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 2018-07-19 07:09 

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Austria Defuses Fears of Jews Registering After Accusations of Nazi Methods...

Plans of the regional government in Lower Austria to limit access to kosher and halal meat triggered an uproar in the country and abroad, after speculations rose that believers would have to register to buy meat butchered according to the religious laws. ...

 2018-07-19 06:53 

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'Clearly Unacceptable': Labour MP Faces Action for Calling Corbyn 'Anti-Semite'...

The spark that ignited the row in Labour was a public attack on Jeremy Corbyn by Hodge, a secular Jew herself, in response to the party's new rules on anti-Semitic behavior....

 2018-07-19 06:49 

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40+ Hardline Tories Ready to Derail May's Brexit Plan, Exit EU With No Deal MP...

Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for Britain's withdrawal from the EU, which was agreed upon at Chequers a week ago, specifically stipulates plans to create a UK-EU Customs Area and continued British adherence to European industry rules and ...

 2018-07-19 06:28 

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News Anchor With Thick Immigrant Accent on National Television Shocks Sweden...

Some viewers admittedly had troubles understanding the anchor, whereas others saw it as a sign of disrespect for the Swedish language. The broadcaster retorted that dialects and accents were "part of the language diversity that exists in Sweden."...

 2018-07-19 05:04 

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UK Investigators Claim They Have Identified Novichok Attackers - Reports...
 2018-07-19 04:56 

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Japanese Enterprises Prepare to Wind Down Iran Oil Imports - Reports...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese oil distributors are set to halt crude imports from Iran as the US government looks unlikely to give them a sanctions waiver, local media said....

 2018-07-19 04:39 

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Browder 'Appalled' by Trump Reaction to Russian Interrogation Request...

US-born British financier Bill Browder said he was appalled by the White House suggesting US President Donald Trump had entertained Russia's request to question him in a tax evasion and campaign funding case....

 2018-07-19 04:12 

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Zuckerberg Rules Out Banning Holocaust Deniers from Facebook...

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised the network would not prevent people from unintentionally saying something untrue as he promised not to ban Holocaust deniers....

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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EU-Japan Trade Deal May Impact UK's Post-Brexit Future - Scholar...

The trade deal between the EU & Japan could impact the UK's car manufacturing industry and thousands of jobs. Britain will be under pressure to replicate the European Union's trade deal with Japan if it wants to protect thousands of jobs at car co...

 2018-07-19 04:01 

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Kim Jong-un Unexpectedly Recalls Senior Overseas Envoys to Pyongyang - Reports...

The country only had 43 ambassadorial meetings since foundation of the country in 1948....

 2018-07-19 03:47 

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Seoul Charges North Korean Defector With Selling Military Secrets Reports...

A South Korean court has charged a North Korean defector with breaching a law on military secret protection, media reported Thursday....

 2018-07-19 03:21 

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'Defining Moment in History of Zionism': Israel Passes Jewish State Law...

TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli parliament passed constitutional law on Thursday, declaring Israel a "nation-state4; and stipulating that only Jews had the right to self-determination....

 2018-07-19 03:07 

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Catholic Church Conservatives Close Ranks to Stall Parley With China - Analysts...

As the Chinese government and the Vatican reportedly entered a new round of talks in June on the appointment of bishops in China, analysts warn that the Pope's conservative opponents within the Catholic Church are trying harder than ever to undermine ...

 2018-07-19 02:47 

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First Chinese Student Sues University Over Professor's Alleged Sex Assault...

A female graduate who was allegedly assaulted by a professor at a university in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province has sued the school for failing to protect her from sexual assault, the first such case in China involving a college....

 2018-07-19 02:11 

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Will Ivanka Teach Trump? Tariffs Add up to a Lose-Lose Situation for China, US...

As US President Donald Trump drags many US companies into a trade dispute with China, some Western observers have noted critically that Ivanka Trump's clothing and shoe businesses are exempt from her father's tariffs on Chinese goods....

 2018-07-19 02:00 

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Ex-US Army Officer: Putin's Idea to Bring US Investigators to Russia 'Brilliant'...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there was no reason for Moscow and Washington not to get along after his meeting with Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Sputnik discussed the Trump-Putin summit with Scott Bennett, a former US Army of...

