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Global News VFF President extends sympathy over Laos dam collapse
Author: 0 VFF President extends sympathy over Laos dam collapse

The South Korean firm said it had sent a crisis team to the site, dispatching helicopters, boats and rescue workers. District governor Bounhom Phommasane told English language newspaper the Vientiane Times that said more than 3,000 people still "require rescue".

Global News Palestinian teen killed at scene after stabbing Israelis in settlement
Author: 0 Palestinian teen killed at scene after stabbing Israelis in settlement

The 31-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, a hospital spokesman said. The attacker was shot and killed at the scene Thursday. On Tuesday, Israel partially reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, after a two-week closure prompted by border tensions and incendiary kites had sparked fears of a severe fuel shortage in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.

Global News Trump admin may have deported hundreds of parents without kids
Author: 0 Trump admin may have deported hundreds of parents without kids

Meanwhile, the ACLU is asking the federal judge for a new deadline of August 1 for more information on the reunifications which would the government's feet to the fire. Some were told their children couldn't attend court hearings and would be waiting afterward, while others, she said, were told their daughters must attend an orientation session.

Global News Japan's heat wave drives up food prices, prison inmate dies
Author: 0 Japan's heat wave drives up food prices, prison inmate dies

At least 65 people have died in the blistering heat since early July, but the actual figure is thought to be much higher. He described the heatwave as "a threat to life and we recognise it as a natural disaster". More than 300 children and elderly people had been expected. Japan's disaster management agency urged people to stay in air-conditioned spaces, drink water and rest to prevent heat exhaustion.

Global News Sessions defends deputy Rosenstein after impeachment move
Author: 0 Sessions defends deputy Rosenstein after impeachment move

Law&Crime reported 12 days ago that House Republicans led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) of the House Freedom Caucus and Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep . "I think that's going to be the topic of discussion throughout August at townhalls ... pressure will build", Massie predicted. "Do I support the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein? ".

Global News Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras
Author: 0 Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras

Mahmoud Sarhan recently visited Cairo's International Garden municipal park when he spotted something he thought was not entirely right with two zebras in a pen. "I knew the shape of zebras, so it was easy to know". And, a zoo in Henan province in 2013 hoped guests wouldn't notice that its African lion exhibit was actually home to a Tibetan mastiff dog.

Global News Turkey’s lira plummets after central bank fails to lift interest rate
Author: 0 Turkey’s lira plummets after central bank fails to lift interest rate

Erdogan, who has been a long-time advocate of alternative economic theories that favour lower rates, assumed more control of policy after constitutional changes empowering his office went into effect on June 24. The lira lost 3.5 per cent in value against the dollar in the first few hours after Albayrak's new role was announced. Policy makers unexpectedly held the benchmark one-week repo rate at 17.75% on Tuesday, but the yield in the secondary market surged 184 basis points.

Global News Ryan: Putin won't get invite to address Congress
Author: 0 Ryan: Putin won't get invite to address Congress

Prominent foreign leaders invited to Washington , D.C., often speak before Congress . At a joint news conference after their meeting, Trump gave credence to Putin's denials of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election despite the findings of the US intelligence community about Moscow's actions.

Global News North Korea could return U.S. soldiers' remains on Friday
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In 2011, President Barack Obama's administration agreed with Pyongyang to restart recovery missions, offering to pay $5,669,160 in "compensation" for services provided by North Korea. According to Cheong Wa Dae and Cabinet members, the declaration could prompt North Korea to step up denuclearization efforts, as it offers a political guarantee for North Korea's security concerns amid the denuclearization negotiations.

Global News Russia Blasts US Rejection of Crimean Annexation
Author: 0 Russia Blasts US Rejection of Crimean Annexation

Despite the criticism over his Helsinki summit, Trump later invited Putin to visit the White House , initially saying it would happen in the fall. "I want to assure this committee that the United States does not and will not recognize the Kremlin's purported annexation of Crimea", he said emphatically.

Global News Judge agrees five Manafort trial witnesses may testify with immunity
Author: 0 Judge agrees five Manafort trial witnesses may testify with immunity

Ellis said he had conferred with prosecutors and agreed to compel five anonymous witnesses to testify at the trial, and Mueller's office has agreed to grant them immunity from prosecution. The trial scheduled to start on Wednesday involves 16 counts including bank and tax fraud and failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

Global News Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station
Author: 0 Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station

BART authorities received an anonymous tip Monday night informing that the suspect, 27-year-old John Lee Cowell , had been spotted on another BART train. The victims were black and Cowell is white. "Up to this point, we do not have any information that suggests it is race-motivated, but we can not discount it at this time", he said.

