• Over 150 people killed in IS attacks in Syria

    Over 150 people killed in IS attacks in Syria

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they believed 156 people were killed. The remaining 94 dead were pro-regime fighters, mostly residents who took up arms to defend their homes, it said. It is now closing in on a patch of territory in nearby Daraa province held by Jaish Khaled bin al-Walid, which has pledged allegiance to IS. A Reuters photographer saw uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the black, white, green and red flag of President Bashar al-Assad's Baath ...
  • Will a rate hike suffice to stabilize the Turkish lira?

    Will a rate hike suffice to stabilize the Turkish lira?

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    Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the issue of refusal on a paid basis to pass military service will be put on the agenda after the election. Erdogan has opposed high rates in order to boost growth and argues that cheaper loans lead to slower inflation. Tuesday's decision "wasn't about monetary policy, it was about the independence of the central bank", Viktor Szabo, a senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told the WSJ.
  • North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible 'Within Months — US Intelligence

    North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible 'Within Months — US Intelligence

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    North Korea will transfer the remains of an unspecified number of soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, after accepting about 100 wooden caskets sent by the United States. Pompeo's testy appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee opened with questions on Russia, and he dodged lawmakers attempts to pry details about what he was told transpired in the private two-hour meeting between President Trump and Russian President ...
  • Fury as 'nanny state' warns tourists to stay out of the sun

    Fury as 'nanny state' warns tourists to stay out of the sun

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    After weeks without rain, torrential downpours are due to hit parts of Britain, with as much as 30mm (1.2in) expected to fall in just an hour. Dr Nick Scriven, the society's president, said while most hospitals are created to keep patients warm all year round, they can become too hot in such high temperatures.
  • Manafort’s Trial Delayed to July 31 So His Lawyers Can Better Prepare

    Manafort’s Trial Delayed to July 31 So His Lawyers Can Better Prepare

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    He had hoped the trial would be postponed until after he faces related charges in federal district court in Washington on September 17. Lawyers sought the delay for Manafort, a long-time Republican operative and businessman who is a target of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 USA election.
  • Chief: Suspect in stabbing is felon on parole

    Chief: Suspect in stabbing is felon on parole

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    Letifah, who was also stabbed in the neck, recounted the brutal attack to ABC7. "And I looked back, and he was wiping off his knife and stood at the stairs and just looked-and from there on, I was just caring for my sister". Police say he is a transient and a violent felon who is now on parole . Lahtifa Wilson survived the attack. He said, "Our family needs prayer, we need support".
  • Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest

    Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest

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    At the end of a recent hearing, the court inside a prison complex in the town of Aliaga in western Turkey rejected Brunson's lawyer's request that he be freed pending the outcome of the trial. Andrew Brunson had already spent almost two years in detention on terrorism charges. The lira currency briefly weakened to 4.89 to the dollar following reports of Pence's comments, but recovered later to stand at 4.8420 at 11:01 a.m.
  • Iran's Quds force chief tells Trump: Threaten me, not Rouhani

    Iran's Quds force chief tells Trump: Threaten me, not Rouhani

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    Tehran is dismissing the threat, and Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said President Trump's comments were "the words of a troublemaker". The growing trade conflict between the US and China can weaken the demand for energy, while a number of countries continue to increase oil production.
  • Unhappiness not grounds for divorce, woman is told

    Unhappiness not grounds for divorce, woman is told

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    Supreme Court president Lady Hale said the case was "very troubling" but judges could only "interpret and apply the law that Parliament has given us". He says if their marriage has irretrievably broken down it is because she had an affair, or because she is "bored". Simon Beccle, Mrs Owens' solicitor, said she had hoped the justices would make a decision which would be "forward-thinking and fit with the current social mores".
  • Pakistan's Imran Khan Leads In National Elections, As Rivals Allege Rigging

    Pakistan's Imran Khan Leads In National Elections, As Rivals Allege Rigging

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    The military getting embroiled in more controversy can undermine Pakistan's internal security, which is threatened by a number of insurgent challengers, such as the Pakistan Taliban and the Islamic State. However, final results have been delayed and opponents have alleged vote rigging. The military deployed some 350,000 troops to secure the country's 85,000 polling stations.
  • Football gifted to Donald Trump by Vladimir Putin may have had microchip

    Football gifted to Donald Trump by Vladimir Putin may have had microchip

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    Maddow specifically references a question from Reuters reporter Jeff Mason , who asked Putin if he wanted Trump to win the 2016 presidential election and if he directed any of his officials to help with that effort. It is still possible Trump and Putin will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina later this year. Trump has repeatedly derided Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt" and emphatically insisted there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.
  • U.S. airlines change Taiwan reference on websites ahead of China's deadline