 2018-07-19 01:49 

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Trump Calls on Erdogan to Free US Pastor From Turkish Jail...

US President Donald Trump has slammed Turkey for keeping a US pastor in custody on charges of aiding a terrorist group behind the failed coup....

 2018-07-19 01:46 

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FBI Found No Trace of Russian Meddling in Midterm US Election 'Infrastructure'...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not detected Russian meddling in the midterm elections infrastructure, the director of the US counter-intelligence agency, Christopher Wray said....

 2018-07-19 01:24 

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State Dept Fails to Find Precedent for Summoning Trump's Interpreter to Congress...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department has not found a precedent yet for calling a presidential interpreter to testify before Congress, department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press briefing on Wednesday....

 2018-07-19 00:43 

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Macron Aide Accused of Assaulting May Day Protester in Paris (VIDEO)...

A close aide of the French president, Alexandre Benalla, has been accused by media of battery after allegedly assaulting a protester at a May Day rally in Paris....

 2018-07-19 00:40 

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Trump's Russian Meddling Reversal Suggests US Becoming 'Authoritarian'...

Both media and political backlash being thrown against US President Donald Trump for his flip-flopping antics on whether or not Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election suggests that the Land of the Free is heading toward an authoritarian route...

 2018-07-19 00:28 

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Iran is Uninterested in Nuclear Armament - Analyst...

Iran's rotor centrifuge factory came online Wednesday, but even though it will help Tehran's plans to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, the Middle Eastern country remains uninterested in pursuing nuclear weapons, an economist and political...

 2018-07-19 00:12 

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Social Media Giants Can't Say if Anyone Besides Russia 'Meddled' (VIDEO)...

Representatives from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter testified in front of Congress once again on Tuesday in the ongoing saga that started in 2017 following US intelligence agencies' claims that Russia used social media to meddle in the election the yea...

 2018-07-19 00:03 

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Canada's Trudeau Appoints a Border Security Minister to Deal with Migration...

He will deal with all the illegal migrants who have run to Canada due to Trump's strict immigration policies....

 2018-07-18 23:55 

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Russian Diplomats to Visit Maria Butina in US Detention on Thursday...

Russian Embassy staffers will visit Maria Butina on Thursday who is being held in Washington DC on charges of being a foreign agent, the Embassy said....

 2018-07-18 23:48 

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Prank Backfires As Disguised 'Borat' Star Gets Run Out of Gun Shop...

The shop owner recognized the British actor almost instantly in spite of his heavy disguise....

 2018-07-18 23:30 

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Jack Russell and Miniature Horse Duo Forge Uncommon Bond...

Wishbone, is that you?...

 2018-07-18 22:45 

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Another Head-Scratcher: US PAC's Billboard Implies GOP Is ... Communist? (PHOTO)...

A political action committee listed the banner on its website....

 2018-07-18 22:41 

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Mass Evacuation Under Way in Northern Syria's Idlib...

The mass evacuation of thousands of people from two Syrian villages in the northwest of the country has begun, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said....

 2018-07-18 22:34 

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'Ugly and Repressive Law:' Israel Bans Anti-Occupation Groups from Schools...

On Tuesday, Israel's Parliament passed the so-called "Breaking the Silence" law, which bans nongovernmental organizations and other activist groups from entering Israeli schools and talking to students....

 2018-07-18 22:26 

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Hundreds Protest After Israel Kills Amendment Allowing Surrogacy for Gay Parents...

The legislation was rejected because it mentioned same-gender couples as possible surrogate parents....

 2018-07-18 22:21 

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Current Problems in S Africa Have Nothing to Do With Mandela's Legacy - Scholar...

With today being the 100th Birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela; tributes will be paid around the world to this truly inspirational figure. Despite the progress South Africa has made since the apartheid era, the country still suffers ...

 2018-07-18 22:19 

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Who Is Marina Gross? US Translator Thrust into Spotlight With Subpoena Threat...

American lawmakers opposed to US President Donald Trump are calling on the House Oversight Committee to subpoena the sole American in the room while Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held private talks in Helsinki, Finland: Trump's translator...

 2018-07-18 22:17 

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Turkey Lifts State of Emergency - Reports...

Turkey has lifted a state of emergency at 1 a.m. local time on Thursday (22:00 GMT Wednesday) that has been in place for two years since the 2016 failed coup, Anadolu news agency reported....