Global News US threatens sanctions unless Turkey releases American pastor
Author: 0 US threatens sanctions unless Turkey releases American pastor

US officials had been under the impression that the deal was in place, the source said, adding that when Brunson was not released, Pence spoke with Trump and the two agreed harsh new policy measures were needed to force the issue. Pence highlighted cases of religious repression in Nicaragua, Iran, China and Myanmar. Erdoğan has previously linked his fate to that of Gülen, whose extradition from the United States has been a long-held demand of Turkish authorities.

Global News Dramatic Protest By Swedish Student Prevents Asylum Seeker Deportation
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The video had been viewed more than 2.5 million times as of Wednesday morning. Eventually the Afghan man is taken off the flight to applause, and Ms Ersson follows. "You have sent us all a message to stand up in what we believe in and not shy away from what is right". Elin broadcast her protest live on Facebook in which she refused to sit down on Tuesday - recording disgruntled passengers and airline staff ordering her to take her seat.

Global News Israel's strike hit Islamic State terrorists in Syria - Russian defense ministry
Author: 0 Israel's strike hit Islamic State terrorists in Syria - Russian defense ministry

The head of the Sweida provincial health authority told the pro-Damascus Sham FM that 215 people were killed and 180 injured in the attack, as well as 75 Islamic State fighters. On Tuesday, the IDF fired two Patriot missiles at a Syrian Air Force jet it said violated Israel's airspace. These latest attacks occurred in the city of Sweida, near Syria's southern border with Jordan.

Global News Tini Owens loses Supreme Court divorce fight
Author: 0 Tini Owens loses Supreme Court divorce fight

Mrs Owens's solicitor Simon Beccle, a partner at London firm Payne Hicks Beach, said his client is "devastated" by today's decision "which means that she can not move forward with her life and obtain her independence from Mr Owens". She has already lost two rounds of the battle. In 2016 she failed to persuade Judge Tolson to allow her to divorce. Specialist lawyers "have long campaigned for the introduction of the "no-fault" divorce and say judges should not compel people to stay married", ...

Global News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez boosted by out-of-state donors after primary win
Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez boosted by out-of-state donors after primary win

While satire, from Swift to Colbert, is always aimed at an audience that is in on the joke - and Stuckey insisted that her fans were so familiar with Ocasio-Cortez's somewhat halting appearance on PBS that the gag would be obvious - there was ample evidence on social networks that many viewers less engrossed in political news had assumed the video was fact, not fiction.

Global News Japan air carriers dodge China-Taiwan spat with website tweak
Author: 0 Japan air carriers dodge China-Taiwan spat with website tweak

It is believed Beijing was furious that NGOs and private citizens had begun a push for a referendum on whether the national sporting team should call itself Taiwan, instead of Beijing's preferred Chinese Taipei. Taiwan's foreign ministry on Wednesday said it "most severely" condemned the Chinese government's use of political power to "crudely and unreasonably interfere with private commercial activity and worldwide companies' operations".

Global News Man explodes small device outside US Embassy in Beijing
Author: 0 Man explodes small device outside US Embassy in Beijing

There have been reports of an explosion outside the United States embassy in Beijing. The explosion happened on the street outside southeast corner of the embassy compound, the embassy said. Li said the blast happened shortly after 1 p.m.as he queued to apply for a US visa to take an exam in Los Angeles. The embassy resumed normal operations at about 1.45 p.m., it said.

Global News Trump, Juncker announce deal pulling back from US-EU trade war
Author: 0 Trump, Juncker announce deal pulling back from US-EU trade war

The affected countries have in turn targeted USA agricultural products, including soybeans, dairy, meat, produce and liquor. The first assistance is expected to be distributed by the beginning of September. It's as simple as that - and every body's talking! Remember, we are the "piggy bank" that's being robbed. "All will be Great!" Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican , said in a statement: "This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and White House's "plan" is to spend ...

Global News Cohen secretly recorded conversation with CNN anchor
Author: 0 Cohen secretly recorded conversation with CNN anchor

On the tape, you hear Cohen say. In the unwieldy tape, Cohen and Trump appear to be discussing plans to set up a shell company buy the rights to McDougal's story, which was purchased by American Media Inc. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) declared on Twitter. Trump's attorneys "don't have any problem with anybody listening to them", the source said, adding that the remaining tapes disclosed Monday contain conversations between Cohen and a third party about Trump, not direct discussions between Trump ...

Author: 0 Mercury soars to record 41.1C in Kumagaya

The morning low in Seoul was 29.2 C, a record for the country's capital, according to South Korea's weather agency. Japan recorded a new temperature record of 41.1 degree Celsius above zero. Numerous victims have been elderly people who were not using air conditioning. Climate change is not one heatwave , and it's not one hot summer - it's a pattern of changes, but we've already seen these patterns unfold, from the devastating drought in California to the record-breaking temperatures in ...

Global News Rep. Biggs thinks Trump is serious about revoking security clearances
Author: 0 Rep. Biggs thinks Trump is serious about revoking security clearances

Former FBI Director James Comey has been a fierce critic of US President Donald Trump and his administration. Mr Trump has targeted the former United States intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said , because they have "politicised and in some cases monetised their public service and security clearances , making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russian Federation or being influenced by Russia ".

