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Now, according to CNN Money, Disney has raised their bid to $71.3 billion, topping Comcast's offer by $6.3 billion. Disney said it will pay $38 per share for Fox , up from its initial bid of $28 per share. Disney said the value of the assets - which include production companies responsible for " The Simpsons " and " Modern Family ", as well as film production businesses - had increased compared to December due to tax reform and operating improvements.
  • Ex-Trump aide Manafort ordered to jail

    Ex-Trump aide Manafort ordered to jail

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    Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been jailed pending trial after he was found by a Washington judge to have breached the conditions of his bail. Kilimnik worked with Manafort in Ukraine during that time , and during the 2016 election they were reportedly in regular contact. A June 8 indictment accused Manafort and a longtime aide, Konstantin Kilimnik , with tampering with witnesses about their past lobbying for Ukraine.
  • Video as 23 feet python swallows mother of two

    Video as 23 feet python swallows mother of two

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    They, however, stumbled upon the bloated seven-metre python just 30 metres from where the missing woman's sandals and machete were found. Wa Tiba left her home on Muna Island and walked to her cornfield that was about half a mile from her house.
  • KC deputy succumbs to her injuries after she was shot by inmate

    KC deputy succumbs to her injuries after she was shot by inmate

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    Alvey mourned the loss of deputies Theresa King, known as "TK", and Patrick Rohrer, whom he described as "two of our young, bright, committed sheriff's deputies" that the department lost on a "terribly tragic day". Bailiff said the investigation was now being handled by the police department in Kansas City. Bailiff said the incident occurred in a "caged" area outside a courthouse and there was no danger to the community.
  • Kabul confirms TTP chief Fazlullah’s death

    Kabul confirms TTP chief Fazlullah’s death

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    Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah was killed during a U.S. drone strike that took place in north-eastern Kunar, Afghanistan , on Wednesday. The US official, however, did not specify whether Fazlullah was the target. The Afghan Defence Ministry spokesperson, Mohammad Radmanish, told CNN that Mullah Fazlullah, who led the TTP from 2013, was killed in the USA strike on June 13.
  • Prosecutors Extract Encrypted Messages From Cohen Phone

    Prosecutors Extract Encrypted Messages From Cohen Phone

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    Trump told reporters at the White House Friday that he likes Cohen but hasn't spoken to him in a long time. Cohen's lawyers Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, a Washington and NY firm, are expected to complete a review of documents seized by federal prosecutors in an April raid on Cohen's home and office.
  • China trade tensions escalate as Trump approves $50bn of tariffs

    China trade tensions escalate as Trump approves $50bn of tariffs

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    That mirrored the Trump administration's announcement Friday of a tariff hike on $34 billion of Chinese goods, also due to take effect July 6, and plans to consider widening it to an additional $16 billion of other products. The list will contain 800 product categories, down from 1,300 previously. US officials say the tariff hike targets goods that might benefit from Chinese theft of technology or pressure on foreign companies to hand it over in exchange for market access.
  • Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations

    Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations

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    The residences and businesses will remain under pre-evacuation orders, and residents will be subject to the limited opening hours of Highway 550, which was to close at 8 p.m. What caused the 416 Fire remains under investigation. More than 1,050 firefighters backed by air tankers and water-dropping helicopters had contained 15 percent of the blaze, said Cameron Eck, spokesman for the Rocky Mountain Incident firefighting team.
  • Warnings as Yemen faces new assault

    Warnings as Yemen faces new assault

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    The Red Sea port, controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who hail from northern Yemen , serves as the entry point for 70 percent of the impoverished country's imports as it teeters on the brink of starvation. The operation began after a three-day deadline set by the United Arab Emirates for the Houthis to quit the port. Hodeida is controlled by Houthi rebels who are fighting the Saudi-led coalition, and the coalition believes the port has been key to the rebels smuggling in arms.
  • Thousands bid tearful adieu to slain Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari

    Thousands bid tearful adieu to slain Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari

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    Two police officers provided to him by local authorities for his security were also killed in the evening attack, according to S.P. Vaid, the region's police chief. Amongst those who took part in the last rites of the journalist and visited his ancestral home to condole with the family were Opposition leader Omar Abdullah and Ministers from the PDP-BJP government.
  • Malta stand-off over blocked migrants intensifies

    Malta stand-off over blocked migrants intensifies

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    So Spain announced Monday that it would open the port of Valencia to the ship and the 629 migrants it carried. Malta refused , saying it had nothing to do with the rescue mission, which was overseen by Italian coastguard. Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stepped in, offering the boat safe harbor in the eastern port city of Valencia. The migrants were picked up off the Libyan coast at the weekend and were packed onto the Aquarius which is operated by the charities SOS ...
  • Germany's Merkel calls Trump's G7 slams 'sobering,' 'depressing'

    Germany's Merkel calls Trump's G7 slams 'sobering,' 'depressing'

