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Trump to visit Japan twice in months after North Korea summit

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Trump will then return in late June to attend the G20 in Osaka, the official said. Nine-year-old To Gia Huy who had his hair recreated in the likeliness of Kim gleefully told Reuters , " I feel happy with this haircut because people will think I look like the leader of North Korea ". Read More »

Vatican Admits to Secret Guidelines for Priests Who Father Children

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Gisotti told CBS News that the document was "for internal use ... and is not intended for publication". As such, he said , the guidelines "ordinarily ask for the priest to present his request to be dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, and as a lay person, assume his responsibilities as a father, dedicating himself exclusively to his child ". Read More »

Bernie Sanders raises $4m in 12 hours after announcing 2020 campaign

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In a subsequent announcement video , Sanders said his campaign was about (among other things) transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice;" and "redoubling our efforts to end racism, sexism, homophobia, religious bigotry, and all forms of discrimination. Read More »

Ireland urges ratification of current Brexit deal

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Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is due to give a speech on what changes to the backstop are needed in order to win United Kingdom parliamentary approval. At home, Mr Corbyn is facing concerns that the Labour Party could split over Brexit, with some MPs increasingly frustrated at his failure to back a second referendum on the issue. Read More »

Saudi Aramco to sign China refinery deals during Saudi crown prince visit

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The trip comes five months after the crown prince came under intense pressure following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. "This is a clear reflection of the confidence of Saudi Arabia in the vibrancy of the Indian economy and tremendous opportunities available in India for investment". Read More »

Julie Bishop to quit politics at the next election

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Ms Bishop told Parliament that she had won her seat of Curtin in 1998 with a primary vote of 44.6 per cent and had increased this to 65.6 per cent at the last election. In a statement, he said Ms Bishop is "a is a giant of the Liberal Party and she has been a ground breaker for women in public life". "You have been an outstanding leader in our party, an incredible trailblazer and a handsome friend". Read More »

Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69

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The fire might have originated from a gas cylinder before quickly spreading through a building where chemicals were stored, the country's fire service chief Ali Ahmed told AFP . Numerous victims were trapped in the buildings, according to reports, unable to escape the flames. Most buildings are used both for residential and commercial purposes, despite warnings of the potential for high fatalities from fires after a blaze killed at least 123 people in 2010. Read More »

Extremist Coast Guard officer planned mass terror attack

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Hur also cited a nearly two-year-old unsent email on the suspect's computer that said (all sic): "I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth". Scott McBride, said Wednesday that Hasson no longer works at Coast Guard headquarters. And to dispel the possibility that the rantings were words without threat, prosecutors filed a picture in court documents showing a major arsenal of 15 firearms, both handguns and military-style rifles, and ammunition boxes packed with more ... Read More »

Judge Grants Michael Cohen Two More Months Of Freedom

President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen , is set to appear on Capitol Hill next week to give highly anticipated testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Cohen has postponed his testimony twice before, once citing "ongoing threats" allegedly made against his family by Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani , and another time citing his surgery. Read More »

'#MeToo' painted on statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

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Although the image of George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman has always been heralded for epitomising the joy shared throughout the world upon the ending of hostilities in 1945, it has come under scrutiny more recently, with many accusing Mendonsa of assault. Read More »

North Carolina Republicans Admit To Suppressing The Black Vote

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North Carolina election officials on Monday outlined a "ballot scheme" potentially affecting more than 1,000 absentee ballots or request forms in the state's 9th Congressional District past year. But the state has twice refused to declare Harris the victor after hearing reports of irregularities just before the November 2016 election in rural Bladen County, home of a political operative named Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. Read More »

Young woman who joined ISIS won't be allowed to re-enter U.S.

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According to Pompeo Muthana does not have a USA passport or any legal basis to enter the US and that she will not be admitted into the United States. However, Shibly is arguing that since the elder Muthana was no longer at diplomat at the time of Hoda's birth (and therefore within the jurisdiction of the U.S.), the ISIS bride was automatically a citizen protected under the 14th Amendment. Read More »

Serious questions raised with Apple over hosting "abhorrent" Saudi government app

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Saudi women are still shackled by the guardianship system. Google told CNN they were "looking into it", but did not have anything further to share at the moment. Maha Alanzi, a 26-year-old Saudi woman who attends university in Australia, said the app makes travel easier for her because, under the existing guardianship system, her father must be in the same city as her to approve her departure from the kingdom. Read More »

Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

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The stalling tactics are likely to further delay a declaration of the end of Daesh's self-proclaimed "caliphate" that the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces were hoping to make last week. In a Twitter post, he said majority are seriously wounded or sick. On Tuesday, the United Nations expressed concern about the fate of some 200 families reportedly trapped in Baghuz. Read More »

TENSIONS FLARE: Armoured Spanish Navy orders Gibraltar boats around

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Gibraltar spits fury as Spanish warship tells United Kingdom vessels to leave its "territorial waters" With Brexit looming, Spain has ramped up its claims to Gibraltar . The Gibraltar Chronicle claims to have a traffic radio recording where the commercial vessels were told they were "violating the condition of innocent passage". Read More »

