• Donald Trump readies $200 billion in China tariffs, citing 'unacceptable' policies
Donald Trump readies $200 billion in China tariffs, citing 'unacceptable' policies

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. The intellectual property sanctions were the latest in a spate of protectionist measures unveiled by Mr. Trump in rece...

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  • Greece, Macedonia sign deal to end decades-old name dispute
Greece, Macedonia sign deal to end decades-old name dispute

The name change is aimed at ending a 27-year row between the two countries, because of which Greece had opposed its northern neighbor joining the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Greece in return will suspend the objections that prevented Macedonia from joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union. S...

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  • Apple fined $9 million for misleading customers
Apple fined $9 million for misleading customers

Thanks to a 14-hour time difference between Australia and NY, it was Tuesday morning in Australia when a Federal Court in that country ordered Apple to pay a $9 million fine. ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said this was a direct violation of consumer rights in Australia. Apple admitted that it misled 275 people about their rights to remedies such ...

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  • North Korea's Kim visiting China Tuesday and Wednesday
North Korea's Kim visiting China Tuesday and Wednesday

On Tuesday, the US and South Korean militaries confirmed they have called off upcoming joint exercises following Trump's order. The South Korean defence ministry said in a statement: " South Korea and the United States have agreed to suspend all planning activities regarding the Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August".

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  • In Australia brutally raped and killed famous comedian
In Australia brutally raped and killed famous comedian

The Project's Lisa Wilkinson has delivered a heart-breaking monologue following the alleged rape and murder of 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon , with the veteran journalist calling on law enforcement to reevaluate the advice they give to women concerning their safety.

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  • These faith leaders, Republicans have blasted immigration policy separating families at border
These faith leaders, Republicans have blasted immigration policy separating families at border

It's likely that many of them have already been reunited with their parents, who served a few days in jail, but exact numbers are elusive. Two-thirds of Americans oppose a policy that has led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the US border, and Republicans were the only group polled who support it.

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  • Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria
Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

Gonen Segev, who had been living in Nigeria, was arrested during a visit to Equatorial Guinea and extradited to in Israel in May on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel", the Shin Bet security agency said on Monday.

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  • Trump's border security boss should resign over family separation policy, Democrats say
Trump's border security boss should resign over family separation policy, Democrats say

The hottest topic at Monday's White House press briefing was, expectedly, the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents who are attempting to enter the country illegally . "For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous administrations and will only separate if the child is in dan...

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  • Bavaria piles pressure on Merkel for European Union migrant deal to avert crisis
Bavaria piles pressure on Merkel for European Union migrant deal to avert crisis

Seehofer's "migration master plan", which Merkel last week refused to endorse, would see asylum seekers arriving at Germany's borders turned away if they have no identification papers, have already had an asylum claim rejected in Germany, or are already registered in another country in the EU - proposals that rights group say contravene Europea...

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  • One dead after van hits people at music festival in the Netherlands
One dead after van hits people at music festival in the Netherlands

The incident took place around 4am (12am AEST) local time near a campsite for the famous PinkPop festival in the southeastern municipality of Landgraaf. Ambulances, including a helicopter, were sent to the scene, RTL news reported, and there was also a heavy police presence. The three-day festival had recently been closed with a performance by Br...

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  • Trump says he is directing the Pentagon to create a 'Space Force'
Trump says he is directing the Pentagon to create a 'Space Force'

Trump said . President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will direct the Defense Department and the Pentagon to create a new military branch , the " Space Force ". Conceivably the 2019 NDAA that is now going through the legislative cycle could create the Space Force , Loverro said , although Congress would have to give the Defense Depa...

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  • British police: 3 struck dead by train in south London
British police: 3 struck dead by train in south London

You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App . The identity of one of those killed had been established but the other two men were yet to be identified. "If you were in the area of Loughborough Junction this morning and think you saw anything that could help the investigation, please get in touch with us as soon...

