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World News Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister Middle East News
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Iran will soon receive a second batch of enriched uranium up to 20 percent that Russian Federation kept under a nuclear agreement signed between the Persian nation and six world powers. Earlier this week, British Minister for Middle East Affairs Alistair Burt backed the current deal negotiated with Iran, rejecting the idea that the United Kingdom would " go along with " the US.

World News New bill bans U.S. government from using Huawei or ZTE tech
Author: 0 New bill bans U.S. government from using Huawei or ZTE tech

Even though Trump said the bill "is the most significant investment in our military and our war-fighters in modern history", Obama's first three defence budgets were larger, when adjusted for inflation, according to Todd Harrison at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

World News Car Strikes Cyclists, Houses of Parliament Security Barrier: Armed Police Response
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Dozens of officers were seen to surround the vehicle and lead away a man in handcuffs. Eyewitnesses who took to the micro-blogging platform Twitter described seeing at least one cyclist receiving medical attention from paramedics. The area is in lockdown after armed police arrived on the scene at around 7.35am. Khalid Masood ploughed a 4X4 into crowds before he was shot outside Parliament, injuring 50 people and killing 5 people, including a police officer.

World News Taliban Intensify Attacks on Afghan Forces
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Afghan Army Chief of Staff Mohammad Sharif Yaftali said heavy fighting was taking place in Ghazni to push back the militants. The extent of civilian casualties is not yet known. An investigation as also underway on how the insurgents had managed to infiltrate so deep into the city, barely 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of the Afghan capital of Kabul .

World News Cat lovers offered free house on handsome Greek Island with 55 cats
Author: 0 Cat lovers offered free house on handsome Greek Island with 55 cats

The job offer was posted online recently by Joan Bowell who heads the Facebook page for God's Little People Cat Rescue , with a reassurance that the post is genuine and "not a joke". "You will at times be expected to trap or handle a feral or non-sociable cat, so knowing something about a cat's psychology too is important + cat-whispering skills should come natural to you".

World News Dozens killed as weapons depot explodes in Syria
Author: 0 Dozens killed as weapons depot explodes in Syria

Most of the civilians killed were family members of HTS fighters displaced to the area from the central province of Homs, he said. A rescue worker carried the motionless body of a small child from the wreckage to an ambulance, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.

World News Canada has to wait to re-enter NAFTA talks says Trump
Author: 0 Canada has to wait to re-enter NAFTA talks says Trump

President Trump has said he prefers to end the decades-old NAFTA pact in favor of inking separate, bi-lateral agreements with the USA neighbors. The talks are expected to go into next week. tariffs. Trudeau had criticized the President over threats he made to impose trade tariffs on Canadian goods, evoking a response from Trump via Twitter.

Author: 0 No war, no negotiations with the US, says Khamenei

The U.S. government last week reinstated a raft of economic sanctions that had been waived as part of the Iran JCPOA nuclear deal of 2015. Iran and the other signatories of the nuclear deal have said they intend to continue to abide by the agreement.

World News Asia shares dip as Turkey's lira tanks
Author: 0 Asia shares dip as Turkey's lira tanks

Shares in Europe's major banks also lost ground. Erdogan framed Turkey's currency crisis as a "national battle" against economic enemies, namely the U.S., saying 'if they have their dollar, we have the people, we have Allah'. Turkish bank shares fell to their lowest level in dollar terms since November 2003 and their dollar bonds and Turkey's sovereign dollar debt tumbled.

World News Canadian government not considering retaliation against Saudis, says Morneau
Author: 0 Canadian government not considering retaliation against Saudis, says Morneau

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia May 25, 2018. "The current diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada will not, in any way, impact Saudi Aramco's relations with its customers in Canada", the statement said, referring the state-run oil giant Saudi Arabian Oil Co.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'lowlife'

Tommy Vietor, who previously worked as Obama's National Security Council spokesman, said the recording was against the rules but that the discussion itself was unclassified. After Kelly let her go, she reportedly tried, unsuccessfully, to reach Trump directly to issue a personal appeal, setting off a secret-service alarm in the process.

