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Author: 0 Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker in "gay wedding" cake case

Dissenting in the ruling was U.S. Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was joined by U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotamayor. But in this case, he said, Phillips did not get the proper consideration. For the baker's supporters , the case was about finding a way to respect conflicting beliefs about marriage. Phillips declined, saying he did not make cakes for same-sex weddings because of his Christian beliefs and because same-sex marriage was not then legal in Colorado.

Worldwide Spain: Rajoy admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote
Author: 0 Spain: Rajoy admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote

Sanchez's Socialist Party (PSOE) secured enough cross-party parliamentary support, including from Basque and Catalan nationalist parties, to push through the no-confidence motion. Sanchez promised to abide by a national budget recently negotiated by Rajoy. There were 169 no votes and one lawmaker abstained. He also said Mr Sanchez was being a "parasite" by using weak alliances with anti-establishment, far-left and nationalist political groups in the Basque and Catalan regions to stage a ...

Worldwide The Kremlin Has Invited North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation
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A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) in Washignton, DC, U.S. May 17, 2018 and in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018 respectively. Pyongyang sees its nuclear weapons as vital to its survival but Kim has said he plans to focus on economic development. The Washington Post earlier published an article suggesting that North Korea allegedly wants another country to pay for Kim Jong-un's stay in the luxurious Fullerton Hotel, where ...

Worldwide Bill Clinton says he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology
Author: 0 Bill Clinton says he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology

When asked if he would have resigned over the affair, Clinton said he wouldn't. The former president also defended his record on women, "I had a sexual harassment policy when I was governor in the '80s". And while he said he supports the #MeToo movement, "I still have questions about some of the decisions which have been made". "Nobody believes that I got out of that for free", he said.

Worldwide 'Relief for N Korea only after clear steps to denuclearisation'
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Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and South Korea's Defence Minister Song Young-moo attend a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 3, 2018. Mattis has tended to stay away from commenting publicly on the upcoming summit, which Trump has confirmed will take place in Singapore on June 12, and instead deferred to the State Department.

Worldwide Melania Trump still hasn’t been seen after her hospital stay
Author: 0 Melania Trump still hasn’t been seen after her hospital stay

Four days later, she was hospitalized and stayed at a Water Reed Medical Center for five days. Her absence from public events raised quite a few concerns in the minds of Americans. The spokesperson for Mrs. Trump, Stephanie Grisham , confirmed her appearance to CNN Sunday evening. Ivanka, who serves as a senior advisor to her father, opted for brown, wide-legged trousers and a white blouse for the plane ride, completing her look with stilettos and oversized sunglasses.

Worldwide Trump can pardon himself, says Giuliani
Author: 0 Trump can pardon himself, says Giuliani

He [has] no intention of pardoning of himself. This fact is coupled with a legal protection that makes the president not readily available to be interviewed unless the information can not be obtained by any other means. So could he do it? President Bill Clinton was charged with obstruction in 1998 by the House of Representatives as part of his impeachment trial. So what is this letter all about? That stance mirrors a memo sent to Mueller in January, and reported Friday by the New ...

Worldwide Royal Navy warships deployed to South China Sea to send 'signal'
Author: 0 Royal Navy warships deployed to South China Sea to send 'signal'

He said the USA remained committed to ensuring free and open transit in the region, a hub for shipping and natural resources beset by overlapping claims from China and several of its neighbors including Vietnam and the Philippines. Singapore has warned previously that countries should not be squeezed by competition between the US and a rising China, or forced to take sides. China's hostility towards self-ruled Taiwan has grown since Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic ...

Worldwide US companies leery of Trump tariffs
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In his second tweet , he wrote, "If we charge a country ZERO to sell their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated". While the U.S. administration's decision to hit its European and North American allies with the metals tariffs was not aimed directly at China, it also sets the background for negotiations with Beijing, where Ross was headed on Friday for talks.

Worldwide U.S. Strikes Killed Nearly 500 Civilians in 2017, Pentagon Says
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Department of Defence has revealed that close to 500 civilians were killed past year during United States military operations in four countries. U.S. So far, the number of civilians injured due to military operations is at 169, but that number could rise as well. Though Obama's order specified the report would be made public "annually on May 1", the Trump administration missed the deadline, drawing criticism from human rights groups.

Worldwide Italy's coalition government sworn in
Author: 0 Italy's coalition government sworn in

The President has also approved a list of cabinet ministers brought by Conte to the palace. Salvini, who promised during the election campaign to expel half a million illegal immigrants from Italy , is Italy's new interior minister, while Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio will become labor and economic development minister, a key position to fulfill his campaign promise of a universal basic income.

Worldwide Italy crisis: populists set to form government
Author: 0 Italy crisis: populists set to form government

The announcement by the president's office that Mr Conte was taking the role indicated Mr Mattarella had accepted all of the ministers proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the right-wing League. In his remarks to supporters, Salvini pledged to make sending migrants back to their home countries a priority. Di Maio kept his comments to a brief Facebook post thanking supporters and declaring "the government of change is reality".

Worldwide HHS Official: Reports of Lost Immigrant Children 'Completely False'
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Following recent news reports of children lost in the system after crossing the border illegally, outrage erupted on social media in recent days after reports emerged that HHS over the past three months of 2017 lost track of 1,475 children who crossed into the United States from Mexico by themselves and were placed with sponsors.

Worldwide Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

The objectives of the bill, which should have been put forward a good while ago, include "fighting the crime of harassment, preventing it, punishing perpetrators and protecting victims in order to preserve the privacy, dignity and individual freedoms as guaranteed by Islamic jurisprudence and regulations in place".

Worldwide Sarah Huckabee Sanders tears up after young student's question
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration continues to have "concerns" about unfounded allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a spy in the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Santa Fe High School students leave the school after a reported shooting, May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. They have to go through these lockdown drills .

Worldwide S Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts
Author: 0 S Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

Moon and Kim held a surprise summit in the Demilitarized Zone separating their two nations on Saturday in a scramble to save a slated June 12 summit between North Korea and the United States in the city-state of Singapore. "Sending such an experienced and professional team signals that the Trump administration is getting serious about the specifics of an agreement", said Abraham Denmark, a former USA deputy assistant secretary of defence for East Asia.

Worldwide US Plans Walkout as Syria Takes Reins of UN Disarmament Forum
Author: 0 US Plans Walkout as Syria Takes Reins of UN Disarmament Forum

Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said in a statement. During the first open CD session of Syria's presidency on Tuesday, the United States led a number of diplomats in protest. "But we will fundamentally alter the nature of our presence‎ in the plenaries", he said, before moving in protest to a seat usually reserved for assistants.

Worldwide Syrian forces, 9 Russian fighters killed in Daesh attack: Rights group
Author: 0 Syrian forces, 9 Russian fighters killed in Daesh attack: Rights group

Among the 35, the Observatory claimed nine Russians were killed . "Some of those Russian nationals were government troops, but not all of them", said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. "Russia's armed forces and the Syrian army have defeated the most battle-hardened group of worldwide terrorists", Putin said. He was part of a group of military instructors who were training Syrian soldiers.

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