Month: July 2017

Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of billions of U.S. dollars in aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees is sending a dangerous message to…

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Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of billions of U.S. dollars in aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees is sending a dangerous message to…

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Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment at Aussie campuses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A survey of more than 30,000 Australian university students released on Tuesday found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been sexually assaulted on campuses, but few made for…

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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over….

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Thai military leader promises elections in late 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — More than three years after seizing power in a coup, the head of Thailand's military government on Tuesday promised elections in November next year….

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Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment at Aussie campuses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A survey of Australian university students has found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been sexually assaulted, but few made formal complaints….

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Powerful Pacific typhoon could threaten Japan by weekend

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful Pacific typhoon that intensified into the Northern Hemisphere's strongest storm of the year but has since lost some of its punch could still threaten Japan by this weekend….

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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over….

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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over….

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Australia’s War on Christian Kids

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why Cardinal George Pell will not be able to secure a fair trial in October: 

If it weren’t for Cardinal George Pell, it would not matter a whole lot to the Catholic League if a free nation like Australia decided to emulate the totalitarian regime in North Korea. But he does matter Source: Catholic League

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Australia’s War on Christian Kids

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why Cardinal George Pell will not be able to secure a fair trial in October: 

If it weren’t for Cardinal George Pell, it would not matter a whole lot to the Catholic League if a free nation like Australia decided to emulate the totalitarian regime in North Korea. But he does matter Source: Catholic League

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Australia’s War on Christian Kids

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why Cardinal George Pell will not be able to secure a fair trial in October: 

If it weren’t for Cardinal George Pell, it would not matter a whole lot to the Catholic League if a free nation like Australia decided to emulate the totalitarian regime in North Korea. But he does matter Source: Catholic League

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WikiLeaks issues leaked Macron campaign emails to its site

PARIS (AP) — Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said Monday….

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Kenya leader ‘deeply shocked’ at election official’s killing

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president said Tuesday he is "deeply shocked" by the torture and killing of an election official who was crucial to next week's presidential vote, while concerns grew that the ti…

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US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats

MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweeping cut in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States….

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US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats

MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweeping cut in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States….

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Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

PARIS (AP) — French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, decades-long career included working with some of t…

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Romanian official: Russian deputy PM tried to flout EU ban

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Russia's deputy prime minister "deliberately" tried to enter Romanian airspace despite knowing he is on a list of officials banned from the European Union, Romania's foreign minister…

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Kenya leader ‘deeply shocked’ at election official’s killing

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president said Tuesday he is "deeply shocked" by the torture and killing of an election official who was crucial to next week's presidential vote, while concerns grew that the ti…

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Don’t try this: Thieves steal iPhones from moving truck

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested five Romanian men suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000) in a dangerous heist on a moving truck, a spokesman said Monday….

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US says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday….

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Germans hand over Ainu skull taken from Japan grave in 1879

BERLIN (AP) — A German research group has handed over to representatives of Japan's Ainu ethnic group a skull that a German took secretly from a grave in Japan in 1879….

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Don’t try this: Thieves steal iPhones from moving truck

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have arrested five Romanian men suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000) in a dangerous heist on a moving truck….

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Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

PARIS (AP) — French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the …

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WikiLeaks issues leaked Macron campaign emails to its site

PARIS (AP) — Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said Monday….

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A talk with Trump on North Korea? After vacation, Seoul says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's latest leader took office at an uneasy moment in his country's history, inheriting the wreckage left by an ousted and excoriated predecessor. Among his lesser-noticed promises was a vow …

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The Latest: IS claims attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest developments surrounding an attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul, the Afghan capital (all times local):…

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Chinese official says no link between US trade and N. Korea

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese trade official said Monday the issue of China-U.S. trade should be kept separate from the issue of North Korean security threats, pushing back on statements from President Donald Trump….

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Under ICBM’s red glare, Pyongyang pretties up its ‘pyramid’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — While North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital's biggest landmark: a futur…

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China orders North Korean business closed under UN sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs….

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Pence pledges support for Georgia, condemns Russian moves

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression….

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Pence pledges support for Georgia, condemns Russian moves

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression….

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Australian court debates release of Queen’s secret letters

SYDNEY (AP) — A legal battle over secret letters revealing what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her Australian representative's stunning plan to dismiss Australia's government in 1975 opened in federal court Monday, in a case that …

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Australian court debates release of Queen’s secret letters

SYDNEY (AP) — A legal battle over secret letters revealing what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her Australian representative's stunning plan to dismiss Australia's government in 1975 opened in federal court Monday, in a case that …

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Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside….

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Officials: Young Afghans trafficked to study under Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside….

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Australia police: Men tried to get bomb on Sydney plane

SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police s…

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Luggage screening intensified after Australia airplane plot

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Security remained heightened in airports around Australia with more intense screening of luggage after law enforcement officials thwarted what a police chief described on Monday as a "credible attempt to atta…

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Australia police: Men tried to get bomb on Sydney plane

SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police s…

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Chinese president oversees military parade in show of might

BEIJING (AP) — China's military has the "confidence and capability" to bolster the country's rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said Sunday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant to show…

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Chinese president oversees military parade in show of might

BEIJING (AP) — China's military has the "confidence and capability" to bolster the country's rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said Sunday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant to show…

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The Latest: Abe, Trump agree to action against North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch (all times local):…

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Australia police: Men tried to get bomb on Sydney plane

SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police s…

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Under ICBM’s red glare, Pyongyang pretties up its ‘pyramid’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — While North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital's biggest landmark: a futur…

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Under ICBM’s red glare, Pyongyang pretties up its ‘pyramid’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — While North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital's biggest landmark: a futur…

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Israeli court upholds sentencing of soldier’s fatal shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Sunday upheld the 18-month sentence of a soldier convicted of fatally shooting a Palestinian attacker who lay on the ground wounded after stabbing and wounding another soldier, in a case that divide…

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Al-Shabab attack on African Union convoy kills 8 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia and killed at least eight soldiers on Sunday, a Somali military officer said. The attack came hours after a car bomb in t…

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Al-Shabab attack on African Union convoy kills 8 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia and killed at least eight soldiers on Sunday, a Somali military officer said. The attack came hours after a car bomb in t…

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Israeli court upholds sentencing of soldier’s fatal shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Sunday upheld the 18-month sentence of a soldier convicted of fatally shooting a Palestinian attacker who lay on the ground wounded after stabbing and wounding another soldier, in a case that divide…

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Libya committee votes in favor of constitutional draft

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted in favor of a draft, paving the way for parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents….

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