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Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli ( Congreso de la República del Perú, CC BY 2.0 )The former Panamanian president, Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, will stand trial in Panama on four charges related to an illegal wiretapping scheme purportedly orchestrated while he was in office between 2009 and 2014.
  • Thousands form human chain in Spain's Basque

    Thousands form human chain in Spain's Basque

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    The Basque Country, which has its own flag, language and culture, already has a higher degree of self-government than Catalonia . The protest was organized by the Basque group Gure Esku Dago (In Our Own Hands). Some wore symbols of support for Calatan separatists. "We have proved that we want to decide the political future of this country", said Gure Esku Dago spokesman Angel Oiarbide as he addressed supporters in Vitoria on self-determination for the Basque region.
  • Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion

    Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion

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    Former Tory cabinet minister Dominic Grieve , who tried to broker a compromise between MPs and ministers, has warned a no-deal scenario could lead to a "national crisis". "This justifies my decision to resign and makes it a lot less painful". MPs voted down the Lords amendment on "sifting regulations" by a majority of 22.
  • Trump congratulates Sanford challenger for win

    Trump congratulates Sanford challenger for win

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    In a tweet posted at 4:12 p.m., less than three hours after polls close, the president described Sanford as "very unhelpful" in Trump's campaign to "Make America Great Again". But during the campaign, he ran ads saying how often he voted with the president. He also slammed Sanford as being 'better off in Argentina'. "And unlike you, Mark has shown humility in his role and a desire to be a better man than he was the day before".
  • Three Catholic bishops resign over sex abuse scandal

    Three Catholic bishops resign over sex abuse scandal

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    Francis had named the 61-year-old Barros bishop of Osorno in 2015 and defended the appointment despite widespread protests that followed in Chile . "This is huge not only for the Chilean church but for the entire world", Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean abuse survivor who helped lead a campaign pressuring the Vatican to take action, said in a phone interview, echoing public comments from other victims and church-reform advocates.
  • Calif. Jogger Filmed Messing With Homeless Man's Items

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    As bystanders plead for the jogger to stop, he claims he's "picking up trash" and that the items ended up in the lake by "accident". In the footage, the man who's gained the nickname "Jogger Joe" starts throwing the homeless man's personal items into the lake.
  • Trump aide Peter Navarro sorry for ‘place in hell’ quip

    Trump aide Peter Navarro sorry for ‘place in hell’ quip

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    In the end, Trump never visited the sessions on climate or the ocean, but held its own news conference, where he slammed "unfair trade" and promised to cut ties with countries that didn't adhere to a "zero tariffs", policy, then leaving for a summit in Singapore.
  • Over 920000 displaced in Syria in 2018

    Over 920000 displaced in Syria in 2018

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    Moumtzis cited reports of a deadly air strike on Sunday that had killed 11 people and hit a pediatric hospital. Moumtzis called on the guarantors of the detente zones in the Arab country, Russia, Turkey and Iran to intensify their commitment to maintaining the ceasefire in effect, especially in the northwestern province of Idlib, where "2.5,000,000 civilians are increasingly moving towards the Turkish border", their last means of escape, he said.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters

    Federal Bureau of Investigation announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters

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    Many of these cases involved worldwide criminal organizations which defrauded not only small-to-large sized businesses but also individuals including real estate purchasers and the elderly. Email fraud is a booming business for cybercriminals, with the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimating there's been more than $3.7 billion lost because of such scams.
  • Mattis not surprised by Trump's call to end military exercises: Pentagon

    Mattis not surprised by Trump's call to end military exercises: Pentagon

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    In China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters that the fact that the two leaders "can sit together and have equal talks has important and positive meaning, and is creating a new history". The former reality-TV star seemed to turn a blind eye to the perceived human rights violations committed in the isolated authoritarian state, including "an nearly complete denial of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and the use of prison labor camps, deliberate ...
  • Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow

    Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow

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    Donations can mailed to or dropped off at 2054 SE California St. Along a closed highway that connects the towns of El Rodeo and San Miguel los Lotes, two of the towns badly affected, around 25 people, many with picks and shovels, waited to resume the search for the missing.
  • Moment newborn baby rescued after being buried alive for seven hours

    Moment newborn baby rescued after being buried alive for seven hours

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    The infant's family are members of the indigenous Kamayura tribe and explained to police that the baby hit her head after her 15-year-old mother gave birth on Tuesday. Officers dug the naked child, her umbilical cord still attached, out of the sand in a backyard in the town of Canarana. She was placed in intensive care and had suffered two fractures to her skull.
  • U.K. Minister Phillip Lee Resigns Ahead of Brexit Bill Showdown

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    Lee, who voted for Britain to remain in the E.U.in the 2016 referendum, said in a statement he was "incredibly sad" to resign but did so in order to vote against the government's position on a key amendment to the bill. At stake is her Brexit strategy and her ability to hold her party together as she fights to deliver a Brexit divorce deal in the next 10 months. But Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, a leading Brexit backer, said the concessions could "come back to haunt" the government if they ...
  • Kim Agrees to Send Remains of US Soldiers Home

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    CNN's "Chris Cuomo Primetime" was a close third with 2.362 million viewers. I knew things were gonna change. Sanders did not immediately respond to questions about the call. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said. Instead, he said Trump offered to end military exercises "in exchange for the mere hope that North Korea will freeze its illegal nuclear testing regime".
  • Trump pledges to punish 'the people of Canada'

    Trump pledges to punish 'the people of Canada'

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    White House trade adviser Pete Navarro has apologised for sharp comments he made about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , US media report. At an event hosted by the Journal , Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper.
  • Greece and Macedonia reach historic accord on name row: Greek official

    Greece and Macedonia reach historic accord on name row: Greek official

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    So Greece calls its neighbor Skopje, after the capital, or Fyrom, the acronym for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , the provisional name under which it was admitted to the United Nations. He is close to a nationalist party which was defeated by Zaev in elections a year ago. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's statement refers to "the agreement between Athens and Skopje" rather than naming the countries.
  • Red Cross pulls 71 foreign workers out of Yemen amid insecurity

    Red Cross pulls 71 foreign workers out of Yemen amid insecurity

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    In a statement issued on Friday, Grande expressed her concern that "Up to 250,000 people could lose everything, even their lives" as a result of a possible military attack on the coastal city of Hodeidah. An ICRC employee, a Lebanese national, was killed on 21 April when an unknown gunman opened fire on the man's auto in the south-western city of Taiz.
  • Dancing FBI agent arrested, booked into jail

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    The gun went off, injuring a patron, as Bishop picked it up. The Denver Sheriff's Department inmate database shows that Bishop was booked in the Downtown Detention Center on Tuesday. This agent also said that if there are aggravating circumstances to the accidental discharge, the discipline could be more severe, up to termination.
  • Has Theresa May only delayed her Brexit defeat by a few days?

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    But the resignation by Phillip Lee, who has always been critical of the government's Brexit strategy, underlined the deep rifts in the party over Brexit that makes such votes anything but easy. These were the words of a minister expecting to win the vote. May had earlier warned that defeat would weaken her hand in exit talks, while a string of eurosceptic MPs stood up to accuse the rebels of trying to thwart Brexit.
  • U.S. woman arrested after children filmed in vehicle in pet kennels

    U.S. woman arrested after children filmed in vehicle in pet kennels

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    They said they had charged Cheeks with two counts of Child Endangerment . There was no air conditioning in the back of the auto, while temperatures in the area reached about 95 degrees. "I really can't see her doing that", she added. "I mean it could be an honest mistake". The children had also complained about the heat whilst they were kept in the confined space of the auto trunk, according to WREG .
  • Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea?

    Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea?

