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But Sen. Connie Leyva, a Chino Democrat who serves as vice chair for the California Legislative Women's Caucus under Garcia, quickly called on her to take a leave of absence while the review is pending. At first he was concerned about her falling over. In a statement, a spokesperson said Garcia was aware of the report, but not the details, though she denied recalling any inappropriate behavior.
  • N Korea not interested in talking with U.S. on sidelines of Olympics

    N Korea not interested in talking with U.S. on sidelines of Olympics

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    Pence told reporters that part of the objective of his visit was to tell "the truth about North Korea at every stop". And while the vice president pledged that the US would "continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder" with the South on bringing peace to the region, he made no mention of dialogue with the North, and instead called for bringing " maximum pressure to bear on North Korea until that time comes when they finally and permanently and irreversibly abandon their nuclear and ballistic ...
  • Israel kills Hamas suspect in rabbi murder

    Israel kills Hamas suspect in rabbi murder

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    The Israeli forces had apparently entered the city to search for a Palestinian who stabbed and killed an Israeli man near the major West Bank settlement of Ariel on Monday. The move has triggered world outcry and sparked angry protests in the Palestinian territories - and multiple clashes with Israeli troops - that have left at least 25 Palestinians dead.
  • Merkel's CDU-CSU bloc reaches deal on Ministries with SPD

    Merkel's CDU-CSU bloc reaches deal on Ministries with SPD

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    The country has been in limbo since the September 24 election , breaking its record for the longest time between an election and the swearing-in of a new government. "What we wrote down in this coalition agreement about the European Union and its future will be a fundamental change of direction in Europe ", said Mr Schulz.
  • Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

    Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

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    Hualien has a population of about 100,000 and about 1,900 homes were without power and about 40,000 homes were without water, according to Reuters . With aftershocks continuing to hit after the quake, residents were directed to shelters , including a newly built baseball stadium, where beds and hot food were provided.
  • Trump's Parade Idea Puts Critics on Tricky Ground

    Trump's Parade Idea Puts Critics on Tricky Ground

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    According to a White House official, the plan is still in "brainstorming" stages. "Because of what I witnessed, we might do something like that on July 4th in Washington , down Pennsylvania Avenue". The White House quickly sought to paint the idea as a natural outgrowth of the President's love of and appreciation for the military. "President's Trump's desire to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a military parade in the style of authoritarian leaders he admires would feed his ego and ...
  • Ignore Project Fear, Efta has a lot to offer Britain post-Brexit

    Ignore Project Fear, Efta has a lot to offer Britain post-Brexit

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    The BCC said that while it would welcome a transition period, continued ambiguity as to where the relationship with the European Union was headed would hinder firms as they make investment and hiring decisions. "We refer the questions to the European Court of Justice", judge Floris Bakels said in a written verdict issued by the Amsterdam District Court, in the case which could have far-reaching implications for about a million British citizens living in Europe.
  • 78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

    78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

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    Civilians flee from the scene of an airstrike attack in a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria , Monday, Feb. 5. A Twitter account affiliated with Turkey's so-called Operation Olive Branch in Syria claimed Tuesday that forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party-a leading Syrian Kurdish political party that commands the armed and US -backed People's Protection Units (YPG)-fired a mortar shell containing toxic chlorine gas at Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) insurgents ...
  • Hong Kong's top court frees 'Umbrella Movement' leaders

    Hong Kong's top court frees 'Umbrella Movement' leaders

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    The five judges, including a non-permanent foreign judge, Lord Leonard Hoffmann , said in the judgment that they had " quashed the sentences of imprisonment " by the Court of Appeal, Reuters reported. At their first trial, Joshua Wong and Alex Chow were found guilty of "taking part in an unlawful assembly". He is also appealing a three-month prison sentence for a separate contempt case related to the 2014 protests.