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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session at the 5th Caspian Summit in Aktau on August 12, 2018. The exercises are taking place at a time of heightened tensions between the West and Russia , including accusations of Russian influence in Western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
  • Skripal poisoning suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin

    Skripal poisoning suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin

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    President Vladimir Putin said there was "nothing criminal" even though the pair were spotted on CCTV near the home of double agent Sergei Skripal on the day he was poisoned. "There is nothing particularly criminal there, I assure you", he said. "They should go to some media outlet". A composite image showing the fake perfume box and bottle that contained the nerve agent meant to poison former spy Sergei Skripal.
  • Russian Federation prepares for biggest war games in its history

    Russian Federation prepares for biggest war games in its history

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    He said: "With its Vostok 2018 exercise Russian Federation sends a message that it regards the USA as a potential enemy and China as a potential ally". He noted that China feels that the Washington's hostile attitude and actions, such as deploying the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, relieve it of any need to take USA views into consideration when deepening strategic trust with Moscow.
  • S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

    S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

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    Most murders took place in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. According to the figures - most serious violent crimes are on the rise. Murder, attempted murder, and sexual offences have all increased. "Crime stats are nothing to write home about ... our emphasis is what should to be done‚ rather than the crime stats ... the example I have all the time is it doesn't matter what figures you put‚ if you can not deal with murder cases it will not bring any joy to South Africans ...
  • Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

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    Last week Professor Mifsud, who was born in Malta, was named as a defendant in a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is suing Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and Wikileaks for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election .
  • Trump’s planned visit to Ireland cancelled for scheduling reasons, Irish government says

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    The White House announced on 31 August that Mr Trump will travel to Paris in November to participate in a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. "The relationship between Ireland and the U.S.is so strong and so important, much more important than any Irish government or any USA administration", he told Irish broadcaster RTE .
  • Kerala MLA PC George Calls Rape Victim ‘Prostitute’, NCW Demands Action

    Kerala MLA PC George Calls Rape Victim ‘Prostitute’, NCW Demands Action

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    Bishop Mulakkal should be arrested . It was also observed there that Court can not compel investigating officer to arrest an accused, as it was a matter within the discretion of police. "Investigation should be completed quickly and the culprits should be given punishment as prescribed in the law", he told reporters in Kochi. However, George has also asked to cross-examine the three other nuns who have the same allegations against the Bishop.
  • Americans split on whether to confirm Kavanaugh, CNN poll shows

    Americans split on whether to confirm Kavanaugh, CNN poll shows

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    Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement that Leahy's assertion shows "just how desperate he is to smear Judge Kavanaugh's stellar reputation". The Maine senator's support of Kavanaugh is seemingly in defiance of her own constituents, 49% of whom do not want her to confirm Kavanaugh. The accusations will nearly certainly remain a fixture in the debate over Kavanaugh's nomination as it continues on the confirmation process this month, but there is ...
  • Dallas officer mistakes apartment for own and shoots dead her neighbor, 26

    Dallas officer mistakes apartment for own and shoots dead her neighbor, 26

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    The officer called 911 for help, and the responding officers administered aid to Jean at the scene. Jean was pronounced dead Thursday night at a Dallas hospital, according to CBS. However, Chief Hall did confirm she is a white patrol officer. "Every door for each apartment is also numbered". The department has been overwhelmed with calls from around the country about the shooting.
  • New 'Tower of Voices' honors those killed 17 years ago in PA

    New 'Tower of Voices' honors those killed 17 years ago in PA

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    Trump observed the solemn anniversary for the first time as president past year. "Never miss a chance to let those held dearest know your [love] for them". President Trump is expected to make remarks at the vigil. Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. As passengers hurriedly made emotional phone calls to friends and families, some were informed about the other suicide-missions that had taken place that day.
  • Cohn Calls Woodward Book 'Inaccurate' But Does Not Detail Specifics

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    This image released by Simon & Schuster shows " Fear: Trump in the White House ", by Bob Woodward , available on September 11. "It happens frequently", Woodward said. "The soldiers had told him that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation staff were totally dysfunctional", says the book. Other details concern Trump's "lack of curiosity and knowledge" about global affairs.
  • Begum Kulsoom: A silent but strong presence behind Nawaz Sharif

    Begum Kulsoom: A silent but strong presence behind Nawaz Sharif

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    The 68-year-old former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017. Kulsoom's political struggle against Gen (r) Musharraf's dictatorship was also acknowledged by now Prime Minister Imran Khan during a jalsa held past year (30th April) in Karachi.
  • Woodward on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: 'I Wouldn’t Have Used It'

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    It would not surprise me if President Trump himself wrote the op-ed just to shine the light on someone else and blame the "fake news" and blame the "deep state ". What did Bob Woodward tell Stephen Colbert? In a statement, Mr Kelly said: "The idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true, in fact it's exactly the opposite".
  • Russian Federation pension protests: Police break up opposition rallies

    Russian Federation pension protests: Police break up opposition rallies

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    A Reuters witness saw police detain at least one protester in Moscow . While the Moscow and St Petersburg demonstrations were well covered by the global media, two-thirds of the arrests were made in regional cities. Petersburg protest. Four candidates from Russia's ruling United Russia party have failed to secure first-round victories in gubernatorial elections over the weekend and will now face their respective challengers in a runoff.
  • I'll take lie-detector test over unsigned article, says Mike Pence

    I'll take lie-detector test over unsigned article, says Mike Pence

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    Sasse said on NBC's " Meet the Press " that there is "way too much drama every day" in the White House, saying Trump's tenure was a "reality-show, soap-opera presidency". According to these accounts, the President of the United States would appear to be deeply unsuited to his responsibilities, uninterested in the details of policy, lacking knowledge, and in the words of the anonymous senior official, "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".
  • Trump on Obama Getting Back Into Politics: Boring!

    Trump on Obama Getting Back Into Politics: Boring!

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    To all the young people who are here today, there are now more eligible voters in your generation than in any other, which means your generation now has more power than anybody to change things. "He's just capitalising on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years". Obama hadn't publicly criticized Trump prior to the speech, although he took a veiled jab at the president in his eulogy for the late Sen.