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The Post said there was no evidence the briefings actually took place, and Manafort's spokesman said the dealings were "innocuous", according to NBC News , which corroborated the Post's report . He and Manafort then set up a meeting in NY, which took place a few days later. Manafort was leading the Trump campaign's day-to-day operations at the time .
  • Kenya's Top Judge Hits Back At 'Threats' Over Election Re-Run

    Kenya's Top Judge Hits Back At 'Threats' Over Election Re-Run

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    Armed police patrolled the entrance to the court and trucks filled with security forces were parked outside the building. The opposition National Super Alliance won a court petition this month to have the outcome annulled, saying President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory had been brought about by computer-aided rigging.
  • Russian airstrike wounds coalition forces in Syria

    Russian airstrike wounds coalition forces in Syria

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    Russian-backed Syrian forces are trying to tighten the noose around IS militants still inside the eastern city, which lies on the western banks of the Euphrates . The Syrian army and USA -backed militias are fighting separate offensives against Islamic State in the province, the jihadist group's last major stronghold in Syria .
  • Turkey, France, UN working on new alternative to referendum: Minister

    Turkey, France, UN working on new alternative to referendum: Minister

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    On June 7, Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region announced that it had planned to hold a referendum on independence on September 25 to decide whether or not to secede from Iraq. Despite strong opposition from Baghdad, regional leaders and the United States - a key ally of Iraq's Kurds - Kurdish officials have continued to pledge that the vote will be held.
  • Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

    Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

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    Trump and Xi spoke on the phone days after Trump and his aides publicly discussed potential military action against North Korea . The Defense Ministry deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile interceptors in the city of Hakodate, Hokkaido, on Tuesday after North Korea recently fired two missiles over the southern part of the northernmost prefecture.
  • Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games

    Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games

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    As part of the same drills, Russian Federation on Monday said it had successfully test fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, hitting a target at a firing range in Kazakhstan about 480 km (300 miles) away. Russian military drills with Belarus are in full swing and NATO's top general says allies' fears that the war games would be "larger than what they told us", have proved correct.
  • US Considering Closing Embassy in Cuba

    US Considering Closing Embassy in Cuba

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    Though investigators have explored the possibility of sonic waves or an electromagnetic weapon, no culprit or device has yet been identified, the Associated Press reports. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and requested anonymity. Tillerson spoke on CBS' " Face the Nation " as world leaders and top diplomats descended on NY for annual UN General Assembly meetings.
  • Paul 'worried' about new ObamaCare repeal bill

    Paul 'worried' about new ObamaCare repeal bill

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    Republicans have just 52 Senate seats, and no Democrats or independents are expected to vote for the bill. Boeing wins Air Force One design contract Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE (R-Ky.) said he's anxious the latest attempt to repeal ObamaCare might pass, and the unintended consequences could be severe.
  • Hurricane Maria forecast to become Category 4

    Hurricane Maria forecast to become Category 4

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    Maria is forecast to become a major hurricane on Monday, and by Wednesday the storm is forecast to become a Category 4 hurricane with winds of more than 140 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening. Maria is roughly 85 miles east of Martinique and about 120 miles east-southeast of Dominica. The FCO's updated advice on the BVI says: " Tropical storm Maria is expected to develop into a hurricane and make landfall on Tuesday 19 or 20 September".
  • Trump Administration Reconsiders Climate Change Policy

    Trump Administration Reconsiders Climate Change Policy

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    McMaster said President Trump is willing to look at alternatives that fix the "flawed agreement". When European environment officials suggested over the weekend that the United States might be ready to reengage with the pact, the White House said that its position was unchanged, and that it could stay only if more "favorable" terms were achieved.
  • Trump at UN: Tight Security, High Expectations

    Trump at UN: Tight Security, High Expectations

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    AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Candidate Trump bashed the United Nations for its "utter weakness and incompetence". Trump is also scheduled to meet with leaders from France and Israel Monday. Trump is to meet with the head of the Palestinian Authority later in the week, but the White House has played down prospects for a breakthrough.
  • PM Modi waves at the crowd

    PM Modi waves at the crowd

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    The foundation stone of the dam was laid by the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on April 5, 1961, the construction of which began in 1987. Paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and B R Ambedkar, he said had the two stalwarts lived longer, the dam would have been completed in the 60s and 70s itself, boosting the economy and combating the problems of drought and floods.
  • British Airways flight at Paris Charles de Gaulle evacuated over safety fears

    British Airways flight at Paris Charles de Gaulle evacuated over safety fears

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    One passenger said that those on board the plane were told there had been a " direct threat " to the aircraft. A spokesman for Charles de Gaulle airport said the search was instigated by customs officials and was routine. Mr Anderson said: "Initially the pilot told us there were technical issues". "It was pretty intense disembarking the aircraft though - we had to step off the aircraft and form a single line with armed officers by the side of each of us with dogs".
  • Rudd Says Not Helpful for Trump to Speculate on UK Bomb Probe

    Rudd Says Not Helpful for Trump to Speculate on UK Bomb Probe

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    Ms Rudd today said that it seemed the Parsons Green bomber was not a lone wolf, but added: "It's too early to reach any final conclusions on that". Trump tweeted on Friday that the bomber was "in the sights of Scotland Yard", a statement that United Kingdom authorities said was not based on any security detail shared with the U.S.
  • U.S. women hit by acid attack in southern France

    U.S. women hit by acid attack in southern France

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    Two of the tourists received significant burns of the face and eyes. The alleged attacker has been arrested by police, but is yet to be named. More on this as it develops. Police state that there is no evidence that the attack was terror-related. Alex Daniels, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, told the AP that the embassy is not commenting on the incident, citing privacy reasons.