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The Treasury Department has labeled the China-based Bank of Dandong "a foreign bank of primary money laundering concern", and accused it of "serv [ing] as a gateway for North Korea to access the U.S. "This is not directed at China, this is directed at a bank, as well as individuals and entities in China", he told reporters. At least I know China tried!' Trump tweeted on June 20.
  • Farmers' loan: Now Karnataka follows suit

    Farmers' loan: Now Karnataka follows suit

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    Following pressure from farmer groups, the state government on Tuesday made a decision to revise the criteria under which the Rs 10,000 loan advance will be given to prepare for the upcoming agricultural season. "I appeal to Siddaramaiah to doube the cooperative loans waiver limit to Rs 1 lakh", said Chandrashekar, an independent lawmaker who represents Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha.
  • Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

    Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

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    Congress officials meanwhile conveyed that CM Kumar appeared anxious as to not be seen contesting against a "Mahadalit" candidate. Officially, CM Kumar has refused to commit any support to the BJP candidate. "There is a difference between Dalit leaders and leaders of Dalits". Mayawati told ANI that it could have been better if BJP would have selected a name from a non-political background.
  • Saudi Arabia says it detained three Iranian Revolutionary Guards

    Saudi Arabia says it detained three Iranian Revolutionary Guards

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    Iran on Monday denied three members of its elite Revolutionary Guard had been arrested aboard an explosives-laden boat as claimed by Saudi Arabian authorities. Both countries have been engaged in proxy wars in Syria, Yemen and support for oppositions in respective countries. The strikes were the first time Iran fired missiles at another country in three decades and represented a major escalation of Iran's role in the Syrian conflict.
  • UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

    UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

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    The talks at the European Commission's headquarters kicked off just shy of a year after the Brexit referendum, when U.K. voters chose to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin, and almost three months after U.K. This will be the next big test for May's Government because if the contents of the Queen's speech are not approved by MP's then a further period of uncertainly and internal negotiations will need to take place with the possibility of another general election if no ...
  • 'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'

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    The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Trump, according to The Times , has brought up the legal and political implications of firing Mueller, whom he thinks is "incapable of an impartial investigation".
  • Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

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    As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing. The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. That news appears to have infuriated the president , who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama's detente with Cuba.
  • American student released by North Korea

    American student released by North Korea

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    In March 2016, a North Korean kangaroo court, after a one hour show trial, concluded, according to the state-run North Korean Central News Agency, that Warmbier had committed a crime "pursuant to the US government's hostile policy toward [the North], in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist".
  • Badminton: Unseeded players dominate Indonesia Open semis

    Badminton: Unseeded players dominate Indonesia Open semis

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    In the upcoming quarter-final match, the Indian shuttler would take on the victor of a qualifying match between China's seeded player Cheng Long and Indonesian player Jonatan Christie. Sakai, who had entered the main draw after progressing from the qualifiers, put on a much-improved display in the opening stages of the second game to lead 11-5 at the changeover.
  • Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

    Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

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    Cherchesov was tasked with guiding Russian Federation to the World Cup semifinals when he was appointed as coach last August, but has admitted that simply making the country competitive again was the immediate priority. "I don't know how it was to play on, but judging by the game it seemed the quality (of the pitch) was rather good". A opening match against the world champions gives Australia an early test, but also an opportunity to back up the bullish rhetoric.
  • Oil prices fall on OPEC output increase, rising USA crude stocks

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    Oil prices have been under pressure in recent weeks as concern over rising USA shale output offset production cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC members. Crude inventories USOILC=ECI fell 1.7 million barrels in the week to June 9, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2.7 million barrels, as imports USOICI=ECI fell 481,000 barrels per day.
  • Trump mulling gag on public testimony of ex-FBI chief

    Trump mulling gag on public testimony of ex-FBI chief

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    It could be hard for the White House to invoke executive privilege in stopping James Comey from testifying. The problem for Trump trying to quiet Comey is the fact that he's already opened the door to their conversations - arguably waiving a claim of executive privilege.
  • Election Commission issues notification for President's election

    Election Commission issues notification for President's election

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    He added the nomination papers, other than those rejected, will be taken up for scrutiny on June 29. If the elections are held in case both the NDA and theopposition field their candidates, then the results will beannounced on July 20. Wooing Opposition parties also makes sense for the BJP as political parties can not issue any whip to their legislators for voting in Presidential Elections .
  • Domestic airlines impose flying ban on unruly Indian lawmaker

