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Tanker fire in Pakistan kills more than 150

ISLAMABAD — More than 150 people died Sunday in Pakistan when an oil tanker overturned and caught fire and a crowd rushed in to collect fuel, police said. The tanker flipped over on a highway in the city of Bahawalpur in Punjab province about 6 a.m. Seeing fuel spilling onto the road, villagers in the […]

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Russia To Recall Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

Russia is planning to recall its U.S. ambassador linked to investigations to Russia’s alleged attempt to interfere in the presidential election. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is being moved back to Russia after 10 years in his post, according to three sources cited by Buzzfeed, in the midst of ongoing investigations over Russia’s suspected actions in 2016. […]

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Top Democrat Says Obama ‘Made Mistake’ On Russia

Former president Barack Obama’s administration should have taken a stronger stance on Russia’s alleged attempt to influence the outcome of the U.S. election, according to the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Representative Adam Schiff said in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that the then-administration’s failure to act sooner […]

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4,000 evacuated from London tower blocks over fire safety fears

London (dpa) – About 4,000 people from some 650 flats were evacuated overnight in north London to allow for urgent fire safety work to be done on the buildings, a local council said Saturday. The four high-rises that were evacuated are located in the borough of Camden’s Chalcots Estate, where inspectors determined the exterior cladding […]

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U.S. Coalition Killed 472 Civilians Last Month in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition’s strikes against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in two Syrian provinces killed 472 civilians in the last month, according to a monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based monitoring group that has an extensive network of contacts on the ground in Syria, said the toll was more than […]

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Someone reported Queen Elizabeth II to the police when they spotted her doing this

While Queen Elizabeth II was traveling to Westminster this week for the State Opening of Parliament, someone happened to notice that she wasn’t wearing a seat belt as she rode by in her car, and they called the police over it. “999 call received reporting that the Queen isn’t wearing a seatbelt,” the West Yorkshire […]

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Trump Admits Russia Meddled in Election

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election while suggesting the Obama administration knew of Russian interference long before voters took to the polls. Other than calling the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s ties to certain members of his campaign a “total scam” and a “witch hunt,” […]

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Norway Threatens To Pull Aid For Brazil Over Amazon Deforestation

Norway threatened to cut-off its billion dollar financial assistance to Brazil if it did not put serious effort into curbing the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, it was reported Thursday. It came just ahead of a Friday meeting in Oslo between leaders of both countries. The oil producing country has been providing Brazil $1.1 billion […]

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Russia says US interferes in its affairs

MOSCOW — The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say. The Kremlin’s website is attacked daily “from within U.S. territories,” Dmitry Peskov, […]

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UK High Court says councils can boycott Israel

Activists herald a ‘victory for Palestine’ after court rules that attempts to prevent local government ‘ethical’ boycotts of Israel are unlawful Stickers calling for a boycott of Israel The High Court has ruled that the Government acted unlawfully in seeking to restrict “ethical” boycotts on Israel. The case, brought by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), […]

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Otto Warmbier laid to rest

Otto Warmbier, the American student who passed away this week after being held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months, was laid to rest in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio Thursday morning. Warmbier suffered severe brain damage while in North Korean captivity. He was returned home to his parents while in a coma last week. […]

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Dennis Rodman takes credit for Otto Warmbier’s release from North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman made an appearance on Friday’s “Good Morning America” and essentially took credit for North Korea’s release of Otto Warmbier, an American college student imprisoned in the country for 18 months. Warmbier returned home to Ohio on June 13 with severe neurological injuries. He died Monday. Chris Volo, Rodman’s agent, sat […]

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Trump says he tweeted about tapes to influence Comey’s account of their private conversations

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called it “bothersome” that the special counsel now overseeing the Russia probe was “good friends” with fired FBI Director James B. Comey, and said he hinted at having tapes of his private conversations — apparently falsely — to try to influence Comey’s eventual testimony. The president made his remarks during […]

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Prince Charles Steps in for Hospitalized Philip

In a glimpse into the future of the British royal family, it was Queen Elizabeth II’s son, Prince Charles, rather than her husband, Prince Philip, who accompanied her to the State Opening of Parliament Wednesday. The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, was absent from the queen’s side as she performed one of her central roles as […]

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