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Global Media Explosion reported outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Author: 0 Explosion reported outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing

The bomber injured his hand during the incident, but there was no danger to his life and he was immediately sent to hospital. Chinese police said there were no other injuries in the incident, which took place near where visa applicants typically line up to enter the embassy for interviews.

Global Media Philippines' Duterte to pursue 'relentless and chilling' war on drugs
Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte to pursue 'relentless and chilling' war on drugs

Duterte had said earlier that he would never go to the United States during his term as President after Washington became critical of his drug war and anti-criminality campaign. He assured that works are now executed by billions in places where the war facilitated the seizure of illegal drugs worth millions of pesos. Duterte launched the anti-drug crackdown after he took office in June 2016 to wipe out the drug trade in the country.

Global Media Cohen's Attorney Releases Tape Of Cohen-Trump Chat About Karen McDougal
Author: 0 Cohen's Attorney Releases Tape Of Cohen-Trump Chat About Karen McDougal

Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis says the tape shows Trump saying that they should pay in cash, to which Cohen responds, "no no". Davis is a columnist for The Hill. The tape appears to contradict the Trump campaign's later claim that Trump knew nothing about payments to a media company to keep model Karen McDougal's story from becoming public.

Global Media Leaked tape piles pressure on Trump, with ex-lawyer to speak 'truth'
Author: 0 Leaked tape piles pressure on Trump, with ex-lawyer to speak 'truth'

On the tape released Tuesday by CNN , Trump can be heard discussing with NY fixer Michael Cohen how to buy the rights to the story of a Playboy model, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. Lanny Davis , who is representing Cohen (what?) appeared on Chris Cuomo's show on CNN and blasted Trump, saying that the "only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters".

Global Media Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce

Crain is also accusing Daniels of cheating on him, but TMZ says there are no specific details about that claim . Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti , confirmed the divorce Monday. Daniels, 39, came to global attention by asserting publicly that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, a decade before he was elected president.

Global Media Russian hackers infiltrated HUNDREDS of USA energy firms
Author: 0 Russian hackers infiltrated HUNDREDS of USA energy firms

DHS did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. DHS plans to conduct four briefings and is searching for evidence on the Russians attempting to automate their attacks , the report said . So far it has not named victims but now says there were hundreds of victims , not a few dozen as had been said previously. The aim of the break-in - to steal information or prepare possible conflicts - remains unknown.

Global Media China-Taiwan controversy for airlines is coming to a close
Author: 0 China-Taiwan controversy for airlines is coming to a close

American Airlines, Delta and United all dropped references to Taiwan on their websites. Representatives for Delta and United made similar statements. "To the foreign airlines which have undertaken the reforms, we give our approval", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily press briefing in Beijing , calling the changes "positive steps".

Global Media Western Wall stone crashes down in Jerusalem
Author: 0 Western Wall stone crashes down in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said it was "a great miracle" that the stone did not harm the worshipper. Experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority were called to the scene to examine the area. But, he said, "I wish that everybody could have a builder who would construct such buildings that a stone falls out only after 2,000 years". Barkat visited the scene with Jerusalem's city engineer and safety officials, who declared the spot unsafe and closed it to the public pending further ...

Global Media He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference
Author: 0 He's 'very concerned' about 2018 Russian interference

The Kremlin aide declined to answer some questions concerning the Helsinki summit, including the question as to how persistent Trump was in raising the issue of Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Pompeo, whom Democrats accused of playing politics with the investigation into the 2012 attack on USA facilities in Benghazi, Libya, accused Menendez of pursuing a "political soliloquy" but then declined the opportunity to respond.

Global Media GOPer Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘This Girl... Or Whatever She Is’
Author: 0 GOPer Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘This Girl... Or Whatever She Is’

DeSantis added, referencing Ocasio-Cortez's comments (to PBS ) about the ongoing Israel and Palestine conflict. "She's complaining about the occupation of Palestine, and so someone is like well what do you mean by that?" While figures from both parties say her policies are too progressive and socialist, her supporters claim that she and others like her represent a real threat to the status quo and have simply rattled the establishment.

Global Media Xi calls for rejection of trade wars
Author: 0 Xi calls for rejection of trade wars

Chinese President Xi Jinping , who spoke after Ramaphosa, said that protectionism was on the rise. "As the two countries embark on a new journey of development, we should work hand in hand and heart to heart to assist each other in achieving our dreams in development", he said.

Global Media Putin's soccer ball for Trump had transmitter chip, logo indicates
Author: 0 Putin's soccer ball for Trump had transmitter chip, logo indicates

But the White House says the audio equipment in the room at the Helsink summit didn't raise the microphone level in time to catch the beginning of a reporter's two-part question to Putin because the translator was still speaking. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also testified before a Senate committee that Russian Federation would face "severe consequences" for future election interference.

Global Media Japan records highest temperature ever; heat wave has killed 50
Author: 0 Japan records highest temperature ever; heat wave has killed 50

Japan's meteorological agency urged people to drink enough water to prevent heat exhaustion. "The weather recently in Japan is like being in a sauna", Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told a news conference that highlighted the 2020 Summer Olympics, which is to open in Tokyo two years from today.

