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What does Mueller have? Manafort trial offers glimpse

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But the broader implications are unmistakable. He said Trump could help the public understand what is at stake in Mueller's investigation, which both Trump and Caputo have called a " witch hunt " aimed at ending his presidency. Short of an acquittal, the best hope for Manafort to avoid jail time remains a presidential pardon. He said he would not tolerate any pictures of Manafort and others "at a cocktail party with scantily clad women", if they exist. Read More »

Polar Bear Killed After Attacking Cruise Ship Worker In Arctic

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said it was "self-defence". A polar bear was shot and killed after it attacked a guard guiding tourists off a cruise ship on Saturday, officials said. The area is known for its polar bears, sea lions and stark landscapes. She said all cruise ships traveling in the northern region are obliged to have polar bear guards on board. Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mugabe backs opposition on eve of election

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Asked his views on remarks made by former President Mr Robert Mugabe that there was no democracy in the country since Operation Restore Legacy in November a year ago, President Mnangagwa said in any democratic space, everyone was free to express their views. Read More »

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year

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On Thursday, Trump said on for the second time that his meeting with Putin on Monday in Helsinki was considered a triumph among all "except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media". In this audio recording of the press conference clearly hear the answer of the Russian leader: "Yes, I wanted him to win". If Russia interfered in the 2016 election, then his election victory is tainted - and Trump is unwilling to allow that possibility to go unchallenged. Read More »

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

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Israel said that this time, the ship was intercepted without incident. In 2010, Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish activists when they raided a six-ship flotilla trying to reach the Gaza Strip in defiance of the blockade. "The Freedom Flotilla Coalition calls on the Norwegian Government, the national governments of those aboard Al Awda and the Freedom [Flotilla], other national governments, and relevant global organizations to act immediately", said Torstein Dahle of Ship to Gaza ... Read More »

Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case

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It was then reported that Cohen says Trump knew of a meeting in NY in June 2016 between key aides and several Russians promising compromising information on Hillary Clinton . "Colluding about Russians ― I'm not sure that's even a crime", Giuliani told CNN's Alisyn Camerota . "We have negotiations going on with them". Read More »

2nd firefighter dies battling California wildfires

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The challenges facing firefighters are among the most hard they could encounter: steep terrain and hot weather combined with dry brush and other vegetation that can fuel a fire, said Greg Bertelli, an incident commander at Cal Fire . The three bodies have yet to be positively identified, but their discovery raises the confirmed death toll from the Carr Fire to five, including a bulldozer operator and a firefighter who was killed when the blaze swept into Redding, about 160 miles north of ... Read More »

Donald Trump knew in advance about Russian Federation meeting, says Michael Cohen

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U.S. President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen has largely stayed out of the spotlight in the months since federal agents raided his office and hotel room and seized scores of records about his work for Mr. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. They met with a lawyer linked to the Kremlin and a Russian businessman who initially had offered to disclose dirt on Clinton. Read More »

Israel releases Palestinian teenager who struck soldier from prison

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Palestinian "hero" Tamimi, 17, and her mother Nariman were driven early on Sunday from the Sharon prison inside Israel to a checkpoint leading to the occupied West Bank, where the Tamimi family live, prison spokesman Assaf Librati said. In a sign of her popularity, a pair of Italian artists painted a large mural of her on Israel's West Bank separation barrier ahead of her release. Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi, was also released. Read More »

Greece mourns as death toll from wildfires reaches 81

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Many people fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns near Athens, stoked by high winds, reducing pine forests to ash and devouring hundreds of buildings. "We left at the last minute". "Residents and visitors in the area did not escape in time even though they were a few metres from the sea or in their homes", said fire brigade spokesman Stavroula Maliri. Read More »

House Freedom Caucus Leaders Call For Rosenstein Impeachment

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Targeting Mr. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation investigation , will likely effect the investigation . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has all but ruled out any impeachment action for Rosenstein. "No, I do not", said Ryan, whose stance could make it easier for other Republican members to oppose the measure. Read More »

US Resisting Pushes by North, South Korea to End War

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's historic summit in pictures Who's leading whom? "We are encouraged by North Koreas actions and the momentum for positive change". "I know they would have wished to have been here and seen this today", he said. At a press conference, Trump said he wanted to stop U.S. military exercises with South Korea and eventually withdraw United States troops - something Pyongyang has been demanding for years. Read More »

Tape reveals Trump and lawyer discussing payoff over alleged affair

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The payment was never made and Mr Giuliani said he didn't know why that was the case and hadn't discussed it with Mr Trump . The lawyer tells the then-candidate, "we'll have to pay", and Trump is heard telling him, "pay with cash", though it's not clear from the recording whether Trump is suggesting paying or not paying. Read More »

Republicans launch bid to impeach United States deputy attorney general

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The Department of Justice has declined to comment. According to Politico reporter Rachael Bade, the men chose to file it as a "privileged resolution," so that they don't have to force a vote on the House floor for the impeachment . Jim Jordan (R- OH) and others in order to oust Rosenstein for allegedly obstructing justice. "I certainly hope your colleagues aren't under that impression, that is not accurate sir". Read More »

Trump Warns Iran: ‘Never, Ever Threaten the United States Again’

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The Iranian president, considered a moderate, has previously threatened to close the strait in response to US President Donald Trump's threat to stop Iranian oil exports through the waterway. Iranian officials have said U.S. measures equal an "economic war" on Iran . Recent anti-Iran tirades by the USA angered a number of Iranian officials. Read More »

Avenatti says Cohen has more Trump tapes

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Cohen is being investigated for potential bank and election-law crimes. News corrected a story Thursday that said federal investigators had placed a wiretap on the phone lines of President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen , saying it subsequently learned that the feds were only monitoring the source of calls and weren't listening in. Read More »

What Does Israel's New Controversial 'Jewish Nation-state Law' Mean?

