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World News Led Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Trump Jr
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The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr . over his claim that he had only superficial knowledge about his father's intention to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, multiple outlets have reported . In February, however, President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified to a House committee that he had briefed Trump Jr. about the project about ten times.

World News US Treasury will not hand over Trump tax returns to Congress
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In a letter sent on Monday to the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mnuchin wrote, "I have determined that the committee's request lacks a legitimate legislative goal, and pursuant to section 6103, the department is therefore not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information".

World News Malaysia sends ex-Goldman banker to United States over 1MDB charges
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Ng's attorney Marc Agnifilo said there were no "active" plea negotiations and that his client would consider "all options" after a judge said the two sides were in plea talks, Bloomberg reported. Ng was granted bail after paying $1 million in cash for a $20 million bond, the spokesman said. At least six countries, including the United States, Singapore and Switzerland, are investigating alleged graft and money laundering at 1MDB.

World News Trump backs aid for starving North Koreans
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A Japanese foreign ministry official said Tokyo, Seoul and Washington were united on the ultimate goal of getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, which it carried out for years in defiance of U.N. "But I think it would be extremely detrimental for North Korea as well as for the rest of us if they were to resume full missile testing". Under the historic 2002 Pyongyang Declaration, Japan and North Korea agreed to make "every possible effort for an early normalization of ...

World News South Africans Head To Polls Tipped To Be Won By ANC
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However, Ramaphosa's leadership could come under threat if the ANC does not deliver results today. "We apologise for our mistakes". The 1994 vote saw Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress take power in the country's first multi-racial polls, marking the end of apartheid.

World News US To Raise Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Chinese Imports
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The announcement came a day after US President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that the US would hike its tariffs amid talks between the world's two biggest economies on ending their trade war. "Adding tariffs can't resolve any problem", Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs said on Tuesday in a regular press briefing.

World News Trump pardons soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner
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Behenna later conducted his own interrogation of Mansur and claimed at his trial that he killed him in self-defense. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited "broad support" for Michael Behenna , of Edmond, Okla., "from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public" - including 37 generals and admirals, along with a former Pentagon inspector general - as the reason for Trump's clemency grant.

World News Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi has left country, her lawyer says
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Asia Bibi , a Pakistani Christian woman who was freed from death row by the Pakistan Supreme Court in a blasphemy case past year, has left the country and reached Canada to reunite with her family, according to her lawyer. Radical Muslims in Pakistan were outraged by the decision and threatened to murder her. Tens of thousands rallied in the streets and called for her death.

World News Chinese team heads to Washington to salvage trade talks
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Wall Street initially tumbled following US President Donald Trump's shock tariff threat against China . "If the Trump administration follows through with the tariffs threats on Friday, I think it means the talks fall apart". In talks that were described as friendly - and later during more informal dinner outings in each capital - the trade teams believed they were forging significant progress on Trump's goal of striking a deal that ends some of China's troublesome economic practices.

World News Why is Ramadan important to Muslims?
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In his message , Trump said that his wife, Melania Trump, joins him in sending "best wishes to Muslims" in the United States and around the world for a "blessed month celebration". It is a three-day festival also called the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Quran , Islam's Holy Book, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1 400 years ago.

World News Cohen gets early start on 3-year sentence
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But as Cohen headed to prison Monday, Trump , who comments on issues large and small throughout the day on Twitter , made no mention of his one-time aide. Trump, for this part, has blasted Cohen on Twitter, calling him a "weak person" as well as a "bad lawyer and fraudster". The prison is also home to Billy McFarland , the co-founder of the infamous Fyre Festival who is serving a six-year sentence for defrauding investors of $US26 million.

World News Iran scraps 'some commitments' to nuclear deal
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On Monday acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the deployment was made because of a "credible threat by Iranian regime forces" but he offered no details. "We call on all relevant parties to exercise restraint, strengthen dialogue, and avoid escalating tensions", he said, adding that China "resolutely opposes" unilateral United States sanctions against Iran.

World News World shares mixed as China affirms trade talks to go ahead
Author: 0 World shares mixed as China affirms trade talks to go ahead

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for two days of trade talks this week, China said on Tuesday, as the country seeks to secure a deal to avoid the sharp increase of tariffs threatened by Trump. In an all-out trade-war scenario, annual gross-domestic product may shrink by as much as 0.6 percent in the USA and by 1.5 percent in China, according to the International Monetary Fund.

