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Obstacle to drug-free society: Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates intl laws

Moscow has accused Ottawa of trampling on international law, which it says explicitly prohibits any circulation of weed unless it’s for medical or scientific purposes. Canada has become the first Western country to legalize pot. Read more The scope of international treaties, of which Ottawa is a signee, does not allow for any “exceptions” or “flexible interpretation” of the principle ...

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Trump says he trusts Kim, cites 'good chemistry' & 'very good relationship' (VIDEO)

In what appears to be another curtsey by Donald Trump to Kim Jong-un, the US leader said he trusts his North Korean counterpart, praising their “good chemistry” and “very good relationship.” During an interview on Mike Huckabee’s program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Trump was asked whether he trusts Kim, who he met on June 12 during a historic ...

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Saudi Arabia invites Russia to join OPEC as observer, Moscow says it’s ‘an option’

Riyadh has invited Moscow to join OPEC as an observer, the Saudi energy minister says. The announcement follows an agreement between OPEC and non-members led by Russia to increase crude oil output by a million barrels per day. Read more The announcement was made on Saturday during the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting in Vienna. “We’ve invited Russia to ...

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Euro irreversible, says German finance minister after Merkel & Macron agree on Eurozone budget

The euro is here to stay and serve as a guarantor of a stronger, more cohesive Europe, Germany’s finance minister said as he commended French President Emmanuel Macron for spearheading the effort. In an interview with the Rheinische Post on Saturday, Olaf Scholz argued that the future of Europe’s single currency no longer hangs in the balance with Greece getting ...

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Sanctioned Russian interior minister says he had ‘no problem’ getting US visa

The Russian interior minister, who is in New York for a UN police summit, says he did not face any problems entering the US. Vladimir Kolokoltsev was among 24 Russians hit by US sanctions in April. While Russia-related sanctions imposed by the US Treasury might have caused headaches for some Russian businessmen, this has not been the case for Russia’s ...

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Trump decries ‘fake news’ after ABC says ex-campaign manager ‘pleading guilty of manslaughter’

ABC News was forced to issue a retraction after it aired graphics that falsely claimed US President Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter. Manafort, who has been held in jail since last week over alleged attempted witness tampering, was thrust into the spotlight again on Wednesday after ABC accidentally added ‘manslaughter’ ...

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‘No borders, no country’: Trump digs in on immigration, says Democrats want illegals to ‘infest’ US

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tough immigration rhetoric, vowing to keep arresting illegal immigrants and blaming Democrats for wanting illegal immigrants to pour in as their potential voters. Trump’s Monday morning tweets come amid a growing backlash over his administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy. The policy has seen every illegal border-jumper criminally prosecuted and almost 2,000 children separated ...

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‘Nazis didn’t let Jews leave,’ AG Sessions says replying to border ‘concentration camps’ comparison

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a viral gaffe as he disagreed with comparison of the Trump administration’s immigration policies to that of Nazi Germany. The Nazis didn’t let the Jews leave Germany, he said. On her Monday night show, Fox News host Laura Ingraham quizzed Sessions about his “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has been compared by former CIA ...

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Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.” The ICE is currently under fire from both sides of the political spectrum for separating migrant parents from their children ...

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Judge says ‘literal but nonsensical’ Google translation isn’t consent for police search

Machine translation of foreign languages is undoubtedly a very useful thing, but if you’re going for anything more than directions or recommendations for lunch, its shallowness is a real barrier. And when it comes to the law and constitutional rights, a “good enough” translation doesn’t cut it, a judge has ruled. The ruling (PDF) is not hugely consequential, but it ...

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