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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday which expands the procedure for residents of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions to obtain Russian citizenship, according to The Kyiv Post. Putin already issued a decree in April which simplified the process for Ukrainians in "certain areas" of Luhansk and Donetsk to get Russian citizenship. Ukraine, the European Union, and other Western countries objected to the decree as an attempt to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty.

The United Nation's health agency warned the possibility of the Ebola outbreak spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the region "remains very high" after it declared the ongoing epidemic a "public health emergency of international concern" on Wednesday, according to STAT News. The declaration was issued just weeks before the one-year anniversary of the declaration that an outbreak was underway, with more than 2,500 cases reported over the last 12 months and the death toll

China on Wednesday urged the Trump administration to “make up its mind” about reaching a trade deal with Beijing, warning that additional tariffs could send negotiations further off track.Since the high-profile talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump at the G20 summit late last month in Osaka, Japan, there has been little sign that the two sides have made any progress towards ending their year-long trade war.US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said this week…

TUNIS - The Islamic State group has called for more attacks in Tunisia in a rare propaganda video purportedly filmed by the jihadists in the North African nation. It comes

In a remote stretch of Costa Rica, where towering trees give way to spindly mangroves, mornings start with a roar. Monkeys high in the canopy howl to greet the sunrise. Hammers bang and tools scrape as workers hustle to beat the heat. Sawmills shriek from a grassy clearing, slicing enormous logs into smooth, broad planks. A makeshift shipyard is emerging here in Punta Morales, a tiny fishing town on the Pacific coast. The skeleton of a sailing ship has taken shape, with tall…

AWASA - The green, blue and red flag of the Sidama people flutters defiantly above government buildings in a southern Ethiopian city where leaders are on the brink of declaring a breakaway region. The Sidama say they plan to unilaterally declare their own federal state this week -- a move analysts say could inflame Ethiopia's political crisis and lead to bloodshed. In Hawassa, the would-be capital of the proposed state, motorbike riders blared their horns on Monday as young men ran through the

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The infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years on Wednesday and was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture, according to USA Today. Guzman also spoke in court for what will likely be the last time he's seen in public before being sent to Colorado's Supermax Prison for his sentence. He addressed the court to claim "there was no justice here" Guzman, 62, was convicted in February of all 10 counts he faced…

An American woman in Saudi Arabia lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter even though she had videos showing her Saudi ex-husband's alleged drug use and verbal abuse on Sunday, according to The Independent. A judge awarded custody of Bethany Vierra's daughter to her ex-husband since she did not have any male witnesses backing her up, even though the video evidence showed her ex-husband smoking hashish, talking about marijuana use, and yelling at her while their daughter was in the room. The

General News Facebook received a grilling in their Senate hearing yesterday with Sherrod Brown, the banking committee’s highest-ranking Democrat, claiming he would support legislation reining in Libra. He was not persuaded Calibra, Facebook’s wallet subsidiary, would not share user data with the Libra Association consortium. Facebook’s blockchain lead David Marcus showed his trust in the project, claiming he would accept 100 percent of his salary in Libra. Gary Gensler, former CFTC chair, says

For those concerned about global warming and about eating healthfully, it’s possible to tackle both issues at once by joining a growing agricultural movement — by planting a no-till garden. Confronting the problem starts with soil. Better soil produces more nutritious crops. Tilling, and/or applying synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides kill the organisms in the soil that produce those nutrients. Recent studies indicate that people would need to eat three times as much fruit and four

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President Emmanuel Macron succeeded in obtaining a blueprint for Notre Dame's restoration, which could pave the way for his controversial plan to replace the spire with a "modern" design. ...

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. "You did not carry out a single one of your commitments, why do you want us to stick to our commitments?" Khamenei said, criticising European countries which are party to the deal. "We have just started to decrease our commitments in the deal and this process will certainly continue," he said in a speech in Tehran partly…

The family of a jailed British-Iranian woman says she has been taken to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. The case has fueled tensions between Iran and the UK amid attempts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal. ...

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UberEats says it is changing its contracts with restaurants so they no longer shoulder the burden of refunds for dodgy deliveries. ...

