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No shots or injuries were reported . The tank-like vehicle exited interstate 95 at close to 9:30 p.m. on the Boulevard exit in Richmond. Police didn't offer a motive for the crime, and said charges are pending. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the incident began about 7:50 p.m. when the personnel carrier was driven away from Fort Pickett . Ned Oliver , Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter, posted a picture of the aftermath of the incident where armed police officers stood guard ...
  • In Austria, Putin calls for lifting sanctions, Kurz sticks by European Union position

    In Austria, Putin calls for lifting sanctions, Kurz sticks by European Union position

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    The European Union, US and other Western allies imposed a slew of sanctions against Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine who are fighting the government. This follows a remark from the Dean of the state-run university in Moscow that came out this week citing the "American God" and US voters in the fate of the European Union.
  • Three life sentences for 'cold blooded murderer' Henri van Breda

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    Former Perth schoolboy Henri van Breda has been handed three life sentences for the murders of his parents and brother in South Africa. In sentencing Van Breda, Judge Siraj Desai said the attacks displayed a high level of innate cruelty and nearly unprecedented degree of disregard for the welfare of his own family.
  • Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case

    Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case

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    The Supreme Court has been asked to rule that a prohibition on abortions where a pregnancy arises from rape or incest, or "involves a serious foetal abnormality", is unlawful. Host Stephen Nolan and Mr Wells were joined by journalist Malachi O'Doherty, who said: "What comes across is a huge cultural division between the DUP's attitude to abortion and moral issues and the ordinary British parliamentarian".
  • Eagles Uninvited to the White House

    Eagles Uninvited to the White House

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    The First Lady visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters with her husband and appeared well, despite recent surgery . US President Donald Trump said of Melania . After undergoing an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition almost a month ago, First Lady Melania Trump is set to appear today with with her husband at FEMA headquarters.
  • Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

    Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised his United States counterpart Donald Trump for his "brave and mature" decision to go ahead with meeting with Kim Jong-un. The five-star luxury hotel is representative of the East-meets-West spirit so commonly associated with Singapore . "We are asked every day whether delegations from the USA and North Korea will stay at our hotel", she added.
  • Donald Trump hosting first Iftar dinner in observance of Ramadan

    Donald Trump hosting first Iftar dinner in observance of Ramadan

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    Muslims. Attendees included Vice President Pence and a few other Cabinet members, as well as ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Jordan and other Muslim-majority countries. Iftar dinners have been held regularly at the White House since the Clinton administration as a form of outreach to the Muslim world. President Barack Obama took up the tradition, saying that discriminating against Muslim Americans "feeds the lie" that the West is at war ...
  • Two more United States diplomats in China hit by mysterious illness, reports say

    Two more United States diplomats in China hit by mysterious illness, reports say

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    The US State Department said Wednesday a medical team had been sent to Guangzhou, in southern China, to conduct screenings of all US government employees and family members who asked for them. "The medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent with the medical indications that have taken place to Americans working in Cuba", Pompeo said at congressional hearing in May.
  • Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

    Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

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    The move is a significant change to Ethiopia's economic strategy by the government of new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed . The state of emergency was imposed in mid February after the resignation of former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn which gave rise to a power struggle within the ruling coalition, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
  • Trump wants to fight ruling that he can't block Twitter critics

    Trump wants to fight ruling that he can't block Twitter critics

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    Trump and Daniel Scavino, sued in their official capacities, hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit", the Justice Department said . The judge stopped short of ordering the president to unblock people, but said she expects him to follow her ruling nonetheless. "We whined. We complained".
  • Voters expected to remove California judge criticised over rape sentencing

    Voters expected to remove California judge criticised over rape sentencing

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    But the San Jose Mercury News reported that at least 10 prospective jurors had refused to sit on cases in his courtroom , citing the Turner sentence. With 88 percent of precincts reporting , the campaign to unseat Persky had garnered support from almost 60 percent of voters, compared with about 40 percent opposing the recall, according to returns posted online by the county registrar.
  • British-Pakistani woman journalist abducted in Lahore

    British-Pakistani woman journalist abducted in Lahore

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    She had been on her way to work when she was stopped late at night in the city's army-controlled cantonment area. Because of her writing and attitude towards the Pakistani Military, many were assuming that her abductors were, in fact, part of the army, and took Bukhari to shake her up and scare her from writing negatively about them again.
  • Manchester rises in world university league table

    Manchester rises in world university league table

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    The improvement comes on the heels of UH-Manoa's rise to No. 306, compared to No. 446 a year ago, from the Center for World University Rankings' review of 18,000 universities. "To support this positive ascending trajectory, the local universities should continue to focus on increasing the impact of the research they produce".
  • Israeli security agency foils plot targeting PM Netanyahu

