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World News South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban
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The court ordered the national assembly to write a new law, declaring that the current one "is an unconstitutional rule that infringes on the self-determination of pregnant women ", per the Wall Street Journal . This judgment means that they should be carried out safely and legally, and that women and girls are treated with compassion and respect for their human rights and their reproductive autonomy.

World News Ex-Obama Lawyer Expects To Be Indicted In Mueller-Related Case
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Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government's stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion", the attorneys, William Taylor and William Murphy, said in a statement Wednesday. The case is significant not only because of Craig's reputation as a legal heavyweight but also because it has its origins in the Justice Department's newfound taste for prosecutions connected to a once-obscure law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act , which is ...

World News Child Possibly Thrown or Pushed from Balcony at MOA, Suspect in Custody
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Potts said it does not appear the suspect, a 24-year-old male, had a relationship with the child or the child's family. "Of course, our immediate concern is for the child", Potts said, adding the mother is with the child. Initial accounts over emergency audio indicated that the child wasn't breathing. Potts said police are looking at security video from inside the mall to gather more information.

World News Man sets himself on fire near White House
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NBC reported that a " suspicious package " was found near the man. He was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threating injuries. The man had lit his jacket on fire before the Secret Service intervened, according to multiple reports . Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times , added: "Someone apparently set himself on fire in front of the White House just now".

World News Trump's 55 percent approval claim is extremely wrong
Author: 0 Trump's 55 percent approval claim is extremely wrong

A recent national bipartisan poll has found that a majority of voters approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the economy and jobs. Trump's correct overall approval rating from the poll was just 43 percent and his favorable was 41 percent.

World News African Union criticises military takeover in Sudan
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Protesters have rejected the military's announcement that it will rule the country for the next two years, calling it a continuation of al-Bashir's regime. He declared a three-month state of emergency, the suspension of the constitution and the dissolution of parliament. The former president, who ruled Sudan for 30 years and also came to power through a military coup, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague over allegations of genocide in Sudan's Darfur region .

World News Boeing to meet with US airlines over 737 MAX
Author: 0 Boeing to meet with US airlines over 737 MAX

Muilenburg said he recently joined one of 96 test flights during which Boeing crew performed different scenarios that exercised the software changes in multiple flight conditions over 159 hours of air time. Airlines have stopped ordering Boeing 737 Max planes, according to company's first quarter sales data , a troubling sign for the future of what was previously its fastest selling airplane.

World News Fake Facebook Founder Seeks Ecuadorian Asylum Amid Assange's Arrest
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Diane Abbott, Labour's spokeswoman for domestic affairs, said the government should block the extradition on human rights grounds. With Assange facing extradition proceedings and up to five years in federal prison on the USA computer hacking charge, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the United Kingdom should resist handing him over.

World News Pence Responds to Criticism From Buttigieg
Author: 0 Pence Responds to Criticism From Buttigieg

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box " that will air in the United States on Thursday morning, Pence added: "But I get it". "And that's the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand". During the CNBC interview Pence is asked if he's "evolved" on same-sex marriage. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms.

World News Top Obama WH Lawyer Charged With Lying About Foreign Collusion
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They then transferred the case to prosecutors in D.C. His lobbying was allegedly linked to ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's political efforts in Ukraine. The case against her was considered thin and she was widely viewed as the victim of a kangaroo trial created to punish a political enemy of the government.

World News Michael Avenatti faces up to 335 years in prison
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti faces up to 335 years in prison

Meanwhile, within the 61-page indictment it's alleged that for years Avenatti hid and then completely spent $4.1 million that was reached in a 2015 settlement for the mentally ill paraplegic patient, while also using $2.75 million from another client's settlement to help pay for his share of a private jet valued up to $5 million.

World News How Washington's IRGC Designation Pushes War with Iran
Author: 0 How Washington's IRGC Designation Pushes War with Iran

Israel conducted airstrikes on Syrian soil on multiple occasions, claiming to have hit Iranian military targets. In a tweet on Monday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the decision against the IRGC is an "election-eve gift" to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

World News Uganda must capture kidnappers of freed US tourist
Author: 0 Uganda must capture kidnappers of freed US tourist

Gunmen seized the two last Tuesday in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which borders the DRC. Endicott and Remezo were forced to walk across the border from Uganda into the Democratic Republic of Congo where they spent most of their time held hostage, according to CBS News .

World News LILLEY: Trudeau accuses Scheer of lying
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Had the caucus agreed at the start of this Parliament to put expulsions to a vote, last Tuesday's decision to remove the two women would've required 90 Liberal MPs voting in favour. While that drama plays out in and around West Block, the Senate Open Caucus - which is "co-sponsored" by the Independent Senators Group, the Senate Liberals and the government's representative to the Senate - will tackle an issue that is, at least arguably, far more critical to the health and wellbeing of ...

