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2021

12

Apr

Concerns mount that US withdrawal from Afghanistan could risk progress on women’s rights

Concerns are mounting from bipartisan US lawmakers and Afghan women’s rights activists that the hard-won gains for women and civil society in Afghanistan could be lost if the United States makes a precipitous withdrawal from the country. President Joe Biden has suggested it will be difficult to meet the May 1 deadline for US troops […]

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Source: , CNN

12

Apr

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Biden set to accept fewest refugees of any modern president, including Trump, report says

Since his days on the campaign trail, President Biden has tried to cast himself as diametrically opposed to President Donald Trump when it comes to welcoming refugees into the United States. Within two weeks of taking office, Biden signed an executive order to rebuild and enhance federal programs to resettle refugees — programs he said […]

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12

Mar

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Number of children in Border Patrol custody surpasses 3,700 amid ongoing surge

The number of unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody continues to climb, reaching more than 3,700 on Wednesday, many of them in jail-like facilities along the US-Mexico border, CNN has learned. On Wednesday, US Border Patrol apprehended nearly 800 unaccompanied migrant children, as of the latest count, according to a Homeland Security official, signaling […]

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Country: United States
Source: , CNN

12

Mar

Turkey blasts US over release of Armenian terrorist Sassounian

The release of the man convicted in the 1982 assassination of Turkey’s consul general “will set a dangerous precedent that will only embolden violent extremists,” Turkey’s Los Angeles consul general Can Oğuz said Thursday, as the Foreign Ministry also released a statement condemning the decision. “It is a deplorable decision based on petty political considerations. […]

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Country: United States
Source: , DS

05

Mar

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Cuomo aides altered nursing home deaths report, health department confirms

The New York state health department on Friday afternoon confirmed reports that members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 taskforce altered a report from that same health department in order to omit the full number of nursing home patients killed by the coronavirus. But Cuomo’s administration insisted the changes were made because of concerns about the […]

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Country: United States
Source: , The Guardian

05

Mar

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US opposes ICC probe into Israel, Palestinians; weighs maintaining sanctions

State Department spokesman says Palestinians aren’t sovereign state and therefore can’t delegate jurisdiction to The Hague, says decision ‘unfairly’ targets Israel The Biden administration “firmly” opposes the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel and the Palestinians, but is still weighing whether to maintain sanctions against the […]

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Country: United States
Source: , The Times for Israel

04

Mar

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Mississippi to pay Curtis Flowers $500,000 for his decades behind bars

The state of Mississippi will pay Curtis Flowers $500,000 for his nearly 23 years of wrongful imprisonment. Mississippi Circuit Judge George Mitchell ordered the compensation on Tuesday. Under the judgment — which the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office didn’t oppose — the state will pay Flowers $50,000 a year for the next 10 years. “I feel […]

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Country: United States
Source: , APM

03

Mar

01

Mar

New York Valisi

Cuomo says he’s ‘truly sorry’ for workplace comments he says were ‘misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation’ following sexual harassment claims

Faced with an escalating backlash following two allegations of sexual harassment in less than a week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday acknowledged that some of his comments in the workplace “may have been insensitive or too personal” and said he was “truly sorry” to those who might have “misinterpreted (the remarks) as an […]

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Country: United States
Source: , CNN

27

Feb

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type […]

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Country: United States
Source: , CNN