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France bans smartphone usage in schools as promised by President Emmanuel Macron

Politicians voted to ban them, smartwatches and tablets from school grounds across the country. "Thank you to all parliamentarians for this progress for our school". Back when he was on the campaign trail, now-French President Emmanuel Macron promised to ban mobile phones in schools. French newspaper Le Monde reported that these devices will only be allowed for educational purposes or for students with a disability. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani: Collusion is not a crime

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Donald Trump has said " collusion is not a crime " ahead of the first trial in the Russian Federation investigation. However, even Gollum knew in his heart that stealing was a crime, so perhaps he could teach Giuliani a thing or two about what is or isn't illegal . Read More »

Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1: White House

Critics say the summit has so far failed to deliver on promised steps toward denuclearisation by Pyongyang. Last week, North Korea handed over what is believed to be the remains of 55 USA soldiers who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War, following through on an agreement made between the two leaders at their historic Singapore Summit in June. Read More »

Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

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Historically, the Church has mostly been unopposed to the death penalty , including into the 20th Century. Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. It also argues that today's more effective detention methods protect citizens and "do not definitively deprive the guilty of the possibility of redemption". Read More »

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat

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The crowns, plated in gold and encrusted with jaw-dropping stones and pearls, once belonged to Queen Kristina and King Karl IX and were originally buried with them but later exhumed. The Guardian reports that's the country's third largest lake and sits "a couple hundred meters" from the cathedral. Police have mobilised a huge search operation to find the men and recover the items but have so far been unsuccessful. Read More »

Online blueprints of 3-D guns blocked by Washington Judge

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Back in June, Cody Wilson , from Texas reached a settlement with the Trump administration to allow the company, Defense Distributed, to legally publish the instructions. Since the weapons "did not create a military advantage", he told the judge, "how could the government justify regulating the data?" Gun control advocates welcomed the federal court's temporary restraining order against Defense Distribution. Read More »

People Missing In Carr Fire Have Been Found

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The wildfire is now the seventh most destructive wildfire in California history. The 51,539 acre Ranch Fire is 10% contained, and the 28,869 acre River Fire is 12% contained, as of Tuesday night. Since last week, tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes as the Carr fire, the most aggressive of the blazes, rages on. A firefighter runs while trying to save a home in Lakeport on Tuesday. Read More »

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resign

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Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was convicted in May of failing to report to police the repeated abuse of two altar boys by a paedophile priest in the Hunter Valley region north of Sydney during the 1970s. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull welcomed his decision. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson , who was convicted of concealing child sexual abuse. Read More »

North Korea said to be working on new missiles

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In June, Trump insisted that Pyongyang should start the process " very quickly " and that " a lot of people " would be sent to North Korea to verify it. The boxes are en route from South Korea to Hawaii for extensive examination. The North Koreans provided enough specifics about where each suspected body was found that US officials have matched them to specific battles fought from 1950 to 1951, although not necessarily individuals, he said. Read More »

Amateur Video Said To Show Attack On Foreign Cyclists In Tajikistan

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The State Department encouraged Americans headed overseas to monitor government advisories for updated information on where it is safe to travel. Tajik police earlier issued a statement blaming a banned Islamist political party for the attack, in which a driver allegedly rammed his auto into the group of foreign cyclists and then joined his passengers in going after them with knives. Read More »

36 women, children kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria last week - monitor

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President Bashar al-Assad's regime, backed by its Russian ally, has been fighting since mid-June to retake rebel-held areas in Daraa and neighbouring Quneitra province. IS has been driven from virtually all the territory it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, but holds scattered pockets of territory in southern Syria and along the border. Read More »

Philippines crushes 'smuggled' cars worth $5.2M

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But not all of the smuggled vehicles were destroyed, according to the Philippines Star In a speech Tuesday, Duterte said that 10 seized Hummers and vans should be given to the Philippines National Police and Armed Forces. "'And the only way to show it is that you are productive and that you have the economy, to absorb the productivity of the population". Lambino said ordinary cars destroyed will be given to the town's cooperatives and interested organizations while high-end cars will be ... Read More »

Florida GOP governor candidate, 'Pitbull Trump Defender,' releases campaign video

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But despite the president's words, it's pretty common knowledge that anyone can go into a grocery or convenience store and buy food without showing photo ID. Trump is praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicts: "He's going to be your next governor". Just a few months ago, DeSantis was way behind in the polls, but is now enjoying a lead, and in some polls, is leading over opponent and current AG Commissioner Adam Putnam. Read More »

Thousands in Windsor-Essex to be impacted by social assistance changes

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In an afternoon news conference, Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said the government would come up with a plan within 100 days to overhaul the "disjointed patchwork system" left by the previous Liberal regime. About 4,000 people were involved in this program from a range of cities, people living on less than $34,000. The project had been launched last year by the previous Liberal government as what was supposed to be a three-year trial to determine whether it would be an effective ... Read More »

President Trump Calls On Attorney General To End Russia Probe

The tweet was one in a series of messages in a thread started by the president in which he quoted lawyer and legal commentator Alan Dershowitz, a vocal critic of Mueller's investigation. He provided no evidence that the team led by Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him. Trump has previously complained publicly on Twitter that the "Russian Witch Hunt Hoax " is continuing because of the decision by Sessions to recuse himself. Read More »

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Blocking 3D-Printer Guns

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Mr. Wilson sued, and after a yearslong battle the Justice and State departments reversed and reached a settlement to allow Defense Distributed to move ahead with plans to post the blueprints. The plastic weapons are untraceable, often undetectable and deadly. Congressional Democrats have urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision to publish the plans. Read More »

Remains of U.S. Soldiers Returning Home From North Korea

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After an April 2017 meeting at the president's Mar-a-Lago home, Xi supported successive rounds of United Nations sanctions and clamped down on border trade with North Korea. The United States and North Korea conducted joint searches from 1996 until 2005, when Washington halted the operations, citing concerns about the safety of its personnel as Pyongyang stepped up its nuclear program. Read More »

Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russian Federation investigation before it 'stains U.S.'

