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How significant is Trump's Supreme Court pick?

A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother. The choice could be made all the more hard for Casey if Trump nominates Thomas Hardiman , now serving as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals which covers part of Pennsylvania, and who was first appointed to serve in U.S. Read More »

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits

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Across Russia , hand-wringing fans had held their breath through extra time, hoping the team could pull off another upset. The eight remaining teams left to fight it out for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy, are hosts Russia , France, Uruguay, Sweden, Brazil, England, Belgium and Croatia . Read More »

U.S. threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

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According to the Times report on Sunday based on interviews with dozens of meeting participants, United States negotiations in Geneva objected to the resolution encouraging breastfeeding around the world and allegedly resorted to intimidation tactics to bully other countries into dropping it. Read More »

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

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Theresa May's reaction to the foreign secretary's departure was terse. That plan is now in tatters and her political future appears uncertain. In mid-afternoon trade, the pound recovered some of those losses, last at $US1.326, following the news that UK Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis said he did not expect a vote of confidence against the prime minister. Read More »

U.K. Opens Murder Probe After Woman Exposed to Nerve Agent Dies

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The death of a British citizen, caused by a Soviet-era nerve agent that could have been brought to English soil by Russians, comes at a particularly sensitive time. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation was "deeply concerned" about the incident in Amesbury - but said accusations that it was involved are "absurd". Read More »

Anti-Gun Protesters Shut Down Major Chicago Highway

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Illinois State Police shut down one lane of the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday to allow protesters to march along the interstate. "We want the governor, the mayor, the elected officials and the community all to come together and say we want peace now". Read More »

Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

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In Toronto, thousands of refugees are now in the shelter system. But Ottawa has for months hinted it could return hundreds of millions in revenues it will raise directly to taxpayers, and not to governments that oppose its plan. Ontario "Sunshine List" grows, now includes 131,741 workers and that list has been growing alarmingly in recent years along with the salaries of many Ontario public sector managers. Read More »

Syria says Israeli strikes targeted T4 air base in Homs

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Unconfirmed reports said that the jets flew in via Jordan and passed over the al-Tanf area where the United States has a military base and Al Jazeera reported that between four to six missile struck the base causing material damage. "At the meeting I will reiterate the two basic principles of Israel's policy: First, we will not tolerate the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies anywhere in Syria - not close to the border and not far away from it". Read More »

Teen Arrested for Provocative Dance

Iran has arrested a number of people for posting videos on Instagram , including a young woman whose targeting for her clips of her dancing to music has prompted outrage. In an Instagram post , activist Hossein Ronaghi commented : "If you told people anywhere in the world that 17 and 18-year-old girls are arrested for their dance , happiness and beauty on charges of spreading indecency, while child rapists and others are free, they would laugh!" The judiciary is also considering ... Read More »

Bombings in Somalia's capital wound 13

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Col. Ahmed Mohamed says the death toll could rise as security forces continue to battle several gunmen holed up inside. Witnesses said government workers were among those killed in the first attack. The Shabaab militants were forced out of the Somali capital in 2011 but still launch regular gun and bomb attacks on government, military and civilian targets in Mogadishu. Read More »

Giuliani doubts Trump would ever meet with Mueller

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The enabling documents for the probe authorize Mr. Mueller to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump" as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". Read More »

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

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Jody Flowers - the lead minister from Chapin United Methodist Church, in SC - told CNN Sunday that 13 members of his church were supposed to leave Haiti on Saturday but their departure date was now uncertain. Some aggressive young men carried knives, and special police crowd control units fired their guns into the air and detonated tear gas. With the death toll rising to four, protesters in the impoverished Caribbean country called for a two-day general strike, despite the government's ... Read More »

Brexit: UK’s new stance ‘won’t protect Scotland’, claims Mike Russell

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Britain's former Brexit minister David Davis, who resigned on Sunday over Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union , said he was not calling on other ministers to quit and May could survive his resignation. - Davis led Britain's negotiations in Brussels on the terms of the European Union divorce, and the future relationship with the bloc. He became the face of Brexit, leading the British delegation in talks with Brussels, although his role was overshadowed in ... Read More »

Brexit ministers quit over May's plans for soft exit

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On Friday, Davis and the rest of May's fractious Cabinet agreed on a plan for ties with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves next year. Brexiteer Cabinet minister Michael Gove admitted the plan was not everything he had hoped for, but he was a "realist" and the Prime Minister's lack of a Commons majority meant the "parliamentary arithmetic" was a factor in deciding what could be adopted. Read More »

Iran hangs 8 men over '17 attack

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He further noted that those arrested ISIS members sought to use Iran as a safe haven for continuing their terrorist acts after the terror group was defeated in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's southern outskirts. The Iranian men were convicted of directly aiding IS members who undertook the attacks on 7 June 2017, Mizan Online, the Iran judiciary's news agency, said on Saturday. Read More »

David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary leaving Theresa May facing a crisis

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Davis' resignation was also accompanied by the resignation of his deputy, Brexit minister Steve Baker, according to the Telegraph . And he repeated his words from Chequers that the "common rule book" proposal "hands controls of our economy to the European Union and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense". Read More »

Turkey train crash: 10 dead after horror derailment

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The train, which was carrying more than 300 passengers, was heading to Istanbul. A statement from the prime minister's office said a suburban train suffered an accident after a landslide. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been informed over the accident and expressed his condolences over those who lost their lives, state-run Anadolu news agency said. Read More »

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists

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He added: "So when I graduated, I was no longer a Catholic. While confessing, we were being fondled", the President said in a speech in Davao City. "It will be fruitful if it leads to President Duterte pursuing a categorical commitment to stop the killings and disinformation, and to respect human rights and democratic institutions. Read More »

Over 18,500 Turkish public workers dismissed with new emergency state decree

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Sunday's decree also reinstated 148 people previously sacked through emergency decrees , while annulling the ranks of some 1,500 retired military and police officers, depriving them of their pensions and passports. Also, 3,077 personnel from the land forces command, 1,126 from the naval forces command, and 1,949 from the air force command were ousted from the Turkish army. Read More »

Trump heads to Europe as allies worry over tensions

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Trump asked Putin in a November phone call, according to one senior official. European activists are protesting US President Donald Trump's upcoming appearance at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, marching through Belgium's capital to plead for less military spending and more public money for schools and clean energy. Read More »

Anne Frank's Family Tried to Escape to US, Hit Roadblocks

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In an effort to escape Nazi persecution, Anne Frank and her family famously spent more than two years hiding in a secret annex behind her father's business. The new research focused on the paper trail, looking at documents like the affidavits of support, testimonies on character and other such items provided to the U.S. Read More »