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World News 39 kilos of cocaine found on board Brazilian president's plane
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he arrives at Kansai airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture, on June 27, 2019 ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit. The Group of 20 nations (G20) is an global group made up of countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil , Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan , Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

World News Friends: Trump accuser told us of attack in the ’90s
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Bee responded to this passionately: "It's not people who defend accused rapists who put something on the line, it's the women who decide to speak up, who, as Carroll puts it, receive death threats, are driven from their homes, dismissed and dragged through the mud, only to see Trump turn it around, deny, threaten and attack them".

World News Germany's Angela Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin
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The brief incident happened as Merkel stood alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at an indoor event where Germany's new justice minister was being formally appointed. However, the chancellor has a reputation for stamina garnered in years of late-night domestic and European negotiating marathons. She has shown no sign since of wanting to give up the chancellorship before her term is up.

World News An 11th American tourist dies on vacation in the Dominican Republic
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U.S. officials also haven't said the deaths are connected but teams from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are at the Dominican Republic investigating the deaths. Officials from the Dominican Republic have downplayed the incidents, noting that the deaths appear to have been caused by natural causes and that the numbers are in line with what would be expected, given the large number of US tourists who visit the country each year ...

World News WH Intends To Block Conway From Testifying Before House Panel
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In a memo sent to the White House, the committee said it "will hold a hearing to examine the recommendation of the independent Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that President Trump remove Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from federal service, as well as reports by OSC about Ms.

World News US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAX
Author: 0 US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAX

The loss of Ethiopian flight ET302 in March was the second fatal accident involving a 737 Max in the space of five months. Investigators allege that this system malfunction was the reason behind fatal crashes of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines in October and March, respectively, killing almost 350 people in total.

World News Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city
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Protesters earlier handed a petition to the USA consulate asking President Donald Trump to " Back Hong Kong at the G20 Summit", where he is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping to try to defuse trade tension. Despite the post being deleted, Nike made a decision to stop sales to avoid any controversy regarding political protests in Hong Kong . "This is entirely China's internal affair".

World News Wayfair walkout: How furniture retailer can avoid 'slippery slope' of political pressure
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Last week, more than 500 Wayfair employees signed a letter demanding that the company cease the sale of beds and other furniture destined for an emergency facility created to hold unaccompanied minors in Texas. Wayfair's shares fell 5.3% on Tuesday and slipped further in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The country's politically polarized atmosphere has become a minefield for many businesses as workers increasingly take on their employers for issues they care about.

World News Florida woman arrested in fatal shooting of stepfather, 8-year-old daughter
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In response, Courtney went to her estranged husband's apartment and took possession of his firearms - one handgun and one rifle - with the intention of turning them into police. That decision is expected to come within 21 days of her arrest on June 15, a spokesperson told NPR. The Bartow Police Department arrested Joseph Irby on June 14 on charges of domestic violence-aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

World News Oklahoma lawmakers split on border aid bill
Author: 0 Oklahoma lawmakers split on border aid bill

Lawmakers and aides said they expected the changes, which were concessions to Hispanic and liberal Democrats , to produce a winning tally when the measure comes to a vote later Tuesday. He said Border Patrol stations are holding 15,000 people - more than triple their maximum capacity of 4,000. Congress plans a July 4 recess next week and lawmakers dread facing constituents without having approved the money.

World News Extension of Sanctions 'A Hostile Act': KCNA
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The White House extended last week six executive orders containing sanctions imposed over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes by one year. The North Korean Foreign Ministry comments about Mr. The spokesman described the renewal of the U.S. bans as a "manifestation of the most extreme hostile acts", but said North Korea "would not thirst for a lifting of [the] sanctions".

World News Tragic image of drowned father and child must propel prevention measures
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According to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a total of 283 migrant-crossing deaths were recorded at the border in 2018, but these figures may provide an incomplete picture. This new image is reminiscent of the iconic 2015 photo of a drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy , Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey.

World News Former Afghan PM praises Pakistan's Gulbuddin Hekmatyar role in peace process
Author: 0 Former Afghan PM praises Pakistan's Gulbuddin Hekmatyar role in peace process

The six rounds held so far have remained stalemated because of Taliban's refusal to talk to the Afghan government until the USA gives a clear commitment and timeframe for withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Some Afghan government officials side fear the United States and the Taliban will strike a deal on the withdrawal of foreign forces, enabling the United States to get out of an unpopular war but leaving government forces to battle on alone.

World News U.S. Military Says Two Service Members Killed In Afghanistan
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A seventh round of peace talks between United States and Taliban negotiators is set to begin on June 29 in Qatar's capital Doha, where the armed group maintains a political office. He said the two sides are almost ready to conclude a draft text outlining the Taliban's commitment to join fellow Afghans in ensuring that Afghan soil never again becomes a safe haven for "terrorists".

