• North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles, Reports Say
North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles, Reports Say

North Korea welcomed a USA envoy's visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South's military said , in Pyongyang's second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington.

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  • Trump 'very surprised' by Senate panel subpoena for Don Jr
Trump 'very surprised' by Senate panel subpoena for Don Jr

Trump has alleged that the subpoena was issued "with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the President now and in the 2020 election". "It's time to move on", McCarthy wrote. "Endless investigations_by either party_won't change the fact that there was NO collusion". Cohen told a House committe...

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  • Europeans reject 'ultimatums' from Iran as it eases nuclear curbs
Europeans reject 'ultimatums' from Iran as it eases nuclear curbs

Meanwhile the European Union on Thursday urged Iran to respect the worldwide agreement curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions, saying it aims to continue trading with the country despite USA sanctions. Rouhani denounced European countries for seeing the U.S. as the world's "sheriff" and said their view kept them from making "firm decisi...

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  • Auto bomb blast targets foreign aid group in Kabul
Auto bomb blast targets foreign aid group in Kabul

It was not immediately clear if any foreigners were among the casualties. Authorities cordoned off the site, dispatching ambulances and police trucks. Last week, the Taliban turned down a ceasefire agreement proposed by President Ashraf Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy for peace in the country.

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  • Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan for Canada
Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan for Canada

The Supreme Court's quashing of her sentence on October 31 past year led to violent protests by religious hardliners who support strong blasphemy laws, while more liberal sections of society urged her release. The assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, has been celebrated as a martyr by hardliners since he was hanged for the killing, with millions visiting a shri...

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  • Trump 'happy' to keep tariffs on Chinese goods; Beijing threatens retaliation
Trump 'happy' to keep tariffs on Chinese goods; Beijing threatens retaliation

Trump has approved 25% percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods and 10% on $200 billion. "Weak growth in Chinese exports to the U.S. will also be concerning to Chinese officials, particularly amid a potential escalation in the trade war", said Nick Marro, an analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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  • Polls close after South Africa elections
Polls close after South Africa elections

People line up to cast their vote at Moses Kotane primary in Braamfischerville on Wednesday (May 8 2019). "The way they run the state, mishandling state funds, they've lost their morals". "We're voting for a better future for ourselves, for our kids", said Eddie Nzoyi, one of the voters lined up. Queues are building at polling stations across the...

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  • From mother and toddler's disappearance to their bodies believed to be found
From mother and toddler's disappearance to their bodies believed to be found

He said he had been "traumatised" after becoming a prime "murder" suspect. He claimed to have been romantically involved with Ms Lovett, who was living with her daughter as a tenant at his home, in the Cranston district of Calgary. The mother and daughter's family said their lives had been "devastated and our hearts are heavy" following the dis...

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  • Biden offers Trump a nickname for starters - clown
Biden offers Trump a nickname for starters - clown

If the Hill/Harris poll indicates anything, Sanders is in trouble. Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. A a campaign stop in Iowa last Wednesday, Biden said: "China is going to eat our lunch?" A donor urged the former vice president to respond with his own nicknames for Trump, but Biden said he'd aim to keep ...

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  • Donald Trump vows to raise China tariffs, sending markets tumbling
Donald Trump vows to raise China tariffs, sending markets tumbling

Mnuchin and Lighthizer offered no details of China's alleged backsliding, and there was no immediate response from Beijing. China wants them lifted; the USA wants to keep tariffs as leverage to pressure the Chinese to comply with any agreement.

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  • Saintly royal names for Baby Sussex … and any baby boy
Saintly royal names for Baby Sussex … and any baby boy

The transfer was kept secret - even from senior royals - it has been reported. It is understood that Meghan was around a week overdue. The Queen, who is reportedly staying at Windsor Castle, is expected to meet her great-grandson for the first time today.

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  • Venezuela's Opposition-Led Congress to Debate Defense Pact
Venezuela's Opposition-Led Congress to Debate Defense Pact

Russian Federation has had deep military cooperation with Venezuela over the years, including supplying weapons and aircraft. "There are a set of concrete options we have worked upon", she said , declining to provide further details. "What we know from the study of democratization is that there are extremely few transitions that happen without n...

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  • At least 2 hurt in Colorado school shooting
At least 2 hurt in Colorado school shooting

At least two people were injured in a shooting at a Colorado charter school, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. "And we have multiple students that have been injured". The school was surrounded by first responders, Paulson said . Authorities have asked parents to go to Northridge Rec Center to pick up their children.

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  • United States tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program
United States tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program

While it is still possible to receive reduced waivers (90 days instead of 180 days), the European trio also slammed that development. As part of the nuclear deal, Iran is allowed to sell any enriched uranium above that threshold on worldwide markets in exchange for natural uranium.

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  • Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress
Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress

The Department of Justice announced last week that it would not comply with Democrats' request for the full unredacted report and the underlying evidence on the grounds that it amounts to unconstitutional congressional overreach. "As former federal prosecutors, we recognize that prosecuting obstruction of justice cases is critical because uncheck...

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  • Death of toddler locked inside burning vehicle ruled a homicide
Death of toddler locked inside burning vehicle ruled a homicide

Little Zoey Pereira was left inside the 2008 Audi sedan - which was chained shut - when it went up in flames shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday near Baisley Boulevard and 155th Street. 'I heard a boom, like something explode. "After they brought the little girl out of the auto, we started telling them that there's somebody that got caught on fire that ...

