US treasury secretary wavers over Saudi trip after Khashoggi disappearance

Steve Mnuchin is second-guessing attending economic conference after claims that Saudi assassins killed journalist US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday was second-guessing his stated intention to attend an economic conference in Saudi Arabia, following the have withdrawn in protest at Khashoggis alleged killing. Financial companies mostly have not. Kudlow…

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‘Flowering of hate’: bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil

Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in polls, have attacked journalists and activists The two contenders in Brazils bitterly-contested presidential race have urged calm after a wave of attacks on journalists, activists and members of the LGBT community by supporters of far-right candidate himself the victim of…

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Brazil’s far-right frontrunner Bolsonaro vows to rule with ‘authority not authoritarianism’

After his first-round victory, Jair Bolsonaro tries to allay fears that Brazil could lurch back towards dictatorship under his command his emphatic first-round victory on Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro, 63, vowed to pacify and unite the Brazilian people under the green and yellow flag. As president, his priorities would be opening…

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AfD leader accused of echoing Hitler in article for German newspaper

Historians say Alexander Gaulands piece has striking parallels to 1933 Hitler speech German historians have condemned an article written by the leader of the rightwing populist Alternative fr Deutschland party for its striking parallels to the words of Adolf Hitler. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated &…

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Rape survivors’ powerful rebuke to Jeff Flake a key moment on day of drama

Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher confronted Flake in the elevator and told him youre telling women they dont matter. Hours later, he demanded a delay Did that woman in the elevator save America? The question, to stop the door sliding shut. Ana Maria Archila, 39, warned him: What you…

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US justice department sues California over new net neutrality law

In internet showdown justice department lawsuit is designed to quash a California law that restores protections The US justice department has sued the state of California, just hours after the states governor, Jerry Brown, signed legislation to restore internet protections known as net neutrality. The justice department said it would…

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Senior Tories launch concerted attack on May’s Brexit plan

Brexiters warn against fresh concessions to Brussels as PM faces calls to change course Theresa Mays Brexit stance has come under concerted attack from within her party, with senior Tories lining up to warn against making fresh concessions to Brussels as negotiations reach their final, frantic stage. Ministers have been…

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Ireland has come too far to be dragged back in time by Brexit | Paul McGrade

Let there be no return to unwinnable debates about identity, says former diplomat Paul McGrade We may be about to see the biggest Anglo-Irish row since the early 1980s. In the next few weeks dont be surprised if Tory MPs and sources close to the government turn up the heat…

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Brett Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Congress on Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused supreme court nominee of sexual assault, to appear despite actual threats to safety and life Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused does not wish to testify. Senate Republicans on the judiciary committee, all of whom are men, are weighing up how they…

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Thousands of Syrians displaced as threat of Idlib attack grows

UN warns Idlib civilians could be facing worst humanitarian disaster this century The first signs of the predicted mass movement of Syrian civilians seeking to escape an imminent joint Russian-Syrian air assault emerged on Monday when the UN said 30,000 of the 3.5 million people in the opposition-run enclave of…

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Its perfectly safe so why cant women take abortion pills at home? | Claudia Craig

My own experience led me to set up a campaign to change Englands outdated abortion laws, says campaigner Claudia Craig When I found out I was pregnant last year, I immediately knew that I wanted an abortion. I did not want to be pregnant. I had my final university exams…

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Trump’s ‘pay with cash’ offer on Cohen tape could spell fresh peril for president

Longtime fixer is thought to have uniquely sensitive information and has produced a stark change in the presidents strategy The broadcast on US television on Tuesday night of an audio recording in which Donald Trump appears to advise one of his most trusted lieutenants to use cash to pay off…

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Boris Johnsons burqa comments fuel violent crime against Muslim women | Dal Babu

Ive seen how hate crime rises when politicians make judgments about the Muslim community, says Dal Babu, a former chief superintendent in the Met police I retired from the Metropolitan police service in 2013, after 30 years during which I had to challenge racism from within and outside the organisation.…

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