World News No reason to suspend Sukhoi Superjet aircraft operation: Russian transport minister
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Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crash-landing and then speeding along the runway at Sheremetyevo worldwide airport, flames pouring from its fuselage. In a tweet, Moskva FM radio said the steward "died while saving passengers' lives" and he "struggled to the end at the rear of the plane, trying to open the emergency exit".

World News Australian PM Scott Morrison hit with egg on campaign
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A 24-year-old Victorian woman has been charged with common assault and possessing a prohibited drug after she allegedly hit Mr Morrison on the head with an egg. "No injuries have been reported". Morrison helped Baxter to her feet. A crowdfunding campaigned raised tens of thousands of dollars for his potential legal fees, as many critics of Anning responded with fury over Anning's remarks about the Christchurch attack and were enraged that he responded to the egging by striking his ...

World News Explosion hits near major Sufi shrine in Lahore
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City police chief Ghazanfar Ali said police officers were the apparent target of bombing outside the shrine which is known as Data Darbar , and where a famous Sufi saint Ali Hajveri is buried. Up to 18 victims have been brought to Mayo Hospital as four are in critical condition, Geo News reported. Authorities are yet to ascertain the nature of the blast.

World News Trump lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994 — Newspaper
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The Times said it had documented those losses by obtaining official IRS tax transcripts for those years, showing the figures Trump reported on his IRS Form 1040 returns. The New York Times has dropped a bombshell. "News today that Trump won't be releasing his tax returns is hardly surprising". A 1924 law gives Congress the explicit power to request such returns, but Mnuchin said their request lacked a "legitimate legislative objective", a stance that is expected to be challenged in ...

World News IRAN ALERT: US tensions with Tehran SOAR ahead of nuclear anniversary
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However, experts believe that Iran's measures will be within the framework of the JCPOA and will not mean withdrawal from the deal. State television is reporting that letters outlining the Islamic Republic's partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been delivered to ambassadors, according to the Associated Press .

World News Major Stock Indexes Plunge As US Threatens Higher Tariffs On Chinese Goods
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That comes right in the middle of Liu's visit. USA stocks slid Tuesday as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China triggered global growth fears and drove investors away from riskier assets. China is the third-largest export market for USA goods after Canada and Mexico. Trump, May 3: We're taking in billions of dollars from China in the form of tariffs, as you know.

World News Hammond: Government must talk to the Labour party on Brexit
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Labour MP Caroline Flint said Labour should push for a Brexit deal with the Tories. "But it needs to be done in an orderly manner". The resumption of Government talks with Labour comes amid increased tension between the two sides. No 10 insisted the meeting was routine, but pressure is mounting on the PM, with local Tory associations confirming they will hold a vote of confidence in her leadership on 15 June.

World News Venezuela vows response if USA takes military action: Venezuelan FM
Author: 0 Venezuela vows response if USA takes military action: Venezuelan FM

The Constituent Assembly already said it would suspend the immunity of any lawmakers who backed the April 30 uprising, which set off two days of violent clashes between security forces and protesters that left five people dead. He rejected suggestions that his opposition movement was flatlining, however. Asked whether he would like Trump and the United States military to intervene, he responded it is "responsible to evaluate" the possibility of worldwide intervention, adding: "I, as the ...

World News Pelosi: 'Trump is goading us to impeach him'
Author: 0 Pelosi: 'Trump is goading us to impeach him'

These are not trivial or political questions - they go to the wellspring of our democracy. "So, we have six committees who at this present time have subpoenas or plans for subpoenas to get information from the executive branch", the speaker said.

World News Georgia Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill Into Law Amid Hollywood Scrutiny
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law the state's "fetal heartbeat bill", a piece of legislation that would prohibit abortion after a heartbeat is detected in an embryo . "We will be suing Georgia to make sure this law has the same fate". Georgia is just one of many states to push for more restrictions on abortion. Lawmakers in other states including Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Louisiana and West Virginia, are considering similar proposals.

World News Shooting at STEM School Near Denver
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Two suspects are in custody, officials in Douglas County say. Reports indicate that the school did not have a resource officer assigned to it. Parents of STEM School students are directed to Northridge Rec Center at 8800 South Broadway to pick up their children.

World News AMD and Nvidia Analysts Worry Amid US-China Tensions
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The United States accuses Beijing of predatory practices, including hacking into US companies' computers to steal trade secrets, forcing foreign firms to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market and unfairly subsidizing Chinese firms at the expense of foreign competitors.

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