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According to a press freedom organisation, since the start of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration in 2012, 42 journalists have been murdered , while almost 2,000 attacks against journalists have been recorded. It can be deadly to ask questions about multibillion-dollar drug cartels or government corruption in Mexico, where more than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000.
  • Trump honors fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery

    Trump honors fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery

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    President Trump joined Americans on Memorial Day in paying respect to those who gave their lives for the country, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. "Christian, I want you to know that even though your father has left this world, he's left it for the next". Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly attended the Memorial Day tribute with his wife Karen.
  • U.N. voices concern over Saudi arrest of women's rights activists

    U.N. voices concern over Saudi arrest of women's rights activists

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    However, your editorial ( The kingdom's rulers say they are advancing women by locking them up , 22 May) misses an opportunity to encourage a more liberal approach by Saudi Arabia . "We are extremely anxious about the overall human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, despite the women's driving ban being lifted in less than a month", Kareem Chehayeb, the group's Saudi Arabia researcher, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.
  • Japan kills 300 minke whales, 122 of which are pregnant

    Japan kills 300 minke whales, 122 of which are pregnant

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    Japan's whalers use a loophole in the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of whaling, which states that countries can "kill, take and treat whales for purposes of scientific research". Japan has a long history of whaling as a source of meat; the topography of the Japanese islands makes livestock farming particularly hard, however, whale and dolphin hunting - such as the annual Taiji dolphin slaughter - were, historically, limited to coastal waters until after the Second World ...
  • Photojournalist from Virginia dies while covering weather in North Carolina

    Photojournalist from Virginia dies while covering weather in North Carolina

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    The fatal accident took place on US 176 in Polk County, N.C. The two were covering the heavy rain in that area at the time of the accident. Details of the accident were not immediately available. He loved using local, fresh ingredients from the Hub City Farmers' Market, according to Hoffman. Smeltzer joined the WYFF News 4 team earlier this year in February.
  • Obama referred to Trump as 'cartoon' after election, according to adviser's book

    Obama referred to Trump as 'cartoon' after election, according to adviser's book

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    He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. "If I speak out more, he'll just say it's rigged." It notes, for instance, that Obama did his best to cheer up his aides in the days following the election.
  • Abramovich's Israeli move allows him to enter Jersey

    Abramovich's Israeli move allows him to enter Jersey

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    As he has Jewish heritage, Mr Abramovich has since been able to acquire Israeli citizenship, meaning he can now enter Britain on a visitor visa for six months. "He filed a request to receive an immigration permit, his documents were checked according to the law of return, and he was indeed found eligible". Relations have been strained since the poisoning of the former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March.
  • Freeland at USTR for meetings in Washington

    Freeland at USTR for meetings in Washington

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called three provincial premiers to discuss the possibility of stiff American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products - two days before the current exemption expires, his office said Wednesday. The federal government says it is taking further steps to prevent foreign steel and aluminum from being dumped into the North American market just ahead of a US decision on whether to slap punishing duties on those products.
  • Prime Minister in Paris for Libya conference

    Prime Minister in Paris for Libya conference

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    The major worldwide conference dedicated to the oil-rich north African country has been organized to bring together the rival factions for power, as well as neighboring countries and regional backers. United Nations special envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has given up trying to implement a 2015 political agreement to set up a unity government, instead focusing on trying to hold elections as a way to unify the country.
  • Pakistan, India say they will agree to abide by Kashmir ceasefire

    Pakistan, India say they will agree to abide by Kashmir ceasefire

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    Sahir Shamshad Mirza and Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan, respectively. " India and Pakistan have always agreed to ceasefire after a cycle of violence, but that in itself has been a sporadic thing, it has been an episodic peace between these two countries, then they return back to violence", he said .
  • Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller

    Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller

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    When asked previous year by NBC's Lester Holt about his decision to fire Comey, Trump told him that "when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said: 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won'".
  • Trump reportedly wants to push German carmakers out of the U.S.

