• Makeup and pig's blood: Russian reporter describes his faked assassination in Kiev
Makeup and pig's blood: Russian reporter describes his faked assassination in Kiev

Ukrainian authorities said the staging of Babchenko's death was done to foil a real plan to kill him. Ethical questions were also raised in the wider journalism community. News that he was alive brought a mixture of relief and praise for the Ukrainian security services, including from President Petro Poroshenko , but a backlash from certain ...

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  • Economist calls Trump's new tariffs start of a 'psychopath's trade war'
Economist calls Trump's new tariffs start of a 'psychopath's trade war'

She added her voice to calls for British and European products to be exempt from the charges, saying they contributed to USA national security projects. Canada has responded to the steel and aluminum tariffs with $16.6 billion in planned countermeasures, which includes surtaxes aimed to hit major industries in some high-profile Republican distric...

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  • Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea
Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

China's state-run Global Times newspaper said in an editorial that tension in the South China Sea was "due to the U.S. continuing to increase its military presence in the region, forcing China to naturally upgrade its defensive weapons on the islands".

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  • Kim Jong-un sends a letter to President Trump
Kim Jong-un sends a letter to President Trump

President Trump has wanted the meeting to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons in return for relief from economic sanctions. Kim says he is committed to "denuclearization" in some form, but he is expected to demand security guarantees - one of which could be an formal end to the conflict with the US and South Korea.

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  • Russian Federation gives 'green light' for Israeli action against Iran in Syria
Russian Federation gives 'green light' for Israeli action against Iran in Syria

In an interview with Russia's RT worldwide broadcaster, Assad said he would negotiate with fighters backed on the ground by Washington, but would reclaim territory they control by force if necessary, whether or not American troops supported them.

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  • Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation
Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Israel said it hit dozens of military targets in Gaza on Tuesday in response to a barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas and allies Islamic Jihad, in the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. "We will be committed to these understandings as long as the occupation is committed to it, " he said in a statement , refe...

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  • Wildwood mayor says woman arrested on beach 'by far the aggressor'
Wildwood mayor says woman arrested on beach 'by far the aggressor'

However, the footage released by Wildwood police does not show Weinman insulting officers or spitting at them until she has been pinned down. An attorney for Weinman told the publication that the charges against her are exaggerated. On the video, the woman is seen arguing with the officers, who approached her after seeing alcohol nearby. Wildwo...

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  • Iranian and Hezbollah forces are reportedly withdrawing from southern Syria
Iranian and Hezbollah forces are reportedly withdrawing from southern Syria

President Donald Trump has said he is keen to pull the troops out as soon as possible, but the US military has persuaded him to allow them to remain at least until a last pocket of Islamic State fighters is vanquished along the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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  • Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents' Home, Finally Moves Out
Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents' Home, Finally Moves Out

Michael Rotondo honked and waved to reporters Friday morning as he pulled out of the driveway of his parents' home in Camillus (kuh-MIHL'-us), New York . Rotondo also argued in a court filing that as part of his living agreement he had "never been expected to contribute to household expenses or assist with chores and the maintenance of the premi...

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  • Kim-Trump summit: N.Korean officials visit US, Singapore
Kim-Trump summit: N.Korean officials visit US, Singapore

Kim Yong-chol is the first high-level North Korean official to step foot on US soil in 18 years. Thank you very much, Scott. A former North Korea spy chief, Kim Yong Chol is now a vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee.

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  • Giuliani says he's counseled Trump against firing Sessions
Giuliani says he's counseled Trump against firing Sessions

President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Virginia in December. "Given this freakish timeline of behavior by Trump, it's hard to conclude that Trump doesn't want Sessions to improperly impede the Mueller investigation, which is strong evidence that Trump want...

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  • N Korea's Kim Jong-un sends letter to Trump
N Korea's Kim Jong-un sends letter to Trump

The pair met for dinner in NY, ahead of a full day of meetings on Thursday. Kim Yong Chol , left, Vice Chairman of North Korea , during his meeting with U.S. Kim Jong Un's right-hand man met Friday with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office - talks that should include the delivery of a letter from the North Korean leader about their u...

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  • White House trade adviser says China trade dispute was never 'on hold'
White House trade adviser says China trade dispute was never 'on hold'

In addition to the tariffs , and to "protect our national security", the U.S. "will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese persons and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology ".

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  • Tommy Robinson jailed after breaching contempt of court laws
Tommy Robinson jailed after breaching contempt of court laws

The far-right activist was arrested for breaching the peace, held in a cell, and then appeared before Judge Geoffrey Marson QC to face trial. The court heard the footage had received 250,000 views and a story about Robinson's arrest was the lead article on a national newspaper website .

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  • Diplomacy heats up ahead of potential North Korea summit
Diplomacy heats up ahead of potential North Korea summit

Sung Kim , the United States ambassador to the Philippines, also served as ambassador to South Korea and was part of the USA negotiating team that last held substantive denuclearisation talks with North Korea during the George W Bush administration in 2005.

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  • Trump Issues Full Pardon for Conservative Activist Dinesh D’Souza
Trump Issues Full Pardon for Conservative Activist Dinesh D’Souza

Conservative commentator and best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in NY. And the president said he was considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. In an op-ed days later , D'Souza himself called for O'Donnell's arrest and prosecution if she violated campaign finance law l...

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  • Pakistan always distorts history and doesn't believe in law, says Sushma Swaraj
Pakistan always distorts history and doesn't believe in law, says Sushma Swaraj

THERE can not be any comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan as talks and terror can not go together, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday while addressing a press conference at the completion of four years in power of the Narendra Modi-led Government.

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  • China vows to protect its interests from 'reckless' U.S. trade threats
China vows to protect its interests from 'reckless' U.S. trade threats

The White House said it also would impose restrictions on Chinese investment and purchases of high-tech exports. The final list of these products will be announced by June 15 and the tariffs will go into effect shortly after. After announcing tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium in March, Trump raised the ante repeatedly...

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  • Halsey Lays Into Ivanka Trump for New Photo With Her Son
Halsey Lays Into Ivanka Trump for New Photo With Her Son

Make no mistake: This new policy is vicious, brutal and is nothing less than Trump administration-endorsed, USA government-sanctioned child abuse . The fact that Ivanka posted the following photo on social media, that very day, goes to show you how irrevocably detached from real-world issues she is-completely unaware that this would cause a pub...

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  • 'She is Going to Win!': Trump Stumps For Pro-Life Senate Candidate
'She is Going to Win!': Trump Stumps For Pro-Life Senate Candidate

Corker had been a thorn in Republicans' side in the race to replace him, calling Bredesen a friend and only offering a tepid endorsement of Blackburn. On his prized southern US border wall - which he's struggled to get congressional funding for - Trump promised the crowd that "in the end Mexico's gonna pay for the wall", implying it would be done v...

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