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He said he was "very, very surprised" to have been offered the job of Foreign Secretary. Germany's Angela Merkel also spoke by phone with May to congratulate her on the appointment, the chancellor's spokesman said. Asked by a reporter whether he would apologise to US President Barack Obama for controversially saying the "part-Kenyan" president was biased against Britain because of "an ancestral dislike of the British empire", Johnson said: "The United States of America will be in the front ...
  • Donald Trump's campaign names 6 staffers to manage VP pick Mike Pence

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    In his remarks introducing Pence, Trump claimed he could bring back American jobs by re-working trade deals, and said that voters are "tired of a country that has frightful trade deals, that has no borders". In a bid to broaden his appeal to a fractured Republican electorate, Trump presented Pence as a ideal complement for the White House: a veteran of government who can guide an outsider, a man with a Midwestern sensibility and strong Republican credentials.
  • Labour candidate vows second vote on Brexit

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    But she has now told supporters she will back Mr Smith in the leadership contest. The Pontypridd MP said he would re-write Clause 4 of Labour's constitution, and said there should be a second vote on the terms of British exit from the European Union, as people "were sold a pup" by the Leave campaign.
  • Curfew continues for 10th day in Kashmir

    Curfew continues for 10th day in Kashmir

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    Meanwhile, Editor-in-Chief of Daily Kashmir Images, Bashir Manzar, said the police raided the newspaper's printing press and seized printing material on Friday night. A curfew remains in place - along with curbs on mobile and internet access. Around 38 people have been killed so far and several others injured after clashes between the protesters and security forces so far.
  • British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

    British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

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    Cameron said it was the "greatest honour" of his life to serve as prime minister . Before entering the building with her husband Philip, she said, "Together we will build a better Britain ". She acknowledged that Britain faces a rocky road ahead as it undoes 43 years of European Union ties and forges a new relationship with its neighbors.
  • More changes as British leadership transitions

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    On a more serious note, Cameron said that he cared passionately about the United Kingdom, but added that "we need to make sure as we leave the European Union , how we keep the benefits of the common travel area". She is expected to announce the make up of her new cabinet later, with the the key roles of chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary set to be filled first.
  • EU Chief Blasts New British Prime Minister's Cabinet Picks

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    The first was Mrs Margaret Thatcher who was popularly known as the "Iron Lady" because of the tough stance she took against striking mine workers. European Union leaders have lined up to congratulate May, whose appointment brings some stability three tumultuous weeks after the June 23 referendum, but urged her to move quickly in implementing the vote to leave.
  • Based Turkish cleric denies involvement in coup

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    He said he would not have returned to Turkey even if the coup had succeeded, fearing he would be "persecuted and harassed". "We experience democracy, we live in USA, we are Turkish American". By yesterday morning, all symbols of the coup had been dismantled, or hijacked by government supporters. Reactions to the coup attempt came also from Bosnia, where Erdogan is popular among the country's Bosniak [Muslim] population.
  • Donald Trump officially introduces Mike Pence as running mate

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    Trump said the primary reason he chose Pence, interjecting "other than he looks very good ", and talking about his family, was because of the governor's record in Indiana. He bragged about his primary victories, bashed Democrat Hillary Clinton and, in a perplexing diversion, promised to reverse a 1954 law that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt organizations for endorsing political candidates and participating in campaigns.
  • Labor pushes conscience vote rather than plebiscite on marriage equality

    Labor pushes conscience vote rather than plebiscite on marriage equality

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    It seems electronic voting in Australian elections is now a live option, with both Shorten and Turnbull discussing electronic voting over the weekend. Shorten has previously said Labor would not accept Turnbull's "deal" to hold a plebiscite, but has stopped short of committing to block it. "We need to ensure that Medicare and education, health services and all those vital government services are provided for and Australians feel secure that they are provided for and guaranteed", he ...
  • India rejects Pakistan's 'black day' call over Kashmir unrest

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    Continued glorification of terrorists belonging to proscribed terrorist organizations makes it amply clear where Pakistan's sympathies continue to lie. At least 37 people are now confirmed dead and over 2,000 others injured following days of violent clashes between protesters and Indian forces. While chairing the meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan would continue to extend diplomatic, political and moral support to Kashmiris in their struggle for the right of ...
  • Pokémon Go Retaining Record Numbers of Players

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    Niantic Labs appears set to allow businesses to officially sponsor locations for in-game activities for Nintendo's (OTCPK:NTDOY, OTCPK:NTDOF) Pokémon, according to media reports . Pokémon Go has obviously exploded in popularity in the past week, basically taking over the internet and the lives of everybody who downloads the app - and already it looks like the game's developer Niantic has plans to ramp up the massive commercial potential of the app.
  • Trump Showcases Pence as Running Mate while Attacking Clinton

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    In that speech, the IN governor more conventionally referenced his upbringing and religious beliefs, and said that Trump was a "good man" as well as the leader that America needed, because, "The stakes could not be higher". "We're exhausted of having politicians in both parties in Washington, D.C., telling us we'll get to those problems tomorrow". After days of his aides saying he hadn't made a final decision, the billionaire called Pence Thursday afternoon to offer him the job, but hours ...
  • Donald Trump changes campaign logo after being mocked online

