• Donald Trump does not expect much from China trade talks this week
Donald Trump does not expect much from China trade talks this week

Trade Representative has said benefit from Beijing's "Made in China 2025" industrial plan to make China competitive in high-tech industries . China's state media has taken aim at Apple in recent weeks, accusing the U.S. The latest action by the USTR comes close on the heels of tariffs imposed on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports . JO-A...

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  • Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Sentenced To 5 Years
Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Sentenced To 5 Years

Winner's sentence is the longest ever imposed over unauthorized leaks to the media. In court, victor apologized and acknowledged that what she did was wrong. Betsy Reed, editor in chief of The Intercept, said in a statement that victor should be honored, and that her sentencing and other prosecutions of whistleblowers were attacks on free...

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  • Eight hikers dead as gorge in Italy floods
Eight hikers dead as gorge in Italy floods

Videos and pictures posted on Twitter by the Italian civil defence show helicopters airlifting rescued people from the affected areas. At least ten people have been killed after flash flooding in southern Italy . Among those being treated in a hospital was a 10-year-old boy suffering from hypothermia. A Dutch hiker, told local media: "A real...

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  • Saudi woman may be executed for activism, in first such case
Saudi woman may be executed for activism, in first such case

HRW said Ms Ghomgham was an activist well known for participating in and documenting the mass protests that have taken place in Qatif since 2011. "Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behaviour, is monstrous", said Sarah Leah Whitson , HRW Middle East directo...

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  • Giuliani clarifies: Trump and I discussed pardons in June, not about Manafort
Giuliani clarifies: Trump and I discussed pardons in June, not about Manafort

The jury returned the decision after deliberating four days on tax and bank fraud charges against Manafort, who led Trump's election effort during a crucial stretch of 2016, including as he clinched the Republican nomination and during the party's convention.

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  • Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback
Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback

Almost three decades ago, the US adopted a "One China " policy, which formally recognized the Communist government in Beijing - switching diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. China, with its willingness to invest, is an ideal partner for this effort. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called for unity and vowed not to bow to pres...

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  • Panic as Venezuela hit by magnitude 7.3 quake
Panic as Venezuela hit by magnitude 7.3 quake

The US Geological Survey ( USGS ) said the magnitude-6.9 quake was the 18th one in this geographical area. The quake, which occurred around 5:31 pm (local time) was centred near the Venezuelan town of Guiria, and was felt as far away as the capital, Caracas , and far beyond.

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  • Islamic State leader Baghdadi in first purported speech in a year
Islamic State leader Baghdadi in first purported speech in a year

However, the voice on the recording has not been confirmed to be al-Baghdadi's. "Supporters of the caliphate everywhere, in the media or in the field, we tell you the state is fine", Baghdadi said, telling supporters not to worry about losing the cities they controlled in Syria and Iraq .

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  • Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011
Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011

Facebook's post added that in an unrelated action, the company has also pulled groups and accounts associated with Russian military intelligence, mostly pushing activity focused on Syrian and Ukrainian politics. The first Liberty Front Press accounts Facebook found were created in 2013. In its preliminary report, the cybersecurity firm Fi...

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  • Trump tells Sessions fentanyl dealers should get the death penalty
Trump tells Sessions fentanyl dealers should get the death penalty

Trump's criticism of the Justice Department has gone further than just targeting Sessions. Trump has frequently criticized Sessions since taking office and often expresses frustration over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

Mr Ratcliffe has campaigned for her release since she was jailed and met Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier in August. Ratcliffe said his wife was now with her parents and their four-year-old daughter Gabriella in Damavand, a resort near Tehran.

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  • Tens of thousands gather in Mecca for Hajj
Tens of thousands gather in Mecca for Hajj

Those on the hajj said they hoped for better relations across the Muslim world. There are five pillars or duties of Islam and Hajj is one of them. Muslims also flock to the country for the umra pilgrimage, which can be performed at any time of the year.

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  • Kelowna's air quality is the equivalent to smoking more than 7 cigarettes
Kelowna's air quality is the equivalent to smoking more than 7 cigarettes

That unhealthy designation means everyone, especially sensitive groups, should avoid going outside. I Smoke, breathing the air in Calgary today will be roughly the equivalent of smoking about seven and a half cigarettes. "We really do see this as a short-term exposure compared to the day in, day out exposures others have that have been associat...

