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U.S. voters: what's your reaction to Trump and Putin's meeting?

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U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, said in a statement that the House Committee on Intelligence confirmed that Russian Federation meddled in the election. " President Trump has just mentioned that we've successfully concluded the football World Cup. Absent his cooperation in achieving that justice, the United States should impose tough new sanctions on Russian Federation". Read More »

Hawaii: Flying lava shoots through roof of tour boat, injures 23

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In response to increased lava activity in the area, the Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone March 2017. In early May, the island went on high alert after the volcano erupted. Kilauea is sending to the sea as much as 26 times the amount of lava per second than it did during the 2016-17 eruption. Officials have warned that getting too close to lava entering the ocean risks exposure to breathing in toxic fumes and even fine glass particles. Read More »

White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

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On Monday, Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and challenged American intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 US elections. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul emerged as one of the president's few defenders. If Trump's appearances over the past two days were meant to quell the outcry, however, his assertion that Russian Federation is no longer targeting the U.S. Read More »

Schwarzenegger slams President Trump after Putin conference

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In 45 devastating seconds, Schwarzenegger accuses Trump of selling out the USA intelligence community and the American justice system during the press conference. Comey's full-throated criticism of the President is notable, but hardly surprising. 'They think it's Russian Federation, ' he said. During the press conference, he said his intelligence officials have told him Russian Federation interfered, but noted that Putin offered a "very strong" denial. Read More »

Charges against Maria Butina confirm 'infiltration' was part of Russian 2016 attack

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Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate in Washington on Monday, according to the USA justice department. Maria Butina has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent. Trump Jr. has said the interaction was brief and not memorable. "The move frees labor unions, issue advocacy organizations, veterans groups, and other nonprofits that do not receive tax-exempt money from meeting confidential disclosure requirements set in place decades ... Read More »

US President lists Russia, EU, China as 'foes' ahead of Putin summit

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At another notable point in the 30-minute conversation, Trump reportedly falsely claimed his administration's widely criticized policy of separating undocumented immigrants from the border was actually an Obama-era policy. The two leaders are also expected to hold a news conference to conclude the summit, where they are all but certain to face multiple questions about the indictment from USA reporters. Read More »

Soccer fans gather for World Cup final

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Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted fatigue will not be an issue for the biggest game of his career despite being pushed to three periods of extra-time to make Sunday's World Cup final . "Hello everyone from the Luzhniki field, it's great here", the group said on Twitter, and released a statement calling for the freeing of political prisoners, an end to "illegal arrests" of protesters and to "allow political competition" in Russian Federation. Read More »

Pakistanis mourn after bombing at rally kills 128

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He and his daughter Maryam, who was sentenced to seven years, were taken to jail upon their return. "Some people are calling Congress 'bail gaadi, ' not bullock cart, because some of its top leaders and former ministers are out on bail", Modi said at an election rally in Rajasthan. Read More »

Israel, Hamas Reach Ceasefire Deal Following Rocket Fire, Airstrikes

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The building was a Hamas training facility. Other command centers and offices, training compounds, weapons storage warehouses and urban warfare training sites were struck as well. Hamas said a truce had been agreed, but there have been reports of further exchanges. "The protection and the defence of our people is a national duty and a strategic choice", Barhoum said. Read More »

Israel agrees to cease-fire with Hamas

On Saturday night, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist groups announced that they had agreed to a ceasefire with Israel, following talks with Egypt and other global bodies. The Israeli military claimed that its so-called Iron Dome missile defense system had managed to intercept 16 of the projectiles. Hours later, the military launched a series of airstrikes in Gaza . Read More »

Disrespectful and divisive: Reaction to Donald Trump’s latest Brexit broadside

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Trump has largely kept away from London - where a large "Baby Trump" balloon is up in the middle of town mocking him. He says it "must ultimately" go to 4 percent. -U.K. ties. May, who voted "Remain" in the 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union, proposed earlier Thursday that Britain and the bloc would stick to a "common rulebook" with the European Union for goods and agricultural products in return for free trade, without tariffs or border customs checks. Read More »

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un writes Donald Trump

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That was the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived for two days of meetings with top North Korean officials, which ended on a sour note after Pyongyang blasted the USA side over a "unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization ". Read More »

Trump calls out Sessions over Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page's no-show at Congress

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The last part of comment, referencing the extramarital affair between Strzok and Page, prompted jeers from others on the committee, including one person who could be heard saying, "This is outrageous". We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions through the Department of Justice Main Switchboard (202-514-2000) to demand that Peter Strzok be fired for dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the information presented to him by the Intelligence Community ... Read More »

Why Didn’t Obama Stop Hacking I Egged On?

