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Missouri duck boat accident: What we know

Missouri duck boat accident: What we know

They ranged in age from 1- to 70-years-old. Rader told reporters at that time, when the confirmed death toll was 11 people, that five individuals remained missing. The boats were originally designed for the military, specifically to transport troops and supplies in World War II. They were never designed for civilian use. Read More

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Israel hits Hamas posts in response to arson kites

Israel hits Hamas posts in response to arson kites

People carry the body of a Palestinian who was killed in an Israeli air strike, at central Gaza City, 14 July 2018. The arson attacks have caused hundreds of fires in southern Israel since April and Israeli officials say the practice of setting kites and balloons aflame across the Gaza border started out on a small scale, but was adopted and encouraged by Hamas, an opponent to Israel. Read More

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Trump Labels Russia, China and Europe as 'Foes'

China's a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. "But that doesn't mean they are bad", he continued. Nicholas Burns, a former former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, now a Harvard Kennedy School Professor, notes the European Union is America's "largest trade partner, largest investor in our economy, our ally in climate, human rights+protecting democracy". Read More

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Chicago police clash with angry residents after Harith Augustus fatally shot

McDonald's death led to the ouster of the police chief and a series of reforms created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable for excesses. Video showed one protester thrown to the ground surrounded by police holding batons. National protests against police brutality and Black Lives Matter turned its attention toward the city in 2015 after graphic footage of a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was released. Read More

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Donald Trump Meets The Queen For Tea During UK Visit

Donald Trump Meets The Queen For Tea During UK Visit

He told The Sun newspaper that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the U.S. "would be dealing with the European Union " instead of with the UK. "I don't take questions from CNN ". Mrs May said: "We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world ". I think she's a terrific woman, and I think she's doing a terrific job. Read More

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Trump tweets out letter he got from Kim Jong Un

The date of the letter suggests it may have been sent around the time of Secretary of State Michael Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang last week, in which the United States and North Korea struggled to make headway on the denuclearization issue. "We were ready", the official said. There was no indication of whether the North Koreans intentionally blew off the meeting . The meeting was about returning the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War. Read More

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Trump Slams NATO Spending on Eve of Departure for Summit

Trump Slams NATO Spending on Eve of Departure for Summit

Jans said it is vital to discuss not just how much countries are spending but if they are doing so in a way that makes them able to work together. Trump's tweet, which was the third one he directed against America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on Tuesday alone, reveals a profound misunderstanding of how North Atlantic Treaty Organisation funding actually works. Read More

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Woman killed after helicopter crashes into condominiums in Williamsburg

Woman killed after helicopter crashes into condominiums in Williamsburg

The crash is under investigation, but state police released a statement saying "federal, state and local police, with the assistance of the Williamsburg Fire Department, are working to locate and identify the pilot of the helicopter". The Daily Press newspaper quoted Virginia State Police as saying there was "one confirmed fatality within the residential structure". It was not immediately clear who owned the aircraft. Read More

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Federal judge declines to ease deadlines for government to reunite separated families

Federal judge declines to ease deadlines for government to reunite separated families

The government turned over a list of all 102 children under the age of 5 to the ACLU as part of an ongoing court case. "But I need more information". The infant is one of hundreds of children who have yet to be reunited with their parents, with many separated from their families under the Trump administration's recently rescinded " zero tolerance " family separation policy. Read More

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China-U.S. tariffs: Trade war will push prices up, growth down

China-U.S. tariffs: Trade war will push prices up, growth down

The U.S.is considering an additional 25% duty on another $16 billion of Chinese goods, and China has said it will follow with similar measures if the U.S. The US trade deficit in goods with China now stands at about $375bn. "By threatening unilateral action without having any allies and not reducing domestic discord on trade, the Trump administration has invited China to stand tough", said Scott Kennedy, director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for ... Read More

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Search stepped up after Amesbury poisoning

Search stepped up after Amesbury poisoning

Sam Hobson was with Rowley when he became violently ill on Saturday. Authorities initially thought the two had taken a contaminated batch of heroin or crack cocaine. Mr Javid told the House of Commons: "The use of chemical weapons anywhere is barbaric and inhumane. It's the fear factor, for everybody". The areas include the couple's home, a chemist where they had gone to pick up a prescription, a Baptist church where they attended a fete and a park. Read More

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It is still hot and humid in Toronto

It is still hot and humid in Toronto

A cooldown isn't expected until Friday, when a cold front finally passes through. Mylene Drouin, the Montreal Regional Director of Public Health, confirmed the deaths were due to heat. He said the Montreal heat exposure victims were between 50 and 80. "Usually in a normal situation we have 10 deaths per day, so we're not in an excess of mortality", Drouin said. Read More

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