Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How they found it Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at 4:38 PM

How they found it

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Researchers believe they have found the wreckage of the HMS Endeavour near Rhode Island, U.S.

Living the good life in Greece 

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From: CNN
Duration: 01:11

On "Parts Unknown," Anthony Bourdain journeys to the Greek island of Naxos, where he gets more than a taste of the Greek good life. Sunday at 9 p.m.

Bangladeshi Blogger Turns to U.S. For Help 

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Duration: 02:33

Facing death threats and worried over a growing number of extremist attacks in Bangladesh, one activist is seeking the U.S.' help. Ashif Entaz Rabi hopes the U.S. will "open a small door" to him and others so they can escape the wave of violence. (May 3)
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Kerry: Committing Journalism 'Not A Crime' 

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On World Press Freedom Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry says that journalism and reporting the truth is a badge of honor. (May 3)
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Egypt among the worst in press freedom: report

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From: AlJazeeraEnglish
Duration: 01:55

North Africa and the Middle East is the region where journalists are most restricted, according to the Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index.
The report found that journalists are stifled by leaders trying to maintain stability in Egypt.
Under an anti-terrorism law adopted in Egypt in August 2015, journalists are forced on national security grounds to report only the official version of so-called "terror" attacks.
The most recent incident was three days ago, when two journalists were arrested over their reporting on the Egyptian president.
Al Jazeera’s Mereana Hond reports.
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NYPD Officer Andre Clarke Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone in Vermont 

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Kerry Confident On Syrian Truce, Warns Assad

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has voiced optimism a cease-fire deal can still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence there.

As US Rotates Generals in Europe, Job Is Prevent New 'Cold War' 

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As he stepped down as America's top commander in Europe on Tuesday, retiring Air Force General Philip Breedlove recalled how he began his career more than three decades ago trying to keep the peace during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. "I think my career is now ending here, trying to prevent a Cold War - and continue to keep the peace," Breedlove said in a farewell address, shortly before he received a final salute from troops at European Command headquarters in Germany. "But I hand that mission over now to you." Breedlove turned over European Command to Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, ending an era during which the straight-talking general helped transform U.S. and NATO planning in Europe after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. A similar ceremony will take place on Wednesday to pass along Breedlove's other title, NATO supreme allied commander Europe. Backed by a big increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is setting up small eastern outposts, forces on rotation, regular war games and warehoused equipment ready for a rapid response force, all to deter Russia. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday NATO discussions to strengthen the alliance's position on its eastern flank, possibly by sending four battalions to rotate through the Baltic states and Poland. The moves effectively represent NATO's biggest build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War. The Kremlin denies any intentions to attack the Baltic countries, but it has often said that they have become an aggressive "Russophobic kernel" pushing NATO toward a consistently anti-Russian posture. Tensions between Washington and Moscow have been highlighted by recent encounters between their militaries. Last month, two Russian warplanes flew what U.S. officials described as simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea. Despite those incidents, the United States and Russia still work together diplomatically. Carter noted critical U.S. and Russian collaboration, including to secure a deal last year with Iran over its nuclear program. "That's why we'll keep the door open for Russia. But it's up to the Kremlin to decide," Carter said. "We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia. But make no mistake, we will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it affords us."

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Magnitsky fraud cash laundered, MPs hear

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Fund manager seeks inquiry into inflow of alleged ‘Russian dirty money’

В США скончался гражданин РФ, находившийся под стражей - ИА REGNUM

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Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

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A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday.
     

An illusion of justice for sexual abuse victims

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Adultery shouldn’t be a criminal matter

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Special to the Los Angeles Times
     

ViCAP, Part 1: Sharing Information to Stop Serial Offenders 

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FBI crime analysts train investigators on a national database aimed at solving serial crimes.

Former DEA Agent Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Witness Tampering 

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'Missing Man' Examines Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson's Mission To Iran - NPR

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'Missing Man' Examines Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson's Mission To Iran
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Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times reporter Barry Meier about his investigation into Robert Levinson's disappearance, chronicled in his book Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...