Global News Trump To Give $12 Billion In Farm Aid To Offset Tariffs
Author: 0 Trump To Give $12 Billion In Farm Aid To Offset Tariffs

Trump has also imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports - a figure he has threatened to raise to $500 billion - in a dispute over Beijing's aggressive drive to supplant USA technological dominance. The EU has a huge stake in the USA industry, where European companies produce nearly 3 million cars a year, accounting for over a quarter of production in the United States.

Global News Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen
Author: 0 Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen

Giuliani confirmed on Monday that Trump's lawyers were not asserting attorney-client privilege over the tapes. "I know for a fact that this is not the only tape". The chairman of its parent company, American Media, is a friend of Trump. As mentioned before, unfaithfulness in marriage isn't a sign that someone can be trusted, but there's no denying that controversy and scandal have surrounded Donald Trump from the very beginning.

Global News Xi calls on China, South Africa to continue striving for closer ties
Author: 0 Xi calls on China, South Africa to continue striving for closer ties

It's the first meeting since the U.S. administration launched a push to rebalance trade it deemed unfair. "The worldwide community has indeed reached a new cross roads", said Xi, whose speech was directly translated into English. Last week, President Trump said he was ready to impose tariffs on all goods imported from China - worth $500bn (£380bn). The South African president also pledged to implement the consensus reached between the two sides and deepen all-round cooperation in such areas ...

Global News CNN plays audio recording of conversation between Trump and Michael Cohen
Author: 0 CNN plays audio recording of conversation between Trump and Michael Cohen

So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? Cohen can be heard on the recording saying he needs to start a company to transfer information, and says he'll need financing. Giuliani, Trump's current lawyer, says he's had an expert enhance the muffled recording. In 2011, Manigault-Newman threatened to file a lawsuit over AMI's coverage of her brother's murder.

Global News Russia Will Support Democrats in US Congressional Elections
Author: 0 Russia Will Support Democrats in US Congressional Elections

The comments by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan reflect the continuing unease among US lawmakers even within Mr. Trump's own party about his outreach to Mr. Moreover, intelligence officials have warned that Moscow is working to meddle once again in this year's congressional elections. He also said he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow .

Global News After Threats, Trump Says Ready To Negotiate 'Real' Nuclear Deal With Iran
Author: 0 After Threats, Trump Says Ready To Negotiate 'Real' Nuclear Deal With Iran

His latest outburst aimed at Iran has elicited widespread reproach, most obviously from Trump critics in the U.S. and Europe. He also praised successful Iranian-Americans such as Makan Delrahim, an assistant attorney general. "The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago", Zarif wrote in a tweet. The first round of United States sanctions on Iran goes into effect in August, followed by ones targeting Iran's oil exports in November.

Global News Thunderstorm warning issued for Lincolnshire
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An amber "heat health watch" warning has been issued for parts of England this week as the United Kingdom braces itself for the hottest day of the year so far. A heatwave alert was issued by the Met Office on Monday, warning that temperatures would rise above 30C (86F) for at least two consecutive days and remain about 15C (59F) at night.

Global News Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe
Author: 0 Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe

The documents released over the weekend were part of intelligence officials' application for a warrant to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Asked whether Nunes wanted to comment on the release of the surveillance materials and the ways they appeared to contradict his February statements , a spokesperson for the Intelligence Committee said in an email that he did not.

Global News Greece fires: At least 74 dead, hundreds rescued
Author: 0 Greece fires: At least 74 dead, hundreds rescued

A woman stands amid the charred remains of burned-out cars in Mati. "Trees were falling everywhere, I was so scared", she told CBS News. "At this stage, the Greek authorities are saying they have gained control of the fires". Tsipras said "all emergency forces have been mobilised" to battle fires along at least three fronts. Other fires raged west of Athens in Kineta, and to the north around the town of Pendeli and Kalamos.

Global News UK’s May taking personal control of Brexit talks
Author: 0 UK’s May taking personal control of Brexit talks

The ministry led by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab , ostensibly the public face of the negotiations, will instead focus on domestic preparations for Brexit, including the risk of reaching no deal. The 38-page white paper sets out plans for an EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill to be brought forward after Parliament has approved a deal reached during ongoing negotiations in Brussels, to ensure its implementation in time for the March 29 2019 date of Brexit.

Global News Michael Cohen Not Seeking Pardon From Donald Trump, Attorney Lanny Davis Says
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Not Seeking Pardon From Donald Trump, Attorney Lanny Davis Says

Second, why did Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis think releasing the tape to CNN would help his client? Cohen has long claimed his loyalty to Trump was unbreakable - most famously saying "I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president" - but in an exclusive interview earlier this month with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Cohen signaled a willingness to cooperate with investigators.

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