• Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?
Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?

Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer, appeared at two investor presentations in China over the weekend, encouraging wealthy guests to sink money into a New Jersey real estate project through the controversial EB-5 visa program , the Washington Post and the New York Times reported.

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  • United States urges South East Asia allies to shun North Korea
United States urges South East Asia allies to shun North Korea

Addressing State Department employees , Tillerson made clear that Washington's aim is the denuclearization of North Korea , threatening to impose secondary sanctions on entities and individuals that do business with Pyongyang. "He gave his counterparts and South-east Asia assurance that they can count on the U.S. to assert our rights for unimpe...

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  • Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long
Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long

Police last month had arrested a former city bus driver in the killings, 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo, who faces 26 felony counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by-shooting for 12 shootings. He was killed months before most of the other victims. A Phoenix man accused in a string of nine murders attributed to the so-called Serial ...

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  • UNESCO Approves Resolution Denying Israeli Claims to Jerusalem
UNESCO Approves Resolution Denying Israeli Claims to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of attempting to negate his country's claim to Jerusalem. It is also an outrageous attack on millions of Jews and Bible-believing Christians worldwide who recognize that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel and the Jewish people and...

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  • Donald Trump vows to be 'true friend' to National Rifle Association
Donald Trump vows to be 'true friend' to National Rifle Association

While Trump has had trouble winning funding from Congress for construction of the border wall that was a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, he offered assurances the project would be completed. In contrast, approximately 70 Americans were killed on United States' soil due to terrorism, one of Trump's and the GOP's pet issues. Warren, who...

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  • Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing
Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing

Pakistan claimed that Afghan border police had fired first, without provocation, at armed guards escorting Pakistani census teams in the border community of Chaman, killing nine people and injuring 40. At least four Afghan army personnel were killed and 37, including 23 civilians and 14 military personnel were injured on the Afghan side of the bord...

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  • Maduro fights riot with 60% pay rises
Maduro fights riot with 60% pay rises

Maduro responded on his weekly programme on state VTV television, pointing a finger of blame at the opposition. Venezuela's embattled president issued a decree Monday for writing a new constitution, ratcheting up a political crisis that has drawn hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters into the streets.

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  • British Columbia ruling Liberals set to win election: polling group
British Columbia ruling Liberals set to win election: polling group

The Green Party grabbed a record three districts in what its leader described as North America's first elected green caucus. For the truth, of course, is made clear by asking a simple question: When has Christy Clark ever spent a single nickel of political capital in standing up to power and wealth on behalf of the vulnerable in B.C.? Social ...

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  • Trump says first 100 days have been exciting & productive
Trump says first 100 days have been exciting & productive

But put the political cacophony and Twitter-fueled outrage aside, and it's hard to make a case that Trump's first 100 days have been a roaring success. Politico's findings stem from interviews conducted last month with 63 members of the White House press corps and comes on the heels of three similar reports released toward the end of former Pre...

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  • Nicola Sturgeon hails 'emphatic' SNP election results
Nicola Sturgeon hails 'emphatic' SNP election results

But even if everyone who voted independent on Thursday would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition in itself), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performances. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the result was "obviously disappointing" but that Labour would "continue to play...

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  • UNESCO Demands Israel Vacate Jerusalem as Capital on Israel's Independence Day
UNESCO Demands Israel Vacate Jerusalem as Capital on Israel's Independence Day

On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry posted several tweets on the key elements of the resolution outlining its significance and components. The UNESCO resolution reaffirmed "the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions", while accusing Israel of taking actions that have "altered, or purport to a...

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  • Trump says he fired Comey because he wasn't 'doing a good job'
Trump says he fired Comey because he wasn't 'doing a good job'

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks during a news conference in Washington, Nov. 9, 2016. Outraged Democrats called for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia's election interference, and were backed by a handful of prominent Republican senators.