In a tweet Wednesday morning, the president blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and called on Sessions to do something about it. After suggesting that anti-Trump text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok provide evidence that the entire investigation was biased against the president, Trump demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions shut down the probe. Read More »

40 lakh in Assam labelled 'illegals' after massive SC-monitored drill

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Sources said TMC and Congress have chose to continue cornering the NDA government during the remaining part of Monsoon Session over the contentious issue. As for those who are neither in the final NRC nor have challenged their exclusion in court, it will be the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) who will decide their fate based on criteria laid down in the Representation of People Act of 1950. Read More »

Anger in Italy after natural disaster 'hero dog' killed in poisoning

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His master Fabiano Ettore then one of the first appeared on the scene and for several weeks helped rescuers with his dog. Fabiano Ettore, the dog's owner, said: "I have no words". In August 2016 it was found under the ruins for survivors after the natural disaster in Amatrice, which killed 230 people. You were a loyal friend. Lawmaker Michela Brambilla told The AP Monday that she hoped Kaos' death would hasten passage of a law she proposed earlier this year. Read More »

Anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson freed from prison on bail

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Announcing the decision on Wednesday, Lord Burnett said the court was allowing his appeal "in respect of the committal for contempt at Leeds Crown Court". A British court has ordered prominent far-right activist Tommy Robinson to be released on bail while he appeals a finding of contempt of court. The footage, filmed by Robinson on a mobile phone and broadcast on social media, saw him discussing a criminal trial that was subject to reporting restrictions. Read More »

Mendocino Complex Fire Map Monday: Lake County Fire Evacuations

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Between July 26 and July 27, more than 20,000 residents of Redding were ordered to evacuate amid the rapidly-expanding Carr fire . Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, California on July 31, 2018. Update: 11:15 a.m. They both started on Friday. An official says at least 14,000 people are under evacuation orders in an area of Northern California that has been hit by deadly wildfires in the past four years. Read More »

Trump reckons you need an ID to go grocery shopping

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Photo IDs are required for certain purchases, such as alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicine. Trump endorsed Gov. Rick Scott's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mr. Trump endorsed DeSantis as governor even before formally announcing his bid , calling the congressman "a brilliant young leader". Trump said the fact that North Korea was starting to return the remains of American dead from the 1950s Korean War and that there had been no nuclear or missile tests were offshoots of the summit. Read More »

Riots shake Zimbabwe capital Harare as election results delayed

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Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the army had been called in to ensure "peace and tranquillity". We've more votes than ED (Emmerson Dambudzo). No set time has been confirmed for the official announcement of the full results. Chamisa accused Zanu-PF of trying to steal the election. We've more votes than ED. The EU's assessment is critical in determining whether Zimbabwe can fix its image and attract the foreign investors needed for an economic revival. Read More »

Rick Gates may not testify in Manafort trial

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It's the first of two trials Manafort will go through. "Obviously, that's very risky for him". Manafort, the lone American charged by Mueller who has opted to stand trial instead of cooperate with prosecutors, was described by his defense lawyer as a hugely successful worldwide political consultant who left the details of his finances to others. Read More »

Tommy Robinson, British anti-Islam activist and darling of the U.S

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At the court of appeal on Wednesday, the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, upheld the Canterbury ruling but said the ruling in Leeds was "flawed" and there should be a retrial. Robinson apologised to the court but the judge still considered his offence so serious that he was given a three-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months. Read More »

Ivanka Trump accompanies father Donald Trump to 'Make America Great Again' rally

Scott is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. However, the biggest talker of the night was the president's gaffe as he pushed for tougher voter ID laws , claiming you even need ID to buy groceries. "In this country, the only time you don't need [ID] in many cases is when you want to vote for president, when you want to vote for senator, when you want to vote for a governor or congressman", he said, adding, "It's insane". Read More »

WH On Trump Fans Heckling Acosta: 'The Media Holds A Responsibility'

The CNN reporter feared that the increased hostility toward the media could end in "somebody getting hurt". "Not the truth. And you know better". "We should not treat our fellow Americans this way". Sulzberger told Trump in a meeting last month that the newspaper had started posting armed guards outside their offices because of a rise in threats against journalists, according to the Times . Read More »

Trump urges Jeff Sessions to end Russian Federation probe 'right now'

Rosenberg's comments came hours after prosecutors in Virginia wrapped up the first day of the trial of Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign chairman who is charged with tax evasion and bank fraud. In this morning's Twitter tirade, Trump complained that the "government" had not informed him Manafort was "under investigation" when his campaign hired him. Read More »

Police confirm three dead in plane crash at Greenville Municipal Airport

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Jesse Crandall says witnesses saw the airplane pass over Greenville Municipal Airport, bank sharply and then descend suddenly to the ground on the approach to the runway. Greenville is located in central ME and would have likely been on the flight path from where the plane took off from in Pembroke, Ontario to it's scheduled destination of Charlottetown, PEI. Read More »