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Donald Trump makes 100 false claims for second consecutive week

WASHINGTON – Until this month, U.S. President Donald Trump had not made more than 60 false claims in any single week of his presidency. He has now made 100 false claims in each of the last two weeks. After shattering his old record by uttering an astonishing 103 false claims two weeks ago, an average […]

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Thai officials say oxygen line is priority for trapped boys in cave after rescuer dies

By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressKaweewit Kaewjinda Fri., July 6, 2018 MAE SAI, THAILAND—The rescuers trying to help a youth soccer team stranded in a Thai cave suffered a disheartening loss Friday with the death of a former SEAL diving in the flooded passageways to deliver supplies, as authorities raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen […]

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China accuses Trump of igniting ‘biggest trade war in economic history’ as U.S. tariffs take effect

BEIJING—The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing announced it was retaliating against American goods in a technology dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. Washington imposed 25 per cent tariffs on $34 billion (U.S.) worth of Chinese imports, a first step […]

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Man working to rescue Thai boys trapped in cave dead from lack of oxygen, authorities say

By The Associated Press Fri., July 6, 2018 MAE SAI, THAILAND—A Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, underscoring risks of extracting the team. The rescuer, a former Thai SEAL, was working in a […]

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Japan executes cult leader behind 1995 subway gas attack

The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday, Japanese media reported. The cult leader, Shoko Asahara, was one of 13 people sentenced to death in connection with the attack. He was hanged Friday morning along with […]