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While both flags were adopted amidst the patriotic fervour of the Second Boer War, the New Zealand standard technically received royal assent before Australia's. "I never want to be part of a government in New Zealand that would deport a 16-year-old Australian back to Australia", he said, referring to the case of one deported Kiwi.
  • Russia’s Putin says he invited Trump to Moscow

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    Trump's Helsinki performance in the U.S. "We are ready for such meetings". President Donald Trump on Friday seized on a strong GDP growth rate for the second quarter of the year to tout the economic gains made during his presidency and argued the United States is experiencing an economic boom.
  • Turkish president calls Israel fascist and racist over nation state law

    Turkish president calls Israel fascist and racist over nation state law

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    According to Erdogan, the law showed Israel was "the most Zionist, fascist and racist country in the world", and called on the global community to mobilise against Israel . A senior Iranian diplomat says Israel's adoption of a law that defines the occupied territories as an exclusively "Jewish state" is further proof of the regime's apartheid nature, urging global pressure on Tel Aviv to cancel the law.
  • Senate confirms Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

    Senate confirms Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

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    Senate candidate for Missouri Josh Hawley for a few kind words. President Donald Trump invited a 94-year-old World War II veteran to the podium Tuesday in a touching impromptu moment during his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention in Kansas City - and invited him to visit the Oval Office with his family as well.
  • Terrorist Kills One Israeli, Injures Two Others in Israeli Community of Adam

    Terrorist Kills One Israeli, Injures Two Others in Israeli Community of Adam

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    Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said: "The resistance will not abandon its duty in defending its people and protect them and respond to (Israel's) aggression". Translation: The best answer to terrorism is the momentum of settlement in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank], so I decided this morning to promote a plan to build 400 housing units in the settlement of Adam and approve it in planning institutions in the coming weeks .
  • Record 65 dead last week due to heatstroke in Japan

    Record 65 dead last week due to heatstroke in Japan

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    This is also the highest number since the agency began compiling weekly data in 2008. Figures provided by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) said that of the 65 deaths, six were in Saitama. Authorities are urging people to avoid physical exercise during the daytime, use air conditioners, stay hydrated and replace lost sodium. "And even at lower temperatures, the heat can be risky for small children and elderly people, and depending on the environment and activities you are ...
  • House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein

    House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein

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    Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of OH, the chairman and a prominent member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus . Speaking in Boston, Sessions said he has the "highest confidence" in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and described him as "highly capable" when asked about the impeachment effort.
  • Laos dam damage discovered a day before collapse: South Korean builder

    Laos dam damage discovered a day before collapse: South Korean builder

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    Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. One of Asia's poorest and most secretive countries, Laos is landlocked, but aims to become the " battery of Asia" by selling power to neighbours through a series of hydropower dams.
  • Cohen ready to say Trump knew of son's 2016 Russian Federation contact

    Cohen ready to say Trump knew of son's 2016 Russian Federation contact

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    The controversial meeting took place in June 2016 at Trump Tower and was attended by Donald Trump Jr., publicist Rob Goldstone, Paul Manafort , Jared Kushner, and various Russians with connections to the Russian government. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization and Donald Trump Jr ., told Reuters, " Donald Trump Jr . has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations".
  • Zoo paints stripes on donkey to make visitors think it’s a zebra

    Zoo paints stripes on donkey to make visitors think it’s a zebra

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    The "stripes" on the photographed animal also appeared to have smudged in the heat. The black paint had melted on the donkey's face and the ears didn't look like the right size for a zebra, he said. This is not the first time that a zoo has been accused of trying to fool its audience. Zebras and donkeys, despite both bearing a resemblance to horses, are different species.
  • U.S. senators to introduce tougher Russian Federation sanctions bill

    U.S. senators to introduce tougher Russian Federation sanctions bill

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    He referred to Trump's statements at the summit press conference as a "bad moment" for the U.S. The special counsel's office does not comment on its work or its schedules. He also urged senators to consider the policies Trump has adopted toward Russian Federation, apart from his rhetoric about the attack on the election.
  • Ryan: Putin will not be invited to address Congress

    Ryan: Putin will not be invited to address Congress

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    The U.S. intelligence community concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election to try to help Trump win, and Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week at his joint press conference with Trump that he was rooting for the Republican. Trump faced bipartisan criticism after a news conference with Putin in Helsinki where he gave credence to Putin's denials of Russian interference in the 2016 election despite the findings of the US intelligence community.
  • Turkish lira plummets after central bank holds rates

    Turkish lira plummets after central bank holds rates

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    The president's interference in central bank policy has compounded the lira's 22 percent slide this year, the biggest drop in emerging markets after the Argentine peso. In the bank's first monetary-policy decision since Erdogan consolidated his political power in a snap election, policymakers held rates steady, defying the market expectation of a rate hike.