    Israeli security agency foils plot targeting PM Netanyahu

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    Rashdeh, on instruction from a terrorist in Syria that the ISA did not name, carried out advance operations to gather intelligence on possible targets. The Shin Bet's arrest and interrogation of the two other cell members verified the agency's suspicions, thwarting the attacks it was planning. He had previously been imprisoned for terrorist activities.
  • Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

    Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

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    According to the IDF, Tamimi managed to hit one of the soldiers in the head with a rock. "The soldier responded by firing at the Palestinian, who was wounded and given medical treatment at the scene ..." Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told YNet News Monday the Israel Defense Forces has intercepted 400 of 600 flaming kites, while the rest have damaged some 9,000 acres of crops and forests.
  • Trump Insults Canada In Private Phone Call With Trudeau Over Tariffs

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    President TrumpDonald John TrumpSix takeaways from 2018's Super Tuesday Dem Andrew Janz advances in bid to unseat Nunes Montana GOP candidate Rosendale to take on Tester in November MORE's top economic adviser on Wednesday implied that the US may not abide by any rulings from the World Trade Organization (WTO) as Trump prepares to face backlash from allied leaders this week over his latest trade moves.
  • Top Republican Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

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    Trump has charged the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he predecessor, Barack Obama, with embedding a "spy" into his campaign in order to illegal surveil his operation. We are waiting for some more document requests. Nunes, who served on Trump's transition team, has worked tireless to give credence to the president's unfounded attacks on the intelligence community.
  • US weighs sending warship through Taiwan Strait

    US weighs sending warship through Taiwan Strait

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    China considers self-governing Taiwan part of its territory and claims sovereignty over it. USA officials told news Agency Reuters that the United States earlier this year, have already discussed plans about passing through the Strait, but ultimately decided not to take this step mainly because of concerns about China's response.
  • Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani

    Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani

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    Trump abruptly called off the meeting with a letter last month, leading to such reaction from Kim, Giuliani suggested at a conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal initially reported . Trump agreed to attend the summit after meeting with a top North Korean official last week. "The topics of Pyongyang's infrastructure, investment by large Chinese insurance firms and development of resource-rich mining centers such as Tanchon in North Korea's South Hamgyong province are ...
  • US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll

    US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll

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    On 4 June, events reached boiling point in Beijing's Tiananmen Square , one of the most recognisable landmarks in China. On the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, protesters are reenacting the face-off under hashtags including #Tankman2018 #Tankmen2018, a campaign started by Chinese artist and cartoonist, Badiucao .
  • China says not scared after US bombers fly over South China Sea

    China says not scared after US bombers fly over South China Sea

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    The flight elicited a defiant response from the Chinese military, which said no foreign aircraft or ships would deter its mission to defend the country's "sovereignty and security", according to Reuters. During the drills, pilots also launched simulated strikes on naval targets. "China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness our strategy promotes".
  • 120 firefighters tackle blaze at luxury London hotel

    120 firefighters tackle blaze at luxury London hotel

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    Twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters and officers have been called to a blaze on the roof of a hotel in Knightsbridge, central London , the London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday. The huge fire has torn through the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London . As many as 120 London Fire Brigade firefighters responded to the blaze in Knightsbridge shortly before 4 p.m.
  • Paul Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy'

    Paul Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy'

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    McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case", Michael Bromwich, McCabe's lawyer, wrote to Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley , in a letter obtained by CNN. It remains unclear how Grassley will respond to McCabe's immunity bid. But Grassley cast doubt on whether it would ultimately be possible, noting that two-thirds of the committee would have to approve such an order and that the Justice Department would have an opportunity to delay the testimony.
  • Ukrainian reporter jailed for 12 years in Russia

    Ukrainian reporter jailed for 12 years in Russia

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    Harlem Desir, the OSCE media freedom representative, called for his immediate release, saying, "Journalism is not a crime". He said Sushchenko had only ever sought information for journalistic purposes, but had been set up by someone in the Russian military whom he had known for 25 years.
  • Trudeau tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable' as Trump's G7 looms

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    While Trump's comment was supposedly meant to be a joke, it seems Trudeau didn't appreciate it at all, making a bold statement during a press conference earlier last week. Trump, who has vowed to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition as part of an "America First" agenda, is due to hold bilateral meetings with Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron during the summit, Kudlow said.
  • Woman in Wildwood beach arrest says she hurt neck and back