    Trump reportedly wants to push German carmakers out of the U.S.

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    A new report from a German magazine states President Donald Trump aims to push Mercedes-Benz, and other German luxury vehicle makers, out of the US market. in 2017. The U.S. market for luxury cars is dominated by German automakers, which account for around 90 percent of luxury vehicle sales. No U.S. news agency has confirmed Trump's reported remarks to Macron.
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa promises Zimbabweans first free elections since Mugabe

    Emmerson Mnangagwa promises Zimbabweans first free elections since Mugabe

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    The general elections referred to as "harmonised election" will allow voters to choose a president, members of the National Assembly and Councillors. Absent from the long list of candidates vying for power for the first time since the country's independence 38 years ago is Mr Mugabe, 94, whose rule came to an end in a military takeover last November.
  • Denmark Bans Islamic Full-Face Veil In Public Spaces

    Denmark Bans Islamic Full-Face Veil In Public Spaces

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    The so-called burqa ban is widely seen as being directed at dress worn by conservative Muslim women. Opponents say the ban, which will take effect on August 1, infringes women's right to dress as they choose. "That's completely wrong", she told Danish public broadcaster DR. "I'd rather leave the country than take my veil off". But the European Court of Human Rights past year upheld a Belgian ban on full-face veils, saying that communal harmony trumped the individual's right to religious ...
  • Roman Abramovich drops Chelsea's £1bn Stamford Bridge expansion plan

    Roman Abramovich drops Chelsea's £1bn Stamford Bridge expansion plan

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    Chelsea have put plans for their new stadium on hold for the foreseeable future. "The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision", it added. Chelsea finished the season fifth in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup. If Abramovich is not granted a new visa then it will be a worrying time for Chelsea fans, are the days of a ridiculously rich owner over with? Mr Abramovich has declined to comment on the claims.
  • United States ends steel, aluminum import tariff exemption on EU, Canada, Mexico

    United States ends steel, aluminum import tariff exemption on EU, Canada, Mexico

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    In language rarely used by a French official, Le Maire also said on Thursday that the US should not treat the balance of global trade like a "gunfight at the O.K. Ryan's native Wisconsin; and orange juice, which would hit the key swing state of Florida. 'We think on the contrary that global trade must have rules in a context of multilateralism.
  • Syrian president threatens to expel U.S. forces

    Syrian president threatens to expel U.S. forces

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    He added: "I think there is a very known principle, that what you say is what you are". However, Israel's justification for its air strikes based on alleged Iranian assets is a " lie ", Assad told RT's Murad Gazdiev in an exclusive interview .
  • Trump announces pardon for provocateur Dinesh D’Souza

    Trump announces pardon for provocateur Dinesh D’Souza

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    Entering his new life as a convicted felon, D'Souza dropped the conservative intellectual schtick and embraced his new life as a full blown right-wing troll . Though he was spared prison time, D'Souza was sentenced to five years of probation and a $30,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to giving $20,000 to NY politician Wendy Long and was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house and paid a $30,000 fine.
  • Ivanka Trump Photo with Son Sparks Backlash over Border Separations

    Ivanka Trump Photo with Son Sparks Backlash over Border Separations

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    Villaraigosa, Favreau and some others deleted their tweets when the mistake was pointed out. White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said the administration would prefer to detain parents and children together, but the lack of detention space, along with the specifications of the Flores agreement, are preventing that.
  • North Korean official Kim Yong Chol leaves for talks with Mike Pompeo

    North Korean official Kim Yong Chol leaves for talks with Mike Pompeo

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    News 1 reported Kim and his delegation are staying at Fullerton Hotel Singapore . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also headed to NY. The two planned a "day full of meetings" Thursday, the White House said. He's been described as a hard-liner, someone who would not be willing to trade away North Korea's nuclear weapons capability. But I didn't see him as a hard-liner per se.
  • Angry Trump Warns Mueller Could Interfere in Midterms

