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Bill Cosby's defense rests without hearing from famed comedian

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The detective, Sgt. Richard Schaffer , had testified last week as a prosecution witness. Though the 79-year-old comedian denies drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 when she worked at Temple University , he could face up to three accounts of felony aggravated indecent assault with a maximum sentence of 10 years, and fines up to $25,000 per each count. Read More »

France's Macron Endorses Russia, Assad Against ISIS

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Macron, who beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in May's presidential run-off, has pledged to tackle one of the main hurdles to France's ailing economy: unemployment. In another shift, Macron implicitly criticised UN-backed peace talks that are at an impasse in Geneva. Macron said the global community had made a "collective error" in thinking the conflict could be solved "only with military force", adding: "My deep conviction is that we need a political and diplomatic roadmap". Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of USA student

President Donald Trump's tweet a day earlier, in which he thanked China for its efforts to deal with North Korea , Tillerson stressed Beijing could do more . Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. The United States and China agreed to explore new areas of military-to-military cooperation, Mattis said. Read More »

North Korea: Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us'

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But Americans detained by North Korea provide something more valuable for the isolated country, according to Sue Mi Terry, a senior research scholar at Columbia University and former Central Intelligence Agency senior analyst on North Korea. Read More »

Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

If only three Republican senators refuse to sign on, the bill will have to be renegotiated. President Donald Trump is waiting, eager to deliver on a campaign promise to repeal the law. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill". Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill, the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. Read More »

Opposition leader arrested in Russian protests

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Navalny has said that he is planning to run against Putin in the 2018 election, but hit a roadblock as he has technically been living with a five-year suspended prison sentence for embezzlement since February, according to Reuters. "It's clear as day Putin doesn't want to come out to debate with me". "There is so much evidence that our officials are stealing with impunity". The 41-year-old activist has been an outspoken critic of what he says is a corrupt regime led by Putin and his ... Read More »

Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

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The appointment comes shortly after it was announced that the president will host a major fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel, where Harleth has worked, a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. In a short 30 second chat before the annual congressional picnic on the lawn, the First Lady opened up to Fox and Friends about joining the President at the executive mansion full-time from their home in NY. Read More »

Israel begins work on new West Bank settlement

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He appears to have backtracked since. President Obama had been sharply critical of Israeli construction in the West Bank, which Palestinians say must become part of a future Palestinian state. There are about 550,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem living amid some three million Palestinians, according to the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem. Read More »

Le Wydad Casablanca surprend Al Ahly et se relance — Ligue des Champions

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Dans un stade Mohamed 5 acquis à sa cause, le Wydad a réussi à s'imposer suite aux réalisations du congolais Fabrice Ondama (48è) et de Walid Karti (78è). Les Rouges se déplaceront le 30 juin au Cameroun pour y défier le Coton Sport de Garoua, lanterne rouge de ce groupe (0 point), avant de recevoir Zanaco qui les avait battus fin mai (1-0). Read More »

UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

More than 40 firefighters are on the scene of the blaze in Bethnal Green, with footage from the scene showing flames pouring from windows of a four storey block. "The cause of the fire is not known at this stage". A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said eight cars have been completely destroyed in the fire, while 35 cars have been partially damaged. Read More »

140 feared buried in China landslide

Maoxian county is mostly inhabited by members of the small Qiang ethnic group which is a matrilineal society. The landslide has also blocked about a two-kilometer section of a local river course. Rescuers used ropes to move massive rocks while dozens of others searched the mountain for survivors. Over 140 people are feared to be buried alive in a landslide in the Sichuan province of south-western China. Read More »

Jo Cox's children to unveil coat of arms to honour murdered MP

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MPs and staff have been encouraged to bring their children into the chamber, and there will be a special question time where they will get to quiz the Speaker, John Bercow, on how parliament works. Its addition to the collection of existing memorial heraldic shields in the Commons comes shortly after the first anniversary of the Labour MP's murder. Read More »

Lena Dunham Says Abortion "is the Most Basic of All Human Rights"

