• Abe, Trump speak about North Korea
Abe, Trump speak about North Korea

Previously, Reuters said that a report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of United Nations sanctions had been submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee, saying that Pyongyang has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs.

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  • China Says Must 'Counter-Attack' Latest US Tariffs
China Says Must 'Counter-Attack' Latest US Tariffs

This week's talks also are taking place as hundreds of executives and officials from USA companies, trade groups and other entities have descended on Washington to weigh in on the administration's planned tariffs on the additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

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  • Attorney General Sessions Said To Be On Thin Ice (Again) With Trump
Attorney General Sessions Said To Be On Thin Ice (Again) With Trump

Trump also renewed his criticism of Sessions, blaming him for what he called corruption at the Department of Justice. Why not use Justice Department lawyers? However, Rohrabacher warns against the president firing Sessions over possible political backlash which could follow.

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  • Australia Gets A New Prime Minister
Australia Gets A New Prime Minister

Trump's call with Morrison follows a congratulatory tweet from the president Friday night. Relations between Trump and Turnbull started badly in February 2017 when Trump berated the Australian leader over a bilateral refugee agreement before abruptly ending their telephone conversation, according to a leaked transcript of the call.

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  • Palestinians: US cut aid to force relinquishing Jerusalem
Palestinians: US cut aid to force relinquishing Jerusalem

The funding decision comes after a similar decision last week in which the State Department announced it was going to redirect $230 million in aid that had been planned for stabilization programs in liberated areas of Syria. UNRWA and the Palestinians have warned that cuts could exacerbate hardship in Gaza, an enclave that has been under Israeli an...

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  • US State Dept Travel Warning Issued After 8 Bodies Found in Cancun
US State Dept Travel Warning Issued After 8 Bodies Found in Cancun

The State Department lists it as a "Level Two: Exercise Increased Caution" on its four-level scale, and while it notes an increase in homicides since 2016, it says that "most" of them "appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations" and "turf battles between criminal groups".

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  • Thomas Cook Evacuates 300 Brits From Hotel After Death Of Two Guests
Thomas Cook Evacuates 300 Brits From Hotel After Death Of Two Guests

Kelly Ormerod, who discovered her parents seriously ill after they did not emerge from their room on Tuesday morning, has said she believes that " something suspicious " happened to them. Customers due to arrive in the hotel in the next four weeks will be offered alternative options. Tour operator Thomas Cook, who chose to remove all its customer...

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  • Trump's finance chief Allen Weisselberg is granted immunity from prosecution
Trump's finance chief Allen Weisselberg is granted immunity from prosecution

Jerry George, a former National Enquirer bureau chief, outlined the damaging stories about President Donald Trump that he says are locked away at the tabloid magazine's vault. He was was also treasurer of The Donald J. Trump Foundation, the President's charity organization previously accused of violating NY state laws. "Weisselberg...surely k...

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  • Scott Morrison in as new prime minister of Australia
Scott Morrison in as new prime minister of Australia

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday he had spoken with President Donald Trump and been congratulated by the USA leader, who got off to a famously rocky start with former premier Malcolm Turnbull . An Australia supporter, however, thanked Trump "for what you do for this world". "I'm sorry. You deserve better than numero...

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  • Arrival of Pope Francis in Ireland brings 'mixed emotions'
Arrival of Pope Francis in Ireland brings 'mixed emotions'

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and the first minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly before its collapse, declined an invitation to meet Francis , citing a family holiday. Pope Francis will also pray for abuse victims before a candle in St Mary's cathedral in Dublin on Saturday. The pope, who traveled through Dublin...

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  • Drug tunnel to Mexico found in abandoned KFC restaurant
Drug tunnel to Mexico found in abandoned KFC restaurant

On August 13, police in Arizona stopped Ivan Lopez and found 18 kilograms of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, three kilograms of fentanyl, 13 kilograms of white heroin and six kilograms of brown heroin in his truck. But once agents got down that entryway and into the 590-foot tunnel, which is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 22 feet deep, t...

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  • Trump Organization could face criminal charges from Manhattan D.A.
Trump Organization could face criminal charges from Manhattan D.A.

The DA's consideration of pursuing charges against the Trump Organization was first reported by the New York Times . The Post added that documents released as part of Cohen's plea deal with federal prosecutors "point to two unnamed Trump Organization employees who prosecutors say approved the payments - with one executive instructing an em...

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  • Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials
Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized the importance of further strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States based on mutual trust and mutual benefit. Earlier in the day, while taking to micro-blogging site, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs had tweeted,"Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect state...

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  • South Africa Rejects Donald Trump's Farm 'Seizure' Claims
South Africa Rejects Donald Trump's Farm 'Seizure' Claims

President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday night that the South African government was "seizing land" from white farmers , who he claimed to be the subject of large-scale killings . South Africa can now seize land for public interests, similar to eminent domain doctrines found in many countries. Their stance is that section 25 of the constit...

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  • Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge
Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge

He said Dutton had yet to prove he has majority backing from the Liberal Party - a requirement for him to force another meeting to have a second crack at the top job ahead of national elections due by mid-2019. Australia sends many asylum-seekers coming by boat to detention centers outside of the country. They were either sent back to where t...

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  • Preliminary Autopsy Reveals How Police Believe Mollie Tibbetts Died
Preliminary Autopsy Reveals How Police Believe Mollie Tibbetts Died

A Republican fundraiser whose firm works for several prominent immigration hardliners is the partial owner of the land where the Mexican man accused of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts lived rent-free. Apple, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the USA and other countries. Rivera's attorney, Allan Richards...

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  • FACT CHECK: Trump's Misguided Defense Of Cohen Payments
FACT CHECK: Trump's Misguided Defense Of Cohen Payments

Trump made the claim without offering any evidence. Cohen had said Tuesday he secretly used shell companies to make payments used to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels for the objective of influencing the 2016 election.

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  • President Trump Abandons North Korea Nuclear Talks, Blames China
President Trump Abandons North Korea Nuclear Talks, Blames China

Despite the cancellation, Trump sent his "warmest regards and respect" to Kim and said he looks "forward to seeing him soon!" The announcement comes a day after Pompeo named a Stephen Biegun - a senior executive with the Ford Motor Company - to be the State Department's special representative for North Korea.

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  • U.S. Rep. Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds
U.S. Rep. Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds

Margaret Hunter was also indicted along with her husband on Tuesday. The group of demonstrators, organized by Indivisible San Diego, wore furry bunny ears and held signs that said "Crooked Duncan" and "Ethics and Integrity Matter". Hunter and his wife were accused this week by the Justice Department of misusing thousands of dollars in campaign fu...

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  • New leader is evangelical Christian who turned back migrant boats
New leader is evangelical Christian who turned back migrant boats

Morrison and Bishop, who are both from Turnbull's moderate wing of the party, stood against Dutton in a bid to nullify his conservative alliance. Party members voted 45-40 in favor of Morrison over Peter Dutton , a former Cabinet minister who mounted an unsuccessful challenge against Turnbull's leadership earlier this week.

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