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Exit poll: Mexico's 'AMLO' leads in presidential vote

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:35

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An exit poll gave an overwhelming lead to leftist populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election Sunday night, and one of his chief rivals conceded defeat shortly after polls closed nationwide.


Fast-growing California wildfire prompts evacuations, spreads ash

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:19

A fast-growing wildfire that broke out over the weekend in Northern California, fueled by parched lands and high winds, prompted evacuations on Sunday and sent ash spewing over a wide area of the region, officials said. The so-called County Fire, located about 75 miles (120 kms) northeast of San Francisco, has blazed through around 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) and was zero percent contained as of Sunday afternoon. The sky turned orange in parts of the San Francisco Bay area due to the blaze, with many residents waking up to a thin dusting of ash on windows, cars and lawns.


Interior minister offers to resign, in blow to German coalition

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 18:13

By Jörn Poltz and Thomas Escritt MUNICH/BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues late on Sunday, party officials said, escalating a row over migration with Chancellor Angela Merkel that threatens her fragile government. Seehofer said he was ready to step down as minister and as chair of his Christian Social Union (CSU) at a meeting where his party's leadership was discussing whether to accept immigration proposals Merkel brought back from Brussels last week. The move makes the future of Merkel's government even more uncertain, since her Christian Democrats party (CDU) relies on the Bavarian conservative CSU to maintain power through a coalition formed three months ago to end a political vacuum.


American Woman Killed, 9 Hurt in Tour Boat Explosion in the Bahamas

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:36

The boat exploded off the coast of Exuma Saturday morning


Bear Cub with Burned Feet Rescued From Colorado Fire

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:24

She will eventually return to the wild.


Kaley Cuoco Marries Equestrian Karl Cook In Romantic Ceremony

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:43

Actress Kaley Cuoco and fiance Karl Cook, a professional equestrian, tied the


French politician Simone Veil honored with Pantheon burial

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:37

PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who repeatedly broke barriers for women in French politics and spearheaded the fight to legalize abortion, was buried at the Pantheon on Sunday, an honor reserved for French heroes.


Teen's police killing tests long-frustrated black Pittsburgh

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:48

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station.


Delta Apologizes to Busy Philipps for Rerouting Her Daughter on Separate Flight

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:41

The company refunded her money after the mix-up.


Eleven family members found dead in Delhi home: police

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:43

A family of 11 found dead at their home in New Delhi had been observing "spiritual, mystical practices", police said Sunday. "Ten of the 11 family members were found hanging when we reached the house. The last, a 75-year-old female, was dead on the floor," a Delhi police official said.


6 Kids Attending Birthday Party Among 9 Stabbed At Apartment Complex

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:23

Six children were attending a birthday party when they were violently stabbed


Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:41

Iran called for calm on Sunday after protests in a southern city over water shortages turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings. "No one has been killed in the unrest and just one person has been wounded in a shooting," said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, quoted by the state news agency IRNA. "Our effort is to bring these protests to an end as soon as possible with restraint from police and the cooperation of authorities, but if the opposite happens, the judiciary and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties," Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying.


Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a low

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 08:23

By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing's tightening grip over the city on Sunday, the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. Hong Kong's opposition has lost much steam in the past year, which saw elected pro-democracy legislators disqualified and some of the most prominent activists jailed. Against the fall of Hong Kong." "Now the government is already siding with the Communist Party.


North Korea appeals to China for economic help as it reopens radio channel with the South

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 07:29

North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade, South Korea's Defence Ministry said in a statement. A North Korean patrol boat responded immediately when the South Korean Navy contacted it via an international radio channel at 9 am Sunday in the western sea, normalizing the maritime communication channel for the first time in 10 years, according to the ministry. The move showed the two Koreas were "taking practical steps" to uphold agreements made on April 27 when their leaders decided to defuse military tensions in a gradual manner, an official from the ministry said. It was also on Sunday reported that Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has appealed to China's Xi Jinping to help end sanctions against Pyongyang following his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. Kim made the request during his third meeting with Mr Xi in Beijing last month, and the Chinese president promised to do his "utmost" to satisfy it, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said. "We are feeling great pain due to economic sanctions. Now that we have concluded the US-North Korea summit in success, I want (China) to work toward early lifting of the sanctions," Kim reportedly told Mr Xi, according to the newspaper. Kim chose Beijing - his main economic patron and diplomatic protector - for his first official foreign trip in March and met Mr Xi again in May in the northeastern port city of Dalian. Timeline of Kim Jong-un in Beijing In recent months the Cold War-era allies have sought to repair ties strained by Pyongyang's nuclear tests and Beijing's support of subsequent UN sanctions. Kim asked Mr Xi to help ease the sanctions that have crippled North Korea's economy, and urged China to back Pyongyang in its denuclearisation talks with Washington, the report said. Mr Xi in turn told Kim he "actively supports North Korea's reform and opening-up and will proactively cooperate with issues associated with the efforts", according to the Yomiuri. He also urged North Korea to "continue (its) consultations with China" as it negotiates with the United States, the report said.


Original Bullitt Mustang To Make International Debut At Goodwood

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 06:00

The iconic car emerged earlier this year after years out of the spotlight.


Full Graham: Mueller investigation ‘not a ground for recusal’ from Supreme Court

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 01:50

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that he believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee won’t have to recuse him or herself if questions of presidential power make their way to the Court.


White House Backs Off Trump Tweet Claiming Saudi Agreement To Produce More Oil

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 01:11

The White House late Saturday issued a statement backing down from President


Trump Has Lied And Twisted Facts To Justify His Harsh Immigration Policies

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:45

The national outrage against the Trump administration's separation and


North Korea, South Korea reopen maritime communication channel

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:30

North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade, South Korea's Defence Ministry said in a statement. A North Korean patrol boat responded immediately when the South Korean Navy contacted it via an international radio channel at 9 a.m. Sunday in the western sea, normalizing the maritime communication channel for the first time in 10 years, according to the ministry.


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