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United Nations sanctions target human traffickers in Libya

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African migrants captured in Libya endure horrific treatment, including arbitrary detention, torture, forced labor, extortion and unlawful killings, while some others were sold as slaves, according to United Nations migration agency and human rights watchdogs. Read More »

Missing Korean hiker survives six days at bottom of Australian ravine

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Police say a South Korean backpacker has been rescued after being lost for six nights in rugged Australian wilderness suffering from dehydration and exposure but relatively unscathed. "(Her) surviving is a miracle, I can tell you", he said. "She had hiked up to the summit and had taken a few photos and she said that she had fallen from one of the main outlook areas known as Scout Rock, and from there she knocked herself out and believed she'd been unconscious for five or more hours", ... Read More »

Deadly Northern California Wildfires Are Linked To Power Lines

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The agency said in a report that investigators determined the fires "were caused by electric power and distribution lines, conductors and the failure of power poles". "He said the fire crossed the road within seconds". A second fire also was "from an overhead conductor". In their press release they did not take issue with a specific finding of CalFire's nor did they they say that they had met the requirements of California law in every case, just that the "overall programs" met the ... Read More »

Newborn baby survives after being buried alive for seven hours in Brazil

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The teen mother's grandmother, 57-year old Kutz Amin said when the baby failed to cry after being born, she made a decision to follow their tradition, wrap her in a cloth and buried her. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the burial, and say it's possible that family members may have attempted to kill the baby by burying it. Read More »

Queen has eye surgery to remove cataract

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The palace announced he had undergone successful hip surgery in April after retiring from public life last summer, having attended more than 22,000 engagements and delivered almost 5,500 speeches over the years. In July 1995, the Queen Mother had a cataract operation at the age of 94. Cataract surgery is performed to treat the cataracts which can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. Read More »

Kim Jong-un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of summit

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Trump wants Kim to dismantle his nuclear arsenal entirely, thus giving up his only real deterrent and bargaining chip. "No, we did not talk about human rights", Trump told reporters. "I'd like to accomplish more than that", Trump said. Kim, the 39-year-old founder of People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE ), escaped North Korea when he was 19 years old. Read More »

Angela Merkel shares photo of ‘spontaneous’ meeting with Donald Trump, G7 leaders

The photo appeared on Merkel's Instagram account, describing the image as a "spontaneous meeting". "By any reckoning we will have a final communique", Merkel told journalists on the final day of the summit in Canada, which has been held amid anger towards the USA for imposing tariffs on allies, circumventing the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the process. Read More »

Developments on trade as Trump heads to Canada for summit

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Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow revealed in an interview with Fox News that the United States president is looking into striking separate bilateral agreements with Canada and Mexico instead of rescuing NAFTA. "It is world leaders in one these globalist meetings, and they are ganging up on him". The coalition also wants Canada to inject $500 million in new money towards the initiative. Read More »

Lawmakers call for SEC probe after Trump tweet on jobs report

USA gains 223K jobs; unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 %. The trio also asked CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett , one of the few Trump officials entrusted with the jobs report, if there were instances where Trump or other White House staffers shared sensitive economic information before it was officially released. Read More »

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

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One picture taken by a European satellite, the Sentinel-2, on Monday (June 4) showed the centre of the volcano as a bright, red spot with lava coming up and flowing down as a brown mass. "We looked for them in shelters, hospitals, everywhere, but we did not find them", said Chavez, 34, wiping a tear from his eye as the others used sticks and bits of broken boards to dig at the collapsed, ash-filled home. Read More »

Trump Warns Against EU Trade Reprisals After Stormy G7 Summit

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Trump is now planning to leave the G7 Summit early before the climate change talks. He left before any resolution was announced on the traditional joint statement from the seven industrialized nations in the group, which in addition to the US and Canada includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. Read More »

Afghan police officals killed in Taliban attack on base in Kunduz

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The Taliban also asked their fighters to make arrangements for families of prisoners to visit them over Eid. Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners among a range of options including new elections involving the armed group, and a constitutional review in a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that previous year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 Afghan civilians. Read More »

Merkel doesn't see readmission of Russia to G-7

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Those words, spoken at a beer-tent election rally, were a reaction to Trump hectoring European leaders for not spending enough on defense at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels. German chancellors haven't previously interacted directly with lawmakers in the same way British prime ministers do at their weekly question time. Chancellor Angela Merkel will face questions in parliament from lawmakers on Wednesday, the first outing for a new format agreed by the governing ... Read More »

Why Prince Louis Was Missing from Today's Trooping the Colour Event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom together this morning. The Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla , Duchess of Cornwall, traveled together in a coach as they led the Whitehall procession. The view along the Mall heading back to Buckingham Palace. Scroll through for all the fantastic photos of the British royal family at Trooping the Colour 2018 on June 9. Read More »

Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after G7 summit

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They gave the Prime Minister's Office an analysis that showed the spending commitment would help 3.7 million children in poor countries - mostly girls - get access to education. After an angry tirade on Twitter on Thursday night , in which he lashed out at Trudeau, the summit host, and French President Emmanuel Macron , Trump used the afternoon session to run through his litany of complaints, citing specific trade deficits between the US and allies in certain sectors. Read More »

Five reasons why the SCO summit is important

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The US had pulled out of the deal last month, triggering sharp reactions from across the globe. The tensions over Iran come as another nuclear issue dominates headlines, with Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un preparing for an unprecedented summit in Singapore. Read More »

