• When Vajpayee met journalists for the last time
When Vajpayee met journalists for the last time

He had been hospitalised for more than two months with a kidney infection and chest congestion. In 2009, he had suffered a stroke, which weakened his cognitive abilities. But a year later, Mr Vajpayee rode on the first bus to begin a new service from Delhi to the Pakistani city of Lahore in a rare trip by an Indian prime minister to mend ties with ...

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  • Trump’s grand military parade postponed until next year
Trump’s grand military parade postponed until next year

The estimated cost for the parade, originally slated for November 10, had jumped $80 million, The Associated Press reported Thursday citing an unnamed Pentagon official. The cost of the parade had appeared to be escalating, with reports on Thursday estimating it would be $80 million more than previously estimated at a time of rising debt.

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  • Trump revokes security clearance of ex-CIA director Brennan
Trump revokes security clearance of ex-CIA director Brennan

Brennan withdrew his name from consideration for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the first Obama administration over concerns about his support, while serving under President George W. He served as chief counterterrorism advisor to former president Barack Obama; with the title Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security an...

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  • North, South Korean leaders to meet again
North, South Korean leaders to meet again

The breakthrough was achieved in recent months between the two countries when North Korea sent athletes and sports teams to the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this year which then resulted in meetings between senior officials from both nations.

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  • French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port
French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini, also via Twitter , insisted the ship would not be entering Italy. More than 600,000 have reached Italian shores in the past four years. The French presidency said yesterday that it was in touch with the other European Union nations on the Mediterranean to "rapidly" find a port where the Aquarius can dock...

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  • Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala
Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala

As water levels continue to rise, a red alert has been sounded across all districts in the state, which is a popular tourist destination. "All are requested to cooperate", the spokesperson said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh communicated to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over a telephonic conversation that the Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to...

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  • Twitter temporarily restricts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account
Twitter temporarily restricts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account

The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their "battle rifles" ready against media and others. The microblogging site said it had asked Jones late Tuesday to delete the tweet that contained a video, which according to a company spokesman had a segment that is an "incitement to violence".

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  • Vermont’s Christine Hallquist Wins Primary, Could Be First Transgender Governor
Vermont’s Christine Hallquist Wins Primary, Could Be First Transgender Governor

He identifies with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, which has been increasingly in the ascendant in the United States since the ultimately thwarted run for president by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016. She also has pledged to support renewable energy in office. If elected in November, Mr Sanders would extend his run as the...

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  • Mexico the Focus of the WH NAFTA Redux, Canada on Hold
Mexico the Focus of the WH NAFTA Redux, Canada on Hold

The president said over the weekend that Canada's tariffs and taxes are far too high and repeated threats to tax the auto industry if a deal can't be reached. It's now been over two months since Trump levelled steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, and over a month since the federal government retaliated with counter-tariffs on American-made steel...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who sent out anti-Trump texts, fired: lawyer
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who sent out anti-Trump texts, fired: lawyer

Strzok became the face of everything Mr. Trump and his allies viewed as problematic with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after the revelation that he and onetime fellow Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Lisa Page exchanged anti-Trump text messages.

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  • Trump blasts 'Wacky Omarosa' after leaked tape: 'Vicious but not smart'
Trump blasts 'Wacky Omarosa' after leaked tape: 'Vicious but not smart'

Trump tweeted . Omarosa, who left the White House last December, reveals explosive details of her time as Trump's assistant and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison in her new book, published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, August 14.

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  • Pence Urges Congress to Establish Space Force as Threats Mount
Pence Urges Congress to Establish Space Force as Threats Mount

It's unclear whether the crowd favorite among these options could be used in an official capacity within Space Force or just on merchandise. Critics, however, have hit back at the announcement saying it's expensive and unnecessary. Democratic Senator Brian Schatz, who is on the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said the Space Force was a...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez likens $10000 debate offer by conservative columnist to catcalling
Ocasio-Cortez likens $10000 debate offer by conservative columnist to catcalling

The line was a reference to comments from Sen. "Last week's editorial regarding the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene and Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempts to lecture its readers on the prescription for dealing with rising anti-Israel sentiment on the left and particularly in Democratic circles ("'Fiddler' As Political ...