Its spy vs spy as CIA directors differ on making public 28 hidden pages of 9-11 report - Florida Bulldog (blog)

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Its spy vs spy as CIA directors differ on making public 28 hidden pages of 9-11 report
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On Monday, former CIA director Porter Goss strongly disagreed with current CIA chief John Brennan's assertions on Meet the Press as to why President Obama should keep secret 28 classified pages from a 14-year-old congressional report about 9/11 said to ...
CIA Director John Brennan Warns Against Release of 28 Pages of 9/11 ReportABC News
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US will undoubtedly destroy Daesh: CIA chief - Press TV

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US will undoubtedly destroy Daesh: CIA chief
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CIA Director John Brennan says the United States will undoubtedly destroy the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, which has captured large parts of Syria and Iraq, where about 10 million people live under their control. "We will destroy [Daesh], I have no ...

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Ashton Carter, defense secretary, says American killed in combat in Iraq 

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An American military adviser working with Kurdish forces outside the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul in Iraq was killed Tuesday, according to the Pentagon.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter confirmed the U.S. casualty during a visit to U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. It is the second U.S. service member to ...

US Lawmakers Suspect the Pentagon of Lying to Them About Military Sexual Assault Cases - VICE News

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US Lawmakers Suspect the Pentagon of Lying to Them About Military Sexual Assault Cases
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When Jackson awoke, she realized he was raping her. According to the military sexual assault activist group Protect Our Defenders, which supports Jackson, she told him to stop but he refused. A year later she discovered that he had videotaped the assault.
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More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces on Tuesday shelled each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus moved to Moscow where the U.N. envoy for Syria was to hold talks in efforts to restore a piecemeal ...

Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy? - NPR

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Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy?
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In a case testing the normally friendly ties between the U.S. and Italy, a former CIA spy could be handed over to Italy as early as Wednesday to serve a prison sentence for her role in helping seize a terrorism suspect 13 years ago. Sabrina De Sousa ...

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US Gen. Scaparrotti assumes the helm at European Command, NATO

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May 3, 2016, 1:39 PM (IDT)
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that US Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti has been appointed as head of the US European Command and that he will become the supreme commander of NATO on Wednesday. The 60-year-old Scaparrotti previously served as the top-ranking officer of the US forces in South Korea.

Navy SEAL Is Killed in Northern Iraq in Fight With ISIS

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The SEAL was the third American service member to die in combat since a United States-ledcoalition began battling the group in the country in 2014.
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NATO alliance getting new supreme commander

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The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."

Ash Carter Concerned About Russia’s ‘Saber-Rattling’ with Nukes 

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The Associated Press reported Defense Secretary Ash Carter saying that Russia is “going back in time” with their confrontational attitude and “nuclear saber-rattling.”
“Moscow’s nuclear saber-rattling raises troubling questions about Russia’s leaders’ commitment to strategic stability, their respect for norms against the use of nuclear weapons, and whether they respect the profound caution that nuclear-age leaders showed with regard to brandishing nuclear weapons,” he said.
He said Russia’s “loose talk” about using nuclear weapons is concerning. It shows that there is a “war-like” attitude in their foreign policy.
Carter explained that in the past 25 years the United States has not had to prepare a deterrence for Russia. He further explained the ways the Obama administration is preparing the United States and its allies.
“These include plans to add a third U.S. Army combat brigade in Europe in the coming year as part of a $3.4 billion initiative designed to further reassure allies of the U.S. commitment to their security and to deter Russian aggression.”
Carter cited examples of Russia’s recent hostile actions, which included the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and Russia’s seeming aggression and intimidation tactics toward the Baltic states. Since the Baltic states are in NATO, the United States has a legal obligation to protect them if Russia acts on this.
“We do not seek to make Russia an enemy. But make no mistake, we will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it affords us,” he said.
Carter expressed his desire to increase relations with Russia. He cited how his career started in the Cold War era trying to keep the peace between Russia and the United States. He said he hoped to continue these relations without Russia’s confrontational approach.
“The United States will continue to hold out the possibility that Russia will assume the role of a constructive partner moving forward, not isolated and going backward in time as it appears to be today,” he said. “Much of the progress we’ve made together since the end of the Cold War, we accomplished with Russia. Let me repeat that. Not in spite of Russia, not against Russia, not without Russia, but with it.”
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America First: Analysis of Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

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Trump’s foreign policy speech was his chance to tell the world that he is serious and has an international vision for the United States. How did he do?

