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China announces September 5 ban on North Korean imports under United Nations sanctions

Tension on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's President said resolving the North's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. The U.S. delegation will be flying to the northeastern city of Shenyang today to observe an exercise staged by the People's Liberation Army's Northern Theater Command.

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Trump retweets post calling him a fascist, then deletes it

Trump spoke with the network, saying that Arpaio was an " American patriot ". Arpaio's two-decadeslong tenure as the head of the sheriff's office came to an end in November, when he was defeated by Paul Penzone in the general election. Trump's slip-up could add to the pressure he has been under following his clumsy response to the events in Charlottesville over the weekend, where a deadly white supremacist rally took place.

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Obama Charlottesville tweet one of the most liked ever

Barack Obama then published a trio of tweets, quoting late South African President Nelson Mandela . The current president has no tweets in the top 10 most-liked tweets of all time, with Michelle Obama's farewell message and several concerning singer Harry Styles also making the list.

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USA 'will take out' any N Korean missile

North Korea has snubbed offers for talks from President Moon Jae-in, the South's first liberal leader in a decade. He was assured later yesterday by visiting top United States general Joseph Dunford that USA military options being prepared against the North would be for when diplomatic and economic sanctions failed, South Korea's presidential office said.

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The scene in North Carolina as protesters topple a Confederate statue

At approximately 7 p.m. local time, a woman used a ladder to climb to the top of the statue as she tied a rope around it. One man quickly ran up and spat on the statue and several others began kicking it. In North Carolina, a law signed in 2015 by former Governor Pat McCrory prevents the removal of Confederate monuments and statues in the state, WFMY-TV reported .

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Trump to Guam's Governor: 'Don't Worry About a Thing'

The commentary said that about 3.5 million young students and workers have volunteered to join or rejoin the army because of a possible confrontation with the United States . They also warned: "As always, we will embrace military preparedness in the defense of our homeland, our citizens and our allies, and in the preservation of stability and security in Northeast Asia".

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Lincoln Memorial is vandalized

Work to remove the graffiti is underway. Crews attempted to remove it with a "gel-type architectural paint stripper", but by the afternoon, some of the red streaks were still visible just feet from where the statue of 16th president sits, according to WPLG .

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Taliban writes Trump warning against U.S. troop increase

Trump's administration is now finalising a new policy for Afghanistan nearly 16 years after the U.S. invasion to topple the Taliban regime. Due to its rough terrain and underdeveloped infrastructure, it is not possible for central governments to control the entire Afghanistan.

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What You Need to Know About the Alabama Senate GOP Primary

Luther Strange , R-Ala., and Rep. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., said Trump's controversial Saturday reaction to the white nationalist rally had been sufficient. Brooks on Monday used that confluence of events to allege that unusual was "holding over the head of the governor a criminal investigation while at the same time seeking a personal gain - a United States Senate seat - from the governor".

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China State Media: US Trade Probe Will Poison Relations

But analysts have cautioned that Trump faces a huge challenge in his desire to significantly reduce the USA trade deficit with China , which past year stood at more than $300 billion. The US has accused China , which is North Korea's main economic lifeline, of not doing enough to rein in its neighbour. Section 301, once heavily used in the 1980s and the early 1990s, allows the United States president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions against foreign countries.

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Trump moves to crack down on China trade practices

The move, which could eventually lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, comes at a time when Trump has asked China to do more to crack down on North Korea's nuclear missile program as he threatens possible military action against Pyongyang.

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Mattis: US Prefers Diplomatic Approach

The op-ed arrived the same day Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said the United States is prioritizing diplomacy over a military solution to Pyongyang after spending the day meeting with senior South Korean military and political officials.

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VP Pence Contradicts Trump, Says Peaceful Solution Is Possible in Venezuela

Public protests and violence have been soaring, the nation's economy is on life support, and virtually all of the rest of Latin America is unified in opposing his recent attempts to consolidate power in his party. Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday that Venezuela "could very much become a risk" to the US if it descended into further chaos. USA officials already have put economic sanctions in place against the Maduro government.

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3 from Ill. dead in shooting at Great Lakes Dragaway in Wis.

