• Chinese hackers stole undersea warfare data from US Navy contractor
Chinese hackers stole undersea warfare data from US Navy contractor

The hackers targeted the contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Centre - a military organisation headquartered in Rhode Island's Newport city - that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry, The Washington Post reported .

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  • Voters should apply early for absentee ballots
Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

That number tops the turnouts from the past three provincial elections in 2007, when 56.8 per cent of those on the voters' list cast a ballot; 2011, when turnout dropped to 51.9 per cent; and 2014, which saw voter turnout of 52.5 per cent. "It is also a violation of the Act to publish a photo on your social media channels or elsewhere of a complete...

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  • TRUMP ABROAD: The President Promotes ‘AMERICA FIRST’ at G7 Summit in Canada
TRUMP ABROAD: The President Promotes ‘AMERICA FIRST’ at G7 Summit in Canada

Pierre Lampron, the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada , shot back at Trump's claims about his industry. "I think within the first minute I'll know", Trump said. Canada, Mexico and the European Union all threatened retaliatory tariffs after their exemption status was lifted. "The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades"...

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  • Germany's Merkel sees tough G7 talks, warns on trade issues
Germany's Merkel sees tough G7 talks, warns on trade issues

While it lacked the raucous free-for-all quality of the familiar British version of the tradition, Wednesday's session marked the first time the German chancellor has faced members of parliament for a direct interrogation. The G7 Summit is a forum which seeks to play a key role in shaping collective responses to global challenges, and is integrated...

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  • Guatemala volcano rescues suspended as death toll hits 109
Guatemala volcano rescues suspended as death toll hits 109

Steven E. Wolf, chief of staff at Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston, said Thursday morning. Oscar Chavez trekked over a mountain with his father and younger brother to search for his brother Edgar, sister-in-law Sandra and 4-year-old nephew Josue in the hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, which was nearly entirely wiped out by the volcanic flo...

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  • Democratic lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Scott Pruitt
Democratic lawmakers seek criminal corruption probe of EPA's Scott Pruitt

Pruitt spoke at the Faith and Freedom Conference today, touting the accomplishments of the Trump administration in the past year and a half, when a protester interrupted and held up a bottle of lotion. Pruitt was "acting like a moron". Pruitt actually suggests it's only a story because he's making big changes and "with great change comes signif...

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  • Broward victim of alligator attack is identified
Broward victim of alligator attack is identified

The pond is in a park near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction. - Officials said the body of a woman who was dragged by an alligator into a south Florida lake was recovered on Friday evening.

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  • IDF: Killed Palestinian medic was ‘no angel of mercy’
IDF: Killed Palestinian medic was ‘no angel of mercy’

Tens of teargas canisters fired by Israeli troops, fall over Palestinian protesters at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 8, 2018. Israeli use of force against Palestinians has drawn particular global attention in recent months after at least 120 Palestinians were killed during protests at the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, in...

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  • California Primary Elections, Gas Tax, Trump Economic Boom
California Primary Elections, Gas Tax, Trump Economic Boom

A man votes in the primary election in a polling booth next to lifeguard floats at a polling station in Venice, Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 5, 2018. It means that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the 84-year-old incumbent, will face Kevin de Leon, a progressive state senator, in November. Republicans won 53 percent of the primary vote on Tuesday.

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  • Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess
Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess

His decision has been widely anticipated in the Senate Republican Conference. On June 5, McConnell announced that he would be suspending the Senate's upcoming August recess - instead giving lawmakers just one week to return to their home states before requesting their presence back in the Capitol.

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  • China hosts Pakistan, India for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit
China hosts Pakistan, India for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

However, there is no official word on whether there will be any interaction between Modi and Pakistan President Hussain, who is scheduled to attend the meeting in China . Its member states also include four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics, Pakistan and India. The two leaders also discussed China importing "high quality pharmaceutical product...

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  • Mueller charges Manafort's right-hand man Konstantin Kilimnik
Mueller charges Manafort's right-hand man Konstantin Kilimnik

It also left five previous counts against Manafort, including money laundering and making a false statement. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington marks the first such charges for Manafort's associate, Konstantin Kilimnik , who is believed to be in Moscow and therefore likely safe from arrest, because Russian Federation d...

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  • No-deal Brexit could cost businesses 20 bln stg a year,…
No-deal Brexit could cost businesses 20 bln stg a year,…

The prime minister has refused to guarantee her proposed Brexit "backstop" will end in December 2021, despite the date being stated as an expectation in a government negotiating paper. But he said: "We are not going to be intimidated by this form of blame game". The final withdrawal deal, and anything agreed that covers the future relationship, w...

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  • Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7
Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Moscow said Russian President Aladimir Putin and President Trump have mentioned Vienna as a possible venue for their summit, but no decision has been made yet. For the past week, it was an open question in Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, after he imposed heavy steel and aluminum tariffs against the other G7 members.

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  • Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal
Supreme Court dismisses Northern Ireland abortion law appeal

During proceedings in October, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) argued that the current law criminalises "exceptionally vulnerable" women and girls and subjects them to "inhuman and degrading" treatment. The Supreme Court has today dismissed an attempt to overturn Northern Ireland's pro-life protections. But even though the ju...

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  • Putin: Russia military 'will stay' in Syria - but not long-term
Putin: Russia military 'will stay' in Syria - but not long-term

A White House National Security Council official confirmed to Sputnik that the Austrian government has expressed a willingness to play host to a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin . Putin, who is at the start of a new six-year term in office, always fields a smattering of foreign policy questions which...

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  • Make Palestine kneel like Kim did, Giuliani suggests
Make Palestine kneel like Kim did, Giuliani suggests

Speaking during a meeting at the White House with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , Trump promised that the meeting would be "much more than a photo-op". They also agreed to maintain sanctions imposed on North Korea , based on U.N. Security Council resolutions, while seeking North Korea's complete, verifiable and irreversible denucleari...

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  • Sonic attack warning issued as U.S. citizens fall ill in China
Sonic attack warning issued as U.S. citizens fall ill in China

Four American members of staff at the USA consulate in Guangzhou referred Reuters to the Beijing embassy press office when asked about the situation. The State Department did not provide names or exact numbers, but Mark Lenzi, a Foreign Service officer, told the Washington Post that he and his family are among those being evacuated.

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  • Melania Trump hosts event after 24 days out of sight
Melania Trump hosts event after 24 days out of sight

Prior to being spotted at a White House event on Tuesday (more on that in a minute), she was not seen in public since May 10. He then pointed out that his wife was, in fact, sitting in the front row. "I wish that I didn't suspect that the prolonged, poorly explained public absence of Melania Trump could be about concealing abuse", Smith tweeted ...

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  • Volcano rescue disrupted in Guatemala
Volcano rescue disrupted in Guatemala

Guatemala's disaster agency is calling for calm, but after receiving little or no warning before the volcano exploded Sunday, many people are not taking chances. A baby buried under ash after a volcanic eruption has miraculously survived. Sergio Cabañas, head of the country's National Disaster Management Agency (Conred), told a local radio statio...

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