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Putin, Al-Assad Meet in Russia's Sochi

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The Russian president said: "Given the victories and successes of the Syrian army in the war on terror, in light of the onset of a more active period, and in light of the fact that a more active political process has begun, foreign armed forces will start leaving Syrian territory". Read More »

Kilauea volcano erupts, Hawaii hands out 18000 ash masks

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In the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, a webcam caught the consequences of the short-lived eruption: an onslaught of wet, dusty ash raining on a darkened landscape. "We had vases fall down, pictures fall down", one resident said. The state of Hawaii continues to be open for business. Mr Poland said the explosion probably only lasted a few minutes. Read More »

EU Unites on Iran With Moves to Counter Sanctions

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Earlier this month, President Donald Trump opted to withdraw the USA from a joint nuclear agreement with Iran , and chose to reinstate all sanctions that had previously been imposed on Iran, but were waived when the deal was signed in 2015. Read More »

Israel says its planes bombed militant targets in Gaza

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Those relations are based on the commitment to global law, United Nations resolutions and human rights. Israel said it was a warranted response to numerous shooting incidents throughout Wednesday, including machine gun fire, which targeted the city of Sderot in the Southern District of Israel. Read More »

Former Pakistan PM risks Jail over Mumbai attacks claim

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In the interview, Sharif, who was disqualified from public office by the country's Supreme Court previous year, addressed Pakistani foreign and national security policy in a conversation with journalist Cyril Almeida. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar attended the meeting, held at the Prime Minister House. "A decision should be made about who is a patriot and who is a traitor", he added. Read More »

NY just lost another of its greats with Tom Wolfe's passing

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Wolfe, who began working as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune in 1962, was a pioneer of "new journalism", which melded traditional reporting methods and literary fiction techniques. 'He didn't just help me to become a writer, he did it with pleasure'. The book was later adapted into a film with Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Ed Harris in 1983. Read More »

Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US Northeast

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Local news showed footage of trees resting on top of crushed cars and houses, vehicles submerged in water and residents handling large hail, some the size of tennis balls. Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain, and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages. Read More »

Iran's Parliament Speaker Congratulates Muslim Countries on Ramadan

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An official moon-sighting committee met in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday evening after Maghreb prayers, The National reports, and determined that the Holy Month would begin two days later. Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court made a similar announcement saying Wednesday would be the 30th day of Sha'ban and Thursday would mark the start of Ramadan, according to Saudi Press Agency . Read More »

Guatemala joins the USA in moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem

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The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday triggered deadly clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in Gaza and the West Bank. Placed during the week that Palestinian marks the 70th anniversary of Nakba, the cataclysmic exodus which followed the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, both openings are an attempt to divert the global community's attention. Read More »

Donald Against Donald: Tusk 'Thanks' Trump for Iran Nuclear Deal Failure

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European ministers met with a top Iranian official in Brussels on Tuesday in a bid to save the Iranian nuclear accord after Trump made a decision to pull out. "The broader US-EU security relationship is at risk", a former US envoy to the EU, Anthony Gardner, told the European Parliament on Wednesday. While the European Union says these are two distinct issues, leaders are likely to lump both together in a wide-ranging discussion over dinner on how to respond to Trump's provocations. Read More »

Upping pressure on PM, Labour Party to call for Brexit customs papers

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They are "maximum facilitation" - which is based on using technology to minimise the need for customs checks after Brexit - and "customs partnership" which would involve the United Kingdom collecting tariffs on behalf of the EU. "I thought the prime minister's piece in the Sunday Times really set it out very clearly", he said after talks with his French counterpart in London . Read More »

Trump's financial disclosure form released by ethics office

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How Trump dealt with the Daniels payment in his disclosure has been closely watched, particularly after his attorney Rudy Giuliani gave interviews earlier this month saying the president had repaid Cohen , a payment that had not shown up in Trump's report previous year. Read More »

