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Arguing that the establishment of the WTO "was the single worst trade deal ever made", the president said it had treated the United States " very badly " for many years. membership or pull out. "You know why? Because they know if we don't, I'm out of there". The US and Russian Federation have also launched competing WTO complaints against one another for raising duties on goods like aluminum and steel.
  • Preliminary Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Hits Southern California: USGS

    Preliminary Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Hits Southern California: USGS

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    California's nascent quake early-warning system had another successful run Tuesday night when a 4.4 magnitude temblor hit the La Verne area. A resident in Lakewood reported a "real sharp and fast" shaking. It was centered about three miles north of the city of La Verne in the San Gabriel Valley. More than a dozen small aftershocks were felt and as is always the case, there was about a 5 percent the largest magnitude-4.4 natural disaster would be followed by a bigger one, Jones said.
  • Australian Government Prepares To Bar Chelsea Manning From Entering The Country

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    S501 pertains to the refusal of a visa on " character grounds ", and includes provisions for things like if applicant holds a " substantial " criminal record; if they are considered (with or without a conviction) to have been involved in war crimes or "a crime that is otherwise of serious global concern"; if they are considered likely to vilify a section of the Australian community; or if they are likely to cause " discord " in a section of the Australian community, among other things.
  • USA to resume military exercises in Korea, Mattis says

    USA to resume military exercises in Korea, Mattis says

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    Reuters reports the comments come in the midst of a "breakdown in diplomacy" with North Korea over denuclearization, though Mattis denied any act of bad faith on North Korea's part. The research unit said North Korea launched an effort to mine bitcoin between May and July a year ago, especially as a means to work around worldwide sanctions, including banking and finance sanctions.
  • Russia to Hold its Biggest War Games Since Fall of Soviet Union

    Russia to Hold its Biggest War Games Since Fall of Soviet Union

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    China and Russian Federation have taken part in joint military drills before but not on such a large scale. Shoigu said on Tuesday that the Vostok-2018 exercise, scheduled for September 11 to September 15, will have some similarities to Zapad-81 but involve vastly more personnel.
  • In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet

    In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet

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    Addressing a biodiversity conference at Ha-Matsila village in Limpopo Province at the weekend, President Ramaphosa said he plans to make it clear to Trump whenever the two leaders met that South Africa was a sovereign state. Still, some far-right political groups and white nationalist groups have touted the issue and inaccurate information on the targeted killing of white farmers as "white genocide".
  • Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen

    Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen

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    US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis told reporters in Washington that the Trump administration had reviewed its support for the Saudi-Emirati coalition. The devastating conflict has left almost 10,000 people dead since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened to fight Huthi rebels closing in on the last bastion of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's government.
  • As outrage grows, Supreme Court places rights activists under house arrest

    As outrage grows, Supreme Court places rights activists under house arrest

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    Police claim that Varavara Rao was the think tank for "Urban Naxals" and one of its financiers. Wednesday issued a notice to Maharashtra's chief secretary and director general of police after taking suo motu cognisance of the arrest of five human rights activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.
  • Russian Federation masses warships off Syria ahead of regime's final assault on Idlib

    Russian Federation masses warships off Syria ahead of regime's final assault on Idlib

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    Since it erupted in 2011, Syria's war has cost it approximately $388 billion (334 billion euros), according to the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). "Physically the Russians really can't do anything to stop that strike", said Lamrani. Most of the ships were armed with Kalibr cruise missiles. Lamrani pointed out that in all previous USA strikes in Syria, the U.S.
  • Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis

    Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis

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    Rep. Ron DeSantis , R-Fla., as the likely victor on the GOP side in Tuesday's primary. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine barely mentioned the president while campaigning until a few weeks ago. While Putnam was focused on a grassroots campaign, DeSantis was an nearly nightly feature on Fox News, usually defending Trump. "That first tweet, all of a sudden you get on people's radar screens and only he can really do that because of the reach that he has", DeSantis said.
  • Times Square abuzz as bees swarm hot dog stand

    Times Square abuzz as bees swarm hot dog stand

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    Lauriano couldn't immediately say where the massive group of bees would be taken, but noted that officials will find them a hive. 'We like to keep the families together'. Indeed, the New York City Beekeepers Association has an entire photo gallery devoted to swarm removals. I guess the bees love the unbeelievable sights here!' The images are meant to educate New Yorkers about what a bee swarm looks like, but I suspect if you were to see one live, you'd know.
  • White House Counsel Don McGahn Is Reportedly Quitting This Fall

    White House Counsel Don McGahn Is Reportedly Quitting This Fall

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    McGahn is widely seen inside the White House as a force for reason when it comes to the administration's response to the Mueller investigation. As members of Trump's legal team looked into potential conflicts of interest involving Mueller, Trump directed McGahn to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to raise the perceived conflicts and push for Mueller's ouster, a person familiar with the matter said at the time .
  • Fire near Alberta, Canada's Waterton National Park stable

    Fire near Alberta, Canada's Waterton National Park stable

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    National Park Service are coordinating efforts closely and are in constant communication about fire activity and response", the update read. The fire on the west end has already burned close to the Inside North Fork Road, where firefighters have cut a line.
  • Trump claims China hacked Clinton's email server, makes Russian Federation joke

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    The report said China's People Liberation Army could send hundreds of military personnel into Afghanistan after the base is completed. Despite that conclusion and Clinton's election loss, the White House and Republicans in Congress continued to call for investigating Clinton's use of a private email server from her time as secretary of state.
  • White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it

    White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it

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    He never apologized or walked-back his comments, despite the fact that McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam for more than five years. Following McCain's death, other members of the Trump administration, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley , joined political leaders in the United States and around the world in heaping accolades on the senator - contrasting with the White House's response .