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Ivanka Trump shuts fashion line, to focus on White House role

24 July 2018

United States President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, said on Tuesday she is closing her fashion line to focus her energies on advising her father’s White House. The president, whose fortune comes from real estate development, came into office carrying... Read More

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Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' US or suffer consequences

23 July 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA − US President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States. His words, spelled out in capital letters in a... Read More

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Gunman kills two, injures 12 on Toronto street, police say

23 July 2018

TORONTO − A gunman opened fire on a Toronto street filled with restaurants late on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 12 others, including a young girl, authorities said. The suspected shooter was later found dead. The girl was in a critical condition, Toronto... Read More

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Zimbabwe’s president courts white voters ahead of election

21 July 2018

HARARE − Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive. Read More

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Cave rescue was a miracle

18 July 2018

Chiang Rai, Thailand - Members of a Thai youth soccer team and their coach have described their rescue from a flooded cave as a miracle, thanked the experts who saved them and discussed how the experience will affect the rest of their lives. In their first public... Read More

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Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of strongmen

17 July 2018

JOHANNESBURG − Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world should resist cynicism over the rise of strongmen, in an apparent reference to populist leaders who hold power in a number of countries. The Democratic former US president did not name his Republican successor,... Read More

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World Cup pitch intruder jailed for 15 days

17 July 2018

MOSCOW − A Moscow court on Monday handed down a 15-day jail sentence on one of four people who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms. The judge also banned Veronika Nikulshina from... Read More

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Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

16 July 2018

HELSINKI − US President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him win the 2016 election. Read More

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On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

16 July 2018

HELSINKI − On the eve of his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labelling the European Union a “foe” with regard to trade. In a pre-summit interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation programme aired on Sunday,... Read More

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Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

14 July 2018

CHIANG RAI, Thailand – Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well from the ordeal and will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday. The last of the... Read More

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‘Together Against Trump’, thousands protest peacefully in London

13 July 2018

LONDON − Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go,” tens of thousands of protesters marched through London on Friday waving banners and banging pots to demonstrate against the US president on his first official visit to Britain. Under a brilliant blue sky, demonstrators... Read More

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Trump claims victory after forcing NATO crisis talks

12 July 2018

BRUSSELS − US President Donald Trump hailed a personal victory at a NATO summit on Thursday, saying allies had sharply increased defence spending commitments after he provoked a crisis session with a tirade at European leaders. “I told people that I would be very... Read More

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Facebook removes ‘treason’ as tag to identify users’ interests

11 July 2018

COPENHAGEN − Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that... Read More

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All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave

10 July 2018

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. “The 12... Read More

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Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

09 July 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, picking a conservative federal appeals court judge who survived a previous tough Senate confirmation battle and helped investigate Democratic... Read More

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Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to "rain god"

09 July 2018

Eight of the 12 boys trapped with their soccer coach in a labyrinthine flooded cave complex in northern Thailand have been freed, authorities said on Monday, adding that the time for rescuing the others will depend on the weather. The mission which started Sunday... Read More

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British foreign secretary quits in protest at May's Brexit plan

09 July 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy for leaving the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after two leading eurosceptic ministers resigned in protest at her plans to retain close EU ties after Brexit. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson decided to walk from... Read More

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Four boys saved, the rest wait for Thai cave rescue to resume Monday

08 July 2018

CHIANG RAI, Thailand − Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks. Read More

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Prince Harry encourages youth to be champions for their communities

06 July 2018

The garden at Commonwealth headquarters was transformed into an innovation hub on July 5 as youth from across the globe shared their ideas for a better, brighter future with Prince Harry. It was the Prince’s first engagement as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador since... Read More

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Mexico's ruling party in ‘intensive care’ after drubbing

04 July 2018

MEXICO CITY − Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was one of the most successful brands in 20th-century politics, but a record defeat in Sunday’s presidential election has left its future hanging in the balance. Pushed into third place with... Read More

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Commonwealth says, cricket to promote peace and development

03 July 2018

Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative. Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together... Read More

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