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Trump ‘on tape’ discussing payment to Playboy model: NYT Saturday, July 21st, 2018

NEW YORK, (AFP): US President Donald Trump was secretly taped by his longtime lawyer discussing payments to a former Playboy model, with whom he allegedly had an affair, and the recording is in FBI hands, The New York Times reported Friday. The lawyer, Michael Cohen -- who no longer represents..

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White House: Trump ‘disagrees’ with Putin interview offer Friday, July 20th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER, KEN THOMAS and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump “disagrees” with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. to question 12 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election in exchange for permitting..

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Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be..

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Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn’t interfere Monday, July 16th, 2018

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, HELSINKI (AP) — Russia’s Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favored the celebrity businessman because of his..

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Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By JILL COLVIN, GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — President Donald Trump is setting expectations low for his high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, assuring that “nothing bad ... and maybe some good will come out” of Monday’s meeting in Finland. His national security adviser said..

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Trump tweets, hits links during stay at Scottish golf resort Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By JILL COLVIN, GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump spent part of Saturday playing golf and tweeting about his predecessor and a U.S.-based cable television network he accuses of covering him unfairly. Aides had..

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Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia, Merkel differs Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia” as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies’ “delinquent”..

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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go Sunday, July 8th, 2018

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The..

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North Korea rejects US call for unilateral disarmament Saturday, July 7th, 2018

TOKYO, (AFP): The peace process between the United States and North Korea was in crisis Sunday after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament, despite two days of intense talks. When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew out of Pyongyang after..

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US-China trade war could drive prices up and growth down Friday, July 6th, 2018

By PAUL WISEMAN and JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s two biggest economies fired the opening shots Friday in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders. The United States slapped a 25 percent tax on $34..

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Out of the shadows: Rohingya rape survivors’ babies arrive Thursday, July 5th, 2018

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tucked away in the shadows of her family’s bamboo shelter, the girl hid from the world. She was 13, and she was petrified. Two months earlier, soldiers had broken into her home back in Myanmar and raped her, an attack that drove her and her..

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Americans celebrating Independence Day with food, fireworks Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — With fireworks thundering across night skies and backyard barbecues, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their country’s 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday will also be marked with a..

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Former Malaysian leader arrested, to be charged for graft Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

By EILEEN NG, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials said. A government task force probing..

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11 bodies, 10 of them hanging, found at New Delhi home Sunday, July 1st, 2018

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India’s capital said they found 11 bodies at a home under mysterious circumstances on Sunday, including 10 that were blindfolded and hanging. The victims were all from the same family and most had lived in the home where they were found in Burari..

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