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  • Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes
Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

The Dublin Pride march which takes place on June 30 is themed "We Are Family", a reference to the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families. He lamented how some couples chose not to have any children, and others resorted to pre-natal testing to see if their baby had any malformations or genetic problems.

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  • ‘We will not apologize:’ Homeland Security chief Nielsen defends immigration policy
‘We will not apologize:’ Homeland Security chief Nielsen defends immigration policy

CNN has obtained "exclusive" internal documents from the Department of Homeland Security that undermine one of the administration's stated goals for separating families and keeping children detained along the southern border. "These children are not entering at points of entry, but unsafe places", Sessions said. Sessions called the system "generou...

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  • Border Patrol Vehicle 'Hits Native American Man, Drives Away'
Border Patrol Vehicle 'Hits Native American Man, Drives Away'

Remes falls to the ground as he recites the vehicle's license plate number and repeats, " They just ran me over, bro ". "I ran into the dirt road in front of my house, because I know they'll try and hit me", Remes said , adding that he believed the driver didn't realize Remes was recording the incident on his phone.

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  • 7-Metre Python swallows village woman
7-Metre Python swallows village woman

Wa Tiba, a 54-year-old housewife, was last seen on Thursday night, the last night of Ramadan, near her home on Muna island in the Southeast Sulawesi province of Persiapan Lawela. The woman's body was found inside the reptile's body after villagers sliced open the python's carcass. Reticulated pythons, which are widespread in Indonesia and other p...

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  • Tear gas explosion at Caracas club results in 17 deaths - minister
Tear gas explosion at Caracas club results in 17 deaths - minister

Eight of those people who died were under the age of 18-years-old and another five people remain injured, according to Reverol. Outside the club, several mismatched shoes, including a sandal with a puckered red lip decoration, lay on the sidewalk.

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  • Melania Trump calls for end to migrant family separations
Melania Trump calls for end to migrant family separations

Stephanie Grisham , a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump , said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". Bush in 2008, the legislation ensures that unaccompanied children who arrive at the US-Mexico border are "exempt from prompt return to their home country", unless those countrie...

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  • Texas Sheriff Deputy Arrested Over Child Sexual Assault Allegations
Texas Sheriff Deputy Arrested Over Child Sexual Assault Allegations

While the case is ongoing, Salazar said investigators believe the abuse by Nunez, 47, had been ongoing for several months - if not several years. The girl's mother is undocumented, Salazar said, and Nunez told her she'd be deported if she told authorities about the assaults.

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  • Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch
Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch

Trump tells military members at Miramar Air Station in San Diego, California that space is a war-fighting domain. "I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces", Trump said.

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  • China responds to Donald Trump moves by scrapping surplus trade agreement
China responds to Donald Trump moves by scrapping surplus trade agreement

China , in return, said it would impose an additional 25 percent tariff on certain USA products worth $50 billion. After the U.S. announcement, China's commerce ministry responded by saying that it would "immediately introduce countermeasures of the same scale and strength", although it did not go into detail.

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  • NY sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct
NY sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct

New York's attorney general says President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign. Underwood further asked that the state judge dissolve Trump's foundation , which he founded in 1987, and ordered Trump to pay a minimum of $2.8 million in penalties.

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  • Trump on House GOP Immigration Compromise: ‘I Certainly Wouldn’t Sign’ It
Trump on House GOP Immigration Compromise: ‘I Certainly Wouldn’t Sign’ It

The tweet came after Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The House is scheduled to vote next week on two competing immigration measures . Yet that overwhelming bent toward Trump won't help dozens of House and Sena...

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  • Led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties
Led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said earlier that almost 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the raid in eastern Syria. Syrian troops and their allies have been conducting operations against Daesh, east of the Euphrates river while the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are on the offensive against IS on the east ban...

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  • Dutch police search for van driver who plowed into concertgoers
Dutch police search for van driver who plowed into concertgoers

The incident took place at the PinkPop concert, a popular festival being held in Limburg province. A white van drove into a group of revellers at the Pinkpop festival in the southern town of Landgraaf, just hours after a performance by United States singer Bruno Mars.

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