• Iran's Hassan Rouhani hits out at US sanctions as 'psychological warfare'
Iran's Hassan Rouhani hits out at US sanctions as 'psychological warfare'

Senior US officials said at a briefing on Monday that the plan was to increase economic pressure on Tehran to have "an exponential effect on Iran's already fragile economy". "The E.U.is morally bankrupt, and we need to remember that next time they try to lecture us", Mr. Erdan told Israel Radio. Iranian authorities recently also arrested 45 p...

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  • Men Arrested For Refusing To Evacuate Ranch Fire, Water Marijuana Plants Instead
Men Arrested For Refusing To Evacuate Ranch Fire, Water Marijuana Plants Instead

The apprentice lineman was working to restore power in the area. California fire officials said Saturday that the Ranch and River fires of the Mendocino Complex , burning near Ukiah and Clear Lake, grew to nearly a combined 250 square miles (201,000 acres).

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  • Trump Reiterates Falsehood About California Water Diversions
Trump Reiterates Falsehood About California Water Diversions

The San Antonio Fire Department said it is preparing to send a crew to Northern California to help first responders with the Carr Fire . The twin wildfires , collectively known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have together more than doubled in size in just the past four days and burned through 273,664 acres or 427 square miles of parched...

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  • Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced
Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

Trump's move to scupper the nuclear accord in May was widely condemned by co-signatories to the deal, including US allies like Germany and France who continue to seek pathways by which they can continue pursuing trade relations with Tehran, in spite of the new sanctions.

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  • China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion of USA goods
China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion of USA goods

President Trump has used tariffs and the threat of new tariffs against countries - particularly China - as part of his economic policy, in an attempt to renegotiate trade deals. China said on Friday that it would respond to threatened tariffs from the United States with countermeasures of its own, and released a list of approximately 5200 U.S.

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  • Agencies await social services program changes
Agencies await social services program changes

After the Progressive Conservatives elected Doug Ford as their leader, a senior campaign spokesperson confirmed in writing to the Star that Ford would allow the three-year experiment to proceed if he became premier. "My announcement today is about the restoration of the dignity of Ontarians, she said". Mendowegan said the basic income program...

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  • Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent
Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

While "collusion" is not mentioned in USA criminal statutes, Mueller is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump coordinated with the Russians, which could result in criminal charges if they entered into a conspiracy to break the law, including through cyberhacking or interfering with the election.

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  • Alps plane crash: 20 feared dead after sightseeing flight smashes into mountain
Alps plane crash: 20 feared dead after sightseeing flight smashes into mountain

Earlier on Saturday, a small plane carrying two parents and their two children crashed in the nearby canton of Nidwalden. Among those killed were 17 people from Switzerland and three people from an Austrian family, including a couple and their son.

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  • Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations
Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations

The University of Lynchburg was not ordered to evacuate , officials said , because it is not downstream from the dam. "The good news is that the rain has stopped and began to recede yesterday, relieving some of the pressure on the dam", Major Tommy Carter of the Lynchburg Sheriff's office told Fox News on Friday, "but the bad news is that th...

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  • President Trump claims you need a photo ID to buy groceries
President Trump claims you need a photo ID to buy groceries

Trump has repeatedly railed against a "rigged" system that he claims, without evidence, allows people to vote illegally. "You know, I live a lot of time in Florida ", the president said. In Tampa, Trump also alluded to the possibility of a government shutdown at the end of September, saying he "may have to do some pretty drastic things" to get...

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  • Turkey retaliates over U.S. sanctions
Turkey retaliates over U.S. sanctions

Turkey's president ordered the asset freeze of two USA officials in retaliation for sanctions imposed on its justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor. "We are facing an economic war, but we will win it", Erdogan said, adding Turkey is issuing Chinese Yuan denominated bonds for the first time, and to overcome diffic...

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  • India effectively strips 4M of citizenship in Assam
India effectively strips 4M of citizenship in Assam

The opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) today forced adjournment of proceedings in the Rajya Sabha till noon over the issue of non-inclusion of over 40 lakh people in Assam's National Register of Citizens . Hundreds of thousands of people fled what was then East Pakistan in the 1970s, most settling in Assam. "The government must move swiftly...

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  • Devastating wildfires a
Devastating wildfires a "new normal" for California, Gov. Jerry Brown says

Crews are mopping up burned areas on the southern end of the fire. Brown said the trend would likely worsen if forecasts by climate scientists come to pass. "In past decades, we may have seen fires like we are seeing now in August or September", said Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott. The fire is believed to have been started by a malfunctioning vehicle...

