• Ramaphosa: SA has signed several deals to boost economic ties with China
Ramaphosa: SA has signed several deals to boost economic ties with China

As part of bolstering its soft power capacity, China has prioritised people-to-people diplomacy, providing scholarships and opening more than 80 Confucius Institutes in 41 African countries. She will be joined at the conference by other African First Ladies who will later release a joint declaration on AIDS prevention. By comparison, its first Ch...

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  • United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan
United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

The report by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali quoted Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner as saying, "Due to a lack of Pakistani decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy the remaining 300 (million) Dollars was reprogrammed" and will now be used on "other urgent priorities" if United States Congress approves.

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  • Donald Trump defends his handling of John McCain’s death
Donald Trump defends his handling of John McCain’s death

Mr Trump said in a statement after the criticism: "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honour, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment".

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  • USA lobbyist admits to foreign donation scheme tied to Trump inauguration
USA lobbyist admits to foreign donation scheme tied to Trump inauguration

As part of his plea agreement , Patten agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department. USA officials say Kilimnik continues to maintain close ties to Russian intelligence. The Ukrainian opposition bloc had deep ties to Russian Federation in the period in which Patten represented them, including former Ukrainian President and opposition bloc mem...

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  • Former deputy AG: Firing Sessions would harm Trump, nation
Former deputy AG: Firing Sessions would harm Trump, nation

U.S. President Donald Trump , speaking to a raucous, campaign-style rally in IN, warned on Thursday that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation must "start doing their job and doing it right" or "I will get involved".

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  • Obama, Bush Remember McCain as Man Who'd 'Not Abide Bigots'
Obama, Bush Remember McCain as Man Who'd 'Not Abide Bigots'

Although McCain didn't mention the President by name - and he was not present at the service, in accordance with the late senator's wishes - she made several unmistakable and pointed references throughout her emotional remarks. 1, 2018, for a memorial service . Their pushback to Trump was more subtle than Meghan McCain's but unmistakable n...

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  • Judge rules couple must give homeless man funds raised in GoFundMe
Judge rules couple must give homeless man funds raised in GoFundMe

It was late fall of 2017 when Bobbitt - homeless and struggling with addiction in Philadelphia - gave his last $20.00 to help Kate McClure, whose vehicle had broken down. According to the The Inquirer , D'Amico revealed that he controls the money but would rather "burn it in front of him" than give Bobbitt the remainder of the funds.

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  • Moving Moments From John McCain's Capitol Hill Tribute
Moving Moments From John McCain's Capitol Hill Tribute

Biden advised McCain's friends and family to remember snapshots of him, such as a glance or a touch. " Jackie Robinson once said, 'A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.' Senator McCain, we will miss the blessing of being in your presence, but we will never forget the impact you had on the world and - more importan...

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  • Lawyer was told Russian Federation had 'Trump over a barrel,' sources say
Lawyer was told Russian Federation had 'Trump over a barrel,' sources say

Between 2014 and 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department sought and attempted to turn Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska into an informant for the United States, the Times reported Saturday . According to the Times, Ohr and Steele first discussed flipping Deripaska in November 2014. Convicted felon and former Trump...

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  • Dutch govt seeks improved bilateral ties with Pakistan after blasphemous contest saga
Dutch govt seeks improved bilateral ties with Pakistan after blasphemous contest saga

The far-right politician, who is known for his incendiary speeches and protests against immigration and Islam , said on Thursday he did not want others endangered by the contest he planned for November. The Afghan Taliban statement was issued shortly before Wilders canceled the contest. "The threats resulting from the cartoon contest are running...

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  • South Africa Declares War on White Farmers
South Africa Declares War on White Farmers

Titled "Despite Crime Epidemic, Farm Murders Down", the cable outlines statistics on murder rates on white-owned South African farms. "The UK has for some time now supported land reform. She said: "In these cases I have to consider the merits of each application to have the bell". South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this month...

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  • John McCain to Be Honored at Washington National Cathedral Memorial Service
John McCain to Be Honored at Washington National Cathedral Memorial Service

Mr Trump will also miss Saturday's service at the Washington National Cathedral, where former president Barack Obama , the Democrat who defeated Senator McCain in 2008, and former Republican president George W Bush, who beat Senator McCain in their party's 2000 presidential nominating contest, will pay tribute to Senator McCain.

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  • Puerto Rico's governor admits mistakes, in wake of new death toll
Puerto Rico's governor admits mistakes, in wake of new death toll

The poor and elderly were also disproportionately hard hit in terms of risk of fatalities. The new estimate of 2,975 dead in the six months after Maria devastated the island in September 2017 was made by researchers with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

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  • Jordan to lead fundraising for UN Palestinian agency after United States cuts
Jordan to lead fundraising for UN Palestinian agency after United States cuts

Each year, the State Department transfers money by the end of September to the UN Relief and Works Agency, known as UNRWA, which provides aid to Palestinian refugees across the West Asian region. Last Friday, the State Department announced the US was cutting more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the fu...

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  • Group of local faith leaders calling on DeSantis to publicly apologize
Group of local faith leaders calling on DeSantis to publicly apologize

Gillum responded by decrying what he called the "gutter politics" of DeSantis that he said echoes the influence of Trump on American politics. A replacement for the other senator from Arizona , the late John McCain , is to be named in the next few days by the southwestern state's Republican governor and will be up for election in 2020.