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused British forces of "theft" and "piracy" after authorities seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar while vowing Iran would not "leave such evil deeds unanswered," according to The Independent. The comments were made during a televised address on Tuesday as tensions continued to simmer about the UAE-based Gulf oil tanker, the MT Riah, which went missing on Saturday while traveling through the Strait of Hormuz. A United States defense

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was elected by just nine votes as the European Union's top job on Tuesday after promising to address climate change and address gender inequality while uniting the bloc, according to Politico Europe. The 60-year-old former defense minister of Germany won the secret ballot in Strasbourg to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. “I feel so honored and I am overwhelmed and I thank you for the trust you placed in me,” Ursula von der Leyen

A federal judge said Roger Stone is no longer allowed to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any form of social media after he violated her previous gag order on Tuesday, according to BuzzFeed News. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone he was no longer allowed to use social media as the case against him moves forward after he proves he was unwilling to adhere to her previous gag orders and refrain from publicly commenting on his case. But she did not…

AMMAN - Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha. Amman downgraded its diplomatic representation in June 2017, a few days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain scrapped all ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants, which Doha denies. Zeid al-Lawzi, a senior

President Donald Trump lashed out at four minority Congresswomen again on Tuesday while lambasting Congress for rebuking him instead of them as the House of Representatives prepared to hold a vote on a resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets, according to The Guardian. After Trump accused Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) of using "vile, hateful, and disgusting" language ignored by the Democrats. "Why isn’t the House

An inquest said the three terrorists who killed eight people during an attack at London Bridge were lawfully shot dead by armed police officers after they ignored initial warning shouts on Tuesday, according to BBC News. The jury deliberated for three and a half hours before it reached its decision. Khuram Butt, and his accomplices, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, first ran over several pedestrians during the June 2017 attack before stabbing several more people within 10 minutes. Armed

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Federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday they would not be charging a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, five years after a video of his death went viral and galvanized the Black Lives Matter Movement, according to USA Today. Federal prosecutors scheduled a press conference in New York's Brooklyn borough, one day after meeting with Garner's family. A spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office in Brooklyn declined to comment on the report ahead of the news

Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing toward Iran Tracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location on Saturday night has raised concerns about the status of the vessel amid heightened tensions

General News Bitcoin Suisse , the Swiss crypto broker, has applied for banking and securities dealer licenses from Switzerland’s finance regulator, joining several other hopefuls from the cryptocurrency space including Bank Seba and blockchain startup Signum. Facebook’s Senate hearing is today, with the House panel’s hearing following on tomorrow. David Marcus, Facebook’s blockchain lead, will testify at both. He expects “that this will be the broadest, most extensive, and most careful

Samsung Electronics Co has managed to secure an emergency supply of key materials to sustain its chipmaking operations for the time being, averting short-term disruption from a Japanese ban of critical semiconductor and display components. That temporary lifeline did not represent a

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The massive protests that have rattled Hong Kong in recent weeks will put hundreds of thousands of mainland Chinese tourists off visiting the city this year, according to HSBC.The bank believes that the number of visitors from the mainland will continue to grow in 2019, but at a slightly slower rate than it had forecast before people took to the streets in their millions to demonstrate against the now-suspended extradition bill.It has revised down its estimated growth of mainland tourist… ...

Commercial and cargo flights can now fully access Pakistani airspace for the first time since a skirmish with India in February. The airspace closure had caused costly diversions to international flights. ...

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President Donald Trump told White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to ignore a congressional subpoena on Monday compelling her to appear before them about a government watchdog finding which said she broke the Hatch Act dozens of times, according to Politico. The House Oversight Committee authorized a subpoena for Conway last month after special counsel Henry Kerner said she blatantly violated the law which bars federal employees from engaging in politics during work. “We’re not requiring her to

The number of people facing starvation has increased over the last three years according to the United Nations' latest report on food security released on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. There are 820 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 149 million children under the age of five who are stunted due to lack of food. Cindy Holleman, one of the main authors of the report, said there are 96 people around the world who need to have food provided for them so…