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Facebook vanishes Venezuela-based left-leaning news network again

Telesur English, a multi-state funded Latin American news network, says that Facebook has removed its page for the second time this year “without any specific reason being provided.” Telesur claims its page was abruptly taken offline on Monday. Facebook provided the vague explanation that the page had violated its terms of use, but did not elaborate further. “This is an ...

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Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

Some governors from the northeast U.S. and premiers from eastern Canada on Monday called for the end of the trade war between the U.S. and Canada and a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement as they gathered in Vermont for an annual meeting. Despite the dispute between Washington and Ottawa, participants in the 42nd annual meeting of ...

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Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home

Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home 14 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Wilson was convicted in May of concealing child sexual abuse A former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12-month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse, an Australian court has confirmed. The decision means Philip Wilson, who resigned as ...

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NDAA sought to derail Open Skies & New START treaties with Russia

The 2019 military funding bill signed by President Donald Trump sought to limit US participation in Open Skies and New START treaties with Russia, but the provisions were watered down in talks between the House and the Senate. Trump signed the $716 billion bill on Monday, meaning it would go into effect before the new fiscal year arrives in October, ...

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Abducted boy died in Islamic exorcism ceremony in New Mexico desert, prosecutor says

A missing three-year-old boy, whose remains were discovered buried at a compound in the New Mexico desert, had died during an Islamic ritual ceremony to cast out demonic spirits, a prosecutor told a court hearing on Monday. Prosecutor John Lovelace made his statement at the pretrial hearing of five adults accused of multiple counts of child abuse, for running an ...

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New Mexico compound boy 'died in ritual ceremony'

New Mexico compound boy ‘died in ritual ceremony’ 14 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police described the location where the children were found as a “makeshift compound” A boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony, US prosecutors say. The boy’s remains were discovered after police rescued 11 ...

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The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

The city ranked as the most liveable in the world 14 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a ...

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Special counsel team wraps up in Manafort case

Prosecutors with the team of special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday rested the government’s case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, wrapping up more than two weeks of testimony alleging he hid millions of dollars offshore and failed to pay taxes on that money. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date ...

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