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    Trump's "America First" doctrine shows that "we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements", Merkel told German lawmakers, adding that failure to reach common ground could lead to the highly unusual step of host Canada issuing a concluding statement not agreed to by all participants.
  • Donald Trump talks about G7 post Singapore summit

    Donald Trump talks about G7 post Singapore summit

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    Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. She was referring to an agreement that the G7 leaders came to when they said the group would jointly review their trade ties and assess the scope of existing tariffs in order to avoid further trade barriers.
  • Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments

    Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments

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    Next morning on Fox News , my job, my mission, was to send a very strong signal of strength, and this was particularly important on the eve of a far more important summit in Korea. The ire directed at the prime minister by Trump and his advisors had confused some trade observers since the comments seemed to be just a reiteration of what the prime minister had said previously and not a personal insult.
  • UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

    UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

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    Moscow was invited into the G7 in 1997, but was suspended from participation in the reformatted G8 in 2014, after its invasion of Ukraine. Putin, speaking to reporters in Qingdao, China, where he attended a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, said he agreed with Trump's expressions of concern about a renewed arms race.
  • Kim commits to 'complete denuclearisation' after Trump summit

    Kim commits to 'complete denuclearisation' after Trump summit

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    According to Reuters, before signing what Trump described as a "comprehensive letter", Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting "and chose to leave the past behind. "I'm glad to say that as of now, it's all systems go", he said. In a separate interview with ABC News, he said the North Korean people have a "great fervor" for Kim - something North Koreans often have to show or face punishment.
  • United States school shootings: Lullaby used to teach drills

    United States school shootings: Lullaby used to teach drills

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    A MA kindergarten class is drawing attention for using a lullaby to teach students about lockdown drills. It's not unusual for the walls of a kindergarten classroom to be plastered with colorful posters. Speaking to The Boston Globe , Cohen said that while she was disturbed by the rhyme, she understood why it was there. "These are the things they, unfortunately, have to do", she said in an interview with the Globe .
  • Putin gets some love from Xi and Trump

    Putin gets some love from Xi and Trump

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    Trump frequently boasts of the United States' nuclear capabilities, warning Russian Federation in April that it should "get ready" for a USA missile strike on Syria. withdrawal could "destabilise the situation" but Moscow still supports the "unconditional implementation" of the deal. "I think it would be good for the world".
  • Kim meets Singapore's PM ahead of historic summit

    Kim meets Singapore's PM ahead of historic summit

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    Kim , in his first public comments since arriving, said Singapore's role would be recorded in history if the summit was a success. A USA official said Monday that after a handshake scheduled for 9 am Tuesday, Trump and Kim will first meet one on one with translators in a session that could last up to two hours before they open the meeting to their respective advisers.
  • Three Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in fresh Gaza border clashes

    Three Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in fresh Gaza border clashes

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    The Palestinians killed on Friday were three adult men and a 15-year-old boy, Gaza medics said. Five journalists were injured, including AFP photographer Mohamed al-Baba, who was shot in his right foot, and a cameraman working for the al-Aqsa Radio of Hamas, who was hit with a tear gas canister in his back, the Health Ministry in Gaza said.
  • Northern Ireland pro-choice campaign gathers momentum

    Northern Ireland pro-choice campaign gathers momentum

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    The court ruled that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission didn't have the power to bring the case. Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday criticized Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws but dismissed a legal challenge. "All eyes are now on the UK Government". The Northern Irish law pertaining to abortion is now the strictest in the United Kingdom and permits abortion only when there is real and substantial risk of loss of the woman's life, including from a risk of suicide, ...
  • ‘All systems go’ for Trump-Kim summit, Singapore diplomat says

    ‘All systems go’ for Trump-Kim summit, Singapore diplomat says

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    That's my touch, my feel, that's what I do . Trump further noted that his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore as a "mission of peace". In his tweet, Trump seemed to suggest that Kim would have one chance to prove his seriousness about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, implying that North Korea has a "one-time opportunity" to seek peace with the United States.
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

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    But Trump is deadly serious about reforming a global trade system he believes is fundamentally broken, Kudlow said. The reading significantly undershot a Reuters poll of analysts, who had predicted a 0.8 per cent rise. The EU trade surplus with the U.S. is $151bn, and Canada keeps a farmers and others out. Trump has also seemed less than enthusiastic about the meetings, questioning if he even needs to attend.
  • Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

    Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

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    It comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow hopes a summit between the two helps defuse tensions. She added that Trump is getting daily briefings on North Korea in the runup to the landmark meeting. Moscow offers joint economic projects between North and South Korea. With days to go before the meeting, it remains unclear whether Pyongyang is willing to take that step, or whether it is using the promise of talks as a way of easing Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign.
  • Senate leader cancels most of August recess

    Senate leader cancels most of August recess

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    Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen. "He doesn't support the legislation, he opposes it", Corker said . The three groups launching the campaign: Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and the LIBRE Initiative, are urging the president to lift the recent tariffs on aluminium and steel imports as well as the proposed tariffs on other imports from China.
  • Trump lawyers reportedly warned Mueller to back off

