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Honing Brexit campaign, EU takes aim at UK residence red tape

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO – EU and Union flags fly above Parliament Square during a Unite for Europe march, in central London, Britain March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo 0SHARESShare

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Italy approves measures to accelerate asylum procedures

0SHARESShare Migrants wait to disembark from Italian Coast Guard patrol vessel Diciotti in the Sicilian harbour of Catania, Italy, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Antonio Parrinello 0SHARESShare

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Brazil judge orders corruption probe into a third of Temer's cabinet

0SHARESShare A Brazilian supreme court justice has ordered investigations into 71 sitting lawmakers and nine ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet allegedly linked to the country’s biggest-ever corruption scandal, Estado de S. Paulo reported on Tuesday. The newspaper also said Justice Edson Fachin had lifted the seal on plea bargain testimony from 77 employees of the Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] engineering conglomerate. ...

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Preparations under way to evacuate besieged Syrian towns: commander, Observatory

0SHARESShare Preparations began on Tuesday to evacuate the Shi’ite populations of two Syrian towns in exchange for moving Sunni rebels and civilians out of two others in a deal between the warring sides, a monitor and a pro-government commander said. The pro-government Shi’ite towns of al-Foua and Kefraya in the northwestern province of Idlib are encircled by insurgent fighters. The ...

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Tillerson Doubles Down On Opposition To Assad Regime

0SHARESShare By Steve Scherer LUCCA Italy (Reuters) – Russia should abandon its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after his repeated use of chemical weapons and join the United States to map out a peaceful future for Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson’s comments came an hour before he flew to Moscow from a Group ...

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Survivors Of The Holocaust Write The Captions To Their Own Portraits

In an effort to allude to what’s impossible to fully communicate, Holocaust survivor Lydia Vagos wrote the following poem to accompany a portrait of herself, taken by photographer Harry Borden :   In LimboIn the black hole of our Planet EarthAuschwitzThey drove me out when it ceased to be;Yet who will drive it out of me? It still exists. Only death will be ...

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Michelle Obama Is Giving Us Major Vacation Envy In French Polynesia

Barack Obama has been “holed up”  since mid-March at The Brando , a luxury resort on nearby Tetiaora, a private island once owned by Marlon Brando. He’s reportedly spent that time working on his portion of the $60 million book deal the couple struck up in February.  Michelle Obama flew into Tahiti  to join her husband on Saturday, according to French Polynesian ...

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Rex Tillerson Arrives In Russia To Literal Trash Fire

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touched down in Moscow on Tuesday as smoke from burning garbage billowed near the airport, ABC News reported . It was a symbolic arrival, given the current strained relationship between the United States and Russia.   Smoke near Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, where Sec. of State Tillerson is due to land, coming from a burning ...

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Alleged Gay 'Concentration Camps' In Chechnya Spark Global Outrage

International human rights activists are decrying reports that at least 100 gay men have been arrested, and three killed, in the Russian region of Chechnya.  A Moscow-owned Russian opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta , cited claims by federal law enforcement officials who said the men, ranging in ages from 16 to 50, were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or ...

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Sean Spicer Claims Hitler Never Used Chemical Weapons

While briefing reporters on whether U.S. relations with Syrian ally Russia will change in the wake of the Syrian regime unleashing chemical weapons last week, Spicer tried to compare President Bashar al-Assad to Hitler. “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” ...

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