• Goal is deterring Iran, not war, say Trump officials
Goal is deterring Iran, not war, say Trump officials

Now their goal is to prevent further escalation. Zarif said that the United States was "playing a unsafe game" by boosting its military might in the Gulf, criticizing the U.S. Some Republican officials took a more bellicose stance, accusing their colleagues of downplaying the threat of regional conflict for political reasons.

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  • Japan turns naming convention on its head
Japan turns naming convention on its head

However, for more than nearly a century and a half, Japanese names have been written differently when translated, with the given name coming first. "As many news organisations write Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it is desirable for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's name to be written in a similar manner".

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  • Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi Arms sale: senators
Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi Arms sale: senators

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, said the Trump administration should not pursue the arms deal "right now". Congressional opposition to US military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in arms sales to the kingdom for more than a year due to concerns over civilian casualties in the Saudi-led m...

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  • Houthis tried to target civilian site in Saudi Arabia's Najran
Houthis tried to target civilian site in Saudi Arabia's Najran

The Houthis' Almasirah satellite news channel said early on Tuesday the attack hit the airport in Najran with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an " arms depot". The UNDP head called for the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the strategically important port of Hudaida, a few days ago a first "hands-on breakthrough".

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  • Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse
Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse

Farm country is hurting, I'm glad to see @realdonaldtrump & @SecretarySonny respond to Cheating China's shady tactics that consistently undermine direct negotiations. In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the president's decision to hike import tariffs to 25% will disproportionately impact the working class...

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  • Billionaire Pays Off Student Debt Of Entire Graduating Class
Billionaire Pays Off Student Debt Of Entire Graduating Class

The announcement, which came as surprise to both the college administration and the almost 400 graduating students was met with loud cheers and applause. "And we will show it to each other through our actions and through our words and through our deeds". This is my class - 2019. Barack Obama noted that it wasn't until he had been out of college for...

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  • Ricky Gervais has waded into the Farage milkshake row
Ricky Gervais has waded into the Farage milkshake row

Bus driver Micheal Bolton reportedly told the Kent Live website Farage chose to stay on the bus. Explaining his actions, Mr Crowther said: "It's a right of protest against people like him. Farage stayed on the Brexit Party bus to avoid another milkshake attack. We're selling milkshakes all weekend. One supporter reportedly claimed the ind...

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  • Joe Biden says most important thing is to beat Donald Trump
Joe Biden says most important thing is to beat Donald Trump

Voters in the heavily Republican district overwhelmingly backed Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Trump had traveled to the state for Republican state representative Fred Keller, who is facing Penn State professor Marc Friedenberg in a special election on Tuesday.

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  • Facebook says it removed 3 billion fake accounts in six months
Facebook says it removed 3 billion fake accounts in six months

The company's three-pronged strategy involves stopping accounts from being created, removing accounts as they're signed up, and taking down accounts already on Facebook . The social network will now also report how many posts were removed for selling "regulated goods" such as drugs and guns. And what regulation might look like - and whether the ...

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  • Nepali Sherpa guide climbs Mount Everest 24th time breaks own record
Nepali Sherpa guide climbs Mount Everest 24th time breaks own record

Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. Gyanendra Shrestha, the government liaison officer from the Everest Base Camp (EBC), informed that most of the climbers have already crossed Camp II.

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  • Feds stop processing migrants at Texas border center after suspected flu outbreak
Feds stop processing migrants at Texas border center after suspected flu outbreak

In a statement released late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing center in McAllen, Texas. One of Hernandez Vasquez's brothers, who lives in New Jersey, said he wants to know what happened to his brother. "Every year the Border Patrol saves hundreds of people who are overcome by th...

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  • China says USA must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue
China says USA must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue

In the latest salvo in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the Chinese government said Wednesday it would give huge corporate tax breaks to domestic chip makers and software developers. It is an "attempt to impede China's development process", he said. Trump's moves came days after he increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese ...

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  • U.S. troops set for Middle East
U.S. troops set for Middle East

Central Command made the request, but added that it was unclear whether the Defense Department would approve it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. This is about deterrence, not about war. Shanahan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top defence and se...

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  • Iran Youth Will Witness Demise of Israel, ‘American Civilization’
Iran Youth Will Witness Demise of Israel, ‘American Civilization’

After pulling out of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, US President Donald Trump restored US sanctions on Iran past year and tightened them this month, ordering all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil or face sanctions of their own.

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  • Hurricanes: NOAA previews Atlantic storm season
Hurricanes: NOAA previews Atlantic storm season

Some degree of El Nino is likely, which is marked by slightly warmer than average water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Ready for another active hurricane season? NOAA will update the 2019 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August, just ahead of the peak of the season.

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  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks out on IRS memo on tax returns
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks out on IRS memo on tax returns

He says there isn't one in the demand to see the president's taxes. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he has "not yet" reviewed a confidential draft Internal Revenue Service memo, which reportedly said the agency must turn over a president's tax returns to Congress, unless the president asserts executive privilege.

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  • 2 dead after 2nd small plane crash in Alaska within a week
2 dead after 2nd small plane crash in Alaska within a week

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium said in a statement that Luna joined the group almost a year ago as a senior epidemiologist in the liver disease and hepatitis program. "We stand with Taquan Air, in appreciation of all this company does for South East Alaska in general, and Metlakatla in particular". Last week, six people were killed,...

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  • United States fugitive agrees to hand himself in for 15,000 Facebook likes
United States fugitive agrees to hand himself in for 15,000 Facebook likes

According to local station WTNH , Simms' criminal record includes risk of injury to a child, misdemeanor breach of peace and motor vehicle charges. In a running exchange with a fugitive from the law named Jose Simms, a CT police department made a deal with him in which he would turn himself in if he got 15,000 "likes".

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  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing 17 new USA charges
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing 17 new USA charges

Assange has been evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he sought political asylum in 2012, on April 11, and shortly after sentenced by the Westminster Magistrates' Court to 50 weeks of jail for breaking bail. One of the counts is a charge of conspiracy between Manning and Assange to obtain receive and disclose national defense inform...

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  • California woman leads police on high-speed RV chase
California woman leads police on high-speed RV chase

After the final crash, which appeared to injure a motorist who was backing out of a driveway, the suspect tried to run from officers with the second dog following, but she was quickly caught and cuffed, blood pouring from her face. A man in one of the vehicles that was struck was transported to the hospital with what the CHP described as serious in...

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