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China says U.S. criticism of its role in Latin America is ‘slanderous’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday condemning as “slanderous” criticism U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made of Beijing’s policies in South America, saying countries there would soon see who their “true friend” was. Pompeo on Friday, during a three-day trip to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, accused China of aiding Venezuela’s economic collapse by bankrolling President…

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Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM, April 15 (Reuters) – Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a…

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Boris Johnson will wait until Brexit before pushing for Theresa May to resign as prime minister

LONDON — Boris Johnson will not push for Theresa May to quit as Conservative party leader before Brexit, friends of the current frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister have told Business Insider. The former foreign secretary and ardent Brexiteer is the bookies’ favourite to replace Theresa May, who has promised to stand down once she has ratified a withdrawal ...

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The border crisis will continue until Congress steps up

No matter what the Trump administration tries to do — shake up the leadership of federal immigration agencies, force asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico, even build a massive border wall — none of it will do much to affect the current border crisis one way or another. That’s because the border crisis is actually an asylum crisis. Central American families ...

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Pelosi says Trump using 9/11 images for ‘political attack’ on Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has weighed in on the most recent controversy involving Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota Democrat was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president “shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.” The video pulls a snippet ...

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Jailed Catalan leaders ease position on post-election coalition talks

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Four Catalan leaders on trial over a 2017 bid to split their region from Spain have said separatists should be more flexible about entering negotiations on forming the next Madrid government after a April 28 national election. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is forecast to win the most seats in the vote, but could need Catalan separatists’ ...

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Man killed in new cow lynching in India

Indian police on Saturday said one man was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in the latest case of so-called cow lynching. The animal is revered by Hindus and according to Human Rights Watch, 44 people died in cow-related violence between May 2015 and December last year by Hindu ...

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