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World News Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy

The Saudi statement said it confirmed its commitment to refrain from intervening in the internal matters of other countries, including Canada, and in return rejected any intervention in its domestic affairs and internal relations with its citizens.

World News Iran receives more planes ahead of renewed sanctions
Author: 0 Iran receives more planes ahead of renewed sanctions

Iran's United Nations envoy, Gholamali Khoshru, told Etemad newspaper on July 31 that "talks can start at a lower level" before the two countries presidents can sit down together. Worldwide sanctions were lifted under the pact between world powers and Tehran in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme but US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal in May.

World News Watch an alleged drone attack on Venezuela’s president sends soldiers fleeing
Author: 0 Watch an alleged drone attack on Venezuela’s president sends soldiers fleeing

Once back in the presidential palace, Maduro said he had "no doubt" that Colombia's Santos - a Nobel Peace Prize victor who negotiated a historic peace accord with Marxist guerrillas FARC - was "behind the attack". The authenticity of the message could not be independently verified, and the organization did not respond to a message from the AP. "We didn't have success today, but it's just a question of time", said the group, which says it was founded in 2014 to bring together all of ...

World News Trump says his son’s meeting with Russians was ‘totally legal’
Author: 0 Trump says his son’s meeting with Russians was ‘totally legal’

He concluded by further distancing himself from the meeting his son arranged, writing: "I did not know about it!" The meeting was attended by the president's son as well as Paul Manafort , then chairman of Trump's presidential campaign; Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and several Russians, including the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and their representatives.

World News Will you attend Trump's rally in DE next week?
Author: 0 Will you attend Trump's rally in DE next week?

The president thanked residents of the buckeye state for their support during the 2016 election, while speaking to a crowd of thousands. "Will be going to OH tonight to campaign for Troy Balderson for the big Congressional Special Election on Tuesday", the president tweeted.

World News Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate
Author: 0 Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate

Lee faces former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who easily won the Democratic primary, in the November general election. Blackburn served on Trump's transition team and has not shied away from embracing the president. The last Tennessee Democrat to win a Senate seat was former Vice President Al Gore in 1990. Bredesen blew past nominal opposition in Thursday's primary, as expected.

World News China won't accept U.S. trade 'blackmail': state media
Author: 0 China won't accept U.S. trade 'blackmail': state media

The U.S. -China trade relationship is estimated at $650 billion annually. Still, in response to Trump's tariffs, China retaliated with a 25 percent tariff on soybeans. The Chinese reaction is sure to ratchet up tensions with the Trump administration at the end of a week that saw stock markets rattled by the intensifying trade battle.

World News Trump blasts media at Pennsylvania rally
Author: 0 Trump blasts media at Pennsylvania rally

Co-host Sunny Hostin argued the president bashes the press because he "doesn't like that the truth is being reported ". CNN's Jim Acosta shared some more video from that Trump rally in Tampa this week where rallygoers heckled him... Not that her response was a surprise. Acosta was shouted down by people yelling things like " CNN sucks! " and " fake news! ", but when the cameras weren't rolling, he said some of them actually engaged with him and asked for selfies.

World News Suspected Russian spy worked in US embassy in Moscow
Author: 0 Suspected Russian spy worked in US embassy in Moscow

The British daily alleged in its report that: "The Russian national had been hired by the US Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency's intranet and email systems , which gave her a potential window into highly confidential material including the schedules of the president and vice-president".

World News South Sudanese government and rebels sign peace deal to end conflict
Author: 0 South Sudanese government and rebels sign peace deal to end conflict

President Kiir and Dr Machar signed an accord on security arrangements after a round of peace talks in the neighbouring Sudan's capital, Khartoum. President Salva Kiir and key South Sudanese opposition leaders without exception have appended their signature on the agreements on governance on Sunday putting aside their concerns over the power-sharing and number of states.

