• U.S. GDP Growth Hits 4.1% - Its Fastest Pace Since 2014
U.S. GDP Growth Hits 4.1% - Its Fastest Pace Since 2014

But for the most part, the GDP report suggest a strong economy, with consumer spending going up 4 percent and business investment rising 7.3 percent. "We're on track to hit the highest annual growth rate in over 13 years", he said after the numbers were released . The revisions also showed the economy surpassed $20 trillion in nominal ...

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  • Putin ready to go to Washington, invites Trump to visit Moscow
Putin ready to go to Washington, invites Trump to visit Moscow

Putin was speaking to reporters at a summit of Brics countries - Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa - in Johannesburg. I have told him about it. It's part of "a power game between Putin and Trump ", said Dr. Alina Polyakova of the Brookings Institution. He also said that it was in the interests of Russian Federation and the U.S.

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  • Brexit: Ireland warns of too much no-deal 'bravado'
Brexit: Ireland warns of too much no-deal 'bravado'

Mr Coveney dismissed suggestions that amendments to the Brexit legislation had forced on the PM by Eurosceptic backbenchers would prevent agreement on a "backstop" arrangement for the Northern Irish border. Irish deputy leader Simon Coveney said he was optimistic about negotiations. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs he had asked officials ...

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  • Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors
Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said United States surveillance aircraft were gathering footage to try to determine whether the fires had been started deliberately. They were burned in a fire that was raging northeast of Athens in the Penteli area. 'Just to find her, nothing else'. All blazes were partially put under control by Tuesday, but fir...

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  • Domestic violence leave bill good for children
Domestic violence leave bill good for children

The bill, which passed 63-57, was the culmination of seven years of blood, sweat and tears by Green MP Jan Logie. Speaking to TVNZ after the bill was passed, Logie said she was "beyond delighted to see this law finally become a reality".

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  • New Zealanders reject flag change
New Zealanders reject flag change

New Zealand voted to stick with the current version - but only after spending $17.6 million on the referendum . And in a gaffe that Australians still cite to this day, when their prime minister Bob Hawke visited Ottawa in 1985, he was reportedly met with a New Zealand flag (although, admittedly, Canada has a bit of a problem with getting other...

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  • Trump denies advance knowledge of son's meeting with Russian lawyer
Trump denies advance knowledge of son's meeting with Russian lawyer

Hot off his tape proving that Donald Trump knew about the Karen McDougal payoff in advance-which is likely a campaign finance violation-it was reported that the former Trump family lapdog is prepared to testify with some damning tea in the Mueller investigation.

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  • Kuwait social media star unapologetic over remark on Filipino domestic workers
Kuwait social media star unapologetic over remark on Filipino domestic workers

Max Factor Arabia and other leading beauty brands have severed ties with a popular Kuwaiti blogger after she said domestic workers should not be given a day off, rejecting labour reforms in the Gulf country. "Sondos' comments are personal and do not represent neither the values nor the principles that Max Factor Arabia stands for", it told th...

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  • Explosive wildfire forces widespread closures in Yosemite National Park
Explosive wildfire forces widespread closures in Yosemite National Park

July is usually the second-busiest month at Yosemite, drawing almost 600,000 visitors to marvel at its soaring peaks, towering rock walls and wildlife. Views of the Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and other landmarks are all but gone, and tourists in the valley increasingly are wearing bandannas and medical masks.

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  • 'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians
'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

The president also hit Cohen over the attorney representing him, Lanny Davis, who was special counsel to former President Bill Clinton. On Friday, Trump issued a series of tweets dismissing the Russian Federation probe and prior knowledge of Donald Jnr's meeting.

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  • Five men charged over acid attack on three-year-old boy
Five men charged over acid attack on three-year-old boy

This is an ongoing investigation'. The 39-year-old - who can not be named for legal reasons - appeared alongside Adam Cech, Jan Dudi, and Norbert Pulko, aged 27, 25, and 22, who are all from London , and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton.

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  • Trump´s Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed
Trump´s Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed

He was consequently charged with felony vandalism but avoided jail by pleading no contest. The president's star has been the subject of vandalism and pranks in the past two years. Witnesses told NBC Los Angeles that a man arrived with a guitar case and pulled out a pickaxe, which he used to smash the star. In April 2016, a Superman imperso...

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  • Cohen claims Trump knew about meeting with Russians at Trump Tower
Cohen claims Trump knew about meeting with Russians at Trump Tower

President Donald Trump's eldest son changed his account of the meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign over the weekend, saying Sunday July 9, 2017, that Natalia Veselnitskaya told him she had information about Clinton.

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  • Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to Moscow
Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to Moscow

Putin appeared to dominate Trump during the summit in Helsinki, and the USA president faced a storm of criticism at home for his handling of the meeting. "Despite the difficulties, in this particular case difficulties linked to the internal political situation in the United States, life goes on and our contacts continue", he said Friday.

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  • Turkish president calls Israel fascist and racist over…
Turkish president calls Israel fascist and racist over…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted in response that Turkey has become a "dark dictatorship" under Erdogan. The law effectively downgrades Arabic as an official language to one with "special status", further stoking fears that it will be used to discriminate against Israeli Arabs.

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  • Facebook bans Infowars' Alex Jones for 30 days -- but he's still streaming
Facebook bans Infowars' Alex Jones for 30 days -- but he's still streaming

Those four videos have since been removed from Jones' channels. Earlier this week, YouTube removed four videos posted by Jones and issued a warning that more violations could result in a ban from the video platform. While Facebook's and YouTube's community rules have similarities between them, Facebook focuses on "direct attacks" when it ...

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  • Trump touts US Senate candidate Hawley in KC
Trump touts US Senate candidate Hawley in KC

Trump released a statement Monday evening saying, "Mr. Wilkie has dedicated his life to serving his country with honor and pride". Calling the accord as an "embarrassment" that was "defective at its core", the US President then warned of severe consequences if Iran resumed its nuclear programme.

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  • White House says Trump ‘open’ to visiting Moscow
White House says Trump ‘open’ to visiting Moscow

Turning to efforts to resolve conflicts in the Middle East, Putin said: "Will we talk about these issues at the highest political level, or do we think it's a secondary issue?" Mr Putin added: "Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said".

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  • Israel responds to fatal knife attack with new settler homes
Israel responds to fatal knife attack with new settler homes

The attacker, identified as Mohammed Tareq Dar Yousef, 17, by family members was shot and killed at the scene Thursday night. A Palestinian entered the Israeli settlement of Adam in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, stabbed three Israelis, killing one of them, and was then fatally shot, the Israeli military said.

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  • Heatwave in Japan kills 65 people in one week
Heatwave in Japan kills 65 people in one week

The agency also said a total of 80 people have died from the heat since the beginning of July, and over 35,000 have been hospitalised. The fatalities were recorded in 28 of the 47 prefectures in a seven-day period through Sunday as most of the Japanese archipelago experienced unusually high temperatures , according to the Fire and Disaster Manag...

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