China backs jailing of Chinese businesswoman dubbed the "Ivory Queen"

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Kisutu Court Magistrate Huruma Shaidi on Tuesday handed the trio 15-year sentences following their convictions of leading an organised criminal gang. But activists said Yang's network killed thousands of elephants. In court documents, prosecutors said Yang "intentionally did organise, manage and finance a criminal racket by collecting, transporting or exporting and selling government trophies" weighing a total of 1,889 tonnes. Read More »

Tourists exposed to radiation from museum's uranium

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The containers were removed from the site a year ago, but not brought to the public's attention until this month, after Elston Stephenson, the park's safety, health, and wellness manager, alerted his colleagues via email that nothing was done to warn employees or the public. Read More »

Three Conservative MPs Resign To Join Independent Group

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The trio are outspoken anti-Brexit campaigners who have been pushing for a second referendum. In a statement, Theresa May said she was "saddened" by the MPs decision. Former minister Joan Ryan earlier joined Ann Coffey, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Chuka Umunna, Mike Gapes, Luciana Berger, and Gavin Shuker in the splinter group. Read More »

Swastikas Painted On 80 Jewish Graves in France

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France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, and the third-largest in the world after Israel and the United States. "Every time a French person, because he or she is Jewish, is insulted, threatened - or worse, injured or killed - the whole Republic" is attacked, Mr Macron said at a news conference in Paris. Read More »

Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

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Sandmann's lawyer, Lin Wood, says this lawsuit is " only the beginning ". The paper would later correct its misstatements about Phillips's military service and dedicate substantial time to news coverage of the aftermath and editorial dissections of the way the widely disseminated clips used viewers' biases against them. Read More »

Trump signs Space Force policy directive, now comes the heavy lifting

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Vice President Mike Pence called for an "additional $8 billion" to invest in space technology over the next five years during a speech on August 9. In September, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said last week that his panel would hold hearings on the Space Force, but no date had been set. Read More »

House investigates 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudis

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The House of Representatives committee in charge of investigations, led by the rival Democratic Party since last month, said that "multiple whistleblowers" warned of conflicts of interest "that could implicate federal criminal statutes". Barrack as a special representative to implement the plan and directing agencies to support Mr. Barrack's efforts. Kushner plans a tour of the Middle East next week, with a stop in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, to discuss economic aspects of the ... Read More »

Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria, UN says

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The warning by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) comes as EU foreign ministers are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the repatriation of European nationals in Syria, which Germany said would be "extremely difficult" to do. Germany can take back so-called Islamic State (ISIL) fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have had consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday, playing down the likelihood of Berlin meeting demands made by US President Trump to his European ... Read More »

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

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Mr Trump and Kim are due to meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday , aiming to break an ongoing deadlock since they first met in Singapore last June over the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. "Many of these purges are related to money", said Kim Jung-bong, a former South Korean intelligence official, according to The Journal. Almost 70 individuals in North Korea have been exiled, jailed, or executed as part of a so-called anti-corruption campaign, The Wall ... Read More »

Trump Asked Whitaker to Put Ally in Charge of Cohen Case

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Whitaker", the Times reported, stating that Trump subsequently bashed Whitaker for not being able to "pull levers at the Justice Department that could make the president's many legal problems go away". Democrats have expressed concern that Whitaker could undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to win the 2016 election. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Wednesday

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This would include sleet and freezing rain. As warm air advances in behind the snow, we will see temperatures warm enough that a transition to wintry mix and then to rain should take place through the evening and early overnight hours. Skies are partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures are a bit lower, but still slightly on the mild side for this time of year. FRIDAY: Sunny. High: low 40s. Read More »

Our trade with the United Kingdom will 'increase substantially', says Donald Trump

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According to the FT, they took exception to a line in which Hunt and Fox said "we are committed to [speed and flexibility] and hope that Japan is too", interpreting it as an intimation that the Japanese side lacked a sense of urgency. I believe that a country with our innate strengths, enviable resources, and enormous talent can face the future with confidence that our best days lie ahead. Read More »

Search on for two European backpackers last seen at a popular beach

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Police also found their travel documents in a silver rental auto parked nearby. On Tuesday Port Macquarie lifeguards issued a warning about shark sightings at Town Beach, about three kilometres from where the men went missing. Hugo Palmer, 20, from Britain, and Erwan Ferrieux, 21, from France, vanished on Sunday. Mr Ferrieux has a tanned complexion, dark hair, brown eyes and is between 175 and 180 centimetres tall. Read More »

Several trapped following avalanche in Switzerland

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The ski resort's website showed the avalanche warning indicator was at the second of five possible levels, indicating a moderate risk. A photo from the scene appears to show skiers looking for those who were buried. Local reports claim between 10 and 12 people are trapped in the snow, citing the mayor of Crans-Montana, Nicolas Feraud. There was no official confirmation of any deaths. Read More »

Pilot killed after mid-air collision of two jets in Bengaluru

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Two others were injured and shifted to hospital, but are said to be out of danger", said M.N. Reddi, director general of police in Karnataka. The air force has ordered an investigation. The logo for Aero India 2019 is inspired by the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the five-day biennial event. Read More »