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Judge orders alleged Russian agent Maria Butina jailed

USA federal prosecutors suggest Maria Butina used her gun-lobbying efforts to infiltrate the NRA and the Republican Party, both during the 2016 presidential campaign and after Trump's election. She added that the Russian Consul in U.S. was attempting to get access to Butina. "On at least one occasion, Butina offered an individual other than U.S.

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Trump's Russia Remarks Were No Gaffe

House Speaker Paul Ryan , a Republican from Wisconsin, had to remind Trump that Russian Federation "is not our ally" and "remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals". There are a lot of people out there. The day-after cleanup may not be enough to quell the blowback on Capitol Hill. "President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin".

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US' Trump: "I think the European Union is a foe"

Trump had said that he and Putin "spent a great deal of time" discussing allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the election as they met for several hours before the joint press conference . This was after he tweeted earlier that Washington's " foolishness and stupidity " was the reason for bad relations. Clinton's remark comes after Trump received sweeping criticism for his comments about Putin and the U.S.

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John Podesta on Russian Indictments: 'We've Just Found Some Witches'

Asked what he would say to Putin, Trump said: "We'll do just fine, thank you". " Russia , If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing", Trump said that day. Standing alongside Putin at a joint news conference, Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russian Federation hacked Democrats' emails and leaked them to help push him to victory over his rival Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Intelligence chief Daniel Coats stands by findings on Russian election interference

In his first public statement since his WTF presser following his summit With Russian ruler/former KGB officer Vladimir Putin , President Donald Trump tweeted this he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people" - not clear why he all-capped "my" - but can not liveexclusively on the past.

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Multiple people injured after lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat

The dangers of these trips are now abundantly clear after a woman was seriously injured yesterday when molten rock crashed through the roof of her boat. The lava bomb, explained the post, came through the roof of the boat, and also damaged a railing. One woman suffered a broken leg and others were burned when the blast sent rocks crashing through the boat's roof.

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Putin: Summit with Trump 'very successful, useful'

Trump said he'd give it to his 12-year-old son Barron, a soccer fan. Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election may have been meant more as a warning to Hillary Clinton about Moscow's capabilities than an earnest bid to boost then-candidate Donald Trump , former US attorney general Michael Mukasey argues.

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Severe Thunderstorms In Forecast Tuesday

Wednesday and Thursday will be both be mostly sunny with a high in the low-80s. Storms will fire-up in Colorado and Nebraska then roll east-southeastward into our area. SUNDAY | Scattered shower and storm chances. Wind: SE 5-15. High: 89. Tuesday Night: Cloudy, few leftover showers. Offshore wind with near seasonal daytime highs with waves of wet weather expected.

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European Union issues warning to avoid trade 'conflict and chaos'

Besides the steel and aluminium tariffs on United States trading partners, in July Trump implemented tariffs on $34bn worth of Chinese imports, drawing a tit-for-tat response from Beijing . A recent survey conducted by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China concluded that China is "one of the most restrictive economies in the world". Currently, European companies have restricted access to the Chinese market and must enter into joint ventures with local companies to operate in the ...

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Celebration as France lifts the trophy

In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final . From Montenegro and Serbia in the east and Slovenia in the west, people in Croatia's neighboring countries were split over whether to support Croatia or France in the soccer tournament's final match, reflecting the persistent divisions.

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Donald Trump Tweets Walk-Back After Playing Vladimir Putin Lapdog in Helsinki

The US and Russian leaders came out of their meeting in Helsinki expressing a desire to cooperate on global challenges , after talks on an array of issues from Syria, Ukraine and China to trade tariffs and the size of their nuclear arsenals.

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Woman found alive week after driving off cliff near Big Sur

Chelsea and Chad Moore - Morro Bay residents who both work in San Luis Obispo - spotted a white 2011 Jeep Patriot belonging to 23-year-old Angela Hernandez , who was last seen July 6, at the bottom of an oceanside cliff while hiking along the beach about 6:30 p.m.

