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Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen

17 July 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday to support him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Read More

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HBO, Game of Thrones lead nominations for TV’s Emmy awards

16 July 2019

LOS ANGELES – HBO and its medieval fantasy blockbuster Game of Thrones led nominations, as expected, on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, but the list of contenders for the highest honours in television was dominated by newcomers, many of them women. Read More

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Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor

16 July 2019

WASHINGTON – International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank (ECB) as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.... Read More

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‘Neo-Nazi’ sentenced to life plus 419 years

16 July 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE – A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago. Read More

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US launches small-scale immigration raids as families hide

15 July 2019

United States authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump’s plan to deport thousands of immigrants. Read More

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Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

14 July 2019

HONG KONG – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Read More

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Partial blackout hits Manhattan

14 July 2019

NEW YORK – A wide swath of New York’s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theatres, but the city’s main utility said it had restored most power within hours. Read More

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Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

13 July 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. Read More

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May says she will leave disappointed after Brexit failure

13 July 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will leave her job this month with a mixture of pride and disappointment after failing in her central pledge to lead the country out of the European Union and heal its divisions. Read More

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Family ‘extremely concerned’ for man missing in Turkey

12 July 2019

LONDON - The family of a man missing in Turkey say they are “extremely concerned for his well-being” and that his disappearance is out of character. David Cann, 56, has not been seen since July 2, when he had breakfast at his hotel in Hisaronu and then told the manager... Read More

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Undocumented migrants storm Pantheon monument in Paris

12 July 2019

PARIS – Hundreds of undocumented migrants calling themselves “black vests” stormed the Pantheon monument in central Paris on Friday demanding the right to remain in France. Read More

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Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby’s auction

12 July 2019

NEW YORK – Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels. Sotheby’s in New York announced on Thursday its first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers, underlining their fast-growing status as collectibles able to command tens of thousands of dollars. Read More

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House Speaker Pelosi tells her Democrats to kill the tweets

12 July 2019

WASHINGTON – United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged unity among fellow Democrats in the face of battles over the direction of the party and warned members to ditch Twitter and keep their disagreements private. Read More

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Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans with ‘extreme rain’, flooding risk

11 July 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and officials warned of “extreme rain” and flooding if the storm makes landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Read More

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Twitter suffers widespread outage

11 July 2019

Twitter Inc. is investigating issues related to its platform being inaccessible for users, the microblogging site said on Thursday. Read More

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Court rules Iglesias is father

10 July 2019

MADRID – A Spanish court ruled on Wednesday that singer Julio Iglesias is the father of a 43-year old man, resolving a paternity dispute that had lasted three decades after the veteran star refused to take a DNA test. Read More

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Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead, but critics unconvinced

10 July 2019

HONG KONG – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the Chinese-ruled city’s biggest crisis in decades is dead and that government work on the legislation had been a “total failure”, but critics accused her of playing with words.... Read More

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Trump blasts ‘foolish’ UK PM May and her ‘wacky’ envoy over leaked memos

09 July 2019

LONDON – United States President Donald Trump lashed out at “foolish” British Prime Minister Theresa May and her “wacky” Washington ambassador on Tuesday, stepping up a tirade against a close ally whose envoy had branded his administration inept. Read More

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Poor suffering most in India’s drought

08 July 2019

NEW DELHI – In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India’s rich and poor. Read More

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Philippines faces call for UN investigation into war on drugs killings

06 July 2019

GENEVA – More than two dozen countries formally called for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said. Read More

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Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

05 July 2019

LONDON/DUBAI – An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar. Read More

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