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Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections -

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families’ -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State in Afghanistan -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boris Johnson calls off Moscow visit over Syria -

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Pope Francis to dismay reformists with ‘modern families’ document

the guardian

 Pope Francis is not expected to grant remarried Catholics the right to take holy communion. Photograph: SIPA/Rex/Shutterstock Pope Francis is likely to disappoint Catholic reformists on Friday with the publication of his views on family life, which observers predict will not change church doctrine on divorcees and gay people, despite presenting a more open approach. The Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love) document, known as an apostolic exhortation, follows a two-year consultation with bishops to determine how the church should address the challenges facing modern families. Francis is expected to adopt a positive tone and welcoming approach to Catholics who do not fit the…

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Panama Papers: Iceland prime minister resigns

Reuters

The prime minister of Iceland has resigned – the first major casualty of the Panama Papers leaks which have shed an embarrassing spotlight on the world of offshore finance. The leaks, from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, showed PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson owned an offshore company, Wintris, with his wife. He was accused of concealing millions of dollars worth of family assets. A big protest was held in front of parliament in Iceland on Monday. Reports suggest the agriculture minister will be the new PM. Dozens of high-profile global figures are named in the huge Mossack Fonseca leak. Mr Gunnlaugsson had…

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Leaked UN report faults sanitation at Haiti bases at time of cholera outbreak

the guardian

A UN soldier watches a man washing in a Haitian refugee camp. Sewage dispoal was so poor at UN military bases that it threatened to ‘damage the reputation of the mission’. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/EPA The UN denies its peacekeepers caused the epidemic that killed thousands but a 2010 report details sewage being dumped in the open and a lack of toilets The United Nations uncovered serious sanitation failures in its Haiti peacekeeping mission just a month after a deadly cholera outbreak erupted in the country, killing thousands, a leaked report has revealed. The UN has consistently refused to accept that it is…

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Russia and China to North Korea: Return to nuclear talks

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi exchange documents during news conference following their meeting in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi exchange documents during a news conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/MAXIM SHEMETOV Russia and China told North Korea on Friday its nuclear ambitions were unacceptable, urging Pyongyang to resume talks over its nuclear weapons program and heed a U.N. Security Council resolution banning ballistic missile tests. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stepped up pressure on Pyongyang after holding talks in Moscow a day after North Korea defied the United Nations by firing two short-range ballistic missiles into…

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South African woman guilty of abducting baby she raised for 17 years

The Guardian

Celeste Nurse, the mother of the kidnapped girl, outside the court. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP A South African woman has been found guilty of kidnapping a newborn baby, raising her for 17 years until her real identity emerged through a remarkable twist of fate last year. Zephany Nurse was abducted from a hospital in Cape Town in 1997, three days after her birth. Her parents, Morné and Celeste Nurse, never gave up hope of seeing their first-born again and celebrated her birthdays without her. For those years, Zephany grew up just a couple of miles away with a different name and a different family,…

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Fate of lawsuit brought by Trump model to be decided this month

Pulse Model Agency photo of model Alexia Palmer

Model Alexia Palmer, who is suing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government, is shown is this undated handout photo released on March 8, 2016. REUTERS/PULSE MODEL AGENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS A judge will decide by the end of this month whether to proceed with a proposed class action lawsuit filed by a Jamaican fashion model against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s modeling agency, the judge’s office said. Alexia Palmer accuses Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government in its work-visa application that said she would be paid a $75,000-a-year…

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Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why

The Guardian

 ‘Working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers … but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers’ Photograph: John Minchillo/AP Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On…

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Russia offers access to its Syria bases to help deliver aid

An aid convoy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus

An aid convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/OMAR SANADIKI Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Monday it was ready to give access to its military bases in Syria for humanitarian aid deliveries. Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said aid packages could be delivered and stored at its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus and transport planes carrying aid could land at its air base in Latakia. He told a briefing shown on Russian state…

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Dems fret about Trump’s appeal

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By Mike Lillis – 03/07/16 06:00 AM EST Democrats on Capitol Hill are starting to get worried about Donald Trump. Once convinced that a Trump nomination would be a godsend for their party, some are now warning that a general election fight against the billionaire tycoon will be anything but a cakewalk. Trump’s unorthodox message and populist appeal, the Democrats warn, could erode their hold on working-class support and jeopardize their chances in a year when voter disenchantment with Washington is being felt nationwide.”I’ve been saying for months that we should never take Trump lightly and that I do think he has appeal, to…

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Gianni Infantino est le nouveau président de la FIFA

Fabrice coffrini, AFP

Gianni Infantino, jusque-là secrétaire général de l’UEFA, a été élu président de la FIFA, avec 115 voix au second tour de l’élection, devant le cheikh bahreïni Salman Ben Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, président de la Confédération asiatique (88 voix), le prince jordanien Ali Ben Al-Hussein (4) et le Français Jérôme Champagne (0), vendredi 26 février à Zurich. FIFA : Ovation dans la salle. Infantino devient le 9ème pt de la FIFA. — remidupre (@rémi dupré) C’est la « semaine la plus importante des cent douze ans d’histoire de la FIFA », avait déclaré le natif de Brigue (Suisse). Il y a six mois, personne ne s’attendait à voir le zélé secrétaire…

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