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  • #2018ZimElections: Chamisa files court challenge to election result
#2018ZimElections: Chamisa files court challenge to election result

Global monitors largely praised the conduct of the election itself, although European Union observers said that Mnangagwa, a former long-time Mugabe ally, benefitted from an "un-level playing field" and some voter intimidation. Mr Chamisa wants the court to declare him the victor or call a fresh election, it is reported. He said they had a "secre...

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  • US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat
US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

If the Saudi government's threat includes oil market transactions with private-sector companies in Canada, the effects would be damaging for the country's refining sector, ARC Energy Research Institute executive director Peter Tertzakian said.

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  • Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire
Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

He is accused of deliberately starting the latest fast-moving Holy Fire and faces life in prison if convicted of arson and other charges. Forrest Clark made several outbursts in his first court appearance on Friday, after refusing to leave his cell the day prior.

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  • Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion
Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion

When the result was told to the demonstrators - who were separated by police and riot fences - the pro-life camp set off fireworks in celebration, and the pro-choice side threw rocks and lit fires in protest. As senators debated the bill into the early hours of Thursday morning, pro-abortion rights activists rallied outside Congress chanting "leg...

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  • 2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday
2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday

The 2017 Charlottesville rally, which drew white supremacists and neo-Nazis, was originally meant to protest the planned removal of a statue depicting Confederate General Robert E. Law enforcement and D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser stood shoulder-to-shoulder Thursday touting lessons learned from a year ago and patrolling other controversial demonstrat...

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  • Kremlin says new United States sanctions on Russian Federation illegitimate
Kremlin says new United States sanctions on Russian Federation illegitimate

He added that the USA move was "absolutely unfriendly", but reiterated Moscow's hope for improvements to the stressed relations between the two countries. The Kremlin said the new sanctions were "illegal and do not correspond to worldwide law". The relationship is already routinely described as at its worst since the Cold War.

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  • Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists
Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists

Israel carries out regular attacks on Palestinians in Gaza under the pretext of hitting Hamas targets. "Hamas will lose another strategic ability, in which it invested large sums". Israeli fighters also struck a tunnel on the Mediterranean coast and targeted weapons and rocket manufacturing sites, as well as a military complex serving as a c...

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  • US urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud
US urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud

It's also stopped medical treatment programs in which Saudi patients are sent to hospitals in Canada . When asked about the jailed activists, Jubeir reiterated the government's earlier stance that they had been in contact with foreign entities, but did not specify the charges against them.

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  • N.Y. Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges
N.Y. Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

Prosecutors at the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY alleged in an indictment that Collins and the other defendants used nonpublic information about the results of a drug trial to trade on the stock of the pharmaceutical company, Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, of which Collins was a board member.

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  • The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump
The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

Gates has already pled guilty to two counts in Mueller's probe and testified against Manafort as part of a plea deal with the special counsel's office. Gates said he and Manafort turned to a Cypriot lawyer, whom he referred to in court as "Dr K", who set up bank accounts and shell companies on Manafort's behalf and "handled everything".

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  • Count Police out of NASS siege, IGP tells Osinbajo
Count Police out of NASS siege, IGP tells Osinbajo

Daura is however in a closed-door meeting with the Acting President, now holding at the presidential villa in Abuja. He said the standoff at the NASS complex reached him as a surprise, adding that the police would soon issue a statement in relation to the impasse.

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  • A Wildfire in Northern California Is Now the Biggest in State History
A Wildfire in Northern California Is Now the Biggest in State History

The wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) - an area almost the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles. Resources assigned to the fire include 432 fire engines, 89 water tenders, 15 helicopters, 57 hand crews, and 80 dozers, for a total of 3,781 personnel.

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