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World News Florida Lawmakers Applaud Labor Secretary Acosta’s Resignation
Author: 0 Florida Lawmakers Applaud Labor Secretary Acosta’s Resignation

Mr Acosta joined Trump on the White House lawn as the President announced the resignation, which he said was Mr Acosta's idea. President Trump said that Acosta called him Friday morning and said it was entirely Acosta's decision. "We now have 12 years of knowledge and hindsight and we live in a very different world", he said. When Labor Secretary Alex Acosta steps down on July 19, his deputy Patrick Pizzella will step in as acting head of the department.

World News First shipment of Russian S-400 systems delivered to Turkey
Author: 0 First shipment of Russian S-400 systems delivered to Turkey

The purchase created a rift between Turkey and United States which argues the Russian systems are not compatible with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation equipment and may compromise its F-35 jets. Turkey could face expulsion from the F-35 program and other US sanctions if it goes ahead with the S-400 delivery. USA officials said last week the administration still plans to impose sanctions on Turkey.

World News Fertility clinic sued for embryo mix-ups
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When the Manukyans went to the clinic to undergo in vitro fertilization in August, they believed CHA was transferring their embryos into Mrs. Manukyan's uterus. Identified in court papers only as Y.Z. and A.P., the couple said they were shocked in March 2019 when they gave birth and realized that the children weren't of Asian descent, as they are.

World News What friendship? Donald dumps Epstein after child sex charges
Author: 0 What friendship? Donald dumps Epstein after child sex charges

Epstein's lawyer Roy Black filed a response late Monday in a case involving a violation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act. "I don't think I've spoken to him for 15 years", he said . On Monday, the US attorney in Manhattan said it was not bound by the plea deal and accused Epstein of luring dozens of girls, some as young as 14, and coercing them into sex acts.

World News Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court
Author: 0 Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson with Katy Hopkins as he arrives for his sentencing at the Old Bailey in London. His lawyer was forced to apologise when he arrived late for court. The video was eventually viewed 3.4 million times after being shared following his arrest. Dozens of his supporters protested in central London, after he was imprisoned for nine months for contempt of court.

World News Passenger train hits freight train in Pakistan, killing 16
Author: 0 Passenger train hits freight train in Pakistan, killing 16

A collision between a passenger train and a stationary freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan killed almost two dozen people and injured more than 70 others, hospital officials said Thursday. A child and a man have been rescued from the train, the report added. A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police said, with the prime minister blaming ageing, ...

World News BBC Panorama on political interference and leaked emails
Author: 0 BBC Panorama on political interference and leaked emails

The Party slammed the BBC's choice of producer, John Ware, as " unsuitable ", noting that Ware's "record of public political hostility to Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership of the Labour Party , as well as a series of controversial articles and programs on the Muslim community, means he can not be regarded as fair or even-handed on British politics".

World News France hits back at U.S. over tax on big digital companies
Author: 0 France hits back at U.S. over tax on big digital companies

The tax will apply a 3% levy on revenue from digital services earned in France by firms with more than €25m (£22.5m) in French revenue and €750m worldwide. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in March that a 3% tax on the French revenue of major online companies could yield €500 million ($563 million) a year and would include some 30 companies, which were mostly from the USA but also included others from China, Germany, Spain and the UK.

World News One of Doomed Climbers Had a GoPro
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GoPro footage from the Himalayan expedition where eight climbers including an Australian woman were killed in an avalanche late in May has been released by Indian authorities. They took great care in removing them and bringing them down the mountain, preserving them in the snow overnight to stave off decomposition. Contact with the group was initially lost on May 26, as the prelude to an air search being launched after the group failed to respond on May 31.

World News After arrest, Epstein challenges victims in Florida court
Author: 0 After arrest, Epstein challenges victims in Florida court

Acosta told reporters that his relationship with Trump remains "outstanding", but also noted that every member of Trump's Cabinet serves at the president's pleasure. He has pleaded not guilty, and is charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.

World News AMLO cleans house: Mexican finance minister quits via Twitter
Author: 0 AMLO cleans house: Mexican finance minister quits via Twitter

Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment figure who came to power past year vowing a pro-austerity and anti-corruption drive, accepted Urzua's resignation. In Urzua's resignation letter, he cited problems with other members of the government as one reason for leaving. The Minister of Finance and public credit of Mexico Carlos Ursua filed a petition of resignation.

World News UK, Canada launch push to protect media freedom
Author: 0 UK, Canada launch push to protect media freedom

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney , who was appointed a special envoy for media freedom by Hunt, will also convene a panel of legal experts who will advise governments on how their laws or actions affect media freedom. At its best, a free media both protects society from the abuse of power and helps to release the full potential of a country. And today we send a strong message that media freedom is not a Western but a universal value....

