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 2020-07-08 08:27 

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Canadian Justice Grinds Slowly for Detained Huawei Executive...

The extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei, is winding its way through the Canadian legal system. For Meng, it means confinement to her Vancouver mansions and conferences with high-priced lawyers. For two...

 2020-07-08 07:46 

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Asian Markets Mixed as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Cast a Pall...

Asian markets were in mixed territory Wednesday as investors continued to be on edge over the rising rates of COVID-19 cases around the world.Tokyo's Nikkei index closed out the day's trading session 0.7 percent lower. Hong Kong's Hang Seng in...

 2020-07-08 07:01 

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Russian, Chinese Vetoes at UN Potentially Cut Off Millions of Syrians from Aid...

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday, potentially shutting down a six-year-old cross-border aid operation that assists millions of Syrian civilians in the northwestern part of the country. "This is not yet over," said...

 2020-07-08 06:59 

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Jailed Iranian Dissident Hit with 2nd Conviction for Peaceful Prison Protests...

A female Iranian dissident imprisoned by her nation's Islamist rulers since 2016 has been handed a second conviction for engaging in peaceful acts of anti-government protest while in jail.Speaking to VOA Persian by phone from Tehran last Thursday, the...

 2020-07-08 05:52 

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US Chief Justice Roberts Spent June Night in Hospital After Fall...

The U.S. Supreme Court said late Tuesday that Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night at a hospital last month for precautionary reasons after injuring his head in a fall.A spokesperson said Roberts was walking and fell as a result of what was likely lig...

 2020-07-08 04:30 

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Massive Machines Search for Smallest Pieces of Universe...

Antimatter.It's not just the stuff of science fiction.The physicists working at CERN officially the European Organization for Nuclear Research create it almost every day as part of their efforts to find out what the universe is made of and how it work...

 2020-07-08 02:38 

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Trump Says He'd Meet with Kim Jong Un Again...

U.S. President Donald Trump says he is open to another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even as Pyongyang signals it is uninterested in resuming stalled nuclear talks.Trump made the comments Tuesday in an interview with Gray Television's G...

 2020-07-08 00:00 

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Central Mali Seeks Protection Following Deadly Attacks...

Local officials in central Mali are calling on the government to deploy additional troops to the restive region following several attacks that targeted civilians last week. The simultaneous attacks, which killed at least 30 civilians, took place in four v...

 2020-07-07 23:03 

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US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops' Deaths...

The top U.S. general for the Middle East said Tuesday that the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military de...

 2020-07-07 22:44 

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Amid Pandemic, Trump Pushes for Schools to Reopen...

Amid a surge of COVID-19 infections, especially among younger people, the White House is pressuring schools across the United States to reopen....

 2020-07-07 21:44 

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Mary Trump's Book Offers Scathing Portrayal of President...

President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday that credits a...

 2020-07-07 20:45 

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China, Afghanistan, Pakistan Seek 'Orderly' Foreign Troop Exit...

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are calling for a "responsible"; withdrawal of U.S.-led international forces from Afghanistan to prevent what they say is "potential terrorist resurgence" in the conflict-torn nation.Top Chinese, Afghan and P...

 2020-07-07 20:41 

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Rights Group Calls for Protection of Hindu Minority in Pakistan...

Pakistan's authorities must protect the rights of the Hindu minority in the country, Amnesty International said Tuesday after authorities agreed to demands to cease the construction of a Hindu temple.Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced in late Jun...

 2020-07-07 20:23 

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US Formally Starts Withdrawal From WHO...

U.S. President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the U.N. body's response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest ...

 2020-07-07 19:49 

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What Is Known about ICE's Rule Change for Foreign Students...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities that switch to online-only courses will have to leave the country or risk deportation. Here's an overview of what...

 2020-07-07 19:11 

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FBI Director: China Uses Anti-Corruption Campaign to Target Dissidents in US...

China is targeting hundreds of Chinese dissidents in the United States under the cover of an international anti-corruption campaign, using coercive tactics to force critics to return to China, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday. The initiative,...

