• Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet
Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Fox News reporter Ainsley Earhardt asked Trump if his tweet about possibly recording Comey without his knowledge "was a smart way to make sure [Comey] stayed honest" during his congressional testimony . "I think it would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down". "And if you look further back, before he heard about that, I th...

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  • Dozens Killed, Wounded in Deadly Car Bomb Attack in Afghanistan's Helmand Province
Dozens Killed, Wounded in Deadly Car Bomb Attack in Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Several civilians and security personnel were waiting to enter the building to receive their wages when the attack happened. Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul Bank which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris, and sent a plume of smoke into the sky.

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  • China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on N. Korea
China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on N. Korea

The death last week of American student Warmbier, who fell into a coma after being arrested in North Korea, has raised questions about whether his tour agency was adequately prepared for its trips into the hard-line communist state. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier a...

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  • It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur
It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

Please Wait while comments are loading. Sarfraz's side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final at The Oval on Sunday having been the lowest ranked of the eight nations at the outset of this one-day worldwide tournament - which they started with a 124-run defeat to India.

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  • Trump Claims Idea Of Solar-Paneled Wall Is His - Except It Isn't
Trump Claims Idea Of Solar-Paneled Wall Is His - Except It Isn't

In a statement , Mexican officials argue: "Illicit drug trade is indeed the most important cause of violence in Mexico and drug trafficking is costing thousands of lives both in Mexico and the US". However, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, whose latest figures are from 2015, indicates there are at least nine countries with higher homicide...

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  • Gangtok, Aizawl and Pasighat Figure in New Smart Cities List
Gangtok, Aizawl and Pasighat Figure in New Smart Cities List

Summary: Lucknow: With Aligarh, Allahabad and Jhansi making it to Smart City list after the third round of selection on Friday, UP has total seven cities under the mission. The names were announced by Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu . All the 30 cities will develop integrated command and control centres that enable better coo...

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  • Trump Indicates Tape Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony
Trump Indicates Tape Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony

On Thursday, in a queerly-worded tweet , Trump denied having tapes of the conversations. Witness intimidation , according to federal law , is defined as anyone who "knowingly uses intimidation, threatens or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to inf...

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  • Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president
Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

The rule, which he says promotes "social dumping", makes workers from poorer member states where premiums are lower much cheaper to hire than domestic ones. Macron has previously said he would seek sanctions on Poland, whose nationalist-minded government has angered the European Union with moves to impose stricter state control over judges an...

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  • European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'
European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

The association represents 3,200 businesses with a million employees in Germany making industrial machinery. Another British official said May would offer "new elements" in a paper to be published early next week. At their first meeting in Brussels on Monday, British and European Union negotiators agreed on a timetable for the Brexit talks....

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  • Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege
Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

Troops are seeking the help of villagers to pinpoint the exact spot where Mahmud was reportedly buried, Ano said. Intelligence reports said he recruited dozens of Malaysians who were among about 500 Muslim militants who stormed Marawi on May 23 in an attempt to turn the city into an ISIS "province".

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  • Russian Federation fires cruise missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria
Russian Federation fires cruise missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh (banned in Russia) targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. Russian warships fired missiles into Syria on Friday, according to reports. It is a major escalation of Iran's role in the war. But US officials told CNN that the US has not confirme...

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  • These Boys Wore Skirts to School to Protest Dress Code Double Standards
These Boys Wore Skirts to School to Protest Dress Code Double Standards

The school's uniform code now states that male students can wear trousers and female pupils are allowed to wear skirts or trousers. "Ryan came up with the idea of wearing a skirt , so that evening we borrowed one". "We're going to put out a message to porters [to start] wearing dresses and start wearing skirts ", said GMB official Mick Doole...

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  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

DAVIS: You know, at the core, the Republican plan is about weakening the federal government's role in the health care system and shifting those responsibilities in decision-making to the states. It shares some broad strokes with the bill that House Republicans passed in may. READ: Can You Stay On Your Parent's Health Insurance? It would...

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  • Burlington Mayor Discusses We Are Still In Climate Mayors' Effort
Burlington Mayor Discusses We Are Still In Climate Mayors' Effort

But if that leads to lower prices by extending the glut of crude, any gain might be temporary. The town's climate change successes to date include helping to reduce residents' annual carbon dioxide emissions from home, business, and transport energy use, from 5.6 tonnes per person in 2005 to 3.6 tonnes in 2016.

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  • Arab states issue steep demands to Qatar in bid to end crisis
Arab states issue steep demands to Qatar in bid to end crisis

Qataris who spoke to Reuters described the demands as unreasonable, particularly the closure of Jazeera, which millions of Arabs see as an important outlet for voices willing to challenge the region's authoritarian rulers, but which neighbouring governments call a conduit for Islamist propaganda.

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  • Fridge fire started Grenfell blaze as police confirm cladding failed safety tests
Fridge fire started Grenfell blaze as police confirm cladding failed safety tests

And there is the bad reality that we may not be able to identify everyone who died in that fire . The Metropolitan Police said they are considering manslaughter charges among the criminal offenses that may have been committed in relation to the fire.

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  • Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty
Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty

Earlier, he was convicted of failing to secure his child's regular attendance. He's also been given a 12-month conditional discharge. The country's Department of Education paid for the entire case. "I will respect their decision and not appeal it", he said. The council has proved that the youngster did not attend on the relevant dates and was on ...

