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US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

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U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Calls it Hypocritical, Anti-Israel External link

Source country albawaba-en Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Mike Pompeo[1]; Donald Trump[1]; Nikki Haley[1];

Other categories: UN Bodies; Society; Migration and Refugee crisis;

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Mike Pompeo noted: "The Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy with many of the world's worst human rights abuses going ignored and some of the worst human rights offenders sitting on the council itself,"

"The U.N. Human Rights Council is "a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said at a joint press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the decision to withdraw....

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North Korea's Xi thanks China for support with Trump summit

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South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North Source: AP External link

Source country wftv Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Kim Jong un[2]; Kim Jong Il[1]; Xi Jinping[1]; Moon Jae-in[1]; Hyung jin Kim[1]; Donald Trump[1];

Other categories: JRC Safeguards; JRC Nuclear Security; Development;

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Moon Jae-in said: "It's necessary for North Korea to present far more concrete denuclearization plans, and I think it's necessary for the United States to swiftly reciprocate by coming up with comprehensive measures,"

BEIJING (AP) - South Korea's president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump....

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Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

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Indonesian families plead with government to expand search for 178 missing in ferry tragedy External link

Source country TorontoStar Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:36:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Lake Toba[1];

Only 18 survivors have been found — in bad weather within hours of the sinking Monday evening. It’s possible many of the victims were still inside the sunken ferry, said North Sumatra province police chief Paulus Waterpau. “Many survivors told authorities that less than half of them had jumped into.......

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Asian stocks take a breather from trade tensions; markets up

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Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed External link

Source country timesdaily Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:44:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Donald Trump[1]; Margaret Yang[1];

Other categories: DG Taxation & Customs Union;

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Margaret Yang said: "Trade tension is going to dominate market sentiment in the weeks to come. The market is waiting for Beijing to come out with counter measurements to offload more chips,"

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.9 percent to 2,361.39 in early trading. Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased 0.1 percent to 29,508.83 while the Shanghai Composite in mainland China slipped 0.9 percent to 2,881.33. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0....

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Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

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Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract External link

Source country thenewstribune Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:05:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Entities: Francis Garcia[1];

Other categories: Migration and Refugee crisis;

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Francis Garcia said: "Money is important, but it's not only about that," "For me that I have TPS, immigration is like the best part. It is hard because people see the TPS and DACA people as a number. We are not a number. I am a mother. Seeing that my union is taking care of that part, I am very proud of them"

Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday. The contract includes wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against sexual harassment.......

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DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

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DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law External link

Source country gazette Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:07:00 AM CEST | info [other]

They've also nominated Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser for a second term in office. Initiative 77 passed Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote. It will eliminate the "tipped minimum wage" — the two-tiered system under which restaurant and bar owners pay servers, bartenders and bussers a lower hourly.......

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South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

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South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack External link

Source country newsok Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:38:00 AM CEST [other]

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange says $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers. Bithumb, South Korea's second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning led to the loss of 35 billion won worth of cryptocurrencies....

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Politics House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

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Ivanka tells Trump the coverage of family separation immigration 'looks bad' External link

Source country independent-ie Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:19:00 AM CEST | info [other]

Republican politicians, increasingly fearful of a voter backlash in November, met with Mr Trump for about an hour at the Capitol to try to find a solution that both holds to Mr Trump's hard-line immigration policy and ends the practice of taking migrant children from parents charged with entering the country illegally....

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AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

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AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history External link

Source country ChinaPost Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:40:00 AM CEST | info [other]

FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and her children are evacuated from Bainbridge Island, Wash....

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Canada’s senate gives marijuana law final approval, but legalisation is delayed

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CANADA MARIJUANA - Cannabis legalization takes step closer to reality after Canadian Senate vote External link

Source country efe Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:46:00 AM CEST | info [other]

The legalization of marijuana possession is on its way to becoming law in Canada following a vote by the Senate. The Senate of Canada announced in a tweet Wednesday that Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, would proceed to Royal Assent following 52 votes in favor, 29 against, and two abstentions....

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