• Iran aide doesn't see 'any reason' for Trump-Rouhani talks
Iran aide doesn't see 'any reason' for Trump-Rouhani talks

Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " on Iran ending its nuclear p...

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  • Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise
Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise

President Trump has signed a bill into law - as part of the broader Defense Authorization Act - banning U.S. Government agencies from using tech designed or manufactured by a number of Chinese firms, including Huawei and ZTE. The ban does not single out Huawei and ZTE though. The measure also includes provisions created to improve how th...

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  • State of Emergency Declared in Advance of Charlottesville Anniversary
State of Emergency Declared in Advance of Charlottesville Anniversary

Virginia State Police Superintendent Gary Settle said more than 700 state police will be activated during the weekend and "state police is fully prepared to act" to prevent any incidents like previous year. Lee - the Civil war in the United States. "We have learned many lessons from the tragic events of August 12, 2017". But this is the first...

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  • Romania braces for fresh protest after clashes injure 450
Romania braces for fresh protest after clashes injure 450

The anti-government protest in Bucharest Friday drew tens of thousands Romanians from overseas and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption.

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  • Space Force To Become Sixth Branch Of US Armed Forces
Space Force To Become Sixth Branch Of US Armed Forces

In a speech today at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence laid out the Pentagon's report on building the Space Force . The idea has long encountered resistance in the Pentagon, especially from the Air Force, which stands to lose funding and control over space-based assets and strategies.

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  • I don't think there's any one head of the Democratic Party
I don't think there's any one head of the Democratic Party

In Michigan, State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. "We are protesting against Vice President Pence because we do not agree with some of the things he agrees with", says one protester. Her opponen...

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  • North Korea slams USA for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks
North Korea slams USA for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks

The foreign ministry, which had earlier slammed Washington's "alarming" impatience for denuclearisation, accused the USA of clinging to an "outdated acting script". North Korea has lashed out at the U.S. for continuing to push for sanctions enforcement. North Korea's foreign ministry said Pyongyang had stopped nuclear and missile tests, dismantle...

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  • Trump Administration Outlines 'Space Force' Plan, But Obstacles Remain
Trump Administration Outlines 'Space Force' Plan, But Obstacles Remain

Military officials are concerned about threats posed by China and Russian Federation in particular. He added: "America will always seek peace in space as on the earth but history proves that peace only comes through strength, and in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead".

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  • New York congressman arrested on insider trading charges
New York congressman arrested on insider trading charges

A grand jury returned an indictment charging the trio with insider trading. Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, 66, are also accused of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Collins, who was first elected in 2012, is now running for a fourth term. It is relatively rare for prosecutors to indict a sitting elected official, particular...

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  • Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement
Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

The accusations against Manafort and Gates mostly stem from their work helping to elect Viktor F. Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, and other pro-Russia forces in Ukraine, and to secure business ventures with the oligarchs backing those politicians.

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  • Saudi Arabia agency stops buying Canadian wheat, barley
Saudi Arabia agency stops buying Canadian wheat, barley

The Saudi foreign ministry has also ordered Canada's ambassador, Dennis Horak, to leave the country. The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada's ambassador to Riyadh and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of rights activists.

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  • 18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia
18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Fifteen passengers and three crew members aboard the helicopter were killed, a source at the emergency services told the state-owned TASS news agency. . 'The Mi-8AMT carrying passengers-shift workers-to an oil pumping station was the second to takeoff'. The ministry added that it had set up a commission to investigate the crash.

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  • California's summer siege of wildfires
California's summer siege of wildfires

Alerts have been upgraded to Reg Flag Warnings by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection due to low humidity, gusty winds and high temperatures, Anadolu Agency reports. Authorities said there are 17 major fires burning throughout California. The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last week and d...

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  • Warrant issued for suspect in murder of Texas cardiologist
Warrant issued for suspect in murder of Texas cardiologist

He said the last anyone had heard from Pappas was in a Tuesday morning text message in which Pappas wrote that he was going to kill himself. "There was a lot of planning that went into this, and sadly, some skill", Acevedo told reporters.

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  • USA officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms
USA officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms

Russian Federation is waging a "pervasive" campaign to undermine democracy and "divide the United States", several of the nation's top intelligence officials said Thursday in their latest castigation of the Kremlin. "We're not going to accept meddling in the elections", Nakasone said. Mr Bolton also wrote to Senate Democrats, saying Mr Trump ...

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  • Trump's Boast About Getting Fallen Heroes From Korea Is Collapsing
Trump's Boast About Getting Fallen Heroes From Korea Is Collapsing

According to The Post , the officials said the new information reveals that work is potentially taking place on one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles in Sanumdong, a suburb of Pyongyang . More than 326,000 Americans fought alongside soldiers from South Korea as part of a United Nations coalition during the war to suppor...

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  • California wildfires rage on
California wildfires rage on

The Carr Fire has destroyed more than 112,000 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - also known as Cal Fire . It has scorched 180 square miles (470 square kilometers) and is 35 percent contained. Thousands of homes remain under threat. He said the state really never left its drought status and several...

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  • Facebook uncovers attempts to influence upcoming USA elections
Facebook uncovers attempts to influence upcoming USA elections

Facebook announced today that it has removed 32 accounts that it believes were fraudulently attempting to use divisive politics to influence the midterm elections. Facebook noticed that a known Internet Research Agency account had been made a co-administrator on a fake page for a period of seven minutes - something a top Facebook official...

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  • Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial

It is the first full tally provided by Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, of Mr Manafort's income from his work as a political consultant in Ukraine. He's the only American charged in the Mueller probe to opt for a trial. Manafort lived an "extravagant lifestyle" fuele...

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  • British diplomat refers to Chinese wife as Japanese in Beijing
British diplomat refers to Chinese wife as Japanese in Beijing

Well, at least his predecessor BoJo would be proud . Britain's new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt's foray into global politics is off to an embarrassing start. "That's something that we welcome and we said that we will explore", Hunt said, without elaborating. "China and Britain should treat each other's development as an opportunity instea...

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  • Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over border wall
Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over border wall

US President Donald Trump says he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the US -Mexico border. The Trump administration repeatedly attempted to shift the blame to the Democrats for its own policy and falsely claimed it had no choice but to separate ...

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  • New Orleans shooting leaves at least 3 dead and 7 injured
New Orleans shooting leaves at least 3 dead and 7 injured

Detectives "determined that two unknown armed subjects believed to be wearing hooded sweatshirts allegedly approached a group of people standing outside of a business and opened fire, striking 10 of the individuals", then fled, a police statement said.

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  • Trump tweets that he’s willing to shut down the government over immigration
Trump tweets that he’s willing to shut down the government over immigration

Two leading Democrats - Reps. The president signaled in the White House meeting that he was on board with McConnell and Ryan's strategy to fund the government smoothly through "minibusses", or smaller packages of spending bills that had been moving through the House and Senate , according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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  • Forensics experts work on identifying the dead in Greek fire
Forensics experts work on identifying the dead in Greek fire

ATHENS, Greece-Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town had been built like a "fire trap", with poor safety standards and few escape routes.

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  • Nearly 250 dead in Daesh attacks on south Syria: New toll
Nearly 250 dead in Daesh attacks on south Syria: New toll

Sweida health official Hassan Omar told The Associated Press by phone that 90 people were killed in the suicide blasts and subsequent fighting in Sweida, and that 80 people were wounded. After Wednesday's attack, some tribal leaders in Sweida said hundreds of young men are ready to take part in defeating IS in the areas they stormed in the countrys...

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