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Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces

Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces

The areas mentioned by Rasool - which are located north of Mosul's Old City, where IS also still holds significant territory - are the main targets of the offensive, which was announced on Saturday....

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"I knew them all": Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

During the contest, Ananya showed no emotion and rarely smiled. "I just continued to pray every chance I had". Ananya Vinay , 12, won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee yesterday when she cor...

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Trump's climate doubts ignore USA military consensus on risks

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017 . There are m...

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IP addresses can be faked: Putin rubbished United States 'evidence' on election hacking

IP addresses can be faked: Putin rubbished United States 'evidence' on election hacking

He even tried to calm an inquisitive Kelly by asking: "Isn't there a pill they can give you?" Having called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "an instrument of USA foreign policy", the Russian pres...

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South African politician suspended over colonialism tweets

South African politician suspended over colonialism tweets

The party has not suspended her from her position. "It has become quite evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission the Democratic Alliance needs to a...

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Vern Buchanan wants Donald Trump to keep U.S

Vern Buchanan wants Donald Trump to keep U.S

The price of oil has fallen sharply as investors bet that Trump's decision will increase the country's oil and gas production. Some of Trump's aides have been searching for a middle ground - perhaps...

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Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

He seems to be headed in Trump's direction, but when the American president extends a hand, Macron turns to hug Merkel instead. While Le Pen had echoed some of Trump's hardline rhetoric on immigrati...

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Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

Most foreign nations' embassies, including the USA since 1966, are located in Tel Aviv. With Trump scheduled to visit Israel next week ahead of Israel's Jerusalem Day, which this year marks the 50...

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Putin Dismisses Russian Election Interference, Calls it "Useless & Harmful Gossip"

He also scoffed at U.S. intelligence reports saying Russian Federation had hacked into Democratic Party emails in a bid to influence the 2016 presidential election. "Trump's team was more effective in...

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US Still Will Cut Emissions Despite Paris Pullout: Tillerson

On Thursday, Bloomberg said mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties were "signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the United Nations -- and togethe...

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Later Monday, Putin is to visit the center near the Seine River that includes the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The meeting took place on the 300th anniversary of Russian Tsar Peter the Great's visit to...

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Vladimir Putin Fights Election-tampering Accusations with His Own Shots at US

Vladimir Putin Fights Election-tampering Accusations with His Own Shots at US

Putin also sounded off Friday about US scrutiny of meetings between Trump's team and Russia's ambassador to the United States . IP addresses allegedly belonging to Russian hackers - he said tho...

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Trevor Noah takes on Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord

Trevor Noah takes on Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord

Tackling the decision on The Daily Show , Noah compared Trump's announcement in the White House Rose Garden to The Bachelorette and noted that Trump's decision would make it just the third countr...

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German envoy to U.S. downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

German envoy to U.S. downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

France , Germany and Italy have mooted the idea of allowing the EU to block Chinese investment in Europe , partly because European companies are denied similar access in China and because of risks ...

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Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile

Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile

In January 2016, South Korea's military fired warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the border. It said the military also bolstered its air surveillance. An investigation by authori...

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British PM May seen 13 seats short of majority: YouGov

British PM May seen 13 seats short of majority: YouGov

Back in 2010, the general election resulted in a hung parliament as no party was able to get 326 seats (out of 650) needed for an overall majority. But her Conservative Party remained on 43 percent ...

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to fourth round

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to fourth round

In the women's section, 10th seed Venus Williams thrashed Belgian Elise Mertens to reach the fourth round. "You're losing your mind", Novak Djokovic bluntly told an umpire Friday as the Serb s...

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Donald Tusk: EU and China believe Trump climate move a mistake

China today vowed to uphold the Paris climate deal and asserted that it can not be renegotiated as desired by President Donald Trump but expressed willingness to work with the USA to push for low ...

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Federal Liberals nervous as BC political shake-up tests pipeline approval

Greens", said Donaldson shortly after landing in Victoria Monday afternoon. Clark's Liberals were unable to persuade the Green party to back them in a minority government. "I'm very excited", Giesbr...

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Three States Take Lead to Bypass Trump and Support Paris Accord

The point of Paris was to create incentives for countries to voluntarily grow their efforts to avert a warmer future. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , left listens to Ana Casas Garcia as he ...

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Leaders say world will abide by Paris Accord, with or without US

It will undermine the most significant and comprehensive coordinating mechanism for global action to combat climate change that we have. Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai , and Apple CEO Tim Cook b...

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Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Trump pulling U.S. from global climate pact, dismaying allies

Without mentioning the USA specifically, he said China has been "actively promoting the Paris agreement and we were one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement". However, Trump declar...

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India made mistake by moving ICJ over Kulbhushan: Ex- Indian CJ

Earlier this week, the ICJ had ordered a stay in the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav , the self-confessed Indian spy convicted by Pakistan for carrying out subversive activities in the country. A case...

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United Kingdom election goes from boring to dramatic as contest tightens

United Kingdom election goes from boring to dramatic as contest tightens

Caxton FX Analysis, Alexandra Russell-Oliver said: "Sterling stumbled as a YouGov prediction found that the Conservatives could fall short of an overall majority". YouGov's chief executive, Stephan ...

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Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

The gap between Labour and the Tories has apparently narrowed even more, with Theresa May's party just five points ahead with less than a week to go until voters head to the polls. There appears t...

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Jeremy Corbyn to give a speech in York this morning

Jeremy Corbyn to give a speech in York this morning

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she added she was sceptical about suggestions the Conservatives would lose...

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U.S. defense chief warns of N. Korea

U.S. defense chief warns of N. Korea

North Korea's Koryo Bank handles overseas transactions for Office 38, a shadowy body that manages the private slush funds of the North Korean leadership, according to a South Korean government databas...

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61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after United States pulls out

While pursuing these economic rewards, China is gaining a better standing as a global climate leader. On Friday, Peduto signed an executive order to join over 80 other cities committed to ...

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Trump quitting climate treaty 'very regrettable' - Angela Merkel

Meanwhile, the United States remains a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the foundational agreement under which the Paris accord was negotiated. "R...

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Pacific Alliance

Pacific Alliance "Profoundly Disappointed" By Trump's Climate Change Decision

Continued US participation in the Paris forum would have been merely symbolic, and yielded no impact on reducing US emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, he argued . The U.N.is in the city ...

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