Sarah Sanders steps into role as new face of White House press secretary

Sarah Sanders steps into role as new face of White House press secretary

Sanders steps into what has been deemed the most difficult job in Washington. Her responsibilities are not just to do combat with a feisty White House press corps but to try to please a mercurial president who fancies himself his own best spokesman.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns: Report
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns: Report

Spicer handed in his resignation to U.S. President Donald Trump saying he believed the appointment was a mistake, reporter the New York Times. Trump reportedly urged him to stay.

At least two killed in 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Greek islands of Kos
At least two killed in 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Greek islands of Kos

The epicentre of the quake was approximately 10.3 kilometres south of the major Turkish resort of Bodrum, a magnet for holidaymakers in the summer, and 16.2 kilometres east of the island of Kos in Greece, the US Geological Survey said.

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks   
Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks   

North Korea has yet to officially respond to South Korea's proposal to hold the military meeting and a separate meeting next month to resume the temporary reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

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July 22, 2017 8:07 am

The new forms reflect that Kushner sold his interest in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey. He also no longer has a stake in a company that had held interest in property in Toledo, Ohio.

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July 22, 2017 7:40 am

Until he got swept up in Trump's orbit, Spicer had been a party functionary for the Republican National Committee, well known and respected among Washington political operatives and reporters but with no national profile.

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July 22, 2017 7:33 am

Sanders steps into what has been deemed the most difficult job in Washington. Her responsibilities are not just to do combat with a feisty White House press corps but to try to please a mercurial president who fancies himself his own best spokesman.

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July 22, 2017 7:21 am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his latest verbal attack on the United States after he was asked in a news conference Friday.

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July 22, 2017 7:10 am

Speaking one day before his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg earlier this month, Trump said he suspected Russian interference in the election but that no one knows for sure.

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July 22, 2017 4:53 am

After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis, the head of Israel's rescue service said yesterday.

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July 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Once in effect, US passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea, and individuals will be required to obtain a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea, she said.

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July 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Sean Spicer handed in his resignation to U.S. President Donald Trump saying he believed the appointment was a mistake. He also reportedly objected to Trump's vision for the future of the press operation. Trump is said to have urged him to stay.

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July 21, 2017 8:38 pm

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Mohammed Sharaf, 17, and Mohammad Hassan Abu Ghannam, age unknown, died of gunshot wounds in two neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem somewhat away from the epicentre of tension in the walled Old City. It reported a third Palestinian fatality, Mohammed Lafi, 18, later.

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July 21, 2017 7:55 pm

President Donald Trump's eldest son eagerly agreed in June 2016 to meet Veselnitskaya, a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton, according to emails released by Trump Jr.

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July 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutereres, said that establishment of the OMP was a "significant milestone" for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones.

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July 21, 2017 6:30 pm

The United Nations said in a statement that the airstrike strike in Yemen was carried out by "Arab Coalition Forces", referring to the Saudi-led alliance fighting Shiite rebels in support of Yemen's internationally recognised government.

July 21, 2017 9:52 pm

Bhandari and Deuba, in their messages of congratulations sent to the president-elect yesterday, expressed willingness to working closely with him in the days ahead to further strengthening the cordial relations between Nepal and India.

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July 21, 2017 6:23 pm

Many people were surprised by the cancellation. Many young Chinese people regard Chengdu as "gaydu", or "the city of the gays", due to its liberal LGBT views. The Chengdu government information office could not be reached by telephone for comment.

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July 21, 2017 6:14 pm

Yildirim also said Turkey wanted Germany to take measures against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the network of the US-based cleric it blames for last July's failed coup.

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July 21, 2017 6:03 pm

The British government could agree to free movement of people during a Brexit transition period, which could last between two and four years after Britain leaves the European Union as expected in 2019.

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July 21, 2017 5:33 pm

An analytical tool that uses Google search data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, and could enable faster response to outbreaks, scientists say. The research builds on a methodology previously developed by the team to track influenza in the US.

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July 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Rescue authorities said two men from Turkey and Sweden died in the collapse as the 6.5 magnitude quake about 1:30 am Friday rattled Greek islands and the Turkish Aegean coast in a region where quake are common. The dead vacationers were not named.

