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US wants $250 mn cut to UN budget

During a meeting held on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly debate in September, US President Donald Trump said the United Nations had failed to reach its “full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement” The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in ...

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Artist Claims Roman Polanski Molested Her At Age 10: Report

Molestation allegations by a woman who claims she was assaulted by Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski in 1975 when she was 10 years old have drawn the interest of Los Angeles detectives – even though the statute of limitations have long expired, The Associated Press reported. Law enforcement officials believe any evidence they collect in this case could help prosecute other ...

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Cars Of Future Will Spot Potholes Before Drivers Do, Highways England Says

Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes and transmit the information to Highways England, the government body responsible for roads, The Guardian reports. In a report published on Wednesday, Highways England said “connected vehicles” could improve the efficiency of route maintenance, while simultaneously improving safety. Jim O’Sullivan, the body’s chief executive, said drones could also be deployed ...

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Tillerson Says U.S. Won’t Set Preconditions For Talks With North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is ready to talk with North Korea without preconditions, CNN reports.”We’ve said from the diplomatic side, we’re ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk.” – Rex Tillerson said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Tuesday. “We are ready to have the first meeting without precondition,” Tillerson said ...

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Americans Divided On Gun Regulation 5 Years After Sandy Hook Shootings

As the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, approaches, Americans remain starkly divided in their views on guns and gun regulation, CBS News reports. The attack, which left 20 children and six educators dead, as well as the gunman and his mother, shook the country, leading to widespread calls for reformed gun ...

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