• President Trump and Sen. Heitkamp meet at White House
President Trump and Sen. Heitkamp meet at White House

In a statement, Heitkamp dismissed Trump's attacks as "election-year politics" and said she was eager to work with Republicans, "including with the president". "MyPillow" founder and Trump friend, Mike Lindell, was also at the rally. At a rally in Fargo, N.D., President Donald Trump chided one of his most reviled political foes for getting "h...

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  • Pompeo: North Korea remains a nuclear threat
Pompeo: North Korea remains a nuclear threat

This is the latest reconciliatory step taken by the two Koreas in recent months, following the twin inter-Korean summits in April and May at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to thorn out differences and cooperate in various inter-Korean projects.

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  • Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US
Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6bn worth of United States products are due to come into effect on 1 July. Canada's tariffs are created to be a dollar-for-dollar response to the Trump administration's actions, which saw 25 per cent duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum coming from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

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  • 2 women on shortlist of possible Supreme Court nominees, Trump says
2 women on shortlist of possible Supreme Court nominees, Trump says

President Trump's next pick for the Supreme Court should have a relatively clear path to confirmation in the Senate. He plans to have at least one or two candidates visit him over the weekend at his private golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, and his search will shift into high-gear on Monday, once he returns to the White House.

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  • Five killed in 'targeted' attack on United States newspaper
Five killed in 'targeted' attack on United States newspaper

Authorities said he was "unco-operative" with interrogators. His public defenders had no comment outside court. A journalist from The New York Times has tweeted a video of police officers outside the building following the deployment by NYPD.

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  • Bolton, Putin to meet in the Kremlin to plan Trump-Putin summit
Bolton, Putin to meet in the Kremlin to plan Trump-Putin summit

The United States initially sanctioned Russia over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and its backing for a pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine. Bolton is in the Russian capital to discuss a potential meeting next month between Putin and Trump. On the other hand, specialists in diplomatic relations fear that President Trump "is likely ...

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  • Kennedy's deciding vote swung huge cases
Kennedy's deciding vote swung huge cases

A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights. "Well, Justice Kennedy has been a voice of reason and moderation on the Supreme Court and I urge the President to nominate his successor somebody who can also attract that kind of modera...

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  • 575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building
575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building

Almost 600 people were arrested at a protest organized by Women's March in Washington , D.C. Demonstrators began marching outside of the Justice Department and a Senate building Thursday to oppose migrant family separations and U.S. Under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy , the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the...

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  • Trump and Putin to meet in 'third country'
Trump and Putin to meet in 'third country'

Trump denies wrongdoing and calls the investigation a "witch hunt". Putin and Trump had two brief meetings on the sidelines of worldwide summits a year ago and both men spoke of a mutual desire for a full-fledged one-on-one summit during a March telephone call.

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  • Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis
Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis

There was no gunfire exchanged between the suspect and police. They said the motive was unclear, but revealed that threats had been sent to the local newspaper via social media before the deadly attack. Pol Lt Ryan Frashure, a police spokesman, told reporters police were "making sure there's no other people that are suspects or helped the individ...

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  • 17 states sue Trump over separation policy
17 states sue Trump over separation policy

While the CBP chief said that the administration's "zero tolerance" policy is still in place, authorities have to figure out how to resume prosecutions without separating children from their parents. "We would encourage people to use the correct system and not break the law", she said. He told the audience that lax border enforcement would "encou...

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  • Republican immigration overhaul fails in heavier than expected defeat
Republican immigration overhaul fails in heavier than expected defeat

The vote was 301-121, with almost half of Republicans opposing the measure. The moderates, however, have not been able to force votes on bipartisan bills that would have passed with mostly Democratic votes. A senior GOP aide argued the vote count for the Goodlatte bill was higher than the vote count for the compromise bill only "because p...

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  • More Photos And Reactions Trail Lagos Tanker Explosion
More Photos And Reactions Trail Lagos Tanker Explosion

Hundreds of commuters and vehicles are trapped on the Michael Otedola Bridge in Lagos as a petrol laden tanker went up in flames. Over 10 other vehicles with their occupants were caught in the fire that is raging with thick smoke. "As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure safety of lives and property of all resi...

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  • United States postpones high-level dialogue with India
United States postpones high-level dialogue with India

Haley further stressed on the importance of freedom of religion. India last week announced a plan to raise tariffs on 29 USA imports in retaliation for the United States decision to include India in its list of countries covered by higher steel and aluminium duties.

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  • Trump to meet with Putin next month in Helsinki, White House announces
Trump to meet with Putin next month in Helsinki, White House announces

Trump has said he's confronted Putin about Russia's involvement in the election in previous meetings and the Russian leader has denied any meddling. "What people are anxious about is the president going into this meeting (with Putin) with a weaker hand if he is seen as blowing up alliances and not having a very good trip to London", said Fried,...

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  • Mount Agung: AirAsia flights from Perth to Bali cancelled due to volcano
Mount Agung: AirAsia flights from Perth to Bali cancelled due to volcano

Virgin cancelled two flights between Denpasar and Sydney and said one due to depart the island in the morning would likely be delayed. Passengers wait at the airport as flights are cancelled following the volcanic eruption of Mount Agung.

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  • Democrats Demand Delay on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Until After Midterms
Democrats Demand Delay on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Until After Midterms

That statement contrasted with what McConnell said just an hour after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed during the Obama Administration - when he vowed to hold the seat open " until we have a new president ". Of note , the Judiciary Committee does not have any Democrats who look as if they may jump ship and vote with ...

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  • Duckworth joins women's Capitol protest with baby
Duckworth joins women's Capitol protest with baby

According to U.S. Capitol Police, the individuals are being processed on the scene and released. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on Twitter . "Camps for children is just as wrong as camps for children and adults". "I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump's cruel zero-tol...

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  • Amnesty: Myanmar Military Should be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity
Amnesty: Myanmar Military Should be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

Amnesty International say that approximately 385 structures in the Rohingya area appear razed. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Rakhine state after a military crackdown that the United Nations has said amounts to "ethnic cleansing".

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  • Trump Will Finally Meet With Putin Next Month. That Should Terrify You
Trump Will Finally Meet With Putin Next Month. That Should Terrify You

National Security Adviser John Bolton met in Moscow on Wednesday with the Russian delegation to begin groundwork for the meeting, which a Putin aide confirmed would take place mid-day and last "several hours". Mr Putin insisted Moscow had never sought confrontation and that, in his view, the poor state of relations was a result of fierce politic...

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