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‘No deal’ behind pastor Brunson’s release from Turkey – Trump

No deal was struck between Washington and Ankara for releasing pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish prison, US President Donald Trump said. The freed cleric is en route to the US and will visit the Oval Office upon arrival. “We got him out,” Trump told reporters upon his arrival to Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, where he is scheduled to speak at ...

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House Intel Committee votes to release ‘Russiagate’ transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release transcripts from its own investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The transcripts include testimony from key Trump campaign figures. The committee voted Friday to release the 53 documents, which will first go to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for review and classification. Among the documents are testimonies ...

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Anti-Islam book becomes German bestseller less than two weeks after release

A new book highly critical of Islam and Muslims has been flying off the shelves in Germany to become a non-fiction bestseller. Mainstream media panned it for a simplistic approach to the religion. The controversial book titled “Hostile Takeover: How Islam Impedes Progress and Threatens Society” reached the number one spot on Der Spiegel’s non-fiction list after being on the ...

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Apple could release an updated MacBook Air

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has been working on multiple new Macs. In particular, Apple could be planning to release a new entry-level laptop to replace the aging MacBook Air. This isn’t the first rumor about a MacBook Air refresh. While Apple has released a 12-inch retina MacBook, it’s not nearly as cheap as the MacBook Air. It’s ...

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Turkish court rejects US pastor's appeal for release

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for release from US Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been held since 2016, Habertturk reports. It comes after Washington placed sanctions on those who played a role in detaining him. Read more Ankara has accused Brunson of being linked to the Gulen movement, which it says was responsible for the failed coup attempt ...

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Political prisoners must ‘be free tonight’, we won’t negotiate release with Madrid – Catalan leader

Catalonian government head Quim Torra told RT’s Alex Salmond that he is ready to negotiate with Madrid on the status of the province, but that the release of those jailed for organizing a secession referendum is “non-negotiable.” An ally of his exiled pro-independence predecessor, Carles Puigdemont, Torra was elected after three other politicians were disqualified by the central government and ...

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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment because of poor health. It ...

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'Profit over health of innocents': Arkema indicted for Hurricane Harvey toxic chemical release

Top managers at French multinational Arkema could face up to five years in prison after the company was indicted for “reckless” emissions of toxic chemicals from its Houston, Texas plant during last year’s Hurricane Harvey. The Harris County court grand jury ruled that Richard Rowe, the CEO of the Paris-based company, and Leslie Comardelle, the manager of the Houston plant, ...

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Release American pastor or face big sanctions, Trump threatens Turkey

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Turkey on Twitter, vowing to impose “large sanctions” over a detained American pastor, Andrew Brunson, held on espionage charges. President Trump called on Ankara to immediately release the Christian leader, describing him as an “innocent man of faith” who “should be released immediately.” Brunson, 50, an evangelical Christian pastor originally from North ...

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'When it comes to Gitmo, US legal system does not work': 11 inmates demand trial or release

A group of prisoners held in the Guantanámo Bay for years without charge have petitioned a US federal court, demanding they be tried or released. Gitmo, however, exists outside of the US legal system, a former detainee has warned. “Nobody has been released from Guantánamo to this day as a result of any legal proceeding,” Moazzam Begg, a British Pakistani, ...

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