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Maria Repnikova, director of the Center for Global Information Studies at Georgia State University in the USA, said China makes Russian Federation look "stronger and more relevant" on the global stage. "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues". India and Pakistan are also members. Now in the wake of the US withdrawal from the pact, "SCO members may use granting full membership to Iran as a way to demonstrate support for (Tehran) and the nuclear agreement", said Dawn ...
  • Cuba 'sonic attack': USA tests two more Havana embassy staff

    Cuba 'sonic attack': USA tests two more Havana embassy staff

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    Sunday's foreign ministry statement termed those actions politically motivated, pointing out that "after more than a year of investigations by Cuba and the United States. The alert comes as a US medical team is screening more Americans who work at the Guangzhou consulate. "Instead, move to a different location". Asked about the latest incidents, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the US had not formally raised the matter with Beijing .
  • US Military Holds Off on Release of American Held as Enemy Combatant

    US Military Holds Off on Release of American Held as Enemy Combatant

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    The American Civil Liberties Union said it would ask a federal judge to order the government not to release him in Syria, which the group called "a disgraceful way to treat an American citizen". At a hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan asked both sides for more information before ruling and set a hearing for June 20. The ACLU says the man, who once lived in Louisiana, was in Syria to chronicle the conflict and was trying to flee the violence when he gave himself up.
  • 6 people killed by erupting volcano in Guatemala

    6 people killed by erupting volcano in Guatemala

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    The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala earlier announced that there were 65 victims. "There are injured, burned, and dead people". "We had time to leave, thank God, but I am very sorry for the loss of my son and my daughter in law", he said through tears. Cabanas said those who were killed had been overrun by fast-moving burning material discharged by the volcano Sunday.
  • Trump eyes pardon for late boxing hero Muhammad Ali

    Trump eyes pardon for late boxing hero Muhammad Ali

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    Meg Kinnard from the Associated Press announced via Twitter on Friday morning that President Trump said that he may pardon deceased boxing legend Muhammad Ali . Jackson had been convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913 when it was ruled that he took a woman across state lines for " immoral purposes ". Trump considers pardoning the late boxer ...
  • Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

    Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

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    When Palestinian medics attempted to help him, the army prevented them and then took Tamimi away. "The Israeli violations against the Palestinian people ring the bell of danger through campaigns of settlement expansion and seizing Palestinian lands", Saeed Abu Ali, AL assistant secretary general for the occupied Palestinian and Arab lands, said in a statement, Xinhua reported on Tuesday.
  • Donald Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G7 Joint Statement

    Donald Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G7 Joint Statement

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    Mr Trudeau's office responded by saying the prime minister had said nothing he had not said before, both in public and in private conversations with Mr Trump . "Every topic we discuss needs to reflect on its impact on women as well as further intersectionalities, whether it be race, gender identity or background or cultures", he said.
  • This picture captures the tense environment at the G7 Summit in Canada

    This picture captures the tense environment at the G7 Summit in Canada

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    Trump's reversal, announced while he was en route to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , sent his G7 partners scrambling. 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.
  • Melania Trump Denies Talking Stormy Daniels Scandal With Rudy Giuliani

    Melania Trump Denies Talking Stormy Daniels Scandal With Rudy Giuliani

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    The former GOP mayor of NY also attacked Daniels , an adult film actress who alleges she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago, personally and denied that sex workers had credibility. He said if her claims could be proven, she would've been paid millions of dollars. Wednesday's complaint also accuses Davidson of breaking attorney-client confidentiality when he told Cohen that Daniels was going to hire a new lawyer in February and again in March when he learned she was planning ...
  • White House Announces Venue for Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

    White House Announces Venue for Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

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    The Singapore government has said police would make stricter checks of people. Vivian Balakrishnan will pay the official visit to the North Korean capital at the invitation of the North's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Singapore's foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • Chinese President Xi Awards Putin Friendship Medal, Pledges Support

    Chinese President Xi Awards Putin Friendship Medal, Pledges Support

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    Putin also welcomed Trump's call to bring Moscow back into the G-7 group of leading industrialised nations. In May, the president announced his administration would impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada , Mexico and the European Union - all of which announced retaliatory tariffs against the U.S.in recent days.
  • Putnam's office responds to Tampa Bay Times report

    Putnam's office responds to Tampa Bay Times report

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    From July 2016 through June 2017, which covers most of the period when the system wasn't accessed, 268,000 applications were approved and 6,470 were denied for reasons like an incomplete application or the state discovered they were ineligible, according to the state Agriculture Department's annual concealed weapons permit report.
  • Merkel doesn't see readmission of Russia to G-7

    Merkel doesn't see readmission of Russia to G-7

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    In addition to the disruptive effects of the rift in NATO and Trump's exit from the Paris global climate treaty, Merkel pointed to the fresh conflict over trade and the US leader's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord last month. The parties should talk to each other, Merkel said. In a weekend newspaper interview, Merkel offered her most detailed response to French President Emmanuel Macron's ideas for reforming Europe, seeking to avert a damaging rift with Paris at a time of anxiety over ...
  • Kim Jong Un Lands in Singapore Ahead of Summit with President Trump

    Kim Jong Un Lands in Singapore Ahead of Summit with President Trump

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    The North, many experts believe, stands on the brink of being able to target the entire USA mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep scepticism that Mr Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there is also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the U.S.