• Assad regime 'preparing chemical weapons attack', White House says
Assad regime 'preparing chemical weapons attack', White House says

In a statement, the White House said it had detected "potential preparations" similar to those made before a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in April, which killed at least 80 people. air strike. That assault with 59 Tomahawk missiles marked the first direct United States attack on the Syrian regime and Trump's most dramatic military action ...

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  • How to avoid war with North Korea
How to avoid war with North Korea

If this situation wasn't hard enough, it may be about to get even worse. Moon Jaw-In, South Korea's president, is scheduled to visit Washington next week to meet with president Trump to begin talks with North Korea about their nuclear program.

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  • S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

The geopolitical backdrop of Moon's visit is framed around an increasingly provocative regime in North Korea and an administration in the United States that seems focused on forcibly changing the calculus of Pyongyang's decision to develop and maintain a nuclear weapons programme.

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  • White House warns Syrian president against chemical attack
White House warns Syrian president against chemical attack

The White House on Monday warned Damascus that it would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical attack. Mr Trump didn't personally make any direct reference to the scare, but Nikki Haley , the American ambassador to the United Nations , said the possibility that Assad would use chemicals against his own people was being taken very serio...

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  • Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU
Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU

The Republican lawmaker who was shot last week in an apparent politically motivated attack on a charity baseball practice has been upgraded to fair condition, hospital officials said Friday. The gunshot fractured Scalise's pelvic bones, damaged internal organs and caused extensive bleeding. In reality, he was fighting for his life amid seve...

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  • Ukraine official says version of WannaCry virus caused cyberattacks
Ukraine official says version of WannaCry virus caused cyberattacks

Moller-Maersk. Saint Gobain, a French construction materials company, said it was also the victim of an attack, and a spokesman told Reuters that they were isolating computer systems in order to protect data. The new virus has a fake Microsoft digital signature appended to it and the attack is spreading to many countries, Costin Raiu, director ...

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  • Iraqi military says it has captured Mosul neighbourhood from Islamic State
Iraqi military says it has captured Mosul neighbourhood from Islamic State

Mohammed Tariq al-Bayati recalled growing up next to the mosque. At the time, Abbas was manning a position just behind the front line , around 250 meters southwest of the Old City. The group's fighters are expected to make their last stand in the Old City-a densely-populated quarter with narrow, winding alleys. IS fighters initially tried to ...

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  • People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire
People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

The search and recovery operation in the 24-story Grenfell Tower continues, he said, adding that it has been incredibly distressing for families. Two British ministers have said that exterior cladding used in Grenfell Tower's recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

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  • Defiant Camden tower block residents may be forced out
Defiant Camden tower block residents may be forced out

Jo Miller, chief executive at Doncaster Council, said: "Although we have not been advised that this decorative capping detail should be removed, we have chose to remove it as a precautionary measure to reflect that the health and safety of residents is our main priority".

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  • North Korea says Donald Trump is like Adolf Hitler
North Korea says Donald Trump is like Adolf Hitler

Trump, the editorial claimed, was "following Hitler's dictatorial politics " of dividing people into two categories - " friends and foes " - and creating an "atmosphere of horror among political, public, media, information and all other circles in the U.S".

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  • Senate Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill may be flatlining
Senate Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill may be flatlining

The CBO estimated that the legislation would cut the deficit by $321 billion by 2026 - approximately $202 billion more than the House bill would save. "It's going to be very close, but we're working with each one of them in trying to accommodate their concerns without losing other support", said No.

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  • US Supreme Court Punts On New Jersey Sports Betting Case, For Now
US Supreme Court Punts On New Jersey Sports Betting Case, For Now

The justices will review a federal appeals court's ruling past year that the 2014 New Jersey statute permitting sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated a 1992 federal law that prohibits such gambling in all states except Nevada , Delaware, Montana and Oregon.

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  • Darwin Martinez-Torres' Family Responds To Alleged Murder Of Nabra Hassanen
Darwin Martinez-Torres' Family Responds To Alleged Murder Of Nabra Hassanen

Firefighters arrived at the memorial at Dupont Circle around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and put out the fire. Darwin Martinez Torres , a 22-year-old from El Salvador suspected of being in the USA illegally, was jailed without bail on a murder charge after the girl's body was pulled from a pond near his apartment.

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  • London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge
London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

McCormack said that the police were considering manslaughter charges among the possible offenses in relation to the fire . The Hotpoint FF175BP fridge-freezer model that started the blaze at Grenfell Tower . The manufacturer will conduct further testing on the appliance, McCormack said. "The working conditions are hard and distressing in m...

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  • Saudi Arabia arrests woman, four others over aborted attack on Grand Mosque
Saudi Arabia arrests woman, four others over aborted attack on Grand Mosque

It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the plot. Momani, who is also the government spokesperson, reiterated Jordan's call for united worldwide efforts to fight terrorists and terror organizations. The council stressed in a statement: "The attempt to target the Grand Mosque in the month of Ramadan clearly reveals that these terrorists are awa...

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  • US Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas
US Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the policy Monday, June 26, 2017. Mullins described being denied service as offensive and dehumanizing. This case , Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Phillips says it isn't the same as that. "It imperils everyone's freedom by crushing dissent instead of tolerating a diversity of views". Earlier this year, Jorda...

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  • Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs
Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

Prior to the meeting, senior USA administration officials said Trump was aware of the delicate balance with India and Pakistan , but would look to treat the 1.3 billion person country like the defense ally it is: "I want to make a point here that United States relationships with India and Pakistan really stand on their own merits and terms", a sen...