Powerful New York State Politician Sheldon Silver to be Sentenced for Corruption 

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Former New York state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver will be sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption schemes that federal officials said captured $5 million over a span of two decades.
U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni will weigh a recommendation from prosecutors that the 72-year-old Manhattan Democrat be locked up for more than 14 years, Reuters reported.
Former colleagues, constituents, and family members filed letters with Caproni on behalf of Silver,encouraging the judge to take his work with the community into account.
Silver was convicted in November on charges of “honest-services fraud, extortion, and money laundering,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Prosecutors said the former speaker coaxed real estate developers toward his law firm to net millions in referral fees, in return endorsing rent legislation supporting the company, according to Reuters. Prosecutors also said that Silver gave $500,000 in public funds to an oncologist who sent patients to his firm.
“Silver exploited the vast political power entrusted in him by the public to serve himself,” prosecutors wrote. They added that Silver’s prominence in the New York assembly led a generation of state legislatures to serve “in an institution framed by his corrupt example.”
Federal law requires that judges take into account the defendant’s “history and characteristics” along with the offense when issuing sentences, according to WSJ.
Defense lawyers have pressed for “rigorous community service” under a softer sentence. They have also underscored his prostate cancer diagnosis and recurring knee problems in a plea for leniency.
In an apology letter to Caproni, Silver said he “failed the people of New York.”
“There is no question about it,” he said.

FBI Crime Analysts Provide Training on Violent Criminal Apprehension Program 

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From: fbi
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FBI crime analysts provide training on the Bureau's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) web platform in Scottsdale, Arizona. The database tool helps find similarities in cases that may be serial in nature.

White House: Navy SEAL Killed in Combat was Not in Combat Mission 

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the U.S. Navy SEAL killed earlier in northern Iraq died in combat but was not on a combat mission.
The Pentagon confirmed on Tuesday that Islamic State forces killed a U.S. Navy SEAL by direct fire in Northern Iraq, the third American serviceman to be killed since the beginning of Operation Inherent Resolve.
During the briefing, a White House reporter asked Earnest about the extent of combat for U.S. troops in Iraq.
“I think the public is just trying to understand exactly what our troops are doing there and to what extent we are involved in, combat, war, danger, a high likely of fatalities or this much more benign-sounding train-and-assist posture?” the reporter asked.
“I don’t mean to make it sound benign because it’s not, it’s dangerous. What I am trying to do, though, is trying to be as precise as possible with you and the American public about what exactly our commander-in-chief has asked our service members to do,” Earnest said. “Secretary [Ash] Carter, earlier today has described his death as a combat death. That’s accurate. This is an individual who is not in a combat mission, but he was in a dangerous place and his position came under attack. He was armed, trained, and prepared to defend himself.
“Unfortunately, he was killed. He was killed in combat but that was not a part of his mission. His mission was specifically to offer advice and assistance to those Iraqi forces that were fighting for their own country.”
Earnest has frequently denied that the troops in Iraq are in on combat mission but instead on a ‘train, advise, and assist‘ mission.
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Ex-FBI agent admits to stealing thousands of dollars to buy cars, cosmetic surgery - Washington Post

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Ex-FBI agent admits to stealing thousands of dollars to buy cars, cosmetic surgery
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A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $100,000 that was initially seized during investigations — money that he admitted was used to buy cars and cosmetic surgery. Scott M. Bowman, of Moreno Valley, Calif., pleaded ...
Former FBI agent admits to stealing money seized in drug probes to buy cars and plastic surgeryLos Angeles Times
Ex-FBI Agent Admits Stealing $136000 for Sports Cars, Cosmetic SurgeryKTLA
FBI agent pleads guilty to stealing drug money, spending it on cars, cosmetic surgery for wifeNew York Daily News
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Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1 — or else

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Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.
     

Ted Cruz's entire Donald Trump rant 

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz went on a tirade against rival Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Indiana.

