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US will suffer ‘another Vietnam’ in Syria, Iranian leader’s top aide warns

A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has condemned the United States’ uninvited military presence in Syria, warning that the conflict in the country could become a second Vietnam War for Washington. Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide on international affairs for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed the United States for the creation of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and said ...

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Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all issued statements Brian Heater @ / 18 hours By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to ...

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Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all issued statements Brian Heater @ / 17 hours By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to ...

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Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all issued statements Brian Heater @ / 11 hours By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to ...

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Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all issued statements Brian Heater @ / 10 hours By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to ...

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'End of national tradition’: Catholic leaders slam Sessions’ asylum ruling

US Catholic bishops have denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to reverse grants of asylum based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence, with one calling the decision the “end of our great national tradition.” “For the whole of our history, the United States has been a refuge for people seeking protection from oppression,” San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy ...

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‘Crimea is Russian because everyone there speaks Russian,’ Trump reportedly tells G7 leaders

President Donald Trump seems to have demonstrated his trademark nuanced understanding of foreign politics when he reportedly told G7 leaders that “Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian.” According to Buzzfeed’s usual anonymous sources, Trump made his remark after wading into a discussion on foreign affairs during a dinner at the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada last ...

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Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as barangay captains – was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. ...

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Did Trump just fail the G7? RT looks at US leader’s short trip to the summit

The world has seen increasingly tough talk between G7 leaders and Trump, who seemed to show disrespect towards the group. But did he actually fail the summit in Canada? RT takes a closer look at the feuds gripping the G7. Divisions between US President Donald Trump and the six other leaders of G7 countries arose during the first day of ...

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Which world leaders is Putin on first-name terms with? Not just the ones you’d expect

Vladimir Putin says personal relationships with all world leaders are important, but tellingly singled out several politicians with whom he drops official titles. During his four hour-plus Q & A in Moscow on Thursday, Putin was asked which world leaders he addresses using the informal version of you – ‘ty’ – as opposed to the formal ‘vy.’ Noting that, of ...

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