 2020-07-07 18:35 

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How Risky Is Dining Out During COVID-19 Pandemic?...

There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to the virus. Ordering takeout or delivery is still the safest option for getting restaurant food, according to the U.S. Centers ...

 2020-07-07 18:00 

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Pro-Syrian, Terrorist Forces Accused of War Crimes in Battle for Idlib...

The three-member U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria is accusing pro-government Syrian forces and terrorist groups of widespread human rights violations and war crimes in their battle to control Idlib in northwest Syria. The report will be submitted to th...

 2020-07-07 16:40 

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Brazil Man May Be Cured of HIV...

Doctors in Brazil say an experimental treatment given to a man known as the Sao Paulo Patient may have cured him of HIV. The man, who was subjected to intensive anti-retroviral drug therapy with the purpose of removing all traces of the AIDS virus from hi...

 2020-07-07 15:31 

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Police Fire Tear Gas as Nairobians Protest Lack of Services, Rights Violations...

Hundreds of demonstrators, mostly from poor parts of Nairobi, marched through the streets Tuesday of the Kenyan capital to protest against violent policing and the lack of basic services in their areas....

 2020-07-07 15:11 

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Tear Gas, Arrests as Kenyans Protest Police Brutality...

Kenyan police on Tuesday fired tear gas and detained scores of protesters demanding an end to police brutality.About 100 people took part in demonstrations across the capital, Nairobi. Many Kenyans have been angered by a fresh wave of alleged police abuse...

 2020-07-07 14:12 

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Appeals Court Deals 2nd Blow to Trump Asylum Policy...

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has ...

 2020-07-07 13:57 

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Trump Donors Among Early Recipients of Coronavirus Loans...

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were amo...

 2020-07-07 13:11 

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IRNA: Explosion Near Iran's Capital Kills 2, Damages Factory...

Two people were killed in an explosion at a factory in the south of Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday, in the latest in a series of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites....

 2020-07-07 12:29 

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Russia Holds Space Agency Aide, Ex Journalist on High Treason Charge...

An adviser to the chief of Russia's Roskosmos state space agency, Ivan Safronov Jr., has been detained on a charge of high treason.Roskosmos9;s press service said that Safronov, who is also a former noted journalist, was detained on July 7 and adde...

 2020-07-07 12:23 

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India, China Begin Pulling Back Troops from Disputed Border...

In the first sign that India and China are deescalating tensions along their disputed border, both sides have agreed to a "disengagement process" and pulled back troops from the site of a clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers in mid June. However a...

 2020-07-07 11:14 

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Mexican President to Meet Trump on First Official Visit to Washington...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on his first official visit to Washington Wednesday, pending the results of his coronavirus test. Lopez Obrador said, he will announce the results of his test on...

 2020-07-07 09:34 

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UN Drone Strike Report Calls US Attack on Iranian General 'Arbitrary Killing'...

As part of a new report on targeted killings using drones, a U.N. human rights investigator says a January U.S. strike that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was an "arbitrary killing," and that Iran's retaliatory missile attack was ...

 2020-07-07 06:51 

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Mexico President Set to Meet Trump on His First Official Visit to Washington...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on his first official visit to Washington Wednesday, pending the results of his coronavirus test. Lopez Obrador said, he will announce the results of his test on...

 2020-07-07 05:31 

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Murder of US Soldier Puts Spotlight on Sexual Harassment...

The murder of a female US Army soldier and the subsequent suicide of the chief suspect has put a spotlight on sexual harassment in the US military. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist at Fort Hood in Texas, went missing more than two month...

 2020-07-07 04:19 

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At Least 50 Dead in Japanese Natural Disaster...

At least 50 people on the southwestern island of Kyushu are dead after three days of torrential rains, floods and mudslides. The casualties include 14 residents of a nursing home for the elderly in Kumamoto, the region which has sustained the worst effect...

 2020-07-07 02:45 

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Children Among Dozens Killed, Hurt in Holiday Gun Violence...

