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Duterte in Israel for first visit by a Philippines president

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 21:43

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of condoning human rights abuses, received a warm welcome in Israel Sunday.

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 21:06

For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese was the only church in the U.S. that refused annual reviews of sexual misconduct.

On labor holiday, Trump jabs union head over NAFTA remarks

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 20:14

US President Donald Trump took a crack Monday at the head of the nation's largest federation of labor unions on the US Labor Day holiday after the workers' advocate criticized his threat to exclude Canada from a new NAFTA deal. "We've been aggressively pursuing an agreement that works for the workers in all three countries and I can say we're not done yet," Trumka told the Fox network, a favorite among Trump's base.

Tech billionaire returns to China after US arrest

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 20:14

Tech billionaire and founder Richard Liu has returned to China, the company said Monday, following a brief arrest in the US over allegations of criminal sexual conduct., the company which Liu founded in 1998, is an e-commerce juggernaut in China and the main competitor to industry leader Alibaba. Liu, also known by his Chinese name Liu Qiangdong, was arrested over the misconduct allegations late Friday and released Saturday afternoon in the midwestern US city of Minneapolis, records from Hennepin County Jail showed.

Four missing, nine injured after boats collide in Arizona

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 19:02

(Reuters) - Divers searched the Colorado River in Arizona on Sunday for four people missing after two boats slammed head-on into each other, flinging all aboard into the water, sinking both vessels and injuring nine people, police said on Sunday. The collision happened on Saturday night near Arizona's border with California when a boat with 10 people and a craft carrying six people collided. Several people were rescued by nearby boaters, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said.

It’s Not Just Robert Mueller. President Donald Trump Faces Six Separate Investigations And Lawsuits.

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 18:48

There's hardly been a day this summer in which President Donald Trump didn't

Vatican begins push-back against ex-ambassador over Davis

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 17:57

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis, with a statement Sunday from its former spokesman about a controversial 2015 meeting Vigano organized.

Mourners line streets to say goodbye to John McCain

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 17:17

John McCain, the veteran senator who emerged as the most visible Republican critic of Donald Trump, was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, after a private ceremony on Sunday. Four naval jets performed an aerial salute with a single F-18 fighter peeling off into the sun as part of the missing man formation. The funeral concluded a week of memorials for McCain, who died on August 25, at the age of 81, from brain cancer. He trained at the naval academy, graduating in 1958, before serving in Vietnam as a fighter pilot. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator's casket led a procession of mourners from the academy's chapel to its cemetery following a private service. Family and friends join a procession behind McCain's casket Credit: Mary Calvert/Reuters The senator's widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the casket. Joining them were family and friends as well as members of McCain's class of 1958, military leaders and academy midshipmen. Prominent political leaders gathered a day earlier to remember the Arizona senator at the Washington National Cathedral People watch as the casket of John McCain is taken to the US Naval Academy Credit: Susan Walsh/AP Two former presidents were among those to offer tributes, which included a string of references to his ability to bridge rivalries in a reminder that the country is currently led by a president known for a brash brand of divisive politics. His daughter, Meghan McCain, offered the bluntest attack on Mr Trump, who had had mocked her father’s Vietnam record as a prisoner of war. "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” she declared with a steely glint in her eye. Mccain obit On Sunday, McCain was buried beside his classmate, Admiral Chuck Larson, who had reserved four burial plots for the two friends and his wife. "Chuck has his wingman back now," Sarah Larson, the late admiral's wife, told CNN.

Netanyahu meets US envoy over Syria, Iran

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 15:44

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with a US envoy for Syria for talks on the war-ravaged country and Iran, his office said. Netanyahu discussed "the situation in Syria and the joint effort to stop Iran's terror and aggression" with James Jeffrey, the US special representative for Syria engagement, said a statement. Ahead of the visit, the US State Department said Jeffrey, accompanied by US special envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, would discuss "maintaining Israel's security while countering Iran's destabilising activity throughout the region".

Amazing drone photos of abandoned bikes in China

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 14:45

French-born photographer Mathias Guillin, 49, lives and works in Shanghai — where he took these stunning pictures with his drone. Shared bikes have flooded the Chinese streets, with over 1.5 million bikes in Shanghai alone. Dubbed the Uber for bikes, Bluegogo has had to backpedal after going bankrupt late last year, leaving up to 700,000 bikes locked and unusable.

Right-wing demonstrations and counterprotests follow stabbing in Chemnitz, Germany

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 13:54

Eighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany’s foreign minister to urge Germans to “get off our sofas” and speak up against racism. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent far-right protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday. On Saturday, 8,000 people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.

Female Physicians 'Do Not Work As Hard,' Male Doctor Tells Medical Journal

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 13:29

A male doctor from Texas is getting backlash for comments published in the

Father-Son Duo Bikes From Canada to Coney Island to Support Autism Organizations

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 13:24

Ten-year-old James Potvin and his father, Chris, rode over 600 miles.

Leon Panetta Says Trump's 'Failed' North Korea Summit Was 'Doomed' From The Start

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 13:16

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday bashed President Donald

Dutch police question suspect in stabbings of 2 Americans

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:43

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. State Department offered help Sunday to investigators in the Netherlands who are treating the stabbings of two American tourists at Amsterdam's main railway station as a possible extremist attack.'s billionaire CEO released after U.S. arrest

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:33

The billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce giant Inc, Richard Liu, was arrested in the U.S. state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released after what the company said was a false accusation., backed by Walmart Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, and China's Tencent Holdings, said in a statement on Sunday that Liu, whose Chinese name is Liu Qiangdong, was falsely accused.

GOP Senator: Firing Jeff Sessions Wouldn't Be 'Politically Wise'

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:14

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) says that President Donald Trump would suffer

US general assumes NATO command in Afghanistan

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 11:50

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller assumed command of the 41-nation NATO mission in Afghanistan in a handover ceremony on Sunday.

Afghan teen to appear in court for Amsterdam station attack

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 11:44

A 19-year-old Afghan man who was shot and wounded by Dutch police after allegedly attacking bystanders at Amsterdam's Central Station will briefly appear in court on Monday, police said. The suspect, identified by authorities as "Jawed S.", "will appear before a judge and until then no further details will be released," the Amsterdam police said in a statement on Sunday. Two American citizens -- both believed to be male -- were seriously injured when a knife-wielding man attacked bystanders around noon on Friday at the busy station next to the Dutch capital's historic city centre.

Microwave Weapons Could Be The Culprit Behind The Mysterious U.S. Embassy Attacks

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 11:24

A variety of possible causes — from sonic attacks to crickets to mass hysteria — have been considered, but no culprit has been identified.