Three men from IL were shot to death at Great Lakes Dragaway near Union Grove , Wis., on Sunday, according to Kenosha County Sheriff's Department officials, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "There's no positive ID on the suspect right now, we don't know the motive, we're not aware of any altercations that happened earlier, at this point the detectives I've talked to are not aware of what caused this", Beth told a local news website .

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TROPICS: "Gert" becomes the 7th Tropical Storm of the season

The forecast is for TD 8 to strengthen into a tropical storm and move north northwest. A tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean has become Tropical Storm Gert , the National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon (Aug. Tropical Depression Eight has formed northeast of the Bahamas. Over the next few days, Gert will move north-northwest and eventually re-curve out to the open Atlantic.

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CIA Chief: Not Surprising If N. Korea Tests Another Missile

McMaster, making his rounds on Sunday morning talk shows, insisted a diplomatic solution can diffuse current tensions. Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo and HR McMaster, Donald Trump's national security adviser, tried to provide assurances that a conflict is avoidable, while also supporting the president's tough talk.

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BBCI: Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

Iran's parliament on Sunday approved an increased budget for the country's ballistic missile programme and the regional operations of its Revolutionary Guard, in defiance of U.S. sanctions. It mandates the government to allocate an additional Dollars 260 million for the "development of the missile programme" and the same amount to the Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations wing, the Quds Force, state news agency IRNA said.

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Scaramucci: White House plotters seeking Trump exit

In what is being considered a dodge of the question of whether he can work with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon , National Security Adviser H.R. "The whole thing is nonsensical". "He's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are, George, that love the president". And if he does that, he'll have a very successful legislative agenda that he'll be able to execute.

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WH Aide Omarosa Has Tense Exchange at Black Journalist Convention

But when moderator Ed Gordon , a Bounce TV host, asked about a speech President Donald Trump gave recently to police officers in NY in which he encouraged officers to use force against suspects, Manigault deflected. "It was that she was added at the 11th hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies".

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Unite The Right Rally Sparks Protests in Charlottesville: What You Should Know

Police took the vehicle's driver into custody. Reports indicated that the march started at just after 9:30 pm (UTC) and lasted up to 20 minutes, eventually ending after clashes with counter-protestors. Former KKK grand wizards David Duke , who attended the demonstration, said the goals of the white supremacists were shared by Donald Trump . Large crowds are also expected in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, the city said, with high numbers of protesters demonstrating against ...

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Gorakhpur tragedy: What is encephalitis, causes and treatment

At least 23 children died on Thursday, and 11 the next day, at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital, sited in Gorakhpur district of northern Uttar Pradesh, India's most populated state. "As far as the complaint regarding non-payment of dues to the company supplying the oxygen is concerned, it is a matter of inquiry". Stating that the exact toll was not available with the opposition, Yadav said, "We have received information that as the children were dying, their families were being taken out of ...

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Armed police swoop on Manchester budget hotel in dramatic raid

Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene. According to the Manchester Evening News the infant was sadly killed at the scene after he was stuck twice by the vehicle believed to a Toyota Rav-4.

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Planet's Hottest Year on Record

The New York Times was forced to issue a correction on Wednesday after a much-hyped report on the Trump administration supposedly attempting to hide a climate change report didn't live up to the expectations they claimed. Winter sea ice locking in Nome for the winter. What's more , it ties several recent extreme weather events to that temperature rise. A total of 468 scientists from 64 countries who worked on the report concluded: "Major indicators of climate change continued to ...

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As Kenya votes, some fear repeat of past election violence

Violence has also been reported in the vicinity of the country's capital, Nairobi , and in various shantytowns surrounding the city, most notably Mathare. Raw polling data published on its website says that with nearly all of results in, Mr Kenyatta - who is seeking a second term - is leading with about 54.3%, to Mr Odinga's 44.8% share of the vote.

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Portugal safe from contaminated eggs

Eggs contaminated with insecticide fipronil have been found across 15 European Union countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland , sparking a row over how long Belgian and Dutch authorities have known about the contamination. The current scare has many retailers pulling the toxic eggs from shelves, despite them not being a major health threat, reports News .com.au. It insisted there is "no need" for people to stop eating eggs.