• Theresa May shakes-up government with new-look cabinet
Theresa May shakes-up government with new-look cabinet

Philip Hammond , who was the foreign secretary in the David Cameron government, replaced George Osborne as the chancellor of the exchequer . His conduct, which some viewed as treachery, split Eurosceptics, many of whom ended up throwing their weight behind Andrea Leadsom or Mrs May in the Conservative leadership contest.

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  • Plagiarism, revolt plague Trump at convention opener
Plagiarism, revolt plague Trump at convention opener

Delivering the headline speech on the first day of the US Republican Party convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Trump's third wife had delegates on their feet at the start and cheering wildly in approval by the end. Some phrases-such as "that your word is your bond" and "your willingness to work hard for them"-were lifted almost word-for-word or...

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  • Trump forces quash attempted revolt at Republican convention
Trump forces quash attempted revolt at Republican convention

The dissident delegates had earlier collected enough signatures on petitions to force a roll-call vote, but Trump supporters persuaded some delegates to remove their names. But with an eye on history, many wanted a floor vote to record for posterity who backed the 70-year-old Trump and those who did not. Throughout his campaign, the business mogu...

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  • Smith and Eagle battle for the anti-Corbyn vote
Smith and Eagle battle for the anti-Corbyn vote

THE Labour Party has been accused of "stifling democracy" by some of its members in Swansea West after local branch meetings were suspended by the party's ruling National Executive Committee. "I won't be stopped or cowed". I will not stand by and watch that happen. "We will get through it again". Kinnock insists that only those who are acceptab...

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  • Christie takes aim at GOP leaders not behind Trump
Christie takes aim at GOP leaders not behind Trump

Ricketts doesn't have plans to speak with Trump or Pence in Cleveland, he said: "Not unless I run into them in a hallway". President of the Human Rights Campaign , Chad Griffin, said: "Donald Trump just doubled down on his agenda of hate and discrimination by choosing the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Mike Pence for his ticket".

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  • Turkish PM: 'We have confessions which prove Gulen's involvement in the coup'
Turkish PM: 'We have confessions which prove Gulen's involvement in the coup'

He has shaken up the government, cracked down on dissent, restricted the media and renewed fighting with Kurdish rebels. Some 257 staff have also been removed from duty at the prime minister's office for suspected involvement in the attempted military coup, while 492 personnel were removed by Turkey's religious affairs directorate.

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  • Senior advisor to Erdogan reportedly detained
Senior advisor to Erdogan reportedly detained

In a separate development, the USA announced that its Federal Aviation Administration had banned all fights "into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country". "We don't often discuss those kinds of requests publicly but at this point we have not received an extradition request from the Turkish government as it relates to Mr.

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  • Pressure mounts on Eagle to step aside for leadership rival
Pressure mounts on Eagle to step aside for leadership rival

And setting out his plans to guarantee enshrine in law a parliamentary veto over decisions to go to war, Mr Smith said: "We've got to put flesh on the bones of those slogans, and in my view it is time for the Labour Party to recommit ourselves to a proper, ethical foreign policy".

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  • Berkeley Student Missing After Nice Attack Confirmed Dead
Berkeley Student Missing After Nice Attack Confirmed Dead

A 20-year-old UC Berkeley student from Del Mar, who has been studying overseas in Nice, France, is missing following Thursday night's mass-casualty attack in the coastal Mediterranean city, the university reported Friday. A witness reported seeing Leslie running away in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's attack on a Nice promenade, but he ne...

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  • Utah man caring for father contracts Zika
Utah man caring for father contracts Zika

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have quite the mystery on their hands: "How did a person contract the Zika virus from a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood?" "Based on what we know so far about this case, there is no evidence that there is any risk of Zika virus transmission among the gen...

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  • Vietnam says Chinese reports of PM backing Beijing stance 'untruthful'
Vietnam says Chinese reports of PM backing Beijing stance 'untruthful'

Hainan's maritime administration said an area southeast of the island province would be closed from Monday to Thursday, but gave no details about the nature of the exercises. Huangyan Dao, known in English as Scarborough Shoal, is disputed with the Philippines and is seen as a particular flashpoint. During a closed-door forum on Monday, Sun Jia...

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  • Erdogan: Turkish People Demand Death Penalty for Attempted Coup Supporters
Erdogan: Turkish People Demand Death Penalty for Attempted Coup Supporters

The Turkish interior ministry dismissed nearly 9,000 police officers on Monday as part of a purge of officials suspected of involvement in the coup attempt. "As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt".

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  • Korea holds team launching ceremony for Rio Olympics
Korea holds team launching ceremony for Rio Olympics

With the Olympics set to start on August 5, the games and the city have been overshadowed by security threats, violence, the Zika virus and a national political corruption scandal. About 85,000 police and soldiers will be working during the Games, twice the security contingent of London 2012, but experts worry about public safety after the event ...

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  • Giuliani hammers Clinton, pumps up crowd at RNC
Giuliani hammers Clinton, pumps up crowd at RNC

In March, he said that Hillary Clinton "could be a founding member of ISIS". Gregory Angelo, president of Log Cabin Republicans, said Giuliani's remarks had greater effect on the crowd than Flynn's attack. His opening line was, "Blue - lives - matter! ". "When they come to save your life, they don't ask if you are black or white". Then he went...

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  • Russian Federation operated state-sponsored doping at Sochi Winter Olympics-2014: WADA report
Russian Federation operated state-sponsored doping at Sochi Winter Olympics-2014: WADA report

The report released Monday claims the Russian government organized an operation to help the country's athletes take performance-enhancing drugs before the 2014 Sochi Olympics without detection. "The officials named in the commission's report as acting directly will be temporarily suspended from their posts until the investigation is fully comple...

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  • Korea broadcasts carry Cold War echoes
Korea broadcasts carry Cold War echoes

The move comes less than two weeks after South Korea officials announced July 7 that they would deploy a USA missile-defense system capable of intercepting short- and medium-range missiles, as the Monitor reported at the time. North Korea has threatened to retaliate over South Korea's agreement to place a US -operated missile-defense system on the...

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  • Mum And Girls Stabbed In Alps Holiday Village
Mum And Girls Stabbed In Alps Holiday Village

While the motive for the attack is not yet clear, initial reports from the French media indicated that their attacker had said that the girls and their mother were "too lightly dressed", though a local prosecutor later denied these claims.

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  • Turkey purges thousands of police officers and officials following coup attempt
Turkey purges thousands of police officers and officials following coup attempt

The official said the suspensions were in all departments and across the country. Kerry noted specifically that Turkey, as a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, had to live up to the values of democracy and rule of law which the US-led alliance is meant to protect and foster.

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  • Clinton: Trump 'Most Dangerous' Candidate to Seek White House
Clinton: Trump 'Most Dangerous' Candidate to Seek White House

Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was the most risky presidential candidate in the history of the United States. The former mayor of New York City was echoing Trump at his most apocalyptic with the suggestion that the country faced a choice between life and death, that the very election of Clinton ...

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  • Police come under gunfire at gun shop outside Atlanta
Police come under gunfire at gun shop outside Atlanta

One of the suspects fired on the officers, and police returned fire. She said a fourth suspect came out of the business with his hands up. As of 8:30 a.m., police are still on site, and it is unknown if there is anyone else inside the building.

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