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United States intelligence contractor heads to court on leak charges

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She was not expecting any of this". She is the first person to be criminally charged with leaking classified information under the Trump administration, which has vowed to crack down on leaks. Shortly after graduating from high school in Kingsville, Texas, where she was a strong tennis and track and field competitor, she opted for military service. Read More »

May's election gamble flops as United Kingdom is headed for hung parliament

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A Conservative government with a strong majority, as had been predicted before the vote, would have given Prime Minister Theresa May a freer hand in Brexit negotiations to make the compromises necessary for a deal. She would, the reasoning goes, have been able to resist calls from some in her party who are prepared to see Britain leave without any sort of trade deal that would provide business easy and cheap access to the European Union single market. Read More »

UK exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority

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Dating back from 2001, the polls have accurately predicted the standing of the leading parties - but they have had varying degrees of success in estimating the number of seats won. The pound fell over 1.5% to 1.27 United States dollars and over 1% to 1.13 euros in trading in the wake of the poll. The impact on the wider Brexit talks will also be monitored from Dublin. Read More »

Iran investigating Saudi role in attacks

Another group of attackers, including a second suicide bomber, struck the shrine. The group has claimed the attack on Iran's parliament and another on the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, which killed at least two and wounded more than 30 people. Read More »

Etihad, TUI end talks on vacation airline joint venture

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Etihad issued a statement Thursday confirming the collapse of negotiations to form a joint venture that would have seen Air Berlin offshoot Niki join forces with TUIfly to create the new airline. The German travel company said it remained open to a joint venture or partnership with another company that would serve "the strategic goal" of reshaping and stabilising the German market. Read More »

Sarfraz confident Pakistan will bounce back against SA

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Only David Miller , with 75 not out, offered any top-order resistance. Pakistan was 119 for three off 27 overs, well ahead of a target of 101 on D/L target, when rain stopped play. South Africa at the other hand would like to upgrade to semis by winning this encounter as their next match will be against India and could be a hard nut to crack. Read More »

Coast Guard rescues 2 distressed mariners off OR coast

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Coast Guard, in response to SOS messages sent by the boat staff, rushed to the spot near Tannirbavi where the boat facing danger was positioned, and rescued seven fishermen . Meanwhile, ICGS Rajdoot under the command of Commandant Girish Chander, which was the ready duty ship, was directed to sail immediately. Mr. Dasila was quoted as saying, "The timely alarm by the fishermen for immediate rescue helped". Read More »

Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

The judge said he was anxious about what happened to the portable hard drive prosecutors mentioned, as well as references victor had made in her notebook about the Middle East. A federal judge ordered that victor remain held without bond after prosecutors argued during Thursday's three-hour hearing that she posed a flight risk and public danger, citing what they called "disturbing" comments found in her notebook. Read More »

UAE to jail, fine Qatar sympathisers

Qatar has nonetheless forged regional alliances independently of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. "Such a resolution would likely be triggered by, first, a consensus within the Al Thani family that mediation or smaller concessions would not appease Saudi Arabia and the UAE and, second, signals from the United States that it would not pressure these countries to back down". Read More »

Death Toll In Tehran Attack Rises; Iranian Official Calls US Response 'Repugnant'

The identity and the motivation of the assailant was still unclear, Tasnim said. According to the reports, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Islamic State group claimed the Tehran attacks; no link has emerged of Saudi Arabia's involvement. It identified the men only by their first names, saying they didn't want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Read More »

Philippines: 10 soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes to push the attackers out of the city. Padilla said that the militants are still occupying commercial buildings as their "defensible enemy lairs" and use mosques as "sniper nests" to limit the movements of government forces. Read More »

Girl forced boyfriend to kill himself so she could become 'grieving girlfriend'

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The trial for a woman who allegedly urged her boyfriend to kill himself via text message has begun. In a text to Boardman three months before Roy's death , Carter said she was upset about her lack of friends. Defense attorneys had tried to get the manslaughter charge against Carter dropped, but the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Carter must stand trial. Read More »

