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As per report in a forceful return to the political fray aimed at firing up Democratic voters ahead of key elections and since leaving office, the 44th USA president has pointedly avoided direct criticism of his successor, making a calculated effort not to utter Trump's name, but on Friday the gloves came off.
  • California wildfire that closed key highway doubles in size

    California wildfire that closed key highway doubles in size

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    A nearby fire in the Redding area burned some 1,100 homes and killed eight people last month. Although the fire was not burning near any large towns, Mr Vacarro said about 280 homes were considered threatened. "It isn't a lot of people", he said. Fire officials feared that once the inversion layer sitting over the fire cleared, the blaze would once again explode through the mountainous forest region, heading farther north toward Gibson, east toward Greens Mountain and west toward Damnation ...
  • Trump, Others Question Integrity, Credentials of Anonymous Author

    Trump, Others Question Integrity, Credentials of Anonymous Author

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    Trump. The anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times said "a quiet resistance" within the Trump administration was working to thwart some of the president's "worst inclinations". "I'm draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back", he said. "That's not a common word, 'lodestar.' Not a lot of people use that word", Kimmel said.
  • Kim Jong-un Invites Moon for Summit in Mid-September

    Kim Jong-un Invites Moon for Summit in Mid-September

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    Kim told the South Korean envoys that he is willing to take stronger steps if his " goodwill " measures are met in kind, according to chief envoy Chung Eui-yong. Signing a peace treaty without a disarmament deal also carries risks for the US, because it could legitimize Kim's control over half of the peninsula and undermine the rationale for stationing 28,000 or so American troops on the peninsula.
  • N. Korea Reiterates Calls for Formally Ending Korean War

    N. Korea Reiterates Calls for Formally Ending Korean War

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    Washington and Pyongyang have been unable to agree on a timeline for North Korea's promise to denuclearize since Kim met U.S. President Donald Trump in June. If Moon fails at his upcoming meeting with Kim, he may face a serious political dilemma: whether to continue to engage the North or join another US -led high-pressure campaign against Pyongyang.
  • India to buy USA defense tech under major security pact

    India to buy USA defense tech under major security pact

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    Sources said, United States sanctions on the import of Iranian crude oil and boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region will also be the focus of the talks. It will also allow the installation of high-security USA communication equipment on defence platforms being sourced from the US. Over the last 10 years, since the nuclear deal came into force, India has bought $18-20 billion worth of defence equipment from America.
  • Justice Dept. set to announce charges in Sony Pictures hack

    Justice Dept. set to announce charges in Sony Pictures hack

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    The 34-year-old worked "on behalf of the government of North Korea or the Workers' Party of Korea", according to United States authorities. "Members of the conspiracy are responsible for some of the most damaging and most well known cyber intrusions in history including the cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures, the cyber heist of Bangladesh Bank and creating the WannaCry ransomware ".
  • Turkish President Erdoğan urges ceasefire in Idlib to avert ’bloodbath’

    Turkish President Erdoğan urges ceasefire in Idlib to avert ’bloodbath’

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    The northwestern province along the Turkish border is the last major part of Syria in rebel hands. Putin noted that "all our agreements on Syria have been always based on the fact that we seek and will continue seeking reconciliation of all conflicting sides and we have always left aside terrorist organizations".
  • Syria's FM stresses determination to recapture last major rebel stronghold of Idlib

    Syria's FM stresses determination to recapture last major rebel stronghold of Idlib

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    Muallem said there was clear evidence that the USA was continuing to support terrorist groups like Daesh and Nusra Front, adding that the United States would certainly use a chemical weapons incident as a pretext to attack Syria . Thousands protested in various towns in Idlib and Hama, denouncing threats of an attack and hailing the area's readiness to fight. "The 3 million Syrians who have already been forced out of their homes and are now in Idlib will suffer from this aggression", he wrote ...
  • White House pledges to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons again

    White House pledges to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons again

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    More than half of Idlib is controlled by militants from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), while much of the rest is held by rebels backed by Turkey . On Tuesday Russia, an ally of president Bashar al-Assad's regime, resumed air strikes on Idlib after a 22-day pause. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported nine people killed.
  • No Canadian agriculture concessions in US trade talks: USTR

    No Canadian agriculture concessions in US trade talks: USTR

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    For now, the Canadians are insisting they won't be rattled by Trump's Saturday warning that Canada could be left out of a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal brokered between Mexico and the US has many provisions that have earned the support of organized labor, including more robust rules for automobile production.
  • Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

