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China: Tit-for-tat tariffs will ‘destroy’ US-China trade

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The United States complains that China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is preparing a new package of tariffs targeting Chinese exports valued around $ 200 billion , the latest escalation in the trade war with Beijing . Read More »

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

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A park officer is shown initially avoiding responding to the man, despite Irizarry asking for help. "If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America", he says at another point. Gov. Ricardo Rossello tweeted about the incident, calling it an "undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere". Read More »

Man who harassed woman over Puerto Rico shirt charged with hate crime

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On Monday, Forest Preserves of Cook County, which administers the park, tweeted that it was aware of the incident and video , and that it had launched an investigation. The charges stem from a June incident in which Trybus, who was reportedly intoxicated, confronted a woman for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag emblazoned across the front. Read More »

Russians Accused of Hacking Democrats in 2016 US Election

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The dates and content of the messages described in the indictment between the US person in regular contact with senior members of Trump's presidential campaign and Guccifer 2.0 match verbatim two screenshots Stone published on his website in March of 2017 of the direct message exchange he had with Guccifer 2.0 on Twitter in 2016. Read More »

Trump tweets out letter he got from Kim Jong Un

Trump shared the letter in a tweet Thursday, writing, "A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea". Trump posted the image of the Korean-language letter from Kim with its English translation. Command, which commanded USA -led allied forces during the war and is involved in maintaining the armistice that ended the fighting in 1953. The Americans called North Korean representatives and scheduled a generals' meeting between the two nations to take place Sunday. Read More »

Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil'

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He also joked that Britain was "a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations " and he has mused about meeting Mr. Johnson. But it was unlikely the Trumps even saw them. But Brexit champion Nigel Farage predicted there would be a "real clash" on Brexit. Trump also issued a warning to the European Union, telling it to "be very careful" of increasing immigration into the region, as he described a global backlash to migration. Read More »

Prosecutors: Paul Manafort Says He's Being Treated Like a 'VIP' in Jail

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They said they gained access to another prison call on June 20 in which Manafort told a listener skeptical about delaying the Virginia case and bringing forward a separate trial in Washington , D.C. Attorneys for Manafort also took issue with prosecutors' revelation of the content of some of Manafort's personal phone calls and suggested that Manafort was sugar-coating his conditions of confinement to ease the concern of friends and family. Read More »

Four boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

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Officials said at a news conference that the parents of the rescued boys, whose names have not been released, have not yet been allowed to have physical contact with them, pending more extensive examination of their physical condition. The team of young soccer players, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach were stranded in the caves for almost 10 days due to flooding and their constantly evolving rescue has continued to make news headlines around the world. Read More »

Giuliani advises Trump not to pardon Cohen

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Cohen recently told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he is putting "family and country first" and protecting the president is not his priority. "I think that you could have very, very different recollections on that because it was right in the heat of the campaign", he said. Read More »

Mike Pompeo pushes peace talks on unannounced trip to Afghanistan

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The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in an apparent insider attack Saturday in Afghanistan as Army Cpl. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the wounded service members are in stable condition. As well as the battle against the Taliban and Islamic State fighters operating from Afghanistan, Pompeo discussed plans for October elections in the country and presidential elections due early next year, amid tensions between powerful regional leaders and Ghani. Read More »

Kane urges England team-mates to 'write our own history'

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The players have seen the videos of fans wildly celebrating their quarter-final victory over Sweden and are aware of the mood in England but Dier says their eyes are fixed on their next task. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it big. "I've known Luka for a number of years, not only from the national team", Mandzukic told reporters. Read More »

News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims

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Here's the thing, though: The 2 percent to which President Trump is referring in his tweets Monday is not a reflection of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, nor it is some kind of compulsory due. The transatlantic alliance is to boost its Command Structure by more than 1,200 personnel, and to have 30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels ready to use within 30 days or less through a NATO Readiness Initiative, Stoltenberg said. Read More »

How to watch the SCOTUS announcement online

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Gorsuch was past year when Trump nominated him to the seat that should have gone to Merrick Garland, former President Obama's nominee to succeed the late Antonin Scalia. President Donald Trump crosses the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House on July 8, 2018 in Washington , DC. Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 majority, making any efforts by Democrats to thwart Trump's nominee an uphill battle. Read More »

English Woman Exposed To Nerve Agent Dies

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Britain has accused Russian Federation of poisoning the Skripals with Novichok in what is the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon on European soil since World War Two. She said: " The government is committed to providing full support to the local community as it deals with this tragedy ". Mr Rowley, 45, from Amesbury, remains in a critical condition in hospital. Read More »

