Putin looms for Trump after reality-bending visit with US allies

  1. Putin looms for Trump after reality-bending visit with US allies  CNN
  2. Trump administration lays out plan to reunite 2500 immigrant children with their families  CBS News
  3. Worst fears realized in Trump’s overseas trip — and it’s not over yet  NBCNews.com
  4. Big dog Trump doesn’t need to anoint NATO’s hydrant  Washington Post
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U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking, summit looms

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking, summit loomsA federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit next week between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officers of Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, covertly monitored computers of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data, the indictment said.


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U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline looms

U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline loomsA day after dozens of parents were reunited with children who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by immigration officials, the U.S. government faces a looming deadline to match another roughly 2,000 children with parents. The struggle to track and match parents with children under five suggests meeting a July 26 deadline for reuniting the remaining older children could be fraught with problems. “That is going to be a significant undertaking,” U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw said on Tuesday of the next deadline.


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T-Junction 'crisis' point looms near end of Thai cave rescue

T-Junction 'crisis' point looms near end of Thai cave rescueAuthorities have highlighted the tiny passageway near T-Junction, or Sam Yak in Thai, as the most dangerous element of the journey for the “Wild Boars” team that began Sunday morning, but there are many other potential pitfalls. The rescue effort is likely to take two to three days to complete, Major General Chalongchai Chaiyakorn, an army commander, told reporters, adding it “depends on other factors like the weather”. The difficulty of the journey was underscored when a former Thai Navy Seal diver died on Friday after running out of oxygen in the cave.


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China 'fully prepared' for trade war with US as tariffs deadline looms

China 'fully prepared' for trade war with US as tariffs deadline loomsChina has said it is “fully prepared” for a trade war with the US, with little sign of an end to mounting tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Hopes are dwindling that Washington and Beijing will find an amicable solution before Friday, when the US is due to start charging tariffs on $34bn (£26bn) of Chinese goods, with Beijing declaring they will retaliate in kind. The latest of which involved a US Department of Commerce agency recommending that China’s largest telecoms carrier, China Mobile, should not be given operating licenses for America.


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Abortion fight looms in Florida with Justice Kennedy's retirement

  1. Abortion fight looms in Florida with Justice Kennedy’s retirement  Politico
  2. Susan Collins’s grand delusion  Washington Post
  3. Trump Interviews Four Supreme Court Candidates, Temporarily Reorganizing White House Staff to Push a Nomination  New York Times
  4. Abortion and the GOP’s well-rehearsed charade  Baltimore Sun
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Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault looms

Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault loomsAir strikes on rebel towns in southern Syria killed five civilians and knocked a hospital temporarily out of service on Sunday, a monitor said, in fresh signs of a looming government assault. Russian-backed regime forces have for weeks been preparing an offensive to retake Syria’s south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The regime has sent military reinforcements to the area, dropped flyers demanding rebels surrender, and ramped up air strikes in recent days.


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