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  • China Flexes Military Muscle, Testing New Missile After THAAD Installation
China Flexes Military Muscle, Testing New Missile After THAAD Installation

The Chinese Defense Ministry has announced the successful testing of a new type of missile which analysts say is a response to the deployment of the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea. Military experts believe the projectile was likely a DF-26 intermediate range missile being developed to sink wa...

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  • South Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China
South Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

This in turn could set off alarms in a more conservative Washington. Moon said he would "unravel the present security challenges" and was ready to visit Pyongyang under "the correct conditions". It's highly unlikely that Moon will pursue the same level of rapprochement that past liberal governments took. South Koreans have elected a new p...

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  • Trump's First Foreign Trip To Include Saudi Arabia And Israel
Trump's First Foreign Trip To Include Saudi Arabia And Israel

Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia , according to the WH official, will focus on trying to reach an understanding with Arab leaders on joint "long-term" goals to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East. The official said the trip "demonstrates that the president is willing to and has embraced his leadership role in multinational forums when they ...

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  • South Korea's new president sworn in
South Korea's new president sworn in

The South is also embroiled in a dispute with China over a controversial U.S. missile defence system, which Beijing sees as a threat. "It remains a concern that the left of centre, left-wing party in South Korea is going to do well", the official told Reuters , asking not to be identified.

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  • Sixers at National Basketball Association draft combine; many top prospects will skip it
Sixers at National Basketball Association draft combine; many top prospects will skip it

Three-quarter court sprint, reactive pro agility, and lane agility drills at the NBA Combine in Chicago utilize Fusion Sport Smartspeed Timing Systems. The occasion comes at a ideal time for the league's franchises, as Tuesday's lottery, through which the 14 non-playoff teams will gain a clearer picture of who might usher them to prominence, ...

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  • Energy projects in question as Liberals win BC minority
Energy projects in question as Liberals win BC minority

Even though the same three candidates were running in Saanich North and the Islands, there was no repeat of the neck-and-neck-and-neck race of 2013, when the NDP , Liberals and Greens were separated by fewer than 400 votes. For the party to have obtained that decisive win, it needed to not only pick up seats in Metro Vancouver , but hold seats in...

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  • Rescued Chibok girls: Pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians
Rescued Chibok girls: Pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians

The President's aide while speaking on Channels Television's breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, monitored by Nigerian Bulletin on Monday noted that the girls had been spruced up before they arrived at the Villa at 7:00 pm. But they said previous releases had given them strength. "We still have 113 out there waiting to be brought back home but right n...

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  • Theresa May 'not taking anything for granted' after Labour's local election rout
Theresa May 'not taking anything for granted' after Labour's local election rout

As of Friday afternoon, May's Conservatives gained more than 560 seats total and control of 11 new councils. Adam Drummond, head of political polling at Opinium, said the fall-out from the Brexit result was proving less damaging to the Tories than to other parties.

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  • Merkel's conservative party does well in German local vote
Merkel's conservative party does well in German local vote

Should the SPD be unable to form a coalition government with other parties in Schleswig-Holstein, it will be the first time since 2012 the party has lost power in a state election. Merkel is seeking a fourth four-year term on September 24, and her party allies had shown signs of panic that they could lose power after the conservatives slipped behin...

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  • IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base
IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base

Fighting is still going on in Mosul to dislodge the Islamic State. The CTS Commander Abdul Ghani al-Asadi told Xinhua that the troops fought fierce street-to-street battles against IS militants, killing at least 13 of them, including three suicide bombers, and destroyed two suicide auto bombs.

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  • Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after landslide election victory
Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after landslide election victory

Data from an exit poll conducted by South Korea's top three television networks showed that, while Moon won the majority of votes cast by those under the age of 50, rival Hong found strong support from more conservative voters in their 60s and 70s.

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  • Israel summons Sweden's ambassador over support for UNESCO vote
Israel summons Sweden's ambassador over support for UNESCO vote

The vote passed with 22 countries in the resolution's favor, 10 opposed, and 23 abstentions. But Netanyahu claimed the vote was a victory for Israel . "There is no other people in the world for whom Jerusalem is as holy and important as for the Jewish people", Netanyahu said in a speech at the International Bible Quiz in Jerusalem on Tue...