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Now is the time to stand with Planned Parenthood and the millions of LGBTQ Americans, women, and other marginilized communities who rely on our health center doctors, nurses and staff for quality, affirming care. "One in 5, and every single one of them has a story to tell ", said Gina DeAngelo, who went to Planned Parenthood after she discovered a lump in her breast. Read More »

A defiant Nancy Pelosi dismisses her critics

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Her supporters aggressively linked Ossoff to Pelosi and "San Francisco values", even ticking off Muni with an ad featuring a digitally altered cable auto. Pelosi didn't give names when she referred to those who want her to step aside, but she called out those chose to go on television to criticize her, saying "have your fun". Read More »

Conseil des ministres : ce nouveau gouvernement veut tourner la page des affaires

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Dans ces nouvelles têtes, on retrouve Nicole Belloubet qui aura la lourde tâche de porter le flambeau du tumulteux François Bayrou au ministère de la justice , Florence Parly remplace elle Sylvie Goullard au ministère des armées , Nathalie Loiseau prend place au ministère des affaires européennes pour faire oublier Marielle De Sarnez , Stéphane Travert s'installe au ministère de l'agriculture pour remplacer Jacques Mézard qui s'en va au ministère de la cohésion des ... Read More »

Priest missing from Edinburgh church found dead

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The cause of death has yet to be established. A message about the death of Martin Xavier Vazhachira, belonging to the CMI Congregation, was received by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate provincial here from the Archbishop of St Andrews in Edinburgh this morning. Read More »

China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace

China's territorial claims in the South China Sea - through which about £3.9trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year - are contested by Brunei , Malaysia , the Philippines , Taiwan and Vietnam. Hiep, however, declined to forecast the outcome, but added that if hostilities did occur, they would pose a major challenge to the countries' bilateral relations, which could have the same or even a greater effect than did the oil rig crisis of May 2014. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier

The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier , who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. The KCNA news agency Friday said that Warmbier was treated in accordance with domestic law and said that allegations that he may have been tortured during almost 18 months in detention were "groundless". Read More »

Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, but threat isn't over

No injuries were reported. Though the tornado watch has not been extended to Sumner, Davidson or Williamson counties, Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 7 a.m. "There's been a lot of rain in the area over the last 3-4 weeks so the ground is pretty saturated", said Glen Brannan, the plans and operations officer with Alabama's Mobile County emergency management agency. Read More »

Nicole Belloubet succède à François Bayrou

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Il s'agissait de jauger l'opinion des Français sur le départ du gouvernement de François Bayrou , Marielle de Sarnez et Sylvie Goulard , provoqué par l'affaire des assistants parlementaires européens du MoDem , de la nouvelle équipe, et plus largement, au sujet de la composition du gouvernement Philippe 2 . Read More »

North Korea denies torturing USA student Warmbier: KCNA

Three Americans remain in custody in the North. Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out", Trump wrote. "We regret that it is the North Korean people who suffer when the regime diverts resources to these prohibited programmes, and we urge the DPRK regime to choose a better path for its people", he said, adding that "the USA opposes changes to the status quo of the ... Read More »

Fitch rates Senate GOP's healthcare bill: 3 takeaways

The conclusion is that this plan would have an impact on thousands of CT residents, for some, increasing their health care costs and for others, ending their health care coverage. I'm a good bro, too. Cantwell is hoping to organize opposition to the bill. "The president said the Senate bill needed heart". Unless the bill's authors make significant changes, the bill is likely to be shut down next week, which is when McConnell wants to put it up for a vote. Read More »

Euro dames. L'Espagne en finale

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En quart, elles ont pris le meilleur sur l'Italie et se sont qualifié pour les demi-finales (79-66) obtenant au passage, une qualification d'office au mondial 2018. La deuxième mi-temps a permis aux Espagnoles de maintenir leur avantage et à Alba Torrens de faire un double double (20 points, 10 rebonds). L'Américaine naturalisée Sancho Lyttle a ajouté 9 points. Read More »