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  • Two children among three people killed in Mississauga crash
Two children among three people killed in Mississauga crash

Both boys, who died in hospital, were passengers in the Mercedes - five-year-old Ayon Brown and 13-year-old Keziah Edwards-Young. Halton Regional Police were the first to arrive at the scene following the crash. Police are still investigating the accident and have not released any further information. Anyone with information can contact investi...

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  • US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack
US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

The attack prompted widespread criticism from the global community. Donald Trump blamed Assad for the chemical weapons attack which killed at least 87 people, including 30 children, in the Syria's northern Idlib province in April. fabrication" and he called videos of the suffering victims "fake". The White House offered no details on what...

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  • US clears sale of Predator Guardian drones to India
US clears sale of Predator Guardian drones to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to visit the USA much earlier, but it had to be postponed due to the state assembly elections, President Donald Trump has said. In marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and the United States, the leaders also resolved to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between the countries...

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  • Trump says US-India ties
Trump says US-India ties "never been stronger"

Modi meanwhile, described his White House visit as being "filled with friendliness" from the "opening tweet to the end of our talks". "Your accomplishments have been vast", Trump said. To this, Modi added that the fight against terrorism will be an important part of mutual cooperation. India ranks seventh on the list of countries impacted ...

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  • After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64
After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

Vaz Pinto said the Gois wildfire was "very fast and very explosive" and had forced the evacuation of 11 hill villages. Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said the wildfires were gradually ebbing and being contained. She says her office immediately sent a crash investigation team to the area but that she had no details about the plane...

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  • Britain will back U.S. over another Syria chemical attack, Defence Secretary says
Britain will back U.S. over another Syria chemical attack, Defence Secretary says

A senior Russian lawmaker has dismissed the United States' warning about a potential chemical weapons attack in Syria as "provocation". The White House warned late Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his military would pay a "heavy price" for another chemical weapons attack.

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  • Republicans Scramble to Shore Up Support for Healthcare Bill
Republicans Scramble to Shore Up Support for Healthcare Bill

He also signalled that last-minute changes were coming to win enough support for passage. There is not an automatic correlation between expressions of unhappiness in polls and votes on Election Day. The Congressional Budget Office issued a report in May saying by 2026, 28 million people would be uninsured under Obamacare and 51 million would be...

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  • Flint, Mich., airport stabbing by Canadian man is being investigated as terrorism
Flint, Mich., airport stabbing by Canadian man is being investigated as terrorism

The agency said it appears to be "an isolated incident" and said the victim , an airport police officer, is in stable condition. US and Canadian authorities have launched a joint terrorism investigation after a police officer was stabbed at Bishop International Airport Wednesday.

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  • Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'
Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are " that far off " on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare". The 22 million additional people without coverage under the Senate proposal is just a hair better than the 23 million who'd be left without insurance under the measure th...

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  • Travel ban victory for USA security
Travel ban victory for USA security

Trump hails partial travel ban reinstatement "clear victory " The ban targets visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who can not provide a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".

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  • Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy
Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy

First, what did Obama's reforms with Cuba do? "Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba", Trump said, to cheers at the Manuel Artime Theater. Obama had pushed for expanding commerce and travel between the two countries. The Web 20Minutos headlines: Cuba reacts and rejects measures anno...

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  • Ferrand elected to lead Macron's lawmakers in French parliament
Ferrand elected to lead Macron's lawmakers in French parliament

The 10-second clip runs for the full duration with the caption: "With President Macron , a great leader!" Following Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, Schwarzenegger posted a short video on Twitter stating: "One man can not destroy our progress".

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  • CNN imposes new rules on Russian Federation stories
CNN imposes new rules on Russian Federation stories

Moving on", he wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC?" CNN removed the story and all connecting links to it late Friday, saying the story did not meet its editorial standards.

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  • Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban
Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban

Some members of Lexington's Muslim community are calling the supreme court's Monday decision to allow the President's travel ban , in part, disappointing. "How individuals will prove such a ( bona fide) relationship , and whether the burden of proof will be on the government or the individuals seeking entry, remains to be seen", Yale-Loehr agree...

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  • For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Respite Ends In Gunfire
For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Respite Ends In Gunfire

Armed commandos from the police Special Action force stood guard as the prayers were held. Images of black-clad fighters and Islamic State flags flying in Marawi has caused alarm in the mainly Roman Catholic nation, and the protracted occupation and presence of foreign fighters suggests the militants may have bigger designs on the southern Phil...

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  • 'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay
'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and deliver a bitter defeat for the president. Elizabeth Warren in the same interview: "She's a hopeless case". Warren is a leading liberal and defender of the current health law. ...

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  • Man charged over Finsbury Park attack
Man charged over Finsbury Park attack

Darren Osborne , left, and the scene in Finsbury Park on the night of the attack. Ali, who lived nearby in the borough of Haringey, died from multiple injuries, the Metropolitan Police said Thursday, citing a postmortem examination. "He targeted Muslims this time", the witness, identified only as Rayan, said. "He instead took comfort and enjo...

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  • LaVar Ball appears at WWE event, son LaMelo uses slur
LaVar Ball appears at WWE event, son LaMelo uses slur

The Miz would end up taking out his aggression on a Big Baller Brand mannequin. LaVar and the family company got plenty of air time during the almost nine-minute segment. Soon, The Miz removed his outfit, leading LaVar to one-up him. He got in a heated confrontation with WWE wrestler The Miz , and took his shirt off to cheers from the crowd.

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