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  • Turkey: US pledge to arm Syrian Kurds is 'unacceptable'
Turkey: US pledge to arm Syrian Kurds is 'unacceptable'

Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, said in a written statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump chose to "equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as necessary to ensure a clear victory" against ISIL in Raqqa, the group's self-declared capital in Syria.

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  • Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army
Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

Last month, Israel said it had carried out several strikes near the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, targeting what it said were "advanced weapons" belonging to Hezbollah. They said the drone came from Syrian airspace, but there is as yet no indication whose drone it actually was, or what it was doing. Hostilities between Israel and Syria regularly...

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  • Minister says arming PKK/PYD will threaten Turkey
Minister says arming PKK/PYD will threaten Turkey

But Ankara regards the YPG as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK ), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called the decision unacceptable, and said the US could still reverse course, according to Hurriyet Daily News .

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  • Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections
Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections

Labour tried to play down the significance of a bruising set of results which saw it forfeit nearly 300 council seats, lose control of Glasgow for the first time in around 40 years and suffer reverses in Welsh strongholds. One seat in Northumberland, northeast England, had to be decided by drawing straws, following a tie. The Conservative party h...

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  • India provides Pak with 'actionable evidence' of involvement in soldiers' mutilation
India provides Pak with 'actionable evidence' of involvement in soldiers' mutilation

The report quoted sources as saying that local commanders had suggested the need for retaliation strikes after Indian army's artillery assault on April 17, that killed seven to ten soldiers. They have fought two of their three wars over the region since they gained independence from British colonial rule in 1947. Indian Army pays its respects dur...

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  • AAP's former Punjab chief Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi resigns from party
AAP's former Punjab chief Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi resigns from party

Ghuggi was removed from the post to make way for Mann, who was allegedly appointed on the condition that 'he will not drink'. Sandhu too had criticised the decision to make Mann, the party's Punjab unit chief. The NRI convenors of AAP from USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have written to Kejriwal that they had come to know Mann was ...

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  • 9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop
9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop

A jubilant Velazquez said, "This is the best horse Todd (Pletcher) and I have ever come to the Kentucky Derby with". Velazquez's prior Derby win came in 2011 with Animal Kingdom. The Belmont Stakes comes roughly three weeks after the Preakness, which does offer some respite if Always Dreaming is able to conquer the Triple Crown's second leg.

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  • Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader
Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

It also says Hamas's struggle is not with Jews but with "occupying Zionist aggressors". "Under its new leadership, the movement must continue and intensify its efforts to strengthen internal Palestinian relations ... He added that "this reflects how powerful Hamas movement is". Abbas has been an outspoken opponent of violence, saying it undercuts...

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  • Gopal Rai likely to be AAP's new Delhi convenor
Gopal Rai likely to be AAP's new Delhi convenor

Another party leader Gopal Rai said, this is not Narendra Modi wave but EVM's wave. Dr Singh thanked the people of Delhi, including those of Delhi East where he was assigned by the party for election work and said, an overwhelming response from this hard area was possible because of the micro-management in which every Karyakarta, big or small, de...

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  • Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision
Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Donald Trump's advisers have postponed another meeting on whether the USA should remain in the Paris climate agreement , amid growing nervousness from businesses and other countries over a potential withdrawal. The official requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. During the conversation, Macron told Trump that climate change ...

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  • Ann Coulter Says She Was Forced To Cancel Her Speech At Berkeley
Ann Coulter Says She Was Forced To Cancel Her Speech At Berkeley

The cancellation comes after almost a week's worth of high drama about whether Coulter would address students at the famously liberal campus and home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s. "And I'm so sorry for free speech crushed by thugs ". Not all campus conservatives have balls. When they did, and protests continued, President Trump rai...

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