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A controversial giant balloon of London Mayor Sadiq Khan dressed in a bikini has been flown over Parliament Square. The crowdfunding page for the "Make London Safe Again" campaign said, "In light of the Donald Trump " Baby Trump " balloon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the United Kingdom, let's get a "Baby Khan" one and see if free speech applies to all".
  • Manafort Associate Sam Patten Charged With Lobbying Law Violation

    Manafort Associate Sam Patten Charged With Lobbying Law Violation

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    Patten pleaded guilty earlier Friday to failing to disclose his lobbying on behalf of Ukraine, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Along with being an associate of Manafort's and an employee at the OR office of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, Patten was also an old friend and regular business associate of Konstantin Kilimnik , a man suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence.
  • US ban on travel to N. Korea to be extended

    US ban on travel to N. Korea to be extended

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    The report follows similar warnings from other worldwide institutions that North Korea has also done little to dismantle its illegal nuclear program or display any goodwill regarding an end to the belligerence that has defined dictator Kim Jong-un's regime.
  • Khamenei Doubts EU Can Save Nuclear Deal or Iran's Economy

    Khamenei Doubts EU Can Save Nuclear Deal or Iran's Economy

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    Under the 2015 nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, including the USA under President Barack Obama, Tehran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. But when it came to the votes, lawmakers accepted only one of Rouhani's answers - related to worldwide banking sanctions, which they agreed were beyond his government's control.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May dancing through her Africa tour - CBBC Newsround

    Prime Minister Theresa May dancing through her Africa tour - CBBC Newsround

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    Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been labelled "the bicycle guy" as Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta struggled to recall his name. "Boris... May declared her ambition for Britain to become the G7's biggest investor in Africa by 2022 and announced a new four-billion-pound ($5.1 billion, 4.4 billion euro) investment programme.
  • Couple who raised $400k for homeless man ordered to turn over money

    Couple who raised $400k for homeless man ordered to turn over money

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    A judge has ordered a New Jersey couple to transfer what remains of the $400,000 they raised for a homeless man after he said they kept nearly all the money for themselves. Bobbitt's lawyers will have control of the account, but won't be able to use the funds in it until the judge makes a follow-up determination on the management of the money.
  • Iran: Nazanin-Zaghari-Ratcliffe's panic attacks highlight 'exceptionally cruel' treatment

    Iran: Nazanin-Zaghari-Ratcliffe's panic attacks highlight 'exceptionally cruel' treatment

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    Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was yesterday (Wednesday) suffering panic attacks and had been rushed to hospital in what Mr Ratcliffe described as a direct outcome of her ordeal. Her husband said earlier that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had given his wife's case greater priority than his predecessor Boris Johnson. "I've seen reports saying she has been taken to an external hospital but I haven't had those confirmed".
  • Trump insider David Pecker leaving Postmedia board of directors

    Trump insider David Pecker leaving Postmedia board of directors

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    American Media owns the National Enquirer and allegedly made "catch and kill" deals that helped keep the alleged affairs out of the tabloid, Vanity Fair first reported. "He gets hit by a truck", Trump says. Prosecutors have granted immunity to two AMI honchos so they can spill their guts about the roles Trump and Cohen played in the hush-money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Britain should adopt European plans to scrap daylight savings time

    Britain should adopt European plans to scrap daylight savings time

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    Following an online consultation, which received 4.6 million responses from across all 28 EU countries, the European Commission has revealed 84% want to abolish the act of daylight saving. Its detractors point out in particular the physiological disturbances that it entails. The move to a permanent time would require approval by the European Parliament and by each country's government.
  • Australia moves to ban Chelsea Manning visit

    Australia moves to ban Chelsea Manning visit

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    In a statement, the Department of Home Affairs said it does not comment on individual cases. Under the Migration Act , those seeking entry may fail the character test if they have a substantial criminal record . The Australian government is reportedly considering refusing entry to Ms Manning - who was released from military prison in 2017 - under s501 of the Migration Act .
  • Putin details amendments to soften impact of impending pension system reform

    Putin details amendments to soften impact of impending pension system reform

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    Russian leaders since Soviet times have been loath to tinker... The Russian president toned down the controversial proposals in a special address to the nation on Wednesday. The State Duma working group dealing with the pension reform bill will discuss Putin's proposals on August 31, Deputy Lower House Speaker Olga Timofeyeva told Interfax.
  • U.S. and Canada Trade Talks to Resume Next Week

    U.S. and Canada Trade Talks to Resume Next Week

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    Once in office he said he wanted to renegotiate - not scrap - the accord, triggering the a year ago of talks. "We are replacing NAFTA with a attractive, brand new US-Mexico trade deal", Trump told a crowd in Evansville, Indiana Thursday night.
  • Late Senator John McCain Returns to US Capitol for Final Farewell

