• Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin invites Donald Trump to Russian Federation

States, Putin said: "I am ready to go to Washington". I am ready for that. Interfax quoted Putin as saying he is ready to visit Washington "if the appropriate conditions are created there". Trump is hardly in a strong position because "the Helsinki summit was such a fiasco", said James Goldgeier of the Council on Foreign Relations. The pair m...

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  • Trump and Putin raise possibilities of another meeting
Trump and Putin raise possibilities of another meeting

BRICS is made up of five of the world's major developing economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In February this year delegates of the IAPA and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) of the United States met in Washington with legislators, judges, former officials, academics, leaders of opinion and journalists...

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  • I can't vote for Mnangagwa, says Mugabe
I can't vote for Mnangagwa, says Mugabe

He was coy about endorsing a candidate ahead of the election in which the former deputy that he fired, President Emmerson Mnangagawa, faces a 40-year-old lawyer and pastor, Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa is also being supported by a number of former Zanu PF politicians that were expelled from the party for backing Mugabe. "I say no, no, no".

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  • Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians
Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

Trump". And if his signals are aimed at Trump, they've largely served to infuriate the president. On the recording, released by Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis, Trump can be heard discussing the payment of hush money to Playboy model Karen McDougal , who says she had a months-long affair with Trump in 2006.

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  • Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Indonesia, at least 3 dead
Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Indonesia, at least 3 dead

Lalu Onank/Social Media via Reuters In this image made from video released by Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency, damage caused by an early morning quake is seen on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. The island is not far from the tourist destination of Bali, but no damage or casualties have been reported there. The quake...

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  • Ethiopians in Addis Ababa, Gondar demand justice for slain dam engineer
Ethiopians in Addis Ababa, Gondar demand justice for slain dam engineer

Semegnew Bekele was shot in the head from behind, police chief Zeynu Jemal said. "He died of a gunshot just under his left ear and a pistol was found near his right hand in the auto". Simegnew project-managed the Grand Renaissance Dam that is being built along the Nile river. He had been overseeing the project since the dam's construction began in ...

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  • Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison: Spokesperson
Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison: Spokesperson

The 17-year-old served an eight-month prison term for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers . An Israel Prison Service spokesperson said Tamimi had left the Sharon prison and was enroute to the West Bank, where her family are veterans of protests against an Israeli settlement near their home.

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  • Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Lombok region of Indonesia
Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Lombok region of Indonesia

Disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the number of casualties could increase as information is still being collected from across the island. "All my neighbours also ran outside and the electricity was suddenly cut off", he told AFP. At the Katamaran Hotel & Resort in Senggigi beach, some 30 guests gathered in the hotel l...

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  • Bus falls into gorge in western India; more than 30 feared dead
Bus falls into gorge in western India; more than 30 feared dead

He said 33 passengers died in the accident, which took place at around 12.30pm. According to the authorities, 34 people, including two drivers, were travelling in the 40-seater bus. Later, three more succumbed to their injuries at the PHC Dhumakot, where the injured were immediately rushed after rescue teams reached the spot. The state government...

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  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal McCarrick

The Vatican said in a statement that Cardinal McCarrick had sent his resignation letter to the pope last nightnight. The McCarrick case posed a test of the pontiff's recently declared resolve to battle what he called a "culture of cover-up" of similar abuses in the Catholic church's hierarchy.

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  • Total lunar eclipse from today
Total lunar eclipse from today

A "blood moon " eclipse is seen over the roof of the Chambord Castle in Chambord, France on July 27, 2018 . The total lunar eclipse happens Friday afternoon (our time), and will last around one hour and 45 minutes. The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of its orbit means it normally passes above or below the Earth...

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  • State of readiness ahead of Zimbabwe elections - Chriselda Lewis
State of readiness ahead of Zimbabwe elections - Chriselda Lewis

The race has narrowed between President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe deputy, and opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa. "We call on the authorities - and political parties and their supporters - to ensure that the elections are not marred by such acts", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) said in a statement .

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  • Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police clash at Temple Mount
Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police clash at Temple Mount

The compound was reopened in the early evening, with worshippers flooding in to pray, according to an AFP photographer. Images posted online showed worshippers praying outside in the Old City of Jerusalem to oppose the closure. A journalist working with RT was caught in a tear gas attack as she covered the clashes along the Gaza border. "Fift...

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  • Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol car
Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol car

Despite Estrada's apparent attempt to flee once the patrol vehicle pulled over along the road's shoulder, police were able to stop his efforts and detain him. The officer driving the auto radioed for help and kept going. Estrada was booked into Taylor County Jail and is being held on bonds totaling $680,000, according to KTXS-TV .

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  • Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head
Colombia drug gang reportedly puts $70G hit on dog's head

She is reportedly transported to and from the airport in a van with tinted windows, flanked by two armed officers. Sombra worked inside the cargo hold of El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. "Sombra the German shepherd has become the terror of criminal organizations, " a recent story in Colombia's El Espectador newspaper proclaimed. The big...

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  • An odd couple at a D.C. airport: Mueller and Trump Jr
An odd couple at a D.C. airport: Mueller and Trump Jr

This would mean Trump asked Comey to back off Flynn, who he knew committed a crime. That treasure trove of tweets is of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller , The New York Times reported Thursday , as he looks for information to determine whether Trump and his campaign aided in Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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  • Putin invites Trump to Moscow
Putin invites Trump to Moscow

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the economy while delivering remarks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2018 . President Putin on Friday announced that he is inviting Trump to visit Moscow for a meeting . "He is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation ", White House press secretary ...

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  • Japan Executes Six More Members of Doomsday Cult
Japan Executes Six More Members of Doomsday Cult

The following are brief descriptions of three major criminal cases involving the AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult. The group's most notorious crime was the subway attack in 1995 that killed 13 and sickened 6,000 people and caused panic during the morning commute.

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  • Taliban Kabul Blast Kills Four Afghan Intelligence Officers
Taliban Kabul Blast Kills Four Afghan Intelligence Officers

The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility shortly after the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack through its spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, who identified the suicide bomber as Ahmad Ghaznawi and confirmed the convoy was their intended target.

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  • Majority Of Voters Now Back A Second Brexit Referendum, Poll Shows
Majority Of Voters Now Back A Second Brexit Referendum, Poll Shows

In contrast, the European Central Bank backed investor expectations for a 10 basis point hike only in October 2019, its first since 2011. Barnier said any customs arrangement or union "must respect this principle". He highlighted agreement on security measures and said both sides wanted a wide-ranging free trade deal. "We have no objection in...

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