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Observation points will monitor the cease-fire in the region. "The regime will be committed to the deal because the Russians are the guarantor, so if the Russians said no bombing, the regime will stop". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres "is encouraged by the agreement", UN spokesman Stephanie Dujarric reported. Meanwhile, the U.S. has expressed concern over the deal, particularly as the stakeholders - now trying to enforce peace - have all played an active role on the ground in the ...
  • Executive Order Will Not Affect LDS Church Political Neutrality

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    Vice President Mike Pence introduced Trump at the ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, calling the president " a believer " who has " an unshakeable faith in God and the American people ". In a statement , Human Rights Campaign warns that the executive order could result in "an unprecedented expansion of religious exemptions affecting employment, services and programs".
  • French Companies Cheer Emmanuel Macron's Victory

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    President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter . The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was one of the first to congratulate Mr Macron, welcoming his success as a "victory for Europe". Mr Macron resigned from the post in August previous year, however, disillusioned by the left and his own struggles against dissidents and trade unions over what he saw as vital changes to France's employment law.
  • SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you

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    As the Republicans reached a majority for the bill, Democrats on the House floor began chanting, "Na, na, na, na ... "Trumpcare" is just a breathtakingly irresponsible piece of legislation that would endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans and break the bank for millions more", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
  • Kim Hak-song: North Korea detains fourth USA citizen amid nuclear tensions

    Kim Hak-song: North Korea detains fourth USA citizen amid nuclear tensions

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    North Korea has detained another United States citizen for committing "hostile acts", it said Sunday, its second arrest of an American in a fortnight with tensions high between Pyongyang and Washington. Two months later, Kim Dong Chul was sentenced to 10 years hard labor for subversion. It said he was "intercepted for committing criminal acts" to overthrow the North's government.
  • See Faces of Some of the 82 Released Chibok Girls

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    At the time, the government denied making an exchange for Boko Haram suspects or paying a ransom. The Associated Press reports that Nigeria's government confirms that 82 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have been released and are expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in the capital, Abuja.
  • What does Marine Le Pen do now?

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    PARIS French President-elect Emmanuel Macron told a victory rally on Sunday that it was essential to build up a parliamentary majority in order to carry out much-needed changes for France . As New York contributor Heather Hurlburt highlights in her sobering post-election warning to France's liberals, both abstention and blank-ballot rates among French voters reached historic highs on Sunday, and the politically inexperienced Macron now has to try to cajole political unity within France if ...
  • Trump issues stern rebuke of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial

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    But Tuesday's comments were unequivocally pro-Jewish, and Trump, speaking from the U.S. Capitol, railed against "dangerous anti-Semitism". "We've seen it on university campuses and in the public square, and in threats against Jewish citizens", the president said, adding that antisemitism was at its most "sinister...when terrorists attack the Jewish community and when Israel is threatened with total and complete destruction".
  • French elections: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by emphatic margin, say projections

    French elections: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by emphatic margin, say projections

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    Security was tight across France as voters cast their ballots on Sunday. with the the last polling stations closing at 8 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PT). The fate of the European Union may hang in the balance as France's 47 million voters decide whether to risk handing the presidency to Le Pen, who dreams of quitting the bloc and its common currency, or to play it safer with Macron, an unabashed pro-European who wants to strengthen the EU.
  • Macron, Le Pen face off in dramatic final vote of French election

    Macron, Le Pen face off in dramatic final vote of French election

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    The Macron camp has not blamed any specific party, but said that it was clear the hackers wanted to undermine Macron ahead of second round vote. Last month, cybersecurity research group Trend Micro said Russian hackers called Pawn Storm had targeted Macron's campaign using "phishing" techniques in which fake websites are used to trick users into revealing their passwords.