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  • Islamic State publish video of destroyed historic mosque
Islamic State publish video of destroyed historic mosque

Baghdadi has left the fighting in Mosul to local commanders and is believed to be hiding in the border area between Iraq and Syria , according to US and Iraqi military sources. ISIS forces have been driven from most of Mosul but still control about 1.5 square miles of the city, according to The Wall Street Journal . "As our Iraqi Security...

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  • Trump administration reiterates: Israeli settlements do not help the peace process
Trump administration reiterates: Israeli settlements do not help the peace process

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas , right, in a talk with US President's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner in Ramallah on Wednesday. Greenblatt and Kushner had accompanied Trump in his first visit as president to the occupied Palestinian territories in May.

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  • Oscar files to expand ACA exchange footprint in 2018
Oscar files to expand ACA exchange footprint in 2018

Oxford Health Plans, owned by UnitedHealthcare Co., also announced it was pulling out of New Jersey's health exchange at about the same time. The insurer announced Wednesday-the initial rate-filing deadline for Healthcare.gov plans-that next year it will return to the exchanges in New York, New Jersey, Texas and California.

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  • CBSE to consider students' marking concerns under verification scheme, Delhi HC told
CBSE to consider students' marking concerns under verification scheme, Delhi HC told

The last date has also been extended until June 27 for online rechecking and verification. The first committee will cross examine the evaluation process and post examination processes to identify and analyse discrepancies. On Tuesday, Anil Swarup, Secretary (school education ) at the Human Resources Development Ministry, and RK Chaturvedi, chair...

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  • North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

The spokesman said that Warmbier was provided with proper medical treatment, and questioned why he died so soon after returning to the US. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had advocated talks with the North, said Pyongyang had a "heavy responsibility" in the events leading up to the University of Virginia student's death.

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  • Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral
Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

The service took place in the arts center, which could hold only 800 people, so many more watched on screens set up in overflow rooms. The spokesman said "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to North Korea at the time of Warmbier's repatriation and "recognized that his health indicators ...

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  • Meira Kumar a better candidate than Ramnath Kovind: Ramgopal Yadav
Meira Kumar a better candidate than Ramnath Kovind: Ramgopal Yadav

Pawar proposed three names - Meira Kumar, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Bhalchandra Mungekar - all Dalit leaders. "We do hope that other parties also join us", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said. "It would have been better had the Opposition announced their candidate last week", says Zoya Hasan, a political scientist...

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  • GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill
GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Senate leaders are aiming for a vote before July 4. Now, Haywood urges the Senate to "reject this bill and begin anew". His decision to expand Medicaid has provided health coverage to more than 210,000 Nevada residents. "People will die", Warren said . It would also allow states to add work requirements for some Medicaid enrollees. The Sena...

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  • Trump in interview: Special counsel Mueller 'bothersome'
Trump in interview: Special counsel Mueller 'bothersome'

The resulting news reports built pressure on a top Justice Department official to appoint an independent prosecutor to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. "But when he found out that there may be tapes out there. And my story didn't change - my story was always a straight story, my story always was the truth".

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  • Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

He arrived at college last summer expecting to hear his name called first overall in the next year's National Basketball Association draft, and on Thursday he will have that vision realized. "They said they love my dad and left it at that". Who better to predict who will be first to shake hands with National Basketball Association commissioner Ad...

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  • London police ponder manslaughter in tower fire
London police ponder manslaughter in tower fire

Investigators have now said that cladding and insulation that was attached to the outside of the building had failed subsequent safety tests and cops were now looking at possible manslaughter charges. "Our Housing department has met with the LFB Commander to outline the action we have taken and we will continue to work together closely to ensure th...

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  • Iranians hold annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missile
Iranians hold annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missile

Tens of thousands of people are taking part in state-sponsored anti-Israeli rallies across Iran to mark the annual Al-Quds Day. Similar demonstrations are underway in other cities and towns in Iran , according to state media. Authorities unveiled a large countdown panel at Palestine Square in central Tehran , displaying the number of "days ...

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  • North Korea Tests Rocket Engine, Possibly for ICBM
North Korea Tests Rocket Engine, Possibly for ICBM

North Korea's last rocket engine test came in March and was apparently timed to coincide with the visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Beijing, where he warned that regional tensions had reached a "dangerous level". It can be used to build Intercontinental ballistic missiles . President Donald Trump has made halting the North Korean ...

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  • Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it
Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it

Ted Cruz - one of four Republicans opposing the Senate's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare - said Thursday that the proposal "doesn't get the job done", but insisting that "I believe we can get to 'yes'". The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to...

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  • Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria
Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran has been involved in Syria's long-running civil war, in which it has backed embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad . Here's a look at where things stand for the conflict's main players. Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict. The U.S. military confirmed that o...

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  • Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps
Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The Supreme Court added another thorny political case to its docket next term, agreeing Monday to rule on whether Wisconsin's legislative districts are so politically loaded that they violate the Constitution. The lower court found that redistricting efforts are unlawful partisan gerrymandering when they seek to entrench the party in po...

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  • Many in GOP unshaken by Comey's testimony against Trump
Many in GOP unshaken by Comey's testimony against Trump

Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President. one of which he testified was classified". Was that a "leak", as Trump calls it? During Thursday's hearing, Donald Trump was unusually silent on social media, even as Mr Comey accused his administrati...

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  • What's next on health care draft in Congress
What's next on health care draft in Congress

On Facebook , Obama said at the heart of the bill was "fundamental meanness". This mandate imposes higher taxes on most people who are uninsured, giving healthy people a financial incentive to buy health insurance that wards off a death spiral.

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