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British newspapers reported that samples were taken to the nearby United Kingdom military research center at Porton Down, the same facility that helped identify the nerve agent in the Skripal case. British ministers and members of the royal family have also boycotted the World Cup in Russian Federation. The pair, who are being treated at Salisbury District Hospital, were initially believed to have taken heroin or crack cocaine from a contaminated batch but tests are ongoing to identify ...
  • Trump issues WTO warning in meeting with Dutch leader

    Trump issues WTO warning in meeting with Dutch leader

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    Rutte also said the two leaders had made progress on the issue of United States passport checks at Schiphol airport, which is part of Trump's plan to restrict migration by vetting passengers before they board the plane. Mr Trump has requested his Commerce Department study whether to impose additional tariffs on cars, trucks and auto parts imported from Europe and other foreign markets, prompting a warning from the European Union that such an action could lead to retaliation on USA goods.
  • Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits: U.S

    Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits: U.S

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    Mr. Trump is also expected to press his argument that many North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are still falling far short of their promises to increase defense spending to contribute to the collective defense. Asked whether Trump shared his sharper perspective, Huntsman said, "The president will drive the discussion on malign activity and election meddling.
  • US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

    US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

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    The federal judge's order is the result of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. Azar refused to provide an exact figure for the total number of detained children who have been split from their parents, only saying that number is "under 3,000" minors and that they are in "excellent" care, with three meals plus snacks each day and time for exercise and entertainment.
  • Canada still aiming for intensive NAFTA talks

    Canada still aiming for intensive NAFTA talks

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    With support for the dismantling of NAFTA negligible, even among hard-core Trump enthusiasts in Congress, many have described the President as being 'filled with hot air'. The two discussed "mutually beneficial economic and trading relationship between the two countries", Trudeau's office said in a statement. Phasing out Canadian dairy tariffs would "destroy Canada's dairy production" without actually resolving the U.S.'s production problems, the association said.
  • Trump repeatedly suggested invading Venezuela, stunning top aides

    Trump repeatedly suggested invading Venezuela, stunning top aides

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    This account of the previously undisclosed conversation comes from a senior administration official familiar with what was said, who spoke anonymously due to the sensitive nature of the discussions. They said they were sure , and McMaster eventually managed to persuade Trump of the dangers of an invasion, the AP report says. Trump sent Mike Pence , Vice President of the United States to talk to the Venezuelan opposition leaders and see what they can do to improve the situation in the ...
  • Thailand boat accident: Death toll climbs to 27 and dozens still missing

    Thailand boat accident: Death toll climbs to 27 and dozens still missing

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    Ambulances could be seen waiting for various people to be rescued. The bodies of some of the dead were found floating face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, several miles from where the boat sank. Jin Yilin, consul-general of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said a delegation from the Chinese Foreign Ministry is on the way to Thailand. Twelve bodies were retrieved by the navy, who said "quite a few" bodies had also been found inside the sunken vessel.
  • Hague warns Tory rebels not to ‘push too hard’ on Brexit

    Hague warns Tory rebels not to ‘push too hard’ on Brexit

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    Ahead of a meeting of United Kingdom ministers later this week a report said officials had drafted a new option for how to handle customs with the European Union . But it is vital that Cabinet ministers do not fall into the trap of believing that what. We have given time, expertise and real-world experience to support hard-pressed civil service negotiators.
  • Poland: Chief justice plans to disregard retirement order

    Poland: Chief justice plans to disregard retirement order

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    Duda announced on Tuesday that Supreme Court president Malgorzata Gersdorf , a staunch critic of the reforms, had not asked for an extension and therefore would retire in line with rules introduced by PiS. "The constitution guarantees me this venerable post for six years, and I see no reason why I should file a petition with the executive branch about it", she said.
  • Scott Pruitt resigns -- July 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Scott Pruitt resigns -- July 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM

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    He made swamp creatures blush with his shameless excesses. "The great majority goes to effective fact-based research of quality journalists who exposed the depth of Scott Pruitt's corruption", she said . That stance, which pleased many Republicans, is the reason he managed to cling on to his job for over a year despite the scandals, said Phil Wegmann, writer at the Washington Examiner .
  • Hormuz Strait either for all, or for none: Iranian commander

    Hormuz Strait either for all, or for none: Iranian commander

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    The Iranian president said there was no action plan or "a clear method in the proposed package for the continuation of cooperation and, similar to the previous European Union statements, it only contained general commitments". They said they remained committed to the 2015 accord and to building up economic relations with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.
  • Thai Diver Dies During Cave Rescue Operations

    Thai Diver Dies During Cave Rescue Operations

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    The diver ran out of oxygen as he was placing tanks throughout the cave for a potential rescue mission, authorities in Thailand said. Two Britons, John Volanthen and Richard Stanton, were among the divers who found the boys and their coach marooned on a bank inside the cave.
  • Woman Climbs Statue of Liberty to Protest Family Separations, Island Shut Down