    U.S. airlines change Taiwan reference on websites ahead of China's deadline

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    The authority said Taiwan should not be placed on an equal footing with China and that airlines must call it "China Taiwan" or the "China Taiwan region". Taipei previously appeared on the websites of American carriers as some variation on "TPE, Taiwan". Beijing hailed "positive steps" as major United States airlines and Hong Kong's flag carrier moved to comply Wednesday with its demand to list Taiwan as part of China, sparking anger on the island.
  • Reports of explosion outside United States embassy in Beijing

    Reports of explosion outside United States embassy in Beijing

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    Security personnel removes objects near the US embassy in Beijing (Reuters Photo) Further details about the incident were not immediately available, with police quickly cordoning off the spot where the blast took place and China's state-censorship apparatus moving swiftly to block searches for "US Embassy" on the popular Twitter-like Weibo platform.
  • Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud'

    Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud'

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    But in the recording , which Cohen's lawyer gave to CNN , when Trump raises the notion of using "cash", Cohen, his attorney, says, "No, no, no, no". Instead, Mr Cohen is throwing the punches, raising suspicions that this may be the first blow in an escalating fight with the president. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , defended the president after the tape's release, arguing that the recording does not show that a crime was committed.
  • House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

    House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

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    It is unclear whether there will be enough support in the party to pass the impeachment resolution, as Republican leaders have not signed on to the effort and are unlikely to back it. "Your use of this to attack me personally is deeply wrong", Rosenstein said. Department of Justice officials detailed their efforts to comply with Congress' document requests before the meeting Wednesday, noting giving lawmakers access to 880,000 pages they've requested and continuing to accept requests for ...
  • Could the Cohen-Trump Tape Be a Nothingburger?

    Could the Cohen-Trump Tape Be a Nothingburger?

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    The special master reviewing the items seized from former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen said Monday that she has provided 12 audio recordings to federal prosecutors for their investigation. Lawyer Rudy Giuliani said no campaign funding was involved in the discussion between Trump and Cohen, who has distanced himself from Trump in recent months as the FBI investigates Cohen's business dealings.
  • Secret audio tape between Trump and Michael Cohen released

    Secret audio tape between Trump and Michael Cohen released

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    Mr. Trump initially says "what financing?" Under U.S. election law, presidential candidates must disclose campaign contributions, which are defined as things of value given to a campaign in order to influence an election. The prosecutors for the Southern District of NY said at the time that special counsel Robert Mueller's office had referred a case about Cohen's business dealings to their office and had not been involved since.
  • Most Americans think Trump isn’t tough enough on Russian Federation, new poll says

    Most Americans think Trump isn’t tough enough on Russian Federation, new poll says

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    On Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the issue of refugee return had been discussed during last week's meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin but did not say that any agreements had been reached. Capitol. "The Russians better quit messing around in our elections". A United States legislation, Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), says sanctions must be imposed against those dealing with Russian Federation.
  • UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

    UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

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    Mollie was last seen at 5:30 p.m. on July 19 wearing a black sports bra, gym shorts and running sneakers. "Everything's on the table, unfortunately", Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel said. Her disappearance sparked extensive searches with Tibbetts' family trying to find her. Since then, hundreds have joined the search for Tibbetts. Authorities have since said they do not need any more volunteer searchers.
  • Attorney: Cohen not seeking pardon from Trump

    Attorney: Cohen not seeking pardon from Trump

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    On the tape released Tuesday by CNN , Trump can be heard discussing with NY fixer Michael Cohen how to buy the rights to the story of a Playboy model, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. The tape was provided to CNN by Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis . The story was never published by AMI. "I've dealt with much worse tapes than this".
  • Greek wildfires toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

    Greek wildfires toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

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    In addition to those killed, 164 adults and 23 children were injured, according to the fire service. A search-and-rescue operation is being conducted for 10 tourists who fled one of the fires in a boat, officials say. At least six people died trying to escape the flames into the sea. Coastguard vessels were combing beaches to find any remaining survivors, with military hospitals on full alert, a government spokesman said.
  • UK's May taking personal control of Brexit talks

    UK's May taking personal control of Brexit talks

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    The Cabinet Office, which May oversees and where Robbins works, "will have overall responsibility for the preparation and conduct of the negotiations", she said. Also in the session, Robbins revealed that teams from the Cabinet Office Europe Unit as well as from the Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for International Trade, have been working together to achieve "as frictionless trade as possible between the United Kingdom and the European ...
  • Israel shoots down Syria warplane

    Israel shoots down Syria warplane

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    In May, an Israeli official said Washington was considering recognising Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory. The official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the fate of the second Syrian pilot remains unknown.