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The economy ministry that was previously mooted for Savona was given to the less controversial Giovanni Tria, a political economist who advocates slashing taxes but is in favour of keeping Italy in the eurozone. Italy's two populist parties have revived their plans to form a coalition government and again put forward Giuseppe Conte as prime minister. "We will work hard to reach the objectives included in the government contract and to improve the quality of life of all Italians", Conte said.
  • Whale in Thailand dies after SWALLOWING 80 plastic bags

    Whale in Thailand dies after SWALLOWING 80 plastic bags

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    An autopsy revealed over 17 pounds of plastic, including more than 80 plastic bags, in the whale's stomach. The small male pilot whale had been discovered ailing and unable to swim in the Na Thap Canal last Monday. Of that, almost 270,000 tons of large and small plastic debris are on the surface. It was unclear whether the whale was a short-finned or long-finned pilot whale, although short-finned pilots commonly traverse the warmer waters typical of Southeast Asia.
  • Guatemala volcano erupts, killing at least 25 and blanketing villages in ash

    Guatemala volcano erupts, killing at least 25 and blanketing villages in ash

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    Sacatepezuez television showed images of the volcano's damage including the charred landscape and three bodies laid partially buried in ash-colored debris from the volcano. An employee sweeps the entrance of a gas station covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City , Guatemala June 3, 2018.
  • Assad planning visit to North Korea

    Assad planning visit to North Korea

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    The announcement came after Trump hosted a senior North Korean envoy at the White House, who conveyed a personal letter by Kim that was inside a white envelope almost as large as a folded newspaper. While the move is more of a symbolic gesture than a decision with legal effect, Cho said declaring an end to the Korean War is necessary to ease North Korea's concerns over their security during the arduous denuclearization process until the current armistice agreement is replaced by a peace ...
  • Volcano eruption in Central America kills six

    Volcano eruption in Central America kills six

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    The volcano spewed black smoke and ash into the sky, prompting the evacuation of some 100 people and forcing the capital's La Aurora worldwide airport to shut down its only runway. There are injured, burned and dead people", he said. Ash was falling on the Guatemala City area as well as the areas of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, which are in south-central Guatemala around the volcano.
  • Panic as knifeman 'runs riot' inside Berlin cathedral

    Panic as knifeman 'runs riot' inside Berlin cathedral

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    Shortly after 1600 local time (1400 GMT), an officer shot and injured the man in the legs, Berlin police said. Cathedral employees called police and safely escorted about 100 visitors out of the holy site. "There are no indications that the motive was terrorism- or Islamist-related", police wrote on Twitter. A Sunday evening prayer service at the church was canceled.
  • President Trump meets with victims of Santa Fe School shooting

    President Trump meets with victims of Santa Fe School shooting

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    Rhonda Hart, whose daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was among eight students who died in the shooting last month, told The Associated Press her conversation with Trump "was like talking to a toddler". Once on days like this, you joked about having survived high school. The president has called for action, but some say little has been accomplished besides the creation of the Federal Commission on School Safety, chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy Devos.
  • Giuliani: Trump couldn't be indicted even if he shot Comey

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    Asked whether Trump has the power to pardon himself , Giuliani claimed the president " probably does", adding that the constitution " doesn't say he can't ". What happened to the 'Russia collusion, ' though? President Donald Trump arguably can pardon himself of any wrongdoing in the special counsel probe, including obstruction of justice, because of his authority over the Justice Department, but that would be "self-executing impeachment ", according to former federal prosecutor Preet ...
  • Venezuelan subway was free, because the country is nothing to print tickets

    Venezuelan subway was free, because the country is nothing to print tickets

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    Legislators from the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which has had most of its powers stripped by the Supreme Court since Maduro's ruling Socialist Party lost its majority in 2016, called the prisoner release a farce. "He said that this is the path, the path of dialogue, the path of unity, the path of peace". It also freed Joshua Holt, a Utah man who had been jailed almost two years earlier on weapons charges that USA officials considered bogus.
  • Hurricane season 2018: When does it start? Atlantic predictions, hurricane names

    Hurricane season 2018: When does it start? Atlantic predictions, hurricane names

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    One predictable thing about hurricanes is. they're unpredictable. In 2017. there were 17 named storms , including Harvey, Irma and Maria - which devastated the US mainland and Puerto Rico. The water was 1.5 degrees Celsius cooler than a year ago, according to the forecasts lead author, Phil Klotzbach, and the coldest its been in late May since 1994.
  • Coast Guard: 2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes with 4 aboard

    Coast Guard: 2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes with 4 aboard

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    Kevin B. Reed, commander Sector Long Island Sound. Their grandson, 22-year-old William Macrov, was also on board along with the pilot, identified as 47-year-old Jon Dollard. Two bodies have been pulled from the water so far. The aircraft was about one mile away from the airport when it lost contact with the East Hampton Tower, the East Hampton Police Department said.
  • Trump can probably pardon self: Giuliani

