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The Commerce Department just announced that the economy grew at a 4.1% GDP Growth rate in the second quarter of this year. It is interesting that in a time of economic growth , the socialism is now embraced by many Democrats. Economists in a Reuters poll earlier this week predicted that growth will slow notably from here. Investment in homebuilding fell for a second straight quarter.
  • Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan declares victory in tense election

    Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan declares victory in tense election

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    The PTI has won 76 of the 272 seats and is leading in 43. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or Movement for Justice, said it has emerged as the single largest party and can form the federal government, Naeem ul Haq, a PTI leader told reporters on Thursday in Islamabad as long-delayed counting continued.
  • Body of Irish man missing in Greek wild fire found

    Body of Irish man missing in Greek wild fire found

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    Video footage showed inhabitants fleeing the fires by vehicle, with several buildings and homes damaged, as the region of Attica - where Athens is situated - declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of people ran to beaches as gale-force winds fanned the flames. In the north of the country, more than 300 firefighters, five aircraft and two helicopters were mobilised to tackle the "extremely difficult" situation, Athens fire chief Achille Tzouvaras said.
  • House Republicans Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

    House Republicans Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

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    President Donald Trump has fumed about Mueller's probe and repeatedly called it a "witch hunt". House Republicans have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.
  • Twitter Users Eviscerate Eric Trump Over His Dad’s Approval Poll Tweet

    Twitter Users Eviscerate Eric Trump Over His Dad’s Approval Poll Tweet

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    Their comments came as a top Kremlin aide on July 24 said that Putin was waiting for the "dust to settle" over his controversial meeting with Trump in Helsinki before deciding whether to take up Trump's offer of a second summit. Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University National Poll , Peter Brown, said: "Whether it is with love or not, President Donald Trump's relationship with Russian Federation has delivered a small blow to his already poor standing with the American people".
  • Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary

    Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary

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    He pointed out clause one of the act says: "The European Communities Act 1972 is repealed on exit day". The pro-EU Tory said: "We have been calling for some time for the Government to set out the full consequences of no deal". "We are continuing to prepare the legislation needed to implement the withdrawal agreement in United Kingdom law and we will publish a white paper tomorrow setting out more details on this", Martin Callanan told the upper house of Britain's parliament.
  • Secret audio tape between Trump and Michael Cohen released

    Secret audio tape between Trump and Michael Cohen released

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    While Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani continues to insist that the president never made the hush payment and that the tape does not reveal any wrongdoing, lawmakers and ethics experts argued that the newly released audio provides evidence of a serious campaign finance violation, which was committed in the service of squashing an embarrassing pre-election story.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Donald Trump's Double Standard On Russia And Iran

    Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Donald Trump's Double Standard On Russia And Iran

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    In May, Trump - who has made Iran his public enemy number one - announced the United States withdrawal from what he called a "defective" multinational nuclear deal with Tehran , and moved to reinstate punishing sanctions. "We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, [including] our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries". While animosity toward Iran's officials has been a part of the administration's foreign policy from the start, President Donald Trump ...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Toronto shooting

    ISIS claims responsibility for Toronto shooting

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    In a statement issued a few hours after the claim was first published, Police Chief Mark Saunders said that while officers continue to examine "every investigative avenue", there is no evidence at this point to suggest that the gunman was inspired by ISIS .
  • Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

    Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

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    Voting day is a public holiday in Pakistan . To gain a majority, a party needs 137 of the 272 elected National Assembly seats. The PTI chief, however, has deliberately ignored the Indian media during his campaign rallies, not to mention how he slammed the global media for raising reservations over the credibility of the upcoming general elections.
  • Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal'

    Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal'

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    In a sign of high tensions, Israel launched two David's Sling interceptor missiles at rockets which it said fell inside Syrian territory and were part of the internal fighting there. The meeting was requested by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu said earlier in the day. Netanyahu held talks with Putin in Moscow on July 11 amid Israeli concern that Assad, an old foe, may defy a 1974 demilitarization deal on the Golan or allow his Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah allies to deploy ...
  • Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

    Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

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    The Syrians would remain in Jordan for three months before moving on to Canada , Britain and Germany , the Jordanian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Mohammed al-Kayed said. The volunteer White Helmets have been a significant presence in Syrian cities throughout the country's war, staging rescues, pulling airstrike victims from rubble, putting out fires and other responses to the devastation that has torn major cities apart.
  • Varadkar threatens to block United Kingdom planes from Irish airspace

