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USA ambassador Nikki Haley attempted to include an amendment that would have condemned Hamas, which failed after several procedural votes. In December, 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump and voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • USA urges United Nations cooperation as fighting flares in Yemen

    USA urges United Nations cooperation as fighting flares in Yemen

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    More than 22 million people in Yemen are in need of aid - 8.4 million of whom are on the brink of starvation, according to the United Nations which considers Yemen to be the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Previous UN efforts have failed to end the war. Though the USA government has rhetorically opposed an offensive, the administration appears to be washing its hands of the UAE's actions and will do nothing to intervene.
  • Michael Reagan: Peter Navarro Should Apologize to Justin Trudeau

    Michael Reagan: Peter Navarro Should Apologize to Justin Trudeau

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    That's pretty much the only way to restore America's friendships with traditional allies like Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, which have been blindsided by President Donald Trump's aggressive trade restrictions, including steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.
  • Trump aide apologizes for 'inappropriate' comments on Trudeau

    Trump aide apologizes for 'inappropriate' comments on Trudeau

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    Trump says he watched that news conference on his way to Singapore , and was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had had a positive meeting in Charlevoix. READ: Will we really sacrifice the Canadian economy at the altar of the dairy industry? On Tuesday , Trump said: "We have a big trade deficit with Canada.it's close to $100 billion a year deal loss".
  • Suspects in Sydney Loofe Death, Ordered Held Without Bond

    Suspects in Sydney Loofe Death, Ordered Held Without Bond

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    Sidney Loofe, 24, was found chopped up in several garbage bags after meeting Bailey Boswell for a date on the app, with Boswell and her boyfriend Aubrey Trail charged with first-degree murder Monday. But on November 16, Loofe didn't show up for work at Menard's in north Lincoln or respond to family members who attempted to contact her, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.
  • Paul’s Skyscraper-Scaling Raccoon Captivates Internet

    Paul’s Skyscraper-Scaling Raccoon Captivates Internet

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    CT. MPRraccoon - as the raccoon is now known on Twitter - captured widespread attention as people online followed its adventurous heroics when it climbed a 25-story building in St. "Two workers in the building got out a couple of long planks - sort of making a kind of ladder for it". This little guy had legions of social media users anxious for his safety after scaling the UBS Tower in St.
  • North Korea Poses No Nuclear Threat, Despite Weapons

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    Shares in Butan Industrial dipped further off their recent highs following Trump's get-together with Kim Jong Un , closing around 10% lower. Trump appears to have resolved the immediate threat of war and cast himself as a peacemaker. Interestingly, the North made no secret of China's behind-the-scenes presence at the summit. A lot of people can claim credit for making the summit happen.
  • Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

    Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

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    If you're staying in Dubai for Eid Al Fitr, there's some good news for drivers as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced four days of free parking in Dubai during the Eid celebrations . The festivities of Eid begin only after the crescent moon is seen. The festival is celebrated over three days and is also called Choti Eid. It is a custom to eat a hearty breakfast before people head to perform the special congregational prayers.
  • Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors

    Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors

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    The law firm representing Michael Cohen is leaving the case, a possible sign that President Trump's personal attorney may flip and cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to a media report Wednesday. Ryan and Harrison didn't immediately respond to messages. McDermott Will & Emery, a NY and Washington firm, has been representing Mr. Cohen. Cohen has been represented since 2017 by Stephen Ryan , a Washington lawyer initially hired to prepare him for congressional testimony about ...
  • Prosecutors seek 16 years for man in UK model's kidnapping

    Prosecutors seek 16 years for man in UK model's kidnapping

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    She was taken to a remote mountain village where she was kept for nearly a week before Herba drove her back to Milan and released her near the British consulate. Herba maintained his innocence throughout the trial, saying he was never violent with Ms Ayling. Ms Ayling said in her original statement to police that she was held captive and never left the remote farmhouse dwelling where she was being detained.
  • Italy to redirect 629 migrants to Malta, says Italian official

