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Chinese and U.S. flags are set up for a signing ceremony during a visit by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at China's Ministry of Transport in Beijing, China April 27, 2018. "Escalating tariffs against China is the wrong approach to address legitimate concerns U.S. businesses have with China's harmful practices", said Myron Brilliant, head of global affairs for the U.S.
  • Ryan, McConnell come up with more excuses not to fund border wall

    Ryan, McConnell come up with more excuses not to fund border wall

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    The two officials and the congressional aide spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations. That would set up another fiscal showdown during a lame-duck session. Because Trump's wall was funded during the current fiscal year, it would continue for the length of the extension.
  • Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House

    Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House

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    Additionally, if any unarmed USA officials plan to return to North Korea to recover additional remains from the war, the Korean People's Army of the North will provide security, officials said. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs despite its pledge to denuclearize.
  • Trump Calls for Sessions to End Russia Probe

    Trump Calls for Sessions to End Russia Probe

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    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election. "I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", Mr Trump said after talks with Mr Putin in Finland on July 16.
  • John Kelly Allegedly To Stay In Job Through 2020

    John Kelly Allegedly To Stay In Job Through 2020

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    Tensions have eased recently between Kelly and Trump - though the president last month considered replacing him with Nick Ayers , Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, or Budget Director Mick Mulvaney . If Kelly stays on into 2019, he'll occupy the role during a re-election cycle, which is likely to downsize what already is a weakened role for him.
  • Incumbent Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe vote

    Incumbent Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe vote

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    Wednesday's violence, which followed a relatively orderly election, dashes Mnangagwa's hopes of repairing the image of a country that had become synonmous with corruption and economic collapse under Mugabe. "They must go about their business as always", he said on state television. Mnangagwa himself remains under US sanctions. "We categorically denounce the excessive use of force against unarmed civilians", former Ghanaian president John Mahama said in a statement on behalf of the ...
  • Ivanka Trump says news media not 'enemy of the people'

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    Interested in Ivanka Trump? The senior White House adviser also said she doesn't view the news media as "the enemy of the people", breaking with one of her father's frequent attacks on the press. "These are not easy issues, these are incredibly hard issues and like the rest of the country, I experience them in a very emotional way", she said.
  • Deadly 6.4-magnitude natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali

    Deadly 6.4-magnitude natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali

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    Sixteen people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the shallow quake, which sent people running from their homes early in the morning of Sunday. "Hundreds of trekkers in the crater in climbing areas couldn't come down when they wanted to, because the paths were covered by debris from landslides and there were fears of subsequent landslides", Sutopo told a news conference.
  • Resisters: Details on the Deleted Facebook Page

    Resisters: Details on the Deleted Facebook Page

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    It said the "bad actor" accounts on the world's biggest social network and its photo-sharing site Instagram could not directly be tied to Russian actors, who USA officials say used the platform to spread disinformation ahead of the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
  • Ontario government defends move to axe basic income pilot project

    Ontario government defends move to axe basic income pilot project

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    In the March budget the Liberals announced they would raise income assistance rates by three per cent. MacLeod said that will be reduced to a 1.5 per cent increase. Under the program's current guidelines, a single person would receive a maximum of $17,000 (Canadian) per year and a married couple would receive $24,000 (Canadian).
  • Flight from Pembroke to P.E.I. crashes, three people reported dead

    Flight from Pembroke to P.E.I. crashes, three people reported dead

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    The crash occurred just outside Greenville Municipal Airport in ME at about 10:55 a.m. (EST), said an official with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had departed Pembroke, Ont., and was bound for Charlottetown when it went down in northeastern Maine.
  • Van bomb kills 10 in Philippines

    Van bomb kills 10 in Philippines

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    However, in a press conference at the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon City, Arevalo downplayed the incident, saying it was not "a lone wolf attack, terrorist attack or foreign terrorist attack". No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the military said the Abu Sayyaf militants may have been behind the attack. The country's south remains under martial law, which Duterte declared previous year to deal with a five-month siege by Islamic State group-linked ...
  • Blueprints for 3D-printed guns could be available this week

    Blueprints for 3D-printed guns could be available this week

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    Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed had reached a settlement with the State Dept.in June that would allow it to make the plastic gun blueprints available for download online. The NRA said in a statement that "antigun politicians" and some members of the news media wrongly claim that 3-D printing technology "will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms".
  • President Trump Calls On Attorney General To End Russia Probe

    President Trump Calls On Attorney General To End Russia Probe

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    During the trial, Mueller will likely draw attention to Manafort's lavish lifestyle, funded by his political consulting work for Ukraine's pro-Russian former leader Viktor Yanukovych. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday brushed back criticism of President Trump's controversial tweet urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russian Federation probe, telling reporters he was merely voicing his "opinion".
  • Zimbabwe election: Troops clash with opposition protesters

    Zimbabwe election: Troops clash with opposition protesters

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    Mnangagwa's government, meanwhile, accused Chamisa and his supporters of inciting "violence" by already declaring he had won the election, the first after former leader Mugabe stepped down in November. The UN and former colonial power the United Kingdom both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire.
  • North Korea Still Making Missiles, Despite Trump's Claims

    North Korea Still Making Missiles, Despite Trump's Claims

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    The officials say the evidence shows that North Korea is working on at least one liquid-fueled long-range ICBM at the plant that made the country's first missile capable of reaching the US. Dr. John Byrd, director of scientific analysis for DPAA, told reporters Wednesday at Osan that the agency has completed a two-day field forensic review and determined that the remains are human and "are likely to be American remains".
  • India asks 4 million to prove their nationality in northeast

    India asks 4 million to prove their nationality in northeast

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    He survived by running as hard as he could and hiding behind a bush for days. Resource-rich Assam , which borders Muslim-majority Bangladesh, is in the grip of social and communal tension as residents campaign against illegal immigrants, a fight backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government.
  • Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries

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    He's tough, he's smart and he loves Florida , he's loves our country, and he's going to be your next governor, Ron DeSantis ", Trump said Tuesday night at the rally. Others screamed "fake news" repeatedly. The 30-second ad is narrated by DeSantis' wife Casey , whose pitch for her husband includes telling viewers that he is "an unbelievable dad" who loves " playing with the kids " and " reads stories " to them.
  • All eyes on Virginia court as Paul Manafort's fraud trial begins

    All eyes on Virginia court as Paul Manafort's fraud trial begins

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    Testimony in the second day of Manafort's trial, the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 14-month investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 USA election, was overshadowed by Trump's call for an end to the probe that prompted some Democrats to accuse him of obstruction of justice.
  • Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes

    Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes

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    Some 965 dwellings and more than 400 other buildings were reduced to ruins as the blaze is now ranked as the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, according to the CalFire. Unlike the Carr Fire , authorities don't know what started Ferguson, which has now engulfed more than 58,000 acres. The River Fire has burned over tens of thousands of hectares, destroyed homes and stands at only 27 percent contained.
  • Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

    Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

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    In addition to Ripley Entertainment , the suit also names as defendants the former operators and manufacturers or designers of the duck boats in Branson: Ride the Ducks International in Jefferson City, Mo.; Ride the Ducks of Branson; as well as the Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.
  • US looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific, says Mike Pompeo

    US looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific, says Mike Pompeo

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    U.S. State Department said on Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Southeast Asia next month to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues with three nations. "When we say we want an "open" Indo-Pacific, it means we want all nations to enjoy open access to the seas and the airways". Through the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership , the United States will improve partner countries' digital connectivity and expand opportunities for U.S.