• 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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  • USA senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning
USA senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

Trump, meanwhile, goes back and forth about what he says he believes or accepts. Just hours before, Trump had stood beside Putin in Helsinki and expressed doubts about whether Russia interfered with the US election in 2016, despite the fact that the US Department of Justice issued against a dozen Russian intelligence agents last week.

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  • Demi Lovato: Singer recovering in hospital
Demi Lovato: Singer recovering in hospital

Plenty of Demi's famous friends took to Twitter to share their thoughts with the star and send love at this hard time, including Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Ellen DeGeneres . "It breaks my heart that she is going through this". The two were then catapulted into the spotlight at the Disney Channel as teenagers, but their relationship fel...

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  • British man exposed to Novichok discharged
British man exposed to Novichok discharged

According to London, former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and later swapped for Russian intelligence officers, and his daughter Yulia, 33, suffered the effects of an alleged nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury on March 4.

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  • Syrian army continues push into Quneitra amid ongoing evacuations
Syrian army continues push into Quneitra amid ongoing evacuations

The Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement that the operation had been carried out due to an "immediate threat" to the rescue workers' lives. As it became clear that the forces of dictator Bashar Assad would reconquer the south of Syria, those same nations lobbied Israel and Jordan to help get them out, with the promise that the White Helm...

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  • Sheriff: 4 missing from boat are presumed dead
Sheriff: 4 missing from boat are presumed dead

The National Transportation Safety Board and US Coast Guard are investigating. "I do feel sad and I can feel for the loss of the families, knowing that they are now without their loved ones while they are here", said Wade. "They were coming back toward land". "The first one made it out, and the second one didn't", Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader...

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  • Ex-NATO commander: Trump comments 'worst nightmare' for Montenegro
Ex-NATO commander: Trump comments 'worst nightmare' for Montenegro

But tension remains after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, whose government says Moscow continues to send cash, weapons and troops to fuel a separatist conflict that's killed more than 10,000 people. NATO's common defence clause has only been invoked once - by America after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks conducted by Al-Qaeda...

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  • Putin Proposed Eastern Ukraine Referendum to Trump, Bloomberg Reports
Putin Proposed Eastern Ukraine Referendum to Trump, Bloomberg Reports

A major source of public confusion was Trump's statement during Monday's joint press conference in Helsinki that he did not believe that Russian Federation could have interfered in the most recent U.S. The Kremlin has yet to formally respond to the proposal, but Mr Trump has said he is looking forward to his second meeting with Mr Putin. "The R...

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  • Egypt sarcophagus tomb OPENED despite risk of DEADLY black magic curse
Egypt sarcophagus tomb OPENED despite risk of DEADLY black magic curse

The coffin was found in a tomb in the city believed to be the final resting place of Alexander the Great and dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305BC and 30BC. Three decomposed mummies were found in the sarcophagus, declared Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri. The skeletons discovered inside the cof...

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  • Missouri duck boat capsizes killing at least 11 people
Missouri duck boat capsizes killing at least 11 people

At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, CoxHealth reported that Cox Medical Center Branson was treating eight patients, two of them in critical condition. A tourist boat capsized on Table Lake in the USA state of Missouri. Over the past two decades, at least 36 people have died in Duck boat accidents. Ripley Entertainment , the parent company of Ride...

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  • 'I Misspoke' - Trump Backtracks after Putin Summit Shocker
'I Misspoke' - Trump Backtracks after Putin Summit Shocker

In one of the consequences of the Helsinki meeting, US media reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will appear next Wednesday in an open hearing in front of Senate Foreign Relations Committee to testify on the Trump-Putin meeting. Which means that in purposely trying to fix the mess he made by suggesting he didn't totally believe his own int...

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