• Congolese ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes on appealNaija247news
Congolese ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes on appealNaija247news

Friday's decision was greeted by cheers from his supporters in the gallery. Amnesty International called the acquittal " a blow " to the victims. Judge Christine Van den Wijngaert said Bemba, once the leader of Congo's main opposition party, could not be held responsible for crimes carried out by troops under his control in Central African Re...

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  • Suspected Russian strikes kill 38 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor
Suspected Russian strikes kill 38 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

The Observatory said the intense offensive killed 25 progovernment gunmen while 18 Islamic State fighters were killed including 10 who detonated their vehicles or explosive belts they were wearing. I.S. had on Sunday launched an operation on villages along the river that lie between Albu Kamal and the provincial capital Deir Ezzor. At least 92 jiha...

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  • Mombasa DG's speech during World Ocean Day
Mombasa DG's speech during World Ocean Day

The official designation of World Oceans Day by the United Nations is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the benefits derived from the oceans and the current challenges faced by the worldwide community in connection with the oceans.

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  • City Law School's Angela Jackman calls for consistency in abortion law
City Law School's Angela Jackman calls for consistency in abortion law

The current abortion laws , the most restrictive in the United Kingdom, subject women to "inhumane and degrading treatment" and violate privacy rights in the European Union charter. In doing so, it has made clear that there is no human right to abortion . The Northern Ireland director of the Royal College of Midwives made a similar comment.

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  • G7 commits to 'rules-based trading system' despite tensions with US
G7 commits to 'rules-based trading system' despite tensions with US

Trump tweeted his reversal after what he called "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , who he labeled " dishonest and weak ". Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by his campaign.

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  • US Plans to Release American Captured in Syria in September
US Plans to Release American Captured in Syria in September

Hafetz said the ACLU will ask "the court to immediately intervene and ensure the safe release of our client". "He was carrying a thumb drive that not only contained [IS] administrative spreadsheets consistent with some of the work that he described, but that was filled with files explaining how to make bombs, how to use different types of weapo...

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  • Muhammad Ali may be next on Trump's pardons list
Muhammad Ali may be next on Trump's pardons list

Last week, Trump told reporters he is considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of obstructing justice and lying to investigators about a well-timed stock sale, and commuting the sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who was convicted in 2010 for trying to sell former US President Bar...

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  • Israeli bulldozers raze lands in southern Gaza Strip
Israeli bulldozers raze lands in southern Gaza Strip

Video live-streamed by a resident of Nabi Saleh showed a pool of blood where Tamimi had been shot, as well as almost a dozen Israeli soldiers crowding around the unresponsive young man apparently attempting to place him on a stretcher as Palestinians beseeched them to take Tamimi to a hospital for treatment.

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  • Won't Endorse G7 Communique After 'Weak' Trudeau Comments
Won't Endorse G7 Communique After 'Weak' Trudeau Comments

Trudeau also said Canada would move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 in response to tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the USA from Canada, Mexico and European Union (EU) countries announced by Trump on May 31.

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  • G7: Justin Trudeau Issues Rebuke to Donald Trump's Trade Threats
G7: Justin Trudeau Issues Rebuke to Donald Trump's Trade Threats

Macron has said how unhappy he is with U.S. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau, the host of the two-day summit in La Malbaie , Quebec , told reporters. "We stand by the commitments made in the G7 communique", a senior United Kingdom government source said. "This is what a G7 is suppose...

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  • Who Is Keith Davidson? Attorney Claims Stormy Daniels Defamed Him
Who Is Keith Davidson? Attorney Claims Stormy Daniels Defamed Him

Stephanie Clifford, the adult movie star professionally known as Stormy Daniels , said her former lawyer colluded with Donald Trump's long-term attorney Michael Cohen in a bid to make her lie about her alleged tryst with Trump. Violence against women in sex work, whether it be the porn industry or prostitution, is pervasive partially due to ...

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  • Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready
Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready

President Donald Trump launched a series of fresh salvos at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and called on Russian Federation to be readmitted to the exclusive club of leading industrial nations. This is particularly true regarding the Korean peace process where China and Russian Federation have both worked in a bold yet dignified capacity to help b...

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  • Corker, Alexander help introduce legislation to require Congressional approval for Trump tariffs
Corker, Alexander help introduce legislation to require Congressional approval for Trump tariffs

Six Republicans and four Democrats are sponsoring a bill that would require the United States president to submit to Congress any proposal to place tariffs on imports in the interest of national security, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act.

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  • Democrats, McCain criticize Trump for G7 comments
Democrats, McCain criticize Trump for G7 comments

But Trump's outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed, and his more or less explicit threat to impose sanctions on imports of cars will outrage his ostensible allies - in particular Germany and Canada who produce many for the large United States market.

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  • Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit
Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

The Canadian Press has learned the Trudeau government is planning to announce a 400-million-dollar investment to help send the world's poorest girls to school. Expressing his frustration, Trump said, " Can't do that. "We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a...

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  • Donald Trump: Kim Jong-un summit success likely decided 'in first minute'
Donald Trump: Kim Jong-un summit success likely decided 'in first minute'

There's just no recent precedent for the gamble Kim Jong Un is taking. Mr Trump has positioned himself as the only one who could make progress on the North Korean threat, and in so doing, declared world peace within reach. The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea , a legacy of the Korean War. I'm sure the North Koreans would s...

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  • UN Sanctions Human Traffickers in Libya
UN Sanctions Human Traffickers in Libya

The sanctions, which went into effect on Thursday, have been lauded as "a good start" by the United Nations refugee agency's Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean, who also noted that "more should follow". But the Aegean isn't the only route for refugees - the central and eastern Mediterranean routes leading to Italy were still somewhat acc...

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  • Kim Jong Un Impersonator Questioned on Arrival in Singapore
Kim Jong Un Impersonator Questioned on Arrival in Singapore

My feel". Howard X was in Singapore late last month, posing as Kim Jong-un against a backdrop of the city's bay which features sites such as the Merlion and the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. 4. Will Trump offer or accept a reduced USA commitment to the defense of South Korea? Pyongyang has rejected giving up its arsenal unilaterally and defen...

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  • Hundreds of concealed weapons licenses revoked because of employee negligence
Hundreds of concealed weapons licenses revoked because of employee negligence

It said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation database was mainly used to check for "non-criminal disqualifying offenses", and that the criminal background checks, while available through the Federal Bureau of Investigation system, were conducted via other databases that continued to be available to the employees.

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  • Taliban agree three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan
Taliban agree three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan

The Taliban on Saturday issued a statement that it has ordered its fighters not to clash with Afghan security forces for the first three days of Eid . The militants said foreign forces would be excluded from the ceasefire and that operations against them would continue. Last month, the Pentagon said that senior Taliban officials have been secretl...

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