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The military officers allegedly broke into those systems - and others in the United States - to plant malicious software, steal emails and nab other documents. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters released a statement saying the new information "is consistent with what we have been saying all along". The deputy AG moments earlier described the charges.
  • May says United States trade deal is back on track after Trump's criticism

    May says United States trade deal is back on track after Trump's criticism

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    Trump had said that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the USA "would be dealing with the European Union " instead of the UK. After Trump's interview was published, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much", adding that he had "never said anything bad about her".
  • Shridhar Chillal Cuts Fingernails After 66 Years

    Shridhar Chillal Cuts Fingernails After 66 Years

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    Shridhar Chillal , 82, went to New York City's " Ripley's Believe It or Not! " for the long-awaited clipping, according to a Wednesday report from Guinness World Records . After growing them out for 66 years , he's finally cut them off. The world's longest fingernails have been cut . Due to years of growing his nails and the weight of the nails, his hand is permanently handicapped.
  • President Trump Sits in Winston Churchill's Chair

    President Trump Sits in Winston Churchill's Chair

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    The U.S. can not negotiate a trade deal with the United Kingdom until that date Theresa May cited, which is in 2019. He said: "We have enough difficulty with the European Union ". Tens of thousands of people gathered in London for a series of demonstrations against his visit. During a joint news conference with Ms May, Mr Trump said he had "a lot of respect for the Prime Minister".
  • Trump vs Trump on Europe trip

    Trump vs Trump on Europe trip

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    Canada did agree to the two per cent benchmark in Wales, but the Trudeau government's spending projections show plans to reach only 1.4 per cent of GDP by 2024. Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, shot back that she had "experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union, and I'm very happy today that we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and can thus say that we can determine our own policies and make our own decisions and that's very good".
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation survives Trump, but the turmoil is leaving scars

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation survives Trump, but the turmoil is leaving scars

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    There had been concern that President Trump might leave the alliance. Reports suggest the US President told allies that the US "could do it's own thing " unless they increased their defence budgets. Earlier Thursday, Trump called out USA allies on Twitter, saying, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation".
  • Nevada prison illegally bought execution drugs, pharma company alleges

    Nevada prison illegally bought execution drugs, pharma company alleges

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    Alvogen, the pharmaceutical company, said in a statement that it "does not condone the use of any of its drug products, including midazolam, for use in state sponsored executions". A lower court issued a temporary restraining order in that case, but the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned that decision. Noting that "eyewitness accounts of recent executions using midazolam are full of grizzly details", ACLU Nevada's legal director Amy Rose wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
  • U.S. indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

    U.S. indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

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    In his press conference Rosenstein summarized the charges to the effect that the named Russian defendants stole and released Democratic documents after planting malicious computer codes in the network of the DNC as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • RAF Shawbury helicopters to take part in historic flypast

    RAF Shawbury helicopters to take part in historic flypast

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    Princes William wore the No 1 uniform of the Royal Air Force, and his RAF wings, in recognition that he is a qualified RAF pilot. In a brief speech, she congratulated the RAF for a "remarkable contribution to defense" over the last 100 years, saying "tenacity, skill and gallantry" had been its hallmarks.
  • NATO's 2% of GDP spending goal paints partial picture

    NATO's 2% of GDP spending goal paints partial picture

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    But now, according to media reports , Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO , ) or to change its pivotal role in the alliance, over the matter. It was also reported that Trump asked Macron privately to leave the World Trade Organization. "We are being played for fools", he reportedly told leaders at a meeting meant to revolve around Georgia and Ukraine .
  • Lahore Airport Will be Sealed on Nawaz, Maryam’s Arrival

    Lahore Airport Will be Sealed on Nawaz, Maryam’s Arrival

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    Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were sentenced to prison in the Avenfield properties case last week, have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), the media reported on Tuesday. "On the announcement of the Sharif family that Nawaz and Maryam are arriving in Lahore on Friday at 6.15 p.m. we have written to the Punjab government to coordinate with NAB for their arrest at the airport", said an NAB official on Monday.
  • Trump renews war of words with London mayor

    Trump renews war of words with London mayor

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    A blimp depicting President Trump as a nappy-wearing baby was raised in the air in Parliament Square . Trump acknowledged that he knew about the plan to float a blimp caricature, telling The Sun , "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London ".
  • Stocks sink as trade war heats up with new tariff threats