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President Donald Trump has yet to directly respond to the newly announced indictments of Russian intelligence officers for hacking Democrats during the 2016 election, but his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , cheered the results as "good news for all Americans". Read More »

Adviser comments on Iran’s presence in Syria

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He referred to the US demand for Iran's exit from Syria and Iraq. Russian Federation can replace Western companies looking to exit Iran over sanctions by the United States, Velayati added. "A public deal that accepts Assad in return for limiting Iranian influence implicitly if not explicitly gives him some legitimacy", Kamel said. One deal, valued by Iran at some $4 billion, was signed with state-owned Zarubezhneft on a joint project to boost production at two brownfield sites. Read More »

Behind President Trump's claim of new funding from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members

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They then released the stolen information through fake accounts - DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0, among them - in the weeks before voters went to the polls that November. Trump has described the spending situation as "disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States". Mr Trump stated his commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, speaking after reports that he had warned leaders that the United States could pull out of the alliance if other members failed to increase ... Read More »

Illinois police officer off beat after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

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Agency officials released a statement July 9 saying they were aware of the incident and video and "immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer". The man repeatedly told the woman "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America" and questioned her US citizenship. "Officer, I paid for a permit for this area", she also says. Read More »

Furious Trump unleashes unhinged tweet against ‘Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page’

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Trump tweeted. "Wow, but is anybody really surprised!" There was, however, one crucial document Page lacked before her planned appearance-the testimony of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok . Jeffress said in a statement prior to the contempt threat that Page could not appear without first having access to Federal Bureau of Investigation documents that the committees already possessed, and that they had ignored her efforts to find a later date for the deposition. Read More »

US grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

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The Kremlin denied anew it tried to sway the election. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (L) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) behind him on May 4, 2017. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Twitter that it was time to end the investigation since "no Americans are involved" in Friday's indictment. In February, Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies in an elaborate conspiracy to interfere in the election. Read More »

What North Korea actually said in last week's statement

According to estimates from the Pentagon, 7,700 US troops are still unaccounted for from the Korean War. The source said that Kim did not see any need to hold dialogue with Japan before his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, instead favoring relations with the United States, China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Stormy Daniels arrested in 'political motivated act'

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Charges made against Stormy Daniels in her early morning arrest on Thursday were dismissed later in the afternoon, according to her lawyer Michael Avenatti . A prosecutor's memo provided by Avenatti said an OH illegal touching law cannot be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club. Read More »

Judge warns Trump administration to stick to deadline on family reunification

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One child has still not had either of its parents identified. "DNA testing doesn't need to be done in every case", they said. Douglas Christian/ZUMA Press/NewscomAlready under fire for separating children from their parents at the Mexican border, the Trump administration has informed a federal judge that it will not fully meet today's deadline to reunite the families. Read More »

Boys Have Been Rescued From Thailand Cave

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They spent nine days unaccounted for inside the cave, before British divers found the emaciated and dishevelled group huddling on a muddy bank. Narongsak said Sunday two divers would escort each of the boys out of the cave. Thirty-five emergency doctors were on standby as the "exhausted" boys were flown by military helicopter or driven in ambulances to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital. Read More »

Trump says he still has 'Rocket Man' CD for Kim Jong Un

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While President Moon Jae-in's so-called "three-belts" transport plan would benefit the North, given the poor state of its infrastructure, what the regime in the Pyongyang really wants is to ramp up special economic zones across the country, said Kim Byeong-uk. Read More »

Trump lawyer holds off on Mueller interview OK

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Giuliani also spoke confidently of Mueller's investigation of his predecessor, Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , in connection to the president's relationship with and Cohen's payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. "We've been through everything on collusion and obstruction", he said. Speculation has mounted that he might turn on Trump. And back in January , the president himself said he'd like to talk to Mueller under oath. Read More »

Thai cave rescue volunteer diver dies from lack of oxygen

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With heavy rains forecasted for the weekend, the Governor dismissed the idea of an immediate rescue, saying that efforts will be initiated only if the was the risk to rescuers' lives were minimal. Anuram Kaewchano, told CNN he was shocked to learn the news. "I will have to use the word "try" here because I can not make a commitment that something like this won't happen again". Read More »

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

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Administration officials have also said that subjects discussed with Putin would include Syria , where the administration is looking for a political settlement that would allow the withdrawal of US troops there. He has often railed against the US's key allies, accusing fueling trade deficits with the US. Much, of course, depends on the president's mood, which is rarely good during worldwide conferences where he bristles at what he considers the unfair economic and security alliances the ... Read More »

Merkel's Bavarian ally hopeful SPD coalition partner will back migrant centres

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Seehofer also announced that he will meet next week with his Italian and Austrian counterparts for talks aimed at restricting the Mediterranean sea route used by migrants heading to western Europe . "This continued escalation poses a serious threat to growth and recovery in all countries", WTO leader Roberto Azevêdo said in a statement. "To be honest, I do not want to elaborate on this idea because we do not want to endanger it", he said, adding it was "not connected to the Austrian ... Read More »

Trump makes Brexit deal 'priority' ahead of United Kingdom trip

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They will then travel to Chequers , the Prime Minister's official country retreat, for bilateral talks on foreign policy, to be followed by a news conference. Apart from Lyndon Johnson, Elizabeth has met every USA leader since Harry S. Truman but no other United States presidential encounter has generated the same level of opposition and controversy in Britain as Trump's trip. Read More »