• Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust
Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

A draft of Netanyahu's indictment claims that she told staff at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem to order meals that totalled around $96,000 between 2010 and 2013, according to a report in Israeli daily Haaretz - averaging around $24,000 a year in take-out meals.

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  • Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain's Conservative party: 'We could collapse government'
Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain's Conservative party: 'We could collapse government'

The proposal passed on Monday will now be voted upon in the lower House of Commons on Wednesday, with the pro-EU camp still seeking compromise but warning they could collapse the government unless their demands are met. Dominic Grieve , the former attorney general who heads up the pro-European faction, told BBC television that a future vote on a ...

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  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Gives Birth to a Baby Girl
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

An instagram of the baby captioned "Welcome to our village wee one", had reached 10,000 likes after just a few minutes. 'Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. She became a symbol for working mothers everywhere, her story serving as a reminder that women should not have to choose between motherhood and a position of leaders...

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  • 1,995 minors separated from adults during six-week period, DHS says
1,995 minors separated from adults during six-week period, DHS says

The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the U.S. president abruptly rejected its consensus statement and bitterly attacked Canada's PM Justin Trudeau. history." . The American Civil Liberties Union has called on DHS to reverse its plan to adopt the new information-sharing rules and to d...

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  • Hundreds of migrants from Aquarius ship arrive in Spain
Hundreds of migrants from Aquarius ship arrive in Spain

The ship was held for two days between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily after the latter nation's Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini , refused to allow it to dock. A U.S. Navy ship was also on the scene, but according to Lifeline, the Italian coastguard ordered the migrants to be placed on the cargo vessel, which is headed for the Libyan port...

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  • NK leader makes third trip to China
NK leader makes third trip to China

In a formal letter, Kim notes that " Xi Jinping , assuming the heavy responsibility as the top leader of the party, state, and army, wisely led the struggle of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people to achieve the great prosperity of China".

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  • Markets Begin to Take Threat of Trade War Seriously
Markets Begin to Take Threat of Trade War Seriously

The United States has now imposed tariffs on up to $450bn in Chinese goods, out of a total of $500bn. "However, confronted by such short-sighted act that hurts both USA itself and others, China has no choice but to fight back forcefully ".

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  • Funeral prayers of soldiers martyred in cross-border attacks offered
Funeral prayers of soldiers martyred in cross-border attacks offered

The Taliban said Saturday their fighters would stop attacking Afghan security forces for the first three days of Eid, the first time the Taliban had declared a nationwide ceasefire in the almost 17-year conflict. "It [Fazlullah's killing] gives relief to scores of Pakistani families who fell victim to [the] TTP terror [campaign] including the APS m...

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  • Strong natural disaster hits Osaka, Japan
Strong natural disaster hits Osaka, Japan

Some passengers got off trains and walked on the tracks between stations. The magnitude 6.1 quake struck shortly after 8am north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Monday's quake was of a relatively low magnitude, but registered up to a lower-6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 0 to 7. T...

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  • Trump Lawyer's Advice to President: Don't Pardon Russia Probe Figures
Trump Lawyer's Advice to President: Don't Pardon Russia Probe Figures

He will be confined to jail until his trial in September. The ruling came after Robert Mueller's investigators alleged Manafort had attempted to tamper with witnesses in the Russian Federation investigation. But he didn't rule out Trump pardoning people after the investigation was done. The president weighed in Sunday on Twitter with his opin...

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  • Ramadan ends, Friday Eid al-Fitr; president sends congratulations
Ramadan ends, Friday Eid al-Fitr; president sends congratulations

The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on June 16, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Ahmed Bukhari said on Thursday. The South Asian region, however, is predicted to spot the crescent on Friday, thereby postponing the Eid celebration in that part of the world to Saturday.

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  • Sheriff: 5 dead in Texas border crash
Sheriff: 5 dead in Texas border crash

He added: "This is a flawless example of why our borders need to be secure". Twelve people were ejected from the vehicle. The Border Patrol said in a statement Sunday night that two other vehicles had been travelling alongside the SUV earlier in the day.

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  • Most Voters Call NK Summit a Success
Most Voters Call NK Summit a Success

He added: "If you're fair, when I came in, people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea". Donald Trump recently took to Fox News' Fox and Friends to speak about his experience meeting with former nuclear rival Kim Jung-Un of North Korea.

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  • Saudi-led forces battle Shiite rebels south of key Yemen port
Saudi-led forces battle Shiite rebels south of key Yemen port

Emirati forces with Yemeni government troops moved in from the south near Hodeida's airport, while others sought to cut off Houthi supply lines to the east, the officials said. The Houthi-run Al Masirah satellite news channel claimed rebel forces hit a Saudi coalition ship near Hodeida with two missiles. Griffiths is scheduled to brief the Securi...

