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UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rally

UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rallyBritish Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday condemned an attack on a BBC cameraman by a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Asked on Tuesday by Sky News whether it was acceptable for Trump to whip up his fans to the point that a cameraman was attacked, Hunt said: “It is never acceptable when journalists and cameramen are attacked just for doing their job.” Wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, a man was seen shoving BBC cameraman Ron Skeans before being pulled away on Monday, according to a BBC video. Trump has frequently attacked the news media for what he views as unfair coverage, decrying some outlets as peddlers of “fake news” and “enemy of the people.” News outlets have pushed back, with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger joining others in saying that Trump’s language has increased the prospect of journalists facing violence, both in the United States and abroad.



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China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's deathBEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Monday condemned Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody, releasing a brief video clip that it said proved he was alive and in good health.



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China condemns US 'smear' in Huawei case as tensions boil

China condemns US 'smear' in Huawei case as tensions boilChina on Tuesday accused the United States of “political motivations” behind sweeping charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei in a case that has ratcheted up tensions between the two superpowers. The Justice Department Monday unveiled 13 charges against Huawei Technologies, its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou — the daughter of the company’s founder — and two affiliates related to violating US sanctions on Iran. The firm was also accused of technology theft on the same day China’s top trade negotiator arrived in Washington for high-stakes talks with US officials, possibly complicating the discussions ahead of a March deadline to avert a deepening of their trade war.



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White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.



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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’The Kentucky Republican is the highest ranking Republican to condemn King’s rhetoric amid the latest controversy surrounding his racist or anti-immigrant comments. Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and King’s fellow Iowans Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley also have denounced King’s rhetoric.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns 'completely disgusting' right-wing media over fake nude image

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns 'completely disgusting' right-wing media over fake nude imageAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned her treatment at the hands of right-wing media after one website re-posted a fake nude photo of her in a bath. The congresswoman called the Daily Caller’s actions “completely disgusting” after it published a story about the image, which in fact shows a different woman. The site, founded by Fox News television host Tucker Carlson, “refused to indicate [the picture] was fake in the title” of the story, the newly-elected New York Democrat tweeted.



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Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against Syria

Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against SyriaLebanon’s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday Israeli air raids against Syria from its airspace and said it supported Syria’s right to defend its sovereignty. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has instructed Lebanon’s envoy to the U.N. to submit a complaint to the Security Council against the “dangerous Israeli violations that threaten stability in the region”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.



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Guyana condemns 'hostile act' by Venezuela in local waters

Guyana condemns 'hostile act' by Venezuela in local watersGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's foreign ministry has condemned what it says was a dangerous incursion into local waters after a Norwegian ship hired by ExxonMobil was "intercepted" by a Venezuelan naval vessel.



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Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murderSaudi Arabia has strongly denounced US Senate resolutions which called for an end to American support for Saudi forces in Yemen and blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.    The kingdom released an unusually forceful statement after both Democrat and Republican senators defied the White House and voted through the largely symbolic resolutions criticising Saudi Arabia.   "The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership… and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature,” the Saudi foreign ministry said. While Donald Trump has said he plans to stand by Saudi Arabia, the US-Saudi relationship is under increasing scrutiny from Congress and the American public after the death of Mr Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.   The Senate resolutions have no legal weight but will add to pressure on Mr Trump over his administration’s close ties to the kingdom’s leaders.  How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Saudi Arabia insists Crown Prince Mohammed was not aware of the plan to kill Mr Khashoggi, even though one of his closest aides and several members of his security entourage were allegedly involved.  The kingdom argues that its bombing campaign in Yemen is in self-defence against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have fired ballistic missiles into Saudi territory. Human rights groups say indiscriminate Saudi bombing and a harsh blockade have killed thousands of civilians.  A UN-brokered ceasefire deal is due to go into effect Tuesday in the key port city of Hodeidah after peace talks between the Houthis and the Yemeni government in Sweden last week.  The agreement was looking shaky after intense fighting in Hodeidah over the weekend but UN officials said they were optimistic that the truce would go ahead. Residents reported sporadic fighting around the city on Monday.  A sustained ceasefire could be a major step towards a larger peace deal to end the three-year war, which is believed to have killed tens of thousands of people and brought millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation.  Aid groups have warned that a full-on Saudi offensive in Hodeidah could destroy port facilities and stop badly-needed humanitarian supplies from reaching civilians. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed on October 2 shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in what Riyadh called a "rogue" operation. The murder has tarnished Riyadh's international reputation, and Western countries including the United States, France and Canada have placed sanctions on nearly 20 Saudi nationals. UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a "credible" probe into the murder. Anger at the human cost of the war in Yemen has also prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military's role in backing Saudi-led coalition strikes against Huthi rebels. Since the coalition launched its campaign in 2015, the conflict has killed nearly 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organisation. But some rights groups believe the toll to be far higher.



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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at riskNorth Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country.



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