AP Top Stories May 3 P 

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Here's the latest for Tuesday, May 3rd: US serviceman killed in Iraq; Hillary Clinton participates in opioid drug abuse discussion; UN Envoy to Syria meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Torch relay begins for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS - Business Insider

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The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS
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Syria peace talks are deadlocked as the regime and the opposition remain unable to move past a crucial sticking point — the role of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's future. Negotiations appear to have fallen apart, and the ceasefire between ...
Report: ISIS struck deals with Assad on the battleground in SyriaFox News 
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Turkish Nobel laureate says Erdogan's insult charges aimed at silencing dissent

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is using the charge of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan to intimidate his opponents and silence dissent and European leaders must take a tougher line with Ankara on free speech, Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk said on Tuesday.
  
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Actresses' lines 'decrease with age'

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A detailed analysis of about 2,000 film scripts suggests that actresses are given fewer lines of dialogue the older they become.

AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013

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LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years....

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald....

Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US

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The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.

Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

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A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a “combat death” as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.





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ISIS Kills Navy SEAL in Iraq

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(BAGHDAD) — An American serviceman killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group has been identified as a Navy SEAL.
A U.S. official says the SEAL was killed during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning.
It was the third death of a U.S. service member in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against IS militants in the summer of 2014. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called it a “combat death.”
The official identifying the serviceman as a SEAL was speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the incident publicly.
Associated Press Writer Deb Riechmann contributed to this report.
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EU Enlargement Chief: No 'Discount' For Turkey On Visa Liberalization 

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The European Union's top enlargement official says that Turkey will not get an easier ride than Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo in securing a liberalized visa regime with the 28-member bloc.

Spain issues warrants for Russian officials alleged to be linked to crime gang

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MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge has issued arrest warrants for 12 Russians, including some senior officials, who are alleged to be linked to one of Russia's largest criminal syndicates that operated out of Spain, a court document seen by Reuters showed.
  

Kenyan court to hear case against alleged gay anal examinations

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling declaring enforced anal examinations unconstitutional after they were subjected to such tests last year to see if they had been involved in gay sex, the men's lawyer said on Tuesday.
  

U.S. Diplomat’s Same-Sex Marriage Causes Stir in China

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The marriage in San Francisco of the American consul general in Shanghai to his Taiwanese partner generated interest in China, which does not allow same-sex marriage.

Carter sends message to Moscow: US ready to 'defend our allies' - Fox News

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Carter sends message to Moscow: US ready to 'defend our allies'
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STUTTGART, Germany – Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Germany to usher in a new U.S. military commander for Europe, used the opportunity Tuesday to send a blunt warning to Moscow not to provoke the NATO alliance – after recent encounters in the air ...
US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'Washington Post
As US rotates generals in Europe, job is prevent new 'Cold War'Reuters
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Water Scarcity Could Push Conflict, Migration by 2050

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The potential impact of climate change has never been just about rising temperatures. New research says that in the next 35 years, water insecurity -- made worse by climate change -- could force migration, spark conflict and and be a significant financial drag on regional governments. The warning comes in a new report from the World Bank titled "High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy." "Water scarcity is a major threat to economic growth and stability...

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Tibetan Monk Vanishes after Staging Protest in Western China

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A young Tibetan monk appears to have been detained by police Monday for carrying a portrait of the Dalai Lama through the streets of Ngaba in western China's Sichuan province. In a cellphone video that surfaced online, Losang Thubten is seen walking through a shopping area crowded with vehicles and pedestrians; in a second video, he is seen being marched quickly down the middle of the street by two police officers on either side. A source outside of Tibet told VOA that Thubten is a...

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A look at the best news photos from around the world.

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

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Norwegian investigators say last week’s helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver who rammed soldiers in West Bank: army

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian driver who rammed his vehicle into three Israeli soldiers, injuring them, on a road in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the army said.
  

Kerry says confident Syria ceasefire can be reached, warns Assad

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he believed a ceasefire deal could still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence and warned President Bashar al-Assad of "repercussions" unless he sticks to the agreement.
  

Another Aleppo Hospital Is Hit, This Time on Government-Held Side 

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The attack on a maternity hospital, which killed at least three women, was the sixth assault on a medical facility in the divided Syrian city in less than a week.