• Tribunal rejects China's expansive South China Sea claims
Tribunal rejects China's expansive South China Sea claims

CHINA breached the Philippine's sovereign rights by exploring resources in the South China Sea, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled today. The tribunal further found that in building up artificial islands, China did not establish any valid territorial claims, but did cause severe harm to fragile ecosystems.

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  • For the Record: FBI director contradicts Clinton's email statements
For the Record: FBI director contradicts Clinton's email statements

Conversely, many were saying before Comey even announced his decision that the investigation was rigged to exonerate Clinton. "In their eyes, you had one job, and one job only, to prosecute Hillary Clinton", Cummings said. "The door opened and in walked Mr. Gonzales, carrying an envelope, and Mr. Card", Comey told the spellbound senators. Cli...

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  • Theresa May in line to become Prime Minister on Wednesday
Theresa May in line to become Prime Minister on Wednesday

The outcome prompted Cameron to step down, setting off a leadership race among the ruling Conservatives. Meanwhile Tuesday was set to be a key date in the history of the main opposition Labour Party, whose embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn - hugely popular with the party membership - is facing a leadership challenge after losing the confidence of th...

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  • Dallas police shooting: gunman Micah Johnson 'was planning larger attack'
Dallas police shooting: gunman Micah Johnson 'was planning larger attack'

Police say Johnson didn't have any explosives built, but he had plenty of materials to create pipe bombs. "We're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement - make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color...

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  • Pragmatist Theresa May to lead Britain
Pragmatist Theresa May to lead Britain

Although he is seen as a eurosceptic, he backed the "Remain" campaign in last month's referendum which ended in a shock vote for Britain to leave the EU. The sudden shift in the leadership race also coincides with a visit to NY by Britain's finance minister, George Osborne, in efforts to calm global investors uneasy over Britain's plans for an Eu...

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  • SCOTUS strikes down abortion restrictions in Mississippi, Wisconsin
SCOTUS strikes down abortion restrictions in Mississippi, Wisconsin

John's, Canada. But none of the states that have passed tough abortion laws had quite the amount of research as Texas did, arming abortion-rights groups in legal fights and giving judges data to chew on, said Elizabeth Nash, who studies state abortion laws for the New York-based Guttmacher Institute.

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  • Pence to share stage during Trump's Indiana campaign rally
Pence to share stage during Trump's Indiana campaign rally

Someone like Trump, who also once supported abortion rights and who once donated money to Democrats, was always going to have less ideological flexibility in choosing his running mate than, say, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. "We can not allow China to continue its currency manipulation, exclusion of USA products from government purchases, and subsidizat...

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  • Dallas sniper reportedly planned larger attack, changed plans to target protest
Dallas sniper reportedly planned larger attack, changed plans to target protest

The message was hard to read, Brown said , but investigators could make out the initials R.B. They don't know what those letters mean, but authorities have found clues - supplies for making bombs and a journal at the shooter's home - that hint at a larger plot against the police.

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  • Sale, Cueto set to start All-Star Game
Sale, Cueto set to start All-Star Game

Stanton finished with an event-record 61 homers over three rounds in the featured preliminary to the all-star game. As I always say, I don't name the rosters of each side as they are readily available everywhere plus there is always some controversy in the makeup of each roster because there is always somebody left off the respective rosters that...

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  • British prime minister runoff down to May and Leadsom
British prime minister runoff down to May and Leadsom

The current Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation triggered the leadership race after the European referendum vote was announced. Mrs Trevelyan had been backing Michael Gove, the justice secretary, until he was eliminated from the Conservative leadership contest in a vote of the party's MPs.

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  • Theresa May to take over as British PM on Wednesday
Theresa May to take over as British PM on Wednesday

Shortly after midday Mrs Leadsom gave a short statement in which she acknowledged that she did not enjoy majority support among her 330 parliamentary colleagues and argued a lengthy leadership campaign was not in the UK's best interests. Opposition parties are already calling for an early election - however, when she launched her campaign for the ...

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  • The Japanese yen is plunging
The Japanese yen is plunging

Fiscal and monetary stimulus, along with structural reforms, are the key components of Abe's economic plan, dubbed Abenomics. Reportedly, they would include a program to speed up the development of high-speed and magnetic-levitation train technology as well as funding to improve Japan's railway infrastructure.

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  • Congress names Raj Babbar as State chief of poll-bound UP
Congress names Raj Babbar as State chief of poll-bound UP

In wilderness for over 25 years now in the State, the Congress on Tuesday set the ball rolling for the crucial Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh next year. She met with Mr Azad this morning before the party announced its new line-up for Uttar Pradesh. "She would be involved in the campaign", Azad said, declining to give away the details of the meetin...

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  • Statement of DFA Secretary on Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling
Statement of DFA Secretary on Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling

The court also determined the country's construction projects in the South China Sea, including the addition of artificial islands, "caused severe harm to the coral reef environment". He said the United States was not a claimant in the case and that it seeks a peaceful resolution to disputes and competing claims in the region, while preserving t...

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  • Christoph Waltz on Brexit: 'I can't comprehend the abysmal stupidity'
Christoph Waltz on Brexit: 'I can't comprehend the abysmal stupidity'

However, Farage also explained that he wants Ukip to play a role in the country's negotiations to leave the union, and that he'll continue to lead the Ukip group in the European parliament until the United Kingdom leaves the EU and the role no longer exists.

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  • PM convenes cabinet meeting to discuss situation in held Kashmir
PM convenes cabinet meeting to discuss situation in held Kashmir

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a special cabinet meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir at Punjab Governor's House on Friday. Amid growing criticism against the police and paramilitaries for targeting protestors above the waist, the government said security personnel were compelled to retaliate owing t...

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  • LNG Canada delay means dark clouds growing over industry in BC
LNG Canada delay means dark clouds growing over industry in BC

So now global partners behind the project have chose to again delay their final investment decision, and that means it will not likely be coming before next year, and perhaps not prior to the May election. "The project in Canada is FID ready and has not been cancelled", he said. Still, it cited the low price of oil tied to natural gas and capital...

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  • US Should Expand Security Ties With Allies Amid South China Sea Ruling
US Should Expand Security Ties With Allies Amid South China Sea Ruling

China has sovereignty over the islands in the South China Sea, including the Spratlys and Paracels, and Beijing's position is consistent with global law and practice, the Chinese foreign ministry added. "I was struck by how much the tribunal bent over backwards to give China opportunities to comment and participate in this case", he added. Stat...

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  • BSF shot dead three intruders at Indo Pak global border
BSF shot dead three intruders at Indo Pak global border

In the ensuing encounter, three Pakistani intruders were killed, the official said. This village is fifteen kilometers away from Ajnala village on the global border falling in the Amritsar district but the encounter took place in Gurdaspur district.

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  • At least 12 killed as two trains collide in southern Italy
At least 12 killed as two trains collide in southern Italy

The front two carriages of each train sustained heavy damage in the collision and people are still being pulled from the wreckage. Several passengers are said to still be stuck inside the trains, reported the news agency. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said the crash "is a moment of tears" and pledged not to stop investigating until a cause was...

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