World News Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge
Author: 0 Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could see a "window of opportunity" to resolve some of the thorny issues, the president of the Mexican Confederation of Industrial Chambers has said. But people briefed on the talks expected Canadian officials to be brought in once U.S. -Mexico bilateral issues are cleared out of the way. Earlier Friday, a source familiar with Ottawa's NAFTA effort said Canadian negotiators would not be returning to the bargaining table ...

World News Let’s double down on Turkey sanctions
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Turkey's currency slumped to a new record low as Donald Trump compounded the country's economic crisis by doubling steel and aluminium tariffs . Turkey's Foreign Ministry responded, saying " President Trump's decision on imposing additional tariffs targeting our country's steel and aluminum exports, in complete disregard of World Trade Organization rules, can not be associated with seriousness expected from a state".

World News Arrogant Erdogan Not Worried About US Economic Sanctions
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Trump announced the punitive doubling of steel tariffs, which were imposed in protest over the detention of Andrew Brunson, a pastor, who was arrested on terrorism charges after the attempted coup against Erdogan in 2016, saying: "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" US President Donald Trump said Friday he had doubled steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey, which pushed the Turkish lira to new historic lows against the dollar.

World News PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace
Author: 0 PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

We have also taken various initiatives in this regard. India also skipped the 2016 Saarc summit in Islamabad after a terrorist attack on an army garrison in Uri , Jammu and Kashmir, left 18 soldiers dead. The decision came shortly after Khan extended a personal invite over a telephone conversation to the Punjab Cabinet Minister to attend his swearing-in ceremony.

World News Washington braces for white nationalists a year after Charlottesville clashes
Author: 0 Washington braces for white nationalists a year after Charlottesville clashes

Several dozen demonstrators from the so-called "antifa", or anti-fascist, movement marched to the spot where Heather Heyer was killed previous year when a man linked to white supremacist groups rammed his auto into counter-protestors. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, started a foundation in her honor, which has given out scholarships and grants to a diverse group of young Americans working against hate.

World News Two Germans indicted in France over flooded youth campground
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Almost 120 children were evacuated from the site as emergency teams helped around 750 people to safety across the Gard area. Collomb, the interior minister, said in a statement that 1,600 people were evacuated as a precaution in the Gard, the Ardeche and the Drome regions.

World News Merchandise already? Trump’s Space Force logo contest triggers avalanche of ‘better’ designs
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Kosal , an associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "Space is an environment that we're supposed to work together peacefully in". He added the " Space Force " was an idea "whose time has come". Trump has said the name " Space Force " began as a bit of a joke . Pence now serves as chair for the president's revitalized National Space Council .

World News Local firefighters provide mutual aid at Holy Fire, Carr Fire
Author: 0 Local firefighters provide mutual aid at Holy Fire, Carr Fire

According to Decanter , a couple of Mendocino County wineries, including Fetzer Vineyards, have been issued evacuation orders, though Lake County vineyards bore the brunt of the smoke, with staff having to be sent home because of it. Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, who also has a cabin in the area, says every resident in the canyon is afraid of him. (The Orange County Sheriff's Department via Reuters) A resident of Holy Jim Canyon in the forest was scheduled for a court hearing Friday ...

World News Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300
Author: 0 Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

Lombok was hit by three big quakes in little more than a week. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes , mosques and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach survivors in some of the worst-hit areas four days later.

World News Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result
Author: 0 Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result

Biti's physical safety and ensure his constitutional and human rights are respected, consistent with the rule of law and Zimbabwe's worldwide obligations and commitments", she said. "In the alternative, we seek that there be another election which complies with the dictates of the law", Mpofu said. In his application court challenge, Chamisa cited Mnangagwa as the first respondent, ZEC, and all other 22 presidential contestants as respondents as well.