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US accuse Russia of complicity in Syrian chemical attack

President Trump’s top diplomat accuse Russia of complicity in Syria’s war crimes during a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with Vladimir Putin’s foreign minister, it was reported Sunday. Via: Mary Kay Linge     Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will demand that Russia yank its support from Bashar al-Assad’s bloody dictatorship over Syria, where hundreds of thousands of innocents have died ...

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France wants UN Security Council meeting after Syria chemical attack

A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians including several children in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, with the opposition accusing the government and demanding a UN investigation. Via: timesnow.tv The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun left dozens suffering respiratory problems and symptoms including vomiting, fainting and foaming at the mouth, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory ...

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Sweden mourns death of UN expert in DRC

A Swedish aid worker who was abducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations confirmed on Wednesday. Via: thelocal.se 36-year-old Zaida Catalán was found dead with an American colleague and their Congolese interpreter. The UN said it would conduct an inquiry into the deaths, the cause of which is not yet ...

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UN accuses Turkey of rights violations in operations against Cizre’s Kurds

When a man in the Turkish town of Cizre was told his sister had been killed, his family was invited to pick up her remains from the public prosecutor’s office. Via: bbc.com But all they received were three small pieces of charred flesh – and no information on how she died. His account from February 2016 is among many included in ...

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Hungary’s leader calls Muslims migration ‘Trojan horse’ of terrorism

Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human rights groups said the decision was a “flagrant violation of international law.” Via: usnews.com In the eyes of Hungary’s combative prime minister, Viktor Orban, an early supporter of U.S. President Donald ...

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Ukraine Appeals to U.N. High Court in Claim of Russian-Sponsored Terror

Ukraine is asking the United Nation’s International Courtof Justice to investigate its claim that Russia is sponsoring terrorism by funding and arming rebels in that country. Via: breitbart.com “Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court that Moscow is ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine,” Agency France-Presse (AFP) reported ...

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Tony Abbott criticises aid to Palestinian Authority

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says the Federal Government should consider cutting foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority, as well as relocating Australia’s embassy in Israel if the United States does the same. KEY POINTS: Mr Abbott says moving embassy could be a way “for Australia to demonstrate its unswerving support for Israel” DFAT will spend $43.6 million in foreign ...

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The last 24 hours of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump long ago earned a reputation for being unpredictable in his statements, but he outdid himself on Thursday. In the span of just a few hours, Trump shook international relations by undercutting the Obama administration over a UN resolution on Israeli settlements, indicated he would ramp up nuclear competition with Russia and then jolted a major defense contractor ...

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Danish People’s Party MP: ‘Shoot at migrants’

Kenneth Kristensen Berth, an MP for the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party, was in hot water on Thursday morning for comments he made at a debate in Copenhagen. Berth, who is his party’s EU spokesman, squared off with the Danish European Movement chairwoman Stine Bosse in a debate on Europe’s external borders for Europa Magasinet. In one exchange, Berth said that ...

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Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim. “We will not shut up. We will not obey. Withdraw the bill immediately!” the around 3,000 protesters shouted amid claps and whistles as they marched to Kadikoy square on the city’s ...

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