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Government sources said the new resignations were from Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami and Interior Minister Wais Barmak, as well as Masoom Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security. The security shake-up comes after weeks of unrelenting attacks by the Taliban , who have seized several districts across the country in recent years.
  • President Trump's Personal Bookkeeper Granted Immunity in Cohen Investigation

    President Trump's Personal Bookkeeper Granted Immunity in Cohen Investigation

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    Cohen said Trump "directed" him to commit campaign finance violations by paying off two women before the 2016 election, namely Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal . Mr Weisselberg, who has been at Mr Trump's side for four decades, is also treasurer of the Trump Foundation, the family charity under investigation for misuse of...
  • Ex-US attorney: Sessions should resign

    Ex-US attorney: Sessions should resign

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    DiGenova, on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, asserted the first thing Sessions should have done when he took office was to announce the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Obama Justice Department's and the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton classified-information case.
  • US cuts aid to Palestinians, cites policy differences

    US cuts aid to Palestinians, cites policy differences

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    Jordan, which hosts the largest number of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East outside Palestinian territories, warned this month that a severe financial shortfall facing UNRWA could have a "catastrophic" impact on the lives of millions of refugees in the region.
  • Trump Organization's Financial Officer Granted Immunity In Cohen Probe

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    Weisselberg has been a Trump confidant who started working for his family in the early 1970s. Guy Petrillo, an attorney for Cohen, did not respond to a request for comment. Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said Cohen has information "that would be of interest" to the special counsel. The Trump Organization is the umbrella group for dozens of Trump businesses, including real estate development, management of hotels and golf courses, and production of the reality television shows " The ...
  • Travel agency evacuates guests from Egypt hotel after 2 die

    Travel agency evacuates guests from Egypt hotel after 2 die

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    The first United Kingdom tourists to be flown back early from the Egyptian hotel where a British couple died have arrived home. Others said Thomas Cook has not provided sufficient explanation for the evacuation arguing that other travel agencies have not taken such an extraordinary step.
  • Trump congratulates new Australian PM after week of political chaos

    Trump congratulates new Australian PM after week of political chaos

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    Mr Turnbull had a rocky start to his relationship with Mr Trump when the president cut short their first White House phone call over the Australian asylum seeker deal. "I think what they've done is they've sacked a more popular salesman for a less popular salesman". Mr Wilson dismissed as "fanciful" conservative concerns that the Liberal Party had been moving too far to the left under Malcolm Turnbull .
  • Pope says church still shamed by 'repugnant' Irish abuse

    Pope says church still shamed by 'repugnant' Irish abuse

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    The Pope has met with victims before in Philadelphia, Chile and at the Vatican . The Pope arrived in Ireland this morning to begin a two-day visit, the first Papal visit to the country since 1979. At Phoenix Park, Francis will celebrate mass with half a million people on Sunday. Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign affairs minister, greeted the Pope with his wife, Ruth, and their three daughters: Jessica, Beth and Annalise, who presented Francis with a bouquet of flowers.
  • Huge Cross-Border Drug Tunnel From Mexico Found In Former KFC Outlet

    Huge Cross-Border Drug Tunnel From Mexico Found In Former KFC Outlet

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    Lopez owned the building. During the stop, police dogs reportedly led officers to two containers of hard narcotics with a street value of more than $1m inside Lopez's vehicle. A rope was used to lift the illegal wares from inside the tunnel and into the restaurant. Screenshot of Video KFC drug tunnel discovered connecting the restaurant to a house in Mexico.
  • South and North Korean families separated by war say tearful goodbyes

    South and North Korean families separated by war say tearful goodbyes

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    When asked whether or not she felt that Pyongyang had made sufficient steps already, she said, "I think there can't be a complete unity of perception" between Seoul and Washington, noting South Korea was a "key party concerned" as part of the Korean Peninsula, while the U.S.'s main concern was ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons, Yonhap reported .
  • Pakistan rejects United States statement on Pompeo-Khan phone call

    Pakistan rejects United States statement on Pompeo-Khan phone call

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    The foreign minister thanked India's foreign affairs minister who he revealed had sent him a congratulatory letter. Hale told the foreign minister that this, along with a "readiness to turn the page", were the objectives of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming visit to Pakistan, a statement issued by the FO spokesperson's office said .
  • Amid China talks, Trump touts new investment security powers

