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by | July 18, 2018 | 00:32

Winds are predicted to be 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots and seas will be 3 to 6 feet. Thunderstorms will have the potential to bring torrential downpours with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, the agency said . This weekend will be dry and highs that could range anywhere from the upper 80s to mid 90s. High temperatures will be in the middle 90s. Thu: High: 99 Sunny and hotter.

by | July 18, 2018 | 00:13

The White House statement that they put out shortly after the indictment said the Trump campaign specifically is not being accused of anything. "We could start there", says Dingell. "We have asked, and the Russians have agreed, that it will be basically unstructured". "Well, I think we have a lot of foes ..." Trump and Putin meet later Monday at the palace.

by | July 17, 2018 | 01:21

The Russian and US presidents are meeting in Helsinki days after Trump attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where he pushed its 28 member states to increase defense spending. But Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russian Federation, says Monday's meeting "is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation, and I hope it's a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and ...

by | July 15, 2018 | 02:21

Mr. Trump complemented Boris Johnson , who resigned earlier this week from May's cabinet over disputes about Brexit negotiations, saying Johnson would be an excellent prime minister. "But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?" he said. "What will happen now is that we will all study the white paper at the weekend and the EU27 prime ministers and Barnier task force will discuss it over the course of next week and issue a response to it".

by | July 15, 2018 | 02:21

Though an explicit endorsement of Putin's expansionism would be surprising, Trump's evasiveness on the issue coupled with his record of extraordinary statements and actions at global summits has left many on edge. Most of all, the Helsinki summit provides Trump yet another live trial of his honest belief that he's uniquely qualified to build relationships and negotiate hard deals with American adversaries.

by | July 13, 2018 | 01:30

Despite not making the final, England have one more game to play at the World Cup when they face-off against Belgium on Sunday morning (AEST) in the third place play-off. "It was a tough game, a 50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could". But we WILL win a World Cup with this team and Coach! "I don't think so".

by | July 12, 2018 | 07:30

The U.S. Trade Representative announced Tuesday a possible second round of tariff hikes targeting a $ 200 billion United States list of Chinese goods ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel. However, in a statement this morning the Chinese ministry of commerce hit back, saying: "China is shocked by U.S. behaviour". A Commerce Ministry statement said, "It is totally unacceptable for American side to publish a tariff list in a way that is accelerating and escalating".

by | July 12, 2018 | 07:14

England boss Gareth Southgate has admitted he could not listen to Three Lions for 20 years after his penalty shoot-out miss in the Euro '96 semi-final. A campaign is gathering pace for the ideal waistcoat to be mass produced, England official's waistcoat, with "It's Coming Home" stitched into it after a cheeky advert by Huawei which went viral.

by | July 11, 2018 | 01:48

Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province. He first tweeted about the situation in Thailand , which has been watched closely across the world since the boys and their coach were all miraculously found alive after nine days underground, on 4 July, saying he would be "happy to help if there is a way to do so".

by | July 11, 2018 | 01:17

At least nine will not be reunited by the deadline because their parents were deported without them. Those children and their parents, Fabian said, will be released from custody instead of being held in family detention centers run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement .

by | July 10, 2018 | 00:37

In recent weeks, in defiance of a deescalation agreement, Syrian and allied forces have stepped up attacks on the areas in southwestern Syria bordering Jordan and Golan Heights in an effort to dislodge the rebels from that area. In a statement issued on Friday, July 6, the joint opposition operations room for southern Syria said rebels agreed to a deal that includes their "gradual" surrender of heavy and medium weapons.

by | July 10, 2018 | 00:06

Officials also say that they won't be able to confirm a child's parentage by the deadline if DNA testing is inconclusive. Lee Gelernt, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer arguing the case on behalf of separated parents, said countless private lawyers and other organizations have offered up their services to help speed the reunification process.

by | July 09, 2018 | 02:14

Trump has reportedly narrowed his list to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to four candidates - Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett , Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - and plans to make the big reveal in a prime-time telecast from the White House on Monday.

by | July 09, 2018 | 02:01

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that while Kavanaugh may look like the favorite, Trump has sought to maintain secrecy ahead of a planned announcement on Monday in prime time. Trump has spent the weekend discussing his options with allies and will announce his pick at 9 p.m. EDT Monday from the White House. And with the ailing Arizona Sen.

by | July 08, 2018 | 01:45

The president has also reportedly written a message on the CD and signed it. President Trump sent a copy of Elton John's album with the song "Rocket Man" to North Korea as a gift for leader Kim Jong-un, according to a report from South Korean Chosun Media.

by | July 07, 2018 | 01:02

The outlook for the species is dire: Both mother and daughter are infertile, and the last surviving male, Sudan, died in March at age 45. The global team believes that assisted reproduction technologies used for other large mammals, including horses and cows, could be transferred to the surviving northern white rhinos as a way of boosting their reproductive capacity.

by | July 06, 2018 | 22:17

Trump has expressed scorn for the alliance and is expected to upbraid European NATO members for not spending enough on their own defense. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the USA representative to NATO, said the major theme of the NATO summit would be the trans-Atlantic alliance's "strength and unity", despite repeated criticisms by Trump of alliance members who have yet to meet a commitment to boost their defense spending.

