• Friendly fire strike by U.S. kills 16 Afghan police, officials say
Friendly fire strike by U.S. kills 16 Afghan police, officials say

At least 7 of the kidnapped villagers were found dead on Saturday, along the highway that runs from Kandahar, the largest city in southern Afghanistan, to Tarinkot, capital of Uruzgan province, a poppy-growing area where the Taliban has a heavy presence.

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  • Sean Spicer Resigns, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders Takes the Reins
Sean Spicer Resigns, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders Takes the Reins

Scaramucci ended his first press conference with a kiss to the press corps that has constantly been at odds with the Trump White House. "The president wanted to bring on some folks, to add to the team", Spicer said in a brief interview on Friday.

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  • Venezuelan opposition announces new anti-Maduro strike
Venezuelan opposition announces new anti-Maduro strike

Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at troops firing tear gas from motorcycles. The opposition coalition launched protests in early April against Maduro whom they accuse of turning Venezuela into a dictatorship and wrecking its economy.

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  • President Erdogan tours the Gulf in a bid to defuse Qatar spat
President Erdogan tours the Gulf in a bid to defuse Qatar spat

Doha denies the claim and has been strongly backed by Ankara throughout the standoff. Qatar rejects the UAE and Saudi Arabia's designations, first and foremost among which the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with which the Gulf state has a long-standing strategic relationship.

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  • Syrian opposition rebels less trustworthy in last-ditch duel against IS
Syrian opposition rebels less trustworthy in last-ditch duel against IS

He he suggested he might end support for the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it was the first time in several weeks that the Syrian military had launched an attack in that area, which is close to where US-backed anti-ISIL forces are operating.

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  • Trump Sensed Dossier Threat From James Comey
Trump Sensed Dossier Threat From James Comey

He was a bad senator, he was a disgusting choice for this job and I believe the country would be much better off if he quit. Once in office, Sessions did not flinch when Trump impugned our intelligence services, gave code-word classified information to the Russian foreign minister and fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

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  • Trump tweets that he has 'complete power to pardon'
Trump tweets that he has 'complete power to pardon'

And on Friday, Trump implemented the most dramatic, if potentially unintended, overhaul of his White House so far, installing wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. Trump faulted Mr. Sessions for his misleading testimony. "He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but...

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  • Baby Charlie Gard's doctors receive death threats
Baby Charlie Gard's doctors receive death threats

Mary MacLeod, chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital, said that while she appreciated feelings around the ongoing court battle between medical staff and Charlie's parents were running high, nothing could justify the abuse. " Charlie Gard's case is a heart-breaking one". Mr. Justice Francis of the family division of the High Court in London is ...

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  • United States lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, N Korea
United States lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, N Korea

A bipartisan group of USA congressional leaders have reached agreement on new sanctions for Russian Federation, in response to its meddling in the 2016 presidential election, as well as a provision that would prevent President Donald Trump from trying to relax sanctions against Moscow.

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  • Congress Reaches Deal, Set to Pass Trump-Proof Russia Sanctions
Congress Reaches Deal, Set to Pass Trump-Proof Russia Sanctions

House and Senate negotiators brushed aside White House objections Saturday and reached agreement on a broad sanctions bill that will make it more hard for President Trump to unilaterally ease or end punitive measures against Moscow. The Senate passed a bill 98-2 last month, but the legislation was stalled over procedural disputes in the House. ...

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  • US Lawmakers Reach Accord on Russian Sanctions; Vote to Be Held Tuesday
US Lawmakers Reach Accord on Russian Sanctions; Vote to Be Held Tuesday

The review requirement is based on GOP-sponsored 2015 legislation to give Congress a vote on whether then-President Barack Obama could lift sanctions against Iran. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the revised legislation was "the product of intense negotiations".

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  • U.S. blocks $350 Mn military aid to Pak
U.S. blocks $350 Mn military aid to Pak

The US had allotted $900 million to Pakistan under CSF, out of which $550 million has already been reimbursed. In the statement, Stump said the 2016 funds had to be "released or reprogrammed" before their expiration. The Pentagon is due to authorize $350 million in military aid for the next fiscal year, and is unlikely to approve it under the...

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  • Congress close to deal on Russian Federation sanctions
Congress close to deal on Russian Federation sanctions

The bill also includes stiff economic penalties against Iran and North Korea . House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Saturday morning that a vote on the bill - the Russia , Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act - will take place Tuesday.

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  • Trump Looks Into Pardons As Way Around Russian Investigation
Trump Looks Into Pardons As Way Around Russian Investigation

He says President Donald Trump could pardon his family, team and others , but he'd pay heavily politically. The Washington Post reported last Thursday that Trump had inquired about his authority to issue pardons to aides, family members and perhaps himself as Mueller's Russian Federation probe widens.

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  • New Zealand cities declare state of emergency after storm
New Zealand cities declare state of emergency after storm

Hundreds of New Zealanders in the south island have been evacuated due to rising flood waters caused by torrential rain across the Otago region. Emergency services are now focused on the Taieri River near Dunedin after predictions it would rise to near-record levels on Saturday.

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  • Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated
Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

He also said the deal "follows on from the ceasefire deal for the south of Syria", where the US, Russia and Jordanbrokered a de-escalation zone earlier this month. The CIA programme had been plagued by problems that included red tape and poor supplies, and the Syrian fighters had a mixed record of success, he said.

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  • Jeff Sessions Lied - Again - About His Involvement with Russian Federation
Jeff Sessions Lied - Again - About His Involvement with Russian Federation

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill that same day about possible Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. He is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door hearing on Tuesday.

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  • Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak ends tenure and returns to Moscow
Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak ends tenure and returns to Moscow

The Post reportsthat Kislyak's comments to his Russian bosses were intercepted by US spy agencies. Kislyak, who held the post since 2008, is expected to be replaced by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov. The document preservation request, sent to the White House on Wednesday, ordered the administration to preserve documentation...

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  • Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Ghouta
Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Ghouta

Addressing a security conference at the Aspen Institute, Special Operations Command chief Army General Raymond Thomas said that, while counterterrorism remained a priority for his forces, worldwide law could prevent the USA from maintaining a long-term presence in Syria , where its intervention has been declared illegal by the government.

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  • OJ Simpson Will Soon Be Released From Prison
OJ Simpson Will Soon Be Released From Prison

Simpson aged 70, who spent the last nine years behind bars for aggravated burglary will be released in October after he served the minimum requirement of his 33-year sentence. A day after he was granted parole, O.J. Simpson has been moved to a special cell. In one of the most high-profile trials of the 1990s, Simpson was acquitted of the murder o...

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