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A series of votes today and tomorrow were to make further recommendations. It has, however, voted that the Eighth Amendment should not be repealed. 99 members of the public were randomly chosen to take part in the Citizens' Assembly, which has been meeting regularly to discuss abortion in Ireland since October previous year, and will make a formal recommendation to the Irish government on the legislation.
  • Trump's far-right backers rebel over 'hoax' Syria attack

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    According to reports, 89 people, including 33 children and 18 women, died in a suspected nerve agent attack in the Syrian rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this week. 'The question is how do you remove Assad and what does the next day look like?' Syrian Deputy UN Ambassador Mounzer Mounzer denied the country's use of chemical weapons, stating at the UN session that Syria "would never use such weapons in any of its operations against armed terrorist groups".
  • Korea apparently slams China for stepped-up sanctions

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    Tensions have been on a knife edge on the peninsula amid tit-for-tat saber rattling from Pyongyang and Washington and a major military parade in North Korea, during which several potential new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were unveiled, and a failed missile launch.
  • Jeremy Corbyn declares Labour will NOT back second Brexit referendum

    Jeremy Corbyn declares Labour will NOT back second Brexit referendum

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    Nearly exactly 20 years since Tony Blair led Labour to the first of three consecutive election victories, the party is languishing in the polls ahead of the June 8 vote. The SNP leader was launching the SNP's manifesto for local government election in Edinburgh, saying the Conservatives had become "a single-issue, Brexit-at-all-costs machine".
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is no longer "obsolete"

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    Many of them defended Trump the way these people did. Trump's latest statements are seen as a sudden change of his campaign rhetoric during which he criticized the military alliance and called it outdated. In the days since, Trump administration commentary on Syria sounded much like that of the Obama administration, which called for Assad to step down and for Russian Federation to drop its support.
  • General Election confirmed as MPs back Theresa May

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    Labour Party shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said May had made a decision to "cut and run" ahead of Brexit negotiations and predicted an unpleasant campaign under the management of spin-doctor Lynton Crosby, the man behind the dirty campaigning for Zac Goldsmith when he ran against Labour's Sadiq Khan in the London mayoral election.
  • Trump expresses support for French candidate Le Pen

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    When it was over, a police officer was dead and a second was wounded. Earlier Friday, the president wrote on Twitter that the attack "will have a big effect" on the election, which has its first round of voting on Sunday. While a Le Pen win is not the consensus view of the market, some have suggested her odds may be better than people think. Barack Obama spoke to Macron on Thursday about the "important upcoming presidential election in France", a spokesman for the former USA ...
  • Chinese Bombers "On High Alert" For Possible "North Korea Contingency"

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    On April 14, US media reported that US President Donald Trump might order a strike against North Korea should Pyongyang decide to carry out another nuclear weapon test. The U.S. has detected signs that China is preparing for a military crisis on the peninsula, a U.S. defense official revealed Thursday. The defence ministry said USA and South Korean air forces were conducting an annual training exercise, codenamed Max Thunder, until April 28.
  • Another 17 mass graves found in central Congo, UN says

    Another 17 mass graves found in central Congo, UN says

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    Today's statement also blames militia members for some of the recent violence, including attacks on churches and government buildings, and it said the militia has been accused of recruiting hundreds of children as fighters. also recounted reports of government forces raping women and girls. The Kasai Central province, in the heart of the DRC, has been plagued by violence between Congolese security forces and a local militia, Kamuina Nsapu, since August 2016.