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Come ye sinners: Irish bishop says Catholics who voted for abortion should confess

An Irish bishop is calling on Catholics who voted ‘Yes’ in the country’s abortion referendum to consider going to confession. Ireland voted to scrap its controversial ban on abortions in a landslide vote, celebrated on Saturday. Bishop Kevin Doran said Monday he believed those who had voted in favor of the amendment in the referendum, “knowing and intending that abortion would ...

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Trump says he's still looking at June 12, Singapore for Kim summit, 'that hasn't changed'

US President Donald Trump has once again said talks are back on track to hold the planned-then-cancelled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. News of the upcoming summit has been a rollercoaster for the past three days. “We’re doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea,” Trump said at the White House. “It’s moving along very ...

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Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says

Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the Frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog. Motherboard got their hands on some content moderation policy documents from Facebook that show Pepe, a cartoon frog harmlessly created by cartoonist ...

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Trump says he's having 'very productive talks' with N. Korea on reinstating summit

Published time: 26 May, 2018 00:42 Edited time: 26 May, 2018 00:55 US President Donald Trump says “very productive talks” are underway with North Korea on holding the June 12 summit in Singapore. Talks on reinstating the meeting came within 24 hours of Trump’s previously abrupt cancellation. In a tweet, Trump confirmed that if the elusive meetup with North Korean ...

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Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI

When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter,” Schmidt said. “The fact of the matter is that AI and machine learning are so fundamentally good for humanity.” ...

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Media control key to preventing mass shootings, NRA TV host says in provocative video

The media – not guns – needs to be controlled to help prevent school shootings, NRA TV host Colion Noir has argued. The modest proposal is meant only as a criticism of gun control laws, he says. In a four-minute video commentary for the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) television channel, Noir said out-of-control media feeding frenzies were giving platforms to ...

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N. Korea says it still wants to resolve issues with US despite Trump's summit cancellation

The decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “not in line with the world’s wishes,” the government in Pyongyang has announced. Kim has made the “utmost efforts” to hold a summit with Trump, said the North Korean first vice minister for foreign affairs, Kim Kye-gwan, according to the state news ...

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Newly-released Pentagon report says Pyongyang sees nukes as key to its survival

With uncertainty surrounding the summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Pentagon has pulled a trump card, releasing a February report that finds no reason for Kim to abandon nuclear weapons. The DOD’s report on ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’ draws on data obtained before December 15, meaning it neither ...

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Israeli ambassador says Dutch parody of Eurovision song is anti-Semitic

Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands made a formal complaint over a sketch show version of Israel’s winning Eurovision entry. The spoof song included references to Israeli violence in Gaza and has been called anti-Semitic. Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands Aviv Shir-On has lodged an official letter of protest to BNNVARA, the public broadcaster that aired the show, the Foreign Ministry ...

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Pompeo's demands don't make it easier for West to influence Iran, says EU foreign policy chief

The 12-point US ultimatum to Tehran does nothing to further talks with the Islamic Republic on issues not covered by the nuclear deal, nor does it make the world safer, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. The top EU diplomat has been dismissive of the Trump administration’s plan to coax Iran into a new deal by demanding an array ...

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