates".
  • Wildfire explodes into Northern California community; 2 dead

    Wildfire explodes into Northern California community; 2 dead

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    The fire grew 15,000 aces overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, and by evening took on another 8,000 acres. "We're here to confirm that we had a private dozer operator fatality". "Right now we are being evacuated", said TV anchor Allison Woods. A reporter with Redding television station KRCR choked up as she reported live updates about the fire before the station had to go off the air later.
  • Federal Judge Delays Manafort Trial, Grants Immunity To 5 Witnesses

    Federal Judge Delays Manafort Trial, Grants Immunity To 5 Witnesses

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    The trial had been scheduled to start on Wednesday. "We thought that we would get it through discovery". The rest of the remaining records to be reviewed, meanwhile, entail images and photos that were taken off various electronic devices belonging to Gates, Manafort's former business partner.
  • Cohen to CNN's Cuomo: I Made Stormy Payment 'on My Own'

    Cohen to CNN's Cuomo: I Made Stormy Payment 'on My Own'

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    Trump then asks, "What financing?" Increasingly, Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer and holder of many of his personal secrets, appears to be flipping on his former boss. Trump has brushed these stories off for years. Instead, Mr Cohen is throwing the punches, raising suspicions that this may be the first blow in an escalating fight with the president.
  • ‘Conflict with Iran would be mother of all wars’

    ‘Conflict with Iran would be mother of all wars’

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    That is when Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 worldwide agreement over Iran's nuclear program. "WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH", Trump added.
  • U.S. warns Iran not to threaten them or the Iranian people

    U.S. warns Iran not to threaten them or the Iranian people

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    The kind of threat that Trump made on Twitter on Sunday could have attracted penalty from the social network for any regular person as Twitter's policy bars users from making threats of violence on its platform. But Ghaemi, speaking via Skype, said the Trump administration's other policies hurt average Iranians. "They should assert themselves more ", he said .
  • USA not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo

    USA not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo

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    The White House on Monday said US President Donald Trump's threatening tweet shows he's not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran, but claimed the US leader isn't escalating tensions between the two countries. The tweet came shortly after Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us "and you will suffer" Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia USA commander: Challenge with North Korea is making progress despite lack of ...