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World News CDU chief appointed Germany's defense minister
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At a ceremony at the Bellevue Palace, in this capital, the new minister received the documents for her post from the vice president of the Bundesrat (Upper House) and Berlin mayor, Michael Muller. The defense ministry offers Kramp-Karrenbauer a chance to gain foreign policy experience but also is notoriously hard to run. "There is a lot to do in the CDU", Kramp-Karrenbauer recently told the German newspaper Bild.

World News Ukraine provides JIT with evidence to identify people behind MH17 crash
Author: 0 Ukraine provides JIT with evidence to identify people behind MH17 crash

A separate criminal investigation concluded that the missile system was trucked into Ukraine from Russian Federation. Moscow has strongly denied any involvement in the downing of the airplane, despite investigation indicating that the BUK surface-to-air missile originated from the 53rd Russian military brigade based in the southwestern city of Kursk.

World News British PM contenders slam Trump tweets, but won't call them racist
Author: 0 British PM contenders slam Trump tweets, but won't call them racist

Theresa May said the language used to refer to the women was completely unacceptable. The two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop element of Theresa May's Brexit deal, even if a time limit was set.

World News El Chapo Sentenced To Life and 13 Billion Dollar Fine
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A jury in February convicted Guzman of trafficking tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, long known as one of Mexico's largest, most violent drug trafficking organizations.

World News New Footage Of Trump And Epstein Eying Up Women
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Epstein, a billionaire hedge fund manager, pleaded guilty in Florida in 2008 to a state charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor - a deal which has proved controversial in recent months as focus has renewed on the case. "Come on in.Go inside", Trump tells Epstein. The years-old video, shot for the NBC program A Closer Look , was part of a report on the president's lifestyle following his high-profile divorce from model-turned-businesswoman Ivana Trump.

World News Suspected arson attack on Kyoto anime studio leaves 13 presumed dead
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Kyoto Animation , better known as KyoAni, was founded in 1981 as an animation and comic book production studio, and is known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, including Lucky Star , K-On! and Haruhi Suzumiya . foot structure and the fact that there was only one exit made it especially vulnerable to an attack on the building's entrance. People near the site said they heard a series of explosions and later saw people carried out in blankets.

World News Military warns alien hunters not to storm Area 51
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The mysterious Area 51 has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades. Military response to civilians entering Area 51 can be seen in video from a local news broadcast, of a tour van who drove past a gate warning against trespassing.

World News Asia Minute: South Korean Trade Minister Heads to Washington for Help
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Lawmakers with Japan's opposition party say the moves are clearly countermeasures. and that they will hurt Japan's global image. Park Ki-young, a spokesman of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, said Monday that the government is bracing for the possibility that Japan will remove South Korea from a 27-country "whitelist" receiving preferential treatment in trade.

World News Trump attacks on the ‘Squad’ an electoral gambit
Author: 0 Trump attacks on the ‘Squad’ an electoral gambit

Trump on Sunday told a group of four ethnic minority female lawmakers to "go back" to the "places from which they came", and later doubled down on his position in saying that the lawmakers "hate" the United States . He characterized the lawmakers as "so angry". The prolonged attack was yet another escalation in a week where Trump has specifically targeted the lawmakers, known as " The Squad ", in an attempt to paint them as the face of his political opposition.

World News House votes on whether to hold Barr and Ross in contempt
Author: 0 House votes on whether to hold Barr and Ross in contempt

The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration , is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute the two men. "Holding the Attorney General in contempt for working in good-faith with Congress marks a new low for Speaker Pelosi's House of Representatives ", Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec wrote in a statement.

World News Turkish diplomat gunned down in Iraq's Arbil
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At least two people, including a Turkish diplomat, were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a restaurant in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil in a rare attack in the semi-autonomous region that could raise tensions and Turkish ire. Ibrahim Kalin, Erdogan's spokesman, vowed Turkey would deliver "the necessary response.to those who committed this treacherous attack". Iraq's Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack targeting a Turkish diplomat in Erbil, adding that the Iraqi government is ...

World News United States removing Turkey from F-35 program
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The delivery of S-400 components began last week and is ongoing with 14 shipments of related equipment so far having landed in Turkey over last six days. relationship with Turkey, saying that Washington still "greatly values" its strategic relationship with Ankara. The White House issued a statement Wednesday confirming the move, which had been threatened for months.

World News Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks
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Terming Saeed as "so-called mastermind" of the Mumbai terror attacks, Trump said he has been arrested after a ten-year search. Mr Khan is to leave for Washington over the weekend on his first official visit to the United States as Prime Minister, which India believes catalysed Mr Saeed's latest arrest.

World News French minister resigns after luxury dinners scandal, Europe News & Top Stories
Author: 0 French minister resigns after luxury dinners scandal, Europe News & Top Stories

On July 10, the investigative website Mediapart revealed that de Rugy and his wife had hosted a dozen luxury dinners, mostly for friends, at his official residence in central Paris . The departure will draw a line under a series of embarrassing headlines, but will pose a headache for the 41-year-old head of state. Mediapart, which is fiercely critical of the Macron government, specialises in investigations and has caused multiple embarrassments for politicians and senior public figures ...