 2018-07-18 22:13 

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PETA Condemns Use of 'Terror' Falcons Reportedly Sent From Gaza to Israel...

An hour after a Twitter user alerted animal rights organization PETA on Tuesday to an incident in which a falcon tied to flammable material was sent from the Gaza Strip to Israel as a method of igniting fires, the group responded by saying that animals do...

 2018-07-18 21:35 

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Lending a Paw: Australian Shepherd Makes Excellent Poolside Lifeguard...

"Baywatch" with a bark!...

 2018-07-18 21:35 

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Trump Says He Holds Putin Personally Responsible for Election Meddling...

US President Donald Trump told CBS News in an interview aired Wednesday that he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election....

 2018-07-18 21:05 

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Indian Navy on Alert for Potential Terror Attack - Reports...

The Indian Navy is taking seriously an intelligence report warning that frogmen from the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad are seeking to attack Indian naval ships....

 2018-07-18 20:50 

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Series of Blasts Hit Northern Iraqi City of Kirkuk - Reports...

Several people were injured and one reportedly killed in a series of blasts that rocked Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk late on Wednesday, the Rudaw media outlet reported, though there is no official casualty toll yet....

 2018-07-18 20:41 

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Russian Envoy: OPCW Report Failed to Clarify Delayed Inspection in Syria's Douma...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) interim report on the probe into the incident in the Syrian city of Douma has failed to clarify why the mission's inspectors did not arrive on time to the site of the i...

 2018-07-18 20:37 

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'We Don't Tip Terrorist': US Patron Stiffs Waiter, Leaves Hateful Note (PHOTO)...

An unidentified customer has been banned from a Texas steakhouse after leaving a server no tip and a racist message last weekend....

 2018-07-18 20:26 

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Boeing Granted $3.9 Billion to Build Air Force One Replacements...

The White House confirmed on Wednesday that the US Air Force has awarded Boeing $3.9 billion to "design, modify, test, certify and deliver" two flight-ready 747-8 Air Force One replacement planes....

 2018-07-18 20:19 

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UK Ctitizen Found Guilty of Plotting Attack on Theresa May - Reports...

UK citizen Naaimur Rahman was convicted of terror offenses for scheming an assassination attack on UK Prime Minister Theresa May, media reported on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 19:32 

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#MeTooFoot: Women Assaulted Across France Following World Cup Victory (PHOTOS)...

On Wednesday, Paris' police chief urged women who were sexually assaulted after France's World Cup win to report their cases to the police after many women shared such stories on social media....

 2018-07-18 19:27 

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'F**k Trump': Image of POTUS Being Beheaded Sparks Backlash in Oregon (PHOTO)...

An art gallery based in Portland, Oregon, was hit with backlash this week after local residents called out the establishment for posting an illustration of US President Donald Trump being beheaded on its window....

 2018-07-18 19:11 

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White House: 'Threat' From Russia Still Exists...

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Wednesday that Moscow continues to pose a threat to the US electoral system....

 2018-07-18 19:05 

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US-China Trade War Causes Airbus to Conceal Clients' Identity - Reports...

As Washington and Beijing are embroiled in a full-blown tariff war, some companies apparently have to adapt their business practices in order to avoid falling victim of an economic standoff between the two world powers....

 2018-07-18 19:02 

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Russia Bewildered at Afghanistan Expecting Apologies for Soviet Campaign...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Afghanistan's statement that Russia should apologize to the Afghan people for the decade-long Soviet military operation in Afghanistan "raises nothing but surprise and bewilderment," Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asi...

 2018-07-18 19:00 

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I'm the Reporter Mentioned in Mueller's Indictment. Why Hasn't He Spoken to Me?...

I was as surprised as anyone last Friday, when just days before US President Donald Trump's historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, special counsel Robert Mueller dropped an indictment against 12 Russian nationals claiming that they we...

 2018-07-18 18:58 

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US Cops Suspended for 'OK' Hand Gesture Some Link to White Supremacy (PHOTOS)...

Four Alabama police officers have been suspended without pay Tuesday after a photo appeared in the Daily Mountain Eagle a newspaper servicing the Jasper, Alabama, area of them making an "OK" gesture with their hands, which some say looks like the ...

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