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US quits UN human rights council for Israel

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Nikki Haley says council is ‘protector of human rights abusers’ that targets Israel in particular and ignores atrocities elsewhereThe US is withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday, calling it a "cesspool of political bias that targets Israel in particula ...

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Stephen Hawking’s voice feat. Vangelis' Music beamed into a black hole

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Stephen Hawking’s voice has been beamed into a black hole following the internment of his ashes at Westminster Abbey in London.The message recorded by the British physicist, which is set to music by Greek composer Vangelis, speaks about the importance of peace and hope.It was sent by the European Space Agency towards the nearest black hole, ...

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Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

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In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracyHe gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been uni ...

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It is Northern Macedonia after all?

Skopje government agrees to change the country's name after decades-long dispute with GreeceGreece has promised to lift its veto on Skopje joining the EU and Nato under the agreementThe government of Skopje has struck an agreement with Greece to change the country’s name, bringing an end to a long-running dispute be ...

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Islamophobia in the Tory Party

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The Conservatives have been accused of failing to take the issue of Islamophobia seriously by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which is calling for an independent inquiry into a problem it said had “poisoned” sections of the party.Conservative party officials insisted they were treating the issue seriously, but th ...

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Uncanny Vulvas

Jacobite[/url]"]Uncanny VulvasSex is consistently underrated as a driver of in ...

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Assistant Foreign Secretary says US will place sanctions on Turkey if S-400 deal goes through.

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Despite these shared interests, Turkey lately has increased its engagement with Russia and Iran. Ankara has sought to assure us that it sees this cooperation as a necessary stepping-stone towards progress in the Geneva process and as a means of de-escalating the conflict. But the ease with which Turkey brokered arrangements with the Russian mil ...

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US Evangelical Pastor accused of terrorist ties goes on trial in Turkey

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A court in Turkey has ruled to keep an American pastor in custody, saying that he was a potential flight risk as he went on trial in a case that has compounded strains in US-Turkish relations.Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping ...

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Trump, Hannity, Cohen / The new Trinity

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cohen/trumps-personal-lawyer-coughs-up-name-of-mystery-client-sean-hannity-idUSKBN1HN12G?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner a federal judge ordered U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to cough up the name ...

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Cambridge Analytica exposed: they DID resort to expenses, Brexit polls

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In a separate development, the Observer has obtained an invoice that Cambridge Analytica issued on 14 December 2015 for £41,500 for work it undertook on behalf of Ukip. The invoice says the payment is for “analysis of Ukip membership and survey data and creative product development”, and it is issued on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC, the Am ...

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Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

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     Albert
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New York Times[size=200][align=center]Trump O ...

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Zuckerberg faces day of reckoning as Congress threatens Facebook with regulation

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The Guardian[align=center]David ...

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Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

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Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in SyriaCBS/AP April 8, 2018, 9:32 AMhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria- ...

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Former Tory Health Secretary calls for better screening after revealing cancer

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Former Conservative health secretary Andrew Lansley has revealed he has bowel cancer, and has called on the government to improve the NHS’s current screening programme for the disease.Lord Lansley, who served in the cabinet under David Cameron, has stage ...

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China hammers U.S. goods with tariffs as 'sparks' of trade war fly

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Reuters[align=center]April 1, 2018Ben B ...

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