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In a statement issued Saturday, Coats said, "My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions of the President". Last week House Democrats tried to subpoena the interpreter, one of the few people to know the contents of Trump's two-hour meeting with Putin.
  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warns Donald Trump against 'mother of all wars'

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    Khamenei used a speech to foreign ministry officials to reject any renewed talks with the United States after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 global deal over Iran's nuclear programme. "[ These] were important remarks that reflect Islamic Republic's approach ", the Ayatollah said, according to his official website . Speaking to Iranian ambassadors and senior diplomats on Saturday, Khamenei backed Rouhani's earlier warning to close the Strait of Hormuz, thus ...
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving Fox News to campaign with Donald Trump Jr

    Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving Fox News to campaign with Donald Trump Jr

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    Surabain called it "a win for the entire GOP", describing her as "one of the most influential voices in the #MAGA movement" who "knows how to light up a crowd". She said in 2017 that she had been in conversations with the White House for the role of press secretary, though people familiar with the matter told CNN at the time there were never any serious discussions.
  • Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

    Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

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    In Washington, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups.
  • Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets in face of Syria advance

    Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets in face of Syria advance

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    VideoAssad's forces have been making sweeping gains across the southwest of Syria and are now making their move on strong opposition areas on the Golan frontier. The Syrian government is unlikely to fire there or carry out airstrikes for fear of an Israeli response. But, that's resulted in them being identified with opposition forces, and therefore a target for the Syrian army.
  • Macron's security aide who struck French protester to be fired

    Macron's security aide who struck French protester to be fired

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    Amid the outcry Thursday, the French public prosecutor opened an inquiry into the Benalla case, an investigation that could ultimately lead to charges against him, as well as further embarrassment to the Elysee Palace. On a trip to southwestern France Thursday, Macron declined to answer questions from reporters on the subject. Mr Benalla still has an office in the presidential palace two-and-a-half months after the incident.
  • Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with USA useless’

    Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with USA useless’

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    Iran faces increased USA pressure and looming sanctions after Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 global deal over Iran's nuclear program. "The United States has basic and fundamental problem with the (Islamic) establishment", Khamenei was quoted as saying. "I have previously pointed out that Americans' words or even signatures can not be relied on; thus negotiations with the USA are useless", Khamenei said, in comments published on his website.
  • Prince George's adorable birthday portrait

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    The Daily Mail reported that George was spending his birthday on the Caribbean island of Mustique in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with his family. "Their son, after all, will one day be Head of State". Prince George was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London at 4.24pm on 22 July 2013.
  • Father of Parkland shooting survivors shot and killed during robbery

    Father of Parkland shooting survivors shot and killed during robbery

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    Paramedics found Ali wounded and rushed him to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale , where he was pronounced dead. The father of two students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February was shot and killed in his own convenience store this week, according to local reports.
  • Trump Claims Michael Cohen Might Have Broken The Law

    Trump Claims Michael Cohen Might Have Broken The Law

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    NY law allows one party to a conversation to tape it without the other knowing. 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.
  • Coats moves to clarify comments on Putin visit

    Coats moves to clarify comments on Putin visit

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    Once a month I eat at the International House of Pancakes. He last visited the White House in 2005, when he met President George W. Bush, who welcomed the Russian leader in the East Room as "my friend". Asked at the summit if he believed the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Moscow interfered with the vote, Trump said: "I don't see any reason why it would be [Russia]...
  • DOJ Releases FISA Warrant Application for Carter Page

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    The Times and other outlets obtained the documents thanks to FOIA lawsuits. While the documents were heavily redacted in places, visible portions of the documents show the Federal Bureau of Investigation telling the intelligence court that Page 'has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government'.
  • North Korea threatens to cancel reunion of war separated families

    North Korea threatens to cancel reunion of war separated families

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    The Rodong Sinmun , North Korea's official party newspaper, slammed Seoul's recent praise of its own efforts to bring about the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade in April, and an unprecedented summit between North Korea and the United States, under the liberal president's peace initiative.
  • Iran Increases Uranium Stockpile, Boosts Ability To Enrich To Weapons Grade

    Iran Increases Uranium Stockpile, Boosts Ability To Enrich To Weapons Grade

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    In a bid to save the accord, the EU and European parties to the deal - Britain , France and Germany - presented a series of economic "guarantees" to Iran this month, but these were judged "insufficient" by Tehran. "Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of U.S. contempt for diplomacy and legal obligations", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Monday, referring to Tehran's lawsuit at the ICJ.
  • Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

    Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

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    Finally, foreign governments that use media outlets they control and paid lobbyists to influence elections in the USA fall under the fifth type. Meanwhile, the Justice Department says it will do what it can through investigations and prosecutions to fight foreign influence operations and other threats.
  • Protest ensues over fatal 'Stand Your Ground' shooting

    Protest ensues over fatal 'Stand Your Ground' shooting

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    A few months ago, according to the Tampa Bay Times , Rick Kelly parked his tanker truck in the same handicapped spot and said he was confronted by Drejka. "Its messed up. Markeis is a good man He was just protecting us, you know?" Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the shooting was "within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified ".
  • Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’

    Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’

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    He tweeted: "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" The FBI raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room in April, searching in part for information about payments to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, who received a $130,000 payment from Cohen before the election to keep quiet about a sexual relationship she says she had with Trump.
  • Ireland to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials for Brexit

    Ireland to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials for Brexit

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    What this deal does is it says to them, "right, now we can have a free trading area where there won't be the need for border checks and controls". Instead, she will say that she believes the close regulatory alignment on goods trade as described in her white paper , will meet her commitment to prevent the "inconceivable" eventuality of a hard border.
  • Wreck of Russian warship carrying $130bn in gold found off South Korea

    Wreck of Russian warship carrying $130bn in gold found off South Korea

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    Today, that amount of gold is worth 150 trillion won, or $130 billion, CNBC reports. The rumours have sparked a huge rise in the share price of a local company, Jeil Steel, which is partially-owned by Shinil Group. All the masts are broken on the sunken ship, Shinil Group said. "Investors should beware because it's uncertain whether the ship is salvageable and whether Shinil would be able to gain ownership of the assets even if it gets permission to raise it", said the official, who ...
  • 'Active shooter' flees into Trader Joe's supermarket after police pursuit

    'Active shooter' flees into Trader Joe's supermarket after police pursuit

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    A shooting and chase suspect is barricaded inside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake , prompting a tactical alert and major law enforcement response on Saturday. The area around the Trader Joe's was surrounded by police and emergency vehicles. Police are advising residents to stay clear of the area. The video also showed officers carrying a person who appeared to be injured, as well as people climbing out of a store window and down a ladder.
  • Jewish Voice for Peace condemns Israel's Nation-State bill

    Jewish Voice for Peace condemns Israel's Nation-State bill

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    The Jerusalem Post website provides the English text of the legislation , which stipulates that "t$3 he actualization of the right of national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people". "This is not a decision I expected from the Likud leadership", he said. This new constitutional law is a black eye on Israel's democratic character and will have uncertain implications for equality in Israel.
  • Donald Trump Accuses China, EU Of Currency Manipulation

    Donald Trump Accuses China, EU Of Currency Manipulation

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    He said the American Federal Reserve's course of tightening monetary policy "now hurts all that we have done". Trump indicated he thinks that's unfair. The unemployment rate under Trump has fallen to 4 percent, from 4.8 percent the month he was sworn in, and some economists predict gross domestic product last quarter expanded by about 4 percent - double the pace in the first three months of the year.
  • Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington

    Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington

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    The invitation was extended to Putin by Bolton earlier on Thursday, according to a National Security Council spokesman. Trump was also reportedly surprised at the backlash and negative media coverage of the meeting, where he refused to condemn Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 election.
  • Catalan leaders in the clear after Spanish court drops arrest warrants

    Catalan leaders in the clear after Spanish court drops arrest warrants

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    The lawyer for former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati welcomed the Spanish court's decision, but said it remains unclear whether the Catalan politicians would be allowed to return. In a tweet, Puigdemont said the drop of the warrants "demonstrates the huge weakness of the court case". Judge Llarena was scathing about the German court's decision, describing it as "a lack of commitment" in pursuing the fugitives.
  • Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press Conference

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    The poll of 1,005 adults, conducted two days after the Helsinki meeting, is in stark contrast with Trump's assessment that the meeting was a rousing success and that those who disagree are "haters". Trump tweeted that the two men discussed Ukraine but has not mentioned a referendum or revealed specifics of the Ukraine discussions. The U.S.
  • Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

    Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

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    The Times understands that links to the GRU are being examined as part of the investigation into the botched attempt to kill Sergei Skripal, the former Russian double agent, and his daughter. The couple were found collapsed in Rowley's home on June 30 and were taken to the nearby Salisbury District Hospital. Mr Rowley, 45, survived coming into contact with the chemical and is still being treated in hospital.
  • Proposed 25 percent tariff on auto imports drives discussion in Washington