    Man shot after pulling gun outside Ice Cube concert, sheriff says

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    The track was hosting a post-race concert featuring Ice Cube , the popular rap artist, writer and actor whose former group NWA, was the subject in the movie, "Straight Outta Compton". Shots have been fired at Del Mar racecourse, with gunfire heard as horses were crossing the finish line in the final race of the day. Ice Cube, who once rapped " shotgun bullets is bad for yo' health ", was due to perform at San Diego's Del Mar Racecourse on Sunday.
  • In Eulogy, Meghan McCain Gets in Trump Digs

    In Eulogy, Meghan McCain Gets in Trump Digs

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    Capitol in Washington , Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Washington , for a departure to the Washington National Cathedral for a memorial service . They were joined by a number of U.S. "My father knew pain and suffering with an intimacy and an immediacy that most of us are blessed never to have endured", McCain said. John McCain's funeral was more than a remembrance of a man.
  • Honoring John McCain: Joe Biden, Arizona lawmakers speak at Phoenix memorial service

    Honoring John McCain: Joe Biden, Arizona lawmakers speak at Phoenix memorial service

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    The public viewing of his casket, after a brief ceremony for family and dignitaries led by Gov. Doug Ducey, came on the first of five days of memorial tributes planned for McCain, who died on Saturday from brain cancer. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. At the end of the almost 90-minute ceremony, McCain's casket was wheeled out of the church to " My Way ", in tribute to a politician known for following his own path based on his personal principles.
  • South Florida pastors denounce DeSantis for his 'monkey this up' remark

    South Florida pastors denounce DeSantis for his 'monkey this up' remark

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    They sent us a statement , saying, " Ron DeSantis was obviously thinking about Floridians not making the wrong decision on policies, on the policies that Gillum espouses". DeSantis said he is more concerned with Gillum's plan to greatly hike business taxes in the state, adding that such a move would reverse progress made under Gov.
  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

    US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

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    Along with his longtime friend, the equally camera-friendly Lindsey Graham (R-SC), McCain was a persistent advocate for increased defense spending and aggressive US military action. Likely because of his willingness to publicly call out members of his own party, the opposition had little bad to say about him. John McCain a "giant", an "icon" and an "American hero".
  • Warren Beatty Will Be A Pallbearer At John McCain’s Funeral

    Warren Beatty Will Be A Pallbearer At John McCain’s Funeral

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    In another moment, he drew a smile from Cindy McCain as he recalled the senator joking to him during one of their final conversations. Attendees included three of McCain's onetime Republican colleagues from Arizona's congressional delegation - retiring Senator Jeff Flake , former Senator Jon Kyl and former Congressman James Kolbe.
  • US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia

    US, allies ready for new strikes on Syria: Russia

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    A senior Russian official warned the United States on Saturday against making any "reckless" moves in Syria, the RIA news agency reported. Speculation is increasing that there could be a Russian-backed government assault on the northwestern province, home to Syria's last major rebel stronghold.
  • Russia Accuses the United Kingdom of Helping Rebels Stage Chemical Attack

    Russia Accuses the United Kingdom of Helping Rebels Stage Chemical Attack

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    The United States, France, and Britain last week issued a warning to Syria not to use chemical weapons as government forces ready their assault on Idlib. Jaafari pointed out that in April, the U.S. and its allies had carried out an attack on Syria after a chemical weapons provocation. Trump's White House has warned that any further chemical attacks attributed to the Syrian government would be met with more strikes.
  • Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

    Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

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    Adam Putnam 56 percent to 37 percent when The Associated Press called the race. Facing off in the Democratic gubernatorial primary were former U.S. But in other races in South Carolina, New York and more, he's shown an ability to move voters to candidates who side with him and against candidates who don't, even incumbents.
  • First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

    First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

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    President Kenyatta is in Washington for talks with Trump. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday stole the show at a bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump with his command of English. 'We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I'm not going to judge the president on these things. The Cuba and USA talks, nevertheless, ended with signing of lucrative deals between Kenya and the respective trade partners.
  • Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

    Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

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    Time for CNN to retract or at least "clarify" its original Trump Tower story, right? Elsewhere in CNN's July 27 story the network notes that it actually spoke to none other than Lanny Davis for reaction to what its "sources" were telling it about what Cohen knew.
  • America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

    America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

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    Bush will deliver their remarks during a service at the National Cathedral. The White House lowered flags to half-staff in honor of McCain, who died Saturday at age 81 after a battle with brain cancer. The son and grandson of four-star admirals, McCain will be buried in the cemetery of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, on a peaceful hillside overlooking the Severn River.
  • May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

    May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

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    The British leader has previously said Abba gets her "up and going", but her dance moves in South Africa drew plenty of reaction on Twitter . May's three-day trip aims to boost post-Brexit trade ties. She says she was pointedly measured in her response to US President Donald Trump's ill-informed remarks about land seizure in South Africa and the large-scale killing of white farmers.
  • What we know about Jacksonville shooting suspect David Katz

