US announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept/newsheadline247
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United States announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept

A new round of sanctions were imposed on Moscow Saturday by the United States over the 2018 poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom. Russian spies have been blamed for the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March last year using the Soviet-developed nerve agent Read more

Putin opponent Navalny may have been exposed to 'toxic agent': Doctor/newsheadline247
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Putin opponent Alexei Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’: Doctor

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his personal doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted his condition was satisfactory. “Some toxic agent may be the reason for Alexei Navalny’s ‘illness’,” his physician Anastasia Vasilyeva said in a post on Facebook, adding that officials at Moscow’s Read more

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Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore ‘infested mess’

US President Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an “infested mess.” Trump’s outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district Read more

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain's next PM/newsheadline247
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Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, heading straight into a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and parliament, as well as a tense diplomatic stand-off with Iran. The former London mayor easily beat his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a vote of grassroots members of the governing Conservative Read more

I need Barack Obama’s sperm for kids – US singer falls in love with ex-US president
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I need Barack Obama’s sperm for kids – US singer falls in love with ex-US president

U.S. singer and reality star, Aubrey O’Day has professed her love for former American President Barack Obama, saying that she needs him as her sperm donor for kids. O’Day declared in a recent interview that she was now ready to be a mother but would need Obama to be her sperm donor to make her Read more

UK may be heading towards full-blown recession – budget watchdog/newsheadline247
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UK may be heading towards full-blown recession – budget watchdog

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country’s budget deficit in 2019, the watchdog for public finances on Thursday said. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the world’s fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly contracted in the second quarter, some of which was Read more