by | July 06, 2018 | 22:15

The Vienna meeting Friday will discuss the European package of economic measures that aims to persuade Iran to stick with the deal, a European diplomat said without specifying the measures on offer. The bank now has a policy of not lending to Iran and other countries listed as high-risk by a global terrorism financing watchdog. Iran is also anxious about continuing its oil exports to other markets and about being shut out of global bank payments systems.

by | July 04, 2018 | 08:29

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign website says that she was "born in the Bronx to two working-class parents" but because of the state of Bronx public schools she ended up going to school 40 minutes away, in Yorktown. Responding to a critic on Twitter who insinuated that Yorktown Heights is nicer than the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez said : "It is nice". "My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity", she tweeted .

by | July 03, 2018 | 09:12

The court agreed that the contents of the article were accurate and based on public records, the document showed, and in 2015, Maryland's second-highest court upheld the ruling rejecting Ramos's suit. Phil Davis , a crime and courts reporter with the Capital Gazette , tweeted ., "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload".

by | July 02, 2018 | 00:16

During a search of the house, handwritten notes were found that point "toward observance of some definite spiritual or mystical practices by the whole family", the statement said. The family was into plywood business and they were staying in the locality for the last 20 years, the locals said. Police are now reviewing surveillance footage in the area as well as interviewing neighbors to determine what happened.

by | June 24, 2018 | 14:37

Erdogan, the most popular but also divisive leader in modern Turkish history, moved the elections forward from November 2019, arguing the new powers would better enable him to tackle the nation's mounting economic problems - the lira has lost 20 per cent against the dollar this year - and deal with Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey and in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

by | June 24, 2018 | 14:31

Hungary meanwhile passed a law today criminalising aid groups that help migrants. Arrivals are down some 80 per cent this year to around 14,500, as migrants have turned to other routes. "It's a strong message of support economically for Lebanon after the CEDRE conference but also support for refugees and Lebanese hosting communities", said Malte Gaier, the Beirut director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a think tank affiliated with Mrs Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

by | June 23, 2018 | 23:47

The US first lady, Melania Trump , went on a damage-control mission for her husband on Thursday with a visit to a border detention facility where children separated from their parents were being held. "She wants to see what's happening for herself and she wants to lend her support, executive order or not", said Grisham. Children can not follow their family members or guardians into custody, so United States guidelines mandate that those children be separated - often from their parents.

by | June 22, 2018 | 01:27

Merkel's own position as chancellor appeared to be threatened after her hardline interior minister and conservative ally, Horst Seehofer, called for Germany to start refusing some refugees at the German border. If Seehofer, backed by his CSU, were to defy her by enforcing the plan on Monday, Merkel would be nearly certainly forced to fire him. A CSU leadership meeting Monday in Munich is likely to authorize Seehofer to go ahead with his plan - but it's unclear at what point.

by | June 19, 2018 | 01:45

Trump administration officials have argued repeatedly in recent weeks that Democrats are responsible for the separation policy in an apparent reference to Congress' inability to pass an immigration bill that would provide funding for Trump's proposed border wall.

by | June 17, 2018 | 00:54

President Donald Trump said the inspector general's report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation proves that the FBI and the Justice Department acted out of bias against him , but the report itself does not back up his claims .

by | June 15, 2018 | 00:37

National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions. It's burned more than 27,000 acres and is only 15 percent contained. "We were working on our yard when a neighbor said 'you guys better get ready to evacuate come look at this, '" Amy Purdy wrote on Twitter . Colorado's largest blaze also kept burning in the San Juan National Forest, which has been closed to the public to try to prevent additional fires.

by | June 15, 2018 | 00:36

She said that a source close to Cohen said "his lawyers got a call from lawyers at the Southern District of NY saying they were preparing paperwork". President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan. "These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities", Stephen Ryan said.

by | June 13, 2018 | 01:35

Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very system of protections for Canada's dairy , egg and chicken farmers that first ignited - and has continued to sustain - Trump's anger: supply management.

by | June 12, 2018 | 01:42

As a pre-wedding gift to the prince, the Queen appointed her grandson a Commonwealth youth ambassador, his most high profile role to as a royal to date. The parade gives the Queen a chance to review and approve her army. Ever since their engagement was announced a year ago, the Duke of Sussex has eased Meghan into her new life gradually, and now it seems he is also the one making fashion choices for her.

by | June 11, 2018 | 00:46

The statement noted Johnson was known as a mentor to other inmates, and cited recommendations for clemency from prison officials. Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson , following Kim Kardashian's visit to the White House last week.

by | June 09, 2018 | 20:30

For its part, Russian Federation allows China to show the USA that it has "other options" in global negotiations, she said . But Russia was suspended from the summit of the top industrialized nations in 2014 after its annexation of Crimea , a part of Ukraine.

by | June 09, 2018 | 20:27

As expected he did not budge. Trump announced worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in March, with an an exemption for some trading partners. We have to change it. Trump's claim that US national security was at stake-that, say, luxury German autos were going to destroy America-was understandably viewed as risible by nations which had backed Washington in war.