Reports Say First Two Boys Brought Out of Cave

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An update Saturday from the Thai navy said three navy SEALs were with the boys and their coach , one a doctor. The first four boys who have been stuck in a cave in Thailand for two weeks were heroically rescued on Sunday. The head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn, had earlier told reporters that "Today is D-Day ". Musk's small submarines will reportedly be light enough for two divers to carry. Read More »

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

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Wade . He's also had a hand in Trump's picks for lower courts; the president has gotten a whopping 21 circuit court judges confirmed since taking office and almost all were outsourced to The Federalist Society to fill. "I'm getting very close to making a final decision", Trump said as he prepared to leave New Jersey, according to White House pool reports. "Am I optimistic that [Trump is] going to nominate somebody that I would feel comfortable about?" said McCaskill. Read More »

Itinerary of U.S. President Trump’s visit to Britain

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The Trumps will spend Thursday night at the USA ambassador's residence, Winfield House , by Regent's Park in London . The US president will avoid London for the majority of his stay, with a "Stop Trump" march featuring a giant balloon depicting Mr Trump as a nappy-clad orange baby set to be flown near the House of Parliament next Friday - the day after he arrives in the UK. Read More »

Trump's ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

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When I asked Cohen directly what he would do if prosecutors forced him to choose between protecting the president and protecting his family, he said his family is "my first priority". Cohen, who became Trump's personal lawyer in 2007, is infamous for paying $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump. Read More »

Jordan insists he didn't know about alleged OSU sex abuse

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Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005, was Ohio State's doctor for the wrestling team from the mid-1970s until the 1990s, according to the NBC report . "We knew of no abuse, never heard of abuse". Never heard of abuse. He said that Mr. Jordan asked him not to get him involved. The university has urged anyone with relevant information about Strauss to contact the law firm Perkins Coie, which is conducting an independent investigation. Read More »

The Rise And Fall Of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's Three-Time Leader: Timeline

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While Sharif was fined 8 million pounds (USD 10 million), his daughter Maryam was handed down a 2 million pound (USD 2.6 million) fine. The reference pertains to the ownership of the Sharif family's apartments at Avenfield House, London. She has cancer and has been on a ventilator, according to officials with Sharif's political party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. The decision against the Sharifs comes ahead of the July 25 polls, as well as media complaints that the press is being muzzled. Read More »

Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

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But he told reporters on Friday that he would not question potential high-court nominees about their views on abortion, saying it was "inappropriate to discuss". "Think about Dred Scott; think about separate but equal... all of these really shameful decisions in our nation's history and I believe that one day we're going to see Roe in that same list", she predicted. Read More »

Trump’s Judicial Adviser Names Four Potential Supreme Court Nominees

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Liberals demand he oppose Trump's pick - or even allowing a vote - and conservatives aim to exploit his running for re-election in a state Trump narrowly won. He played the same role in the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. White House Counsel Don McGahn will oversee Trump's selection process, the White House said on Monday. Read More »

‘Back from the dead’: South African woman found alive in mortuary fridge

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But shockingly, a morgue worker discovered that the woman was still breathing when he returned to check on her body several hours after the crash - which killed the other two occupants of the vehicle. "We are investigating the case and we will present our findings once it has been concluded", Gerrit Bradnick said. On Monday, ambulance service Distress Alert confirmed that they had certified the woman dead. Read More »

Obama handed 2.5K Iranians citizenship in Iran nuke deal

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Swiss President Alain Berset and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talk before delivering a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018 . "Iranians don't understand why the US government allows the offspring of the regime officials to live in the USA, while the USA has introduced a travel ban for ordinary Iranian citizens, and many Americans are imprisoned in Iran", Ghasseminejad added. Read More »

Cardin Dodges on Whether U.S. Should Abolish ICE

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Homan also said the protesters "need to educate themselves" about ICE's activities and that they are seeking "better rules for illegal alien families than we have for USA citizen families". Many Republicans have been urging Democrats to be completely honest and to run on an "open borders" platform for years. On CNN , Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said on Sunday: "I think there's a lot of other things we can do before we get to that point, first of which, which is you have got someone in ... Read More »

Merkel secures asylum seeker return deals with 14 EU countries

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If Seehofer does resign, it is unclear whether the CSU would seek to remain in coalition with Merkel's CDU and offer a replacement interior minister. "Horst Seehofer is not concerned with finding a solution to migration policy; he wants to open the door to right-wing populism and overthrow the chancellor", she said. Read More »

Trump Condemns Democrats Calling to Abolish ICE: ‘It Will Never Happen!’

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The investigators who wrote the letter work in the Homeland Security Investigations division. "Its aggressiveness has made it no longer able to work in communities". He added: "get rid of ICE you're going to have a country that you're going to be afraid to walk out of your house". In rural Marshalltown, Iowa, about 125 people gathered for a march organized by Steve Adelmund, a father of two who was inspired after turning on the news on Father's Day and seeing children being separated ... Read More »