• US Informs South Korea Plans to Start Talks to Amend Trade Pact
US Informs South Korea Plans to Start Talks to Amend Trade Pact

The United States is seeking to renegotiate its trade deal with South Korea, Washington said Wednesday, in hopes, it said, of removing what Washington says are barriers to trade. and calling it "not exactly a great deal". "A key focus of the Trump Administration is on reducing our trade deficits with trading partners around the world, and we have...

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  • Trump Jr. asked to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee
Trump Jr. asked to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Grassley said the committee would call Manafort to testify to learn why he didn't file as a foreign agent before becoming involved in the USA presidential campaign. and Goldstone eventually set June 9 as the date for the meeting. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement th...

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  • Flood watch: 'Very heavy rain' in forecast for Midland, Bay, Saginaw
Flood watch: 'Very heavy rain' in forecast for Midland, Bay, Saginaw

They say under heavy rains some locations could experience flooding including the towns of Mayer and Pine Flats and the area in Prescott that was scarred by the recent Goodwin Fire. The area affected includes Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. A flood warning was issued Wednesday morning for the Rock River at Afton south ...

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  • LA Could Earn Hundreds of Millions Hosting the 2024 or 2028 Olympics
LA Could Earn Hundreds of Millions Hosting the 2024 or 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday chose to award the 2024 and 2028 Games in one vote at its September session, with Los Angeles and Paris the candidates. Brisbane will benefit from the decision taken here yesterday to change the bid process for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been claimed.

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  • Chinese Hospital: Health of Ailing Dissident Failing
Chinese Hospital: Health of Ailing Dissident Failing

Liu, a writer and activist, is the co-author of Charter '08, a document signed in 2008 by 300 intellectuals, calling for a free, democratic and constitutional state in China, which is a one-party state governed by the all-powerful Communist Party.

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  • Spanish Royal visit to the UK
Spanish Royal visit to the UK

This is the first state visit by a Spanish king to the United Kingdom since Felipe's father, Juan Carlos, visited 31 years ago. The King of Spain has expressed his confidence that his country and Britain will overcome their "differences" over Gibraltar and find a solution "acceptable to all involved".

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  • FBI Investigating: At Least 12 Dead In Military Plane Crash In Mississippi
FBI Investigating: At Least 12 Dead In Military Plane Crash In Mississippi

A witness said some bodies were found more than a mile away. Further details on the crash were not released by military officials, but Gen. Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, pledged "a thorough investigation into the cause of this tragedy".

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  • Blast in Balochistan's Chaman
Blast in Balochistan's Chaman

At least two people, including a senior police officer, were killed and 12 others injured when a suicide blast hit a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwest district of Chaman on Monday morning, reported local media. The nature of the blast could not be immediately ascertained. Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar and Balochistan home minister Mir...

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  • Four women among five martyred in Indian troops firing along LoC
Four women among five martyred in Indian troops firing along LoC

The Foreign Ministry said J.P. Singh was summoned a day after Pakistan's military said Indian forces had shelled two areas. On Saturday, the Pakistan army had violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district killing an Army jawan and his wife.

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  • California wildfires prompt evacuation calls for hundreds of homes
California wildfires prompt evacuation calls for hundreds of homes

Wildfires caused by a record heatwave are raging through California, burning properties, injuring residents, and prompting massive evacuations. The Alamo Fire east of Santa Maria grew to almost 24,000 acres acres overnight and remains at 10 percent containment, fire officials said Sunday morning.

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  • United States to test THAAD amid North Korea tensions
United States to test THAAD amid North Korea tensions

The test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, created to shoot down medium and intermediate range missiles, has been planned for months, Reuters reported. The statement said Washington was using North Korea as a pretext to expand its military infrastructure in Asia and risked upsetting the strategic balance of power in the re...

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  • One Dead, Eight Injured After Shooting At Ohio Gender Reveal Party
One Dead, Eight Injured After Shooting At Ohio Gender Reveal Party

Although there is no one in custody, police said 911 calls and radio logs indicate that there may have been two shooters, WCPO reports . The hooded figures ran off into the night, she said. Officials have not released the names of the victims. Police were able to obtain an order from a judge to search and control the home, Love said. Investi...

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  • Iraq's Prime Minister Says Iraqi Forces Have Liberated Mosul From ISIS
Iraq's Prime Minister Says Iraqi Forces Have Liberated Mosul From ISIS

He was due to make an official speech soon. The latest truce is meant to allay concerns of neighbouring Israel and Jordan about Iranian-backed and government-allied forces at their borders. The operation to liberate the city began in October 2016. Iraq has declared victory over Islamic State as its army fully retook the city of Mosul .

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  • G-20 leaders struggle to find compromise on trade policy
G-20 leaders struggle to find compromise on trade policy

More than 70 percent of the steel used in the US comes from domestic mills. The president won the White House partly by arguing that large multilateral trade deals had shattered the American economy, and he also has cast doubt on the existence of global warming and said the Paris accord would kill U.S.jobs.

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  • Johanna Konta beats Maria Sakkari in the Wimbledon third round
Johanna Konta beats Maria Sakkari in the Wimbledon third round

Despite reaching at least the quarter-finals of the other three Grand Slams, Nishikori has never been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon . And two years on from her glorious defeat against Serena Williams , Love Island devotee Watson aims to down another former world number one, Victoria Azarenka , and reach the second week of a Grand Slam...

