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People UN Approves Palestine As Head Of Largest Bloc Of Developing Countries
Author: 0 UN Approves Palestine As Head Of Largest Bloc Of Developing Countries

The 15 abstentions included some of the usual suspects: Austria, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Honduras, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia and Tuvalu. The resolution gives the Palestinians, who take up the year-long chair in January, additional rights such as the authority to submit proposals on behalf of the G77 and request that they be put to the vote.

People Woman abandons toddler in Texas
Author: 0 Woman abandons toddler in Texas

The district attorney's office is looking into child abandonment charges for the woman in the video . The boy's father lived next door to the home where the child was dropped off, Houston news station KTRK reported. Child abandonment is a third-degree felony. "I was gut-wrenched", Lt. Scott Spencer said of his reaction to the video. It is too early in the investigation to know if the mom will face charges, Spencer said, but he emphasized that she turned her child over to someone who ...

People Theresa May rows back from Brexit transition extension after Tory backlash
Author: 0 Theresa May rows back from Brexit transition extension after Tory backlash

The government needs to win the vote in order to ratify any agreement but opponents are likely to try to amend the wording of the motion to make parliament's approval subject to extra conditions, such as a second Brexit referendum. It is created to ensure that whatever happens in talks on future trade there is no need to impose checks at the border. At present, the two sides say Britain will remain inside the European Union single market, and subject to the bloc's regulations, from the ...

People Feds investigating Catholic Church sex abuse scandal
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Survivors of child sexual abuse hug in the Pennsylvania Capitol. "The federal government has been silent on clergy sex abuse for 20 years". This time, they may be right. "The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter", the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said. However, sexual abuse advocacy victims have been pushing for a federal investigation because abuse in the church became a national scandal when it was discovered in Boston in 2002.

People IMF chief Christine Lagarde postpones Middle East trip with Saudi stop
Author: 0 IMF chief Christine Lagarde postpones Middle East trip with Saudi stop

The IMF did not give a specific reason but Lagarde is the latest in a long line of speakers and attendees to withdraw from the three-day event as diplomatic tensions mount around Khashoggi's disappearance. Lagarde had said last week that she still meant to attend the summit, which opens later this month. Media companies, including the New York Times and CNN , have pulled out of the investment conference because of growing outrage over Khashoggi's disappearance.

People AP Analysis: Missing writer shows Saudi Arabia's dark side
Author: 0 AP Analysis: Missing writer shows Saudi Arabia's dark side

Protesters gathered outside the Saudi consulate on Monday with banners reading, "We will not leave without Jamal Khashoggi ", demanding to know what had happened to the reporter. "I don't think I will be able to go home", he said, when asked whether he thought he could return to Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi's fiance Hatice Cengiz believes that Khashoggi was not killed.

People John Kelly and John Bolton Argue Over Immigration
Author: 0 John Kelly and John Bolton Argue Over Immigration

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton got into a heated argument Thursday outside the Oval Office, according to multiple reports . The clash is an indication that tension is resurfacing in the White House 19 days before midterm elections in which Republican control of Congress is at stake.

People Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh Vote
Author: 0 Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh Vote

The exchange was caught on video and began with Cruz saying, "It's a victory for women in America". You believe in men assaulting women. "That's what your whole custom is, Senator". The second woman, nonplussed by civility and reason, shouted, "Shame on you, Ted Cruz!" The restaurant later revealed the couple was able to return and finish their meal after the protesters left.

People Oxnard Veteran Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam Actions
Author: 0 Oxnard Veteran Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam Actions

On the first day of the battle, then-Gunnery Sgt. Canley assumed command of Company A, First Battalion, First Marines after the captain in command was severely wounded in the early fighting. "In one instance after another, John risked his own life to save his Marines", the president said. "America is the greatest force for peace, justice, and freedom the world has ever known because of you and people like you".

People US says airstrike against Shabab extremists in Somalia kills about 60 fighters
Author: 0 US says airstrike against Shabab extremists in Somalia kills about 60 fighters

Koshin however said that the soldiers backed by African Union troops had destroyed al-Shabab militants' network in the area. The attack was carried out as part of a joint operation with Somali forces. AFRICOM said that they are committed to preventing al-Shabaab from taking advantage of safe havens from which they can build capacity and attack the people of Somalia.

