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Number Of People Using Facebook Reaches 2 Billion
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark...
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U.N. rights boss: Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened
The United Nations' top rights official accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May...
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Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of some 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The ruling largely upheld a civil court's landmark 2014 judgment that said the state was...
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Michael Fallon defends £1bn DUP deal amid backlash
Defence secretary says cash is not a ‘bung’ and it is in all the UK’s interests to help Northern Ireland...
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Queen Elizabeth to get $7.6m 'pay rise'
The Queen of England is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate's profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. It comes as accounts...
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'ISIS is finished in Mosul' - Iraqi military hopeful of regaining full control of city in coming days
The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City. An attempted fight-back by militants failed on Sunday...
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Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California to Call Glyphosate Carcinogenic
An herbicide that's the active ingredient for the popular Roundup weed killer made by Monsanto Co will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer beginning on July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday, according to Reuters....
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Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak Has Been Recalled By His Government
A report released Sunday said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak is being recalled by the Russian government, USA Today reported. Kislyak is set to leave Washington next month after a July 11 going-away party at the St. Regis Hotel, according to BuzzFeed News. Kislyak is reportedly...
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Trump Administration Divided On Best Way To Approach Meeting With Vladimir Putin
U.S. President Donald Trump is keen to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany for a multinational summit next month but the idea is revealing disagreement within the party on the best way to approach Moscow during an ongoing investigation into Russia involvement in the U.S. elections, The...
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Former Executive Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial For Fraud Charges
Former executive Martin Shkreli, the one-time CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who drew outrage for raising the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000 percent and was subsequently arrested for stealing money from investors and other charges was scheduled to go on trial Monday, CNN reported. In 2015,...
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