World News San Francisco e-cigarette ban makes it first city to outlaw vaping
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The city criticized the FDA in a March letter - alongside officials from NY and Chicago - for allowing these products to temporarily remain on shelves without undergoing premarket review for their impact on public health. "San Francisco's lawmakers have done what the FDA should have done years ago: ensure that e-cigarettes undergo the appropriate health review before hitting the shelves", PIRG campaign director Matt Wellington said.

World News China trade spat, Iran tensions to dominate weighty G20
Author: 0 China trade spat, Iran tensions to dominate weighty G20

The U.S.is willing to suspend the next round of tariffs on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese imports while Beijing and Washington prepare to resume trade negotiations, people familiar with the plans said. Trump wants to talk to partners and allies to get their support for his Iran sanctions program and to talk about how to encourage Iran to enter into diplomatic negotiations after Tehran shot down an unmanned American drone last week, a third official said.

World News Baby shot after mom rejects man's advances
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The child was transported to a hospital and underwent surgery to have bullet fragments removed from her head, the chief said. Her mother, 18-year-old Deziree Menagh , had pulled away as a man she'd met a week earlier, 23-year-old Marcos Echartea , tried to hold her hand at the party.

World News Pompeo-Modi talks have 2 problems - Iran and trade
Author: 0 Pompeo-Modi talks have 2 problems - Iran and trade

Terrorism emanating from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific, Iran and trade and defence issues will be high on the agenda during the talks between Pompeo and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday. While Pompeo heads to India after visiting Saudi Arabia and UAE, India would want to be briefed on the current situation in its neighbourhood. "Although the relationship is in choppy economic waters, it is in the interests of both countries to seek to negotiate an outcome that ...

World News Hong Kong activists crowdfund to get anti-extradition bill on G20 agenda
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China's assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said on Monday that "the Hong Kong issue" would not be discussed in Osaka, and they will not allow it to be discussed, saying countries should not intervene in China's internal affairs. The Civil Human Rights Front, organiser of this month's protests , is gearing up for an annual march on July 1, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Beijing .

World News Led economic conference kicks off in Bahrain
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Opening the two-day global economic workshop in Manama , senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said, "Agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to resolving the previously unsolvable political issues". In Gaza, businesses closed doors in a general strike called by the ruling Hamas and other factions. The conference, meant to highlight the plan's economic platform, includes no Israeli or Palestinian government officials, and so far no pledges to fund its $50 ...

World News North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump
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While the poll shows that most Americans don't want Trump to return to threatening attacks on North Korea , the authors said they highlight "a strong retributive streak in USA public opinion" and confirm that "some Americans lack any sense of a nuclear taboo, and some appear to hold a kind of atomic attraction".

World News IL becomes the 11th USA state to legalise recreational marijuana
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into a law a bill that legalizes the possession, purchase and sale of cannabis and allows for the expungement of low-level cannabis convictions. "We look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure the broadest relief possible under this revolutionary law". The equity measures direct 25 percent of legalization revenues to a newly-established Restore, Reinvest and Renew Grant Program to "address the impact of economic disinvestment, violence, and the historical ...

World News Council of Europe assembly authorises Russia's return
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The seizure triggered worldwide condemnation. The Council of Europe is an worldwide organisation set up to promote democracy, as well as protect human rights and the rule of law on the continent. Ukraine's delegation walked out in protest following Tuesday's vote, and the country has temporarily suspended its PACE membership, The Kyiv Post newspaper reported .

World News Robert Mueller Will Testify Before Congress
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In a news conference last month in which he delivered his first public remarks in more than two years, the special counsel said he did not wish to appear before lawmakers. Trump has dismissed Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" or a politically motivated attacks from Democrats unwilling to accept his White House triumph.

World News Pompeo says he discussed Gulf maritime security with Saudi king
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Both Saudi and Emirati leaders advocate a tough U.S. approach against Iran, which last week shot down an unmanned United States drone. But the hawkish United States stance has drawn limited support among its allies in Europe, which still support a denuclearisation deal negotiated under former president Barack Obama from which Trump pulled out a year ago, triggering tensions.

World News Aussie IS orphans removed from Syria camp
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According to the government, up to 70 Australians are in refugee camps in Syria , the vast majority of whom are children or women. Both men and their wives are presumed dead. The children would be given support, he said. Morrison had previously indicated his government would only help Australian citizens in ISIL-held territory if they approached an embassy or consulate, saying he would not put any national official at risk to rescue them.

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