People Biden: 'I hope' Democrats don't impeach Trump
Author: 0 Biden: 'I hope' Democrats don't impeach Trump

But I don't think of it in terms of can I win, can I - will I lose. You wait until the investigation's finished. "You wait till it's finished, and let's see what it has to say". "It hurts us internationally". Joe Biden , who this week led a poll as the top Democratic choice to challenge President Trump in 2020, said it's too early to think presidential polls - but said his age will be a factor in deciding whether to run for president.

People Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics
Author: 0 Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics

Russian and Iranian internet trolls sent more than 10 million Tweets in an effort to spread disinformation and discord in the West, including a day-long blitz on the day of the Brexit vote. However, the hashtag #reasonstoleaveeu was also found to have been included in the text of 1,092 tweets posted on the day of the referendum. "Russia's troll operation primarily targeted Russian speakers, while Iran's focused on pushing regime messaging overseas by promoting aligned websites".

People Robert Mueller to Release Russia Findings Immediately After 2018 Midterms
Author: 0 Robert Mueller to Release Russia Findings Immediately After 2018 Midterms

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly standing by the special counsel's investigation into Russian election meddling as both "appropriate and independent". That suggests the days and weeks immediately after the November 6 election may be the most pivotal time since Mueller took over the Russian Federation investigation nearly a year and a half ago.

People Is Meghan Markle traveling with a glam squad?
Author: 0 Is Meghan Markle traveling with a glam squad?

Prince Harry and Meghan announced that they are expecting their first baby together earlier this week, and the mum-to-be showed her blossoming baby bump for the first time during the event in Melbourne . She did a handball. The little kid stole the hearts of not only the royal couple but people on the Internet. The AFL seemed impressed with her efforts, tweeting: "The trade period might be over, but next week's NAB #AFLWDraft remains an option for the Duchess of Sussex".

People Turkish investigators search Saudi consulate overnight in Khashoggi case
Author: 0 Turkish investigators search Saudi consulate overnight in Khashoggi case

The investigation of a journalist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul "complies with worldwide law and conventions in all aspects", prosecutors said in a statement Thursday. Khashoggi, a former regime insider who became critical of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , wrote articles for titles including the Washington Post .

People Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row
Author: 0 Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row

The president's comments come 19 days before the midterm elections, in which he is focusing on rallying his base over his central campaign issue of hardening US immigration policy. Trump appeared willing to end his new trade deal with Mexico if the caravan was not stopped. In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump accused the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador of allowing a large "caravan" of migrants to proceed towards the United States unchecked, and hit out at the ...

People Afghan guards kill police chief; United States troops hurt
Author: 0 Afghan guards kill police chief; United States troops hurt

One of Afghanistan's most powerful security officials and the Kandahar governor were killed in a shooting shortly after a visit by the top USA commander in Afghanistan, in an attack likely to shake the confidence of the government ahead of elections.

People UK PM mulls longer transition as European Union demands Brexit progress
Author: 0 UK PM mulls longer transition as European Union demands Brexit progress

The idea of extending the transition would be to give more time to negotiate a deal on future relations and find a formula to defuse the Irish border question. Ahead of the summit, European Council President Donald Tusk had urged May to offer new "concrete ideas on how to break the impasse". This week's summit in Brussels has been billed as a make-or-break moment for Brexit talks after a similar meeting last month ended in acrimony.

People Police record surge in hate crimes after series of terrorist attacks
Author: 0 Police record surge in hate crimes after series of terrorist attacks

Reported religious hate crimes increased by 40 percent in the two years to March, to 8,336 incidents, representing nine percent of all hate crimes. The increase is explained by the Home Office via the prism of improved police recording of crime, nation-wide political events and threat to national security.

People Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide
Author: 0 Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide

He lined up at midnight in St. John's during the opening of the Tweed retail location. "I'm just so impressed with our project team". I'm not even going to smoke it. Corey Stone and a friend got to one of the 12 stores that opened in Quebec at 3.45am to be among the first to buy pot. US Customs and Border Protection have reiterated that marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and those caught at the border with pot would be subject to arrest and prosecution.

People Jayme Closs Parents: Cause of Death Released
Author: 0 Jayme Closs Parents: Cause of Death Released

Fitzgerald told reporters during the news conference Tuesday that investigators have received more than 200 tips and are following up on them. "If we think it's key to the case where we need the public's help, we will disseminate that information", he said.