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  • Bolton: Putin Admitted He Can't Get Iran Out of Russian Federation
Bolton: Putin Admitted He Can't Get Iran Out of Russian Federation

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem , John Bolton said: "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province. The prospects for resuming dialogue in the wake of United States sanctions, including talks on strategical stability, the Syria issue and the Ukrainian co...

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  • Bay Area Task Force Deployed to Hawaii Ahead of Hurricane
Bay Area Task Force Deployed to Hawaii Ahead of Hurricane

Hurricane Lane unleashed torrential rain on Hawaii Thursday morning, raising the threat of flash floods and landslides, as the strong Category 4 storm churned north toward the islands. In Maui County, damaging tropical storm-force winds could begin late Thursday and unsafe hurricane-force winds Thursday night and early Friday. Canadians are advi...

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  • India rejects UAE govt's $100 mln flood disaster fund offer
India rejects UAE govt's $100 mln flood disaster fund offer

Our hearts are with you the people of Bharat."Earlier Wednesday, an Indian diplomat in a mission overseas said the MEA had sent out an advisory to all heads of missions urging them to "politely decline" any offers of aid from governments, while clarifying that aid from individuals, subject to their passing the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act ...

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  • Man kills mother, sister; France sees no apparent terror tie
Man kills mother, sister; France sees no apparent terror tie

A MAN armed with a knife killed one person and seriously injured two others this morning in Paris . French media reported that the man had been on the country's national security watch list since 2016 for defending a terrorist attack, but it appears that Thursday's incident was a family dispute.

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  • Michael Cohen, in guilty plea, says Trump directed him to pay women
Michael Cohen, in guilty plea, says Trump directed him to pay women

The other charges Cohen pleaded guilty to involve bank fraud and income tax evasion. A plea agreement with prosecutors calls for Cohen, 51, to get about four to five years in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for December 12. He landed in West Virginia for a campaign rally, and he on the tarmac said that he feels badly for both Michae...

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  • Britain's foreign minister says Russian Federation is making the world more risky
Britain's foreign minister says Russian Federation is making the world more risky

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told an audience in Washington it is essential for the U.S., Britain and the European Union to stand firm against Russian President Vladimir Putin's increasingly risky attacks on long-standing global norms.

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  • Malaysia, China agree to deepen economic ties
Malaysia, China agree to deepen economic ties

The Malaysian prime minister met with Chinese Premier Li Kequiang and had dinner with President Xi Jinping the previous day. "It's all about pouring in too much money which we can not afford, we can not repay and also because we don't need these projects for Malaysia at this moment", Mahathir said .

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  • President says Don McGahn cooperating, but is no
President says Don McGahn cooperating, but is no "Rat"

McGahn's cooperation with Mr. Mueller was part of a legal strategy. On Sunday, the New York Times also reported that charges are likely by the end of this month against Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer who is being investigated regarding alleged fraud and his role in payments to women who claim to have had affairs with Trump.

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  • Trump's tweet on land seizures, 'killing of farmers' angers South Africa
Trump's tweet on land seizures, 'killing of farmers' angers South Africa

US President Donald Trump waded into South Africa's racially charged debate about land reform, triggering a selloff in the rand. While the news was met with both disdain and welcome by various members of the South African public, most people have cast doubt over Trump's sincerity regarding foreign affairs.

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  • Former Trump lawyer Cohen to appear in Manhattan federal court - court official
Former Trump lawyer Cohen to appear in Manhattan federal court - court official

The news came at the same time Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen was in a NY federal court to plead guilty to multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud. This is the fourth day of deliberations for the federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia . Cohen - long the self-professed "fixer" for Trump - pleaded guilty a...

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  • El Salvador, Taiwan break ties, further isolating Asian isle
El Salvador, Taiwan break ties, further isolating Asian isle

Salvadoran authorities on Tuesday denied having asked Taiwan for money in exchange for maintaining diplomatic relations with the self-governing island, saying its decision to switch recognition to China was due to the enormous advantages of trading with the economic giant.

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  • Illegal Alien Charged With Murder After Mollie Tibbetts' Body Found
Illegal Alien Charged With Murder After Mollie Tibbetts' Body Found

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts , police say. Rahn said the discovery has been hard for Mollie's family. He then pulled Tibbetts from the trunk of his Chevy Malibu, hoisted her over his shoulder and carried her "about 20 meters" into the cornfield, the af...

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