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  • Mother accused of frenzied mass stabbing murder
Mother accused of frenzied mass stabbing murder

Police have have charged the children's mother, Isabel Martinez , with numerous counts, including murder and malice murder. Andrea Yates, who confessed to drowning her five children in 2001, was later found to be suffering from severe postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

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  • SC inmate who escaped prison twice recaptured
SC inmate who escaped prison twice recaptured

This is the second time that Causey broke out of prison . He said multiple cell phones may have been used in the escape. He got an 18-hour head start. "So what do we do next?" At a news conference in Columbia on Friday, July 7, authorities said Causey left Lieber Correctional Institution on July 4 at around 8 p.m.

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  • Manchester Arena gives update on plans to re-open
Manchester Arena gives update on plans to re-open

He was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody, said Greater Manchester Police . Several properties have previously been raided as part of the probe into the attack, with an address in St Helens initially targeted by counter-terrorism chiefs.

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  • United States bombers challenge China's claim over South China Sea
United States bombers challenge China's claim over South China Sea

Territorial claims in the South China Sea . While Mr Trump has been seeking China's help to press North Korea, the U.S. military has been asserting its "freedom of navigation" rights in the South China Sea, at the risk of angering China.

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  • Scattered afternoon storms stay in the forecast
Scattered afternoon storms stay in the forecast

Then, the skies will quickly turn partly sunny. The hot weather will continue with highs in the low to mid-90s. Temperatures stay rather stagnant, reaching the 80s and 90s each day. Sunshine will return for Sunday with a break from the heat and humidity. We also start to heat up and while you can say the heat wave has already started despite a br...

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  • Palestinians, Israelis square off on UNESCO vote on Hebron
Palestinians, Israelis square off on UNESCO vote on Hebron

Three member states instead voted against and six abstained. It is home to the Ibrahimi Mosque, believed to be burial place of Abraham and referred to by Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and the Old City, where many Palestinian homes and businesses have been shuttered by the Israelis since the early 2000s.

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  • Patton Oswalt engaged to actress Meredith Salenger a year after wife's death
Patton Oswalt engaged to actress Meredith Salenger a year after wife's death

Oswalt, 48 - whose numerous credits include recurring roles on " Veep " and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and who is a cast member of Netflix's "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return" - has not commented on social media. Oswalt and his fiancée made their public debut at the Los Angeles premiere of " Baby Driver ". We see you, Meredith. And...

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  • Japan, EU close to agreeing on wide-ranging free trade deal
Japan, EU close to agreeing on wide-ranging free trade deal

On Thursday, in order to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal confrontation, Japan and the European Union agreed a free trade pact to what they see as Trump's protectionist turn. The broad agreement on the eve of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, was achieved after the two sides resolved thorny issues at a meeting ...

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  • Georgia mother fatally stabs husband, four children
Georgia mother fatally stabs husband, four children

A woman, said to be the wife and mother, was taken into custody. That person told police the adult male victim, who was in his mid 30s, was the children's biological father . "This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community", police said. She apparently had spoken to a pastor at a loc...

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  • United Nations urges Virginia governor to halt execution of man with disabilities
United Nations urges Virginia governor to halt execution of man with disabilities

Morva is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 21:00 local time (1:00 GMT). The human rights experts said in a statement Wednesday they are "deeply concerned" that Morva's trial "did not meet fair trial safeguards". Virginia's Democratic governor says he won't spare the life of an inmate whose lawyers say was under the influence of delusions wh...

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  • NEA applauds lawsuit against Education Department, DeVos
NEA applauds lawsuit against Education Department, DeVos

MA attorney general Maura Healey, leading the lawsuit, said DeVos' decision was "a betrayal of her office's responsibility and a violation of federal law". In June, the Education Department said it was delaying the rule because a federal court was weighing a lawsuit brought by a California trade group made up mostly of for-profit colleges seeking...

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  • State Capitol on Lockdown; House Veto Override Votes Being Delayed
State Capitol on Lockdown; House Veto Override Votes Being Delayed

The Chicago Tribune reported that people in the building were instructed to "shelter" themselves and that a "total lockdown" was in effect. One person was taken into custody, according to Dave Druker, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's office, which oversees Capitol security.

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  • North Carolina Police Officer Takes a Plunge on a Slip-N-Slide
North Carolina Police Officer Takes a Plunge on a Slip-N-Slide

The responding officers, after stressing safety and addressing the neighbors concerns, ended up joining in on the fun. "We didn't have a bag big enough for Officer Joe Jones, for obvious reasons". A neighbourhood in North Carolina were holding a massive block party and had set up the Slip-N-Slide in the street on July 2, when officers crashed t...

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  • MH17: Suspects behind downing of flight to be prosecuted in the Netherlands
MH17: Suspects behind downing of flight to be prosecuted in the Netherlands

But an global criminal investigation determined in 2016 that the MH17 passenger jet was shot down by a Buk antiaircraft missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. "Nevertheless, major results have been achieved", Koenders said, including "the report of the investigation by the Dutch Safety Board and the JIT's presentat...

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  • Chris Gayle Returns to West Indies Squad for One-off T20 Against India
Chris Gayle Returns to West Indies Squad for One-off T20 Against India

The marauding batsman, who has two T20 centuries, last played an worldwide match for the West Indies in the 2016 World T20 final against England at Eden Gardens. He has scored 1519 runs at a strike rate of 145.9 for them. Three other Jamaicans are in the T20 squad . Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar has admitted that although the wicket at ...

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