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Beijing blasts UN report on North Korea

Beijing is ready to block recommendations from a United Nations warning Kim Jong-un on his regime's human rights abuses<p>China rejected what it said was "unreasonable criticism" of Beijing in a new U.N. report on human rights abuses in North Korea, but it would not be drawn on whether it would veto …

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Is This the End of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

In the midst of runaway violence, inflation, and shortages of basic goods, Venezuela’s youth have taken to the streets—to take on its Orwellian …

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NSA reportedly helped spy on US law firm in trade dispute

The National Security Agency provided guidance that enabled its Australian counterpart to conduct surveillance of trade talks involving the Indonesian government, as well as communications involving an American law firm, according to a New York Times report.<p>The Times said its story was based on a …

New York don’t want no scrubs: State seeks ban on microbeads

Other states may not be far behind as the common cosmetic compound is clogging up countless lakes and rivers<p>New York legislators want to be the first in the country to address a teensy tiny problem: plastic microbeads found in cosmetic products. This week, the state’s attorney general and a state …

The Real Voter-ID Fraud? Look Closely at North Carolina

If the new law is so offensive, why is the NAACP telling its own protesters of the supposedly racist policy to be sure to have photo identification …

Ga. ice storm claims Augusta National's famous Eisenhower Tree

The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said Sunday.<p>"The loss of the Eisenhower Tree is difficult news to accept," club chairman …

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What is Juneteenth?<p>'GMA' Hot List: Firefighters rescue a St. Bernard trapped on a roof<p>Modified game of Russian roulette suspected in teen's death<p>ICE …

Venezuela president orders expulsion of three US diplomats

President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered the expulsion of three U.S. Embassy officials after Washington came to the defense of an opposition hard-liner accused by Venezuela's leader of responsibility for bloodshed during anti-government protests.<p>Maduro didn't identify the consular officials but …

Free Syrian Army fires military chief over leadership 'paralysis'

Brigadier General Abdel al-Ilah al-Bachir replaces Salim Idris as leader of the Free Syrian Army after the latter is criticised for failures on the battlefield<p>The rebel Free Syrian Army said Sunday it had fired Salim Idris as its military chief, citing the "difficulties faced by the Syrian …

Marco Rubio Explains Three of the Country's Big Issues

More by Galina<p><i>The senator (R-Fla.) shares his thoughts on several political issues.</i><p><b>Immigration</b><br>“Imagine if I said that my plan is to let everyone here …

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Push Comes To Shove In Turkey's Parliament Over Judicial Bill

Passage of a bill to increase the Turkish government's control over the country's judicial system on Saturday came down to a real fight in Parliament, literally.<p>Two members of Parliament were injured — one with a broken nose — during debate over the controversial measure to give the Justice …