World News 'Chopped into pieces': Children, pregnant women killed in village massacre
Author: 0 'Chopped into pieces': Children, pregnant women killed in village massacre

Mr Marape, who became leader in May, blamed a lack of police on the ground as a major problem in a region that has struggled with violence for years. While it is not yet clear what the exact circumstances were that led to the killing, Hela Governor Philip Undialu told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday that the motive behind the killings could be in retaliation for an earlier incident in another village.

World News Trump handed a victory by appeals court in DC hotel lawsuit
Author: 0 Trump handed a victory by appeals court in DC hotel lawsuit

In a statement to Newsweek , a spokesperson for Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, two of the leading plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging that Trump is improperly profiting from his position as president through his private business, said that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals "got it wrong" in Wednesday's decision.

World News Elderly S. Korean defects to N. Korea
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Choe is the son of the former foreign minister Choe Dok-shin, who defected with his wife to North Korea in 1986 after political disputes with the then president, Park Chung-hee. South Korea's decision to strengthen maritime border security includes plans to deploy a mid-sized warship, and several maritime patrol helicopters near the NLL.

World News Baker makes marijuana birthday cake, it was supposed to be Moana
Author: 0 Baker makes marijuana birthday cake, it was supposed to be Moana

Instead of Moana , her mother received a cake with a large cannabis leaf (and a green " My Little Pony " horse smoking what appears to be a joint, its eyes bloodshot). Assam Police's Tweet on Seizing 600 Kgs of Marijuana Gets Twitterati High on Sarcasm, Check Funny Tweets . The birthday girl said, "That ice cream cake was still good though".

World News British envoy to USA quits after Trump fury over slight
Author: 0 British envoy to USA quits after Trump fury over slight

The respected diplomat's move has caused Britain's relations with the USA presidency to sink to its lowest levels in decades. May expressed "great regret" at Darroch's departure. The insults had been in response to the publication last Sunday of a collection of confidential e-mails Sir Kim had sent to government officials in London in which he described the Trump White House as "clumsy and inept".

World News Killing of black teen in Phoenix area trending on Twitter
Author: 0 Killing of black teen in Phoenix area trending on Twitter

According to police reports, Adams approached the teen inside the store at 1:42am stabbed him and then slit his throat with a pocketknife. The boy died at the hospital from his injuries shortly afterward. She insisted he had "no way to care for himself" when he was released from prison for committing assault 48 hours prior to the incident. The Arizona Department of Corrections told KPNX that Adams had not been classified as seriously mentally ill, and was provided with contact information ...

World News European Union mulls cutting funds to Turkey as drilling feud escalates
Author: 0 European Union mulls cutting funds to Turkey as drilling feud escalates

It triggered a strong protest from the Republic of Cyprus and rebukes from the European Union and Greece. Cyprus was divided in 1974 after a Turkish invasion triggered by a Greek-inspired coup. Rejecting the statements made by the Greek Foreign Ministry and the European Union officials declaring Turkey's "aforementioned activities as illegal", the ministry voiced concern that the statement did not mention the Turkish Cypriots "whose rights have been usurped since 1963" and ignored their ...

World News US Missiles Found in Libyan Rebel Camp Were First Sold to France
Author: 0 US Missiles Found in Libyan Rebel Camp Were First Sold to France

It would also put Washington at odds over Libya policy with France , a staunch North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner and ally in other hot spots like West Africa... President Emmanuel Macron used to be the first Western leader to invite him to Europe for peace talks, and France launched air strikes in toughen of Gen Haftar's forces in February.

World News Trump Shows Support for Tucker Carlson in Dispute With Rep. Omar
Author: 0 Trump Shows Support for Tucker Carlson in Dispute With Rep. Omar

Carlson saw some advertisers sever business with his show a year ago after he said that immigrants make the country "poorer and dirtier " while displaying images of trash. That should worry you and not just because Omar is now a sitting Member of Congress. "A system created to strengthen America is instead undermining it".

World News Mojave Desert rupture left by 7.1-magnitude quake is visible from space
Author: 0 Mojave Desert rupture left by 7.1-magnitude quake is visible from space

A 6.4-magnitude quake struck around 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July near Ridgecrest, California, with its impact felt about 180 miles away in Pahrump. The cause of the quake swarm was not identified, but Robert Graves, from the USGS, said this sort of event was not uncommon because of the geology of the region: "We live in an natural disaster country, so these earthquakes in and of themselves are not going to cause any damage, but it's certainly a chance for people to take a look at their ...

World News Military chief: British seizure of Iranian oil tanker 'won't go unanswered'
Author: 0 Military chief: British seizure of Iranian oil tanker 'won't go unanswered'

Iran has demanded the immediate release of the oil tanker, while an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened last Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation. He also said Iran's increase in uranium enrichment was for peaceful aims, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported . France and other countries have called on Iran to go back to complying with the nuclear deal.

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