    Woman Climbs Statue of Liberty to Protest Family Separations, Island Shut Down

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    Therese Okoumou said she climbed the landmark as a spur-of-the-moment demonstration against policies that resulted in the separation of immigrant children from parents accused of crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. Created in 2003, the agency has become a focus of criticism over US President Donald Trump's policy of "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration. "At first, she wasn't friendly with us, but we took the time to get a rapport with her so that took a while", he said.
  • Kim, Xi Said to Agree US Troops Should Leave South Korea

    Kim, Xi Said to Agree US Troops Should Leave South Korea

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    Kim reportedly told Trump he had never heard the song - which prompted the President to pack Pompeo off with a CD for the North Korean leader. Pompeo is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later in the day, likely to be seeking deliverables on the concessions outlined in last month's DPRK-U.S.
  • Trump says he's narrowed Supreme Court nominees to 2 or 3

    Trump says he's narrowed Supreme Court nominees to 2 or 3

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    Another person familiar with the process said Friday the White House was focusing on Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kethledge and Thapar, as well as Thomas Hardiman, another appeals court judge. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is another Republican who has supported abortion. Barrett was rigorously tested during her hearing past year before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Immigration enforcement is like liberating a town in combat: Donald Trump

    Immigration enforcement is like liberating a town in combat: Donald Trump

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    Potential 2020 presidential hopefuls are joining the bandwagon. Sen. Although Warren and Gillibrand sided with the "Abolish ICE" push, California Sen. Leahy argued that the Trump administration has directed the agencies to act outside of their mission. Even being detained with their parents is traumatic for children, they said.
  • Elizabeth Warren Responds To Trump's Million Dollar Offer To Take 'DNA Test'

    Elizabeth Warren Responds To Trump's Million Dollar Offer To Take 'DNA Test'

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    Mr. Trump also took time to attack his Democratic rival for the presidency in 2016, Hillary Clinton, who he said gets "special treatment under the Justice Department". "It's time to retire liberal Democrat Jon Tester", Mr. Trump told thousands of supporters at the rally in Great Falls. But before Trump arrived in Montana, Tester's campaign took out full-page ads in newspapers across the state, highlighting bills the senator sponsored that Trump has signed into law.
  • Alleged sexual abuse victim sends emails to Ohio Rep

    Alleged sexual abuse victim sends emails to Ohio Rep

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    Kathleen Trafford, of Porter Wright in Columbus, said earlier this week that an investigative legal team looking into the allegations against Strauss had contacted Jordan's office by phone and email requesting an interview. Jordan told reporters the accusations were "flat-out not true". The university has urged anyone with relevant information about Strauss to contact the law firm Perkins Coie, which is conducting an independent investigation.
  • Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA

    Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA

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    Many within Pruitt's own agency had reportedly already turned against him and the White House press shop told the EPA to stop booking TV appearances for Pruitt, which he just started doing himself, current and former aides told the Post .
  • Avenfield reference verdict: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to return to Pakistan on Sunday

    Avenfield reference verdict: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to return to Pakistan on Sunday

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    Now both Sharif and his daughter are in London tending to Kulsoom, who is critically ill. An accountability court on Friday issued a 176-page verdict against the disqualified premier, Nawaz Sharif, and his family over corruption claims linked to the 2015 Panama papers, forcing his political party to rethink its election strategy after a series of legal and political setbacks.
  • Help avoid a hosepipe ban

    Help avoid a hosepipe ban

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    If you really want to have a bath try filling the tub an inch less, saving five litres of water in the process. As well as reducing consumption, we are appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network and to fix private side leaks in both homes and in businesses.
  • Heat dome brings dangerously high temps, humidity to most of US

    Heat dome brings dangerously high temps, humidity to most of US

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    Heat indeces look to push close to 100 by the afternoon. Temperatures reached a record-setting 98 degrees in Allentown on Sunday , breaking the old record of 97 set back in 1963. Tuesday also marks the fifth day of a heat wave with highs in the 90s. The chance for storms continues on Friday but depending how quickly the cooler air pushes through will depend on how warm it gets.
  • Macron parties at Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine in Nigeria

    Macron parties at Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine in Nigeria

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    The visit to Nigeria has marked a return to familiar territory for Macron. According to him, politics is important because it is a tool to change the society. I have to say my main memories about this place are friends, proud people, proud of their culture, proud of their art and music. He said France planned to launch a season of events meant to be "the face of African culture in Europe".
  • French thief makes dramatic helicopter escape from jail

    French thief makes dramatic helicopter escape from jail

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    During this 25 year sentence, Faid escaped from prison once before in 2013 using explosives hidden in his tissue pack. The French government admitted possible security failings on Monday after a notorious gangster who once fled to Israel used a helicopter to stage the second brazen jailbreak of a crime career inspired by films such as " Scarface ".
  • Woman Pulled Into Water By Shark She Was Feeding: 'Don't Feed Sharks'

    Woman Pulled Into Water By Shark She Was Feeding: 'Don't Feed Sharks'

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    A woman who was pulled into crocodile-infested waters in northwestern Australia when a shark bit her finger as she attempted to feed it has described the terrifying moment which almost cost her a digit. However, on arriving home the finger had become so badly infected that Brunning required surgery to have the wound flushed out and cleaned. Despite the freak incident, Brunning said she continued to carry on with her vacation as planned.