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  • Syria Claims Air Defenses Downed ‘Hostile Target’ Near Damascus
Syria Claims Air Defenses Downed ‘Hostile Target’ Near Damascus

A photo of what appears to be an AK-47 assault rifle and explosives found with seven Islamic State terrorists who entered Israel. It said the new Russian posts would be handed over to the Syrian government once the situation had stabilised.

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  • White House: Pres. Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un
White House: Pres. Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

Vice President Mike Pence said that the ceremony for the returned remains of 55 American soldiers from the Korean War was "deeply moving". Interested in North Korea? "Chairman Kim made a commitment to denuclearize", Pompeo told reporters .

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  • Koch Network Won't Back GOP Challenger to Democratic Senator
Koch Network Won't Back GOP Challenger to Democratic Senator

The network of 700 donors who contribute at least $100,000 annually has been one of the most influential groups in Republican politics in recent years and this weekend reiterated plans to spend up to $400 million in the two-year-election cycle.

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  • 'Collusion is not a crime'
'Collusion is not a crime'

Trump's new line of defence might be technically correct as even former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired, said collusion "is not actually a thing that exists under the federal laws of the United States". The president - along with allies in conservative media - has launched a long PR campaign against the Mueller probe, which he claims...

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  • Zimbabwe Protesters Killed as Nation Awaits Presidential Election Results
Zimbabwe Protesters Killed as Nation Awaits Presidential Election Results

Automatic gunfire has been heard all afternoon as troops attempt to disperse protestors. Police fired tear gas and grabbed more canisters from an officer carrying them in a crate. The EU's Chief Observer, Elmar Brok, said he did not yet know if the shortcomings would have a material effect on the outcome of the vote, and he criticised the Zimbabwe ...

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  • US Announces $113 Million In Initiatives In Indo-Pacific To Counter China
US Announces $113 Million In Initiatives In Indo-Pacific To Counter China

President Donald Trump has lined up his top Cabinet members - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary Rick Perry - at US Chambers of Commerce which is hosting the first Indo-Pacific Business Forum meeting on Monday.

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  • Photos show NK building new ICBM near Pyongyang
Photos show NK building new ICBM near Pyongyang

The boxes are believed to hold the remains of servicemen from the US and other United Nations member countries who fought to support South Korea during the war. "Today we proved these heroes were never forgotten", he said. The U.S. -led United Nations Command planned a formal repatriation ceremony Wednesday at Osan, where the remains have been ...

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  • Thieves steal royal jewels from Swedish cathedral, escape by speedboat
Thieves steal royal jewels from Swedish cathedral, escape by speedboat

Sweden's royal family still regularly captures Europe's attention with glamour, gossip - and the shiny crown jewels that are put on public display whenever the occasion merits it. They are made of gold, precious stones and pearls. "We are on land, in the water and in the air", a police spokesperson told the Sydney Morning Herald .

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  • GOP rep. dismisses Trump shutdown talk as 'posturing'
GOP rep. dismisses Trump shutdown talk as 'posturing'

Trump has withstood withering criticism in recent weeks for his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin in which he did not chastise Moscow for its 2016 US election interference. "That makes sense for Republicans, because they don't want to have it out just before the election", Collender said, "but it doesn't make any sense for Trump".

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  • Zimbabwe's Election Commission Announces Majority Win for Ruling Party
Zimbabwe's Election Commission Announces Majority Win for Ruling Party

Violence erupted on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Harare as the country's electoral commission announced that the ruling ZANU PF party had won two-thirds of the seats in parliament. But the MDC earlier accused the election commission of deliberately delaying results in favour of the ruling party. "We won the popular vote & will defend it!" ...

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  • Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Up To Something Once Again
Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Up To Something Once Again

Instead, senior North Korean officials have discussed their intention to deceive Washington about the number of nuclear warheads and missiles they have, as well as the types and numbers of facilities, and to rebuff global inspectors, according to intelligence gathered by USA agencies.

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  • Paul Manafort believed he was above the law: United States prosecutor
Paul Manafort believed he was above the law: United States prosecutor

Attorney Uzo Asonye told the jury that Manafort considered himself above the law as he funneled tens of millions of dollars through offshore accounts. Trump tweets that Manafort "He worked for me for a very short time". Five witnesses have been granted immunity from prosecution to testify against Manafort.