Gunfire left dozens of Americans dead or wounded this Fourth of July weekend as they celebrated the holiday or just enjoyed the time off.In Chicago, 17 people were shot to death and 70 wounded, all in what appear to be separate crimes that police blame on...

 2020-07-07 02:41 

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Coast Guard Alters Training for Incoming Class Due to Virus...

There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed.The school in Connecticut, like other s...

 2020-07-07 02:35 

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Trump Cabinet Members Look to Reassure Battleground Voters...

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about foreign policy at a roundtable in south Florida. Environmental Pro...

 2020-07-07 02:25 

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At Least 166 Killed in Ethiopia After Week of Violence...

Widespread violence in the past week in Ethiopia following the shooting death of a popular Oromo singer has killed at least 166 people, officials said Monday. Police said about 2,000 people have been arrested in Oromia Regional State, including some senio...

 2020-07-07 00:43 

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North Korea Rules Out Talks, as US Diplomat Visits Seoul...

North Korea says it still has no interest in talks with the United States, amid efforts by South Korea to arrange another summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump."Explicitly speaking once again, we have no intention to sit face to face w...

 2020-07-07 00:26 

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Islamic Militants May Have Committed War Crimes in DRC, UN Says...

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants are possible war crimes, United Nations monitors said Monday.Eighteen months of attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed more than 1,000 civilians, the U.N. Joint...

 2020-07-07 00:21 

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New Rules: Foreign Pupils Must Leave US If Classes Go Online...

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities. The guidelines, issued by U.S. Immigrat...

 2020-07-07 00:03 

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US Pandemic Aid Program Saved 51.1 Million Jobs, But Wealthy Also Benefited...

A high-profile pandemic aid program protected about 51.1 million American jobs, the Trump administration said Monday, as it revealed how $521.4 billion in taxpayer cash was injected into small businesses but also into the pockets of the rich and famous.Th...

 2020-07-06 23:20 

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Uncertainty Looms Large Over South Korea's Bid to Revive Nuclear Diplomacy...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is gearing up to facilitate another summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....

 2020-07-06 23:09 

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Iraqi Expert on Armed Groups Shot Dead in Baghdad...

An Iraqi analyst who was a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, outside his home in th...

 2020-07-06 22:48 

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Trudeau Skipping Trump Summit with Mexican President...

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not visit Washington with Mexico's president this week to celebrate a new North American trade deal, his office said Monday, after Canada raised concerns over potential U.S. aluminum tar...

 2020-07-06 22:38 

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US to Force Out Foreign Students Taking Classes Fully Online...

Foreign students must leave the United States if their school's classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced Monday. It...

 2020-07-06 21:42 

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Trump Escalates Culture War...

U.S. President Donald Trump is firmly planting his flag on one side of the culture war in America. In a pair of high-profile speeches and in comments on Twitter, Trump rebuffed the growing movement that wants police forces to address racial bias and seeks...

 2020-07-06 20:34 

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Gallup Poll: 38% of Americans Approve of Trump's Performance...

A new Gallup poll showed Monday that 38% of Americans approve of President Donald Trump's White House performance, a figure largely unchanged in the last month but off sharply from early May. Trump, facing a tough reelection contest in November agains...

 2020-07-06 17:37 

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Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift...

From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a national reckoning on ...

 2020-07-06 17:23 

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1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes...

The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump —...

 2020-07-06 17:16 

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Prisoner Release Delays May Jeopardize Start of Intra-Afghan Negotiations...

Afghanistan's government announced Monday it will not release 600 prisoners out of a list of 5,000 the Taliban wants freed as a prerequisite to starting negotiations with other Afghan groups on reaching a political settlement to end decades of conflic...

 2020-07-06 17:12 

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$10,000 Reward Offered in Atlanta Killing of 8-Year-Old Girl...

The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched Monday for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent protests.Police identified the gi...

 2020-07-06 17:08 

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Trump Assails Only Black NASCAR Driver...

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