July 18th, 2018

World News

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

JOHANNESBURG – About 20 people have been injured in a charter plane crash near South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, says the injuries in Tuesday’s crash range from minor to critical. South African news outlet eNCA says the crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area. Photographs from ... Read More »

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George Clooney “fine” after motorbike crash in Italy

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

ROME – Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motor scooter on the Italian island Tuesday, hospital officials said. “He is recovering at his home and will be fine,” Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email. The ... Read More »

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Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

By Jill Colvin And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, ... Read More »

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After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

MAE SAI, Thailand – A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. ... Read More »

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Trump replaces high court’s swing vote with conservative

By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller And Mark Sherman, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right. A favourite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law ... Read More »

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Analysis: Trump court pick aimed at cementing legacy

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – With fanfare befitting the nation’s pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump on Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is the latest milestone in what has been an ... Read More »

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Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner

By Raf Casert, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

BRUSSELS – When Donald Trump walks into a NATO summit Wednesday, international politics are bound to become intensely personal – again. Since moving into the White House almost 18 months ago, the U.S. president has been as abrasive with some of America’s most trusted allies as he has been warm toward traditional adversaries like North ... Read More »

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Dozens of immigrant children will be reunited with parents

By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centres and reunited with their parents Tuesday. A government lawyer said Monday at least 54 children under the age of 5 would join their parents by a court-ordered deadline, only about half the 100 or so children covered by the order. The Trump ... Read More »

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Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

By Jill Colvin And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

BRUSSELS – President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As he departed the White House for a four-nation European tour, Trump did little to reassure allies fretting over the ... Read More »

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Martin Luther letter critical of Jews is up for auction

By Mark Pratt, The Associated Press on July 10th, 2018

BOSTON – A letter written nearly 500 years ago by Martin Luther in which he refers to Jews as “devils incarnate” during a tirade against a former ally is up for auction, but Luther scholars warn that the man responsible for the Reformation should not be called anti-Semitic. The single-page letter, with writing on both ... Read More »

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