    Amid China talks, Trump touts new investment security powers

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    Chinese officials have told visitors to Beijing that they see their potential responses as broken down into three separate baskets, the person said. They have assumed a direct impact on China's economic growth in 2018 of 0.1-0.3 percentage points, and somewhat less for the United States, but the impact will be bigger next year, along with collateral damage for other countries and companies tied into China's global supply chains.
  • 'Misinformed' Trump comment on land reform angers Cyril Ramaphosa

    'Misinformed' Trump comment on land reform angers Cyril Ramaphosa

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    Nauert toned down Trump's language suggesting that massive land seizures were underway and did not repeat the president's suggestion that large numbers of white South African farmers had been killed . Trump's tweet did find support among some South Africans, while some farmers spoke out about their security concerns. The ADL explained how Trump's claims are actually part of a long-standing effort by white supremacists to falsely paint white people as victims of genocide.
  • Scott Morrison Is Australia's New Prime Minister

    Scott Morrison Is Australia's New Prime Minister

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    Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. "It has been a challenging time to be prime minister, but I am very proud of our record of achievements", Turnbull said after he was removed. He stressed that the policy had stopped the tide of boats and prevented people from drowning at sea when they ...
  • Scott Morrison named new Australian prime minister

    Scott Morrison named new Australian prime minister

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    Several ministers have since resigned and told him that most of the government wanted a new leader. Ousted Australian premier Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia , March 27, 2018. Australia, we have a new Prime Minister . With the majority of the party decisively choosing to avoid media outlets, in which they would be subject to public scrutiny, Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan appeared on the ABC's 7:30 on Friday.
  • Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress

    Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress

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    This, one day after Pompeo announce he was returning to North Korea for his fourth trip there overall and second trip in as many months, to work on the denuclearization deal. In addition, recent statements from North Korean officials have ruled out any new concessions until it sees a reciprocal gesture from the United States beyond suspending military exercises with South Korea.
  • Trump says United States economy will tank if he's impeached

    Trump says United States economy will tank if he's impeached

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    Cohen has offered full cooperation to authorities, including special counsel Robert Mueller , and Cohen's attorney has strongly suggested his client might have evidence bearing on the question of collusion. And it certainly is nowhere near the "high crime or misdemeanor" the Constitution requires to remove someone from federal office. That's because, as of this writing, Michael Cohen has a GoFundMe page .
  • GOP House member, wife face charges

    GOP House member, wife face charges

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    Prosecutors claim that he purchased Hawaiian shorts at a country club so it "could be falsely reported to the treasurer as "balls for the wounded warriors", in a reference to a charity for United States veterans. This veteran, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the situation's sensitivity, said that Hunter appreciated being able to swap war stories with others who have served in combat.
  • Big decisions expected as PM Khan to chair second cabinet meeting today

    Big decisions expected as PM Khan to chair second cabinet meeting today

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    Qureshi also denied having said that Pakistan would win the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Pompeo "raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan and its vital role in promoting the Afghan peace process", read the statement.
  • Pawn to pauper: Broke Trump foe Michael Cohen crowdfunds legal bills

    Pawn to pauper: Broke Trump foe Michael Cohen crowdfunds legal bills

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    Trump knew ahead of time". Trump responded to Cohen's testimony this week by tweeting that "if anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen! ". On Thursday, " Fox & Friends " aired a taped interview with Ainsley Earhardt and President Trump. "Flipping" on a superior, he said, "almost ought to be illegal".
  • Zimbabwe Constitutional Court Declares Mnangagwa Duly-Elected President

    Zimbabwe Constitutional Court Declares Mnangagwa Duly-Elected President

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    As Chief Justice Malaba noted in the court's judgement today, it is not up to the courts to decide elections but it is up to the people. Malaba said it was hard by global standards to overturn results of an election. The MDC has cited a catalogue of discrepancies including incorrect counting, fake "ghost" polling stations, and at some polling stations more ballots being counted than there were registered voters.
  • Flash flood in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead

    Flash flood in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead

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    Helicopters took flight at first light in order to aid with rescue efforts. In Italy after heavy rains the river in the national Park of Pollino in the South suddenly overflowed and flooded gorge, Raganello, which is the tourist route. I was lucky, it was an incredible thing, ' a Dutch hiker told local media. Earlier on Monday this part of Calabria, near the city of Cosenza, experienced several hours of heavy rain and strong winds although conditions began to improve during the evening.
  • Saudi Arabia may execute female human rights activist