    Stocks sink as trade war heats up with new tariff threats

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    Opponents have been quick to voice their dissent with Trump's decision to escalate the already white-hot trade dispute between the United States and China . The tariffs will not be implemented immediately but will go through a 2-month review process. The move drew immediate condemnation from Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, who called it "reckless" and not "targeted".
  • All Eligible Small Children Seized at Border Reunited with Parents

    All Eligible Small Children Seized at Border Reunited with Parents

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    Looking for news you can trust? The government began its first major wave of reuniting migrant children with their parents on Tuesday, the deadline set by U.S. The reunions are expected to be carried out in secret or secure locations, with parents taken from the detention centers where they have been held and children brought from federal shelters or foster homes.
  • United States ambassador leaves door open to Trump meeting with Johnson

    United States ambassador leaves door open to Trump meeting with Johnson

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    Earlier in a hastily arranged press conference before flying from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels to Britain, Mr Trump told the Prime Minister that she is not delivering the Brexit the people voted for. In the wake of Mr Johnson's resignation on Monday night, members of the European Research Group of Brexiteers and the 1922 backbench committee met at separate gatherings in Westminster.
  • Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

    Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

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    The video shows him approaching her, asking why she is wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt with the words " Puerto Rico " written below the neckline. In the footage, a man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America".
  • Israeli sanctions on Gaza go into force

    Israeli sanctions on Gaza go into force

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    The Gaza Strip has been blocked by Israel since 2007, a situation that has destroyed the economy of the coastal enclave and private its approximately two million inhabitants of many basic products. Hamas blasted Israel's blockade, calling it a "crime against humanity and the Palestinian people". The majority of those killed were non-violent protestors, as well as journalists, bystanders and a nurse, however a small number were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.
  • Watch Peter Strzok's House Judiciary Testimony Live

    Watch Peter Strzok's House Judiciary Testimony Live

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok has always been one of - if not the - central villain in the Republican Party's ( fictional ) story of how "deep state" Democrats conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton for her criminal email activity - and then launch a "witch hunt" aimed at destroying an innocent Donald Trump .
  • What North Korea actually said in last week's statement

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    Kim did not meet with Pompeo during his visit this month, viewed widely by foreign affairs analysts as an intentional slight since the two had met twice previously in Pyongyang. US officials and experts have said the shift in attitude was to be expected as the North Koreans are known for brinkmanship and trying to up the ante ahead of tough negotiations over their nuclear missile program.
  • North Korean officials no-show for meeting about US troop remains

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    During Mr Pompeo's trip relations between the United States and North Korea appeared to take a dive as Pyongyang accused the U.S. of a "gangster-like mindset" during the high-level negotiations. The president went so far as to claim his summit with Kim garnered more media attention than even the Oscars, according to The Washington Post on Thursday citing an unnamed official with knowledge of the dinner in Brussels.
  • ‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

    ‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

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    A giant balloon of Trump as a baby will spend two hours floating over London's historic Parliament Square, close to the houses of parliament, after the mayor of London gave permission to an activist who raised £17,000 ($23,000) for the cause.
  • Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China'

    Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China'

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    While authorities allowed Liu Xia to leave China, her brother Liu Hui reportedly has remained in China. Thanks to everyone who has helped and cared for her these few years. Liu Xia's release and her departure from the country show that sustained global pressure can bring about positive human rights developments in China, Human Rights Watch said.
  • Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

    Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

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    He said Daniels was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual way while on stage. The Columbus Police Department did not immediately return a phone call. "This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation", he said. "There has to be a better goal for such resources".
  • Trump will get red carpet treatment in UK and big protests

    Trump will get red carpet treatment in UK and big protests

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    Police from almost every force have been called up for the United States president's arrival, as demonstrators prepare to protest against his first trip to the UK. "You are our friends and we will be proud to march with you". Yet Trump's schedule will largely keep him out of central London. Most of the protests will take place that day in central London, the USA officials said, with some occurring the days before and after.
  • Pride and pain as England boss praises players

    Pride and pain as England boss praises players

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    Overall, it's not a surprise Belgium is favored, as it has looked like the better team in this tournament and has more talent. The Leicester player picked up Ashley Young's corner and headed it firmly into the net. Despite being an global force in soccer, the English team has been perennial under-performers at the World Cup , but Prince William believes all that is set to change with the current crop of players and their boss Gareth Southgate leading the charge in Russian Federation.
  • Last five trapped in Thai cave will be brought out on Tuesday

    Last five trapped in Thai cave will be brought out on Tuesday

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    This final mission aims to rescue the last remaining 4 members of the team, as well as their coach . The Associated Press reports that the families of the boys "were being kept at a distance because of fears of infection and the emaciated-looking boys were eating a rice-based porridge because they were still too weak to take regular food, authorities said".
  • England knocked out after loss to Croatia

