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‘If homosexuality is OK, so is pedophilia,’ former Oklahoma City mayor tells TV show

A former Oklahoma City mayor has drawn the ire of the LGBTQ community after controversial comments made on a political talk show. He not only stated that homosexuality is “wrong” but that its acceptance is a tacit endorsement of pedophilia. During a heated discussion on Sunday about the slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations within the world of US ...

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City of discord: How Trump’s decision on Jerusalem throws 70yrs of caution to the wind

Trump’s Jerusalem decision has undone 70 years of wary American policy in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, undermining the status of the US as one of peace brokers in the region. RT looks back at how America started, trimmed and reversed its Middle East policy. The US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, saying ...

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Man City fans unveil pro-Ukraine banner, but have scarves stolen by local hooligans

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 14:11 Fans of English Premier League club Manchester City displayed a pro-Ukrainian banner during their final Champions League group game versus Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, but also had their scarves stolen by local ultras. City were subjected to their first defeat of the season in the match, going down 2-1 to the home side. However, ...

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LA City Council pres. warns of legal weed regulation blind spots

On the verge of becoming the largest US city to regulate recreational marijuana, Los Angeles city council president and two members are already bracing for potential problems in the bureaucratic system’s structure. On Wednesday, the city council voted 12-0 in favor of the marijuana-related regulations which legalized the licensed sale and cultivation of marijuana in the Southern California city of ...

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Jerusalem’s top Christians warn Trump of ‘violence & suffering’ if city recognized as Israel capital

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 17:31 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 17:38 The thirteen patriarchs and church heads in Jerusalem have written an open letter to US President Donald Trump, telling him that his decision to recognize its status as Israel’s capital will cause “irreparable harm.” READ MORE: Trump’s Jerusalem recognition: Fears of global backlash “We are certain that such ...

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Theresa May ‘hanging by a thread’ as City firm warns of ‘nightmare’ Corbyn government

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 09:55 Theresa May is “hanging by a thread” and businesses should prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister, a leading City firm has said. CME Group, an American company, added that Labour taking power would be a “nightmare scenario” for the pound. The financial market company, which has a major office in the City ...

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Outcry forces German city to cancel €35 loitering fine for ‘dementia patient’ who rested at bus stop

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 00:56 In a strict application of its anti-homeless law Dusseldorf authorities fined an 86-year-old “dementia patient” €35 for spending eight minutes at a bus stop without boarding a vehicle. Following a media storm, the city canceled the penalty. According to a friend of the elderly couple at the heart of the scandal, who told the ...

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Sisters no more: Japanese city drops San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

The city of Osaka in Japan has said it will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco after the California city approved a statue commemorating the “comfort women.” The sex slaves were used in Japanese military brothels during World War II. “This is highly regrettable,” said Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura, according to Reuters, describing Wednesday’s endorsement by San Francisco Mayor ...

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Russia gives unique 3D Palmyra model to Syria to help restore ancient city (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 20:12 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 20:15 Russian researchers have created a model of the ancient city of Palmyra, based on thousands of drone images. Unveiled at the St. Petersburg cultural forum, it will be given to Syria to help restore and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage site ravaged by ISIS. The 3D model has ...

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‘Like having human-rights discussion in N. Korea’: WMA debates euthanasia in Vatican City

The World Medical Association (WMA) held a two-day event to debate patient rights, treatment limitations, as well as differing perspectives on end-of-life care and the right to die. Surprisingly, Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church, hosted the event. Organised by the WMA, the German Medical Association (GMA), and the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) on November 16 and 17, ...

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