    Saudi Arabia may execute female human rights activist

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    Ms Al-Ghomgham has been charged with a series of non-violent crimes, including 'incitement to protest, ' 'chanting slogans hostile to the regime, ' 'filming protests and publishing on social media, ' and 'providing moral support to rioters'.
  • Manafort Juror Says One Holdout Prevented Guilty on All 18 Counts

    Manafort Juror Says One Holdout Prevented Guilty on All 18 Counts

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    Ellis said he had received threats and has not released juror names, citing worries about their safety. "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job". "This isn't Al Capone!" Trump also downplayed the importance of Cohen to him, saying he did "small deals", and was "not somebody that was with me that much".
  • Uganda's Bobi Wine back in army court

    Uganda's Bobi Wine back in army court

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    Kyagulanyi was charged in a military court in Uganda last week with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition after being arrested in the north-western town of Arua following clashes during campaigning for a byelection. Kyagulanyi was arrested last week along with four other lawmakers in connection with an incident involving an attack on President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade in the northwestern town of Arua.
  • Anti-Trump NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years in prison

    Anti-Trump NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years in prison

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    In court, victor apologized and acknowledged that what she did was wrong. Winner, who worked for private contractor Pluribus International, sent classified documents to the online news site The Intercept detailing an attempt by Russian military intelligence to attack US elections, specifically by trying to "phish" more than 100 local election officials.
  • Sasse to Trump: An Attorney General Is Not a Political Hack

    Sasse to Trump: An Attorney General Is Not a Political Hack

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    Then he declared, that while he's attorney general the actions of the department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". His comments in a statement seem to push back against the latest round of criticism by his boss, President Donald Trump , who has repeatedly railed against the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • DNC reports attempted cyberattack targeting its voter database

    DNC reports attempted cyberattack targeting its voter database

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    It first appeared as if unknown actors had set up a fake login page to collect usernames and passwords, a party official told ABC News. The Democratic official described the latest attempt as a sophisticated phishing operation in which a hacker used a fake login page in an attempt to secure passwords, the presumed objective being to access the voter files.
  • ESwatini, the Taiwanese ally coming under pressure from China

    ESwatini, the Taiwanese ally coming under pressure from China

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    Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was asked whether he thought China had purposefully provoked the ending of official relations between El Salvador and Taiwan. The United States is "deeply disappointed" by El Salvador's decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China and is reviewing its relationship with San Salvador as a result, a spokesman for the U.S.
  • India not accepting overseas aid for Kerala: Thailand

    India not accepting overseas aid for Kerala: Thailand

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    The state government of Kerala has asked the center to increase its borrowing limit and also sought permission to impose a 10 percent cess on GST to mobilize funds for rebuilding the devastated state. The Kerala floods, being hailed the worst in a century, have killed over 237 since August 8. With operations to rescue stranded people from flood-affected areas nearing a close, the Kerala government on Wednesday turned its attention to cleaning of houses and public places which were ...
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen takes plea deal with USA prosecutors

    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen takes plea deal with USA prosecutors

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    Defense attorneys also took swipes at the special counsel's office. This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. The second is a charge of making an excessive donation to a campaign, and that appears to be for the payment of $130,000 that was given to Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels , the porn star, just before the election, again, to buy her silence.
  • One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris

    One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris

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    He had previously been an employee of the Parisian mass transit system, and drove taxis. A total of 230 people have been killed in France in the past three years in terrorist attacks, most of which were carried out by French or other European nationals inspired by the Islamic State .
  • Facebook's Latest Move Could Get it on the Government's Good Side

    Facebook's Latest Move Could Get it on the Government's Good Side

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    Facebook and Twitter say they have uncovered a number of global misinformation campaigns with links to Iran and Russian Federation. The company said it had taken action after discovering "coordinated inauthentic behavior" by actors seeking to "mislead others about who they were and what they were doing".
  • PM: Misunderstanding between China and the new govt has been cleared

    PM: Misunderstanding between China and the new govt has been cleared

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    Dr Mahathir said this at a press conference with the Malaysian media before ending his visit here on Tuesday (August 21). "Are the cancellation of these projects more important compared with the proposed third national auto project?" he asked, referring to Mahathir's proposal to create another national vehicle.
  • IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi resurfaces and urges 'jihad'

    IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi resurfaces and urges 'jihad'

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    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which until previous year controlled large areas in Syria and Iraq, has since been driven into the desert by successive defeats in offensives by worldwide allies in both countries. "Oh Caliphate soldiers.trust in God's promise and His victory.for with hardship comes relief and a way out", Baghdadi reportedly said according to Reuters.