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Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

3-day ceasefire called in Baltimore after record killings

The number of homicides in the US city of Baltimore has reached a record high, prompting residents to propose a 3-day ceasefire to stop the killings. Activists in Baltimore pursued a city-wide 72-hour ceasefire that would go into effect Friday and last at least through Sunday, hoping to end a ...

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Maduro dismisses vote rigging charge, delays launch of new assembly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected an allegation that the recent vote on the powerful national assembly was rigged, calling the claim a “reaction by the international enemy.” “Nothing can stain this process, because it’s transparent,” said the Venezuelan leader at a meeting with the delegates elected to the new Constituent Assembly on ...

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Brazil Congress rejects Temer’s corruption charges

Brazilian lawmakers have tossed out a corruption charge against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer, saving the center-right leader from becoming the country’s second leader in 12 months to be forced from office. Despite hugely embarrassing bribery allegations, Temer had been expected to survive. But the ease of his victory was a ...

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Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia investigation: Report

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller tasked with investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election has reportedly impaneled a grand jury. The Wall Street Journal said on Thursday the jury started its work several weeks ago. According to the paper, the probe is intensifying and could stretch for ...

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Came to Paris for a bigger challenge: Neymar

PARIS  – Brazilian superstar Neymar said he came to Paris Saint-Germain for a “bigger challenge” in his first public comments since arriving in the French capital on Friday. The 25-year-old, who signed the biggest transfer deal in world history to join PSG from Barcelona for 222 million ($264m), said it ...

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Teenage boys given electric shocks inside police station in Bahrain

Two Bahraini teenagers have reportedly been subjected to electric shocks by police during questioning as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues to target minors, arrest and expose them to various forms of torture irrespective of international calls to stop the practice. The family of 16-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim Abdel-Jabbar, a local ...

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Macron’s popularity drops to 36 percent: poll

French President Emmanuel Macron heads into the summer break faced with falling popularity ratings after tough debates in parliament over labor reform and a public ethics law, a standoff with the military and cuts to housing assistance. A YouGov poll published on Thursday showed 36 percent of voters held a ...

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