    What we know about Jacksonville shooting suspect David Katz

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    The couple divorced in 2007. The latest rampage occurred amid a debate over USA gun laws that was given fresh impetus by the massacre in February of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida . Police said surveillance footage from inside the restaurant hosting the competition showed a lone attacker walking by other patrons and going to the backroom, where the contestants had assembled and were playing.
  • North Korea Lashes Out After Trump's Latest Tantrum

    North Korea Lashes Out After Trump's Latest Tantrum

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    Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha "reaffirmed the United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to the final, fully verified denuclearization of" North Korea , the State Department said. "Trump may be the only American president who is willing to deal with Kim Jong-un". Kawasaki was 17 when she signed up for the repatriation program, which began in the 1950s and was backed by an aggressive campaign in Korean communities in Japan for people to take ships to ...
  • Trump claims Sessions 'doesn't understand what is happening' in Justice Dept.

    Trump claims Sessions 'doesn't understand what is happening' in Justice Dept.

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    Later on, he said: "Open up the papers & documents without redaction?" PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: He took the job, and then he said, I'm going to recuse myself. During the interview, Trump didn't directly answer whether he planned to fire Sessions or deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russian Federation investigation.
  • Mexican EcoMin Guajardo: Mexico, US likely ‘hours’ away from NAFTA agreement

    Mexican EcoMin Guajardo: Mexico, US likely ‘hours’ away from NAFTA agreement

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    For five weeks, top officials from both the United States and Mexico have logged many hours of face-to-face talks in Washington on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Asked about a potential deal on Monday, he said "That's why we're here; to make our best effort". Speaking to reporters on his way into Saturday's talks in Washington , Guajardo praised the U.S.
  • Shortly After John McCain's Death, White House Raises Flags to Full Staff

    Shortly After John McCain's Death, White House Raises Flags to Full Staff

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    In 2009, following the death of Sen. While Trump and McCain had an infamously contentious relationship - including the time when the then-presidential candidate mocked the Arizona Republican for getting captured while fighting in the Vietnam War - the president did not bury the hatchet after McCain's passing.
  • PTI confident about winning Pakistan presidential election

    PTI confident about winning Pakistan presidential election

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    It has been learnt that the first class is not available in the flights being operated from Pakistan as this is offered by other worldwide airlines and its fare is said to be three-hundred times higher than the business/club class. When asked again by a reporter if the United States government continues to stand by the readout, she said: "We stand by our readout". The foreign minister said Pakistan would not shy away from engaging with India despite the current impasse.
  • United Kingdom warns of red tape, card charges in 'no-deal' Brexit

    United Kingdom warns of red tape, card charges in 'no-deal' Brexit

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    The government has maintained throughout the negotiation process that it is preparing for all possible outcomes. All of the Brexit scenarios depend on three factors, according to the IfG - the prime minister concludes a withdrawal agreement with the remaining European Union member states (deal) or not (no deal); Parliament accepts the agreement (yes) or rejects it (no); and Parliament then asks the government to renegotiate, or accepts a no deal.
  • India rejects UAE government's US$100 million flood disaster fund offer

    India rejects UAE government's US$100 million flood disaster fund offer

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    Chief Justice Rajendra Menon as well as the puisne Judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to make voluntary contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund created for the Kerala floods relief. "I don't know why they should deny some other government's help", he told NDTV news channel. It might be recalled that the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has in a series of tweets expressed his gratitude to UAE for their generosity.
  • Tears as Korean families reunite for first time in decades

    Tears as Korean families reunite for first time in decades

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    South Korea's Yonhap Newsreported on Monday that some of the participants were so frail that they spent the reunion in wheelchairs or needed help to stand. One 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son. "When I fled home in the war", said Ms.
  • More than a million people in India flood relief camps - International

    More than a million people in India flood relief camps - International

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    With hundreds of thousands of people converging in halls and auditoriums of schools, temples, churches, and mosques with little or no toilet facilities, people from less affected areas moved in to help those badly in need. Kerala received rainfall more than 40 percent greater than normal for the monsoon season, which runs from June to September. The maximum deaths were reported from Idukki district, where 43 people have lost their lives so far.
  • Putin to Merkel: Syrian Refugees Are a 'Burden on Europe'

    Putin to Merkel: Syrian Refugees Are a 'Burden on Europe'

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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...
  • UAE-based Indian billionaire donates Dh5 million for Kerala flood relief

    UAE-based Indian billionaire donates Dh5 million for Kerala flood relief

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    Kerala-born businessman Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman and MD of Lulu Group, has announced a ₹50 million donation for rain-battered Kerala, Khaleej Times reported today. He also said schoolchildren will be provided new textbooks free of cost and the Onam exams have been postponed. We need concerted efforts to rebuild the state, and I commend the efforts of everyone for their unconditional support, dedication and tireless work.