    Angry Trump Warns Mueller Could Interfere in Midterms

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    He repeated his exhausted defense that there was "no Collusion" by anyone, "except by the Democrats!" and also said federal investigators should be spending their resources investigating his former political opponent and his predecessor. Giuliani did say that he thought Sessions was still capable of doing his job leading the Justice Department despite Trump's critiques. However, no evidence has surfaced to suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation improperly spied on his campaign.
  • Donald Trump expresses regret for appointing Jeff Sessions attorney general

    Donald Trump expresses regret for appointing Jeff Sessions attorney general

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    This exchange, as well as the repeated attacks on Sessions by Trump in the media and on Twitter , are part of Mueller's investigation, the paper reported . Asked whether Trump might fire Mueller, Giuliani said he didn't think so. "But the allegations by [Trump's lawyer, Rudy] Giuliani over the weekend which would us to believe that the Trump people think the Federal Bureau of Investigation had an undercover agent who inveigled his way into the campaign and was there as a spy on the ...
  • Macron Awards Citizenship To

    Macron Awards Citizenship To "Spiderman" Migrant Who Rescued Dangling Child From Ledge

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    The video of Mamoudou Gassama's quick climbing to reach the child, cheered on by terrified onlookers, went viral on social media, with people calling the 22-year-old a real spider man . Two similar camp sites in the capital along the Canal St Martin, which houses 800 mostly Afghan migrants, and the Porte de la Chapelle, home to 300-400 people, would also be quickly evacuated, said regional prefect Michel Cadot.
  • Top North Korean official arrives in NY for talks with Pompeo

    Top North Korean official arrives in NY for talks with Pompeo

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    The presidential office flatly denied the report, saying the official's trip to Singapore "has nothing to do with the North Korea-US summit or a South Korea-North Korea-US summit". Trump and other US officials have indicated that the summit, which the president announced he was cancelling last week, could still occur if talks improve between the two nations.
  • Afghan Officials Say Attack on Ministry Was Repelled

    Afghan Officials Say Attack on Ministry Was Repelled

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    It appeared to be a rare victory for Afghan security forces, who have struggled to secure the capital in recent months. He said there may also have been civilian casualties but those details would be released later. Special forces rushed to the scene after the attackers detonated what police said was a vehicle bomb at the first checkpoint leading to the ministry, then tried to battle their way inside.
  • NC dam in

    NC dam in "imminent danger" of failing, evacuations ordered

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    The National Weather Service said a landslide "has compromised [sic] the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam". At 10:30 a.m., the mandatory evacuations were lifted, and officials deemed the dam safe. A state of emergency has also been issued for numerous areas in the western part of the state. A voluntary evacuation for Chimney Rock was also requested.
  • Wildwood mayor strongly defends police after beach incident

    Wildwood mayor strongly defends police after beach incident

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    Police in Wildwood, NJ were caught on video tackling a 20-year-old Emily Weinman into the sand on May 25 after she allegedly spit at them after refusing to give them her name and ID. When he decides to arrest her, he turns the camera back on. Robert Jordan. Wildwood police have since released a statement: This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, it was imperative that this video be released as soon as feasibly possible.
  • Donald Trump Jr. is also getting blowback - just like Ivanka

    Donald Trump Jr. is also getting blowback - just like Ivanka

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    Over the past several days, there have been a flurry of reports stating that federal authorities lost over a thousand unaccompanied alien children , on top of scathing criticism over children supposedly being ripped from the arms of their migrant parents at the border.
  • Qatar Bans Saudi, UAE Goods

    Qatar Bans Saudi, UAE Goods

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    Four Arab countries - including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the UAE - slapped a total embargo upon Qatar nearly a year ago. "We are pleased to host dialogues that will create jobs and investment opportunities for both countries", Mohammed Barakat of the US-Qatar Business Council said.
  • Cohen Judge Says Avenatti's 'Publicity Tour' Could Taint a Jury