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July 21, 2017 4:39 pm

A group of several hundred people, including Muslim leaders, marched towards the Lions Gate entrance to the mosque compound, but police informed them that only men over 50 would be allowed. Police later fired stun grenades toward the protesters around the Old City.

July 21, 2017 4:27 pm

In Beijing, China's foreign ministry said that diplomatic channels with India remained "unimpeded". It, however, reiterated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from Doklam area is a "precondition" for any meaningful dialogue.

July 21, 2017 4:20 pm

Around 45,000 Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations live in the town, but more are believed to be living in camps in the Jurud area, although their numbers have not been confirmed. The official National News Agency also reported that Hezbollah fighters had launched an operation in Jurud Arsal.

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July 21, 2017 4:08 pm

"The primary argument made by Pakistani Generals is that due to historic and growing disparities with India in the conventional military balance, these proxy groups are essential for keeping India off-balance, as well as for ensuring that Afghanistan does not become a Western-aligned and India-dominated neighbour encircling the Pakistanis," Reiner wrote.

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July 21, 2017 3:56 pm

"We want to congratulate the President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his victory," State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.

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July 21, 2017 3:54 pm

The Tokyo metropolitan government is busy drawing up a multilingual evacuation manual with instructions for overseas Olympic visitors due to be ready early next year, while disaster awareness exercises have also begun. "I cannot think of any city that is completely safe," admitted Tokyo 2020 chief executive officer Toshiro Muto.

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July 21, 2017 3:49 pm

"It is an urgent task to reduce tension between two Koreas... to achieve peace and stability of the Korean peninsula," defense ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Kyun said.

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July 21, 2017 3:45 pm

There were high hopes that South Sudan would have peace and stability after its independence from neighboring Sudan in 2011. But the country plunged into ethnic violence in December 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, a Dinka, started battling those loyal to Riek Machar, his former vice president who is a Nuer.

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July 21, 2017 3:41 pm

Liu's death came as a campaign under President Xi Jinping to quash dissent is gathering strength. Xi has overseen a raft of legislation to bolster national security ahead of a Communist Party congress to be held later this year, where he is expected to further consolidate power.

July 21, 2017 3:39 pm

"If Turkey does not stop playing this little game, we need to tell people: 'You travel to Turkey at your own risk - we can't guarantee you anything anymore,'" Wolfgang Schaeuble said. Germany's domestic security chief cited concerns about increased activities of Turkey's secret service and the growth of militant groups.

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July 21, 2017 3:36 pm

Several thousand Syrian refugees occupy camps east of the town in an area known as Juroud Arsal, a barren mountainous zone between Syria and Lebanon that has served as a base for Islamic State militants, jihadists and other rebels fighting in Syria's six year civil war.

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July 21, 2017 2:55 pm

An Indian origin engineer has been charged with 251 counts of corruption cheating the government by concealing his ownership of a firm that he had recommended to the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The firm was contracted by RSAF and paid Singapore $633,000.

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July 21, 2017 2:59 pm

Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, the revelation comes as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling.

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July 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Yingluck who entered the final day of hearing in a trial on charges of negligence in overseeing rice subsidy scheme is still popular among her supporters in Thailand. Shinawatra says that the trial is politically motivated and aims at discrediting her policies.

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July 21, 2017 1:39 pm

In an interview to the New York Times, Donald Trump said that the Japanese first Lady does not speak English as she kept quiet and had no interaction with the President during the dinner held for G-20 leaders in Brussels.

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July 21, 2017 1:34 pm

Muslim leaders have called for mass protests at Friday noon prayers. They urged worshippers to pray outside the shrine rather than submit to security procedures. The shrine is revered by Muslims and Jews. Muslim leaders allege Israel is trying to expand its control there by installing the security devices.

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July 21, 2017 1:17 pm

These 10 countries together accounted for more than 95 per cent of all new HIV infections in the region in 2016.

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July 21, 2017 12:18 pm

Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, represented on numerous occasions that VitalSpring was a financially successful company and that the sale of VitalSpring was imminent, which would have resulted in profits for shareholders, the Department of Justice alleged.