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  • Three dead, seven wounded in New Orleans shooting
Three dead, seven wounded in New Orleans shooting

NOPD said Sunday afternoon that one of the men killed was found shot multiple times outside shops in the 3400 block of S. Claiborne was in fact the intended target. "A lot of people saw and heard what happened", Harrison said in asking for assistance in solving the crime. "We need them to know that they can trust us and come to us".

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  • Hundreds trapped on Indonesian mountain after natural disaster
Hundreds trapped on Indonesian mountain after natural disaster

Military officials said more than 250 people had reached a relief point on the mountain by Monday afternoon, and a team of rescuers had reached hundreds more near the crater lake. "Rinjani mountain climbing is closed temporarily because there are indication of landslide around the mountain", Nugroho, said in a statement . Rescuers are scrambling...

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  • Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official
Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official

He said there was no evidence of abnormal behaviour or stress in the two pilots that could lead them to hijack the plane but all passengers were also cleared by police and had no pilot training. "It's still hard. I wish every day they would find some answers but I've said for a long time now that I just don't think that's going to happen". The ...

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  • Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Cohen source to CNN
Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Cohen source to CNN

But his behavior doesn't quite line up with a clear strategy, legal experts say. "They definitely don't want Trump!" Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney says the US president knew in advance of a June 2016 meeting in which Russians were expected to share dirt on then-election rival Hillary Clinton , US media reported on Wednesday.

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  • Assam NRC release: CM Sarbananda Sonowal calls it a historic day
Assam NRC release: CM Sarbananda Sonowal calls it a historic day

The citizenship test is the culmination of years of often violent agitations by Assamese demanding the removal of outsiders they accuse of taking jobs and cornering resources in the state of 33 million, known for its tea estates and oil fields.

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  • 38,000 under evacuation as California wildfire spreads
38,000 under evacuation as California wildfire spreads

Firefighters on Friday were able to minimize any additional growth of the Carr Fire into Redding but the fire spread significantly on the north and sides. Mike Mangas, a spokesman at Mercy Medical Center, said the hospital was evacuating five babies in its neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for premature newborns, and taking them to medica...

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  • Republican bid to impeach deputy attorney general founders
Republican bid to impeach deputy attorney general founders

The articles were filed just before the House convenes for a five-week recess. They have expressed anger with what they say is Rosenstein's lack of cooperation in providing documents related to the Russian Federation investigation to Congress.

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  • Brexit: Michel Barnier knocks back PM’s Chequers plan
Brexit: Michel Barnier knocks back PM’s Chequers plan

Mr Barnier told him that, while the commitment to a financial settlement made by Mrs May in December was not yet in its final legal form, the 27 remaining EU members and European Parliament regard it as "agreed for good". LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO - Liam Fox has warned Theresa May that extending Brexit negotiations would be a "complete betray...

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  • Pompeo takes Trump’s word on the Putin meeting. Not many people would
Pompeo takes Trump’s word on the Putin meeting. Not many people would

In an unsuccessful bid to blunt some of the hostile questioning, particularly on Russia , Pompeo before the hearing issued a statement titled the " Crimea Declaration" in which he said the USA will continue to insist that Ukraine's territorial integrity be restored.

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  • Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack
Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack

Israeli authorities say a Palestinian infiltrated the Adam settlement and stabbed three people in a house. The military said it detained four Palestinians for questioning and set up security inspections at entrances to Kauber, the assailant's village, north of Jerusalem .

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  • Call for law change as ‘trapped’ wife denied divorce
Call for law change as ‘trapped’ wife denied divorce

English divorce laws say a person cannot divorce without a spouse's consent, unless they can prove adultery, unreasonable behavior or desertion. If one partner objects, as Hugh did in this case, then the couple must live apart for five years before being granted a divorce.

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  • Egyptian zoo denies their 'zebra' is a donkey after photo goes viral
Egyptian zoo denies their 'zebra' is a donkey after photo goes viral

One vet said that a zebra's snout is black, while its stripes are more parallel, according to the BBC . Mahmoud Sarhan, 18, said he was visiting a recently-opened animal sanctuary at the International Garden municipal park when he spotted a odd looking animal.

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  • Rep. Pete King: FBI Could Not Have Verified Steele Dossier
Rep. Pete King: FBI Could Not Have Verified Steele Dossier

The 412 pages of documents released by the Justice Department showed that the warrant was based on information gained by an FBI investigation of Page, when began when he became known to them by allegedly interacting with Russian intelligence officers in 2013.

