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And Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials have stated clearly their assurances. The act was being widely denounced online. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years", declared the USA commander-in-chief.
  • South Korea tourist numbers hit after China boycott

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    North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2, although US officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. persist in carrying out Security Council resolutions on North Korea and persevere with the resolution of the issue through peaceful means, dialogue and consultation".
  • Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

    Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

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    Demonstrators had been taking part in a sit-in outside Qassim's after authorities revoked the cleric's citizenship previous year on vague charges of aiding a foreign state. It accuses elements of the opposition of seeking to overthrow it by force with help from arch-foe Iran. Bahraini MP Abdullah bin Huwail said in a statement the security operation showed the government's resolve to confront an Iranian-backed security threat.
  • Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Expected To Pass In Texas

    Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Expected To Pass In Texas

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    With a threat from the lieutenant governor hanging over their heads, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to a measure that would prohibit transgender kids from using a school bathroom that matches their gender identity. "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now ..." The bill passed over vehement objections from business and civil rights groups. Texas led a lawsuit challenging that directive and a federal judge in Texas ordered it suspended.
  • Justin Trudeau Photobombs Teens' Prom Pictures

    Justin Trudeau Photobombs Teens' Prom Pictures

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    To be clear, this wouldn't be Trudeau's first attempt at making photobomb magic. "At first, we were like, 'Why is the prime minister of Canada running the seawall?" Behold, another awesome moment to file in the ever-growing "Justin Trudeau Wins the Internet" folder (which now includes these handsome photos of his younger self and the memes of that famous non-handshake with President Donald Trump ).
  • Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

    Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

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    Although that marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections , the outcome was, in truth, widely regarded as a disappointment for the nationalists. The Scottish Conservatives enjoyed unprecedented gains across the country last week. And although the SNP's share of the first preference vote may have held steady across Scotland as a whole as compared with 2012, it has not held up everywhere.
  • Tamil fringe group protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics

    Tamil fringe group protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics

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    BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu claim that Rajinikanth is a natural fit in their party. One of the protesters said Rajinikanth is from Karnataka and should not enter Tamil Nadu politics. "There is no problem if he (Rajnikanth) wants to meet the Prime Minister", Naidu told reporters at a campus event here. "Thamizhachi Thamizarukey, Kannadiga nadigar Rajinikanth oziga", chanted protesters (A Tamil should rule Tamils, Kannadiga actor Rajinikanth down down).
  • Israel Tensions Rise After Trump Official Says Western Wall in West Bank

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    Since taking office in January, Trump has shown signs of shelving his campaign pledge to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, while vowing to do what is necessary to clinch a Middle East peace agreement. Earlier this month, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. said on Facebook that the president would meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in "Palestine".
  • White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

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    The Trump administration has come under intense scrutiny over accusations that the president's aides had colluded with Russian officials during last year's presential campaign. "So to suggest that - which I think is the nut of the question - why wouldn't we want to share a common threat and the efforts that both countries are taking to eradicate a threat that we both feel?" Speaking to reporters ahead of a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on the missile launch, USA ambassador to the ...
  • Trump to expand anti-abortion policy

    Trump to expand anti-abortion policy

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    Also not covered under the new policy are referrals for abortion in cases of "rape, incest, or endangerment of the life of the woman", one of the official said . The new policy will also not affect emergency disaster relief funds. "This policy is sure to tragically increase the number of unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and women dying from pregnancy-related complications around the world", said Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global.