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Iran's president: We'll 'stand up to' US

The introduction of new United States sanctions against Iran over its controversial ballistic missile program is unfounded and could harm the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov said Thursday. Read More

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Israeli police officers killed in Jerusalem attack

Israeli police officers killed in Jerusalem attack

Israel began opening the site gradually on Sunday. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said three armed assailants, whom he identified as terrorists, targeted police units in the area. In response, Fatah demanded marches toward Israeli checkpoints Wednesday, which are stationed across the West Bank territory that Palestinians seek for a future state but where hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers now live and where Israel maintains a military occupation. Read More

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Arsenal beat Bayern in pre-season game

Arsenal beat Bayern in pre-season game

The Bundesliga champions went ahead after nine minutes when Robert Lewandowski converted a penalty after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had brought down Juan Bernat. I was a bit scared about (the team's form) tonight in the first half. The future of the German global, and that of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, is in major doubt with both stalling over new contracts. Read More

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USA seeks targeted commitments from China on market access

USA seeks targeted commitments from China on market access

USA high-tech exports to China accounted for 16.7 percent of China's total imports of such products in 2001, but that share plummeted to 8.2 percent in 2016. Two US financial institutions have obtained licenses to conduct bond underwriting and settlement business in China's interbank bond market. Leaders of the USA and China, the world's two largest economies, will sit down on Wednesday to talk about trade, markets and finance. Read More

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Google Has a New

Google Has a New "Follow" Button in Search Results

Now all of the above sound pretty cool (and they are) and if you want to give it a try you can check it out on the Google app for iOS and Android (including the Pixel Launcher ). Are you finding new stuff you love more often? Ultimately, this update seems to be about driving usage of the app-it's unclear why anyone would hang out here-and thus push Google search results in a new way in the process. Read More

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In a First, Jews Ascend Temple Mount Without Muslim Supervision

In a First, Jews Ascend Temple Mount Without Muslim Supervision

Israel shut down the holy site and installed checkpoints and metal detectors at its entrances after three Palestinian Muslims with Israeli citizenship shot dead two Israel policemen on Friday morning. During that period, Israeli forces have killed more than 254 Palestinians, majority said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces. Read More

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Republican Health Care Bill Falls Short, Dealing Blow To Trump Agenda

Republican Health Care Bill Falls Short, Dealing Blow To Trump Agenda

The Kentucky Republican is conceding that his party's prized legislation erasing big chunks of the 2010 statute and replacing it with GOP-favored programs won't succeed. McConnell may moan that a full and clean repeal won't pass. 8 Dems control Senate. Lee, of Utah, and Moran, of Kansas, tweeted Monday that they could not support the Senate's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More

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Former House speaker Hastert released from prison

Former House speaker Hastert released from prison

It was not immediately clear whether Hastert would finish the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house or under house arrest. His official release date has been set for August 16. At the request of authorities, Hastert secretly recorded two calls to Individual A to catch him making threats, but agents soon realized it was Hastert who was lying. Read More

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Trump plan to renegotiate NAFTA targets USA trade deficit

Trump plan to renegotiate NAFTA targets USA trade deficit

On Tuesday, Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David McNaughton said in a speech in Edmonton that Canada would be willing to discuss whether the dispute mechanism needs to be "improved or modernized. Meanwhile, it seeks to take steps that could - depending on how the negotiations go - create a better playing field in terms of US workers' competition with lower-wage employees in Mexico. Read More

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U.S. sanctions Iranian nationals and Tehran based groups

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recertified Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal late Monday , but senior administration officials emphasized that Tehran is a risky threat to both USA interests and Middle East stability. The Trump administration has also expressed concern that the Iranian regime continues to detain US citizens and other foreigners on "fabricated national-security related charges". Read More

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Brexit talks get to 'heart of the matter'

Brexit talks get to 'heart of the matter'

Barnier and Davis are to brief the media on Thursday, when they would give political endorsement to whatever officials have managed to agree. The British side had urged over the past months an immediate start of trade talks, but agreed last month that key issues of Brexit be dealt with first. Read More

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Martin Landau, Star Of 'Mission Impossible' And 'Ed Wood,' Dies At 89

Martin Landau, Star Of 'Mission Impossible' And 'Ed Wood,' Dies At 89

Since then, Landau had worked steadily in film, including starring opposite Paul Sorvino in " The Last Poker Game ", which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in NY. Martin Landau displays the Oscar he won for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, March 27, 1995. After landing his big break in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest , He appeared on numerous TV shows like Bonanza , The Untouchables , and The Twilight Zone . Read More

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South Korea offers military talks with North Korea

South Korea offers military talks with North Korea

FILE - In this October 22, 2015, file photo, North Korean Son Kwon Geun, center, weeps with his South Korean relatives as he bids farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Kore. North Korea has long demanded suspension of the allies' annual military drills and United States deployment of strategic assets as a precondition for inter-Korean dialogue. Read More

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Venkaiah Naidu NDA's choice for Vice-President

Venkaiah Naidu NDA's choice for Vice-President

The former BJP president, who now holds two portfolios in the Union Cabinet, though is more keen on continuing in active politics, a report in the prominent Telugu daily Eenadu said on Monday morning. The selection of either of Naidu or Rao will be part of the BJP's efforts to make inroads in South India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The polling will be held on the 5th of next month and counting will take place on the same day. Read More

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Rand Paul doesn't think health care bill will pass

Rand Paul doesn't think health care bill will pass

The announcement came after McCain's office said he would remain in Arizona next week following a procedure to remove a 2-inch (5-cm) blood clot from above his left eye. "His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went "very well" and he is in good spirits", the Mayo Clinic said. McCain's absence takes away a crucial vote for a Republican plan that's on a razor's edge for support. Read More

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Yet 'another' acid attack in London

Yet 'another' acid attack in London

During the successive attacks, at least five people were injured with a man suffering life-changing facial injuries, British police said Friday. A 15-year-old boy is the second person to be arrested in connection with a spate of "hideous" acid attacks last night. Read More

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