    Late Senator John McCain Returns to US Capitol for Final Farewell

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    While minutes before the sun had shone over the dome, as McCain, carried by an honor guard, ascended the steps, the clouds opened and rain poured down. The Marine veteran said he was also the fourth person in line to attend the viewing at the state Capitol for McCain, a Navy pilot held prisoner by the North Vietnamese for 5½ years after being shot down over Hanoi.
  • Public Wants President Trump to Keep AG Sessions, Says Poll

    Public Wants President Trump to Keep AG Sessions, Says Poll

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    Trump has been at odds with Sessions for much of the a year ago, blaming his attorney general last week for failing to crack down on "corruption" at the Justice Department. But he declined to say if he would keep Sessions on after that. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein then appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct what's become a wide-ranging probe, including whether people around Trump conspired with the Russians and whether the president sought to obstruct justice.
  • Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

    Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

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    This week Ohr discussed that meeting with lawmakers in a private interview. The Democratic lawmakers said Republicans appeared to have violated House rules because they failed to share the communications between Ohr and Steele in 2016 and 2017 with the minority party.
  • U.S. Will Cut Millions in Funding to U.N. Palestinian Agency

    U.S. Will Cut Millions in Funding to U.N. Palestinian Agency

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    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the decision from the Trump administration an attempt to put pressure on Palestinian authorities. But in early 2018, the administration cut its pledged payment from $130 to $65 million. In Gaza, the Islamist group Hamas also condemned the U.S move as a "grave escalation against the Palestinian people".
  • Judge: Government can end housing for Puerto Rican evacuees

    Judge: Government can end housing for Puerto Rican evacuees

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    The doctors they interviewed said they were not aware of those guidelines. US President Donald Trump throws a paper towel roll as he visits the Cavalry Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on October 3, 2017. Power has not yet been fully restored to Puerto Rico almost a year after the hurricane, and outages remain common. That figure was based on reports from mayors on the island, but law enforcement authorities hadn't confirmed the total, the government said.
  • Revolutionary Indian writer arrested for 'plotting' to kill PM Modi

    Revolutionary Indian writer arrested for 'plotting' to kill PM Modi

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    However, the arrests of five activists were challenged in the Apex court, which directed the police to keep the leaders under house arrest till September 5 and question them. He also accused Mr Rao of buying weapons from neighbouring Nepal on behalf of extremist organisations, and Mr Ferreira and Mr Gonsalves of recruiting students for Maoist groups.
  • Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

    Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

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    Being that the President's Twitter , @ RealDonaldTrump , is a public forum, that would be in violation of their First Amendment rights to free speech. Along with the letter was a list of 41 accounts that Trump still blocked. The President appears to be reluctant to unblock his critics, but it's definitely a good sign that he is at least partially adhering to the judge's ruling, despite the fact that his attorneys are appealing it.
  • 'Ron DeSantis is extraordinary!': Trump on Florida GOP candidate

    'Ron DeSantis is extraordinary!': Trump on Florida GOP candidate

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    It hasn't even been two days since Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida primary win in the state governor's race, and the Republican candidate is already mired in his second scandal. Andrew Gillum took office as Mayor of Tallahassee in November of 2014. Jones upset the Trump-backed Roy Moore in that race, a Republican who was accused of sexual abuse.
  • DOJ stands behind Asian-American students suing Harvard over affirmative action policies

    DOJ stands behind Asian-American students suing Harvard over affirmative action policies

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    In a document filed in federal court on Thursday , the Justice Department said it is siding with plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions in their request for a trial, which is now scheduled to begin in mid-October. But in Harvard's case, Justice Department officials said, the university hasn't explained how it uses race in admissions and has not adopted meaningful criteria to limit the use of race.
  • US Embassy in South Africa rejects Trump tweet

    US Embassy in South Africa rejects Trump tweet

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    While it does name Trump , the cable appears to be in response to the false narrative the president put forward. The cable, which the magazine said did not directly mention Trump or his tweet , outlined statistics on murder rates in the country involving white-owned South African farms.
  • American Media’s David Pecker resigns from Postmedia board

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    Trump's former lawyer. He also refers to the potential transfer: "It's all the stuff - all the stuff, because you never know". Cohen agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors this month that included an admission that he had made payments to silence two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump before he ran for the White House.
  • Remembering John McCain: 10 of His Best Quotes

    Remembering John McCain: 10 of His Best Quotes

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    John McCain as a "true American hero" - and a awful driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle - at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of Frank Sinatra's " My Way ". "I don't want to comment on it", he said. "In closing, I'd like to honor the love I saw in Senator McCain". Fitzgerald's comments were a touching tribute, and he expressed gratitude for the honor of taking part in the Sedona Forum, an annual gathering of ...
  • Israel Recognises Settlement on Private West Bank Land