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  • Trump to hike tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
Trump to hike tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

It's unclear whether Trump's threats will become reality. Brent for July settlement climbed 39 cents to $71.24 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Mr Trump on Sunday warned he would lift tariffs on $US200 billion ($287 billion) worth of Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent by Friday, reactivating a threat he del...

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  • Israel strikes 320 sites in blockaded Gaza Strip
Israel strikes 320 sites in blockaded Gaza Strip

It retaliated by launching air strikes against a building in the Gaza strip that it claimed housed Hamas cyber operatives. The militant group Islamic Jihad said a "mutual and concurrent" truce with Israel had been reached. Madonna is slated to perform in the event which will be broadcast from Tel Aviv - in range of Gaza's rockets. The Zio...

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  • Cause of Venezuelan chopper crash is under investigation
Cause of Venezuelan chopper crash is under investigation

A total of 7 people, including 4 soldiers and 3 passengers, were on board the helicopter, which was reported to have been completely destroyed in a fire after the crash. The Lima Group said it wants Maduro's ally Cuba to join efforts end the political crisis in Venezuela, and called for an urgent meeting with the EU-backed International Contact G...

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  • Mueller Agrees To ‘Tentative’ Date To Testify Before House Judiciary, Democrat Says
Mueller Agrees To ‘Tentative’ Date To Testify Before House Judiciary, Democrat Says

Barr said the report exonerated Trump or collusion and obstruction , although Mueller said his prosecutors couldn't find evidence of a criminal conspiracy and didn't exonerate Trump on obstruction . The calls for Mueller to testify grew following Barr's testimony last Wednesday before the Senate. It's possible that Barr could block Mueller from...

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  • British PM tells Labour: Let's do a deal on Brexit
British PM tells Labour: Let's do a deal on Brexit

David Davis backs Dominic Raab as next Conservative leaderIt comes amid further calls for Theresa May to step down as Prime Minister following the recent local election results, which saw the Conservatives lose almost 1,300 seats. "The message was loud and clear that, since March 29, people have decided they are absolutely furious with the politi...

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  • 13 dead as burning plane lands in Moscow
13 dead as burning plane lands in Moscow

The fate of a number of passengers remains unclear as emergency teams are still working at the scene. The plane apparently did not have time to jettison fuel before the emergency landing , news reports said. Video captured passengers leaping from the plane onto an inflatable slide from the front of the aircraft and staggering across the tarmac. ...

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  • First US lawsuits filed over use of 'confiscated' Cuban property
First US lawsuits filed over use of 'confiscated' Cuban property

The Helms-Burton Act seeks to compensate those people whose families lost properties and businesses during Cuba's revolution in 1953. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assett Control took that interpretation when it issued licences for Carnival and other companies that travel to and from the U.S.

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  • Discussing Three-Way Nuclear Deal With Russia, China: Donald Trump
Discussing Three-Way Nuclear Deal With Russia, China: Donald Trump

In a tweet , Trump said he and Putin talked about "the Russia Hoax", among other topics including nuclear arms, North Korea and Venezuela . White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said earlier that Trump told Putin "the United States stands with the people of Venezuela" and stressed he wanted to get relief supplies into the country.

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  • North Korea Fires Short-Range 'Projectiles' Into East Sea
North Korea Fires Short-Range 'Projectiles' Into East Sea

South Korea called on North Korea to stop raising military tensions, after the North fired a barrage of projectiles into the sea off the east coast of Korea. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha talked by phone with Pompeo about the North Korean launches, Kang's ministry said in a statement. Several missiles flew 70km to 200km, the Joint ...

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  • One dead, two missing after 'catastrophic' plant explosion in IL
One dead, two missing after 'catastrophic' plant explosion in IL

The damage from the explosion is estimated to be more than one million US dollars, Steve Lenzi, spokesman for the Waukegan Fire Department, said in a statement. Firefighters were met with several injured workers and found heavy damage to the building, fire officials said. 'Again, please stay out of the area and let the first-responders work'.

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  • Florida Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns Goes To Governor
Florida Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns Goes To Governor

The deeply controversial move, which was approved after hours of debate that sometimes brought lawmakers to tears , would ostensibly make schools safer in the wake of last year's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . It would provide a regulatory framework that includes requiring licenses for people or businesses that want to grow he...

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  • 'It is over:' Republicans close ranks at Barr hearing
'It is over:' Republicans close ranks at Barr hearing

Barr released Mueller's report on April 18, with some parts blacked out to protect sensitive information. "He lied to Congress", Pelosi said, apparently referring to Barr's testimony under oath before lawmakers in April. "The challenge we face is that the president of the United States wants desperately to prevent Congress, a co-equal branch of g...

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  • Terrorists Launch Rockets at Israel from Gaza, Prompting Air Strikes
Terrorists Launch Rockets at Israel from Gaza, Prompting Air Strikes

A statement from Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, allied to Hamas, claimed responsibility for at least some of the rocket fire and said it was prepared for more if necessary. The Gaza ministry named the men killed in the air strike as Abdullah Abu Mallouh, 33 and Alaa al-Bubli, 29, while the man killed in the clashes was 19-year-old Ra...

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  • Pence: Report About FBI Spying on Aide 'Very Troubling'
Pence: Report About FBI Spying on Aide 'Very Troubling'

Investigators scrambled to determine whether Mr. Papadopoulos had any Russian contacts while deciding to scrutinize three additional Trump campaign aides who had concerning ties to Russia: Paul Manafort, its chairman; Michael T. "I'm fascinated by the fact The New York Times thinks they broke this story because it's in his book and we've been tal...

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