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Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Donald Trump Jr meeting

The report did not name the lobbyist, but did say he holds dual citizenship with the United States and Russia. The White House's response to Trump Jr.'s emails was apparently complicated by Trump Jr.'s own misleading statements. "But we of course support the President ". Most recently, he has been working with Veselnitskaya against the Magnitsky Act. My guess is that it's a bit more valuable than a lousy drawing. Read More »

China says upholds United Nations sanctions as North Korea trade rises

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The Obama administration distributed federal funds to the USA government-backed Voice of America and Radio Free Asia from October 2016 to produce programs for a North Korean audience about consumer riches and rosy lifestyles in the West. It also seeks to blacklist the top 10 Chinese importers of North Korean items. Artillery dating back to the Second World war, which the North has plenty of, can easily reach Seoul and create untold carnage, with very little that could be done to prevent it. Read More »

China's Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies in Custody

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On July 13, Liu Xiaobo , China's most outspoken dissident, died of liver cancer after receiving medical parole from a jail sentence awarded in 2008. RSF accuses firstly Hu Jintao, who was president when Liu Xiaobo was arrested and tried, and his successor, the current president, Xi Jinping , a predator of press freedom. Read More »

Venus goes past Konta - to face Muguruza in Wimbledon Finals

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It's not a given but I'll give it my all. At 37-years-old, a victory would make Venus the oldest Wimbledon champion since 1908. It was truly magnificent, the support that I had. Early in the first game of the second set, it was clear Konta didn't stand a chance. "She played so well, no point was easy", added Venus . Then she promptly broke Magdalena's serve and won her own with a forceful forehand that elicited an error from her opponent. Read More »

Several reportedly shot in Jerusalem's holiest site

The sacred site is revered by both Muslims and Jews , known respectively as the Noble Sanctuary and the Temple Mount . Sitawe, who hailed from the Druze town of Maghar, joined the Israel Police in 2012 and has since served in a unit guarding the Temple Mount. Read More »

Tour de France - stage 12: Bardet victor, Aru yellow

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I can only say congratulations to Romain Bardet for winning the stage and also to Fabio Aru for taking the yellow jersey. It is the second time in his career that Froome has lost the yellow jersey mid-race, having lost it after stage four in 2015. Read More »

Emmys 2017 Nomination Snubs - Who Was Left Off List

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Drama series: "Better Call Saul"; "The Crown"; "The Handmaid's Tale"; "House Of Cards"; "Stranger Things"; "This Is Us"; " Westworld ". And Alec Baldwin won dual nominations , for hosting ABC's The Match Game revival and as best supporting comedy actor for playing Donald Trump on SNL . Read More »

US Democrats Introduce New Sanctions Bill Against Iran

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian interference with the USA election, as are at least four congressional committees . Democrats were predictably furious. The Senate approved a technical fix after House Republicans said it ran afoul of a requirement that all bills dealing with revenue originate in the House. Read More »

GOP ready to try pushing new health bill through Senate

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Under the bill, states with premiums that are at least 75 percent of the national average would qualify to keep one percent of the legislation's long-term insurance stability fund. This includes $45 billion for fighting drug addiction. The previous version only offered $2 billion. "AARP also remains alarmed at the Senate bill's drastic Medicaid cuts". Read More »

A British court is considering 'new evidence' in the Baby Charlie case

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Because of the laws under the Britsh National Health Service, Charlie's parents are not allowed to take their son to other doctors unless the hospital doctors give permission. called nucleoside bypass therapy . But, unlike his parents, it does not believe that Charlie can be helped. He is now on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street Hospital , where doctors say he can not breathe, see, hear or cry. Read More »

White House: Dems Are The Real Colluders

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The former diplomat suggested not everything depends on Trump and Putin, but a lot does as it also depends on numerous other people doing their work. Trump says what his son did was normal. "Yes, it's what cable news is obsessed with". President Trump has joined French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day. Read More »

Venus smashes path to final

Konta was playing in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time . "Sometimes I really was great, and she played even better". Before Thursday's Centre Court clash, Rybarikova had won 17 out of 18 matches on grass this year, albeit at lower-level tournaments (in Surbiton, Ilkley and Nottingham), after returning from a long-term injury layoff. Read More »

Uber admits defeat again, this time in Russian Federation

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Didi invested $1 billion into Uber (last valued at almost $70 billion) and Uber received a 17.7% stake in Didi in that deal, which valued the combined China operations at $35 billion. According to the release from Uber and Yandex , "For the foreseeable future, the Uber and Yandex brands and rider apps will continue to operate, while the driver apps will be integrated after the transaction closes". Read More »