    Italy to redirect 629 migrants to Malta, says Italian official

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    The Italian government responded with a statement saying "Italy can not accept hypocritical lessons from countries that in the migration field have always preferred to turn their head to the other side", Italian media reported, adding that Rome is considering canceling a summit between Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday.
  • Former Panamanian president extradited home from US - Newspaper

    Former Panamanian president extradited home from US - Newspaper

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    Martinelli has maintained his innocence and said he is a victim of political persecution by current President Juan Carlos Varela, who previously served as his vice president. He is accused of embezzlement and illegally monitoring phone calls and other communications. That agency used multimillion-dollar surveillance systems to listen in on and record cell phone conversations and computer communications from "targets", including Panamanian judges, USA diplomats, union activists, political ...
  • "Division Of California IntoThree States" measure heads to November ballot

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    Amid worries of a recession, Statham gained the support of then-Speaker Willie Brown to put a non-binding question on ballots across the state: Should California divide into three states? Meanwhile, Northern California , which would be the richest of the three with a per capita income of around $63,000, would include the Bay Area and the 31 remaining counties north of Sacramento , the current state capital.
  • Trump responds to viral G-7 photo

    Trump responds to viral G-7 photo

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    The picture has since gone viral on the Internet, and Mr Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . The acrimonious fallout from the G7 began after Mr Trump watched Mr Trudeau's end-of-summit press conference. At a press conference following the summit, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of U.S.
  • Speaker John Bercow praises behaviour of a baby in the Commons

    Speaker John Bercow praises behaviour of a baby in the Commons

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    Speaking to the BBC immediately after the incident, Mr Blackford said: " Scotland's voice has not been heard, we have had changes to the devolution settlement that were pushed through last night without Scottish MPs voices being heard". He used the parliamentary procedure to ensure the will of the Scottish Parliament is respected and that Brexit legislation pauses until the Scottish Parliament's motion is considered as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
  • Saudi envoy: Hodeidah's liberation will replenish major lifeline for Yemenis

    Saudi envoy: Hodeidah's liberation will replenish major lifeline for Yemenis

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    The Saudi-led coalition backs the exiled government of Yemen, as it battles Iran-backed Shia rebels. Neither the coalition nor the rebels have confirmed the death of the leader's brother, the Saudi Khabar Ajil media said. Riyadh says the Houthis use the port to smuggle Iranian-made weapons, including missiles that have been launched at Saudi cities - accusations denied by the group and Tehran.
  • South Korea seeks clarity from United States after Trump-Kim summit

    South Korea seeks clarity from United States after Trump-Kim summit

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    The ICBM has been a grave concern for the US, as the North was seen using the missile capability to keep American forces at bay and undercut the credibility of the U.S.' security commitment to its Asian allies. Russian Federation is welcoming the outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Moon Jae-in spoke by phone with Mr Trump for 20 minutes late on Tuesday, but an official readout of the call made no mention of military exercises, ...
  • British-Australian couple who died in Portugal 'selfie' fall revealed

    British-Australian couple who died in Portugal 'selfie' fall revealed

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    The Australian man and British woman who died after falling off a 30-metre wall while taking a selfie have been identified. Fishermen in the area thought the pair was simply sleeping on the beach but discovered a "horror scene" when they approached, describing the couple's bodies as "shattered" to local paper Journal de Noticias .
  • North Korea says Trump agreed on step-by-step denuclearization process

    North Korea says Trump agreed on step-by-step denuclearization process

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    Current and former USA officials say they're concerned at the possibility that the United States might stop military drills unilaterally, without an explicit pledge from Pyongyang to lower its threat. soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953. "It would be very, very serious war", he said. That is because the North Korea strongman travels with his own personal toilet so his wastes can not be seized and analyzed by enemy agents.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Trump's "Special Bond" with Kim Jong Un