World News Japan extends sanctions on N. Korea by 2 years
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In a meeting with senior officials on Tuesday, Kim ordered them to display "an attitude befitting the masters of the revolution and construction under the prevailing tense situation and thus follow through on the new strategic line of the Party", KCNA reported .

World News USA wants United Nations to revoke credentials of Maduro’s government
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Washington will present a draft resolution to the Security Council aimed at recognizing Guaido and appointing his representative as the ambassador to the world body, Pence told the council. Pence went on to say the U.S is working on a resolution in support of Guaido, and he's calling on all United Nations member states to support it. Russian U.N.

World News ‘Morally bankrupt pathological liars’: Facebook slammed by NZ privacy commissioner
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Edwards later told Radio New Zealand that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg "can't tell us or won't tell us, how many suicides are live-streamed, how many murders, how many sexual assaults. "It may be that regulating - as Australia has done just in the last week - could be a good interim way to get their attention". Internet providers and tech giants like Facebook and Google will be compelled to remove violent content in a sweeping new law passed in Australia last week.

World News EU’s Juncker demands fair trade from China ahead of summit
Author: 0 EU’s Juncker demands fair trade from China ahead of summit

In this context, we hope to convince China to include subsidies to the industry as a key element of the WTO reform, ' expressed European Council President Donald Tusk. While India is not averse to working with China on infrastructure initiatives bilaterally or multilaterally, it wants certain global norms to be followed including those on transparency, economic feasibility and also "mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity".

World News Search underway after Japanese F-35 fighter disappears during night training mission
Author: 0 Search underway after Japanese F-35 fighter disappears during night training mission

The British Ministry of Defence has shown its concern as it has plans to purchase a total of 138 F-35 fighter jets developed by Lockheed Martin, according to Reuters. The pilot had 3,200 hours of flight time, with 60 hours on the F-35, the official said. "The Defence Science and Technology Agency's (DSTA) assessment is that now is an opportune time to put in Singapore's request", Minister Ng said, noting that the price of the F-35 has been "steadily falling" due to "healthy orders" from ...

World News Marine from Long Island killed in Afghanistan bombing
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The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the American troops were killed near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, while three others were wounded in the explosion. The conflicting accounts could not be immediately reconciled. "USA service members have sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan to keep us safe and no cowardly act of terror will impede our efforts to achieve peace".

World News Khashoggi's children deny settlement discussions over his murder: Statement
Author: 0 Khashoggi's children deny settlement discussions over his murder: Statement

The Washington Post , where Khashoggi worked as a columnist before he was killed, first reported the payments to his children . Earlier in April the deceased journalist's former employers at the Washington Post alleged that Khashoggi's children, including Salah, had received homes worth millions of dollars in the months following their father's murder, and were also in receipt of monthly stipends from Saudi authorities worth thousands of dollars.

World News Libya national conference postponed due to fighting
Author: 0 Libya national conference postponed due to fighting

Sarraj's forces carried out an air strike on an LNA position in the suburb of Suq al-Khamis on Tuesday, a resident and an eastern military source said, without giving more details. It caused no casualties, but left a meter-deep crater on a runway. Targeted attacks on health services were a violation of global law, the organisation said.

World News Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy
Author: 0 Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy

The anti-secrecy organisation said it had been offered all the material from an unnamed person in Spain, if it paid €3million. "The only reason why this was averted, in our opinion, is that we learned about it", said Hrafnsson. Ecuador's leader is understood to be claiming that Assange has "repeatedly violated" some conditions of his asylum. The Swedish chief prosecutor dropped proceedings against him in 2017.

World News European Union agrees to offer May Brexit delay after Macron talks tough
Author: 0 European Union agrees to offer May Brexit delay after Macron talks tough

British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged on Thursday there was "huge frustration" that she had to request a second delay to Brexit from the European Union , urging parliament to finally support her Brexit deal. She said in Brussels tonight that she would not pretend that the next few weeks would be easy. "The timetable is clear", said May, who had said earlier in the day she hoped the deal could be ratified as soon as May 22, which would avoid the need for Britain to participate ...

World News Omar Al-Bashir Resigns, Transitional Government To Be Announced
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Adel Mahjoub Hussein, the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, told Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that "there are consultations to form a military council to take over power after President Bashir stepped down". But many said the agitation had been boiling as the economic hardship hit with soaring inflation and limits on bank withdrawals. It was his first such speech since he imposed a state of emergency across the country in February.

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