World News USA diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute
Author: 0 USA diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute

South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute ranging from Japan's wartime use of forced labor to trade curbs that threaten to disrupt global supplies of memory chips and smartphones. South Korean Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki repeated his call for Japan to lift the curbs, while adding that South Korea would soon unveil plans to make its supply chain more independent.

World News ICJ grants consular access to Jadhav, asks Pakistan to review his conviction
Author: 0 ICJ grants consular access to Jadhav, asks Pakistan to review his conviction

Jadhav, in order to be effective, must ensure that full weight is given to the effect of the violation of the rights" in worldwide conventions, Yusuf said . ICJ knocks out India's major demands about #KulbhushanJadhav about his release and annulment of sentence, practically admits he is a spy, asks Pakistan for review sentence through its own means with consular access", he said.

World News House Votes to Condemn Trump Tweets
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In a late night Tweet , Trump said: "So great to see how unified the Republican Party was on today's vote concerning statements I made about four Democrat Congresswomen". "I think everybody ought to tone down their rhetoric". "Every member has their own calculus and certainly some of them are taking a principled position, regardless of the politics", Conant said.

World News MS-13 Members Charged in Murders of Seven People Hacked With Machetes
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Members of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are expected to announce the unsealing of an indictment against several members of the gang during a news conference Tuesday in downtown L.A., according to a news release issued by the U.S.

World News Boris Johnson 'to plan early general election' to hit Jeremy Corbyn
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A debate on Monday night saw the two rivals both rule out one possible compromise solution on the Northern Irish border, which has derailed the United Kingdom government's efforts to secure a Brexit deal so far. He warned parliament not to try and block a no-deal Brexit. A basic trade deal is broadly in line with Johnson's demands, but he and other Brexiteers are opposed to the backstop, fearing it would effectively keep the United Kingdom in a permanent customs union with the EU after ...

World News New Zealand penguins drop in for sushi
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The penguins, described as "waddling vagrants" by Constable John Zhu, were apprehended after receiving a report that the penguins had taken "refuge" at the stand on Featherston Street, Wellington . It was later found out that the birds have been hiding near the grills beneath the shop as it warm there. Constable Zhu removed the penguins and with some help from the public.

World News Trump Responds To UK Ambassador Kim Darroch's Resignation
Author: 0 Trump Responds To UK Ambassador Kim Darroch's Resignation

In another cable sentout the same day, Sir Darroch blamed Trump for following the line of NationalSecurity Advisor John Bolton, who promulgated withdrawal from the deal and there-imposition of sanctions. Yet both Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister, have defended the media's right to publish. In response to the latest leak, a Foreign Office spokesman said: 'A police inquiry into the totally unacceptable leak of this sensitive material has begun.

World News Warren Sees Possible Conflict With Acting Defense Secretary
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A day after his formal nomination, Mark Esper , President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of defense, faced questions from senators at his confirmation hearing . "You can't make those commitments to this committee". There also is no Senate-confirmed deputy secretary of defense or civilian leader of the Air Force.

World News Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals
Author: 0 Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Biden's aides framed his plan as more fiscally responsible and politically realistic than a single-payer overhaul. The plan would also allow Medicare to directly negotiate prescription prices, allow drugs to be imported from overseas, and increase the value of tax credits to lower premiums so more Americans could get coverage.

World News Made toupee? Man 'tries to smuggle cocaine under his wig'
Author: 0 Made toupee? Man 'tries to smuggle cocaine under his wig'

Police released side-by-side photos of the man - one with the wig on and one with the smuggled drugs on top of his head - but did not release his identity. The recent drug bust follows two other similar incidents involving other South American citizens and cocaine. The group was reportedly producing more than 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of cocaine per month, the Spanish National Police said.

World News Homicide of Utica teen Bianca Devins: A timeline of events
Author: 0 Homicide of Utica teen Bianca Devins: A timeline of events

Her suspected killer, Brandon Clark , 21, took photos of the crime and posted them online. They are authenticated. There's also Instagram photos being circulated from his social media that he posted, which I believe have been taken down, where he posted pictures of him with his wound, where he was at gunpoint before he was disarmed - those are also authenticated.

World News Welsh town Harlech wins record for world's steepest street
Author: 0 Welsh town Harlech wins record for world's steepest street

Baldwin Street in the South Island city of Dunedin had for years been known as the world's steepest street . Baldwin street has held the record for over a decade. "It's a lovely part of the world, and to have this extra accolade can do nothing but good for the town and bring more people in". "It's fantastic", said local business owner Jerry Roberts.

World News Police Say Sadie Roberts-Joseph Was Killed By Her Tennant
Author: 0 Police Say Sadie Roberts-Joseph Was Killed By Her Tennant

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the iconic founder of Baton Rouge's African American History Museum died of suffocation, in what has been determined to be a homicide, the city coroner's office confirmed on Monday. The victim's sister, Beatrice Johnson, told The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge that Roberts-Johnson stopped by her house around 11 a.m. on Friday.

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