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Organisers raised more than £58,000 for the 29ft blimp as part of a campaign seeking to remove Mr Khan from his post. "Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime skyrocket to unprecedented levels". An inflatable caricature balloon of Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan is released over Parliament Square on Saturday. The ad featured a woman in a bikini, and asked the reader: "Are you beach body ready?" Khan, the son of Pakistani immigrants, was elected London's first Muslim mayor in May 2016.
  • Patten sought tickets to Trump inauguration for Ukrainian oligarch, prosecutors say

    Patten sought tickets to Trump inauguration for Ukrainian oligarch, prosecutors say

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    Prosecutors alleged in criminal information that Patten did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act even though he was doing work for a Ukrainian political party called the Opposition Bloc. While the Russian national is not named in court papers made public on Friday, the description matches Kilimnik. A company Patten co-owned with a Russian national received more than $1 million for the work, the USA said.
  • Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

    Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

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    Seoul proposed the envoy's visit Friday morning and Pyongyang accepted it a few hours later, he said . Potential candidates include South Korea's spy chief Suh Hoon and Moon's national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, according to multiple local media reports.
  • Iraq to send delegation to United States to discuss transactions with Iran

    Iraq to send delegation to United States to discuss transactions with Iran

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    One measure of his desperation is that Iran has sued the United States under a 1955 treaty struck by the Shah at the United Nations court. "Therefore, no negotiation at any level will be held with the Americans". Iran's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi said the judicial process of Iran's complaint against the U.S. at the International Court of Justice and its demand for the suspension of United States sanctions recently re-imposed on Tehran will be lengthy, Tasnim news agency reported ...
  • Blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

    Blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

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    A criminal investigation into the killing has been opened, the committee said in its statement. An ambulance drives through a cordon near a cafe, where separatists leader Alexander Zakharchenko was killed, in Donetsk on Friday. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Zakharchenko's death showed that Kiev had chose to engage in a " bloody fight " and had passed up on its promises of seeking peace, RIA reported.
  • Chelsea Manning denied entry to Australia for speaking tour

    Chelsea Manning denied entry to Australia for speaking tour

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    The Federal Authorities is making ready to ban United States whistleblower Chelsea Manning from coming to Australia for a speaking tour . Jamil asked supporters for help "from relevant national bodies or individuals, especially politicians who can support Chelsea's entry into Australia " in the hopes of getting Australia's immigration minister to reconsider the decision (that would be David Coleman , who was sworn in today).
  • Putin Offers Concessions On Controversial Pension Reform Plan

    Putin Offers Concessions On Controversial Pension Reform Plan

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    But a five-year increase for men, to 65, would stay. Another proposal is to reduce the employment record needed for early retirement, which is available for certain professions, to 42 years for men and 37 years for women. Putin, who has dominated political life in Russian Federation for 18 years, has enjoyed sky-high approval ratings, and his confrontations with the West often shore up his domestic political support.
  • Judge orders NJ couple to turn over money raised for homeless man

    Judge orders NJ couple to turn over money raised for homeless man

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    Fallon said Bobbitt has received about $75,000, which includes a camper and used SUV the couple bought for the name, but were in McClure's name. The couple said they let Bobbitt park it on land owned by McClure's family, but the Associated Press reported that in June, D'Amico told him to leave.
  • White House responds to higher PR hurricane toll

    White House responds to higher PR hurricane toll

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    The latest Puerto Rico figure was derived from comparisons between predicted mortality under normal circumstances and deaths documented after the storm, a number that turned out to be 22 percent higher . "They were very courageous and they have done some job, but Puerto Rico had a lot of difficulties before it got hit", Trump said. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was publicly critical of Trump and the lack of meaningful response to the natural disaster a year ago.
  • US Extends Travel Ban to North Korea

    US Extends Travel Ban to North Korea

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    The South had earlier on Friday proposed sending the envoys, and the North accepted, Kim said. President Moon Jae-in will dispatch a special envoy to North Korea on September 5 to discuss the itinerary for a planned inter-Korean summit and other imminent issues concerning the peninsula.
  • John Biden Cries As He Delivers Beautiful Eulogy At John McCain’s Funeral

    John Biden Cries As He Delivers Beautiful Eulogy At John McCain’s Funeral

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    Ridge (R-Pa.), who also served as the inaugural Homeland Security secretary, said that, knowing McCain as he did, he is not surprised who the late senator did not invite to his funeral. Bush administration and irrevocably changed the very body in which he served. But, suddenly, the skies opened up and rained poured over McCain's flag-draped casket as US service members escorted it out of the hearse and up the Capitol steps.
  • Jeff Sessions safe as Attorney General until midterms, Donald Trump says

    Jeff Sessions safe as Attorney General until midterms, Donald Trump says

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    Graham told some media outlets last week he believes the president may replace Sessions after the November midterm elections , based on the president's repeated criticism of the nation's top law enforcement officer. Sessions has been Trump's longest-standing supporter in Washington D.C., but Democrats are hoping the investigation will impeach and ruin Trump. Jeff Sessions and the president have been publicly feuding for months, with the president frequently blasting Sessions on Twitter ...
  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald Speaks At Sen. John McCain's Memorial Service

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    Roberta McCain paid her respects to her beloved son, the late Arizona Sen. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, U.N. Trump, who has mocked McCain for being captured during the Vietnam War, was asked to stay away from the Capitol service, people close to the White House and the McCain family said.
  • Toronto's Yorkdale mall evacuated as police investigate gunshots

    Toronto's Yorkdale mall evacuated as police investigate gunshots

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    Police said the shooting stemmed from a "minor confrontation" between two groups of young men, near the Starbucks in the southeast corner of the mall. "The only thing we could think of was to get to the back of the store", he said. Toronto Police said on their official Twitter account: "Sounds of gunshots Yorkdale".
  • Homeless vet sues couple who raised $403000 for him

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    The amount of the funds that have been spent is in dispute. The moving story went viral on social media, where more than 14,000 users eventually contributed around $400,000 to the GoFundMe page set up on his behalf. But, Dow ordered that the money be given to Bobbitt's attorneys before Labor Day. Initially, he said he would not produce financial records because the money was put into an existing account at PNC Bank that does not belong to Bobbitt.
  • USA cuts almost $300 million in aid for Palestinian refugees

    USA cuts almost $300 million in aid for Palestinian refugees

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    A formal announcement with respect to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, known as UNRWA, is expected in the next few weeks. UNRWA has faced a cash crisis since the United States, long its biggest donor, slashed funding earlier this year, saying the agency needed to make unspecified reforms and calling on the Palestinians to renew peace talks with Israel.
  • DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel'

    DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel'

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    Trump between two men the president has relentlessly sought to discredit. Ohr, a 30-year Justice Department veteran, has been attacked repeatedly by Trump and his conservative allies for his connection to Steele and the opposition research dossier containing salacious and unverified information on Trump and Russian Federation.