by | June 07, 2018 | 01:37

They advanced candidates in key races in California (after being concerned they could be shut out), put forward what party operatives see as the best candidates in suburban New Jersey , and they feel good about their candidates who won in New Mexico and Iowa .

by | June 07, 2018 | 01:33

For his part, Kim reportedly wants to stay at the Fullerton Hotel, which has a more than $6,000 per night presidential suite , and not pay for it, leaving American officials to figure out how to waive sanctions prohibiting the USA from covering the costs, or see if Singapore can pick up the tab.

by | June 06, 2018 | 12:52

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the strikes that Israel's military had delivered the "harshest blow" in years to Gaza's armed groups. The attacker then turned around and tried to attack nearby Israeli civilians, the military said.

by | June 06, 2018 | 12:47

The gross domestic product ( GDP ) in the March quarter remained higher than market expectations - the highest in seven quarters - even as the overall growth of 6.7 per cent during the year was the lowest in last four fiscal years, Devendra Pant, Chief Economist at India Ratings, said .

by | June 03, 2018 | 21:04

A week after abruptly scrapping the summit with Kim, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the historic talks were back on for June 12 in Singapore . Kim Yong-chol, a four-star general, formerly ran the People's Army's Reconnaissance General Bureau, the main intelligence agency, and is the alleged mastermind of the 2010 torpedoing of the South Korean Cheonan warship, which killed 46 sailors.

by | June 03, 2018 | 20:32

She said: "This is further weakening the transatlantic relations and it also increases the risk of severe turbulences in the markets globally". Ross, who was preceded in Beijing this week by more than 50 US officials, is expected during the two-day visit to try and secure long-term purchases of USA farm and energy commodities to help shrink the US trade deficit.

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:43

Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un would be the first between a USA president and a North Korean leader since the division of the Korean Peninsula after an armistice was signed in July, 1953, following a civil war. Trump told reporters he hadn't yet read the letter from the North Korean leader and added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks". The meeting followed two landmark summits between the leaders of North and South Korea in the last five weeks.

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:46

While Chinas top two universities – Tsinghua (14) and Peking (17) – retained their positions, Japans top two – Tokyo (13) and Kyoto (27) – both fell two places. Hebrew U. shares the 91-100 list with the University of Colorado Boulder, USA; University of Copenhagen, Denmark: École Polytechnique, France; University of Helsinki, Finland; Indian Institute of Science , India: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation: University of Pittsburgh, USA; Rutgers, the State ...

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:22

Canada, the largest supplier of steel to the United States, will impose tariffs covering C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) on imports from the United States, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminum and other products, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said .

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:18

Trump took to Twitter and shared a lengthy quote from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sympathizing with the president over his ongoing frustrations with Sessions. Gowdy also said that he had never met or spoken with Trump. Gowdy said he too would have been "frustrated" in such a situation if not told ahead of time that his attorney general would not handle "the most important case in the office".

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:17

Lava flows are active on the eastern tip of the island, in lower Puna, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed due to the small explosions occurring at Kilauea's summit. Anyone refusing to obey the evacuation order is at risk, as Mayor Kim stated: "Persons remaining in the mandatory evacuation area beyond the effective date and time of this Order do so at their own risk with the knowledge that emergency responders may not respond".

by | May 30, 2018 | 06:49

The boy's mother was not in Paris at the time as she was with family members in France's Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean. His ongoing story with French President Macron and the positions that he's been offered likely won't die down for a while now, but it won't be known what'll happen to the 4-year-old child's father until he goes to court in September.

by | May 30, 2018 | 06:26

The man, who was later killed by police, approached two officers from behind carrying a knife and stabbed them several times, said Philippe Dulieu, spokesman for the Liege prosecutor's office. Christian Beaupere, the head of the Liege police force, said: "It is clear that the assassin's objective was to attack the police". Authorities say the killer, Benjamin Herman, 36, was radicalized in jail and on an anti-terror watchlist.

by | May 29, 2018 | 00:55

When a middle school boy allegedly opened fire at his IN school, the science teacher immediately ran and tackled him to the ground, one student IN the classroom told ABC News . "I care for my students and their well-being so that's why I did what I did that day". Seaman's mother, Kristi J. Hubly Seaman, said in a Facebook post that he had been shot three times: once through the abdomen, and once affecting his hip and forearm.

by | May 28, 2018 | 00:18

The informant, Stefan A. Halper, a London-based American academic and veteran of several Republican administrations, did not "infiltrate" the campaign. Nunes and Gowdy both declined comment after their briefing. Ryan said afterward that the Intelligence Committee had "the responsibility to ask tough questions of the executive branch" and that the Justice Department was cooperating.

by | May 28, 2018 | 00:20

Moon said Sunday that practical talks will be held between the U.S. and North Korea "very soon", and the outcome of those talks will dictate if the June 12 summit will go ahead. "Well, I hope that's where we come out", Hayden said. In addition to the team on North Korea that Pompeo set up previous year when he was Central Intelligence Agency director, he has now enlisted veteran USA diplomat Sung Kim to help in the process, a senior United States official said.