People Doritos lure runaway pig 'the size of a mini horse' home
Author: 0 Doritos lure runaway pig 'the size of a mini horse' home

The caller reportedly described the road hog as a real porker, comparing it to "the size of a mini horse". Deputies used Doritos to lure a large, wayward pig back home after it escaped in Highland on October 13, 2018. "We were able to put him back and secure the gate", Deputy Ponce said. "They made a trail and he followed", sheriff's officials wrote. "They were both a terrified, nervous wreck when they were first found, and both were in very bad shape, covered in cuts and bruises, ...

People A hug from Harry makes India's day
Author: 0 A hug from Harry makes India's day

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, arrived with the gift of much-needed rain and cheer on Wednesday for the rural Australian city of Dubbo , where farmers are struggling with a prolonged drought. She's done so well. But there's only one she's given her stamp of approval to. Though we don't know Gibbons's feelings on being told she's Markle's mini-me, her mom, Rachelle Gibbons, suggests that the 9-year-old is pretty darn excited.

People Italy Budget
Author: 0 Italy Budget "Not Compatible With Commitments That Exist In The EU"

The budget proposes increasing both Italy's overall government debt and its deficit in the short run, pushing the deficit as high as 2.4% of GDP over the coming years. While attracting global criticism, the budget is popular with Italians. On the other hand, if it takes a hard stance and attempts to force the populist coalition into changing its budget, that could risk further alienating Salvini and his colleague, Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the Five Star Movement.

People Minister Quits After Me Too Allegations
Author: 0 Minister Quits After Me Too Allegations

Following allegations of sexual assault by women journalists who worked with him when he was an editor, Akbar has filed a defamation case in a Delhi Court against one of those women journalists. The women have accused M.J. Akbar, a junior foreign minister, of inappropriate behaviour before entering politics. Sandeep Shastri, a political analyst at Jain University in the city of Bengaluru, said Akbar's defamation lawsuit and then subsequent his resignation could indicate damage limitation ...

People The way she sang the national anthem sent her to prison
Author: 0 The way she sang the national anthem sent her to prison

But it was enough to have violated China's new national anthem law that prohibits playing or singing the " March of the Volunteers " in a "distorted or disrespectful way in public," police said . The move has caused intense controversy in Hong Kong as many people expressed concerns that they might accidentally violate the law, which, besides banning any form of distortion or insult, says people must stand and act respectfully on certain occasions when the anthem is played.

People Brexit summit ruled out over lack of backstop progress
Author: 0 Brexit summit ruled out over lack of backstop progress

An offer of an extension clause on the 21-month transition period had already been made by the European Union during the recent secretive round of talks, as first revealed by the Guardian . But Brussels feels the plan will need such complex policing and checking that it can not be sorted in time for agreement this month. But that idea has been shot down by Europe's chief negotiator, Ireland's prime minister and members of her own party, who want the ability to do trade deals with the rest ...

People Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Author: 0 Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In April, Zimbabwe became the second country in Africa to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. It's still unclear if legalisation will undercut the black market. For decades, we've said: "'Just don't use, ' but that hasn't worked", Connelly explained. Based on the models of the federal statistics agency, Canada is a net exporter of marijuana, running a trade surplus with the world of C$664 million.

People Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire
Author: 0 Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler said "recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital - something the government now says it is seriously considering - would right a longstanding injustice, as Israel is the only state in the world which the global community insists has no right to choose its own capital".

People Raging Floods Destroy Bridge Over River Near Austin
Author: 0 Raging Floods Destroy Bridge Over River Near Austin

Just because the Llano River is going down "does not mean that it is not hazardous out there", he said. The rising water forced them to stand on their kitchen counter before emergency personnel in a boat pulled them to safety. The rain also was causing problems in other parts of Texas. Flood warnings were issued for areas north of Houston. Fire officials in Austin have temporarily banned all boating along the city's waterways as heavy rain and flooding create risky conditions.

People Canada legalises cannabis for recreational use
Author: 0 Canada legalises cannabis for recreational use

Speaking of the law and how it may lead to young adult consuming more pot, Antonio Vigano, a medical marijuana specialist and research director at the Sante Cannabis clinic in Montreal, told the AFP: "As a doctor and as a father, I do not agree with the legalization of recreational cannabis".

People Treasury Employee Accused of Leaking Documents to Reporter
Author: 0 Treasury Employee Accused of Leaking Documents to Reporter

Edwards, 40, works as a senior adviser at the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, often referred to as "FinCEN". Talking Points Memo notes that while the name of the media outlet Edwards allegedly leaked to is not named in the complaint, the titles of the articles in question suggest it is BuzzFeed News.

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