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    The unprecedented encounter in Singapore Tuesday saw the leader of the world's most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations' flags. "The World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!" The hostages are back home with their families. The Singapore summit was a potentially legacy-defining meeting for both men - comparable to president Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, or ...
  • Puerto Rican Parade salutes heroes of Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rican Parade salutes heroes of Hurricane Maria

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    Julio Pabon led a group of demonstrators who chanted "Respect Puerto Rico" as it passed Trump Tower. The disgust with Trump was channeled into vocal demonstrations of Puerto Rican pride, strength, and resilience-"Puerto Rico Se Levanta" was a common refrain-as revelers on the jam-packed sidewalks spent hours waving flags, cheering block after block of marchers, and joyfully singing along to whatever song was blasting from passing floats.
  • Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb' baffles China

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    The president's elder daughter fired off a celebratory message hours ahead of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un . Actual Chinese netizens debated the possible Chinese source, if any, of Trump's tweet . "It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", he added. It was molded over the years to its current form, the quote-focused website found, at one point being attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
  • House GOP in tentative deal to help 'Dreamers

    House GOP in tentative deal to help 'Dreamers

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    Representatives of leading business groups will meet with Republican leaders to discuss whether a reduction in the number of legal immigrants should be part of a broader package, according to two people involved in the business community's immigration negotiations.
  • May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

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    In a major climbdown, they said that ministers would consider key aspects of the controversial amendment by Mr Grieve. But her concession to parliament means that lawmakers now have more power if she fails to secure a Brexit deal, which may lead to a softer approach to Britain's divorce.
  • Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

    Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

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    Later in the day, a North Korean state news agency said that Kim had agreed to meet with Trump in Washington at a later date. "This is their life and their future", she said. Exercises with South Korea cover a range of eventualities, including drills with nuclear-capable bombers. "So I think it's probably well for everybody to maintain a healthy skepticism until we see those actions taken".
  • The intense video Trump showed Kim during his historic summit

    The intense video Trump showed Kim during his historic summit

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    Trump showed the video to the gathered media ahead of his press conference and said he showed it to Kim. I think we're going to have a great discussion. Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S.
  • US Senate plots to reverse ZTE deal as Trump basks in summit

    US Senate plots to reverse ZTE deal as Trump basks in summit

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    A bipartisan amendment was added to the National Defense Authorization Act that reinstitutes penalties against ZTE for violating USA sanctions against exporting to Iran and North Korea , and bans US government agencies from purchasing any of the company's devices or services.
  • Government forced to climbdown to avoid Brexit vote defeat

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    Until just a few days ago, it looked like members of Parliament would overturn key parts of May's Brexit plans - and in turn wield the power to bring down her government. Theresa May has begged Tory rebels not to undermine her Brexit negotiating position on the eve of key votes in the Commons. "It enables parliament to dictate to the government their course of action in worldwide negotiations".
  • Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

    Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

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    On election night, be sure to check in here to find results . The candidates who win Tuesday's primaries will run in the November general election. Rep. Mark Sanford out of office Tuesday, tweeting that the three-term congressman was "better off in Argentina" - a reference to a sex scandal that forced Sanford to resign as governor.
  • Iraq ballot warehouse up in flames before election recount

    Iraq ballot warehouse up in flames before election recount

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    The latest development comes after a warehouse storing ballot papers caught fire , an act described as a "plot" against democracy by Mr Al Abadi. He said the government would "take all necessary measures and strike with an iron fist against those who undermine Iraq's security".
  • Brexit backer faces quiz over Russian Federation links

    Brexit backer faces quiz over Russian Federation links

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    Banks and Wigmore were introduced to Yakovenko by Alexander Udod, a suspected Russian spy who was expelled from the United Kingdom after the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Ms Oakeshott passed them to the paper after her email accounts were "hacked". However on Monday Mr Banks tweeted: "I have Russian visas in my passport clearly stamped, no visit in Feb 2016".