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  • Imran Khan Leads In Pak, Suggest Trends Amid
Imran Khan Leads In Pak, Suggest Trends Amid "Rigging" Charges: 10 Facts

In his address, Mr Khan said: "If parties are saying there has been vote rigging, they should name the polling stations and we will open an investigation". Musharraf has also said that Khan has never voiced any discontentment against India. Mr Khan would need to win 141 of 272 seats to form his own government.

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  • ‘All Bets Are Off’ Between Donald Trump and Michael Cohen
‘All Bets Are Off’ Between Donald Trump and Michael Cohen

Trump reacted on Wednesday after the tape was released, asking in a tweet "What kind of lawyer would tape a client?" "Cohen then says "No, no, no, no" and he cuts off the tape". But on tape, the candidate expresses no surprise when the issue comes up and Cohen talks about essentially reimbursing the company for what it paid McDougal.

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  • House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein
House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein

They also allege Rosenstien has "repeatedly failed to produce documents" requested by the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that are investigating FBI and DOJ decision-making during the 2016 presidential election, The Hill reported.

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  • What the BRICS summit means for SA
What the BRICS summit means for SA

The Chinese leader told the summit that "we are facing a choice between cooperation and confrontation, between opening up and a closed-door policy". China has told developing nations there would be no victor in a global trade war. Analysts say its members have struggled to find a unified voice , but their common opposition to United States trade...

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  • Trump, Iran drama escalates -- via Twitter
Trump, Iran drama escalates -- via Twitter

Mr Rouhani also said: "We should respond to them with action". "Their message is that the place is on the verge of overthrowing the Islamic Republic, which has been a claim for the last 40 years and that they, in particular, are the logical democratic, pluralistic replacement".

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  • PM Modi gifts cows to villagers at Rweru Model Village
PM Modi gifts cows to villagers at Rweru Model Village

China and Rwanda , Xi stressed, should view their ties from a strategic height and long-term perspective, firmly support each other independently choosing their own development paths, and keep mutual understanding and support on issues related to each other's core interests and major concerns.

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  • United Kingdom top diplomat warns no Brexit deal 'now a very real risk'
United Kingdom top diplomat warns no Brexit deal 'now a very real risk'

Raab even seems to have managed the extraordinary feat of leaving the famously doom-laden business leaders - including chiefs from Lloyds, Shell, Morrison's and Amazon - feeling "marginally more positive than when they went in". The European Commission published on Thursday (19 July) a 17-page communication to businesses in the EU warning them of...

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  • North Korean fuel prices drop, suggesting UN sanctions being undermined
North Korean fuel prices drop, suggesting UN sanctions being undermined

The dismantling at the site comes after Kim Jong-un promised to halt all missile testing, and is a significant confidence-building measure. Most notably, it said, the dismantlement was proceeding at a rail-mounted processing building - where space launch vehicles are assembled before being moved to a launchpad - as well as at a nearby rocket...

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  • Suspect identified in Toronto mass shooting that leaves 2 dead
Suspect identified in Toronto mass shooting that leaves 2 dead

The investigators are yet to determine a motive behind the shooting spree but the family of the suspect said he struggled with severe mental illness. The Special Investigations Unit says two civilians were fatally shot when a man made his way down Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, spraying bullets along the way.

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  • First half of the week brings more afternoon rain & storms
First half of the week brings more afternoon rain & storms

Tuesday will be almost identical to Monday with scattered to widespread afternoon rain, with a slightly smaller rain chance by Wednesday . Temperatures will run a bit below normal, with highs in the mid 80s. Scattered clouds Tuesday with highs in the mid-80s inland, but upper 70s are expected at the lakefront. We have an unseasonably st...

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  • Pakistan polls: Former cricketers turn to support Imran Khan
Pakistan polls: Former cricketers turn to support Imran Khan

Video images from the scene showed three bleeding and unconscious passengers inside a badly damaged black sports utility vehicle. Ikramullah Gandapur was killed after his convoy was attacked in the town's Kulachi area on Sunday, police said.

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  • In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'
In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'

Pakistan's flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Sunday received support from former cricketers, including Pakistani stars, in his bid to capture political power in the July 25 polls. On Saturday a Pakistani anti-narcotics court jailed for life Hanif Abbasi, an aide of Sharif, for misuse of a drug-making chemical, a government pro...

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