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Just How Many People Attended the Trump Jr./Russian Lawyer Meeting?

Following a revelation this week about emails between Donald Trump Jr . and a business associate who helped arrange a meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, Krauthammer wrote that the "evidence is now shown". Rinat Akhmetshin , a Russian-American lobbyist of enough renown to have been profiled by Radio Free Europe , told the Associated Press that he accompanied the Russian lawyer in that meeting. Read More »

Harrington leads Scottish Open

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The four-time major victor had not missed successive cuts since May 2015 and was inside the projected cut after covering the front nine in 33, but needed two attempts to escape a greenside bunker on the 13th to double-bogey the par four for the second day running. Read More »

Macron-Trump tussle in new 25-second handshake duel!

In a speech ending the Bastille Day parade on Friday, Macron stood before wounded French soldiers and thanked them as well. "It was spectacular", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells Morning Edition . "He even brought in Brigitte Macron in for a three-way handshake and makes you wonder what is next?" There was no such problem in Paris, perhaps because Trump simply confirms many long-held French views about Americans. Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 7: 7 Things Viewers Need to Know

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We have nearly made it to the big day, but I'm not counting my dragons until they've hatched in a Dothraki funeral pyre. "It's flipped on its head, I find it incredibly interesting and that's where we kick off". Terri Schwarts of IGN writes , "The opening scene of the #GameofThrones premiere had me cackling in pure "holy shit" delight and it kept getting better ". Read More »

India rejects China's offer of mediation over Kashmir dispute

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The report has also estimated that India has seven nuclear-capable systems in total, four land-based nuclear-capable ballistic missiles , the short-range Prithvi-2 and Agni-1, the medium-range Agni-2, and the intermediate-range Agni-3. The article comes at a time when India and China are involved in stand-off with the former moving forward with a naval exercise with allies US and Japan. Read More »

Donald Jr. almost didn't sign up to be a Trump

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Wednesday that Sherman's resolution was "utterly and completely ridiculous". The source said Chalupa was told "unless there is something public, there is nothing we can do" and that the DNC "never got anything from her" or "met with the Ukrainians". Read More »

Did Trump know about his son's meeting?

Speaking to CNN , Grassley justified the request by citing the Committee's duty to oversight and said he wanted to provide Trump Jr. with a venue to further clarify why the meeting took place. Russian Federation may well have done more - or tried to, at least - and Trump Jr.'s emails show that he was eager to receive anything damaging to Clinton, even from a foreign adversary. Read More »

White House Pressures Congress to Soften Russia Sanctions Bill

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The resolution asked for any records of loans or credit from a number of banks - including Deutsche Bank and Russian lenders Sberbank (SBER.MM) and Gazprombank (GZPRI.MM) - to Trump, and 22 of his closest associates, including family members and top White House and campaign advisers. Read More »

France's Macron honors U.S. forces in Bastille day celebration

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The French President said Donald Trump's presence in the country on Bastille Day was a sign of "a friendship that goes above and beyond time", adding: "Nothing will ever separate us". Russian Federation denies meddling and Trump says there was no collusion. Macron's policy on Assad completely differs from his predecessor, Francois Hollande, as he calls for dialogue and a peaceful resolution in Syria. Read More »

Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

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The 61-year-old democracy activist died yesterday from liver cancer while under heavy police guard at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang - but most Chinese remain clueless about his death or even who he was. Another friend, Zhang Huanping, said she had also not heard from her. "Xiami, your pain, persecution, loneliness and helplessness go without saying", Zhang tweeted, referring to Liu Xia by her nickname. Read More »

Three Israelis wounded in shooting near Jerusalem holy site

The identities of the three Palestinians remain unknown, but initial reports indicate they are Israeli citizens from Umm al-Fahm Palestinian town. Israel lays claim to the entirety of al-Quds, while Palestinians want East Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of their future state. Read More »

Which tennis players are in the Wimbledon semifinals?