    Varadkar threatens to block United Kingdom planes from Irish airspace

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    She is speaking to businesses along the border and talking to political leaders about the deadlock at Stormont. Mrs May is also set for separate meetings with the leaders of Northern Ireland's four other main political parties. So the European Union will not impose border checks, even if there is no deal. It is a very public riposte to Boris Johnson's claim that the Irish border has been wrongly allowed to dominate the debate.
  • Nine US 'duck boat' victims from the same family - governor

    Nine US 'duck boat' victims from the same family - governor

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    An official with the National Transportation Safety Bureau told CNN that it could take up to a year to issue a final report on the tragedy in Branson. But when water came rushing into their boat Thursday during a ride on Table Rock Lake, Coleman didn't know what to do. She then explained that she saw a large boat nearby and people onboard were throwing life jackets out in the water to help the survivors.
  • Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

    Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

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    It comes after Rouhani cautioned Trump over his hostile policies against Tehran. In a televised speech , Hassan Rouhani told the American president: "Do not play with the lion's tail, you will regret it forever". When a member of the audience asked him whether the Iranian people might gain control of their country in the foreseeable future, Pompeo replied swiftly, "Of course".
  • White House opted for Russian Federation indictments before Putin meeting

    White House opted for Russian Federation indictments before Putin meeting

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    On Tuesday, Trump backed off his earlier statements and said he misspoke in Helsinki when he said "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation that was behind the meddling. "Let me just say to our European friends: We value the NATO treaty", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . "He made a disgusting statement, tried to back off, but couldn't even bring himself to back off", Schumer said on the Senate floor.
  • Israeli Soldier Murdered By Palestinian Terrorist

    Israeli Soldier Murdered By Palestinian Terrorist

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    Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets throughout the Gaza Strip. For nearly four months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been holding nearly daily demonstrations called "The Great March of Return " near the Gaza-Israel border.
  • White House: Trump ‘disagrees’ with Putin interview offer

    White House: Trump ‘disagrees’ with Putin interview offer

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    Trump and his aides appear to still be handling damage control in the face of criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers dismayed by the president's friendly demeanor toward Putin. Yesterday, Mr Trump accused opponents of preferring to go to war rather than seeing good relations with Russian Federation. According to a White House transcript, he said: " I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be ".
  • India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

    India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

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    The Congress party termed his speech as "dramebaazi" (theatrics). Modi easily survived the no-confidence vote thanks to his parliamentary majority but not before a 12-hour debate in which his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) battled with Gandhi's Indian National Congress, in a warm-up for elections due by May.
  • Trump and Putin to hold summit talks as twitchy West looks on

    Trump and Putin to hold summit talks as twitchy West looks on

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    Trump says in a television interview that he's going into the meeting with "low expectations". With Washington and Moscow at loggerheads over Ukraine, Iran and trade tariffs as well as Syria, even Trump has cautioned that he is not approaching the Putin summit "with high expectations".
  • Israel adopts divisive Jewish ‘nation-state’ law

    Israel adopts divisive Jewish ‘nation-state’ law

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    One clause of the law downgrades the Arabic language from official to "special" standing, but also cryptically stipulates that " this clause does not harm the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect ". The law passed after the changing of a clause that would have allowed the state to "authorise a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive character of that community".
  • Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

    Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

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    USA crude oil exports to India hit a record in June as Indian refiners moved to replace supplies from Iran and Venezuela. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said while Iran is an age-old partner, with the United States also India's has a special strategic relationship.
  • North Korea announces amnesty for Political Prisoners for anniversary

    North Korea announces amnesty for Political Prisoners for anniversary

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    It was the first time in nine years that USA and North Korean first general-officers held talks . Pompeo has described the commitment to recover the remains of US soldiers as "the most personally meaningful part of the agreement", between the USA and North Korea at the mid-June Singapore summit .
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    Trump Says Russia to "help with North Korea"

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    However, hours after North Korea demolished the site, Trump suddenly announced the cancellation of his meeting with Kim in Singapore due to " the tremendous anger and open hostility " from Kim. President Donald Trump speaks about his summit meeting in Finland with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the start of a meeting with members of the U.S.
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    USA and U.K

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    In one of the consequences of the Helsinki meeting, USA media reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will appear next Wednesday in an open hearing in front of Senate Foreign Relations Committee to testify on the Trump-Putin meeting.
  • Thai boys recount ordeal, say sorry to parents

    Thai boys recount ordeal, say sorry to parents

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    Excitement picked up again in the usually sleepy town of Chiang Rai ahead of the much-anticipated 90-minute live broadcast on dozens of channels. Doctors took the first two questions, and said the 13 were healthy in body and mind. The group revealed they survived without food for nine days and drank water from stalactites - rock formations that hang from the ceiling of caves - before they were eventually found by British divers.
  • Trump walks back from Putin summit remarks, says he 'misspoke'

