Day: August 3, 2017

Australian PM: Trump relationship ‘warm’ despite transcripts

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister insisted on Friday that his relationship with President Donald Trump was "warm," despite transcripts of a heated conversation in which the leaders sparred over a refugee deal….

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A journalist’s murder underscores growing threat in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review its plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. But on …

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A journalist’s murder underscores growing threat in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review their plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. But o…

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Vietnam regrets Germany’s accusation it kidnapped exile

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam said Thursday that it regretted comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home on embezzlement char…

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Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Firefighters brought under control a blaze that broke out early Friday in one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeti…

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Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out after midnight in one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below….

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Ecuador president strips VP of powers over bribe allegations

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition….

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Senate panel approves bill to suspend US aid to Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americ…

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Senate panel approves bill to suspend US aid to Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americ…

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Atheists Should Sue Supreme Court

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a church and state complaint made by an atheist organization:

Most atheists are not terrified by religion, but the activists in their ranks are in a state of hysteria these days. Prominent among them is the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
FFRF has written a threatening le Source: Catholic League

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Atheists Should Sue Supreme Court

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a church and state complaint made by an atheist organization:

Most atheists are not terrified by religion, but the activists in their ranks are in a state of hysteria these days. Prominent among them is the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
FFRF has written a threatening le Source: Catholic League

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Atheists Should Sue Supreme Court

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a church and state complaint made by an atheist organization:

Most atheists are not terrified by religion, but the activists in their ranks are in a state of hysteria these days. Prominent among them is the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
FFRF has written a threatening le Source: Catholic League

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Israeli soccer team targeted in ‘anti-Semitic’ Polish attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Masked soccer hooligans attacked staff members traveling with an Israeli soccer team following a friendly match in Poland, in what the Israeli Embassy said Thursday was an "anti-Semitic incident."…

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Israeli soccer team targeted in ‘anti-Semitic’ Polish attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Masked soccer hooligans attacked staff members traveling with an Israeli soccer team following a friendly match in Poland, in what the Israeli Embassy said Thursday was an "anti-Semitic incident."…

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Ecuador president strips VP of powers over bribe allegations

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is stripping his vice president of much of his authority over corruption allegations that surfaced amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition….

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Senate panel approves bill to suspend US aid to Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americ…

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Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refuge…

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Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refuge…

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Poland questions EU’s Tusk for hours in case seen as revenge

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish investigators questioned Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, for more than eight hours Thursday as a witness in an investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski – a case wi…

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Life Legal Files Petition in Supreme Court Contesting Gag Order Against Daleiden

Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Life Legal Defense Foundation today filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Life Legal Files Petition in Supreme Court Contesting Gag Order Against Daleiden

Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Life Legal Defense Foundation today filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Life Legal Files Petition in Supreme Court Contesting Gag Order Against Daleiden

Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Life Legal Defense Foundation today filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

Ex-bodyguard: Diana would have ‘loved’ candid documentary

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Austria: Men who killed 79 sheep guilty of animal cruelty

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has found 12 men guilty of cruelty to animals for causing 79 sheep unnecessary suffering while slaughtering them….

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How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline – 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that….

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119 dolphins died this year on Romania’s Black Sea coast

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian environmentalist group says more than 100 dolphins have died along Romania's Black Sea coast this year, caught up in fishermen's nets….

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Al-Qaida releases South African held in Mali after 6 years

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa's government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom….

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The Latest: Wildfires in Albania threaten a national park

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on summer wildfires breaking out across Europe (all times local):…

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Ex-bodyguard: Diana would have ‘loved’ candid documentary

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Iraqi weather service warns of brutal heat wave next week

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's weather service warned Thursday that temperatures will increase next week in most parts of the country, with the highs expected to reach 51 degrees Celsius, or about 124 degrees Fahrenheit, adding to the daily woe…

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How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline – 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that….

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Ex-bodyguard defends candid Princess Diana documentary

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AP PHOTOS: Former Dutch prison helps asylum-seekers fit in

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In Syria, Mishleen Kafa was terrified when her mother went out shopping – that she would never come back or that someone would kill Mishleen and her brother while they were alone in their apartment….

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Euthanasia used for 4.5 percent of deaths in the Netherlands

LONDON (AP) — Euthanasia has become a common way to die in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 percent of deaths, according to researchers who say requests are increasing from people who aren't terminally ill….

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Historical injustices threaten another violent Kenya vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Jane keeps the well-worn sarong wrap neatly folded in her home in a Nairobi slum, a memento of a life-altering event a decade ago. She was draped with it after two policemen raped her and left her to rioters the officers h…

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Historical injustices threaten another violent Kenya vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Jane keeps the well-worn sarong wrap neatly folded in her home in a Nairobi slum, a memento of a life-altering event a decade ago. She was draped with it after two policemen raped her and left her to rioters the officers h…

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Al-Qaida releases South African held in Mali after 6 years

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa's government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom….

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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State gro…

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US moves to have North Korea suspended from Asia forum

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Washington is seeking talks on how North Korea can be suspended from Asia's biggest security forum as part of a broader effort to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically and force it to end its missile tests and aba…

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US moves to have North Korea suspended from Asia forum

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Washington is seeking talks on how North Korea can be suspended from Asia's biggest security forum as part of a broader effort to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically and force it to end its missile tests and aba…

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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State gro…

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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State gro…

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Germany blasts Vietnam over ‘kidnap’ of former oil executive

BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave …

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US says 4 wounded in Afghan attack that killed 2 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military in Afghanistan says that four American troops were wounded in the same suicide bombing near the city of Kandahar the previous day that killed two U.S. service members….

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US general vows to annihilate IS in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's security forces, with the help of U.S. and NATO ground and air support, will annihilate the Islamic State group affiliate in the country and crush remnants of al-Qaida, Gen. John Nicholson, the t…

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N. Korean missile tests spook neighbors, but ‘what to do?’

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — North Korea's flurry of missile launches – 20 of them just in the past year – is a new and alarming fact of life for Japan and its other neighbors….

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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State gro…

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