Global Media 'What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?'
Author: 0 'What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?'

Trump's lawyers waived attorney-client privilege for Trump regarding this recording. Mr Davis told CNN he released the tape to dispute an assertion by Mr Giuliani that the tape would show that Mr Trump made clear that if there were going to be a payment, it should be done by check, which would be easily traced.

Global Media Trump accuses China of targeting U.S. farmers, being 'vicious'
Author: 0 Trump accuses China of targeting U.S. farmers, being 'vicious'

He is also expected to propose a more targeted deal between the US and the European Union eliminating tariffs on industrial products including cars. "All will be Great!" But the country has been pursuing other avenues as trade tensions with the USA have flared. But Trump's effort to wrest better trading conditions from China threatens that price advantage, and his hardline stance could eventually repel suppliers like Yao.

Global Media Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Recordings
Author: 0 Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Recordings

Since then, however, he has sought distance from his former attorney, who said in an interview earlier this month that his "first loyalty" belongs to his family and his country, not the president. The recording was among the records seized in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his office and residences in April, multiple people familiar with the probe said.

Global Media Amber heatwave alert issued
Author: 0 Amber heatwave alert issued

Rail journeys are being disrupted by the hot weather as train speeds are reduced to stop tracks from buckling, with trains on Chiltern Railways between London and Oxford are being rescheduled because of high track temperatures. The heatwave baking Britain comes as extreme hot weather grips northern Europe, with scientists warning that the kind of conditions being seen at the moment in much of the northern hemisphere are made more likely by cliamte change.

Global Media Judge: Release immigrant held after US Army base pizza delivery
Author: 0 Judge: Release immigrant held after US Army base pizza delivery

Much of the hearing focused on whether the case should be heard in NY or New Jersey, where he is detained. Villavicencio's lawyers argued the case should be heard in NY and that his release should be immediate. Earlier this year, he applied for a green card and was supposed to have an interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on August 21. Trump, a Republican, has said his policies are created to keep the country safe.

Author: 0 President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star destroyed

Once again, President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been destroyed. "The last time, someone put a sticker over the star", Francisco Javier, another street performer who was dressed like Superman, said at the time. And just weeks later a protestor, James Otis, damaged the star with a sledgehammer. He was sentenced to three years probation, 20 days community service and ordered to pay $4,400 (£3,300) for the damage.

Global Media Dogs dash to comfort upset owners, study shows
Author: 0 Dogs dash to comfort upset owners, study shows

The owners were asked to sit (good human!) behind a glass door, where the dogs could see and hear them, and to say, " Help ", every 15 seconds, in either a monotone or a distressed voice. There have been some mixed results with this test , but the idea is that a dog who spends more time looking at their owner during this task may have a stronger bond with their owner than a dog that doesn't spend much time looking at their owner.

Global Media Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’
Author: 0 Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’

Multiple news organizations, including The Associated Press, requested that the government release the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., rejected Trump's insinuation that the wiretapping of Page equated to surveillance of the campaign. "When you hear the Fake News talking negatively about my meeting with President Putin, and all that I gave up, remember, I gave up NOTHING , we merely talked about future benefits for both countries", Trump ...

Global Media Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station
Author: 0 Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station

Monroe said that Wilson's boyfriend drowned two years ago, and that she and her sister were on their way to celebrate his birthday. Nia Wilson , 18, was fatally stabbed at MacArthur BART station on Sunday. Her sister, 26-year-old Letifah Wilson, was wounded. "She's just yelling my name, 'Tifah, Tifah, Tifah , ' and I said, 'I got you baby, I got you, '" said Wilson as she described the unprovoked stabbing.

Author: 0 Trump And Putin Likely To Meet In Washington, Continue "Useful Contact"

Overshadowing the result is concern about Trump's relationship with Russian Federation, after a campaign and first year in office where he regularly praises Putin, even as Russian Federation is identified with a nerve agent attack in Britain, backing for the Assad regime in Syria, and interference in the US elections.

Global Media Trump's Lawyers Waive Privilege on Secret Cohen Recording
Author: 0 Trump's Lawyers Waive Privilege on Secret Cohen Recording

U.S. president Donald Trump has said his personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations was "totally unheard of and perhaps illegal". A person familiar with the investigation said Trump's attorneys, who are reviewing all the material seized in the raids, have not claimed the recording is a privileged attorney-client conversation.

Global Media PM Modi interacts with Indian community in Rwanda
Author: 0 PM Modi interacts with Indian community in Rwanda

Modi last visited Uganda in 2007 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. China welcomes Rwanda's participation in the worldwide cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and encourages more Chinese investment in Rwanda to help advance the African country's industrialization and modernization, Xi said.

Global Media United Kingdom to stockpile food in the event of no deal Brexit
Author: 0 United Kingdom to stockpile food in the event of no deal Brexit

May said on Tuesday that her office would now lead Brexit negotiations rather than the dedicated Brexit ministry, giving the currency a boost. "What the prime minister means is that she meant all along that the overall strategy and conduct of these negotiations she regards very much as her personal responsibility now with the secretary of state very close at hand".

