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US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
Jun 20, 2018 14:59 IST

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalisation delayed

Canada's Senate gave final passage on Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.
Jun 20, 2018 14:09 IST

Trump escalates China trade fight

President Trump further escalated his trade fight with China on Monday, saying his administration was prepared to impose tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and potentially even more if Beijing continues to fight back.
Ana Swanson, Keith Bradsher and Katie Rogers Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Xi heaps summit praise on Kim

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship.
Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Macron chides teen over 'Manu' nickname

President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the President informally as "Manu" and sang the socialist anthem in front of him.
Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Kids cry out in recording

"Mami!" the children's voices cry out, between sobs. "Papá!"
Richard Fausset Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran Khan nomination papers rejected

Pakistan's election commission on Tuesday rejected the nomination papers of former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for the NA-53 constituency of Islamabad.
Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

IBM unveils system that 'debates' humans

A match between an Israeli college debate champion and a loquacious IBM computer programme demonstrated on Monday new gains in the quest for computers that can hold conversations with humans.
Cade Metz and Steve Lohr Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak woman killed for refusing proposal

A 19-year-old woman, working as a hostess in a private bus company, was shot dead in Pakistan's Punjab province allegedly by a man after she refused his marriage proposal, police said on Tuesday.
Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Tim Cook is tech's top diplomat

Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world's most valuable public company, but lately he has had to act a lot like the tech industry's top diplomat.
Jack Nicas and Paul Mozur Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

No motive, arrests in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. Investigators don't have a motive, and no arrests have been made.
Jun 19, 2018 16:35 IST

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