Trump: Putin could have been better off if Clinton won US election

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He said the president had not been aware of Trump Jr. 's June 2016 meeting and didn't find out about his son's email exchange until "very recently". The hits just keep on coming. The elder Trump also bashed the mainstream media. But nothing happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting. Read More »

New GOP Health Plan Seeks Conservative Support

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Proponents of the Cruz amendment claim it expands consumer choice. But at least nine Senate Republicans - including conservatives and moderates - have publicly opposed the original version of the bill, according to CBS News . "If you vote "no" on this bill , it essentially is a vote for Obamacare because that's what we're going to be left with", Texas Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told reporters on Thursday, there is no additional money. Read More »

Trump's Claim Of Ignorance On Son's Russian Meeting 'Strains Credibility — Dem Senator

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But this is all getting rather confusing. Trump Jr . had previously called the June 2016 meeting a "short introductory meeting" that focussed on the issue of child adoption. "He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer". " That's what Putin doesn't like about me", the president added. What other meetings with Russians, whether formal or incidental encounters, do you recall during the course of the campaign? He said Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping both look out for their ... Read More »

A surprising amount of hidden GOP consensus on health care

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Cruz earlier told media that he did not know whether the bill would include his amendment , and if it is not, he would vote against the motion to proceed on the bill. The revised bill grew out of the controversy over the Senate's first attempt to repeal the ACA, also known as Obamacare. "What a shame", he wrote for the far-right website Breitbart . Read More »

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather continue war of words in Toronto

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Since this week's initial epic media press conference, Conor has flooded his IG with memorable moments. "Hell no. You f-king weasel and you f-king b-ch". McGregor, who was on welfare in Ireland less than five years ago, seemed a bit in awe of the grandness of the stage. "The man doesn't even f**king read!" said McGregor. Read More »

I confronted Putin over Russian meddling — President Trump

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The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to ask Paul Manafort , President Trump's former campaign chairman, to testify about about Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting a Russian attorney that was arranged last June on the pretext of exposing damaging information about Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Looking For Details On Syria Ceasefire? Don't Ask US Military

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Quneitra is important to Israel because it presses against the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights, a strategic area Israel captured from Syria in their war in 1967. Elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces, as well as Iranian militias and fighters from Hizbollah, have played a central role in the latest fighting in Manshiyyeh, according to rebel intelligence assessments. Read More »

Pak PM's daughter forged papers: Probe

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The court ordered that its copies should be provided to the parties in the case, including Sharif family. The report alleges the Sharifs' businesses alone are not enough to explain the family's wealth, which includes flats in an upscale London borough. Read More »

Chinese dissident, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

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Asked whether the Chinese government had contributed to Liu's death by preventing him from receiving treatment for late-stage liver cancer overseas, Ai said: "China showed how brutal its society can be". Liu, who is reportedly being held under guard, has asked to be flown out of China for treatment in either Germany or the US. US oncologist Joseph Herman from the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center and German doctor Markus Buchler of Heidelberg University said last week that ... Read More »

Trump Meeting With French President Macron In Paris

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Macron, elected in May, has called for giving the euro zone a single finance minister and a common budget - a proposal that has been met with caution by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and suspicion in Berlin that German taxpayers might be left having to shoulder common debts. Read More »

House Democrats press Sessions about Russian lawyer's role

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The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump's inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under "extraordinary circumstances" before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president's eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews . Read More »

Roger Federer points way for battle-scarred Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic

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Federer won the Australian Open seeded 17th, beating four top 10 players on his way to his 18th major. Dimitrov, the 15th seed made the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year and lasted nearly five hours against Rafael Nadal , so for Federer to serve at a high percentage, win a majority of net points and blast Dimitrov off the court is impressive to say the least. Read More »

NASA releases new images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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NASA's official Tumblr shows off previously submitted images from the public and explains how people can personalize the newly shared images . It has shrunk considerably over the past century and by 2040 is predicted to move from an oval to a circular storm - still a massive feature of the planet . Read More »

Canada lifted rates, and its dollar went nuts

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In effect, the variable rate should be around 2.20 % to 2.50 %, with the rise, while the fixed rate is expected to range from 2.49 % and 2,99%. The Euro (EUR) to Canadian Dollar ( CAD ) exchange rate has fluctuated today as the Euro was strengthened by domestic stimuli whilst the Canadian Dollar was buffeted by an increasingly volatile oil market. Read More »

Trump Jr.'s Russia emails could trigger probe under election law

Look at the Trumpkin with his ready-made talking point. Brett Bruen studied Russian influence operations for Obama's National Security Council following the invasion of Ukraine. We have a Supreme Court judge already confirmed. I don't know, but you don't care. But Trump is no Humphrey or Kennedy. Often, he says, the rope is a friendly, innocuous-seeming middleman, encouraged to pull a target into conversation. Read More »