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White House can't shield information on trans military ban, judge rules

A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s request to shield the information used to rationalize the proposed transgender military ban.

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John Hopoate: Former Australia and NRL player given 10-year ban

Ex-Australia player John Hopoate is banned from the sport for 10 years for his behaviour during a minor-league match.

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The Interpreter: Turkey’s Crisis Exposes the Perils of Strongman Rule

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be going down the same ill-fated path that was taken by the failed authoritarian leaders of Venezuela and ...

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old ...

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South Korea to ban some BMW vehicles over engine fires

The government wants the cars off the roads until they have been safety checked by BMW.

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Talk on Hong Kong Independence Goes Ahead, Despite Criticism

Officials had criticized the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong for hosting a talk by the founder of a party the government wants to ban.

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The student trying to solve the food waste crisis

Has a 23-year-old engineering student come up with an invention that could tackle food waste problems?

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Top Republican's son backs Democrat running for father's seat

House Republican Bob Goodlatte's son donated $2,700 to a Democrat running to replace his father.

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Calls for Action on Toxics White House Called 'PR Nightmare'

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like ...

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US Wants to Remain ‘Partner of Choice’ in South America

High-profile U.S. officials have visited South America in recent weeks to signal strength in inter-American alliances amid U.S. competitors’ ...

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

Computer and video games featuring Nazi symbols such as the swastika can now be sold in Germany uncensored after a regulatory body lifted the longstanding ban.

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Firms 'struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away'

The tighter labour market is boosting wages for some staff, says HR trade body the CIPD.

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A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis, With Refugees

“Moses,” a production by the Bavarian State Opera’s youth program, brings together a cast of teenage refugees, children of immigrants and Germans.

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Trump backs Harley-Davidson boycott in tariff row

The US president says it's "great" that many Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the firm.

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US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

The U.S. ambassador to London has publicly warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to side with President Donald Trump in the burgeoning ...

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'ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage' Portends Clash of Political Extremes

In the documentary ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage, filmmaker Adam Lough looks at the rise of the alternative right movement in America and its ideological components. The “alt-right” movement, as it is often called, is a political grouping that combines racism, white nationalism, anti-Semitism and populism. The term has been embraced by white ...

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Brexit: What is the 'no deal' WTO option?

If the UK leaves the EU with "no deal" it will have to trade on WTO terms.

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Trump, France's Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. Trump, who is vacationing at his New Jersey golf club, said on Twitter that he had discussed "various subjects" with Macron in a "very good" phone call. The two leaders discussed "a broad range of trade ... /
Hip-hop icon Lil Kim wants you to know she’s tired of talking about Nicki Minaj

As fans settle in to listen to Nicki Minaj’s new album “Queen” that dropped today, the “Queen Bee” Lil Kim is apparently tired of female rappers ...

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What could Brexit mean for the Premier League?

Would 25% of Premier League players fail to get work permits if EU players were treated the same as non-EU ones?

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Pussy Riot activist defies Russian travel ban

One of the original members of Pussy Riot says she "escaped" Russia to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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As NFL Season Begins, Player Protests Retake Spotlight

As the National Football League (NFL) pre-season began Thursday night for many teams, several players continued to defy U.S. President Donald Trump ...

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Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

U.S. President Donald Trump further escalated tensions with Turkey Friday by announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in an early morning post on Twitter. In announcing 20 percent tariffs on aluminum and 50 percent tariffs on steel, Trump said "the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong ...

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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

After decades of German video games censoring Nazi bad guys, the rules have changed.

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Some NFL Players ‘Raise Awareness’ During Anthem

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end ...

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