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Venus Williams defies all odds. She then defeated Serena Williams in the second round of the French Open that same year, beating the world No. 1 in straight sets en route to the quarterfinals. Both semifinals will air, and that coverage should be wrapped up by the early afternoon. Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more . Read More »

Paul Ryan dodges on questions about Donald Trump Jr

Later, while receiving questions on the GOP healthcare bill, Short said he was "confident" the bill would pass. On Wednesday, a day after Donald Trump Jr. Republican leaders said that certain revenue-related provisions in the bill meant that it had to originate in the House. They say language in the bill adds burdensome disclosure requirements that could put them at a competitive disadvantage with non-US companies working on global deals. Read More »

New Senate health care bill: What is in the revised plan?

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Ted Cruz , R-Texas, to permit stripped-down health plans that amount to catastrophic coverage and little else. The nonpartisan agency last month estimated the Senate's original version would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under Obamacare . Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Women's results - Semifinals

One more win would be fantastic. "Well, I think she did what she does well". Williams continued her strong serve in the second set to finish off Konta in one hour, 16 minutes. I just try to hold my head up high, no matter what is happening in life. "Her being able to do that is why she is a five-time champion here, and why she is the champion that she is", said Konta. Read More »

US Men's National Team Plays Poorly in Gold Cup Opener

The U.S. sits on top of its group after two games, thanks to the goals scored tiebreaker, but it will need more of the good in its game to emerge in order to achieve the goal of winning the Gold Cup . The service from the flanks has been good for the Americans. Lichaj showed his ability to get forward as well. Two of the goals came within seconds of each other in the 49th and 50th minutes. Read More »

67% Republican voters want GOP to continue ACA repeal efforts

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to present the revamped measure rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law to GOP senators Thursday. I urge you to reject the Senate health care plan and get serious about reforming the actual aspects of Obamacare that need reforming. But Flake hasn't taken a position on the overall bill and told The Arizona Republic Wednesday that his focus is on making individual insurance more affordable. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather responds to Conor McGregor's "dance for me, boy" comment

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Mayweather remained calm throughout McGregor's tirade of verbal jabs, nodding his head and appearing close to boredom. "You can't even read!" And when McGregor told Brazilian fighter Jose Aldo, "I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro". "Who has more money, you or Floyd?" the elder Mayweather finally asked. They exchange insults, boast about their accomplishments, take turns predicting knockouts and pretend they want to fight each other. Read More »

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

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Liu's friends have voiced suspicion over the hospital's statements , which suggest a worsening of his condition soon after two foreign doctors said he was well enough to travel overseas. In the 1990s, China began releasing some political prisoners. Liu's plight has already drawn public protests in the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong. Read More »

President Trump, first lady arrive in Paris

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According to the Élysée Palace, President Macron's office, Trump will be welcomed by the French leader tomorrow at Les Invalides, the site of Napoleon's tomb and a military museum. There will also be one USA naval aviator who will pilot a French Rafale fighter plane as part of the festivities. Mr Macron supports intervention against Syria's government in response to its use of chemical weapons and could prove an important ally as the Trump administration seeks to increase pressure ... Read More »

Wimbledon: Roger Federer storms into semis after beating Milos Raonic

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Federer also tells Haris how he too was a ball boy for two years and how he was also equally awestruck about the stars and fascinated by their equipment. At 37, Venus Williams is hoping to become the oldest women's champion in the open era, but she will first have to overcome Britain's Johanna Konta, who is 11 years her junior. Read More »

Bank of Canada makes sharp jump in interest rates

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This was the first rate hike in Canada in the last 10 years but the BOC had signalled it very clearly more than a month back. GBP/CAD Forecast: Bank of Canada (BOC ) Meets on WednesdaySave for potential political developments or changes in oil price , the Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate is unlikely to see any major shift in movement until Wednesday's key session. Read More »