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US pulls out from UN rights body

The US withdrew on Tuesday from the world's most important human rights body in protest of its frequent criticism of Israel's treatment of Palestinians. It was the latest effort by the Trump administration to pull away from international organisations and agreements that it finds objectionable.
Gardiner Harris Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

30 soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Id holiday.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Indian lecturer in Cambridge race row

An Indian lecturer at Cambridge University has announced she will no longer supervise students from King's College after taking offence at the behaviour of its white porters whom she accused of behaving in a racist manner.
Amit Roy Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump signs order to end migrant separation

President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Microsoft staff protest

In an open letter posted to Microsoft's internal message board on Tuesday, more than 100 employees protested the software maker's work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and asked the company to stop working with the agency, which has been separating migrant parents and their children at the border with Mexico.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Pope plea for greater press freedom

Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

May wins key Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the EU on track.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

US leader to meet Queen in July: Envoy

President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Britain next month, the US ambassador in London told Sky News on Wednesday.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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

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