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U.S. grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

U.S. grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the Justice Department said. The indictment, secured by Special Counsel...

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Suicide bomber kills more than 100 at Pakistan election rally

Suicide bomber kills more than 100 at Pakistan election rally

A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's return ahead of the July 25 vote. The bombing was the most deadly attack in...

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Egypt train derailment injures 55 people

Egypt train derailment injures 55 people

Fifty-five people were injured on Friday by the derailment of three coaches of a train south of Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said. "Fifty-five injured have been transferred to emergency care but the accident did not kill anyone", deputy health minister Ahmed Mohi al-Qassed told AFP....

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UK: Thousands take to the streets against Trump’s visit

UK: Thousands take to the streets against Trump’s visit

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of London and other major cities in the U.K. to protest against the visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. The protest, organized by the Stop The War Coalition, was attended by people from across the country and lasted throughout...

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Yemen rebel chief praises Iran, Hezbollah

Yemen rebel chief praises Iran, Hezbollah

Yemen's rebel chief Friday praised Iran and its ally Hezbollah, singling out the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah for his "solidarity." But Abdulmalik al-Houthi, whose fighters are battling Yemen's Arab-coalition backed government, again denied accusations of receiving smuggled weapons from...

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Suicide blast at election rally in NW Pakistan kills 4

Suicide blast at election rally in NW Pakistan kills 4

At least four people were killed and over 20 injured in a suspected suicide blast in an election rally in northwest Pakistan on Friday, police and local media reported. The bomber, who acted alone, rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a vehicle minutes after the end of an election...

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Death toll in Japan flood disaster tops 200

Death toll in Japan flood disaster tops 200

The death toll from torrential rains and floods in western Japan has topped 200, the Japan Times reported on Friday.  According to the newspaper, 204 people have been confirmed dead, with dozens still missing. Search and rescue operations with more than 70,000 rescuers...

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Merkel unmoved as Trump demands more defense spending

Merkel unmoved as Trump demands more defense spending

Chancellor Angela Merkel made no new pledge on Thursday to increase defense spending of Germany, despite a stark warning by the U.S. President Donald Trump.  Speaking to reporters on the second and final day of the NATO summit in Brussels, Merkel stuck to her government’s earlier...

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Iraqis protest at oil fields over basic services

Iraqis protest at oil fields over basic services

Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oil fields in the southern oil hub of Basra Thursday, police sources said. Two protesters were wounded, police and hospital sources said without...

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

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

North Korea has offered to meet an American delegation on Sunday to discuss the repatriation of remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said North Korea's Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol had agreed in...

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Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

Human rights violations in a string of Yemeni prisons run by the United Arab Emirates could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday in a report promptly rejected by the U.A.E. It called for investigations by the U.A.E and allies including the United States into a...

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Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men

Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men

Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a "global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday. The Elton John AIDS Foundation did not go into details about the plan - but said all would be...

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Putin extends ban on Western food imports

Putin extends ban on Western food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union's decision to prolong its broader, punitive sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine. Putin's Thursday decree keeps the food ban in place until Dec. 31, 2019. It...

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Mental strength carried Croatia to World Cup final: Lovren

Mental strength carried Croatia to World Cup final: Lovren

Croatia have relied on mental strength to defy limited resources and become the smallest nation in 68 years to reach a World Cup final, said defender Dejan Lovren. Zlatko Dalic's men have taken the long road to a meeting with France in Moscow on Sunday after three lots of extra-time and...

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US's Pompeo urges allies to cut off funding to Iran

US's Pompeo urges allies to cut off funding to Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on American allies Thursday to help impose economic pressure on Iran, and accused Tehran of continuing to sell weapons in the Middle East despite United Nations resolutions. "We must cut off all funding the regime uses to fund terrorism & proxy...

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Egypt ups prices of cigarettes as part of economic reforms

Egypt ups prices of cigarettes as part of economic reforms

Egypt has hiked the prices of cigarettes, the latest measure amid reforms designed to overhaul the country's troubled economy, still reeling from a costly 2011 uprising. The government's decision, which took effect Thursday, imposes an increase of 1.5-3 Egyptian pounds, or about 8-17...

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Trump blasts NATO in closed-door summit session: sources

Trump blasts NATO in closed-door summit session: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump went on a fresh attack against NATO allies' spending and European trade practices in a closed-door session at a NATO summit on Thursday, two sources told Reuters. NATO leaders then asked non-NATO partner countries Ukraine and Georgia to leave the room for an...

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Russia's Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader's aide in Moscow: RIA

Russia's Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader's aide in Moscow: RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday in Moscow, RIA news agency reported, without providing any details. Velayati hailed Iran's ties with Russia on Wednesday as "strategic" and said he would...

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