• U.S. evacuates American diplomats from China amid concerns over mystery illness
U.S. evacuates American diplomats from China amid concerns over mystery illness

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday that as far as she was aware, the government had not had any formal communication with US officials on any new cases, and that it had investigated an initial incident. Since 2016, 24 employees at the American embassy in Cuba and their family members have reported similar episodes. A...

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  • Israeli army says it did not target Gaza medic
Israeli army says it did not target Gaza medic

In a statement, the military said more than 10 Palestinians tried to disrupt a force carrying out arrests in the village of Nabi Saleh and that one of them threw a rock at a soldier, striking him in the head. Wednesday's incident comes after an Israeli soldier was killed by a granite block that crushed his head in late May. The case of Izz al-Din...

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  • Russian Federation 'not trying to split EU', says Putin
Russian Federation 'not trying to split EU', says Putin

Putin's interview with Austrian news presenter Armin Wolf grew heated when Wolf asked about allegations that Putin had meddled in the domestic politics of other countries. After pressing Putin on Ukraine , Syria, Russian meddling in Europe and why he had never uttered the name of Russia's most prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny , who...

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  • Saudi women licenced to drive, first time in history
Saudi women licenced to drive, first time in history

Ten women reportedly showed up at the General Department of Traffic in multiple cities to get their foreign licenses swapped with official ones. On May 19, Saudi authorities had detained seven women's rights advocates who campaigned for the right to drive and an end the male guardianship system.

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  • James Mattis warns Beijing over expansion in South China Sea
James Mattis warns Beijing over expansion in South China Sea

CNN , quoting a us government source with knowledge of the flyover, said both B-52s had been instructed to fly about 20 miles (32 km) from the islands. "It is China's sovereign and legal right for China to place our army and military weapons there". The flyover took place on Tuesday, mere days after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis used his speec...

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  • Where Was Melania Trump? She Went Through 'Rough Patch'
Where Was Melania Trump? She Went Through 'Rough Patch'

A tweet from Melania Trump's account included pictures of her sitting in the front row at the Gold Star families event. The president made his statement after reports started to spread that perhaps fewer than ten members of the Eagles organization had accepted the invitation to go to the White House.

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  • India can eliminate single-use plastic by 2022, says Harsh Vardhan
India can eliminate single-use plastic by 2022, says Harsh Vardhan

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is " Beat Plastic Pollution ". This should be started from our youth and students by making it part of our syllabus highlighting in detail how these plastic bags pose many a risk to our health and environment at large.

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  • The roller-coaster ride leading to historic Trump-Kim summit
The roller-coaster ride leading to historic Trump-Kim summit

The gesture was purportedly made after Trump cancelled the June 12 summit with the North Korean dictator last month. But last week, former North Korean military intelligence official Kim Yong Chol met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York City.

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  • Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during Trump-Kim summit, report says
Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during Trump-Kim summit, report says

Reports say that the former National Basketball Association star will be in the country prior to the president's meeting with the North Korean leader, Fox Business Network host Charles Payne provides insight on 'Your World'. A U.S. advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the ...

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  • Israel's Defense Minister Vows Retaliation for Incendiary Kites From Gaza
Israel's Defense Minister Vows Retaliation for Incendiary Kites From Gaza

Troops thwarted an "infiltration attempt" by 'two terrorists who damaged the security fence and were armed with an axe, ' the army said in a statement. A newly proposed Knesset bill would similarly offset funds from the Palestinian Authority that are then paid out in a sophisticated payment scheme to terrorists now sitting in Israeli jails, as well...

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  • Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics
Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

The White House did not immediately respond to the report. "We're pleased that the White House unblocked our clients from the president's Twitter account but disappointed that the government intends to appeal the district court's thoughtful and well-supported ruling", he said in a statement .

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  • Judge who sentenced Brock Turner recalled
Judge who sentenced Brock Turner recalled

And to that I say, hallelujah. "I think he will not be a danger to others" and "I mean, I take him at his word that, subjectively, that's his version of events", defending Turner's claim that in his drunken state, he remembers being given consent by the victim, Emily Doe.

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  • Trudeau expects 'difficult' conversations with Trump at G7
Trudeau expects 'difficult' conversations with Trump at G7

The pair were scheduled to hold formal talks and a private dinner on Wednesday, followed by a joint news conference early Thursday. In response to Trudeau's objection to the recent steel and aluminum tariffs, Trump reportedly joked: "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Mr Trump introduced tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per c...

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  • Europe to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports
Europe to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports

According to Corker, Trump thought that this proposal "takes away his negotiating ability". It's not any different from him meeting with Kim Jong Un and, if they reach a deal, him bringing it to the Congress for approval. They're trying to produce narrowly drafted legislation that would allow Congress to weigh in on the administration's claim th...

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  • Officers in Wildwood beach arrest won't face criminal charges
Officers in Wildwood beach arrest won't face criminal charges

Dicht said Weinman wasn't looking for trouble and was just trying to enjoy the day with her child. "The Saturday she was taken into custody, she was in custody a total of about 40 minutes", Dicht said. Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said shortly after her arrest that Weinman was "the aggressor", and said his officers did nothing wrong. As a r...

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  • Hong Kong set for vigil as US marks Tiananmen anniversary
Hong Kong set for vigil as US marks Tiananmen anniversary

June 4, 1989 turned into far more than a stroke of bad luck for student protestors in Beijing. Hundreds - by some estimates more than a thousand - were killed. They held up candles, sang songs and chanted for democracy and an "end to one-party dictatorship" in China. Amongst those in the crowds were those from mainland China who would other...

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  • Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel
Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel

Several others claimed not to have any knowledge of what was happening and when they might be able to recollect their possessions or go home. She said her only concern was that it seemed the fire "was well ablaze" by the time the fire alarm in the building went off.

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  • Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russian Federation
Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russian Federation

According to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the Ukrainian citizen has "purposively collected classified information about the Armed Forces and National Guard of Russian Federation". Ukrainian foreign ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa repeated accusations that the trial was "politically motivated" and called the sentence was "illegal".

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  • Guatemala says 192 people missing after eruption
Guatemala says 192 people missing after eruption

Josanne de la Bastide, whose family has been living in Guatemala for nearly 40 years, said her father Robert and other relatives were "close enough (to the volcano) to be scared and covered in inches of ash". CONRED expects 1.7 million people to be affected by the eruption, with some fleeing just ahead of fast-moving lava flows that reached 1,30...

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  • Puerto Ricans pay tribute to Hurricane Maria's victims
Puerto Ricans pay tribute to Hurricane Maria's victims

After multiple reports this week revealed the Puerto Rican government had vastly underreported the death toll following Hurricane Maria , Puerto Ricans on Friday gathered to create a memorial honoring the storm's victims. Puerto Rico's government faced immediate scrutiny after initially reporting that 16 people had died as a result of the stor...

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