• Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September
Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

A trip by the South's President Moon Jae-in to the North's capital would be the first such visit for more than a decade, as the diplomatic thaw on and around the peninsula builds. North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and long-range missiles and to be closing in on the ability to reliably target anywhere on the US mainla...

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  • Man charged with manslaughter in ‘stand your ground’ case
Man charged with manslaughter in ‘stand your ground’ case

The State Attorney conducted a review of the shooting and made a decision to charge 47-year-old Michael Drejka, the gunman, with manslaughter, deputies said . On July 19, Drejka got in a fight with McGlockton's girlfriend over a parking spot. "I have full faith that this truth will prevail to punish this cold-blooded killer who angrily created the...

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  • Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya's Rift Valley
Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya's Rift Valley

The agency named the dead man as Chang Ming Chuang , 66, and the survivor as Wu Peng Te , 62. A second tourist was injured in the incident on Saturday night and received treatment in the local hospital in Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi , the Kenya wildlife service said in a statement.

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  • Asian, European stocks tumble as Turkish lira sinks further
Asian, European stocks tumble as Turkish lira sinks further

But the lira has been falling consistently over the past year as markets fear for the president's increasing control over the economy. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey , July 25, 2018.

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  • Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister
Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister

Despite opposition from European allies, US President Trump in May pulled the United States out of a deal between world powers and Tehran under which global sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. administration blames Iran for fomenting instability in the Middle East and encouraging terrorism. But last wee...

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  • Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US
Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US

In remarks carried by state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "along with sanctions, Americans have recently raised two more options, war and talks". "The corrupt people (officials) should be punished firmly", Khamenei said on Monday. There have been widespread protests and strikes in recent weeks over high prices, unemployment and stru...

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  • FBI Fires Peter Strzok, The Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts
FBI Fires Peter Strzok, The Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts

Former agent Peter Strzok (struhk) was removed from Mueller's team a year ago after the text messages were discovered. He insisted that the texts - including ones in which he called Trump a "disaster" and said "We'll stop" a Trump candidacy - did not reflect political bias and had not affected his investigations.

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  • Ayatollah Khamenei says mismanagement hurts Irani economy more than U.S. sanctions
Ayatollah Khamenei says mismanagement hurts Irani economy more than U.S. sanctions

The United States reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, with Trump threatening to penalise businesses from third countries that continue to operate in the Islamic Republic. There have been widespread protests and strikes in recent weeks over high prices, unemployment and the wider management of the economy. Washington had said I...

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  • Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait
Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait

Trump said in a tweet late Friday a new NAFTA deal with Mexico is "coming along nicely", but that Canada "must wait". Will tax cars if we can't make a deal!' The same post referenced NAFTA talks between the USA and Mexico saying "Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely and Canada must wait".

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  • Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word
Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word

Kelly describes as "integrity violations". Manigault Newman told Todd that she made the recordings of conversations because "this is a White House where everybody lies" and "you have to have your back". She said: "It confirmed what I feared the most: that Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engagin...

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  • Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’
Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’

The reason given was to protect White House "security systems". Don't miss out on the latest news and information. "Who in their right mind thinks it's appropriate to secretly record the White House chief of staff in the Situation Room?" Another surprising tidbit of information that came from this interview with Chuck Todd is that Manig...

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  • Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib
Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib

This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets shows Syrian White Helmet civil defence workers extinguishing a fire at the scene of an explosion that hit a five-storey building in the village of Sarmada, near the Turkish border on Sunday, Aug.

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  • Baltimore cop suspended after brutal attack on unarmed man in viral video
Baltimore cop suspended after brutal attack on unarmed man in viral video

The second officer approaches and appears to grab the other officer, who stops punching and pushes the man's head down with his elbow, the video shows. A federal investigation a year ago found Baltimore law enforcement has patterns of excessive use of force, racial profiling, and unconstitutional policing.

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  • Virginia Declares State of Emergency Amid Anniversary of Charlottesville Riots
Virginia Declares State of Emergency Amid Anniversary of Charlottesville Riots

What is this protest about? But a heavy police presence frustrated the activists, who called it an overcompensation for last year's events. But on Saturday, Charlottesville appeared more contemplative than chaotic. Outside Washington, "anti-racist" activists plan to rally in Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia. The white n...

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  • Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats
Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

A living wage, a vehicle, a lovely house to live in - bills paid - with a terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea, just a short walk from a pristine beach on the Greek island of Syros . According to an interview Mrs Bowell's husband Richard Bowell gave to The Telegraph , the couple have received over 3,000 applications from caretaker-hopefuls, includi...

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  • Data recorder recovered from plane stolen and crashed near Seattle
Data recorder recovered from plane stolen and crashed near Seattle

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office is in possession of the remains. It says he was born in Key West, Florida, and moved to Wasilla, Alaska, when he was 7 years old, and that one of the benefits of working for an airline was flight benefits, which "were my last hope of seeing my beloved family and state on a regular basis".

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  • Euro nears 13-month low after Turkish lira slides
Euro nears 13-month low after Turkish lira slides

He said the fall in the lira was caused by a plot and did not reflect the country's economic state. The Turkish lira dropped as much as 11% against the dollar in morning trading in Asia. "We will say bye bye to those, who sacrifice their strategic partnership and alliance with a country of 81 million people on the altar of their relations with ...

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  • Nobel Prize victor V S Naipaul passes away
Nobel Prize victor V S Naipaul passes away

Awarding him the Nobel, the Swedish Academy said he was a "literary circumnavigator, only ever really at home in himself, in his inimitable voice". The Nobel Prize in literature committee awarded Sir Vidia for "having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories".

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  • Erdogan calls U.S. sanctions an 'operation,' as Lira drops to record 7.22
Erdogan calls U.S. sanctions an 'operation,' as Lira drops to record 7.22

Erdogan's remarks came a day after US President Donald Trump ramped up his attack on Turkey by doubling US tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. Trump is reported to have discussed his case with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the phone. "Interest rates should be kept to a mini...

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  • Donald Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott
Donald Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

In an interview with President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday, CNN's Jake Tapper sought to get to the bottom of what President Trump did or did not say to fired FBI Director James Comey about the investigation of former National Security Adviser Gen.

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