Monthly Archives: July 2017

Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of billions of U.S. dollars in aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees is sending a dangerous message to Afghan people and hinder the U.S…. Continue reading

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Analysts doubt North Korea’s ICBM re-entry capability

North Korea after decades of effort has a missile potentially capable of reaching the continental United States, but analysts say Pyongyang has yet to show the ICBM can inflict serious damage once it gets there. Continue reading

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Xi says China will never permit any loss of territory

Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a tough line on national sovereignty amid multiple disputes with his country’s neighbors, saying China will never permit any loss of territory. Continue reading

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College considered selling land before Sander’s wife left

An economic development official says a financial services company had considering buying some of a now-defunct college’s lakefront property while U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president of the Vermont school. Continue reading

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Food fight erupts over Pennsylvania ‘Pierogi Festival’ name

A Pennsylvania celebration of a popular Polish treat is embroiled in a food fight after a suburban Chicago chamber of commerce threatened a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the name “Pierogi Festival.” Continue reading

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Brazil’s president faces congressional vote on his future

For Brazilian leaders, August is the cruelest month — and one that now presents a potentially fatal challenge to the presidency of Michel Temer. Continue reading

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Maduro says he will radically overhaul Venezuela’s system

President Nicolas Maduro brushed off new U.S. sanctions on him and condemnation at home and abroad of the newly chosen constitutional assembly, saying the vote has given him a popular mandate to radically overall Venezuela’s political system. Continue reading

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UK: Muslim girl stuffed in a freezer after brutal raped and murder ‘for honour’

Celine Dookhran: Tributes for young Muslim woman ‘who had throat slit in suspected honour killing’ ‘There is nothing honourable about murdering and raping a young girl for being in love’ Rachel Roberts, The Independent Thursday 27 July 2017 16:49 BST The 20-year-old was described as ‘talented and loving’ by family members. Tributes have poured in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Supporters gather at Thai court before ex-PM defends self

Supporters of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are gathering outside a court in Bangkok where she is expected to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand’s current military government says she grossly mishandled. Continue reading

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Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment at Aussie campuses

A survey of Australian university students has found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been sexually assaulted, but few made formal complaints. Continue reading

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New Zealand Labour Party leader quits 7 weeks from election

New Zealand opposition leader Andrew Little has quit and been replaced by his 37-year-old deputy seven weeks before the general election, as the Labour Party tries to overcome recent dismal results. Continue reading

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Police: Suspect dies, 2 officers hospitalized in California

A man who broke into his estranged wife’s home died and two police officers were wounded after a shooting erupted Monday inside an apartment in the California farming town of Los Banos, authorities said. Continue reading

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Worker’s body found in Irish pub’s walk-in cooler in Ohio

Police say an employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Continue reading

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Man found stuck in compartment of pickup on impound lot

A tow company employee was taking inventory of an impounded pickup truck when he heard pounding and screaming coming from inside. Continue reading

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White House says Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members

Simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and his attorney general appear to be cooling down. Continue reading

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UN begins removing rebel weapons from camps in Colombia

The United Nations has begun removing containers holding more than 7,000 weapons from demobilization zones where the arms were handed over by former fighters for Colombia’s largest rebel group who are beginning life as civilians under a peace agreement. Continue reading

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California cops shot: Suspected gunman dead, investigators say

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a police officer’s gun and engaging in a struggle — which ended with all three shot — has died, investigators said. Continue reading

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‘Jerk’ rooster needs new home, frustrated Michigan owner claims in Facebook post

If you’re in the market for a rooster, a woman in Michigan has one she’s looking to give away. Continue reading

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Emily weakens to tropical depression drenching Florida; 2 fishermen rescued

Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing power outages and leaving two fishermen to be rescued from Tampa Bay. Continue reading

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Ohio police chief: Somebody snorted heroin off my business card

Canal Fulton Police Chief Doug Swartz’s business card was used to snort heroin, according to authorities. Continue reading

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