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Today โ€” July 21st 2018Your RSS feeds

Canada's immigration detention reviews stacked against detainees: audit

Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.

Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

Hiding in Nicaragua, Ortega's battered opponents plan comeback

For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.

Pope accepts Honduran bishop's resignation following misconduct allegations

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.

Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist support

Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential pick.

Hardworking Cambodian shoe maker has little time for politics

Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.

Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress

Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza Strip: Hamas

Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, said on Saturday.

Yesterday โ€” July 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Israeli soldier, three Palestinian militants, protester killed in Gaza escalation

Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters.

France sends medical aid to Assad's Syria after deal with Russia

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

Israeli soldier killed by Gaza militants along Gaza border: Israel

An Israeli soldier died after being shot by Palestinian militants on the Gaza border on Friday, the Israeli military said.

India's Modi stunned as rival Gandhi crosses parliament to hug him

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.

Ivory Coast government faces collapse in coalition row

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist coalition

Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign as a centrist coalition agreed to back him, putting forth a potential vice-presidential pick who confirmed the pact on Friday.

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter

Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.

U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so.

Brexit-backer Arron Banks denies fresh allegation of Russia links

British businessman Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines, and that the money raised went instead to his campaign to leave the European Union.

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.

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