Global Media Russians Have Something on Trump, Half of U.S. Voters Say
Author: 0 Russians Have Something on Trump, Half of U.S. Voters Say

Mr Trump again repeated the phrase that "no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than [me]", and that "they [Russia] definitely don't want Trump!" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said that they will not extend an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to speak to Congress if he visits Washington, D.C., in the fall.

Global Media Trump 'very concerned' Russian Federation will help Democrats in midterm elections
Author: 0 Trump 'very concerned' Russian Federation will help Democrats in midterm elections

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said U.S. President Donald Trump "really sold the American people out" during the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week. Besides, 61% of Americans believe that the United States will benefit from improving relations with Russian Federation. Even with control now, Republicans have had difficulty approving Trump's legislative agenda and likely would have even more trouble should Democrats take over one or both houses.

Global Media At least 50 people killed in wildfires near Athens, Greece
Author: 0 At least 50 people killed in wildfires near Athens, Greece

Authorities urged people to abandon their homes on Monday after high winds caused the worst fires of the last ten years in two areas either side of the capital. Tsipras assured that "all emergency forces have been mobilised" and declared a state of emergency in the Attica region around Athens. Interior Minister Panos Skourletis said Tuesday the priority was to extinguish a fire that was still burning in Kineta, 50 kilometers from Athens.

Global Media North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender
Author: 0 North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender

U. S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. After that summit, Trump said Kim had pledged to dismantle a missile site. Wit, a former State Department negotiator with North Korea and a consistent advocate for dialogue with Pyongyang, said such a move would be just one step in the right direction, "but an important one".

Global Media Explosion in Kabul: the death toll has risen to 23 people
Author: 0 Explosion in Kabul: the death toll has risen to 23 people

However, Dostum's return to Kabul was marred by a terrorist attack as a suicide bomber obviously attempted to target Dostum's motorcade but missed the target. This is the second AFP employee to have been killed in an attack in Kabul this year. Speaking to his supporters in Sedarat Palace, after his arrival, Dostum called on his supporters to remain calm and end their protests in Faryab province, one of his major strongholds in the north.

Global Media Met Office warning over heatwave
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The Met Office issued an amber "heat health watch warning" for parts of England this week, urging people to either stay out of the sun or avoid being in the sun when it is at its strongest between 11am and 3pm. The hottest July day on record is 36.7C, which was reached at Heathrow on 1 July 2015. Thermometers would have to surge even higher to beat the hottest day of all time, 38.5C in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003.

Global Media Trump targets Obama-era critics' security clearances
Author: 0 Trump targets Obama-era critics' security clearances

The announcement came after Sen. "Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @ realdonaldtrump? ", the senator asked, later declaring, "Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan's security clearance! ".

Global Media Israeli army targets fighter jet over occupied Golan
Author: 0 Israeli army targets fighter jet over occupied Golan

The army radio report said the condition of the pilot was unclear. A Syrian military source confirmed that Israel had fired at one of its warplanes but said the fighter jet had been carrying out operations against jihadists over Syrian territory.

Global Media Paul Ryan says Trump
Author: 0 Paul Ryan says Trump "trolling" people on removing security clearances

Catherine Herridge has the details. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not invite Russia President Vladimir Putin to address Congress if Putin comes to Washington because "that is something we reserve for allies". "And is that now going to become a criterion for obtaining a clearance anywhere in the government?" Shapiro added: "One doesn't need a security clearance to speak out against the failings of Trump".

Global Media Damascus slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets
Author: 0 Damascus slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets

It was the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war, now in its eighth year. On Saturday, more than 400 rescuers and their family members were evacuated from Syria's Quneitra province through Israel to Jordan , after the rebels surrendered the last areas they held in the southwestern province to the government.

Global Media US Launches Campaign to Undermine Support for Iran's Leaders
Author: 0 US Launches Campaign to Undermine Support for Iran's Leaders

Bagheri said that USA threats against Iran will draw a "strong, unimaginable and regrettable" response from Tehran , according to the IRNA news agency. He cited the harsh words between the U.S. and North Korea that preceded the high-profile summit between Mr Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and denuclearisation talks.

Global Media Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit - Dominic Raab
Author: 0 Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit - Dominic Raab

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the United Kingdom will not "blink" in Brexit negotiations, as he warned the European Union it risks forcing the country to crash out of the bloc with no deal. Two pro-Brexit ministers, Penny Mordaunt, the global development secretary, and Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, have yet to back the White Paper publicly, having both objected to the plan before its sign-off.

Global Media At Least 1 Dead, 9 Others Injured In Toronto Shooting
Author: 0 At Least 1 Dead, 9 Others Injured In Toronto Shooting

Toronto's police chief says a 10 year-old girl was killed alongside an 18-year-old woman when a gunman opened fire at a restaurant. Residents of Toronto's Danforth Avenue gathered for a prayer service on Monday night to mourn the victims of a shooting the previous night that left two people dead and 13 wounded.

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