• Bali volcano eruption: Mount Agung spews volcanic ash triggering CLOSURE of airport
Bali volcano eruption: Mount Agung spews volcanic ash triggering CLOSURE of airport

Jetstar said on its travel alerts site on Thursday that it is not now safe to operate flights to or from Denpasar because of the volcanic ash cloud. Flight Centre NZ general manager retail, Sue Matson, said Kiwis should not just assume their flights have been cancelled. It had a dramatic increase in activity last year, forcing the evacuation of...

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  • Annapolis shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper leaves 5 dead
Annapolis shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper leaves 5 dead

Rebecca Smith , a "recent hire who loved spending time with family". Gerald Fischman , 61, an editorial page editor. Investigators were in the process of securing his Maryland residence and obtaining search warrants, he said . Police described the suspect as a "white, adult male". Annapolis , Anne Arundel County and state police, along with...

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  • HHS watchdog to examine conditions at shelters for migrant children
HHS watchdog to examine conditions at shelters for migrant children

In a series of tweets fired off on Sunday, US President Donald Trump described people entering the country from Mexico as "invaders" trying to "break into the country", and suggested sending them back to their country of origin without legal proceedings.

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  • High court OKs Trump's travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim
High court OKs Trump's travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

A nonprofit group that supports Trump's policies called the decision a "tremendous victory". As the son of immigrants from Haiti, a nation Trump derided as a "shithole", I'm well aware of the ugly biases driving the president's policies. AFSC offices across the country have been active in mobilising against the Muslim Ban since the first version ...

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  • How a Socialist Latinx Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite
How a Socialist Latinx Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite

The Post said there is little evidence Pappas is as active a campaigner as Ocasio-Cortez is. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Ocasio-Cortez explained that her campaign was devoted to delivering a "laser-focused message of economic, social, and racial dignity for working-class Americans".

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  • Trump, Putin will hold summit July 16 in Finland, White House says
Trump, Putin will hold summit July 16 in Finland, White House says

The White House told reporters: "The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russian Federation and a range of national security issues". After his tweet Thursday casting doubt on Russian election meddling , Trump lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the agency's pr...

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  • China says it will not 'concede an inch' of disputed territories
China says it will not 'concede an inch' of disputed territories

After Beijing installed missile batteries and landed long-range bombers on some of the reclaimed South China Sea outposts, Mattis publicly accused Xi of reneging on his pledge against militarising the region, and the Pentagon disinvited Chinese forces from participating in a Pacific Rim exercise.

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  • Putin summit to unfold in Cold War venue Helsinki on July 16
Putin summit to unfold in Cold War venue Helsinki on July 16

U.S. -Russian relations have nose-dived in light of accusations that the Russian government both colluded with the Trump presidential campaign and influenced the 2016 election. As president, Trump has met Putin briefly twice before. He said many European politicians had met the Russian leader. He mentioned Helsinki , Finland , and Vienna, Austr...

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  • 3 judges on Trump's Supreme Court replacement list are from MI
3 judges on Trump's Supreme Court replacement list are from MI

The Daily Show host noted that this was Trump's second Supreme Court pick because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "stole" President Obama's Supreme Court pick, but complimented the senator for being "super slick" comparing it to Mission: Impossible .

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  • Ex-NATO chief Solana denied entry to US
Ex-NATO chief Solana denied entry to US

The people of this country have the right to remain in the United States for 90 days without a visa however they must register through the electronic system, obtaining the ESTA . While these individuals may still travel to the U.S., they must apply for a visa as though they were not citizens of a country exempt from that requirement.

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  • Putin-Trump summit on agenda as John Bolton holds Moscow talks
Putin-Trump summit on agenda as John Bolton holds Moscow talks

Bolton told reporters in Moscow the summit agenda would include a variety of issues, including arms control, but the meeting would not necessarily produce any specific agreements. Bolton's comments came after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a highly anticipated summit between Putin and US President Donald Trump in July.

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  • It’s here: A working-class takeover of the Democratic Party
It’s here: A working-class takeover of the Democratic Party

Shed organized for Sen. Joe Crowley, this is a corrupt neoliberal who has ties to Wall Street, and he also raised ten times more money than Ocasio-Cortez, but he still lost after she ran a grassroots campaign. Now, she just unseated a 10-term incumbent congressman previously on track to lead the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives....

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  • Erdogan wins Turkey presidential polls
Erdogan wins Turkey presidential polls

The appeal of the MHP - as well as the emergence of a new nationalist party in parliament, the Iyi or Good Party - indicates that Turkey will only continue to strengthen its nationalist policy at home and overseas. With his sweeping new powers, scrapping the post of prime minister and able to choose ministers and most senior judges, he becomes Tu...

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  • Will Trump Administration Reunite Families Within 30 Days After Federal Court Ruling?
Will Trump Administration Reunite Families Within 30 Days After Federal Court Ruling?

He also issued a nationwide injunction against further family separations, unless the parent is deemed unfit or doesn't want to be with the child, and ordered the government to provide phone contact between parents and their children within 10 days.

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes "astonishing" primary upset

Following Ms Ocasio-Cortez's win, dictionary Merriam-Webster tweeted that socialism emerged as their top search item. During her appearance on MSNBC , she responded to a question by anchor Willie Geist about how the US would pay for her progressive agenda-which includes Medicare for All , a universal jobs guarantee, and tuition-free univers...

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  • Real estate bet big (and lost) on outgoing Rep. Joe Crowley
Real estate bet big (and lost) on outgoing Rep. Joe Crowley

If Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in the heavily blue district, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She also offered a common-sense, values-driven understanding of socialism, helpfully not coming from the voice of a 76-year old white man.

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  • Moscow meeting paves the way for Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin
Moscow meeting paves the way for Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin

The meeting is expected to take place while Trump is in Europe in mid-July. The long-anticipated Trump-Putin summit is now official. "I think we'll be talking about Syria". Earlier, Putin told Bolton that his visit to Moscow increased the chances of a restoration of Russian-U.S. relations. Trump confirmed that Helsinki was a possible site.

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  • Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police force
Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police force

The federal forces returned Sunday morning with more reinforcements and arrested Mr Garcia and the entire force. All members of Ocampo's municipal police department have been taken into custody by the police's internal affairs department, Reuters reported.

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  • Judge revokes death sentence of teenager charged with killing rapist husband
Judge revokes death sentence of teenager charged with killing rapist husband

Amnesty International said Tuesday that over 400,000 people around the world had joined the campaign. Hussein's case sparked worldwide outrage. Rights campaigners had called for President Omar al-Bashir to pardon Hussein, saying she was forced into a child marriage and had acted in self-defense, and today the appeals court quashed the death s...

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  • 28-year-old socialist upsets 10-term Congressman in NY Democratic primary
28-year-old socialist upsets 10-term Congressman in NY Democratic primary

Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democratic candidate who was backed by Sen. Crowley had not faced a primary challenger in 14 years. "When we know that children are being kept and that human-rights abuses are happening without any transparency or accountability - that is where we are at right now.

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