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    He agrees that the name is fitting for the message Trump wants to deliver, but wishes he would've chosen a different name. "Crazy" Castaldo said in a tweet , adding that he was trying to find out "why they used my company name". However, Leong said both found it hard to hide their nervousness once they were seated, with Trump displaying a slanted smile, and fidgeting with his hands and Kim leaning and staring at the ground.
  • U.K.'s May Scrambles for Brexit Compromise as Tory Tensions Rise

    U.K.'s May Scrambles for Brexit Compromise as Tory Tensions Rise

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    These were the words of a minister expecting to win the vote. They reassured anti-Brexit MPs that the government would accept some of their core demands to give parliament a meaningful say on the terms of Britain's European Union divorce, including - potentially - a new deadline for a deal to be agreed with Brussels that could make it hard for the government.
  • Trump takes credit for Sanford loss in SC primary

    Trump takes credit for Sanford loss in SC primary

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    For his part, Trump doubled-down on his opinions in a second tweet Wednesday morning, writing , "My political representatives didn't want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win - but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot".
  • Man dies and partner seriously injured after intruders attack their home overnight

    Man dies and partner seriously injured after intruders attack their home overnight

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    Both Mikolaj and Elzbieta were taken to Cork University Hospital, but sadly Mikolaj was pronounced dead shortly after 5:30am. His partner, who is in her 30s and also from Poland, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. They believe the vehicle was a BMW 3 series. The suspects fled the scene and a auto was found burnt out at a waterfall about five miles away. The couple's home now remains sealed off in order for a forensic examination to take place.
  • Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'

    Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'

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    President Donald Trump attacked America's closest allies in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada. In Canada Tuesday, commenting on the Trump-Kim summit , where the two leaders appeared very cordial and even smiling together, Trudeau said he supported Trump's efforts to reach a nuclear deal.
  • Jihadi raids kill eleven civilians in NW Syria

    Jihadi raids kill eleven civilians in NW Syria

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    Elsewhere in Syria, he said the numbers of people stuck in besieged or other areas humanitarian workers can not easily access has shrunk dramatically since a year ago to just over two million people. The spokesman noted that the Secretary-General recalled that Idlib is part of the de-escalation agreement reached in Astana, and called on its guarantors "to uphold their commitments".
  • After 'difficult' G7 summit, May warns against unilateral action on trade

    After 'difficult' G7 summit, May warns against unilateral action on trade

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    Joining that view was Nicholas Burns, a former USA undersecretary of state under President George W. Bush, who called Canada "the best neighbor we could have". Trump, who arrived rather late to the summit and left early was contentious and fractious right from the beginning, when he called on the leaders of France, Germany, UK, Japan and Canada to invite back Russian Federation to the fold of the G-7.
  • Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

    Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

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    Peter Navarro says his job was to send a "signal of strength" after Trudeau's post-G7 news conference sent the US president into a fit of pique that threw the summit into disarray. "He learned", Mr Trump said, wagging his finger. And I say, 'Push him around? Trudeau and his ministers were careful to say nothing that would add fuel to Trump's ire, hoping it will dissipate once the president is no longer stressed about his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un .
  • 74 scammers arrested for hijacking email addresses, stealing money

    74 scammers arrested for hijacking email addresses, stealing money

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    The operation also included the Justice Department , the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department and the US Postal Inspection Service. The Department of Justice did not immediately provide a full list of those arrested, or the criminal complaints , but it said that, "since the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) began formally keeping track of BEC and its variant, email account compromise (EAC), there has been a loss of over $3.7 billion reported to the IC3".
  • FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault

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    Authorities did not initially identify the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent because he was not arrested at the time, Denver police community resource officer Marika Putnam said. Footage of the incident shows Mr Bishop dancing with a crowd around him when he suddenly thrusts himself backward onto his hands. The Denver District Attorney's Office said Bishop has not yet been formally charged.
  • Pundits Lament Poor Results of U.S.-N.Korea Summit

