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World News Putin fires back at Elton John over gay rights in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Putin fires back at Elton John over gay rights in Russian Federation

But, in any case, the US president made this matter one of the priorities during our conversation at the G20 summit", Putin said following the G20 summit, answering an Interfax question, on Saturday. Trump returned from that trip to call his comments "beneath the dignity of the office". Criticism followed by sanctions from the West was met with increasingly anti-Western policies, while lobbying of the Russian Orthodox Church has increased in recent years, resulting in conservative laws.

World News Thomas Says High Court's Abortion Decrees 'Out Of Control'
Author: 0 Thomas Says High Court's Abortion Decrees 'Out Of Control'

The case involved a 2016 Alabama law prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion - a late-term procedure in which an unborn baby is torn apart limb by limb, until the womb is empty. "I think they're passing these things as red meat to the right-wing base to make it look like they are actually doing something". During a hearing this month , Barker questioned why the state would force women seeking a second-trimester abortion to undergo "highly risky" alternative procedures, such as ...

World News Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu camped in Hyderabad, away from AP
Author: 0 Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu camped in Hyderabad, away from AP

The notice was served in the name of Lingameneni Ramesh, from whom the house was taken on lease by then Chief Minister Naidu after the latter shifted here from Hyderabad in 2016. Nara Chandrababu Naidu was served eviction notice by CRDA officials today. "All these structures were earlier given similar notices four years ago".

World News Morandi bridge in Italy demolished with explosives
Author: 0 Morandi bridge in Italy demolished with explosives

Six seconds of controlled explosions wiped out the remains of a collapsed bridge in the northern Italian city of Genoa on Friday, paving the way for a new structure to replace the ageing viaduct that gave way past year, killing 43 people.

World News Huawei Allowed to Conduct Business with US Companies Again
Author: 0 Huawei Allowed to Conduct Business with US Companies Again

The Trump administration also listed Huawei as a security threat, effectively banning U.S. companies from doing business with it. Except, that is, for one big detail: he will allow American companies to sell technology to Huawei . Wang Xiaolong, the Foreign Ministry's special envoy of G20 affairs and head of the ministry's Department of International Economic Affairs, said if the United States does what it says on Huawei then China would of course welcome it.

World News Trump says he's looking forward to Kim Jong Un meeting
Author: 0 Trump says he's looking forward to Kim Jong Un meeting

He added that if Mr Trump crossed the Military Demarcation Line , it would fulfill "a longstanding North Korean goal of getting a sitting U.S. president on their soil". The two leaders were seen shaking hands with Mr Kim applauding during their meeting. Trump said that he would be willing to step across the border into North Korea if he met with Kim at the DMZ.

World News President Xi returns to China after attending G20 Summit in Osaka
Author: 0 President Xi returns to China after attending G20 Summit in Osaka

Warning that there are growing risks to the global economy, leaders of the group of 20 major economies on June 29 called for a free and stable trade environment and reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Evidence suggests that the effects of tariffs have been felt most in GOP counties, particularly among farmers and other trade-heavy sectors. The G20 bloc said it will play a lead role in the global efforts to prevent fight against corruption by denying safe haven to persons ...

World News New software glitch found in troubled Boeing 737 MAX jet
Author: 0 New software glitch found in troubled Boeing 737 MAX jet

Boeing began updating the flight-control software implicated in the crash - it pushed the plane's nose down more than two dozen times based on faulty readings from a single sensor. Exercises on a Boeing 737 Max simulator in recent days showed pilots might have difficulty responding to the newly identified failure, the person said.

World News Court Rules Against Challenge to Indonesia Election Result
Author: 0 Court Rules Against Challenge to Indonesia Election Result

Over the course of more than eight hours Thursday, the nine-judge panel painstakingly described numerous allegations - including vote buying and that biased civil servants favoured Widodo - as baseless. Subianto supporter Daeng Wahidin was among a few thousand people gathered outside the court for the verdict, but police barricades prevented them getting near the building.

World News Hot and humid with isolated storms — FORECAST
Author: 0 Hot and humid with isolated storms — FORECAST

Showers and thunderstorms will arrive on Saturday , afternoon ahead of a cold front. Expect 20% chances for a pop up storms and afternoon highs climbing into the upper 90s. Skies will clear out Sunday night with lows in the low 70s. Highs reach into the mid and upper 70s. Very warm and humid as we head into the week of the 4th of July.

World News Artist wields paintbrush at Hong Kong mass protests
Author: 0 Artist wields paintbrush at Hong Kong mass protests

The Chinese government subsequently banned her from performing in mainland China. Thousands of people marched into major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on June 26, urging leaders to back their demand for the government to fully scrap a proposal that would allow extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China for trial.

World News Europe set to roast again as heatwave continues
Author: 0 Europe set to roast again as heatwave continues

Meteo-France reported that the maximum temperature before this was 44.1 degree Celsius, which was recorded in the same area in the year 2003 in August. For a fourth consecutive day, unusually high temperatures above 43 degrees were forecast on Saturday across Spain . Several hundred soldiers and firefighters fought four fires in central Spain and the northeastern region of Catalonia , as Europe's heat wave continued into the weekend .

World News Erdogan says Saudi Crown Prince must uncover Khashoggi murderers ANKARA
Author: 0 Erdogan says Saudi Crown Prince must uncover Khashoggi murderers ANKARA

Five of those face the death penalty in the trial, which has been held secretly, with only a handful of diplomats allowed to attend. One of the issues which the Saudi crown prince and the US president especially focused on was to lay the blame for the tensions in the Persian Gulf - especially regarding the attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman - on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

World News At least 15 dead as construction site wall collapses in Pune
Author: 0 At least 15 dead as construction site wall collapses in Pune

The boundary wall was built near construction site sheds and when it collapsed, at least three sheds were complete bogged down under the wall. "We are trying to rescue people that are trapped under the wall and the soil mud", said the official, adding "so far we have rescued three workers".