Candidates face off in Ga. congressional debate

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I grew up in the 6th congressional district. Democrats are hoping to tout an Ossoff win as proof that Mr. Trump is falling out of favor with voters. She backed the Trump's proposal to temporarily block visitors from six primarily Muslim Middle East nations while homeland security officials revamp their vetting process for foreign visitors, but she said she would not support any sort of "religious litmus test". Read More »

Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter

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The remarks were the latest in a series of denials from Moscow that have had little impact so far on a political crisis in the United States over potential links between Russian Federation and Trump's inner circle. "And they aren't analyisng the information in its entirety". The Russian president once again deflected suggestions that his government covertly oversaw a hacking operation that swayed the election toward Republican candidate Donald Trump. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russian Federation

It is the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Spain since Narashima Rao come to the country in 1992. The Indian leader has expressed an interest, for example, in greater participation of small and medium-sized companies in his country, including through the " Make in India " initiative launched almost three years ago to draw greater foreign investment. Read More »

Police puppy flunked for being too friendly gets adorable new job

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He participated in months of training at the police dog academy, but ended up being a doggy dropout out because he "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line", according to the BBC . And so today we are releasing and re-releasing, some of our favorite Gavel moments, some more candid than others. Those duties include welcoming visitors and tour groups to the province's government house, according to the BBC . Read More »

France says Notre Dame attack an 'isolated act'

The attacker's condition was being evaluated. Paris police say an unidentified assailant has attacked a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the officer. "I saw three officers surrounding a man". Police shot and injured him. "I thought he was dead". They then checked his pulse and medics later came and took him away on a stretcher. Read More »

Canada housing starts slip more than expected in May

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A good portion of this increased debt consists of mortgages and home equity lines of credit located in the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas, Poloz said. Over the past year, various governments in Canada have introduced housing policy changes that the bank predicted will help ease the regional vulnerabilities over time. Read More »

White Supremacist Arraigned For Portland, Ore., Train Murders

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A group of about 20 people or so gathered outside the courtroom Tuesday and could be heard yelling things like "bigot" and "murderer" throughout the proceedings. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, another man who came to the girls' defense, was stabbed in the neck but survived. Free speech or die in Portland . "The little girl who had the misfortune that day to experience what happened on that (Metropolitan Area Express train) - her life is never going to be the same", Fletcher said. Read More »

Climate change: Why isn't Nicaragua in the Paris agreement?

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Haley has defended Trump's decision saying he knows climate is changing. "And perhaps most important, new coal plants in the USA aren't economically feasible right now, due to lower costs of other forms of energy", Robertson said. "American has ceded global leadership on this issue". The group intends to eventually submit a "Societal Nationally Determined Contribution" to the United Nations . Read More »

Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas

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Brownback pursued even more aggressive reforms in the following years, completely eliminating the state income tax for owner-operated businesses, known as pass-throughs. Fisher said she hopes the federal government looks at Kansas before passing any similar legislation. The move amounted to a shocking rejection of the tax-cutting experiment Brownback had held up as the centerpiece of his conservative governing. Read More »

Scottish Episcopal Church to allow same-sex weddings

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He added: "They have shown leadership to sister churches in these islands, not least in their own Anglican Communion". The wider Anglican communion, which has 85 million members worldwide and is headed by Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has been in crisis since 2003 because of arguments over sexuality and gender between liberal member churches in the West and their conservative counterparts, mostly in Africa. Read More »

A Dozen People in Custody After Terror Attack

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Chrissy was well-known and loved throughout her B.C. town of Castlegar for her charity and kindness. In those few words, we feel the measure of their loss and their determination to carry on the work she did. On June 4, the Sunday after the attack, Pope Francis published his message for October's Missionary Sunday and also offered prayers to the victims of the London attack. Read More »