    Proposed 25 percent tariff on auto imports drives discussion in Washington

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    The Trump administration has invoked Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act to launch an investigation into the potential threat of foreign auto imports to national security. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the 28-nation bloc would be forced to respond if Trump escalates trade tensions with the auto tariffs.
  • President Trump Speaks out on Alleged Cohen Recording - Timothy Meads

    President Trump Speaks out on Alleged Cohen Recording - Timothy Meads

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    On Friday, another Trump lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, confirmed to the New York Times that the president had discussed the payments with Mr Cohen on the tape. "This is a very surprising tweet from the president this morning where he suggests his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, committed a crime". She told CNN previously that he tried to pay her for sex.
  • Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson

    Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson

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    Today, Mr Turnbull intensified the pressure on the Catholic Church by saying "the time has come for the Pope to sack him". "Since that process is not yet complete, I do not intend to resign at this time", he said, adding that he will immediately offer his resignation to the Pope if his appeal is unsuccessful.
  • "Illegal": Trump After Reports That Lawyer Taped Conversation With Model

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    Trump seized in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid earlier this year. That conversation took place weeks before Trump's November 2016 election. The FBI investigation stemmed in part from a referral by the U.S. special counsel's office, which is looking into possible coordination during the election campaign between Trump's aides and Russian officials.
  • Trump says he's willing to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

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    President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized the Federal Reserve , as well as some of the nation's biggest trading partners. CNBC said, "The Fed's independence from political interference has been a hallmark of its existence, so Trump's remarks have little precedent". Trump said he was unconcerned that his remarks might spark criticism as he was merely stating long-held personal views.
  • AMESBURY: Charlie Rowley discharged from hospital

    AMESBURY: Charlie Rowley discharged from hospital

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    Mr Rowley, 45, and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at his house in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on 30 June, where police found a bottle containing the nerve agent. On Wednesday, worldwide chemical weapons experts completed their investigations in Amesbury, where they sought to identify whether the substance that poisoned the couple was from the same batch used against the Skripals.
  • "Treasure ship" claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

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    Rumors have long circulated that the ship was carrying 150 trillion won (US$132.55 billion) worth of gold coins and some 200 tons of gold bars for the Russian Pacific Fleet when it sank. This includes plans for a museum dedicated to the ship. Russian scholars raise doubts about the existence of gold on the ship, saying such valuable cargo would not have been transported by warship, instead of trains, which are much safer.
  • US will consider some oil waivers on Iran sanctions

    US will consider some oil waivers on Iran sanctions

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    A number of Iranian oil customers, notably major buyers in Asia such as Japan and India , have said they can not cut all imports from Tehran by a November deadline without hurting their own economies. Trump withdrew the USA from the nuclear deal in May, saying that old sanctions would be put back in place and that the U.S. In 2016, Iran allowed Russian planes to use its territory to bomb positions in Syria.
  • Nuclear-free North Korea in a year ‘probably not happening’

    Nuclear-free North Korea in a year ‘probably not happening’

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    The U.S. said China and Russian Federation have reported to the sanctions committee that they have continued to sell refined petroleum products to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which is North Korea's official name. Last week, the United States asked the U.N. Security Council committee that monitors sanctions implementation to ban further fuel shipments to Pyongyang in a bid to cut off revenue to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
  • Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting

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    National Intelligence Director Dan Coats did not attempt to hide his surprise when told , while on stage at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, that Putin had been invited to the White House. The Russian government has been somewhat more forthcoming. Russia's Defense Ministry said it sent detailed proposals to Washington on organizing the return of more than 1.7 million refugees to Syria after agreements reached by Putin and Trump, RIA news agency said.
  • Donald Trump thinks Montenegro might start World War III

    Donald Trump thinks Montenegro might start World War III

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    The Government of Montenegro issued a response Thursday to President Trump's implication the country could start World War III. The president's comments were in line with his overall "America First" strategy and with longstanding U.S.
  • Trump, Putin Discussed 'Concrete Proposals' On Ukraine, Envoy Says

    Trump, Putin Discussed 'Concrete Proposals' On Ukraine, Envoy Says

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    In a report the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, a White House official said Trump was advised to take the Justice Department's recent indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers over election interference and "shove it in Putin's face and look strong doing it".