    Domestic airlines impose flying ban on unruly Indian lawmaker

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    In March this year, Air India had banned Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying with them for getting violent with a staffer. Raju has, however, refuted the allegations and said he will ensure that lawful outcomes follow. "The CCTV camera showed what the situation was and I asked the airport director to verify from the CCTV cameras", Raju said. While IndiGo had finally accommodated the TDP leader, later it made a decision to ban him from taking its flights.
  • Zarif Says Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorists In Western, Eastern Iran

    Zarif Says Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorists In Western, Eastern Iran

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    King Salman and Abadi last met in March on the sidelines of the Arab summit and in February Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad in February. Weighing on the chances of Iran-US relations improving, Khamenei said there was hardly any room for rapprochement, arguing that Washington is against the very idea of " an independent Iran ", Reuters reported.
  • North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

    North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

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    The network spotted the former Chicago Bulls player preparing to fly out of Beijing International Airport . Controversial US basketball star Dennis Rodman is returning for a visit to North Korea. Since then, he visited the North on several occasions for what could be seen as "basketball diplomacy". This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 14, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the "Dropping and ...
  • Somalia: Special Forces Strike Destroys Al-Shabab Training Base Near Sakow

    Somalia: Special Forces Strike Destroys Al-Shabab Training Base Near Sakow

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    The Pentagon added that the strike was conducted with authorities approved by the president this March which allow the US Defense Department to conduct legal action against al-Shabaab. "This strike will enhance security and reduce the threats of al-Shabaab". Since being pushed out of the capital Mogadishu in 2011, al Shabaab has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns.
  • Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

    Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

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    Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. "And he repeated that he would testify under oath if asked to by special counsel Robert Mueller , the former FBI chief assigned by the Justice Department to oversee the Russian Federation investigation".
  • Khaplang's Death Doesn't End Insurgency Challenge in North

    Khaplang's Death Doesn't End Insurgency Challenge in North

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    Dimapur, June 10 (MExN): Several nationalist political groups today paid rich tributes to the NSCN (K) Chairman SS Khaplang who passed away in Taka on June 9. Khaplang, a Hemi Naga from Myanmar, formed the NSCN on January 31, 1980 along with Isak Chishi Swu, and Thuingaleng Muivah. Rijiju said this on Saturaday while interacting with the newsmen here on the sidelines of a programme and added that the Government of India had banned the NSCN (K) in 2016 by a special notification after the ...
  • Putin: no one would survive war between Russian Federation and US

    Putin: no one would survive war between Russian Federation and US

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    Stone, however, goes deeper than Kelly in his interviews with the Russian leader. In parts of the documentary released in advance, Stone appears to offer a comfortable forum to Putin, whose critics accused him of steadily curtailing civic freedoms, prosecuting political opponents, and cronyism that has enriched his friends, family, and associates.
  • Pentagon: China Will Seek More Global Military Bases in Future

    Pentagon: China Will Seek More Global Military Bases in Future

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    China is expanding its presence in the South China Sea with new buildup on disputed islands, according to the Pentagon's 2017 survey of the Chinese military published Tuesday. China's spent $180 billion on the People's Liberation Army past year, according to the annual report from the USA defence department, but officials admitted that figure could not account for all spending due to "poor accounting transparency".
  • Police find body in Thames; likely 8th victim

    Police find body in Thames; likely 8th victim

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    POLICE have revealed they have found a body in the search for a missing Frenchman believed to have been thrown into the river during the London Bridge terror attack . The two were visiting London for the weekend. The river's murky waters are being trawled by specialist officers from the Marine Policing Unit and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), it added.
  • England dish out all-round effort to storm into semis of CT

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    At the very start of New Zealand's reply, Ronchi became the third successive batsman to fall first ball when Ball nipped one back to bowl him through the gate on the defence. Ben Stokes scored 48 and it was Jos Buttler's 48-ball 61 that lifted England to 310 before they were all out three balls short of the 50 over. Sent into bat , Root continued his good form and followed up his 133 not out against Bangladesh with a 65-ball 64 and together with Hales (56 off 62 balls) shared 81 ...
  • Trump pushes for peace in ME

    Trump pushes for peace in ME

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    Clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators march through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half. President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with the two leaders, and "everyone has to compromise", Tillerson said.
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

    Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

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    President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden on Thursday. . The original order indefinitely blocked the admittance of Syrian refugees and included Iraqis on the list of nationalities that are temporarily barred from entering the U.S. George Conway , a litigator and partner at Wachtell Lipton, had been Trump's pick to become the head of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, a hugely important position greatly affecting civil rights policy and administration.
  • Muted reactions from Alaska officials to Trump decision on Paris Climate Agreement

    Muted reactions from Alaska officials to Trump decision on Paris Climate Agreement

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    It may be years, however, before the country can formally exit the deal, but Trump said he'll immediately halt implementation. "But I think we can lessen that in a responsible way that doesn't. Staring with a $ 15 million donation to the United Nations to make up for the United States' abrupt withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement , Michael Bloomberg is gathering business leaders and politicians who told the New York .
  • India Too a Victim of Terrorism, Says Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

    India Too a Victim of Terrorism, Says Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

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    That means "standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians", Trump said at the Arab Islamic American Summit. "You'll hear a really strong statement from the president on his commitment to Israel and to Israel's defense", the official added. The Obama administration had a hard relationship with Sisi, who came to power after leading a military coup in 2013 during which hundreds of demonstrators were ...
  • Snowden wrong to leak USA secrets, but not a traitor - Putin

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    Probes have centered on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked three weeks into his tenure after lying about his contact with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. He added that IP addresses allegedly belonging to Russian hackers easily could have been rigged and couldn't stand as evidence. "We are getting out, but we are starting to negotiate and we'll see if we can make a deal that's fair", Trump said at the White House .
  • Estranged husband of Clinton aide pleads guilty to sexting

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    Anthony Weiner , a move she made prior to Weiner pleading guilty Friday to transferring obscene material to a minor, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the US attorney's office in Manhattan said. A judge will determine at a later date exactly what his sentence will be.
  • China calls climate change 'global consensus'

    China calls climate change 'global consensus'

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    This was announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in a joint media briefing after talks in Berlin today. "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, it's not invented by China. "China will stand by its responsibilities on climate change", he told reporters in Berlin , according to a German translation. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no ...
  • Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back — WaPost

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    A spokesman for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that the administration has not made a deal to hand over control of the compounds to Russian Federation. Kremlin spokesman Yury Ushakov said Wednesday that Russia understands "the hard internal political situation for the current administration", but would explore options to retaliate for what it considers the "expropriation" of its property, according to Russian news outlet Sputnik.
  • Trump waives law requiring US move its embassy to Jerusalem

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    Palestinian leaders are cheering the move. The Jerusalem Embassy Act passed by Congress in 1995 mandating relocation of embassy to Jerusalem allows the president to waive the requirement in accordance with U.S. "The time has come to put an end to this farce", Steinitz told Army Radio. Two decades later, Israel captured east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War and annexed it, though without worldwide recognition.
  • U.S. boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

    U.S. boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

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    Trump made no comment about the Wall during the trip and avoided other controversial issues during his time in Israel. Israeli opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog attended the rally and threw his support behind a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Lebanese group trying to ban Wonder Woman

    Lebanese group trying to ban Wonder Woman

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    It's incredibly maternal in a way. As all Israeli citizens do, she was required to serve time within the country's military for two years, according to the Los Angeles Times . Even though this superheroes were heroic in their own way, Wonder Woman brought something new the table: love. "It's now going onto a new generation of people and I'm thrilled".
  • Russian Federation fires cruise missiles in Syria

    Russian Federation fires cruise missiles in Syria

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    The US, Turkish, and Israeli militaries received appropriate warning in advance of the missile launches through active hotlines, the Defense Ministry added. At the same submarine " Krasnodar " has carried out launches of cruise missiles in the dive. The city of Palmyra contains numerous cultural treasures, certified by UNESCO as important cultural sites and when ISIS captured the area in 2015 the group destroyed several monuments, including parts of the Mesopotamian Temple of Bel.
  • Trump expected to exit Paris climate deal

    Trump expected to exit Paris climate deal

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    According to his top economic adviser Gay Cohn, Mr. Trump's views on climate change were "evolving", but Mr. Trump's delay in formally deciding whether or not to stay involved in the accord forced G-7 leaders to declare the U.S.is "not in a position to join the consensus" around the agreement.
  • Emmanuel Macron meets Vladimir Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

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    President Donald Trump , who has claimed to have wide support among LGBTQ communities, has yet to join the world leaders calling on Putin to address the reports of violence against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Macron said after meeting with Putin Monday that fighting terrorism is the main priority for the two nations but said Russian-led efforts to broker a cease-fire in Syria won't succeed without a political process.