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Australia backtracked on settling vulnerable refugees

Australia backtracked on settling vulnerable refugees The initiative to resettle the 1,250 asylum seekers in the US was reached late past year between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and then-President Barack Obama. "This means, for example, that some with serious medical conditions or who have undergone traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, can not receive the support of their close family members residing in Australia". [Full Article...]

Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner

Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner JEREMY Corbyn confirmed a Labour Government would take Britain out of the single market if it was leading Brexit talks yesterday -sparking a backlash among his own MPs. But on Monday, the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones told the BBC Radio 4's Today programme there was no need to leave the tariff-free market, adding the United Kingdom could have "full and unfettered access" after Brexit. [Full Article...]

France tackles fierce forest fires on Riviera and in Corsica

Firefighters work in a burnt-out house. France has asked its European Union neighbours for more help fighting fires raging in the south-east. Firefighters have been mobilized across the country. The wildfires, whose cause has not yet been identified, ravaged 1,500 hectares of forest in Var and Vaucluse districts and 1,500 hectares in Corsica, the Ministry was quoted as saying by Xinhua news ... [Full Article...]

Russian banker's meeting with Trump not our order

Russian banker's meeting with Trump not our order Kushner said he was introduced on April 27, 2016 to four ambassadors, including Russia's ambassador to the U.S. The meeting occurred after a foreign policy speech from then-candidate Donald Trump . "I did not raise the possibility of using the embassy or any other Russian facility for any goal other than this one possible conversation in the transition period". [Full Article...]

The Vatican Turned Off Its Fountains So Rome Can Save Water

The Vatican Turned Off Its Fountains So Rome Can Save Water The minister of the Environment, Gian Luca Galletti, however, is reassuring. "As far as we know, at least in our memory, this is the first time we've had to shut the fountains down", he said. Pope Francis has always preached about solidarity, so shutting off the fountains, despite their popularity, is a show of solidarity with the people of Rome. [Full Article...]

Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 United States troops

Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 United States troops The video shows puffs of smoke as an American convoy, which is entering a military base, comes under fire. M'aarek Abu Tayeh opened fire on the trucks carrying the soldiers. The gunman approaches the soldiers and continues to fire with an assault rifle as they try to withdraw. The video shows the soldiers pulling up to the King Faisal Air Base to participate in a training exercise in November . [Full Article...]

Anne Hathaway Might Replace Amy Schumer In Barbie

Anne Hathaway Might Replace Amy Schumer In Barbie Amy Schumer was earlier announced to star in December and production was expected to start on June 23 before she dropped out in March due to conflicting schedules. The film has been described as being a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity in the comedic fantasy vein of Splash, Enchanted or Big . [Full Article...]

Knife-Wielding Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' As He Attacks Spanish Police Officer

Knife-Wielding Man Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' As He Attacks Spanish Police Officer Earlier reports in Spanish media said the attacker shouted " Allahu Akbar ". In the shocking footage, the man - dressed in a blue shirt and white shorts - is seen walking across the border while waving a knife. He is then tackled by more officers and placed under arrest. Spain's interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido confirmed the attack on Twitter. "All my support to the hurt officer". [Full Article...]

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Want You to Have Dinner with Them

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Want You to Have Dinner with Them Proceeds from the gala and auction go to DiCaprio's foundation, which offers grants to environmental causes. The Revolutionary Road star hopes to pay the treatment bills of a United Kingdom mother struggling with cancer, as well as lend support to individuals diagnosed with autism in conjunction with her Golden Hat Foundation . [Full Article...]

United States to vote on Russian Federation sanctions

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the controversial sanctions bill on Tuesday. The note further states that the EU's primary focus should be on seeking "a public or written reassurance" from the Trump administration that it will "not apply the new sanctions in a way that targets European Union interests". [Full Article...]

US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship

US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship Navy patrol boat fired warning shots toward an Iranian Navy ship in the northern part of the Persian Gulf on July 25 after the Iranian vessel came within 140 meters of the U.S. CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and turned its spotlight on the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan . The Iranian vessel appeared to be from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( IRGC ), the official said, addi... [Full Article...]

Washington Considering Arming Ukraine, But Does Not Think It's 'Provocative'

Washington Considering Arming Ukraine, But Does Not Think It's 'Provocative' At the same time, Volker doesn't consider such a move to be provocative . The US special envoy to the peace talks in Ukraine said that the ongoing fighting in the east of country should be regarded as a " hot war " instead of a "frozen conflict " and blamed Russian Federation for its role in the hostilities. [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm ending classified Central Intelligence Agency program in Syria

Trump appears to confirm ending classified Central Intelligence Agency program in Syria Analysts have said that the latest remarks by USA officials regarding the Syrian regime of President Bashar Al-Assad suggests that Washington is taking a stricter line as a result of his ongoing rights violations, Al-Watan.com reported on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Swiss chainsaw attacker evades police search

Swiss chainsaw attacker evades police search He was convicted on weapons violations in 2014 and 2016. Two customers were treated for shock after they witnessed the attack, and another person was slightly injured during the subsequent police operation. The suspect's vehicle, a white Volkswagen, has been found but he remains on the run and is presumed risky, although not necessarily armed, ATS said, quoting police. [Full Article...]

McCain's return to Senate injects momentum into GOP healthcare battle

McCain's return to Senate injects momentum into GOP healthcare battle That would open up debate on an Obamacare repeal and/or replacement plan. "We're not quite there yet", said John Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican . Senators will vote on a procedural motion to start a debate on a health care bill. Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have also expressed reservations about various versions of the... [Full Article...]

Despacito singers denounce use of song by Venezuelan government

Despacito singers denounce use of song by Venezuelan government KUALA LUMPUR| The song " Despacito ", interpreted in Spanish and full of sexual innuendo, has been forbidden on public channels in Malaysia, announced on Thursday that a top official of the muslim-majority countries. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's attempt to use Latin hit " Despacito " - which means "slowly" - to inject some cool into his controversial new Congress has backfired quickly. [Full Article...]

Mumbai building collapse: Death toll rises 8; many feared trapped

Around 15-16 families used to reside in the building believed to be constructed 40-50 years ago, sources said. People have been rescued, two have been declared dead and sent to Rajawadi. "As of now out priority is to save people who are trapped", said Mahadeshwar, when asked that the property belong to a Shiv Sainik, who was carrying out illegal adjustment. [Full Article...]

Judge issues preliminary injunction against deportation of hundreds of Iraqis

Judge issues preliminary injunction against deportation of hundreds of Iraqis The extra time assures "that those who might be subjected to grave harm and possible death are not cast out of this country before having their day in court", he wrote in his 34-page order. The ACLU's Kary Moss praised the ruling, saying the Iraqis would face "torture, persecution and death" if they were sent back. Judge Mark Goldsmith's ruling came just hours before a temporary stay was set to... [Full Article...]

Mass. Supreme Court Rules State Officers Can't Hold People on ICE Detainers

Mass. Supreme Court Rules State Officers Can't Hold People on ICE Detainers The SJC found that the detention amounted to an arrest, and there is no basis in state law to hold someone on a civil process like an ICE detainer, which does not allege a crime has been committed but states the feds' belief that a person is here without authorization. [Full Article...]

Poland's President to Veto 2 Controversial Bills on Judiciary

Poland's President to Veto 2 Controversial Bills on Judiciary The European Commission last Wednesday gave Poland a week to shelve the reforms , which Brussels says would put courts under direct government control. "I would not like to go back to such a state". "There is no tradition in Poland that the prosecutor general could interfere in any way into works of the Supreme Court", he stressed. [Full Article...]


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