World News Accountant testifies she helped Manafort falsify tax returns
Author: 0 Accountant testifies she helped Manafort falsify tax returns

Laporta said she felt regret as soon as the return was filed. "In other words, Mueller could have indicted the leading edge, perhaps to convince Manafort to cooperate with him down the road", she said. Ms. LaPorta testified she didn't pushback against Mr. Manafort because she feared initiating a legal fight with Mr. Manfaort or upsetting one of the firm's most important clients.

World News Ivanka Trump: Family Separations Were A 'Low Point'
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump: Family Separations Were A 'Low Point'

Trump was accused of insensitivity on social media in May when, amid the outcry over family separations, she posted a photograph of herself hugging her young son. On Thursday Ivanka Trump was asked-during an event hosted by the news outlet Axios-whether she thought the press was the "enemy" of American citizens, to which she answered bluntly: " no, I do not ".

World News New Mandatory Evacuation Ordered In Lake County
Author: 0 New Mandatory Evacuation Ordered In Lake County

A 100-square-mile (259-square-kilometer) fire near Yosemite National Park prompted evacuation orders for the community of Wawona inside the park, which has fewer than 200 residents. The fire rapidly swept down the hillside, as the 747 bomber, DC10 and the C-130 planes doused the area with retardant, followed up by continuous water by helicopters.

World News 7.0 magnitude natural disaster hits Indonesia
Author: 0 7.0 magnitude natural disaster hits Indonesia

A tsunami warning has been issued after a powerful quake stuck the Indonesian island of Lombok near Bali. An quake measuring 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia on Sunday. Another resident Rita Siswati, 47, said the quake knocked out electricity and patients were evacuated from the main hospital. It comes a week after another tremor killed 16 people and injured dozens more on Lombok.

World News Corbyn tells Labour anti-Semites `you have no place in our movement´
Author: 0 Corbyn tells Labour anti-Semites `you have no place in our movement´

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out about the anti-Semitism accusations now dogging the Labour party, strongly rejecting the idea that it poses an " existential threat " to Jewish communities in Britain. He insisted the differences were "very small" and amount to "half of one example out of 11" in relation to criticism of Israel. The article in Saturday's Guardian also means many Jews will not see the article as some Orthodox Jews do not use electricity from Sunset on Friday until Saturday night.

World News Mass protest in Israel over ‘discriminating’ nation-state law
Author: 0 Mass protest in Israel over ‘discriminating’ nation-state law

The Druze are an Arabic-speaking minority. Hundreds of brightly colored Druze flags, rarely seen outside the community, fluttered in the square along Israel's national banners. They support the state of Israel, are active in parliament and, crucially, serve in the Israeli army. Israel's Attorney-General Avichai Mandelbit has defended the law as having "no practical significance" and its vague wording means it as little to no effect.

World News Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead
Author: 0 Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead

Police said they are not aware of any distress call from the aircraft before it crashed. Officials said 11 men and nine women were killed, most from Switzerland but also a couple and their son from Austria. JU-Air says it runs a small fleet of four Junker planes, all built in 1939, which are for hire. Both crashes remain under investigation. Earlier on Saturday, a small plane crashed in the Rengg mountain pass area in the canton of Nidwalden, killing two parents and their two children.

World News Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA
Author: 0 Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

The decision is an important landmark in the litigation over DACA's validity, that saw the Trump administration being challenged by multiple lawsuits across the country. it must give a rational explanation for its decision", the judge wrote in his conclusion, saying that the government's "hodgepodge of illogical or post hoc policy assertions.

World News Judge says government has 'sole' duty to find, reunite immigrant parents, children
Author: 0 Judge says government has 'sole' duty to find, reunite immigrant parents, children

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said during a phone hearing that the administration's efforts to track down migrant families it divided was "unacceptable", according to CNN . The number of children whose parents are presumably still in the country, but whose whereabouts are unknown to the government, declined sharply in the past week - from 94 to 15, according the data, which covered through midday Wednesday.

