• North Korea condemns new United States sanctions

    North Korea condemns new United States sanctions

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    American officials have been putting pressure on North Korea to follow its claimed suspension of nuclear tests and destruction of its nuclear test site with a handover of weapons. Following the landmark inter-Korean summit in April, the two held a lower-key meeting in May in Panmunjom after the U.S. abruptly canceled its planned summit with the North - which it later pulled a U-turn on.
  • Dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia escalates amid asset sell off

    Dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia escalates amid asset sell off

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    However, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry called Canada's plea a "grave and unacceptable violation of the kingdom's laws and procedures". Annual Saudi-Canadian trade hovers around $4bn. Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled Canada's ambassador and recalled its own envoy, freezing all new trade and investments, after Ottawa denounced a new crackdown on rights activists in the kingdom.
  • Twitter CEO not banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

    Twitter CEO not banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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    A statement released Tuesday said that since 2013, the company has explicitly banned "targeted harassment", elaborated on how it enforces violations of its policies on hateful conduct, and beefed up its rules on sharing intimate photos of someone without their consent, among other changes.
  • Gates Says He Stole From Firm to Pay for Affair

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    In another heated exchange, Downing tried to press Gates into explicitly saying that he had embezzled money from Manafort. Paul Manafort (L), former campaign chairman for U.S. The firm's director was known to Manafort and Gates as "Doctor K". Manafort, 69, has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts containing tens of millions of dollars earned from work for Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine.
  • NY Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on securities fraud charges

    NY Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on securities fraud charges

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    The 30-page complaint highlights that the congressman both received the information about the failed drug trial from the company's CEO and then repeatedly dialed his son, Cameron Collins, while the elder Collins was attending the annual congressional picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017.
  • German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

    German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

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    The court heard they sold the boy - who is now 10-years-old - on the darknet, a part of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. The couple also sexually abused a three-year-old girl in 2015. Her partner, Christian L., was sentenced to 12 years. In Tuesday's verdict, the couple was ordered to pay a total 42,500 euros ($49,100) in compensation to the boy and another victim, a young girl.
  • China to hit USA with tariffs on USA imports worth $16bn

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    China has already retaliated with duties of its own, and has pledged to match the USA dollar for dollar with new tariffs. The Semiconductor Industry Association said in a statement that tariffs imposed on semiconductors imported from China will hurt American chipmakers rather than Chinese firms.
  • Chicago appeals for help after dozens shot over weekend

    Chicago appeals for help after dozens shot over weekend

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    At one point, 40 people were shot in the span of seven hours, according to a tally compiled by the Chicago Tribune , with innocent bystanders as well as alleged gang members among the casualties. Mr. Emanuel called on residents to "be a neighbor" and step forward if they knew anything about the perpetrators. Experts say crime tends to pick up during the hot summer months, but Emanuel dismissed that.
  • Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

    Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

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    The President also reiterated on Sunday his assertion that there was nothing improper in his son accepting a meeting with someone he believed to be a Russian government lawyer prepared to deliver him "dirt" on Clinton as part of a Russian campaign to support Trump.
  • US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

    US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

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    The newly reimposed sanctions target transactions with USA dollar banknotes; trade in gold and precious metals; direct or indirect sales of graphite and metals such as steel and aluminum; certain transactions related to the Iranian rial; certain transactions related to issuing Iranian sovereign debt; and Iran's automotive sector.
  • California asks Trump for wildfire aid

    California asks Trump for wildfire aid

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    The White House has approved a disaster declaration for Shasta County, California , where officials say the massive Carr Fire has killed seven people and is continuing to burn through homes and property. The Carr Fire, located some 322 kilometers north of San Francisco , is still growing, CalFire said today. The fire continues to spread into the Mendocino National Forest and crews are scouting for opportunities ahead of the active fire's edge.
  • Largest wildfires in California history

    Largest wildfires in California history

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    The Mendocino Complex Fire is one of over a dozen large fires burning in California at the moment. Gilless said the reason California's wildfires are so destructive this year is the state's "high heat, low relative humidity, high wind speeds and high fuel loading".
  • Yemen Peace Talks Set for September — UN Envoy

    Yemen Peace Talks Set for September — UN Envoy

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    Earlier the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Twitter it was sending medical equipment to Al Thawra Hospital to treat 50 people in critical condition following the attack. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led military coalition that has been fighting the Shiite Houthi rebels since March 2015, in order to defend the internationally recognized Yemeni government under President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
  • Saudi Arabia Suspends Ties With Canada

    Saudi Arabia Suspends Ties With Canada

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    They called on Saudi authorities to "immediately release" the detainees. Saudi Arabia says it is ordering Canada's ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada in a spat over human rights.
  • Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

    Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

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    But, while the circumspect approach mirrors Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign that helped force North Korea and China to change their tunes, this time he's opened with an offer for a summit. Though the United States sanctions post-deal will be unilateral and not as strong as the pre-deal UN-imposed sanctions, fear angering the USA, the world's largest economy, will likely scare off Europeans who are otherwise committed to the deal.