Donald Trump "probably" on board with bipartisan pot bill

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Democrat Sen. When asked by reporters if he supports the STATES Act , Trump said, "I really do, I support Senator Gardner, I know exactly what he's doing". He backed down after he said Trump had agreed not to intervene in states that had legalized the drug, and said privately that he would support Garnder's legislation. Read More »

"It's best for Spain": Rajoy steps down as party leader

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In snap elections the following year, Rajoy still fell short but won more seats, giving him leverage to force the Socialists to abstain in a confidence vote in Parliament in 2016. The previously announced appointment of Josep Borrell , the former European Parliament president and a pro-Spanish unity Catalan politician, as foreign minister, irked some separatists. Read More »

G-7 Officials Toil Through Night to Paper Over Differences

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Before the president arrived at the summit, he criticized Canadian tariffs on US dairy products, adding that he was "looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries". He said: "Naturally we cannot force the U.S. to change their minds". As you can see on the map above, views in the G-7 countries slipped across the board. Read More »

Yellowstone bison gores Bay Area woman

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At one point, officials say, some people were within 15 feet of the animal. The bison - which can weigh up to 2,000lb - got agitated and crossed the boardwalk, charging the crowd and goring Hancock. A cow elk injured a 53-year-old Texas woman on Tuesday . Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. Park officials aren't sure if it was the same elk. Read More »

Afghan Taliban raise hopes with surprise Eid ceasefire

In their statement, the Afghan Taliban said they would allow prisoners to visit with families and asked for the group's regional leaders to commute some prisoners' sentences. The Trump administration has sent additional troops to try to change the course of America's longest war. Some diplomats said it came as a bit of a surprise, showing that at one level the government wanted intensified air strikes, but on another it was offering an olive branch. Read More »

At least 18 reported killed in Baghdad explosion

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According to intelligence services, tests of electronic voting machines-used for the first time in Iraqi elections- produced varied results, appearing to give credence to the fraud claims. AT least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital late yesterday, said security and medical sources. Read More »

UK Labour leader rejects pleas to stay in the EU single market

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The issue will be voted on by MPs when the EU Withdrawal Bill returns to the House of Commons on June 12, with Labour divisions exposed by a shadow cabinet amendment which calls for the United Kingdom to negotiate "full access" to the EU internal market but stops short of backing EEA membership. Read More »

Recreational Marijuana Bill Passes In Canadian Senate

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The federal recreational cannabis bill has been given the greenlight in the Senate, however the it is now heading back to the House of Commons with with almost four dozen amendments. Another co-sponsor, Democratic Sen. "But I probably will end up supporting that". A total of 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes . Read More »

Calif. Voters Right In Removing Judge

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A U.S. judge who came under seething criticism for sentencing a Stanford University student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has been ousted from office by voters in California. A jury, however, rejected his defense and he was convicted of three felonies. "Following the law isn't necessary popular and judges need some form of insulation from public perception". Read More »

Wynne Hopes Ford Tweaks Rules To Give Ontario Liberals Official Status

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Visit the Toronto Star for more. In some ways, Ford's win echoes the rise of populism in countries such as Poland, Hungary and Italy, said Ian Lee, a professor at Carleton University. But the dizzying pace of initiatives rolled out by Wynne's government might have also played a role, said de Clercy, citing a hike in the minimum wage and reforms in workplace legislation and education as examples. Read More »

Melania Trump 'had big operation and can't fly for a month'

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And so ends one of the silliest episodes in an already rather silly period in history. Possibly the silliest of them all was identified by Snopes , the fact checking website, which. "Mrs. Trump had a successful embolization procedure". Mrs Trump's absence, beginning soon after she announced her initiative to teach kindness to children, sparked all sorts of theories about where she was and what might have happened to her, including that she had moved back to the family's penthouse at ... Read More »

China hacked sensitive US Navy undersea warfare plans

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The US Navy didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation and comment from CNET. Government experts were said to have compromised the computers of a U.S. The initiative, which is shrouded in secrecy, was first launched in 2012. The Chinese have hacked USA military information before. The attack targeted the contractor's unclassified network. Read More »

Trump calls for Russian Federation to be readmitted to G7

The tweets were in part a response to criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday who said the president's recent moves pulling the USA from the Iran nuclear deal and implementing new trade tariffs have isolated the us on the world stage. Read More »

Woman who stole baby decades ago sentenced to 18 years

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Williams apologized to Shanara Mobley, the birth mother, who a day earlier testified that Williams should receive a death sentence. Gloria Williams was sentenced for the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley from a hospital in Jacksonville in July 1998. Read More »

USA service member killed, 4 others wounded in Somalia

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U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that U.S. troops with Somalian and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire Friday in Jubaland, Somalia, at around 2.45 p.m. The official added that there were no plans for Somali forces to leave the combat outpost and that they would maintain a presence there. The attack comes one day after al-Shabaab overwhelmed the Somali National Army's base by the city of Baidoa, the capital of the Southwestern Bay region of Somalia, on June 7. Read More »

Ottawa's mayor congratulates PCs on majority win, thanks Kathleen Wynne

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The contest in Canada's industrial and manufacturing heartland became a fight between Ford and the left-leaning New Democratic Party after Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne , premier since 2013, dropped to a distant third in opinion polls. Almost every Liberal cabinet minister was defeated, including Yasir Naqvi, Charles Sousa, Glenn Thibeault, Steven Del Duca, Kevin Flynn, Eleanor McMahon and Chris Ballard. Read More »