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US urges Venezuela army to accept 'peaceful' power transfer

US urges Venezuela army to accept 'peaceful' power transferThe United States urged Venezuela’s military Monday to accept a “peaceful” transfer of power as it ramped up the pressure on embattled leader Nicolas Maduro with a raft of sanctions on state oil company PDVSA. President Donald Trump has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, sparking a standoff with Maduro who until now has retained the crucial backing of military leaders in Caracas.



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Karl Rove can't believe Democrats will not accept yes on immigration reform

Karl Rove can't believe Democrats will not accept yes on immigration reform111 House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, voted last year for border wall funding, notes Fox News contributor Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush.



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Vice President Mike Pence says he won't accept pay raise during government shutdown

Vice President Mike Pence says he won't accept pay raise during government shutdownMike Pence was set to get a $ 12,800 pay raise this weekend, but the vice president said he wouldn't accept it amid the government shutdown.



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Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's Fate

Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's FateSecretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ostensibly



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Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's Fate

Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's FateSecretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ostensibly



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Trump And His Supporters Seem Primed To Accept Saudi Denials Over Jamal Khashoggi

Trump And His Supporters Seem Primed To Accept Saudi Denials Over Jamal KhashoggiPresident Trump jumped on the bandwagon of conservatives who argue that he should not risk a serious rupture with Saudi Arabia over a missing journalist.



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Thanks To Trump, Saudi Arabia Won’t Accept Even Mild Criticism From Its Friends Now

Thanks To Trump, Saudi Arabia Won’t Accept Even Mild Criticism From Its Friends NowWASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia's steadily escalating spat with Canada over a



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Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense minister

Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense ministerBy Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter its territory but will continue to provide them with humanitarian aid, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday. More than 120,000 people in southwestern Syria have been forced to flee since the Syrian government launched an offensive to recover an area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from rebels, a monitoring group said. The Israeli military said an increased number of Syrian civilians had been spotted in refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan over the past few days, and that it had overnight sent aid supplies at four locations “to Syrians fleeing hostilities”.



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Exclusive: Pope says he could accept more resignations over Chile sex abuse

Exclusive: Pope says he could accept more resignations over Chile sex abuseBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has said he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the South American country. The pope has already accepted the resignations of three bishops, and all Chile’s remaining bishops have offered to resign after allegations that the abuse, including of children, was covered up. Asked whether he would accept more resignations, the pontiff said: “Maybe some.” “I still have to accept the resignations of two (bishops) who have exceeded the age limit.



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Spain will accept disputed migrant rescue boat 'running out of provisions' in Mediterranean 

Spain will accept disputed migrant rescue boat 'running out of provisions' in Mediterranean A rescue boat stranded in the middle of the Mediterranean with more than 600 asylum seekers on board could head for the city of Valencia after Spain said it will accept the ship.  The crew of the Aquarius boat had said it had food and water for just two to three days, amid a tense standoff between Malta and Italy. Rome and Valletta have both refused to accept the Aquarius, which was left in limbo between Sicily and Malta until the Spanish prime minister’s office said it would be accepted by Valencia. The Aquarius, operated by the humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres, has 629 migrants on board after carrying out a series of rescues off the coast of Libya at the weekend. They include 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 younger children and seven pregnant women. The number of migrants on board is well over the ship’s capacity of 550 people. Migrants are rescued by crew members of the Aquarius search and rescue ship in the central Mediterranean Sea Credit: Karpov/Reuters Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office just over a week ago, has given instructions for the boat to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia, his office said in a statement on Monday afternoon. If the Aquarius began to run out of food, water or medicines, Italy could have sent vessels from Sicily, 35 nautical miles away, to replenish supplies. Map: Asylum seeker boat stranded off Italy Many of the adults on board, particularly the men, have scars and injuries from having been beaten or tortured in Libya, where migrants are routinely subjected to shocking human rights abuses, the crew said. Others are suffering from burns caused by the noxious mix of petrol and seawater that often sloshes around in the bottom of the rubber boats in which the migrants are packed. “All the migrants are exhausted and dehydrated,” Dr Beversluis told La Repubblica newspaper. Life jackets are handed out to migrants as they are rescued on Saturday by the crew of the MV Aquarius Credit: Karpov/Reuters The closure of Italy’s ports to the Aquarius was announced on Sunday by Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, who is also the leader of the hard-Right League party. He has long called for “the business of clandestine migration” to be shut down and has accused NGOs of operating a “taxi service” that brings largely economic migrants, rather than refugees, from Libya to Italy. He posted a photo of himself in Twitter, staring at the camera with his arms crossed, under the hashtag #chiudiamoiporti – “We’re closing the ports”. #chiudiamoiportipic.twitter.com/TusUnoHUiw— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) June 10, 2018 He said Italy would deny permission to a second NGO vessel, with hundreds more migrants on board. "Today the Sea Watch 3 ship of a German NGO flying a Dutch flag is off the Libyan coast waiting to take on the umpteenth load of immigrants to bring to Italy again," Mr Salvini wrote on Twitter. "Italy has stopped bowing its head and obeying, this time there is someone who says no.” A file photo of the rescue vessel MV Aquarius, taken 24 nautical miles off the Libyan coast Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new prime minister, said that the country had once again been abandoned by the rest of the EU and left in “total isolation”. The government accused Malta of having refused to accept boatloads of migrants for years, instead palming off the responsibility to Italy. The migrants were rescued by the Aquarius, which is operated by the Medecins Sans Frontieres and Sos Mediterranee charities Credit: Karpov/SOS MEDITERRANEE But the mayors of several Italian port cities, including Palermo, Naples, Reggio Calabria and Messina, said they were ready to defy the government and accept the migrants. “We’ve always welcomed rescue boats and ships who saved lives at sea. We will not stop now,” said Leoluca Orlando, the mayor of Palermo in Sicily. “Salvini…has once again shown that we are under an extreme far-Right government.’’ Macron Africa migration plan In reality, however, the mayors would need the cooperation of the Italian coast guard and other national authorities in order to accept the stranded migrants. MSF called for a swift end to the crisis and a safe port in which to disembark the migrants. The charity retweeted a video on Twitter of migrants praying onboard. Las mujeres, al despertarse, rezan. 'All I have to say: thank you, God' ( Sólo puedo dar gracias a Dios). #aquarius@MSF_Sea@rnepic.twitter.com/gtlIx5mx4n— SaraAlonsoEsparza (@SAlonsoEsparza) June 11, 2018 As they woke up on Monday morning they began to ask the crew why the ship was no longer moving. “All 629 people rescued in Mediterranean are unaware of ongoing diplomatic standoff,” MSF tweeted on Monday.



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