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Off to Europe: Trump to face troubled NATO heads, then Putin

With the established global scheme at risk, President Donald Trump's weekly trip to Europe is already tense with some of the United States closest allies and sets him face to face against the country's leader whose election interference was Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour of disputes about trade and military spending with conscious western democracies and speculation about …

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The Latest: Tropical Storm Chris forms in Atlantic

by Associated Press July 8 at 8:10 AM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Latest on Tropical Storms in the Atlantic (all times local): ___ 8 am Tropical Storm Chris has formed in the Atlantic, the third named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm was likely to strengthen. Ash …

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Israel's leaders say he understands criticism of Poland's agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he understood the criticism of his compromise agreement with Poland over his controversial allegations of Holocaust speech when he tried to pinch an uprising at home where critics have accused him of whitewashing history of political considerations. Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart issued a joint statement last week that promised Polish opposition to …

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Turkey rejects over 18,000 officials for alleged terror-related links

July 8, 2018 6:30 am ET ISTANBUL-Turkish authorities dismissed more than 18,000 state officials for alleged ties to terrorist groups on Sunday, a dramatic extension of mass cleaning launched after 2016 failed the military coup as president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about starting a new term with much expanded executive powers. An emergency act published in the Turkish Official Journal …

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With hugs meets bitter enemies from Ethiopia and Eritrea for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – with laughter and hugs, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met on Sunday for the first time in almost two decades among a fast and dramatic diplomatic toning. Ethiopia Reform Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea capital, Asmara. A live broadcast from Eritrea's state television showed that he was greeted at the airport by President …

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UK Media Presses Anti-Trump Narrative with "How to Protest Visit" Coverage

The common media have given breath coverage to how the British can protest against the visit of the democratically elected president in the United States, Britain's closest allies, next week. The tax-funded BBC, which presents itself as a political neutral, told its readers: "Get ready, Britain" when you share the article "Giant Trump Baby" could fly over London for president's …

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"Unmatched" rainstring at least 1000, killing at least 66 in Japan

KURASHIKI, Japan (Reuters) – Unprecedented rains that killed at least 66 people also strangled 1000 in Western Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 100 in a hospital, with rescuers using helicopters and boats after the rivers had risen their banks. Japan The Self-Defense Rescues Rescues People From An Exhausted Area In Mabi City, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 8, 2018. REUTERS …

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North Korea still offered its clearest perception of nuclear power

If Secretary of State Mike Pompeos visited North Korea Friday and Saturday was designed to ease concerns about the progress of nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, it seems to have failed. Just a few hours after Pompeo left the North Korean capital and described the negotiations as "productive", the North Korean Foreign Ministry triggered a statement that doubted the …

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Ethiopian leaders arrive at Eritrea for unprecedented summit between former enemies

Eritrea Foreign Minister Osman Sale, rightly welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left visiting Ethiopia on June 26th. Abiy on July 8 visited Eritrea. (Mulugeta Ayene / AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled to Eritrea, once a bitter rival, for an unprecedented peak with his long-term leader, Isaias Afwerki. The state Eritrea television showed …

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At least 64 killed in Japan after "unmatched" rain, dozens missing

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death support from unforeseen rains in Japan increased to at least 64 on Sunday after the rivers broke their banks and forced several million people from their homes, reported the media, with more rain stopping to suffer from a few areas for at least another day. A flight view shows that a local resident is rescued …

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