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Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant childrenWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said Thursday.



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Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as 'safer'

Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as 'safer'The Tesla owners said they paid an extra $ 5,000 to have their cars equipped with the Autopilot software with additional safety features such as automated emergency braking and side collision warning. Tesla has agreed to place more than $ 5 million into a settlement fund, which will also cover attorney fees. The case has been closely watched in the automotive and legal communities, as it was the only known court challenge Tesla has faced with regard to its assisted-driving technology.



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Starbucks agrees compensation with black men arrested while they waited for a friend

Starbucks agrees compensation with black men arrested while they waited for a friendTwo black men who were arrested as they waited for a friend in a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached settlements with the coffee chain and the city. The arrest of Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson on 12 April was captured on video and widely shared online, sparking protests in Pennsylvania over accusations of racial profiling. Mr Robinson and Mr Nelson have now dropped their legal action against the city, agreeing to a symbolic $ 1 each in compensation and the commitment of $ 200,000 (£150,000) from officials to fund an entrepreneurship program for public school students. The men, both 23, also reached a confidential financial settlement with Starbucks, who also offered them the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degrees at Arizona State University with full tuition coverage. “We all recognise the importance of communication about differences and solutions, and that we will be measured by our action not words,” they said in a joint statement. Mr Robinson added: “It's not a right-now thing … but I feel like we will see the true change over time.” Starbucks issued an apology for the incident which saw a store manager call the police when the pair sat down before making an order as they waited for a friend to arrive.   The company responded by closing more than 8,000 of its US stores for an afternoon of racial bias training, with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson also apologising personally to the two men. Demonstrators protest over the arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson Credit: AP “I want to thank Donte and Rashon for their willingness to reconcile,” said Mr Johnson. “I welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experiences. “Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to repair and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be.”   Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson appear on Good Morning America Credit: ABC / Getty  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the incident had “evoked a lot of pain” and put the city under a “national spotlight for unwanted reasons”. “I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner,” he added.



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China says conflict with Taiwan ‘more probable’ after US agrees to help Taipei build submarines

China says conflict with Taiwan ‘more probable’ after US agrees to help Taipei build submarinesA conflict between China and Taiwan is becoming "more probable" after Donald Trump agreed to help Taipei build its own submarines, Chinese media said. The US gave the go ahead for defence contractors to help Taiwan build an indigenous fleet after repeated appeals from Taiwan for help to bolster its defences against an increasingly assertive China. The decision has prompted Chinese officials to warn the US against playing the 'Taiwan card' amid an escalating trade war between the two countries. Taiwan first sought help from the US to build submarines in 1969, but Washington and European nations were reluctant to assist Taiwan in building a 12-boat fleet because of Chinese objections.  George W Bush's administration said it would help Taiwan acquire diesel electric submarines, but after little progress, Taipei launched a plan to manufacture its own submarines last year. The office of Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen thanked the US for its recent decision, while the defence ministry described the go ahead as a “breakthrough.” Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) get ready for the military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the army at Zhurihe military training base  Credit: Reuters However, media and officials in China – which considers Taiwan a renegade province which will be reunited with the mainland – expressed anger at US interference in Taiwan. The nationalist Global Times newspaper said: "The mainland needs to continue to prepare for a possible military clash across the Straits.  "A military showdown with Taiwan is becoming more probable and may take place sooner rather than later." Liu Jieyi, the director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said "some Americans indeed intend to play the Taiwan card". "This will not only harm the entire Chinese people, but harm rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots," he said, according to Xiamen TV. At a glance | The One China policy Taiwan's former defence minister, Andrew Yang, told The Telegraph the ruling was “a very important first step” in a process that could take at least ten years. He said there was little surprise in Taipei over China’s negative reaction. “Beijing is always protesting US support for Taiwan in terms of providing defensive articles, particularly with regards to submarines. Submarines are more sensitive,” he said. Michael Tsai, another former defence minister, said: “China is expanding its very aggressive military activity around the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea.  "Taiwan needs to strengthen its self defence capability, including submarines, to deter China from taking further aggressive military action in this area." Members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy stand on the Liaoning aircraft carrier as it sails into Hong Kong, china, on Friday, July 7, 2017.  Credit: Bloomberg However, the decision has not been universally welcomed in Taiwan, where there are concerns that it could provoke Beijing amid its worsening trade spat with the US. “This is the right decision at the wrong time,” said Dr Ching Chang, a former naval officer and now a research fellow at the Society for Strategic Studies. “Given the present awful situation in cross-Strait relation and US-Sino interactions regarding commercial disputes it is very hard for us to see it as a blessing and not a curse,” he said. US-China Relations | What US presidents have said on Taiwan Jason Hsu, a leading member of the Kuomintang opposition party said the decision was further sign of the US “flexing its muscles to China” amid growing tensions over trade. “This is a double-edged sword," he said.  "We do need the technology. However, at this particular time I think it would be like swallowing an unknown medicine without knowing its consequences or side-effects."   Additional reporting by Christine Wei



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South Korea says North agrees to hold summit preparation talks on March 29

South Korea says North agrees to hold summit preparation talks on March 29By Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea on March 29 at the border truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a summit of their leaders planned for April, the South said on Saturday. A team of three officials will be led by Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of North Korea’s committee for the peaceful reunification of the country, the North told its neighbor early on Saturday, the South’s Unification Ministry said. “This morning, North Korea sent a message through a communication channel in Panmunjom agreeing to our suggestion made on the 22nd to hold high-level inter-Korea talks,” the ministry said in a statement.



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DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In Schools

DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In SchoolsQuestioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy



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SABC reporter says South Africa's Zuma agrees to go, spokesman denies

SABC reporter says South Africa's Zuma agrees to go, spokesman deniesBy James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A presidential correspondent of South Africa’s SABC state broadcaster reported on Monday that Jacob Zuma had agreed to resign as head of state citing sources, although the embattled leader’s spokesman quickly dismissed it as “fake news”. The rand , which had gained as much as 1 percent on expectations Zuma was on his way out, surrendered some of its gains after the rebuttal from Bongani Ngqulunga, but remained 0.4 percent stronger on the day at 11.95 to the dollar. Standing outside a meeting of the top leadership of the ruling ANC, SABC correspondent Tshepo Ikaneng cited sources inside the Presidency as saying 75-year-old Zuma had agreed to stand aside after weeks of mounting pressure for him to quit.



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North Korea agrees to talks after U.S., South Korea postpone military drills

North Korea agrees to talks after U.S., South Korea postpone military drillsBy Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. South Korea said the North had sent its consent for the talks to be held on Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the border truce village of Panmunjom where officials from both sides are expected to discuss the Winter Olympics, to be held in the South next month, and inter-Korean relations, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told reporters.



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US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.



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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: sourceRobert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.



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