    Donald Trump changes campaign logo after being mocked online

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    He also briefly addressed the attempted coup in Turkey. "I've admired the work he's done, especially in the state of Indiana", Trump said at a news conference in midtown Manhattan. Trade? Pence said that while he supports free trade, he agrees with Trump that current agreements should be revisited. Eventually, he appeared to remember why he was onstage, and read Pence's qualifications off a sheet before announcing he "found the leader that will help us deliver a safe society and a prosperous ...
  • Trump introduces Pence as running mate: 'My first choice'

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    Clinton's team was already painting Pence's conservative social viewpoints as out of step with the mainstream. Trump's pick was aimed in part at easing some Republicans' concerns about his temperament and lack of political experience. But Saturday's announcement in NY unveiling that choice turned out to be as unconventional as Trump has been for more than a year as a presidential candidate.
  • UK PM May hands farm ministry to beaten leadership rival Leadsom

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    Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May said in her first speech as head of the British government Wednesday that her mission will be to lead a "One Nation" government. In a speech on Monday, she said she was "honored and humbled" to be chosen as the next PM and that her campaign had always been about the need for strong leadership in "what is sure to be hard and uncertain economic and political times".
  • United to pay $2.25M fine, won't be charged in flight case

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    Chris Christie's allies - improperly used his position to get Chicago-based United to bring back the flight. United discontinued the route after Samson resigned in March 2014. Christie's office did not respond to requests for comment by late afternoon Thursday. Samson left the courthouse after posting $100,000 bond and surrendering his passport.
  • South Sudanese refugees could surpass 1M this year

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    In 2015, operation Raahat of the Indian Armed Forces was conducted to evacuate Indian citizens and other foreign nationals from Yemen . The evacuation was part of "Operation Sankat Mochan " launched by the Indian government and is being led by VK Singh.
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nice Terrorist Attack

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    At least 84 people are dead, including two Americans, after the Bastille Day attack, which French authorities are investigating as an act of terror. IS also claimed responsibility for the Nov 13 attacks which killed 130 people in Paris , while gunmen in Jan 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly and a Jewish supermarket were linked to both IS and Al-Qaeda.
  • Trump officially introduces Mike Pence as running mate

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    Bash tweeted out the report Friday afternoon, a few hours after the dust had settled on Trump's official announcement, which came via Twitter instead of an originally planned news conference. "Indiana Governor Mike Pence is my first choice". Asked if Mexico would pay for a wall along the nation's southern border, Pence said: "Absolutely".
  • South Sudan: US Sends 47 Troops amid Chaos

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    Embassy advised U.S. citizens that the government of South Sudan is scrutinizing the travel documents of dual nationals, with an apparent focus on South Sudanese government and political affiliation, particularly of male dual nationals", spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said.
  • Zika virus now transmitted via sex

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    The woman also reported that her period was heavier than usual and that she had had unprotected sex with a male partner a day after returning from a Zika infected area . Now, in light of the New York City case, that prevention message becomes more broad. It appears now that men aren't the only ones who can transmit the Zika virus through sex.
  • Boris Johnson has said that Brexit does not mean leaving Europe

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    This put him on the opposite side of the argument to President Barack Obama, and Johnson - the New York-born former London mayor - didn't pull any punches. Some said Johnson might surprise his many critics. Johnson said Obama's views on the European Union were "incoherent... inconsistent and... downright hypocritical".
  • The candidates for Britain's next PM

    The candidates for Britain's next PM

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    Michael Gove, the justice secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, had his prime ministerial ambitions torpedoed Thursday as MPs forced him out of the Conservative leadership race. "I've always said there should be a proper contest and now is the time for me and my team to take my case out to the party members in the country".
  • Johnson says Britain can have greater Europe role post-Brexit

    Johnson says Britain can have greater Europe role post-Brexit

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    In their first telephone conversation, Kerry offered his congratulations to newly appointed Johnson in the top British diplomatic post. In a Thursday phone call from Paris, Kerry and Johnson "agreed that the USA -U.K. But completely different political tasks now stand at the forefront, he told Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The foreign policy spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in Parliament said Thursday that many current British suggestions for future relations with the ...
  • IN governor to meet Trump amid vp speculation

    IN governor to meet Trump amid vp speculation

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    Now, Ernst is being considered to be on the Republican ticket, though it wasn't clear whether she had received official paperwork from the Trump campaign or operatives are simply looking at information about the senator that is publicly available, CNN wrote.
  • China loses to Philippines in Hague

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    China, which had boycotted the case brought by the Philippines, vowed to ignore the ruling, saying the UN-backed tribunal had no jurisdiction over the case and accused it of bias. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China had formally protested against Australia's "wrong remarks", and that China hopes Australia does nothing to harm regional peace and stability.
  • Turkish military helicopter lands in Greece, 8 claim asylum

    Turkish military helicopter lands in Greece, 8 claim asylum

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    Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency quotes the Turkish foreign minister as saying "we have demanded the immediate return of the eight treacherous officers who fled to Greece by helicopter". Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said earlier that he hoped democracy in Turkey would survive the aftermath of the coup . They are due to appear before a Greek prosecutor on Sunday, one of the officials said.
  • Cameron quits as PM, paves way for May

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    Ms May named David Davis, a pro-Brexit former Conservative Party leader, to a special ministerial role for that goal. However, thanks to the new PM at No.10, bumbling Boris is back in the political spotlight, and in his new role he'll be clocking up the air miles, meeting with foreign leaders and generally representing Britain on the global stage.