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Trump Tells U.S. Women's Soccer Star Rapinoe Not to 'Disrespect' Country

President Donald Trump accused U.S. women's World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe of "disrespect" Wednesday after she swore not to visit his White House.

In the latest of his public feuds with high-profile athletes and celebrities, Trump sent multiple tweets complaining about Rapinoe, whose short, dyed hair has made her one of the most recognizable faces of the mighty U.S. team.

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Putin, May to Meet at G20 after Spy Scandal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet in Japan this week for the first time since the row over the killing of a former Russian spy, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

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Cigarette, Electrical Fault 'May Have Caused' Notre-Dame Fire

A poorly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral in April, French prosecutors said Wednesday, while ruling out any criminal intent.

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Saleh Says Iraq Must Not be Dragged into Another Regional War

Iraqi President Barham Saleh said Wednesday his country must not be dragged into another conflict in the Middle East, as tensions rise over its neighbour Iran.

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U.S. Cyber Attack on Iran Shrouded in Digital 'Fog of War'

A claim by U.S. officials that a retaliatory cyber attack ordered by the White House crippled Iranian missile launching systems will remain almost impossible to substantiate, experts say. 

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Trump Warns Any Conflict with Iran 'Wouldn't Last Long'

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he does not want a war with Iran but warned that if fighting does break out, it "wouldn't last very long," even as Iran's president tried to tamp down soaring tensions.  

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Facebook's Crypto Currency Faces Pre-G20 Examination

Heading in to the G20 summit, Facebook is on notice from powerful regulators including the Fed chief that its ambitious plans for a global crypto-currency face piercing scrutiny.

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Jerusalem's Tomb of the Kings to Reopen to Public

The Tomb of the Kings, a 2,000-year-old archeological gem in the heart of Jerusalem owned by France, is to reopen to the public for the first time since 2010, the French consulate said Wednesday.

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U.S. Cardinal Burke Cuts Bannon Ties over Gay Sex Film

U.S. cardinal Raymond Leo Burke -- a conservative heavyweight and the pope's fiercest critic -- has distanced himself from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon over a proposed film about homosexuality in the Vatican.

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Chinese War Film Cancels Premiere in Apparent Censorship

The premiere of Chinese war epic "The Eight Hundred" has been canceled, an apparent result of censorship after an association of retired party cadres deemed it "inappropriate" ahead of Communist China's 70th anniversary.

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