    Trump can probably pardon self: Giuliani

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    Rudy Giuliani backed claims on Sunday made in a newly-leaked memo by Donald Trump's legal team that the president can't be compelled to testify by a grand jury subpoena as part of the Russian Federation investigation. Nonetheless, Giuliani argued that the arguments in the letter were "very, very persuasive". The president's lawyers fear an interview could lead to Trump inadvertently, and they say innocently, committing perjury.
  • United States accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

    United States accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

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    He said Beijing was intimidating and coercing others in the region by putting weapons systems on manmade islands. "There are consequences that will continue to come home to roost, so to speak, with China, if they don't find a way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interests".
  • Full text of speech from Kathleen Wynne admitting she'll lose Ontario election

    Full text of speech from Kathleen Wynne admitting she'll lose Ontario election

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    On the verge of tears, the premier said that the Liberals wouldn't be able to form the government after the election and that she wasn't going to pretend it wasn't hard. "They're hoping they can salvage (the party).it's about saying to people: don't abandon us". The tough political leader, who has held power since 2013, struggled successfully to control her emotions, saying she is "okay" with losing power.
  • No sign of terrorist motive behind Berlin rampage

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    The 19th Century cathedral is located in the centre of Berlin on the historic Museum Island. "Based on what we know so far, we have no information that the suspect in any way had a terrorist or Islamist motive", a police spokesman said.
  • Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM

    Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM

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    Sanchez takes office after ousting veteran conservative leader Mariano Rajoy from power in a no-confidence vote on Friday. "This government is committed to moving towards an independent state in the form of a republic", Torra said. An empty chair with a yellow ribbon stood in the chamber to represent Catalan separatists who are in jail over their role in last autumn's independence push and those, like ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled overseas.
  • Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man while doing back flip, dancing

    Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man while doing back flip, dancing

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    In the video , the unidentified agent stuffs the gun in the back of his trousers, puts his hands up, and walks off the dance floor. Denver police said the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Special Agent Amy Sanders, spokeswoman for the FBI's Denver field office, said the agency can not provide details, citing personnel matters. In his haste to collect it, the agent accidentally fired the gun into the open crowd of civilians wounding a man in the leg.
  • Assad plans to visit North Korea, meet Kim

    Assad plans to visit North Korea, meet Kim

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    Trump said after meeting in the Oval Office with a top North Korea official on Friday that the summit would take place as scheduled on June 12. They (North Korea) want it. The letter was hand-delivered to the president by senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol. When Moon proposed the idea of holding three-way talks among the two Koreas and the U.S.
  • Husnain Rashid, alleged Islamic State supporter, changes plea mid trial

    Husnain Rashid, alleged Islamic State supporter, changes plea mid trial

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    Husnain Rashid , 32, was two weeks into his trial when he changed his plea, admitting to three counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and one count of encouraging terrorism. " Even the royal family will not be left alone ", he wrote. Adjourning sentence, Judge Andrew Lees told him: "For the past week I have listened to the most disturbing allegations ".
  • Pentagon: 499 civilians killed in 2017

    Pentagon: 499 civilians killed in 2017

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    However, " more than 450 reports of civilian casualties from 2017 remained to be assessed", the report added, indicating the casualty count could increase. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 380 and 801 civilians were killed by drone strikes alone between 2009 and 2015, as Obama ramped up the US' targeted-killing program.
  • China warns trade deals off if U.S. imposes tariffs

    China warns trade deals off if U.S. imposes tariffs

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    Meanwhile, G7 nations have hit out at the USA over its new steel and aluminium import tariffs. The world's two largest economies have been at loggerheads over trade and industrial practices for months with the talks under way in the Chinese capital the third formal round of negotiations.
  • Trudeau: It's 'insulting' that the USA considers Canada a national security threat

    Trudeau: It's 'insulting' that the USA considers Canada a national security threat

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    Per the Washington Post , Trump has said that the tariffs are necessary for USA protection, though they have been criticized by groups as disparate as foreign leaders, American business leaders, and American labor organizations. It is not clear what the British response would be, although International Trade Secretary Liam Fox signaled that the United Kingdom was ready for "tit-for-tat" action, telling Sky News that British steel "is vital for their businesses and their defense industry", ...
  • Melania Trump's absence continues, won't join President at Camp David

    Melania Trump's absence continues, won't join President at Camp David

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    The first lady had recently launched her initiative to teach kindness to children. "Rest assured, I'm here at the @ WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people! " she tweeted . But did Melania really write the tweet? Some Twitter users even believed that she may have moved back to NY after seeing that NY was noted as the location of her Twitter account, but that was an older account that she has not used recently.
  • Two Climbers Killed In Fall From Yosemite's El Capitan

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    Freeblast is a climbing route on the first stretch of near-vertical rock above the treeline on El Capitan, which rises 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley. Rangers responded immediately, but said by the time they arrived the climbers had already died. Richards is not sure if the climbers were "hands free" or using ropes.
  • Woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly running over man on baseball field

    Woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly running over man on baseball field