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Woman arrested in U.S. accused of acting as Russian agent

Ms Butina, who lives in Washington , was arrested on Sunday and was ordered held in jail pending a hearing set for Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement. He said Butina's Washington apartment was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in April, and said she had offered to answer questions from the Justice Department and Mueller's team but the special counsel's office "has not expressed interest".

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Neighbors mourn Vera Adams, woman killed in shooting in Weymouth, Massachusetts

A MA police officer, Army veteran and father of two who died this weekend after being shot by his own weapon would have marked his six-year anniversary on the force Monday, authorities said. Chesna's body was removed from the hospital, and transported via procession of multiple law enforcement agencies to the state's medical examiner office, where he will be evaluated.

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Today is the Donald Trump Vladimir Putin Helsinki Summit

Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow in Helsinki , Finland, but the commander-in-chief predicts that 'no matter how well [he does]' at the summit, that America's mainstream media will still criticize him.

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Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1

In fairness to Trump, and Putin, the Russia World Cup was a huge success and was relatively free of the controversies and problems many predicted might mar the tournament before it began. He also described the European Union as a foe on trade. Paul said both countries spy on each other but adds that Russian interference in the 2016 election isn't "morally equivalent" to USA interference in Russian elections, but "I think in their mind it is".

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Airstrike In Eastern Syria Sends 28 Civilians To Early Grave

US-led coalition carried out the air strike near the town of Albu Kamal east of the Euphrates River. Attacks spiked after the extremists were evacuated from their last bastion outside Damascus in May, many heading to the Badiya desert, the Observatory said.

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Obama arrives in Kenya, meets Kenyatta and Odinga

Although chances of accessing the Sauti Kuu Vocational Centre compound where Obama will be inaugurating the institution appeared remote due to tough security, the groups said they are determined to hand over their wish lists to Obama. Barack barely knew his late father for whom he was named, Barack Obama , an economist. President Kenyatta congratulated the former U.S. president for establishing the Obama Foundation which seeks to empower the youth to become the agents of change in Africa.

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Trump scolds Europe on gas

The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a " captive " of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance, saying Moscow and Berlin were equally dependent on each other. He said he also mentioned tripartite talks [on gas - EU-RF-Ukraine], which they will hold. The United States: On the global stage, critics accuse Berlin of ignoring the interests of its allies by filling Russia's coffers at the time of a diplomatic conflict.

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USA trade under a cloud, China opens to Indian pharma

That leaves about $80 billion for penalty tariffs after Beijing's previous increases either imposed or threatened on a total of $50 billion of US goods are counted. But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said this week that China was moving forward on giving greater market access to Indian drug makers.

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Trump slams May’s Brexit strategy as his United Kingdom visit begins

British Prime Minister Theresa May has disagreed -politely- with U.S. President Donald Trump's warning that her Brexit plans could scuttle a U.S. -U.K. "I want to stand up for democracy", said Stephanie Inderbinen, 86, from London, who was holding a sign emblazoned with the words "Fascist Trump" in the location where "Trump Baby" was flying.

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U.S., North Korea to meet on Sunday over war remains

In Kim's letter , he describes the June 12 summit, and the resulting joint statement agreed by both sides, as the "start of a meaningful journey" . In the letter dated July 6, Kim thanked Trump for his "energetic and extraordinary efforts" to improve the once hostile relations between the two countries.

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Trump protest: Police investigate paragliding protestor at President’s Turnberry resort

Wearing a white baseball cap with US stitched on it, the president waved to the protesters, who stood behind a row of police officers on the outskirts of the luxury golf resort. The US leader is spending the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland, having spent two days in England with the Prime Minister. Reporters on the trip said they saw no signs of protest then.

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Argentina ask Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 bombing

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Tehran and Moscow need to bolster their "strategic" cooperation in the face of USA hegemony. The meeting, which Velayati said was "very constructive", took place as looming United States sanctions against Iran are expected to hit the country's oil sector heavily, causing supply shortages on the oil markets in the fourth quarter.

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Trump blasts Brexit plan amid protests

His interview likewise came after May recently announced a path forward on Brexit that met criticism from members of her own government, including Boris Johnson , who resigned as foreign secretary on Monday. "She didn't agree, she didn't listen to me", he told The Sun . Trump next heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with the queen , as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London .