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  • Trump unblocks more Twitter users after court order
Trump unblocks more Twitter users after court order

The social media move also comes as the administration seeks to crack down on Twitter and Google for alleged shadowbanning and censoring conservative sources and voices. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald , an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, ruled in May that Mr.

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  • Last-ditch talks to avert battle for Syria’s Idlib
Last-ditch talks to avert battle for Syria’s Idlib

Russian Federation remains in discussions with its Astana Process partner Turkey - the guarantor of a de-escalation zone in Idlib - on how to avert a full-scale battle. "The lives of 2.9 million people are at stake, and worldwide mutually threatening messages and warnings and counter-warnings are taking place in the last few days".

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  • Police report fatalities in New Mexico bus crash originating from St. Louis
Police report fatalities in New Mexico bus crash originating from St. Louis

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were dispatched to the scene, along with the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit. He said the driver of the truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Rachel Cunningham told CBS News she was asleep on the Greyhound at the moment of impact.

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  • French and British fishermen clash in scallop war skirmish
French and British fishermen clash in scallop war skirmish

The British were outnumbered by about 35 boats to five. Maritime authorities in France have sought to calm tensions on Wednesday morning, denouncing the showdown as "very dangerous" and expressing hope that "things will calm down". The South Western Fish Producers Organisation, which has been negotiating with French fishermen, condemned the beh...

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  • Theresa May says no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be end of the world'
Theresa May says no-deal Brexit 'wouldn't be end of the world'

The UK leader is now on a tour of three African nations, where she is seeking to bolster the country's regional ties ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union in March 2019 . The US$5.15bn worth investment, she added, "will pave the way for at least another US$5.15bn of private sector financing". United Kingdom has promised £8 billion to...

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  • North Korea to Hold International Blockchain Conference in October, Report Claims
North Korea to Hold International Blockchain Conference in October, Report Claims

Mattis emphasized a decision about joint exercises with the South Koreans had not been made and the Pentagon would make a decision in consultation with the State Department, depending on how the negotiations develop with North Korea to end its nuclear program.

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  • President Trump Not Attending John McCain's Funeral, Spokesman Says
President Trump Not Attending John McCain's Funeral, Spokesman Says

Trump ignored reporters' questions on McCain on four occasions at the White House on Monday. McCain had been an infuriating foil in a long-running feud over style and policy that did not end with the senator's illness and death . McCain's Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and he was taken prisoner and held in the infamous "Hanoi...

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  • White House counsel Don McGahn set to depart amid Mueller probe tensions
White House counsel Don McGahn set to depart amid Mueller probe tensions

The announcement of McGahn's departure comes weeks after the revelation that he recently was interviewed by Mueller and his team for more than one full day. Throughout that process, McGahn has had tense clashes with Trump's outside lawyers on Russian Federation - as well as former White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who coordinated the White House's inte...

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  • Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday
Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to represent the White House instead. McCain died Saturday at the age of 81 on the anniversary of Sen. "On behalf of Tricia and I and the entire NYGOP, we offer our deepest condolences to Cindy and the McCain family".

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  • UAE Jets Target Allied Coalition Forces in Yemen Shores
UAE Jets Target Allied Coalition Forces in Yemen Shores

Since the conflict began in March 2015, an estimated 6,600 civilians have been killed and another 10,563 have been injured, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The coalition will announce the conclusions of the review after it is completed, the spokesman added. The Saudi-led alliance has carried out...

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  • Bees swarm Times Square hot dog stand
Bees swarm Times Square hot dog stand

Police closed part of 43rd Street near Seventh Avenue in Manhattan while the swarm was relocated . A police officer, who keeps bees himself, arrived at the scene in Times Square at 2:30pm, wearing a mesh-hooded beekeeper suit. An NYPD beekeeper vacuumed the bees into a container to be taken to a hive on Long Island, the police said . "It's scar...

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  • Almost 3000 Deaths in Puerto Rico Linked to Hurricane Maria
Almost 3000 Deaths in Puerto Rico Linked to Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, wreaking widespread devastation and causing $90 billion in damages. "Even though it is an estimate, we are officially changing, we are putting an official number to the death toll", he said .

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  • Federal Judge Blocks Release of 3D Files for Guns
Federal Judge Blocks Release of 3D Files for Guns

Led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 19 states and the District of Columbia joined a lawsuit contending that the federal government's decision to allow the blueprints to be posted would have provided broad, unregulated access to unsafe weapons.

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  • Russia's military warns of possible chemical attack in Syria
Russia's military warns of possible chemical attack in Syria

He voiced concern over the possibility that the Assad regime and Iran could use chemical weapons "as probably this is the only way to carry out such a military attack". -Russian talks in Geneva also addressed topics including the possible removal of American troops from a military base on the Syria-Iraq border, or their cooperation with Russi...

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  • US Warns Russia, Syria Against Chemical Weapons Use
US Warns Russia, Syria Against Chemical Weapons Use

The ship is armed with 28 Tomahawk cruise missiles, exactly what the U.S. used in their last two attacks on Syria. Turkey's foreign minister said last Friday it would be disastrous to seek a military solution in the Idlib region, a rebel-held enclave which the Syrian government says it aims to recapture .

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