• 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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  • Get paid to hang out with cats and live in paradise
Get paid to hang out with cats and live in paradise

According to a job description, Joan Bowell posted on the Facebook page for God's Little People Cat Rescue , the flawless employee is someone who is "a genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats, and would love their company".

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  • Man suspected of sparking huge California forest fire…
Man suspected of sparking huge California forest fire…

Brown declared a state of emergency for the area on Thursday, freeing up additional resources to battle the blaze that officials say has displaced 20,000 people. Bail has been set at $1 million. It's unclear if he has an attorney. Winds gusting to almost 20 mph (32 kph) at times drove the fire through dense chaparral on the foothill slopes and ...

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  • Russia Dismisses US Allegation of Role in Charlottesville Racial Violence
Russia Dismisses US Allegation of Role in Charlottesville Racial Violence

Multiple events are planned to mark the anniversary of the 2017 " Unite the Right " rally in Charlottesville , which resulted in the deaths of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and Virginia State Police Troopers Lieutenant H. Guns, however, can still be legally carried. Several peaceful events are planned in Charlottesville to commemorate last year'...

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  • Third night of anti-government protests in Romania
Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

Several more thousands protesting against graft and politicians' attempts to decriminalise several corruption offences gathered in the Transylvanian cities of Cluj, Sibiu and Brasov, in Timisoara on the border with Serbia, and in the eastern city of Iasi.

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  • Sask. government fears trade disturbance during Canada-Saudi Arabia dispute
Sask. government fears trade disturbance during Canada-Saudi Arabia dispute

Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however. Saudi Arabia's move had a brief impact on the Canadian dollar, with the loonie depreciating as much as 0.5 percent to CA$1.3120 per USA dollar Wednesday after the Financial Times reported the Saudi central bank and state pension funds instructed overseas asset managers to dispose of...

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  • Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House
Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House

In a statement Sunday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed Manigault Newman for making the recording and discussing it on television. From left, Counsellor to the President Kellyanne Conway , White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, and White House Communications D...

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  • US President Trump threatens auto tariffs against Canada if trade talks fail
US President Trump threatens auto tariffs against Canada if trade talks fail

Trump says, "Canada must wait". The bilateral issues the two countries are hammering out include what percentage of auto industry components need to be made in North America to avoid tariffs, and how many cars and trucks need to be made in factories paying higher wages.

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  • Erdogan Tells Turks to Buy Crumbling Lira as Trump Turns the Screws
Erdogan Tells Turks to Buy Crumbling Lira as Trump Turns the Screws

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that Trump increased the tariff rate from 25 percent to 50 percent on imports of Turkish steel. Trump also threatened additional "large sanctions " against Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, for Brunson's detention.

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  • Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters
Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters

In his Twitter message, the USA president noted specifically how the Turkish lira was sliding " rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar". Erdogan also Friday held telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin , discussing economic and trade issues as well as the Syria crisis, the Turkish presidency said.

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  • Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps
Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps

He also said that search and rescue operations were ongoing but things weren't as smooth and they would like as the aftershocks added to the woes. Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief.

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  • PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace
PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes Pakistan-often accused by neighbours India and Afghanistan of fomenting terrorism and supporting terrorist networks in the region-will work towards creating a secure, stable and prosperous neighbourhood.

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  • EUR/USD consolidates Turkey fears-led slide to 1.1430, US CPI eyed
EUR/USD consolidates Turkey fears-led slide to 1.1430, US CPI eyed

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon, Erdogan repeated his call to Turks - for the third day in a row - to sell euros and dollars to shore up lira . In Rize, Erdogan said the United States would pay a price by challenging Turkey for the sake of " petty calculations ", denouncing Washington for declaring "econo...

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  • Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC
Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC

On that day, white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed in the city streets before a auto driven into a crowd struck and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer . Rally organizers encouraged supporters to bring only USA or Confederate flags - not neo-Nazi emblems - and cautioned them not to react angrily to counter protesters.

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  • Zimbabwe’s Chamisa challenges election result
Zimbabwe’s Chamisa challenges election result

The MDC had until Friday to lodge its appeal - seven days after the results were announced. It is now necessary to await the decision of the Constitutional Court , which is unappealable and is expected to support the official data of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, to organize in 48 hours this official event where Mnangagwa will become the le...

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  • Pence lays out plans for Trump's
Pence lays out plans for Trump's "Space Force"

Part of the announcement for 2020 involved an email from Trump's campaign team calling on supporters to help choose one of six logos for the futuristic Space Force . Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Pentagon hasn't come up with estimates for the Space Force's creation costs, but said it be in the billions.

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  • Schuette wins Michigan Republican governor primary - 8/7/2018 8:45:03 PM
Schuette wins Michigan Republican governor primary - 8/7/2018 8:45:03 PM

While the Michigan GOP's statewide ticket will be led by Schuette and Senate nominee John James, who are backed by Trump, it is still taking shape and could include women. Michigan, where Republicans have controlled state government for 7½ years, is an important gauge of whether Democrats can make gains in the upper Midwest after Trump won the stat...

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  • U.S. called in as Taliban overrun Afghan city
U.S. called in as Taliban overrun Afghan city

Airstrikes called in to quash the offensive also killed dozens of Taliban, Mashal said. The attack came amid growing hopes of talks to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan and less than two weeks before the Eid al-Adha festival, when the Western-backed government in Kabul had been considering offering a ceasefire.

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  • Argentina Senate votes against legalising abortion
Argentina Senate votes against legalising abortion

The bill would have allowed abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Thousands of pro and anti-abortion protesters in rival colours gathered in heavy rain outside Congress in Buenos Aires as politicians debated the proposal for 15 hours.

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