    Pundits Lament Poor Results of U.S.-N.Korea Summit

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    Trump also seemed annoyed that US bomber aircraft make six-plus hour flights from the Pacific island of Guam to the Korean peninsula as part of its exercise routine. "We pay for the majority of them", the president said . "We had somebody in captivity and this is where they were". But Trump calling them " provocative " could be an issue in the future, considering that North Korea and China have traditionally done so, Denmark said.
  • May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

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    Details of precisely what this will involve will be agreed in the coming days when the bill is due to return to the House of Lords and ministers could table a fresh amendment. Some MPs wanted a meaningful vote to give Parliament a real say - and vote - over the final Brexit deal negotiated by the United Kingdom and the European Union, rather than just accepting whatever is presented by the Government.
  • Sanders thanks Rodman for being 'helpful' in North Korea

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    Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . "We call them war games". Breaking down in tears during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo , Rodman - known as "The Worm" in his National Basketball Association heyday - recalled, "I said the door would open".
  • 'We have a deal,' say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

    'We have a deal,' say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

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    Tsipras and Zaev spoke on the phone yesterday for an hour, and said they would continue their conversation today. After several meetings, Athens and Skopje agreed on Tuesday that the country will be renamed the "Republic of North Macedonia " and that Macedonia should amend its constitution accordingly.
  • USA reveals ZTE settlement details, ban still in place

    USA reveals ZTE settlement details, ban still in place

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    The bipartisan amendment would reimpose penalties on ZTE for violating US sanctions against exporting to Iran and North Korea that the Trump administration sought to lift in exchange for the company paying a $1 billion fine and funding an in-house compliance team of USA officials.
  • Assault on Hudaida could cost 250000 civilian lives: United Nations

    Assault on Hudaida could cost 250000 civilian lives: United Nations

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    Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said on Friday that humanitarian agencies "fear, in a prolonged worst case, that as many as 250,000 people may lose everything - even their lives". The ICRC said it could only continue its operations in Yemen if it had the full agreement of all parties to the conflict. "We have received threats from all sides".
  • Government avoids EU Withdrawal Bill defeat after last-ditch deal on 'meaningful vote'

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    But after meeting Mrs May he told this paper: "I've been to see the prime minister and received important undertakings and chose to vote to give the prime minister the authority and freedom to negotiate the best deal she can". The Lords amendment would have given parliament the power to decide what happened next, with the possibility of going back to the negotiating table or even staying in the bloc.
  • Woman caught transporting children in dog kennels

    Woman caught transporting children in dog kennels

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    WMC reported that Leimome Cheeks , 62, of Memphis , was charged with two counts of child endangerment , which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison if convicted. Cheeks admitted to police that she drove from Whitehaven to Collierville-a 35-minute trip-with a 7 and 8 year in two dog kennels in the trunk. Cheeks told police that she placed the children in the kennels, but she made sure to check on them periodically.
  • Bashar al-Assad denies claims about Russian Federation dictating Syrian army

    Bashar al-Assad denies claims about Russian Federation dictating Syrian army

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet on Sunday that his recent trip to Europe last week had resulted in "broad global agreement" that Iranian forces must withdraw from Syria. Israel has been carrying out dozens of airstrikes in the war-torn country over the past years, saying they were aimed at Iranian sites or weapons delivery to Israel's arch-foe, the Iran-backed militia of Hezbollah.
  • PUERTO RICAN Day Parade in NY displays post-hurricane pride

    PUERTO RICAN Day Parade in NY displays post-hurricane pride

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    While many in the Puerto Rican community are sour with the lagging support of the island from President Trump and his administration, the NYC celebration went on and was as memorable as ever with supporters donning white, blue and red as they waved flags enthusiastically at those marching in the parade.
  • Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm

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    Paul - reaching up to 23 stories before stopping to groom itself and, apparently, take a nap on a ledge. When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza. Instead, it hopped over to the UBS building next door, and began climbing. The critter even had an account created in its honor, its first tweet reading, "I made a big mistake".