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  • Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking
Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

The Korean crisis began to thaw at the start of 2018 when Kim announced his decision to resume talks on denuclearization. But in January, North Korea reopened its hotline on the border with South Korea, signaling that it meant to reestablish relations after a year of provocative nuclear and missile tests.

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  • Buffalo Mountain Fire Near Silverthorne Prompts Evacuations
Buffalo Mountain Fire Near Silverthorne Prompts Evacuations

A pre-evacuation notice is in effect for the community of Foxborough. The fire has burned roughly 90 acres and is sending out embers that are setting spot fires within surrounding neighborhoods. Forest Service closed the entire, almost 3,000-square-mile San Juan National Forest to the public on Tuesday. It remained 15 percent contained. Gov.

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  • Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet on Thursday for Eid moon sighting
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet on Thursday for Eid moon sighting

The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode district, around 370 kms from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Muslims in Russia, Australia, France, Japan and Singapore are also celebrating Eid on Friday. Eid Mubarak signifies the close of weeks of reverential fasting by Muslims in obse...

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  • Could California be split into 3 states?
Could California be split into 3 states?

According to Draper, the most populous USA state and the world's fifth-largest economy is "nearly ungovernable" under the current system. The ballot measure does not address how to divide up the state's extensive assets. A state can not split without the approval of the U.S. Congress , and the president would have the power to approve or veto an...

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  • Pompeo: No sanctions relief for N Korea until denuclearisation
Pompeo: No sanctions relief for N Korea until denuclearisation

Mr Pompeo also said the United States wants North Korea to take "major" nuclear disarmament steps before the end of Mr Trump's first term in 2021. But he also said he would love to bring the United States military out of South Korea because of the cost, adding that while it was not now part of the discussion, "at the appropriate time, it will...

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  • Jim Jordan: 'Who Is Attorney #2?' in DOJ Report
Jim Jordan: 'Who Is Attorney #2?' in DOJ Report

Trump will nearly certainly use the report to validate his firing of Comey past year. Comey was controversially fired by Trump in May 2017 - a move the president conceded was due in part to "this Russian Federation thing", contradicting the assertions of his own White House that Comey's role in overseeing the Russian Federation investigation ...

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  • No North Korea sanctions relief until complete denuclearisation, says Pompeo
No North Korea sanctions relief until complete denuclearisation, says Pompeo

Pompeo returns late Thursday to the U.S. "A clear direction is set, but specific ways to realize the goal still remain a question", Moon said, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. When asked at his confirmation hearing whether he believes Pyongyang still poses a real threat, Harris said, "It is real". Harris also said the US and South Kor...

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"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul

The presidential office said the measures were particularly needed at a time "when a variety of serious dialogues have been held between the North and the US for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the establishment of relations".

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  • New charges filed against Paul Manafort in Russian Federation probe
New charges filed against Paul Manafort in Russian Federation probe

The office of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Russians before in its Russia investigation , but so far none of them have been extradited to face the charges inside the United States . Through a spokesman, Manafort has maintained his innocence. In the court filing earlier this week Mueller accused Manafort of a...

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  • G-7 summit with Trump a 'sobering' experience
G-7 summit with Trump a 'sobering' experience

Leading up to the meetings, Trump, Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron had suggested the potential for a tough tone, though they were cordial in face-to-face meetings. Earlier on Saturday, Trump arrived late for a breakfast G7 discussion on gender equality, with summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , kicking off things of...

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  • Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore for historic summit
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore for historic summit

Hong Kong-based impersonator Howard X, who has attracted worldwide attention in recent months for his impression of Kim , appeared on stage with Trump lookalike Dennis Alan. Trump hopes to persuade Kim to completely abandon the arsenal of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that the North Koreans have spent more than a generation amassing.

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  • US Special Operations Member Killed In Somalia
US Special Operations Member Killed In Somalia

One member of the "partner forces" was wounded along with four other U.S. troops. The US military says one US special operations soldier has been killed and four US service members wounded in an "enemy attack" in Somalia . Al-Shabab was forced out of the capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011 following an offensive spearheaded by African Union (...

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  • India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw
India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw

Xi's visit will be preceded by a flurry of high-level meetings this year, including meetings between the foreign, defence and home ministers and the national security advisers. Modi said in a tweet . Trade, investment and development cooperation issues will also feature prominently at the SCO, Murphy said, given the climate of "rising anti-globa...

