• North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK
North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

North Korea is accusing US officials of "mugging" several diplomats for confiscating a package at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. A foreign ministry spokesperson speaking through KCNA called the USA a "felonious and lawless gangster state".

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  • US Fighter Jet Downs Syrian Warplane
US Fighter Jet Downs Syrian Warplane

The U.S. -led coalition said in a statement late Sunday that it downed a Syrian warplane in Tabqah, in order to protect Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, the majority of which are YPG terrorists. Tanf is a key town on the Iraq-Syrian border that has been home to a U.S. Special Operations training outpost for months. On June 8, USA officials ...

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  • Civil and Human Rights Coalition condemns immigration policy of Trump administration
Civil and Human Rights Coalition condemns immigration policy of Trump administration

The report also notes the Department of Education's proposed budget cuts, including 46 full-time positions cut from its Office for Civil Rights, as well as similar cuts at the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge
Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

Back in 2003 40 year old Kirk Jones defied death by jumping into the Niagara River and going over The Falls wearing nothing but his clothes. Detective Sgt. "It's generating the awareness, getting people here, people who wouldn't have come before", said Randy Bradt, the county legislature's majority leader.

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  • White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense
White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense

The missiles, which the South said flew about 125 miles, were tested in waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan, where U.S. aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week.

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  • UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

While European leaders try to gauge what to expect from the Brexit talks due to begin in Brussels on Monday, May is so weakened that her own Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate in her own party, and by her potential allies. "As we enter negotiations next week we will do so in a spirit of honest cooperation, taking a pragmatic approa...

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  • Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause
Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause

On Monday, speculation was stoked that Trump was considering terminating Mueller, after a confidante of the president suggested it was under consideration. The option is still on the table, but Ruddy's move takes away the president's element of surprise. Nevertheless, Rosenstein would need to provide a legal argument and "the specific reason" for...

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  • PM's Bilateral Meetings On The Sidelines Of SCO Summit In Astana
PM's Bilateral Meetings On The Sidelines Of SCO Summit In Astana

However, PM Modi, speaking in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , among others, said sovereignty and territorial integrity should be the key factors in such cooperation. From a primarily Eurasian construct, SCO now expands its footprint in the Indian subcontinent with the induction of India a...

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  • Timing of Qatar F-15 deal more procedural than political
Timing of Qatar F-15 deal more procedural than political

Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 USA and coalition troops. Congress a year ago approved the sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as US$21 billion, providing authorisation for the deal that was completed on Wednesday.

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  • Someone defaced a New York street sign to spell 'Crooked Hillary
Someone defaced a New York street sign to spell 'Crooked Hillary

The president also insisted that the Russian Federation investigation was a "witch hunt" before turning his ire on Clinton in two tweets Thursday afternoon. In a pair of earlier tweets, Trump called the investigation "phony" and the "greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". The message? A meme fired off in response to President Dona...

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  • No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe
No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the idea that Trump might replace him. But on Monday, Christopher Ruddy, who runs the conservative media outlet Newsmax and is friends with Trump, told ...

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  • Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal
Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal

Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have all made clear that Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power sharing at Stormont because he has a conflict of interest. "It can't be a deal that affects and infects the talks process". "We are steadfast in our commitment to devolution and are ready to work ...

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  • Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller
Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller

If Trump instructs Rosenstein to dump Mueller, it would evoke memories of 1973, when the two top Justice Department officials, Elliott Richardson and Bill Ruckelshaus, resigned rather than obey President Richard Nixon's order to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor conducting the Watergate investigation.

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  • Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

The Warriors won 129-120 to. Following the team's championship win, Golden State Warriors captain Stephen Curry told reporters Wednesday that no decision on visiting Donald Trump at the White House has been made but he felt an invite would be declined.

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  • Indonesia Open: Srikanth, Prannoy to play for final berth
Indonesia Open: Srikanth, Prannoy to play for final berth

Both players stayed within touching distance of each other and were level till 19-19 before Son won a match point after a long rally. But post interval, Son Wan suddenly won series of points putting Srikanth under huge pressure. The unseeded Prannoy outplayed top seed Wei 21-10, 21-18 in a match lasting around 40 minutes, reports Xinhua news agency...

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  • OPEC Output Jumps in May
OPEC Output Jumps in May

Motor fuel stockpiles expanded by 2.1 million barrels last week, the Energy Information Administration reported. On the other hand, countries like China and Mexico will see their oil outputs fall due to investment cuts in exploration and development activities.

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  • Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup
Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

The Russians are the favorites to win this match and take control of Group A. Known as the All Whites, by way of distinguishing themselves from the famous All Blacks with the oval ball, New Zealand's footballers have certainly benefited from Hudson junior's presence and remain hopeful of reaching next summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federa...

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  • Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Officials say the focus changed in the days after President Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9. The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch , as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's ...

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  • Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also scheduled on Tuesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a venue where the possibility of firing Mueller could arise. A person close to Trump's legal team said earlier Tuesday that there have been no discussions about firing Mueller with...

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  • Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

Brexit Secretary David Davis and the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier agreed during discussions in Brussels on Thursday to start formal talks over the UK's departure on 19 June. European Commission First President Frans Timmermans told the Prague event that the EU would be happy to see the United Kingdom change its mind a...

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