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The Mendocino is one of 17 major wildfires burning across California that prompted US President Donald Trump to declare a "major disaster" in the state, ordering federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts. The Bee reports that a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the area, including all campgrounds and homes. A Red Flag Warning is in effect in Lake County from 11 a.m.
  • Turkey demands USA reverse sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

    Turkey demands USA reverse sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

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    Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Thursday called for the immediate reversal of new US sanctions imposed over the treatment of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson . Brunson was accused of helping supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the USA -based cleric who Turkish authorities say masterminded the 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan in which 250 people were killed.
  • India leaves 4 million off Assam citizens' list, triggers fear

    India leaves 4 million off Assam citizens' list, triggers fear

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    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the Indian citizens whose names are not included in Monday's list need not worry. Those who were not named in the final draft could appeal for rectification, "but we will never compromise on the security and integrity of our country", he said.
  • Trump receives letter from North Korean leader: White House

    Trump receives letter from North Korean leader: White House

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    In July, he revealed the full contents of another letter from Kim on Twitter. Sanders said a reply was being issued. On Thursday, Trump tweeted his thanks to the North Korean leader "for your nice letter - I look forward to seeing you soon!" "Certainly open to that discussion, but there isn't a meeting planned", she said at a regular press briefing, adding that Trump has written a reply to Kim's letter.
  • Trump rejects conservative Koch donor network

    Trump rejects conservative Koch donor network

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    The Koch network is now only supporting for Republican candidates for Senate heading into midterm elections: the GOP candidates in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Missouri and Florida. North Dakota is very pro-Trump. Although Trump's name is never mentioned, it's an obvious criticism of Trump's tariffs and escalating trade war. In the clearest sign of an about-face at the Libertarian-leaning Koch network, the billionaires funded a study that found that a medicare-for-all plan by Democratic ...
  • Presidential result DELAYED 24 HRS Chamisa 'LEADS'

    Presidential result DELAYED 24 HRS Chamisa 'LEADS'

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    Chamisa tweeted Wednesday morning. Mnangagwa was allegedly involved in violence and intimidation during the 2008 elections when then opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of the run-off after attacks claimed the lives of at least 200 of his supporters.
  • Pompeo Outlines Strategy to Boost Indo-Pacific Economies

    Pompeo Outlines Strategy to Boost Indo-Pacific Economies

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    Pompeo made broad claims for USA efforts in the Indo-Pacific, heralding "a new era in United States economic commitment to peace and prosperity" in the region. Another advantage of the U.S., he said, is that "we will help them keep their people free from coercion or great power domination". The US Department of State is skilled at executing this kind of diplomatic strategy: Convening across regions, persuading other countries of the validity of an approach, and developing partnerships across ...
  • USA spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

    USA spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

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    North Korea has returned to the United States more than 55 sets of human remains. Live stream of Honorable Carry Ceremony to honor fallen Korean War heroes scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m. North Korea has provided very little information to help identify the remains, a defense official told VOA. Earlier this month, media reports revealed that the North was secretly operating a suspected uranium enrichment facility, called Kangson.
  • 'The United States is not trustworthy': Iran rejects meeting with Trump

    'The United States is not trustworthy': Iran rejects meeting with Trump

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    Head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Kamal Kharazi, said Tehran saw no value in U.S. President, Donald Trump's offer to meet Iranian president for talks without preconditions . Trump may even be eager to grant Tehran some concession: Trump partly opposed the Obama's nuclear deal because it only lifted secondary sanctions ( sanctions the USA imposed on other countries trading with Iran) without touching America's primary sanctions , keeping American companies ...
  • Thieves steal Swedish royal crowns, flee in motorboat

    Thieves steal Swedish royal crowns, flee in motorboat

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    Royal Central .co.uk says the two crowns were for King Karl IX and Queen Kristina from 1611. The stolen goods had been buried with Karl IX since the 1600s but were later exhumed and put on display. An eyewitness told a local news outlet that once they reached the lake, the thieves jumped into a "little white boat". In a press statement, police said they then launched a manhunt by land, sea and air, but by the evening had not been able to catch the robbers.
  • 'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

    'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

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    The president has repeatedly since taking office denied that he or his 2016 campaign associates worked with Russian officials or individuals during his race against Democratic foe Hillary Clinton . The memo reported by Waas "explicitly states that when Trump pressured Comey he had just been told by two of his top aides - his then chief of staff Reince Priebus and his White House counsel Don McGahn - that Flynn was under criminal investigation", the reporter wrote in his NYRB article.
  • Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF wins majority seats in parliament

    Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF wins majority seats in parliament

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    Zimbabwean soldiers appeared on streets of Harare on Wednesday, jumping out of several armoured vehicles to disperse opposition supporters after they clashed with police, footage broadcast by eNCA television showed. Mnangagwa's government has accused Chamisa and his supporters of inciting violence by declaring he had won. It called for transparency in the release of results.
  • FACT CHECK: U.S. And North Korea After Their Singapore Summit

    FACT CHECK: U.S. And North Korea After Their Singapore Summit

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    However, CNN also reported last week that, according to an official with close knowledge of North Korea's position on the matter, continued negotiations between the United States and North Korea hinge on Washington's willingness to make a "bold move" and agree to a peace treaty with Pyongyang.
  • Trial begins for Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort

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    Paul Manafort , who served as President Trump's campaign chairman from May to August of 2016, is the first person to go to trial in a case handled by prosecutors working with special counsel Robert S. On Tuesday, Mr. Manafort's attorneys accused Mr. Gates of being the mastermind behind the crimes lodged against their client. The defense will present evidence to show that Manafort reported $30 million in adjusted gross income between 2005 and 2015 and that his company reported an income of ...