Category: World

  • Yemen crisis: Saudi coalition demands Houthis’ unconditional withdrawal

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    UN’s hopes of negotiating ceasefire and handover of vital port of Hodeidah appear dashed The UN’s hopes of negotiating a ceasefire with Houthi rebels in the vital port of Hodeidah in Yemen appear to have been dashed after the Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government said it would only accept the rebels’ unconditional withdrawal from the area. […]

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  • Stephen Hawking’s voice bound for a black hole 3,500 light years away

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    Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking spent his life teaching the world about space, so it is only fitting that part of him will end up among the stars. As Hawking’s ashes were interred between the graves of Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton at a memorial service on Friday at Westminster Abbey, an antenna in Spain beamed his voice out […]

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  • Trump pounces on Justice Department report findings

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    President Donald Trump on Friday offered his first reaction to a 500-page internal watchdog report issued by the Justice Department, decrying messages exchanged between two FBI employees expressing a desire to “stop” him from becoming president. “Doesn’t get any lower than that!” Trump tweeted, a day after the highly anticipated inspector general’s report was released. […]

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  • Angelina Jolie required to give Brad Pitt more access to their kids

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody dispute over their six children continues more than 20 months after filing for divorce. According to a court order obtained by CNN and issued last week, Jolie is required to tell their children that the “court has determined that not having a relationship with their father is harmful to […]

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  • Chinese Uyghurs forced to welcome Communist Party into their homes

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    Beijing, China-More than a million Chinese Communist officials are being dispatched to live with local families in the western region of Xinjiang, a move seen as a sign of the government’s increasingly tightened grip over the area’s predominantly Uyghur Muslim population. The so-called “home stays,” announced by the government, target farmer households in southern Xinjiang, […]

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  • U.S. puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five firms on Monday, saying they had worked with Moscow’s main intelligence service on ways to conduct cyber attacks against the United States and its allies. “The entities designated today have directly contributed to improving Russia’s cyber and underwater capabilities through their work […]

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  • Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

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    WASHINGTON – Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies. The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have been affected by the policies. […]

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  • Putin arrives in Beijing for state visit with birthday buddy Xi Jinping

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China for a state visit Friday, his third trip in just over one year as Beijing and Moscow look to promote their special relationship. Warmer ties between the two countries have been highly-publicized in Russian and Chinese state media in recent months, including an interview on Chinese state TV […]

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  • Macron calls on G7 members to confront Trump over trade

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    French president warned G7 members to resist a potential US drift toward ‘crude hegemony’ following Trump’s tariffs on allies Emmanuel Macron has called on other members of the G7 to stand up to Donald Trump’s trade policies in the face of what he described as the threat of a new US “hegemony”. The French president was […]

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says iPhones won’t see a tariff amid China trade tensions: ‘I just don’t see that’

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    “I don’t think that [the] iPhone will get a tariff on it,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNN in an interview Monday. Cook last month told President Donald Trump in a White House meeting that tariffs were the wrong approach. Apple customers are already seeing the highest iPhone prices in the phone’s 10-year history. Apple CEO Tim […]

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