    Israel Recognises Settlement on Private West Bank Land

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    The administration has informed key regional governments in recent weeks of its plan. There were no immediate reports of any Palestinian injuries. Israeli settlers have "established an unauthorised outpost near the settlement of Eli" in the northern occupied West Bank , reported Haaretz , "possibly the latest move that makes it hard for local Palestinians to gain access to their nearby land" the paper added.
  • At least 4 dead in New Mexico bus crash

    At least 4 dead in New Mexico bus crash

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    The company says it is cooperating with authorities and plans its own investigation. All but six people on the bus were taken to area hospitals, said Wilson, who said the death toll was expected to rise. This photo from video provided by KQRENews13 shows first responders working the scene of a collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck on Interstate 40.
  • Ex-officer convicted of murder for shooting unarmed black teen

    Ex-officer convicted of murder for shooting unarmed black teen

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    A Dallas County jury convicted Roy Oliver , an ex-Balch Springs cop, of murder for the April 2017 shooting death of Mesquite teenager Jordan Edwards . Oliver testified he fired his rifle because he believed the vehicle was trying to hit Gross, however Gross testified he didn't believe the auto was trying to hit him.
  • Dutch politician cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

    Dutch politician cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

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    Pakistan has already complained to the Dutch government about the contest planned by Geert Wilders , a far-right Dutch lawmaker with a history of incendiary remarks about Islam . "His aim is not to have a debate about Islam", he said. The then governing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PMLN) was forced to accept the resignation of law minister Zahid Hamid, whom Labbaik held responsible for the change, after seven people were killed and almost 200 wounded in a failed attempt by police to ...
  • Putin announced the most extensive military exercises

    Putin announced the most extensive military exercises

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    Russia's defense minister said the country will hold its biggest military exercises since nearly 40 years. "In some ways, they resemble the Zapad-81 drills but in other ways they are, perhaps, even larger". Vasily Kashin, a senior fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that Kremlin is "preparing for possible conflict" amid the chilliest relations with the USA for decades.
  • Whoa: Judge Tosses Charges For Three Of The New Mexico Terror Suspects

    Whoa: Judge Tosses Charges For Three Of The New Mexico Terror Suspects

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    The body of 3-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj was found at the site. The rule was revised in 2016 to state that violations will result in dismissal of the charges without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled. Defense attorneys have noted that their clients have no record of criminal convictions and pose no risk to the public. Federal immigration authorities say Leveille, a native of Haiti, has been in the United States unlawfully for 20 years after overstaying a visitor visa.
  • Mystery woman in doorbell video identified, safe with family

    Mystery woman in doorbell video identified, safe with family

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    Spencer says he had made suicidal comments in a call to the sheriff's office and had died of a single gunshot wound. The woman, barefoot and wearing a T-shirt, appears to have restraints on her wrist. The woman was captured on video released by the Sheriff's Office on Sunday, ringing a doorbell in the Sunrise Ranch neighborhood near Lake Conroe.
  • Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

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    This is the second major crackdown by the Pune police on alleged Maoist sympathisers in three months. " Supreme Court heard the matter and has issued notice to the Maharashtra government and the centre". Police had purportedly recovered a letter from one of the arrested suspects in which Rao allegedly complimented him on the success of attacks launched in Surjagad in Gadchiroli by Naxals.
  • Trump says he thinks United States is doing well with North Korea

    Trump says he thinks United States is doing well with North Korea

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    The research unit said North Korea launched an effort to mine bitcoin between May and July previous year, especially as a means to work around worldwide sanctions, including banking and finance sanctions. The cancellation of Pompeo's meeting was Trump's first acknowledgment that talks have hit a roadblock. "As determined by the NIS, he is unable to go because North Korea's demand for the end-of-war declaration clashed with the US urging that denuclearization be declared first", Suh was ...
  • Police search for mystery woman who rang doorbell and then disappeared

    Police search for mystery woman who rang doorbell and then disappeared

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    The woman is seen on resident Jennie Drude's security camera, who shared the video to Facebook and with police. The woman is barefoot, looks confused, and appears to be wearing what some neighbors believe are restraints. They're also reviewing surveillance footage from nearby businesses. The local sheriff is looking into the " suspicious incident ". Spencer said they were not able to confirm that the items seen in the video were restraints, telling Fox News, "there's still a lot to ...
  • White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

    White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

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    White House counsel Don McGahn will reportedly step down this fall, either after Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court or after the midterms. Flood joined the White House in May to assist with Trump's defense during special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. McGahn has taken a leading role in handling Kavanaugh's nomination.
  • FBI Rebuts Trump: Found No Evidence China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Servers

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    And Comey acknowledged to Congress that despite Clinton's claims to the contrary, she transmitted classified information on the unauthorized and unsecured server. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russia's role in the election and "any links and/or co-ordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump ".
  • John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

    John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

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    Trump's antipathy for McCain bordered on the personal. While he eventually agreed to lower the White House flag in honor of Sen. Mr Trump issued a two-line tweet on the passing of Mr McCain, with whom he frequently clashed. "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", McCain said.