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  • Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade
Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to depart for travel to Singapore from the Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, Canada , June 9, 2018 . Trump says his tariffs are meant to protect US industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition as part of his "America First" agenda. "We are focused on everything we accomplished he...

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  • 'NO PRESIDENT IS FOREVER' Macron THREATENS Donald Trump before G7 summit
'NO PRESIDENT IS FOREVER' Macron THREATENS Donald Trump before G7 summit

The topic led off debate Tuesday in the House of Commons, where Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer criticized the Liberals for announcing retaliatory tariffs that don't take effect until July 1 -a full month behind the USA measures. Since April, Chinese tariffs on 128 USA products worth $3 billion-including nuts, fruit and wine-have already been in ...

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  • USA diplomats evacuated from China over mystery illness from suspected sonic attack
USA diplomats evacuated from China over mystery illness from suspected sonic attack

Other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in. The most recent evacuations followed medical testing that revealed they might have been affected. Lenzi told the Times he resided in the same apartment ...

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  • Scarborough: 'God Bless Paul Ryan for Speaking Out' Against Trump's Pardon Claim
Scarborough: 'God Bless Paul Ryan for Speaking Out' Against Trump's Pardon Claim

Democrats have charged that the GOP's complaints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department are all part of an orchestrated campaign to help the White House discredit the origins of special counsel Robert S. The Democrats are now alluding to the the concept that having an Informant placed in an opposing party's campaign ...

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  • Two Pruitt Aides Resign as E.P.A. Ethics Questions Continue
Two Pruitt Aides Resign as E.P.A. Ethics Questions Continue

The cons outweigh the pros, wouldn't you say? A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has abruptly resigned . Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp. The EPA in August spent $1,560 on a dozen customi...

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  • Trump shouldn't pardon himself: Paul Ryan
Trump shouldn't pardon himself: Paul Ryan

McConnell told reporters Tuesday that the question of whether Trump has legal authority to pardon himself in the special counsel probe is "an academic discussion", adding that he does not think Trump needs his advice on the issue. "And you're not going to have useful negotiations unless he accepts that". "There's no wiggle room here", Bharara said....

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  • Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes in new subdivisions
Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes in new subdivisions

County Managing Director Wil Okabe said his own vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots was also threatened. Hundreds of oceanfront homes have been destroyed by lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano , officials said Tuesday. "Destruction from the flow is just off the scale", said Ikaika Marzo, 34, a tour operator on the Big Island who has gained ...

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  • Royal Navy warships deployed to South China Sea to send 'signal'
Royal Navy warships deployed to South China Sea to send 'signal'

He returned to a theme that he and other senior USA officials have hammered home since Trump took office-that America is here to stay in the Asia-Pacific region and that allies should stick with Washington instead of aligning with Beijing. Zhao Xiaozhuo said a US move to send two warships into China's "territorial waters" was a violation of law, an...

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  • Supreme Court scolds Commission for hostility toward religion
Supreme Court scolds Commission for hostility toward religion

But the court stayed out of the thornier issue of whether people can avoid providing services to same-sex weddings because of religious beliefs. Stephen Colbert perfectly lampooned the Supreme Court ruling in the anti-gay bakery case last night.

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  • Netanyahu to Macron: Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'
Netanyahu to Macron: Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'

The country's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA news agency a letter would be handed over to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It also says the time limits on the accord do not guarantee Iran will not eventually obtain nuclear weapons, while it also wants to see restrictions on Iranian missile development.

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  • Magnitude-5.5 quake shakes summit of Kilauea
Magnitude-5.5 quake shakes summit of Kilauea

Inland, where molten rock is burning through the jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. Hundreds of homes on Hawaii's Big Island have been destroyed from lava oozing from the Kilauea volcano after an early morning explosion on Tuesday, according to officials.

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  • At least seven dead, hundreds injured as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts
At least seven dead, hundreds injured as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts

The road in front of Fuego volcano is seen covered with ash after the volcano erupted violently, in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala June 3, 2018. After awakening on Sunday, and for the second time this year, the Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) has generated strong pyroclastic flows in the Barrancas de Cenizas, Mineral, Seca, Taniluya, Las Laja...

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  • Canadian PM Trudeau Gets Tough on Trump Tariffs: 'Totally Unacceptable'
Canadian PM Trudeau Gets Tough on Trump Tariffs: 'Totally Unacceptable'

These are not enemies. He promised that his government will work to protect Canadian steel and aluminum workers. In a clear reference to U.S. President Donald Trump , Macron added: "These solutions might bring symbolic satisfaction in the short term".

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