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by | June 29, 2019 | 09:39

It was the second time in one day that France's heat record was broken, coming shortly after a temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in the town of Carpentras. The unusually high temperatures are forecast to last until early next week. French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe described the heat as "exceptional in its precocity and intensity", saying government preparations were not an overreaction but a necessity.

by | June 29, 2019 | 06:11

The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. VOA's Julie Taboh has more. Robert Beaird travelled from Dallas to attend the Stonewall anniversary events a couple of years after coming out in his 50s.

by | June 29, 2019 | 05:38

He acknowledged the breakdown of official dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang since the second summit between Trump and Kim ended without agreement in February. Mr. Trump repeatedly boasts of how well he gets along with Kim, who displays authoritarian tendencies. The show of bravado and support for one of America's closest military allies has evolved over the years to include binoculars and bomber jackets.

by | June 29, 2019 | 04:19

Do you treat it as a criminal penalty, or do you treat it as a civil penalty? One of the moderators, José Diaz-Balart, got in on the act as well, asking O'Rourke a question about the border in Spanish before repeating it in English. Except for Inslee's applause line, the candidates nearly tiptoed around the central issue in this campaign: An unfit, unstable, racist, sexist, corrupt, incompetent, risky man is president of the United States and must be denied a second term.

by | June 29, 2019 | 03:02

The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) mentioned it had recognized the " potential risk " throughout simulator checks, but didn't reveal particulars. During one activation it took an extended period to recover the stabilizer trim system that is used to control the aircraft, the people said. One said the latest setback is likely to delay the plane's return to service by an extra one to three months.

by | June 29, 2019 | 01:51

He is accused of ordering the killing of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández. Earlier this month, two men - one identified by authorities and the other who appeared in court - also were linked to the attempted murder of the former Major League Baseball slugger that authorities have maintained was a case of mistaken identity , though there has been rampant speculation about that in the Dominican Republic .

by | June 28, 2019 | 23:40

He will be sentenced next month on separate state charges . After the rally, as a large group of counterprotesters marched through Charlottesville singing and laughing, Fields stopped his auto, backed up, then sped into the crowd, according to testimony from witnesses and video surveillance shown to jurors during the trial.

by | June 28, 2019 | 20:07

U.S. JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERROLD NADLER AND INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF , in a statement. "I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress". The session, sure to be televised live, sets up one of the most dramatic hearings of the Trump presidency-and a confrontation between Democrats who have been pursuing investigations of the president since they took control of the House and Trump's Republican supporters who dismissed the ...

by | June 28, 2019 | 20:06

Trump said the preferential status had allowed India to sell goods worth $5.6 billion duty-free. There had also been increasing rumble in Washington over the last couple of months that India would be the next target after China for probing trade practices by the office of the US Trade Representative.

by | June 28, 2019 | 19:25

A federal appeals court ruled previous year that the state would need to redraw the 6 Congressional District on the grounds that it disenfranchised Republican voters by diluting the power of their vote. In Maryland, Democrats changed the map seeking to win in an area that had been represented by a Republican for 20 years. Protesters gathered outside the court in March when the justices held hearings on the North Carolina and Maryland cases.

by | June 28, 2019 | 19:27

The Chinese leader also said that China supports Japan in hosting the G20 Osaka summit, and anticipates that the summit will make a clear voice in upholding multilateralism and free trade to inject stable expectations and impetus into the world economic development.

by | June 28, 2019 | 19:03

Spain is now experiencing a heatwave of temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius and more across most of the country, which is expected to last until Saturday. Some colleges possess delayed crucial checks and even closed. There was at least relief for northern Germany on Thursday as temperatures slid to more normal levels for June.

by | June 28, 2019 | 18:57

A number of Miami residents are refugees from the revolution that installed Fidel Castro as the leader of Cuba. The rhetoric hit a nerve in South Florida, where the sting of leftist governments remains fresh on the minds in regions with large Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan communities.

by | June 28, 2019 | 18:55

Explosive charges blow up the eastern pylons of Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge. A spectacular planned explosion has knocked down the remaining parts of the Italian bridge that collapsed past year, killing 43. Prosecutors are considering possible design flaws or poor maintenance as they search for the cause of the deadly collapse during a period of heavy holiday traffic.

by | June 28, 2019 | 15:40

She was on stage with a number of the race's front-runners, former Vice-President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to her website the 66-year old from Houston is a spirtual author, motivational speaker and activist.

by | June 28, 2019 | 15:35

On sharing the BBC's report on the Chennai water crisis , the actor wrote a detailed post explaining the situation of the citizens in the city on his Instagram page. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio on Wednesday highlighted the water crisis that Chennai is facing. Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water stress for the past several months as Porur Lake, one of the main sources of water has reached its lowest level.

by | June 28, 2019 | 14:10

LONDON - Boris Johnson branded the French "turds" in remarks that the United Kingdom government successfully persuaded the BBC to remove from a documentary about his work at the Foreign Office. Eventually, the BBC gave in, removing the "French turds" remark but keeping in the "shafted" line. In a memo seen by the Mail, officials note that "we negotiated the removal of one potentially awkward moment where the former foreign secretary calls the French "turds" so as not to distract from the ...

by | June 28, 2019 | 14:07

The debate follows Wednesday's debate among 10 other candidates, including Sen. As a young senator in the early 1970s, Biden worked to oppose federal initiatives to use busing to integrate public schools in an effort to overcome decades of schooling and housing discrimination across the United States.

by | June 28, 2019 | 12:14

Morgan Hill police said all three of the people shot worked at the dealership. Macglashan said the suspect wouldn't leave the premises after he was sacked. Valdez said he did not know why the suspect had lost his job. 'He was a very quiet individual. Police say the gunman is down and there is no active shooter.

by | June 28, 2019 | 11:44

Democratic presidential candidate New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio prepares for a television interview in the spin room before the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. "I only meant it as a literal message to the striking airport workers that I believed they would be victorious in their strike", he wrote . "Please apologize.