    Trump walks back from Putin summit remarks, says he 'misspoke'

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    Kimmel began by calling Trump a "liar" for trying to walk back "what the Helsinki was going through his cotton candy-colored head" when he "took sides with Russia" over the U.S. Some US politicians had called for the summit to be cancelled after 12 Russian military intelligence agents were indicted last week, accused of hacking Mrs Clinton's election campaign.
  • Trump departs UK with 'low expectations' for summit with Putin in Finland

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    Trump, unlike Putin, is facing hard domestic pressure and any deals reached in Helsinki can be potentially undermined by the U.S. top lawmakers and bureaucracy, which have been repeatedly showing a stern anti-Russian stance. Russia's president is likely to resist the " temptation " to deal with the USA directly, disregarding the interests of the EU, Kortunov believes, especially as tensions between Donald Trump and European leaders are soaring.
  • Finland an East-West nexus as Trump and Putin come to talk

    Finland an East-West nexus as Trump and Putin come to talk

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    The president has told advisers that the Singapore diplomacy made him look like a take-charge president. And so having meetings with Russia , China, North Korea, I believe in it. There have been calls in the US for Mr Trump to cancel the meeting altogether over the indictments , announced on Friday by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
  • USA will not push for 'deliverables' at Russian Federation summit: Bolton

    USA will not push for 'deliverables' at Russian Federation summit: Bolton

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    Trump, this week accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance, before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where he pressed allies to more than double defence spending. Other issues include the potential for nuclear arms talks and North Korea's nuclear challenge, given that US officials have said Russian Federation had worked in the past to help Pyongyang circumvent global sanctions.
  • Missing woman found alive after vehicle plunges off California's Big Sur

    Missing woman found alive after vehicle plunges off California's Big Sur

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    Angela Hernandez , 23, was last heard from on July 6, and investigators with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office told KPTV her disappearance was suspicious. "I just want to thank everybody that helped", Hernandez's sister, Isabel Hernandez told KGO, according to the paper. Late Friday, two people walking in Big Sur noticed the SUV wreckage at the bottom of a cliff, Thornburg said .
  • Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump resort

    Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump resort

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    A no-fly zone is in effect over the famous Trump Turnberry Golf Resort while the president stays there during his first official visit to the United Kingdom . Trump declared "I am the evidence" when Scottish lawmakers asked him to back up his assertion that the wind farm would "destroy the financial wellbeing of Scotland".
  • North Korean table tennis players arrive in South Korea

    North Korean table tennis players arrive in South Korea

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled the plan for talks after visiting Pyongyang this month, touting it as one of key issues on which the two sides had made progress, though the North accused his delegation of making "gangster-like" demands in connection with denuclearisation during the trip.
  • Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

    Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

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    The 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a cave in Thailand are recovering well and have appeared in a video message. The specialists who took part in the risky mission to bring the Wild Boars home have expressed shock and surprise that they were able to pull it off, with some fearing that there could have been more casualties.
  • Israel strikes Hamas military targets in retaliation for rocket attacks

    Israel strikes Hamas military targets in retaliation for rocket attacks

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    Thick plumes of smoke rose over parts of the Gaza Strip as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a high-rise building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath. On Friday, thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for their near-weekly protest. Israel blamed Hamas for the escalation, pointing to months of protests and clashes along the border that its military argues the Islamist movement is seeking to use as ...
  • Trump says Queen thinks Brexit is 'very complex problem'

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    But, as the two leaders stood together for a press conference, Trump said the British leader was doing a "fantastic job". Some Conservative lawmakers have cast May's "business-friendly" Brexit plan as a betrayal that would leave Britain too close to the European Union and warned that she might face a leadership challenge.
  • Palestine Tensions: Israel retaliates after Hamas rocket attacks

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    It follows an escalation in the violence, with Israel launching "the hardest strikes" against Gaza since 2014, according to a statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel launched the first airstrikes early Saturday after an IDF officer was injured by a grenade thrown at him during a violent riot along the Gaza border on Friday.
  • 'Trump baby' blimp hovers over London's parliament amid protests of his visit

    'Trump baby' blimp hovers over London's parliament amid protests of his visit

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    I never said anything bad about her. "I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important". "I believe that the people in the UK, Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over, I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration ", he said.
  • Awkward timing for Russian Federation probe indictments

    Awkward timing for Russian Federation probe indictments

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    I think that we would have a chance at a very good relationship with Russian Federation and a very good chance, a very good relationship with President Putin. "The aim of this meeting is to begin setting right the negative state of bilateral relations, to agree on concrete measures to improve them and to establish a more or less acceptable level of trust", Ushakov said.