• Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access
Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access

Still some have accused the president of using security clearance as a way of punishing former officials who are critical of him. The CIA's inspector general found otherwise , forcing Brennan to apologize . It includes a plethora of accusations, from " hate speech " and " human rights violations " to " high crimes " and treason . Brennan fam...

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  • Trump signs defense spending bill
Trump signs defense spending bill

Trump has previously said he supported the One China Policy , but hinted that it should be linked to other issues in the China-US relationship. Every year, the House and Senate come together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act , which authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations committees.

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  • Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder told to begin defence
Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder told to begin defence

After hearing the prosecution case, the judge said there was sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam , accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam with nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur airport.

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  • Migrant ship Aquarius again searching for nation to accept refugees
Migrant ship Aquarius again searching for nation to accept refugees

Of the 141 migrants aboard, 67 are unaccompanied minors, and more than a third are from Eritrea or Somalia, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported . Ships might be unwilling to respond to those in distress due to the high risk of being stranded and denied a place of safety", said Vimard.

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  • Air quality alert issued for northwest Montana
Air quality alert issued for northwest Montana

In winter, however, people stay indoors more often where the air is generally cleaner. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday issued several air quality advisories . The weather service says it will reassess whether to extend the alert on Wednesday. Use an indoor air filter if available. If you are prone to breathing diffi...

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  • Sydney rises in the Economist's global liveability rankings
Sydney rises in the Economist's global liveability rankings

This year, Vienna became the first European city to take the plaudits, shoving last year's victor Melbourne down into second place. This is the first time a European city has topped the ranking, which was introduced in 2004. War-ravaged Syria's capital Damascus is on the bottom of the list which comprises 140 cities globally. The Economist...

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  • Pennsylvania report reveals harrowing record of abuse in 6 dioceses
Pennsylvania report reveals harrowing record of abuse in 6 dioceses

For each diocese, Shapiro gave a horrific example of the abuse suffered, including a young woman in Scranton who was raped by a priest, who then offered to pay for an abortion. "It moved me not simply to address these acts, but to be fully engaged, to meet with survivors and their families, and to do what I could to bring them comfort and try to be...

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  • Paul Manafort trial Day 12
Paul Manafort trial Day 12

Kushner has met twice with special counsel prosecutors as part of Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign, a source familiar with the meetings confirmed to ABC News earlier this year. Manafort's lawyers argued there is no way that one of the banks, Federal Savings Bank, could have been defrauded because its cha...

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  • Westminster terror attack suspect named as Salih Khater
Westminster terror attack suspect named as Salih Khater

Masood was then killed himself after armed police arrived at the scene. The incident evoked memories of terror incidents in London last year, including an attack at nearby Westminster Bridge in March in which 52-year-old Khalid Masood drove a vehicle onto the pavement, killing five people and injuring more 50 people.

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  • Tragic Italian Bridge Collapse Footage And How It Could Have Been Prevented
Tragic Italian Bridge Collapse Footage And How It Could Have Been Prevented

The collapse appeared not to have killed anyone beneath the bridge, only people driving over it, the civil protection agency said. In a 2016 interview posted online, Antonio Brencich, a professor specialising in reinforced concrete construction at the University of Genoa , said "this bridge is usually characterised as a masterpiece of engineerin...

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  • Polls close in Vermont for slate of primaries
Polls close in Vermont for slate of primaries

As he did in his two previous campaigns for U.S. Senate, Sanders has indicated he will turn down the nomination so he can run as an independent instead of a Democrat. The Victory Fund calls Hallquist a "game changer". Hallquist is running on her managerial abilities, and has promised to boost economic development in rural Vermont by expanding ...

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  • Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit
Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit

The host, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev , said before the signing that the leaders were "participants in a historic event". "We also indicated in this document that we have observed fairness and justice, although we have not determined the baseline in this convention, we stated that countries that have certain shores should also enjoy ce...

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  • Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister
Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister

Iran has said it will restart aspects of the uranium enrichment program if the nuclear deal unravels. On Tuesday, August 7, a US-imposed blanket of economic sanctions hit the Iranian regime. A week ago Britain signed on to a joint statement with other EU countries that pledged to press on with a strategy to lessen the impact of the US sanctions o...

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  • Orca Back to Feeding, Frolicking after Carrying Dead Calf
Orca Back to Feeding, Frolicking after Carrying Dead Calf

Tahlequah, aka the orca mother J35, has finally surrendered her deceased newborn calf , after carrying her lifeless body for seventeen straight days in an arduous display of animal grief and denial that made headlines around the world .

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  • Troops to see ‘biggest pay increase’ in a decade
Troops to see ‘biggest pay increase’ in a decade

At a June rally, Trump criticized McCain for voting against a Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, saying that "one senator chose to put the thumb down, late in the morning". "He's not a war hero", Trump said at the time. "But if we ever did, nobody has a chance", he said. Vice President Mike Pence added that Trump is "keeping his p...

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  • Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested
Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested

Footage on social media showed a handcuffed man being led away by heavily armed police. Sky's political correspondent Tom Parmenter said "the police response is very significant", with more officers arriving at the scene. "Basically I've seen a man driving a vehicle, and he's gone into one of the bollards". She said: "I was walking on the other...

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  • A year later, strong feelings in Charlottesville, but no violence
A year later, strong feelings in Charlottesville, but no violence

Despite the presence of police security, a number of white nationalist leaders urged their followers to avoid Sunday's rally, telling their bases that being recognized in the march could quickly lead to public shaming and a loss of employment, giving credence to anti-fascist arguments that direct action is the best way to disrupt racist organizatio...

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  • North, South Korea agree to summit in September
North, South Korea agree to summit in September

Ri Son Gwon, North Korea's point man for inter-Korean relations, told reporters that the date has been set, but would not confirm exactly when in September the meeting would be held. Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages
Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages

Both Mr Comey and Mr McCabe said, however, they believed they were fired because they are key witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether Mr Trump might have tried to obstruct the investigation. The Justice Department IG found Strzok had "bias" but found Strzok and Page hadn't let their views impact their decisions on cases...

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  • Army Chief of Staff To Take Control of Ghazni Situation
Army Chief of Staff To Take Control of Ghazni Situation

The officials further added that the airstrikes left at least 19 militants dead while a number of weapons belonging to the militants were also destroyed. The Provincial Police Chief Farid Ahmad Mashal also told TOLOnews on Sunday afternoon that no government facilities in the city had fallen to the Taliban.

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