Post Tagged with: "International News"

Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope Francis gives an open-air mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. (AFP photo) Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children. Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, […]

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US President Donald Trump is healthy thanks to ‘good genes’

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US President Donald Trump is healthy thanks to ‘good genes’

White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s health is “excellent,” probably thanks to his “good genes,” says the White House military doctor. Trump’s military physician, US Navy […]

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US President Donald Trump absent for new US embassy opening in London

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US President Donald Trump absent for new US embassy opening in London

A Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump stands outside the new US embassy in Embassy Gardens in south-west London on January 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The new US embassy in London has opened its doors to the public for the first time but President Donald Trump […]

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Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

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Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

Turkish army tanks are stationed near the Syrian border in the town of Karkamis, southern Turkey, August 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Turkey has reportedly dispatched a convoy of over 40 military vehicles and tanks to the southern regions along the Syrian frontier amid growing Ankara-Washington tensions over a US […]

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Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

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Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

US Senator Bernie Sanders (right) and TV host Oprah Winfrey US President Donald Trump believes he could easily defeat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he challenged him in 2020, according to a new report, but his allies say Trump should be more concerned about a bid from Oprah Winfrey or […]

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US President Donald Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

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US President Donald Trump believes he could beat Bernie Sanders; aides concerned about Oprah Winfrey or Joe Biden challenge

US Senator Bernie Sanders (right) and TV host Oprah Winfrey US President Donald Trump believes he could easily defeat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he challenged him in 2020, according to a new report, but his allies say Trump should be more concerned about a bid from Oprah Winfrey or […]

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Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

January 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Republicans having happiest times in 10-years: Gallup Poll

This AFP file photo taken on August 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump looking up a the partial solar eclipse with First Lady Melania Trump from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC. While the majority of Americans disapprove of the way US President Donald Trump is […]

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No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

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No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s economy would contract by 8.5 percent and lose 12.7 billion pounds if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Monday as she unveiled an economic impact study. “There is no option short of EU membership that is as good as being […]

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Jury issues indictment in Clinton-related uranium deal with Russia

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Jury issues indictment in Clinton-related uranium deal with Russia

Entrances to Tony M. Uranium Mine which used to provide uranium to the Russian owned Uranium One are locked shut on October 27, 2017 outside Ticaboo, Utah. (Photo by AFP) A grand jury has reportedly charged a Maryland man with bribing Russian officials in a strategic deal that was authorized […]

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

A US B-2 stealth bomber flying (Photo by AFP) The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month. The USS Wasp, an upgraded US Marine […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake compares Donald Trump’s criticism of media to Joseph Stalin’s

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Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake compares Donald Trump’s criticism of media to Joseph Stalin’s

Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake has slammed US President Donald Trump’s declaration that media is “the enemy of the people,” saying it is borrowed from Soviet revolutionary leader Joseph Stalin. “I’m saying he borrowed that phrase,” Flake told MSNBC on Sunday of Trump’s […]

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‘I’m the least racist person you will ever interview’: US President Donald Trump

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‘I’m the least racist person you will ever interview’: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has rejected claims that he is a racist following his reported description of   several nations as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting […]

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US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning running for US Senate

January 14, 2018 11:53 pm
US transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning running for US Senate

A combination photo shows Chelsea Manning, who was born Bradley Manning but identifies as a woman. (Reuters photo) Chelsea Manning intends to run for the US Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military […]

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DACA is ‘probably dead’ because of Democrats: US President Donald Trump

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DACA is ‘probably dead’ because of Democrats: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Airforce One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on January 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the US illegally as children is “probably dead,” blaming Democrats. “DACA is probably dead because the […]

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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

The remote island volcano of Kadovar spews ash into the sky in Papua New Guinea, January 6, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of residents of an island near a Papua New Guinea volcano have been evacuated after escalating eruptions sparked fears of a possible landslide and tsunami, authorities and reports […]

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Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

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Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

File photo shows a general view to the Egyptian parliament. The Egyptian parliament has approved a cabinet reshuffle as incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi struggles to improve his image among the public two months ahead of the scheduled presidential elections in the North African country. Government sources said Sunday that the […]

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US resumes accepting applications to renew DACA

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US resumes accepting applications to renew DACA

A rally in Washington last month in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Photo via The New York Times) The Trump administration says it would resume accepting renewal requests by young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). “Until further notice, and unless otherwise […]

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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (Photo by AFP) Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, who has been detained for more than two months as part of a royal purge, is reportedly negotiating a possible settlement with authorities, amid reports that he has been subjected to torture in detention. A senior Saudi […]

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) attends a meeting with representatives of political parties, unions, and employers on January 13, 2018 in the capital, Tunis. (Photo by AFP) The Tunisian government has proposed a range of socioeconomic reforms to the parliament in an apparent attempt to ease public discontent, which […]

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