    Woman in Wildwood beach arrest says she hurt neck and back

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    Weinman resists arrest and as the officer continues to approach, she "forcibly struck" him in the torso, Police Chief Robert Regalbuto said - an action he claimed turned the officer's body camera off. She said her neck and back have been hurting since the incident, and she has headaches. Video shows an officer punching her in the head while trying to arrest her, while a second cop is seen reaching for handcuffs and grabbing her legs to keep her down.
  • Guatemala volcano: Baby rescue miracle as death toll rises

    Guatemala volcano: Baby rescue miracle as death toll rises

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    Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano's activity increased, with rescue operations halted. Guatemala's disaster agency said that a new column of smoke and ash was rising from the volcano Tuesday and that hot gas and molten rock was descending down its south side, AP reports .
  • Puerto Rico deaths spiked after Hurricane Maria, new data show

    Puerto Rico deaths spiked after Hurricane Maria, new data show

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    Puerto Ricans laid out hundreds of shoes Saturday in front of the United States territory's Capitol in a makeshift memorial to those killed by Hurricane Maria - wrapping up a week in which two reports brought fresh questions about how many people died from last year's devastating storm.
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell announces August recess cancelled

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    Sen. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to reporters as they ask questions during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington , U.S., May 22, 2018. "We Democrats welcome this additional time because it gives us the opportunity to address an issue that's on the top of the mind of so numerous American people and one that Republicans have badly mishandled up till this point: health care".
  • Woman Says Guatemalan Volcano Buried Her Family

    Woman Says Guatemalan Volcano Buried Her Family

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    Rescue workers walk on rooftops in Escuintla, Guatemala , blanketed with heavy ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego, or " Volcano of Fire", pictured in the background, left center. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said he would issue a declaration of a state of emergency to be approved by Congress and urged people to heed warnings from emergency officials.
  • Lava from Kilauea volcano destroys Hawai'i County mayor's home

    Lava from Kilauea volcano destroys Hawai'i County mayor's home

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    Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County, said that officials believed that hundreds of homes in the Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland areas had been destroyed overnight, adding to a confirmed toll of 117 homes from Monday. "It's like a flood - it's just pouring out, covering everything in its path". County Managing Director Wil Okabe said his own vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots was also threatened.
  • New explosion at Guatemalan volcano

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    Guatemala's disaster agency says 192 people are listed as missing following Sunday's deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. Agency director Sergio Cabanas made the announcement Tuesday evening. Traffic came to a standstill on choked roads Tuesday and those without vehicles walked, even in central Escuintla , which was not under an evacuation order.
  • Trump aide who mocked McCain leaves White House

    Trump aide who mocked McCain leaves White House

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    Under normal circumstances one would expect the White House to quickly fire an aide who mocked a senator battling brain cancer, but that's not what happened. McCain has been a frequent critic of Trump. At a news briefing after Sadler's comments were reported, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to address the attack on McCain - instead saying the problem was that someone revealed Sadler's comments to the news media.
  • Ukraine: Reporter's fake murder involved swine blood, morgue

    Ukraine: Reporter's fake murder involved swine blood, morgue

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    Babchenko told reporters in Kiev yesterday that he could have refused when Ukrainian officials approached him with the idea for the ruse about a month ago, but that he agreed of his own free will. Babchenko, an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, fled Russian Federation in February 2017 saying he was receiving threats and was concerned he might be jailed.
  • Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72

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    And a total of 192 people remain missing since the weekend eruptions , disaster relief agency chief Sergio Cabanas told reporters. Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano's activity increased, with rescue operations halted.
  • First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit

    First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit

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    The White House announced four days later that Mrs Trump had been treated in hospital for a kidney condition. Spouses often accompany leaders to G7 meetings. White House correspondent Eamon Javers noted that he spotted Melania Trump in the West Wing on Tuesday. Melania Trump attended the 2017 G7 summit in Sicily, making headlines on her debut global trip as First Lady.
  • Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of creating disturbance in Persian Gulf

    Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of creating disturbance in Persian Gulf

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    Qatar's foreign minister told Al Jazeera he did not think the Saudi threat - reportedly made in a letter to France - was serious. Saudi leaders have asked French President Emmanuel Macron to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead, raising fears of military action in the dispute.
  • More evacuations after Guatemala volcano erupts again

    More evacuations after Guatemala volcano erupts again

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    The institute says only 23 of the recovered bodies have been identified so far. "We now have an accounting with names and towns where people have gone missing and we have a figure, which is 192 people who we have unaccounted for", Disaster Relief Agency chief Sergio Cabanas was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.