• China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling
China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling

They've intimately tied their territorial and maritime claims to issues of sovereignty, nationalism, and history and will be hard-pressed to change course. "As Filipinos, we should act educated and not push China's face in the mud". UNCLOS also stipulates that the Philippines must exchange views related to the arbitration over the dispute with ...

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  • Lawyer of officer who killed Castile 'not concerned' about criminal charges
Lawyer of officer who killed Castile 'not concerned' about criminal charges

The authorities identified the Dallas shooter, who was black, as an Army veteran who was later killed by police. "I'm very grateful", Dayton said of the hundreds of people who have demonstrated in front of the Governor's Residence in St.

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  • San Antonio PD Headquarters Hit by Gunfire
San Antonio PD Headquarters Hit by Gunfire

The shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of police this week and the subsequent killing of five officers during a peaceful protest against police violence in Dallas have resonated profoundly here, prompting a look at how deep racial disparities run in the Garden State.

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  • Leadsom says business needs certainty
Leadsom says business needs certainty

Graham Brady, who heads the committee running the leadership election, says May was confirmed by the party board after her only remaining rival withdrew from the race. The Conservatives aren't the only ones thrown into turmoil by the referendum, which has also sparked a leadership struggle in the main opposition Labour party.

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  • Simone Biles wins spot on US Women's Gymnastics team
Simone Biles wins spot on US Women's Gymnastics team

Hundley, who trains at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy in Fairfield, totaled 58.85 in the all-around on Sunday. For competition days, the Americans nearly always are done with their warmups first, part of Karolyi's directive to get it right and get out of there.

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  • Portugal beat France to be first-time Euro champions
Portugal beat France to be first-time Euro champions

It was a mostly tiresome and stodgy final but the record books will only show that Portugal went from third-place in its group to champion, and with little help from Ronaldo in its last match. After suffering a strong challenge from Dimitri Payet in the opening 20 minutes of the match, Ronaldo was eventually brought off despite his valiant effort...

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  • Report blasts Blair for joining Iraq war
Report blasts Blair for joining Iraq war

When asked if it was the case that the former Prime Minister simply wanted to believe in the intelligence on WMDs, Blair said: "It wasn't that I wanted to believe it - I did believe it". Tony Blair has since said that he "accepts full responsibility.without exception, and without excuse", and as predicted, the media reaction to the report has been ...

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  • Angela Eagle officially launches Labour leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn
Angela Eagle officially launches Labour leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn has refused to quit as leader despite more than 60 Labour MPs resigning their frontbench positions in an attempt to force him out and an overwhelming vote of no confidence . New members are thought be largely supportive of Mr. Corbyn , and if he can make it on to the ballot it is likely he will be reelected. Mr Smith and Ms Eagle were r...

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  • Dallas shooting suspect taunted police during 2 hours of negotiation
Dallas shooting suspect taunted police during 2 hours of negotiation

Police also found evidence of bomb-making material "large enough to have devastating effects throughout" Texas and a journal full of "ramblings" during a search of the suspect's home in Mesquite, according to Brown. "First of all, as painful as this week has been, I firmly believe that America is not as divided as some have suggested", Obama, who w...

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  • Sterling steadies after worst run since 1992
Sterling steadies after worst run since 1992

Businesses also expressed growing pessimism about the future of Britain's economy. So far this week financial markets have switched back to risk-off mode, following a sharp rally last week in stocks, commodities and other so-called risk assets.

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  • N. Korea hurls insults after deployment of missile defense
N. Korea hurls insults after deployment of missile defense

North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine but it likely failed in its early stage, the latest in a string of tests that are part of efforts by the North to advance technology capable of delivering nuclear warheads, the USA and South Korea said.

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  • West Ham sign Tore on loan from Besiktas
West Ham sign Tore on loan from Besiktas

West Ham have signed Turkey winger Gokhan Tore on a year-long loan from Besiktas. The loan fee was 2.5 million British pounds ($3.2 million) with a buying option set at a further 10 million pounds ($12.9 million), according to West Ham. " That made me want to come here and I am looking forward to playing in front of them ", Töre told the club's w...

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  • Australia's PM claims victory after national elections
Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

Independent MP Bob Katter says he'll support supply and confidence in a returned Turnbull government. When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sat down for a Greek coffee with the Liberals' victorious Julia Banks in the Melbourne seat of Chisholm, his slopped coffee was greeted with a cheer.

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  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

After joining from Toro Rosso, Verstappen won on his debut with the Red Bull team at the Spanish Grand Prix in May to become the sport's youngest race victor. As the track improved, Verstappen and then Rosberg picked up the pace before Hamilton responded. Any hopes Rosberg had of challenging Hamilton disappeared when he suffered a gea...

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  • Major US Airstrike Said to Have Killed 250 Isis Fighters
Major US Airstrike Said to Have Killed 250 Isis Fighters

The Iraqi government , along with other Middle Eastern countries, is suffering a crippling budget shortfall in the wake of record lows in oil prices. More than 20 Iraqi gunships pursed the retreating terrorists, who were later attacked by tribal militia fighting with the Iraqi Army, Al-Maliki said.

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  • Australia's prime minister declares victory in marathon election
Australia's prime minister declares victory in marathon election

Earlier on Sunday, Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition party, had conceded defeat and called Turnbull to congratulate him. However, the chairman of the New South Wales Parliament's Joint Committee on Electoral Matters, Jai Rowell, said NSW was a world leader when it came to electronic voting .

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  • Afghanistan welcomes NATO's renewed security pledge
Afghanistan welcomes NATO's renewed security pledge

Citing the 2015 Makkah declaration against terrorism as an example, Ghani claimed that Afghanistan's dialogue within the Arab-Muslim community was also productive. Allies would provide the remaining $1bn. It needs a strategy that can at least try to avoid making Afghanistan an unnecessary pawn in the bitter presidential campaign to come and to ...

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  • N Korea warns of physical response to U.S., S Korea
N Korea warns of physical response to U.S., S Korea

The North regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the South's main ally, the United States. "We know North Korea conducted several of its tests from a barge rather than a submarine and apparently damaged the submarine in one attempt", the expert said.

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  • Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge Of Education Ministry
Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge Of Education Ministry

The new minister said he saw education as "an emancipator, a real change agent" and emphasised the need to "revolutionise our education", improving its quality and making it more meaningful. He replaced Union Minister Smriti Irani- a controversial figure shunted out to the Textiles Ministry. Dismissing any pressure on schools to ensure participat...

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  • India extends $92 million Line of Credit to Tanzania
India extends $92 million Line of Credit to Tanzania

India's thrust in Africa under Modi is well thought out and multi-dimensional. On climate change, he said India had led the efforts to form an International Solar Alliance at climate conference in Paris. Kenya hosts at least 40 Indian companies, and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industries, together with India's Federation of Chamber...

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