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United States quits UNHRC, 'We did not take this decision lightly'

United States quits UNHRC, 'We did not take this decision lightly'

USA ambassador to the United Nations blasts the Council for its 'politicized scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records'. A year ago, she denigrated it as a "forum for politics, hypo...

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In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

The catalyst behind the early selling was concerns over a potential trade war between the United States and China, after President Trump announced that the USA would inflict tariffs that would...

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Greek gov’t survives no confidence motion over Macedonia name deal

Greek gov’t survives no confidence motion over Macedonia name deal

It will require ratification by both national parliaments and approval in a Macedonian referendum, which is not assured. The Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias...

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5 cited at protest outside AG Sessions speech in New Orleans

5 cited at protest outside AG Sessions speech in New Orleans

Sessions on Monday also confirmed that the new policy meant to send a "message" and deter people from "breaking across the border unlawfully"-just hours after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sl...

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'Small number' of people injured in explosion on London's Underground

'Small number' of people injured in explosion on London's Underground

Trains are now not stopping at Southgate Tube station due to concerns over the suspicious package. Police have been called to reports of an explosion at a London Tube station. Police add that the ...

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USA plans to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

The Bush administration resisted joining the HRC precisely because there were doubts it would be a great improvement over its embarrassing predecessor organization, but the Obama administration chos...

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US Senate passes bill calling for troops to join Taiwan drills

US Senate passes bill calling for troops to join Taiwan drills

The damage to stocks spread further when US trading opened on Tuesday, with shares of more than half a dozen companies doing business with ZTE dropping by between 1.5 percent and 5 percent. A settle...

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Trump Administration to Announce US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

Trump Administration to Announce US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council is comprised of a 47-member council. It would represent another retreat by the Trump administration from global groups and agreements whose policies it deems ...

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U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council

U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council

The move would follow through on last year's threat by the USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to leave if certain reforms were not adopted, including the expulsion of countries such as Saudi Arabi...

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Woman shouting ‘Allahu akhbar’ stabs 2 in France supermarket

Woman shouting ‘Allahu akhbar’ stabs 2 in France supermarket

A 60-year-old customer was stabbed in the chest with a box cutter knife, while a female employee, working at a checkout counter, was wounded in the eye on Sunday morning. 'We do not know yet if these ...

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Yemen army retakes Al-Hudeidah airport: Military source

Yemen army retakes Al-Hudeidah airport: Military source

A second said the military operation will be hard and "complicated" because the aim is to protect airport facilities, buildings and nearby fighter jets. "With the little money they do have, they buy c...

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Echoing Laura Bush, ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush denounces migrant family separations

Echoing Laura Bush, ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush denounces migrant family separations

The U-S president has repeatedly stoked fears of migrant-driven crime to advance his anti-immigration agenda. In April, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy in...

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German minister hints at compromise

German minister hints at compromise

The changes are being pushed by the CDU's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), led by interior minister Horst Seehofer, a long-standing critic of Mrs Merkel and her support for mass imm...

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3 dead in shooting at Swedish Internet cafe

3 dead in shooting at Swedish Internet cafe

Police stand next to a cordon after a shooting on a street in central Malmo, Sweden June 18, 2018. Up to 20 rounds were fired, according to witnesses, and police are still looking for the perpetrators...

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Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

The ministry said however, . a decision regarding other annual joint military drills, . like the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises, . conducted in the spring every year, . The visit would also serv...

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Musk says Tesla hit with `extensive' sabotage by rogue employee

Musk says Tesla hit with `extensive' sabotage by rogue employee

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email at 11:57 p.m. on Sunday to his employees alleging an employee "had conducted extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations", according to CNBC , which obtain...

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Pompeo says Trump agreed to 'alter' Korea armistice

Pompeo says Trump agreed to 'alter' Korea armistice

While Trump engaged in weeks of self-promoting followed by a round of self-congratulatory interviews and press conferences, the report suggests the deal amounted to little more than a showboat eff...

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Michelle Obama joins Laura Bush in denouncing border family separation practices

Michelle Obama joins Laura Bush in denouncing border family separation practices

On Sunday night, former first lady Laura Bush published a rare op-ed in the Washington Post . "It is not the facilities, it's the act of separating parents from the children". "I don't want th...

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Stampede at nightclub in Venezuela kills 17

Stampede at nightclub in Venezuela kills 17

Seven people have been arrested and authorities are investigating. 'The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela deplores this sad event and sends condolences to family members of the vict...

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Kamala Harris tells DHS secretary to resign amid border situation

Kamala Harris tells DHS secretary to resign amid border situation

After a tour of the border facilities, Merkley and Van Hollen described in an interview with CNN " large pens of chainlink fences " holding about 1,500 migrant children and parents separated from th...

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