    England knocked out after loss to Croatia

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    They proved lethal from set-pieces, deployed a modern system which plays to their strengths, and have shown themselves capable and unflustered when it comes to game management. "Those emotions are what drive us, that is our petrol and how we have come back to a semi-final after 20 years". We've had this weight on our shoulders all the time, and now people will never forget us.
  • Netanyahu to Putin: Assad's safe from us, but Iran must leave Syria

    Netanyahu to Putin: Assad's safe from us, but Iran must leave Syria

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. The patients, Israeli medical officials said, were not the walking wounded of the seven-year-old Syrian civil war but children with chronic health problems coming across the frontier for a day's treatment in a hospital in northern Israel .
  • ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

    ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

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    His father Bashir Bilour, also a prominent politician, was killed by a suicide bomber in 2012. "According to our initial investigation, it was a suicide attack and Haroon Bilour . This is the second attack before Pakistan's assembly elections. Major General Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said 371,388 troops - almost a third of the total armed forces - would be deployed to provide security for the upcoming vote.
  • May 'wobbling' after ministers 'run away': How Europe sees Brexit drama

    May 'wobbling' after ministers 'run away': How Europe sees Brexit drama

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    Two years after Britain voted 52 percent to 48% to leave the European Union, May is trying to find a middle way between two starkly differing views -within her party and the country - of the UK's relationship with Europe. May's personal authority was badly damaged after she called a snap election past year to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead she lost her parliamentary majority, meaning she has to rely on a small Northern Irish party to govern.
  • Hatch: 'I Don't Think Anybody Is Going to Overturn Roe v. Wade'

    Hatch: 'I Don't Think Anybody Is Going to Overturn Roe v. Wade'

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    One of these will have to succeed in persuading the majority of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in order for further measures to be taken against it. Roe v. Wade was first argued in December 1971, re-argued in October 1972, and decided on January 22, 1973, when it became the law of the land. As of now, four states - Louisiana, Mississippi and North and South Dakota - have what are known as abortion "trigger laws".
  • Trump sets combative tone at NATO with attacks on allies

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    There isn't a penalty for not meeting it, but Trump has repeatedly castigated Germany in particular for not spending enough, in his view, on defense. "The alliance is very important and I think there's ways of communicating our displeasure with things without trying to insult and break the alliance apart", said Corker.
  • Manafort Living Like 'VIP' in Jail, Judge Orders Him Transferred

    Manafort Living Like 'VIP' in Jail, Judge Orders Him Transferred

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    Mueller III's special counsel probe say Manafort wants the trial delayed only for strategic reasons. Prosecutors says he is being held in a private living unit larger than where other inmates stay that has its own bathroom, shower, telephone and workspace, and he has a laptop with an extension cord he can use daily in his room at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia.
  • China can turn to South America for its soybeans, industry chief says

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    More than 6,000 items could be affected - including burglar alarms, auto tyres, handbags, baseball gloves, carpets, toilet paper, dog food, and hundreds of food products. "The Chinese government as always will have no choice but to take the necessary countermeasures", said China's ministry of commerce in a statement, without elaborating further.
  • Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’

    Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’

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    Footage of the incident, which took place last month, resurfaced online in recent days and one Facebook post with the clip had almost 2 million views at time of publication. "You know that", the man says in the video. 'The world is not going to change the United States of America. "You don't come here harassing people", the officer says.
  • ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Zsa Zsa dies at 9 years old

    ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Zsa Zsa dies at 9 years old

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    The 9-year-old dog died in her sleep early Tuesday morning, owner Megan Brainard told TODAY . "I picked Zsa Zsa up and took her outside and laid her down in the grass", says Brainard. "We were all saying our goodbyes". Zsa Zsa is a testament to the horrifying process of inbreeding that sapped the English bulldog gene pool of its diversity, but, thankfully, she won the unusual competition.
  • Man poisoned by Novichok in England conscious, hospital officials say

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    Basu, who is national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, told residents of Amesbury he would "love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in Wiltshire, but the brutal reality is that I can not offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time".
  • Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

    Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

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    Our dumpster fire of a president has pardoned two OR arsonists who also threatened to kill federal officials, abused their nephew and illegally ran cattle on a national wildlife refuge. While numerous Hammonds' supporters didn't approve of the takeover, they saw the Obama administration's pursuit of longer prison sentences as vindictive.