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    A man died Friday after being struck by a motorist who drove a vehicle onto a Sanford , Maine, baseball field as teams prepared for a Little League game. A ME woman is facing criminal charges including manslaughter in connection with an incident on a Sanford baseball field that left one man dead. "We want to share our heartfelt gratitude that physically all of the players from Babe Ruth and Little League are safe and our deep sorrow to the family of the courageous man that gave his life ...
  • Pakistan's ex-judge to develop into interim prime minister

    Pakistan's ex-judge to develop into interim prime minister

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    Almost all of Pakistan's political events welcomed Mulk's nomination, together with Imran Khan, the nation's in style opposition chief and former cricket star who aspires to develop into prime minister on the July elections. Justice Mulk is one of the seven judges who signed a restraining order on November 3, 2007, when Musharraf imposed emergency and forcibly sent the judges home.
  • China Rejects U.S. Accusations it Seeks Hegemony in Asia

    China Rejects U.S. Accusations it Seeks Hegemony in Asia

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    But the Liaoning has gone on increasingly high-profile missions recently, such as sailing around Taiwan, which China claims, and into the South China Sea. No country has the right to "make irresponsible remarks " about China's building of necessary defence facilities on its own territory, Senior Colonel Ren said at a monthly news briefing.
  • In Leaked Letter, Trump Legal Team Battles Mueller Subpoena Power

    In Leaked Letter, Trump Legal Team Battles Mueller Subpoena Power

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    Trump's lawyers say that the investigation has interfered with the president's "ability to both govern domestically and conduct foreign affairs", adding "This encumbrance has been only compounded by the astounding public revelations about the corruption within the FBI and Department of Justice which appears to have let to the alleged Russian Federation collusion investigation and the establishment of the Office of Special Counsel in the first place".
  • USA accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

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    After Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act (HR 535) to extend ties between Washington and Taipei " at all levels , " Mattis, in his speech in Singapore , noted that the USA commitment is to "provide articles and services needed for its self-defense".
  • Mahathir speaks on end of MH370 search

    Mahathir speaks on end of MH370 search

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    Ocean Infinity, the US-based technology company which began a supplementary search for the Malaysian government at the start of 2018 on a no-find, no-fee basis, failed to find any trace of the plane, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 after leaving Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing with 239 people aboard.
  • Trump says talks with Kim may see official end to Korean war

    Trump says talks with Kim may see official end to Korean war

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    Trump said he told the envoy North Korea can take its time, since he does not want to impose new sanctions until the North Korean regime forces him to. Kim was welcomed to the White House earlier by Chief of Staff John Kelly, who together with CIA Korea chief Andy Kim led the official into the Diplomatic Reception Room, then along the Colonnade and past the Rose Garden to the Oval Office.
  • Is the new 'right-to-try' law libertarian quackery or lifesaving hope?

    Is the new 'right-to-try' law libertarian quackery or lifesaving hope?

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    The Senate approved the bill unanimously in August past year and it cleared Congress by a 250-169 vote in late May. As Trump delivered remarks at the bill's signing ceremony, he reached over and grabbed Jordan McLinn's hand. Advocates for the bill say it opens a door for terminally ill people in states that haven't passed such a law. "FDA oversight of access to experimental treatments exists for a reason - it protects patients from potential snake oil salesmen or from experimental ...
  • Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump can not be forced to testify

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    In the letter to Mueller , Trump's lawyers had contended that the Constitution gives the president the power to " terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon", and that meant he could not illegally obstruct the investigation, the Times reported .
  • Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

    Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

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    The two women killed Friday , Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49, were paralegals at the Law office of Burt, Feldman, police said. Witnesses told police they heard a loud argument before shots were fired, although Sgt. "The victim had walked to a bus parked in the intersection to ask for help", police said, adding that she ultimately died after being brought to the hospital.
  • New Irish abortion law 'will take until end of year'

    New Irish abortion law 'will take until end of year'

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    The Republic of Ireland will drop its Eighth Constitutional Amendment - which bans most abortions - after more than 66 percent voted in favor of the move in a referendum on Friday, May 25. Prime Minister Theresa May has come under pressure to legislate for abortion in Northern Ireland since the Stormont Assembly has been suspended for months.
  • Trump concerned about China's unfair trade practices: WH

    Trump concerned about China's unfair trade practices: WH

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    The European Union and the United States are so far on a collision course over steel and aluminum imports by the USA from the EU, with either tariffs or import restrictions becoming more likely by June 1. ZTE agreed to remove its management team, hire American compliance officers and pay a fine. Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are likely to generate uncertainty with potentially serious consequences for the Chinese economy, Alfred Schipke, senior resident representative in ...
  • European Union announces retaliation against Trump tariffs

    European Union announces retaliation against Trump tariffs

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    A steel processing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has said it plans to respond but has not yet said how. Trump's decision could raise prices for Americans on a range of everyday products. China was hit by the USA steel and aluminum tariffs when they were initially implemented in March, prompting it to slap import duties on $3 billion of US goods.