Planned Parenthood to Defy Trump Abortion Referral Rule

Planned Parenthood to Defy Trump Abortion Referral Rule

Jul/17 By

Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require …

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Lebanon’s Hariri Signals Reservations Over IMF Proposals

Lebanon’s Hariri Signals Reservations Over IMF Proposals

Jul/17 By

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday signaled reservations about International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposals for Lebanon which he said included floating the Lebanese pound, which has been pegged at its current level for more than two decades. Hariri was speaking on the first day of a three-day parliamentary session that …

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US Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Commander over Rohingya Abuses

US Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Commander over Rohingya Abuses

Jul/17 By

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders over extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders and …

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Undersea Quake Near Indonesia’s Bali Causes Panic, Minor Damage

Undersea Quake Near Indonesia’s Bali Causes Panic, Minor Damage

Jul/16 By

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia’s Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing minor damage and prompting residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly flee buildings. There were no reports of casualties and no tsunami warning issued by …

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EU Slaps Sanctions on Turkey Over Gas Drilling Off Cyprus

EU Slaps Sanctions on Turkey Over Gas Drilling Off Cyprus

Jul/16 By

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.  The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey’s “continued and …

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke Trails Democratic Rivals in Cash Contest

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Trails Democratic Rivals in Cash Contest

Jul/16 By

Former Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke raised a lackluster $3.6 million for his struggling presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year, his campaign said on Monday. The fundraising haul was a warning sign for the Texas politician and a stark drop in campaign cash after he raised more …

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Codebreaker Alan Turing To Be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing To Be Face of New British Banknote

Jul/15 By

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” During World …

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Zuma Testifies at Corruption Probe

Zuma Testifies at Corruption Probe

Jul/15 By

Former South African president Joseph Zuma is testifying at a judicial inquiry into corruption allegations against him during his time in office. He told the panel Monday there is a conspiracy against him and that there is “a drive to remove me from the scene, a wish that I should …

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Police Used Batons, Pepper Spray Against Protesters in Hong Kong

Police Used Batons, Pepper Spray Against Protesters in Hong Kong

Jul/15 By

Anti-government protesters who fought running battles with police inside a Hong Kong shopping center were “rioters,” city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam said Monday. Lam supported the actions of police force, saying that police and prosecutors will press charges following investigations.   Police used batons and pepper spray to disperse thousands …

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Trump Tweets about Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage

Trump Tweets about Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage

Jul/14 By

In a series of Sunday morning tweets quickly deemed racist and xenophobic by critics, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked fresh controversy with taunts at several new members of Congress. Trump on Twitter, targeted Progressive Democratic Congresswomen, telling them to “go back” and help fix the “crime infested” countries from …

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