    Trump lawyers reportedly warned Mueller to back off

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    Mr. Mueller, the president's attorneys argued, needs to prove that the president is the only person who can give him the information he seeks and that he has exhausted all other avenues for getting it. The lawyers stated that Trump also can not be compelled to testify in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, arguing that Muller has everything he needs in the "voluminous testimony and documentation" already provided.
  • Where's Melania? Not seen for three weeks

    Where's Melania? Not seen for three weeks

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    On May 31, Melania tweeted that she was doing great at the White House . When recently asked about his wife's recovery, Trump said: "She's doing great". But there have been questions about Melania's long absence for a procedure medical experts say involves a quick recovery. Her first clue that she would be a different first lady came when she chose to continue living at Trump Tower after her husband took office in January 2017, citing a desire to maintain stability for her son's ...
  • Iran Gives Notice Of Uranium-Enrichment Intentions

    Iran Gives Notice Of Uranium-Enrichment Intentions

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    Paris: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was not surprised by Iran's declared intention to increase uranium enrichment capacity and reaffirmed a vow to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. The decision threw a cloud of uncertainty over the future of the nuclear accord and raised tensions with USA allies in Europe. Options being considered by the EU to keep Tehran in the nuclear deal include new credit lines for Tehran, increased energy cooperation ...
  • Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea, Pyongyang says

    Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea, Pyongyang says

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    The US official did not identify the three military officials. Citing an intelligence source, Yonhap named the outgoing officials as defense minister Pak Yong Sik, Ri Myong Su, the Korean People's Army's (KPA) chief of the general staff, and Kim Jong Gak, director of the KPA's General Political Bureau and former defense minister.
  • Atlantic hurricane season: What to expect and how to prepare

    Atlantic hurricane season: What to expect and how to prepare

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    HURRICANE WARNING means a hurricane may occur within 36 hours. Brown says his offices are working with Lee County and others to keep them in connection on the latest developments of potential tropical storms and hurricanes. The 2018 outlook indicates equal chances of an above-normal and near-normal season at 40 percent each, and a 20-percent chance of a below-normal season.
  • 7 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

    7 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

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    Speaking from ash-covered Antigua, around 11 miles from the erupting volcano, Richard, 24, said he trekked to the base camp of Acatenango, which lies two miles from the deadly Volcan de Fuego, a day earlier. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 700 C. Aviation authorities closed the capital's worldwide airport because of the danger posed to planes by the ash.
  • Indian economic growth hits highest rate in nearly two years

    Indian economic growth hits highest rate in nearly two years

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    Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said Gross Domestic Product (GDP ) growth has been increasing continuously every quarter with growth of 7.7% in Q4 of 2017-18. The pickup in growth surely offers a boost to prime minister Narandra Modi, who will be seeking a second term next year. Manufacturing and agriculture sector also recorded growth.
  • Assad threatens to expel USA troops from Syria by 'force'

    Assad threatens to expel USA troops from Syria by 'force'

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    In an exclusive interview shared in part Wednesday by Russian government-run news channel RT, Assad said he was unmoved by Trump's words , which were followed by US -led airstrikes against Syrian government sites suspected of being involved in the production of chemical weapons.
  • China cuts import duties on some consumer goods

    China cuts import duties on some consumer goods

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    The China Daily newspaper said the repeated U.S. claim that China had forced foreign firms to transfer their technologies to Chinese businesses was without evidence and was being used as an excuse to facilitate its trade protectionism. China welcomes imports of "high-quality and competitive" American products, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement , following promises to buy more American farm goods and energy.
  • Ukraine faked death of Russian journalist

    Ukraine faked death of Russian journalist

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    It was revealed yesterday that his wife, who reportedly found his body in a pool of blood in their flat, was left in the dark about the plot. But Babchenko stunned reporters when he appeared alive and well Wednesday as Ukrainian security officials explained the death had been faked as part of a sting operation to save the reporter's life.
  • Russian Federation cautions US, North Korea against deliberately pushing unrealistic demands

    Russian Federation cautions US, North Korea against deliberately pushing unrealistic demands

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    The U.S.is willing to provide the North Koreans security guarantees and help them achieve economic prosperity if they denuclearize, said the official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The usually secretive Kim Jong-un has given a glimpse behind North Korea's political veil by allowing news cameras inside the nation's parliamentary building during his historic meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov .
  • U.S. to slap restrictions on some Chinese investments

    U.S. to slap restrictions on some Chinese investments

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    The team's arrival comes just a day after the United States surprised Beijing by announcing that it will move forward with a tariff of 25 percent on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports and unveil investment and export restrictions on hi-technology.
  • US Tariffs Raise Fears of Trade War with American Allies

    US Tariffs Raise Fears of Trade War with American Allies

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    The tariffs , which have increased friction with USA trading partners worldwide and prompted several challenges before the World Trade Organization, are aimed at allowing the U.S. The United States, Canada and Mexico have been renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, which governs trade between the three countries.