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Describing it as racist legislation and advocate of an official apartheid system, the presidential aide said: "It is the last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution". Erdogan has called for a summit of Muslim leaders twice in the past six months after U.S. President Donald Trump chose to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'

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According to police officer Zahoor Afridi, the candidate Ikramullah Gandapur from opposition leader Imran Khan's party, was returning home from a campaign event when the bomber struck in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, wounding him. Almost 106 million Pakistanis, including more than 19 million new voters, will be eligible to cast their ballots on Wednesday. The military has warned of threats ahead of the polls and said it will deploy more than 370,000 soldiers for security on election day . Read More »

When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century

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Australia will be treated to a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse , as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, this weekend. A picture taken on January 31, 2018 shows the moon rising behind a mountain during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the "super blue blood moon" near Syria-Turkey border at the Hassa district in Hatay. Read More »

Adam Schiff, top intel Democrat, says Trump 'acts like he's compromised'

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He also says he doesn't like Coats going to the "liberal enclave" in the first place. The Hill and the HarrisX polling company run the American Barometer poll . "Trump falsely claimed that a dossier by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele "was responsible for starting" the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign". Read More »

Donald Trump to Iran President

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Burger said that " threats of military force are never helpful, and I think that particularly in the tense situation in the Middle East this is not a helpful means of discourse". On May 8, Trump unilaterally withdrew the USA from a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran over the objections of Europe as well as Russian Federation and China - the other parties to the deal, which is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Read More »

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 13 people, killing 2

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The Special Investigations Unit said Hussain is a 29-year-old from Toronto . Reese Fallon , 18, was identified as one of the victims killed in the Toronto shooting. Then she was told to run to the back of the restaurant. Witnesses said they heard a total of 25 gunshots near Christina's restaurant on Danforth Ave at around 10pm local time last night. Read More »

Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

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Some subscribe to the charitable theory that he was seeking to cut down expenditure on defence and benefit from trade by building a new equation with Russian Federation. "I am concerned about any time you ... say at a press conference that you agree with Putin over our intelligence community". The widely publicized interview took place Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum. Read More »

Multiple people injured in Toronto shooting

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At the start of Monday's business day, tips from witnesses should be directed to Toronto Police's hotline at 416-808-5504. Two people have died and 13 others were injured after a shooting attack near a restaurant in the Canadian city of Toronto on Sunday evening. Read More »

Trump to Iran: 'never, ever threaten' USA again

Army to carry out military attack against Iran . The tweet came on the heels of Rouhani's warning to Trump that hostile policies could lead to the "mother of all wars" with Iran. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile US action. The information service would insure that "ordinary Iranians inside Iran and around the globe can know that America stands with them", Pompeo said. Read More »

USA pushes United Nations to maintain sanctions pressure on N Korea

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The United States last week sent a report to the sanctions committee that said North Korea had secured at least 759,793 barrels of oil products through ship-to-ship transfers at sea. Pyongyang has consistently demanded a more gradual process based on developing mutual trust. "Are they telling us that they want to continue supplying this oil?" "We can't do one thing until we see North Korea respond to their promise to denuclearize". Read More »

Trump plans to repaint Air Force One red, white and blue

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The newly designed Air Force One will be decked out with more patriotic colors, the president explained to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor . In February 2018, President Trump made deal worth $3.9 billion for a pair of replacement Boeing 747s for use as Air Force One with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi sweeps Modi in embrace, says no aversion to BJP

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BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said neither the 10-years of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance rule benefitted Odisha, nor have the four years of BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre. They are not like any of us. But they can not afford to lose power. He narrowly won his home state of Gujarat in December with a thin majority, lost crucial by-elections in some states and failed to form the government after winning the most seats in Karnataka's state election in May. Read More »

Israele: Knesset approves controversial nation-state bill

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Premier Benyamin Netanyahu spoke about the "respect of all citizens", while Ayman Odeh, the leader of Arab parties, said he believes the legislation demonstrates that Israel "doesn't want us here". According to Adalah, there are now over 65 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens in Israel and Palestinian residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) on the basis of their national belonging. Read More »

TIME cover morphs Donald Trump into Vladimir Putin

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The invitation was announced hours after the president tweeted that he looked forward to "our second meeting" as he defended his performance Monday at the summit in which the two leaders conferred on a range of issues, including terrorism, Israeli security, nuclear proliferation and North Korea. Read More »

Trump plays Putin's ball, but no breakthrough in Helsinki

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Asked if he believed USA intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election to help him defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he said he was not convinced. He added that the Trump campaign "didn't collude" with Russian Federation and "what we saw today will put that to bed". "2016 was a testing ground and they will try in the future the outcome of any number of elections around the world which they see as crucial for their national interest", ... Read More »