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Activists Missing, Held Amid Undercover Probe of Ivanka Trump-Linked Factories

It lost contact with them last week, CNN reported on Wednesday. The news comes amid a broader crackdown in China on independent groups pushing for better labor rights in the world's second-largest economy. The New York-based NGO says that he has been accused by police of illegal surveillance using "eavesdropping equipment". Deng says she has not informed her or Hua's parents or their two young children about the incident to keep from upsetting them. Read More

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Donald Trump's key levers were with Russian Federation

WASHINGTON-Russian officials claimed in conversations among themselves that they had "derogatory" financial information related to Donald Trump and several top aides, CNN reported Tuesday . USA intelligence has intercepted Russian communications that indicate their belief that members of Trump's inner circle have been financially compromised. Read More

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'The Bachelorette' 2017 Episode 2 Spoilers: Which contestant has a girlfriend?

So, here's what you missed. Hollywood power couple - and Bachelorette super fans - Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher join Rachel for the first group date to help weed out the studs from the duds. If you do NOT want to know any spoilers, including who the reported victor is this season, STOP READING NOW. "We've had sexual intercourse before", DeMario confirmed, as Lexi gave her phone to Lindsay. Read More

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Manuel Noriega, ex-Panamanian dictator, dies at 83

A year later the United States invaded Panama and seized Noriega as a prisoner of war. Reports said Noriega was recently operated upon as a result of hemorrhage following brain surgery. Omar Torrijos , who seized power in a 1968 coup. Due to this regional importance, the United States had a vested interest in maintaining good relations with the Central American nation. Read More

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G7 fail to agree on climate accord

G7 fail to agree on climate accord

A person familiar with the talks said six members of the Group of Seven would stick with their endorsement of the Paris deal, and await a decision from the U.S. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) walks along with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Gentiloni. Read More

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Philippine military chief says at least 4 foreign extremists killed

Philippine military chief says at least 4 foreign extremists killed

When asked on Monday about fears of civilians being bombed, military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla told reporters that airstrikes would be done with precision. Threatening to stifle the media, including netizens turning to social media for news on the continuing military offensives in Mindanao, is an enormous blow to Filipinos looking for solutions on the crisis other than the regime's militarist approach. Read More

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Trump team brush off Kushner 'secret Russian Federation line' questions

McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters on Saturday that so-called back-channeling was not unusual. Kushner discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN after The Washington Post reported Friday, citing U.S. Read More

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change lawyers after ICJ stays execution

The Nation reported Sartaj Aziz , adviser to the Pakistani Prime Minister, as saying the new team of lawyers would present Pakistan's stance vigorously at the ICJ. India said Thursday, there was no ambiguity in ICJ's judgment, which it said created a legally binding global obligation on Pakistan. "Pakistan's refusal to accept its jurisdiction betrays a mindset of disrespect to the Vienna Convention which Pakistan has brazenly violated", Sharma said. Read More

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Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

During a speech to members of the USA military on Saturday in Italy, he said his nine-day tour was a "home run". "You saw what we did with our military budget - way up", he said. Within minutes of wrapping up his speech in an aircraft hangar, he climbed aboard Air Force One and was quickly airborne for the 10-hour flight home, his nine-day inaugural foreign trip done. Read More

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Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre advised that the United Kingdom should return to the second highest level, which indicates an attack is highly likely rather than imminent. "The public should be clear about what this means". In Gibraltar, the threat level has remained "substantial" in recent weeks indicating no specific threat to the Rock. Read More

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Republican Senators Urge Trump to Exit Paris Climate Deal

Republican Senators Urge Trump to Exit Paris Climate Deal

Five of those countries' leaders are meeting with the president at Thursday's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels, but it will be at the G7 summit that the climate issue is expected to take center stage. He accused President Obama of backing an accord that "gives foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use right here in America". The Trump administration has proposed cutting about a third of the funding - almost $19 billion - in its diplomacy and aid budgets. Read More

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Trump sides with French victor, at least now

At The Fix, we've written a few times about President Trump's weird handshakes - particularly his habit of yanking on the hand of the person he's shaking. "You tiny, tiny, tiny little man", she tweeted, providing a GIF of the odd incident. Then, on Thursday, Trump's neglected hand appeared helpless in the dominating grasp of Marcon as the two world leaders posed for a photo. Read More

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North Korea ready to mass produce new missile

The missile reached a maximum altitude of 560 km and flew for around 500 km, and given the launch angle, South Korea believes its maximum range would be 2,500 km, which is enough to target South Korea or Japan. If true, that development would substantially increase the threat posed by North Korea's missile force-the Pukguksong-2 can be deployed on tracked mobile launchers, and it uses a "cold-launch" system that requires much less preparation time, which provides much less of an opportunity ... Read More

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North Korea confirms 'successful' launch of ballistic missile: KCNA

It says the program is necessary to counter US aggression. South Korea, which on Sunday had called the launch "reckless and irresponsible", said Monday the launched showed progress in the North's missile program. Analysts say North Korea's tests may be providing information that will bring it closer to its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could possibly threaten the USA mainland. Read More

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Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' restricting transgender student access

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' restricting transgender student access

When the Obama administration a year ago issued guidance that required public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity, Texas was one of the first states to sue the federal government. Texas led a lawsuit challenging that directive and a federal judge in Texas ordered it suspended. The Senate bill is similar to one enacted a year ago in North Carolina . Read More

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