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Literary Group Sues Trump, Alleges Free Speech Stifling

In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized petitions and established a Press Freedom Incentive Fund. Now the literary and human rights organization, which ...

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Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

PM Scott Morrison says he is "open" to recognising the city as Israel's capital, but draws criticism.

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Australian Leader Considers Moving Embassy to Jerusalem From Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Scott Morrison echoed many of the points President Trump gave for a similar decision. The announcement drew criticism as a political ...

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Rights Group Criticizes US-Led Coalition for Raqqa Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is “a slap in the face for ...

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Taiwan's president calls on Beijing to not be a 'source of conflict' worldwide

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China to be a "responsible" country on the world stage rather than provoking unnecessary conflict, amid ...

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US, China Trade Criticism in Testy Beijing Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Chinese counterpart the United States has "grave concerns" about China's actions, in a meeting that ...

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Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions

The Pentagon has canceled plans for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to visit China after his counterpart in Beijing could not be made available, a U.S. defense official told VOA on Monday. The trip was never finalized or formally announced. The ...

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Venice considers nightly ban on carrying alcohol

Anyone caught carrying alcohol at night - even sealed tight - could be hit with a hefty fine.

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