European Union to switch from dollar to euro in payments for Iranian oil

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The agreement does not address Iran's ballistic missile program, Iran's misbehavior in the Middle East, and the sundown aspect of the agreement, which means the regime can start up its nuclear program again by 2025. Iran's Foreign Minister completed a day of talks in Brussels to consolidate European backing for the nuclear deal. "It is going to be very hard for us to preserve the economic benefits of the Iran deal", said a second senior European diplomat said. Read More »

Dr Mahathir to remain in power one to two years

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The result is a political quake for Muslim-majority Malaysia, sweeping aside the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak , whose reputation was tarnished by a corruption scandal and the imposition of an unpopular sales tax. He was Mahathir's deputy in the 1990s but fell out with his mentor during the Asian financial crisis. He refused to go quietly, leading tens of thousands of demonstrators in street rallies in Kuala Lumpur demanding reforms before being arrested. Read More »

Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley

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The fresh violence in Gaza on Monday, when Israel´s army killed 60 Palestinians during protests, came as the USA formally moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. "How much threat can a double amputee be making from the other side of a large fortified fence?" he added. He said the Palestinians were rolling burning tires toward the barrier, calling the group, "guilty of exploiting the innocent people of Gaza as human shields". Read More »

Now, Salman Khan speaks up on Kathua, Unnao rape cases

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The "family" action entertainer hits the screens worldwide on June 15 for Eid festival. More than 150 Indian film crew were here, working with around 50 UAE-based crew members. " Race 3 " is considered as one of the best action-thriller in recent times in Hindi films, so when asked Salman whether it was tough physical film do to, he said, "It was always tough off the camera". Read More »

Waterloo school budget voting in district office

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Polls open at the school gymnasium at noon Tuesday and stay open until 9 p.m. The proposed budget is available in the district's administration office for public review. In Penfield, voters are looking at a proposed budget of about $98 million, with two propositions on the ballot. The additional funds were initially for three additional school-resource officers. Read More »

US, China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs

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It would reduce US gross domestic product by almost 3 billion dollars and destroy 134,000 American jobs annually, according to a new study recently released by the federation and the Consumer Technology Association. But the U.S. says the Chinese firm breached that agreement, resulting in the current ban, which came as tensions increased between the USA and China on trade. Read More »

North Korea Appears to Be Shutting Down Its Nuke-Testing Site

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White House national security adviser John Bolton and US Senator Lindsey Graham also commented on potential economic rewards North Korea stands to gain from denuclearization. However, Pompeo insists the model used by the Trump administration is "fundamentally different", and they are hopeful the outcome will be "fundamentally different", as well. Read More »

Sharif's disclosure vindicates India's stand: Sitharaman

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His statement was in contrast to the response by Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), whose president Shahbaz Sharif earlier said that his brother's comments "were "grossly misinterpreted". Sharif's criticism of the military has caused divisions within his party, analysts say, with some members unhappy about his confrontational approach. Read More »

National Police Week events today in Middle Tennessee

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We are also following President Trump's Executive Orders to back the women and men in blue, to enhance law enforcement safety, and to reduce violent crime in America. Ward 1 Councilwoman Elizabeth Law-Evans said that anytime she is out, walking or driving, and sees a patrol vehicle she always makes sure to say a prayer asking that the officer inside be treated with dignity, honor and respect as the officer serves Broomfield residents, and that they go home at the end of their shift "happy, ... Read More »

70 officers escort Ind. boy to school after dad's death

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Officer Pitts, 45, was killed during a shootout with a homicide suspect on Friday, May 4. Several of the officers came forward and presented Dakota with small tokens such as a T-shirt and a police patch. Wolfe was armed with a handgun and fired at the officers, striking Pitts, court documents said. The suspect opened fire from a second floor Terre Haute apartment building after he was approached by four investigators, police said. Read More »

5 killed in storm; air, road traffic badly hit

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As many as 62 flights, including at least four worldwide ones, were diverted to nearby airports. (G.N.S) Dt. 13 New Delhi Thunderstorm and dust storm with winds speeds of over 60 km per hour hit the Delhi-NCR region including Gurugram and Noida . Read More »