World News A few Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives
Author: 0 A few Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

A crowdfunding campaign raised more than US$860,000 to buy ads in major global newspapers warning of the threat that the extradition bill poises to Hong Kong residents. Kelvin Ho, one of the group's several leaders, said the protest was meant to "urge the worldwide community to give stress on Beijing that we need democracy".

World News The big question the 1st Democratic debate answered
Author: 0 The big question the 1st Democratic debate answered

As with the first night, the streets of Miami were covered with protesters and politicos seeking to support their candidate, forward their particular issue of choice or simply get an idea of who all those people on the stage are and what visions they have for America come 2020.

World News Backgrounder: Numerical facts about Osaka G20 summit
Author: 0 Backgrounder: Numerical facts about Osaka G20 summit

OSAKA, Japan , June 29 (Xinhua) - The 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit concluded here on Saturday with a pledge to realize a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable and stable trade and investment environment, and to keep markets open.

World News Trump offers North Korea's Kim weekend meeting in demilitarized zone
Author: 0 Trump offers North Korea's Kim weekend meeting in demilitarized zone

Choe's statement was carried via the North's official Korean Central News Agency. "We don't welcome the South Korea visit by President Trump who threatens peace on the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world", one of the groups said in a statement released ahead of its rally set to begin at the Seoul Square in front of the Seoul City Hall at about 5 p.m.

World News Tunisian president's health is improving: Presidency
Author: 0 Tunisian president's health is improving: Presidency

A pair of suicide bombers struck nearly simultaneously in the Tunisian capital of Tunis today, killing at least one police officer and wounding several others, including passers-by, according to the Interior Ministry. One officer was killed and another wounded along with three civilians. Ambulances and police cars park near an explosion site in Tunis , Thursday June 27, 2019.

World News Charlottesville attacker gets life in prison
Author: 0 Charlottesville attacker gets life in prison

Back in March, Fields pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crimes , as part of his plea deal that spared his life, eliminating the death penalty as a possible sentence . Under the sentence imposed by US Judge Michael F. Urbanski , Fields will serve his sentence without the possibility of parole. Even afterwards, Fields remained unrepentant, prosecutors said.

World News Saudi Arabia raises India's Hajj quota to 200,000
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia raises India's Hajj quota to 200,000

Despite the global uproar over the murder, Trump has maintained friendly ties with the crown prince, and showered him with praise during the meeting on Saturday. Trump praised bin Salman in a brief photo op after they sat down with aides for a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. As far as the length of the extension is concerned, we have yet to decide whether it will be six or nine months.

World News Pelosi caves on House border bill, backs Senate version Trump supports
Author: 0 Pelosi caves on House border bill, backs Senate version Trump supports

Some $220 million will be set aside for the Department of Justice so it can process immigration cases and provide resources to U.S. Marshals Service for care and detention of federal detainees. Democrats have also cut funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement salaries. He described the Senate bill as the "only game in town", and stressed that it was "time to quit playing games".

World News Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'
Author: 0 Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Overall, only 37% of voters across the board now support impeaching the president, down five points from January. "It is "case closed" for me". House Republicans likely will try to press Mueller on anti-Trump text messages between former FBI Agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page and on an anti-Trump dossier authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

World News Tunnel between MI and Canada closed after train derails
Author: 0 Tunnel between MI and Canada closed after train derails

A CN train derailed inside the Port Huron-to-Sarnia rail tunnel under the St. Clair River Friday morning. The train was confirmed to be carrying unsafe goods during the derailment. The city is working with Canadian partners at the scene, and Homeland Security, Emergency Management and regional stakeholders have been briefed. Emergency crews also responded on the MI side of the tunnel, he said.

World News Police say 3 dead in California Ford shooting
Author: 0 Police say 3 dead in California Ford shooting

The man also killed the parts manager, he said. Employees then directed officers inside where two employees were found shot. Police say the gunman is down and there is no active shooter. "There is no threat to the public", police said, adding the department will be conducting a "thorough and in-depth investigation and will be on scene for some time".

World News Airplane Emergency Landing in Russia's Nizhneangarsk
Author: 0 Airplane Emergency Landing in Russia's Nizhneangarsk

Earlier, Russian Izhevsk had to emergency land the plane Sukhoi Superjet. On Thursday morning, Angara Airlines' An-24 took off in Ulan-Ude to travel to Nizhneangarsk. The regional government subsequently said the two killed were crew members. The building that got hit by a plane, is the object of the sewage treatment system.

World News At First Democratic Debate, Booker Makes Inroads
Author: 0 At First Democratic Debate, Booker Makes Inroads

The candidates for the events were chosen at random. It was a gift that allowed her to stick to her stump speech and deliver a progressive message to millions of people on everything from the corrosive effect of corporate money to gun control, without getting distracted or having to react to a sharp retort.

World News Trump hails Korean demilitarised zone as a 'real border'
Author: 0 Trump hails Korean demilitarised zone as a 'real border'

On Thursday, Kwon Jong Gun, chief of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's USA affairs department, said it will "never go through" South Korea again when it deals with the United States. Trump's trip to South Korea on Saturday and Sunday risks highlighting the distance between him and Kim, more than year after their historic first meeting in Singapore.

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