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    Michael Avenatti isn't ready to give up the green room for the courtroom just yet. A federal judge on Wednesday told Michael Avenatti to stop his "publicity tour" if he wants to continue participating in court proceedings against Michael Cohen , President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse GOP prepares to consider Trump's billion clawback Mexico's president fires back at Trump: We will never pay for your wall Trump in Nashville claims people were "infiltrating" his campaign MORE's ...
  • Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands More Than Katrina, Study Says

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    The study supports other claims that the official death toll of 64 was greatly underestimated and could be the deadliest natural disaster in USA history. The study authors recognised that they had no way of counting victims who had been living alone - with no remaining members of their households, the survey-takers would never learn of them.
  • SC faces heavy rain due to storm

    SC faces heavy rain due to storm

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    The weather service at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport in SC said the rainfall of 1.76 inches (4.4 centimeters) on Tuesday broke a record dating to 1976. It's expected to speed up a bit over the next few days, as it takes a northward to north-northwestward motion. Shortly before 5 p.m. ET, Alberto was moving north at near 9 miles per hour, the NHC said.
  • Japan says Chinese ship was transferring cargo to North Korea, defying sanctions

    Japan says Chinese ship was transferring cargo to North Korea, defying sanctions

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    The diplomatic activity between the USA and North Korea in recent days is a stark turnaround from 2017, when tensions between the two countries skyrocketed amid the North's increased nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Pompeo later said the USA side had heard only "dial tones" when they tried to contact North Korean counterparts to make preparations. Kim Yong Chol would be the most senior North Korean emissary to meet with a top United States official since Vice Chairman Jo Myong-rok's ...
  • Pompeii victim crushed by giant rock generates dark humor on the web

    Pompeii victim crushed by giant rock generates dark humor on the web

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    The archaeological site's general director, Massimo Osanna , called it "an exceptional find", that contributes to a better "picture of the history and civilization of the age". Archaeologists have discovered a headless male skeleton during new excavations of Pompeii. Archeologists found his body on the first floor of a building, above a layer of " lapilli ", or small rock fragments from the volcano.
  • Spain Arrests US-Born Investor Browder on Russian Interpol Warrant

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    The U.S. -born British businessman tweeted that Spanish police had arrested him on a Russian Interpol warrant. His lawyers have appealed the verdict. Browder himself had reported his detention in Madrid in a series of tweets. "This is the 6th time that Russian Federation has abused Interpol in my case".
  • Top Russian Official Pledges Support for Family of Slain Journalist, Arkady Babchenko

    Top Russian Official Pledges Support for Family of Slain Journalist, Arkady Babchenko

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    The Ukrainian security service also said that Russian Federation intelligence paid an assassin $30,000 to carry out the hit, and that the would-be assassin had been apprehended. Mr Babchenko, a high-profile critic of the Kremlin, appeared at a press conference on Ukrainian TV on Wednesday. Friends had begun planning vigils and fundraising for Babchenko's adopted children when he emerged alive.
  • Italy PM-designate promises new election in 2019

    Italy PM-designate promises new election in 2019

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    Mattarella vetoed the League-Five Star pick for economy minister , eurosceptic Paolo Savona . Carlo Cottarelli - a former International Monetary Fund economist - was tasked with forming a temporary government until further elections are called, ideally next year, but that appears to have failed before it got started.
  • MH370 search may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

    MH370 search may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

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    The decision to engage Ocean Infinity came after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200 million (S$203 million) search across a 120,000 sq km expanse of the Indian Ocean previous year. USA firm Ocean Infinity carried out a 90 day search operation, with officials promising a £52.3 million ($70million) "finders fee" for any new details of the missing plane.
  • Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

    Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

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    The unpleasant smells would also ruin the taste of the marshmallows, the USGS warned . A decrease in trade winds could also see ashfall in communities around the Kilauea volcano's summit, with ash continuing to erupt from a crater there, the USGS said.