World News 12-year-old girl believed abducted from Va. airport found safe
Author: 0 12-year-old girl believed abducted from Va. airport found safe

Authorities say two individuals approached the girl when her tour group was visiting the World Trade Center in NY. Police say Ma then met with a middle-aged woman, who also was visiting from China. A witness told police he may have seen the same woman in NY meet up with the victim and hand her food. The group of students had visited various locations around the United States.

World News Child dies after being thrown into river by mother
Author: 0 Child dies after being thrown into river by mother

She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Police said they located the woman and took her into custody. Police allege Denson, 26, had just stolen a Nissan Altima from an auto fix shop. The investigation was closed Tuesday after no evidence of maltreatment, abuse or neglect was found, the agency said. TPD has confirmed that Denson is the child's mother.

World News Iran readying major exercise as tensions with US simmer
Author: 0 Iran readying major exercise as tensions with US simmer

US defense officials told VOA that the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans was inside the Persian Gulf, and that several ships were stationed at Bahrain . Mr. Rouhani replaced the head of Iran's central bank last week, a figure many blamed for mishandling the nation's finances. "Certainly, we'll continue to maintain freedom of navigation through that very important Strait of Hormuz".

World News NZ's Jacinda Ardern back in driver's seat
Author: 0 NZ's Jacinda Ardern back in driver's seat

Ardern said that, now she is back in business, she plans to focus on issues that "really matter" to her, including mental health, the environment, trade-related matters and an "employment-related announcement" she says she's particularly proud of.

World News Weather stalls rescue of Aussie climber
Author: 0 Weather stalls rescue of Aussie climber

Lunt also said that Harch had "clearly made some good decisions to be able to survive the bad weather, heavy snow and high winds'". The signal from the private tracking device was picked up by a supplier in Texas. "The pilots did an unbelievable job to fly in and out, despite the low cloud (on Thursday)", Mr Roberts said. "We think he dug himself a snow shelter and that's helped in his survivability over these last few days".

World News Saudi-led coalition condemns 'terrorist act' carried out by Houthis in Hodeidah
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition condemns 'terrorist act' carried out by Houthis in Hodeidah

A series of explosions Thursday on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida killed 55 civilians and wounded dozens of others, the Red Cross said, denouncing the "reprehensible" disregard for human life, reported AFP . United Nations director of humanitarian operations John Ging told the council the conflict in Hodeida "has escalated significantly", saying violence has forced more than 340,000 people from their homes across the Hodeida governorate since June 1.

World News Paul Manafort trial: Income disguised to ease Manafort's taxes, accountant says
Author: 0 Paul Manafort trial: Income disguised to ease Manafort's taxes, accountant says

Manafort was aware of the reported loan, which served to reduce his income, she said. She said that either Manafort or Gates told her to relay that to the bank and that she relied on "their word". Prosecutors called on the vendors who made the clothing, as well as others who performed landscaping and other work on Manafort's many properties across the country.

World News WARNING issued to Irish holidaymakers ahead of UNBEARABLE weather
Author: 0 WARNING issued to Irish holidaymakers ahead of UNBEARABLE weather

Lisbon will be one of the hottest cities in the world this weekend. In France the first Saturday in August is called "Black Saturday", with holiday traffic jams on all routes, this year accompanied by extreme heat. In Greece, a wildfire killed 91 people last month. "I don't want to say anything bad but yesterday, while I was watching TV, I thought the same could happen here but I'm praying it doesn't", said Eva Stigliano, a Greek tourist visiting Portugal for the third time.

World News First Woman Charged In Denmark For Refusing To Remove Niqab
Author: 0 First Woman Charged In Denmark For Refusing To Remove Niqab

Following the Danish vote in May, Amnesty International's Gauri van Gulik said in a statement: "All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identity or beliefs". The ban also targets other accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas, masks and false beards. She was also informed she would receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156/€134) in the mail.

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