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A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held in place Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot by Palestinian snipers near the border. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed to the second such cease-fire in a week under heavy Egyptian and worldwide pressure.
  • Sharifs secured their political future in Pakistan by returning

    Sharifs secured their political future in Pakistan by returning

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    The Accountability Court, as per Geo News , has issued detainment warrants for previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his little girl Maryam . The Islamabad Accountability Court had sentenced Sharif to a total of 10 years in prison and imposed a fine of 8 million pounds ($10 million) in the corruption case.
  • Putin summit: United States president reverses remarks on Russian meddling

    Putin summit: United States president reverses remarks on Russian meddling

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    Standing alongside the Kremlin boss, Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russian Federation hacked and leaked Democrats' emails containing politically damaging information about his rival Hillary Clinton . Trump has denied collusion and casts Mueller's probe as a witchhunt that detracts from his election victory. What did he say at the summit with Putin? Aside from questions over the election, the United States and Russia remain far apart on major issues, such as ...
  • Donald Trump Calls the European Union a 'Foe' of the U.S.

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    Turning one of Trump's derisive comments back at the president, Tusk said that "whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news ". The lack of a formal meeting didn't keep Trump and Putin from interacting. It is in that meeting that the leaders might delve into more substantive issues. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible links between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation as part of his probe into Moscow's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.
  • Amid protests, Trump arrives in Helsinki for summit with Putin

    Amid protests, Trump arrives in Helsinki for summit with Putin

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    Europe is still a more important partner for Russian Federation than the USA, and they also share a similar diplomatic stance on many global problems. Trump and Putin have met twice before, during global summits past year in Germany and in Vietnam. "We've got a fraught bilateral relationship". In a meeting last week with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, the president also took aim at Germany for supporting a pipeline deal with Russian Federation.
  • "Low expectations" ahead of Helsinki meeting with Putin

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    Already contentious, the Trump-Putin meeting comes just days after the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced on Friday the indictment of twelve Russian military officers, charging them with directly taking part in an the alleged effort by the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 US presidential elections.
  • N.Korea, US to discuss return of soldiers' remains

    N.Korea, US to discuss return of soldiers' remains

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent hundreds of athletes, artists and officials to February's Winter Olympics in South Korea in part of effort to reach out to Seoul and Washington. North Korea and the United States conducted joint operations to recover the remains of USA soldiers from 1996 to 2005 but their relations soured as Pyongyang accelerated its nuclear programme.
  • Boys trapped in Thailand cave mourn diver who died in rescue mission

    Boys trapped in Thailand cave mourn diver who died in rescue mission

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    The boys will be unable to watch the World Cup Final live in Russian Federation, despite an invitation from FIFA , as they will only be released from hospital on Thursday. The Tham Luang cave complex lies under the mountains in Thailand's northernmost province, on the border with Myanmar. Two British divers found them on July 2, squatting on a mound in a flooded chamber several kilometers inside the complex.
  • Trump's visit ruffles feathers, sets back UK-US special relationship — Interview

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    Talking about former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , Trump said he would make a "great prime minister", adding: "I think he's got what it takes". "The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me". The 20ft inflatable depicting the United States president as a nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been brought north of the border after being flown above Parliament Square in London on Friday.