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  • Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents.

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  • Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents.

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  • YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

    Platforms could have to seek licences for videos after European parliament action YouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pay billions of dollars in fees for users watching music videos. For years the music industry has argued that YouTube exploits the lack of legal protection around music videos being viewed on its service to pay minimal amounts to artists...

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  • EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a 'tool for control'

    MEPs defy warnings from internet pioneers, civil liberties groups and commercial interests A European parliament committee has voted for legislation that internet pioneers fear will turn the web into “a tool for surveillance and control”. In a key vote on a draft law to overhaul EU copyright rules, the parliament’s legal affairs committee on Wednesday voted for measures that would require the likes of Google and Microsoft to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials....

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  • German intelligence says Islamists could attack with ricin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A source in Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service said on Wednesday that Islamists could stage an attack in Germany at any time with the lethal toxin ricin.

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  • Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria's Ghouta: U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

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  • Man arrested over 'drill battery' explosion at London station

    LONDON (Reuters) - A man has been arrested over a small explosion at a London underground station on Tuesday which police said was likely to have been caused by a battery malfunction.

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  • Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria's Ghouta

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

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  • Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam face the start of a second trial on federal corruption charges on Wednesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out their 2015 convictions.

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  • Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam face the start of a second trial on federal corruption charges on Wednesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out their 2015 convictions.

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  • Trump says he would back both House immigration bills as child separation crisis grows

    U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives.

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  • Saudi Arabia arrests more women's rights activists

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

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  • Saudi Arabia arrests more women's rights activists: HRW

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

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  • South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks to end civil war

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, a rebel spokesman and an Ethiopian official said.

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  • How Europe's policies fuel the smuggling trade they are trying to stop

    The EU crackdown on human smuggling has only served to accelerate the cycle of desperate journeys, making them more perilous than ever – while enriching those who peddle dreams of a new lifeDownload a PDF of the List hereThe list of refugees who have died trying to enter Europe was first published in 1993 with details of 62 people who lost their lives, mostly in central Europe. Today the counter is at 34,361, and shows that the deaths go on and on – and on. Continue reading...

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  • Trump child separation policy akin to kidnapping – senior Texas official

    Maureen Franco, head of the public defender’s office, says parents are ‘inconsolable’ at having their children taken from them The Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating children from their parents after they have entered the US illegally is akin to kidnapping, a senior public official has said. Related: Child separations: Trump faces extreme backlash from public and his own party Continue reading...

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  • South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks to end civil war

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, a rebel spokesman and an Ethiopian official said.

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  • Microsoft's Nadella: Trump administration policy separating children from families is 'abhorrent'

    In his email to employees, Nadella also clarified Microsoft's work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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  • Youngest migrants held in US 'tender age' shelters

    Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

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  • In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

    CIUDAD JUAREZ/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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  • Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

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  • In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

    CIUDAD JUAREZ/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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  • Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

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  • Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

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