• Residents flee forest fire near Greek capital of Athens
Residents flee forest fire near Greek capital of Athens

Greece's fire brigade said the intensity and spread of the wildfire at Mati had slowed on Tuesday as winds died down, but it was still not fully under control. The fires in Greece have forced thousands of locals to flee to safer areas as firefighters battle the blazes. In the first fire, west of the capital near Kineta, three communities were eva...

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  • Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet
Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet

Asked by reporters Monday afternoon whether he had any concerns about provoking tensions with Iran , Mr. Trump replied, "None at all". Iranian hackers, meanwhile, were planning extensive cyberattacks on USA and European targets, prompting consideration of a US counterattack, multiple senior US officials told NBC News.

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  • Satellite images suggest North Korea dismantling key rocket launch site
Satellite images suggest North Korea dismantling key rocket launch site

Mr Trump did not specifically identify the site, but a USA official subsequently told Reuters that it was Sohae. Trump rejected "Fake News" that he was angry because progress was not happening fast enough with North Korea . "Unless they dismantle the whole site, it will remain North Korea's premier location for space launches", Hanham said on ...

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  • The 'Accidental' No-Deal Brexit!
The 'Accidental' No-Deal Brexit!

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there was a risk that unless there is a change in attitude from European Union negotiators a no deal Brexit could happen by accident. But I will also be clear that our European partners must show much more flexibility and creativity in negotiations if we are to avoid a "no deal by accident" sce...

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  • At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens
At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens

The charred remains of a least four people have been seen on the streets of the small coastal town of Mati, east of Athens, Reuters said. Before that news, the official death toll stood at 24. Children's summer camps and a seaside resort for military officers were evacuated, as well as residences in the area. "I saw it with my eyes, it is a rea...

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  • 3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician
3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

Another bombing three days earlier in the northwestern city of Peshawar, had killed another provincial candidate and 20 others. Dera Ismail Khan, located adjacent to the South Waziristan district, which was once a stronghold of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has seen several such attacks in recent years.

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  • Modi to embark on three-nation Africa tour from today
Modi to embark on three-nation Africa tour from today

During the two-day visit in Uganda, Prime Minister Modi will call on Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and hold a delegation level talk. He will pay a two-day state visit to the Republic of Rwanda from Monday. Under this scheme, poor families are donated diary cows, and then first female calf born is then gifted to the neighbour. Moving on to Sout...

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  • China Defies Sanctions, Helps North Korea Open Travel Agency in Taiwan
China Defies Sanctions, Helps North Korea Open Travel Agency in Taiwan

The North Korean government has made a number of such unilateral moves since the start of the year, including the apparent destruction of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in March. USA intelligence officials said last month that Pyongyang was working to hide key aspects of its nuclear programme. Kim and Trump signed a joint agreement during the s...

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  • Hassan Rouhani's presidency a far cry from his campaign promises
Hassan Rouhani's presidency a far cry from his campaign promises

Rouhani had also warned Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail " and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it". Mainstream press carried one particular line from Rouhani's comments, suggesting he threatened "the mother of all wars", although the full sentence offered more nuance.

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  • 'Just what the party needs': Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders woo Kansas progressives
'Just what the party needs': Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders woo Kansas progressives

But Democrats see reasons for hope in a campaign year in which progressive candidates have won competitive primaries in GOP-leaning districts in suburban Philadelphia , metropolitan Omaha and Orange County, California, this year. "And then, they make the call", Clay said. "Let us transform our economic and political system, let us elect James Thom...

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  • Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign
Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign

This comes as President Trump once again reversed his position on whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. "For more than a year, House Republicans have bullied the Department of Justice and FBI to release highly sensitive documents to derail the Special Counsel's and other legitimate national security investigations an...

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  • Risk of 'no deal' Brexit by accident - Hunt
Risk of 'no deal' Brexit by accident - Hunt

Raab is expected on Thursday in Brussels for further talks and pledged to strain "every sinew" to get "the best deal". More clarity is also required on migrant workers and the contribution they make to the United Kingdom food system, along with greater attention to the "special" needs of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that are "highly" food...

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  • White House mulls revoking clearances of Trump-bashing officials
White House mulls revoking clearances of Trump-bashing officials

Clapper said there were no grounds for dismissing his clearance, and that the White House's actions were directed exclusively at "people who have criticized the president". "And it's an abuse of the system", Clapper said. There is a formal process by which clearances can be revoked, Clapper said, but it's predicated on wrongdoing or other set pro...

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  • Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen
Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen

Jones announced that a full 12 audio files have officially been handed over to the government, sparking questions about why Trump has not argued they are covered by attorney-client privilege. "The only way that it would be improper for me to have it would be if I got it from the Federal Bureau of Investigation or somebody in law enforcement", he co...

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  • Ecuador to hand Assange over to the UK
Ecuador to hand Assange over to the UK

The 47-year-old has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge, west London , since June 2012. On Friday, Ecuador President Lenin Moreno was in London , where he was to speak at the Global Disabilities Summit, Greenwald reports on The Intercept , but the actual objective was to meet with British officials to finalize the agreemen...

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  • Stormy Daniels & Glendon Crain Split
Stormy Daniels & Glendon Crain Split

Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti said in a tweet that Daniels and Crain decided mutually to end their marriage and that the "accuracy" of the divorce petition is "vehemently disputed". Their daughter was born in 2011. Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, arranged a nondisclosure agreement in the weeks leading up to the 2016 pres...

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  • North Korea denuclearization in a year not likely: US intelligence chief
North Korea denuclearization in a year not likely: US intelligence chief

North Korea is putting pressure on the administration of US President Donald Trump to begin lifting sanctions, according to the official, believing they have done "so much" by freezing nuclear and missile testing, destroying one of their nuclear sites, and facilitating the upcoming repatriation of US service members' war remains.

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  • Amid flourishing ties, Ethiopia and Eritrea set to play friendly football match
Amid flourishing ties, Ethiopia and Eritrea set to play friendly football match

Russom is Eritrea's Education Minister. The visit of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Washington later this month presents President Donald Trump with a chance to make his first meaningful diplomatic contribution in Africa, a continent that appears to rank dead last in his global priorities.

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  • Trump security adviser echoes warning to Iran
Trump security adviser echoes warning to Iran

Trump's tweet came shortly after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his own blistering speech on Iran's leaders, accusing the clerics that rule the country of using the country's revenue to line their own pockets and fund terrorism at the expense of average Iranians .

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  • Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan
Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan

After this evacuation, there remain more than 3000 members in the country, many of whom are civilian volunteers, who travel to the scenes of air strikes and other bombardments to rescue those trapped in the rubble. "We commend Jordan's generosity in supporting their processing by UNHCR and the commitment of the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany t...

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