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China denounces Australian lawmaker's World War Two Germany remark

China denounces Australian lawmaker's World War Two Germany remarkChina said on Thursday it “strongly deplores” comments by the head of Australia’s parliamentary intelligence committee, who likened the West’s attitude to China to the inadequate French response to the World War Two advances of Nazi Germany. The Chinese Embassy in Australia said in a statement that Australian lawmaker Andrew Hastie had a “Cold-War mentality and ideological bias”. While China and Australia are major trading partners, their relationship has deteriorated in recent years over concerns Beijing is influencing the island’s domestic affairs.



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North Korea fires more weapons, denounces US military drills

North Korea fires more weapons, denounces US military drillsNorth Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy. North Korea's fourth round of weapons launches in less than two weeks came amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations and after President Donald Trump repeatedly dismissed the significance of the country's recent tests despite the threat the weapons pose to allies South Korea and Japan and to U.S. bases there. Experts say Trump's downplaying of the North's weapons display has allowed the country more room to advance its military capabilities as it attempts to build leverage ahead of negotiations, which could possibly resume sometime after the end of the allies' drills later this month.



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Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companies

Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companiesPresidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused American pharmaceutical companies Sunday of letting diabetic patients die out of “greed,” after he accompanied a group of Americans to Canada to buy insulin. Sanders joined the group, which took a bus from the US city of Detroit to Windsor, Ontario to restock on insulin, which costs 10 times more in the United States than in its northern neighbor. “How come the same exact medicine, in this case insulin, is sold here in Canada for one-tenth of the price it is sold in the United States?” Sanders demanded after visiting a Windsor pharmacy.



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AOC denounces ICE as 'rogue agency' after visit to 'unsafe' child detention centre

AOC denounces ICE as 'rogue agency' after visit to 'unsafe' child detention centreAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has denounced the US’s immigration and border authority as a “rogue agency”, a day after visiting a detention centre where children were kept in miserable conditions and the congressman said she personally felt unsafe.Members of congress on Monday visited the controversial facility in Clint, Texas, operated by the border protection agency (CBP), and described witnessing horrendous conditions and staff who were uncooperative and unwelcoming.Democratic congressman Joseph Kennedy said CBP staff tried to restrict what we saw, take our phones, block photos and video”. He added: “Atmosphere was contentious and uncooperative.”Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who has long been a critic of the CBP and its enforcement arm, usually referred to as ICE, said she saw migrants drinking out of toilets, something the CBP denied.On Tuesday, after ProPublica revealed the existence of a restricted Facebook group for current and former border agents that reportedly features jokes about migrant deaths, Ms Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on her criticism.“I can’t understate how disturbing it was that CBP officers were openly disrespectful of the Congressional tour,” she said on Twitter.“If officers felt comfortable violating agreements in front of their *own* management & superiors, that tells us the agency has lost all control of their own officers.”She added: “When you pair 9,500 current + former CBP officers are part of a violently racist & sexually violent secret Facebook group, corroborating accounts of abuse [and] CBP couldn’t control their own officers for a Congressional tour, what else do you call that but a rogue agency?”In an interview with CNN after her visit, she said: “In the last facility, I was not safe from the officers.”She did not elaborate on why she felt unsafe.The visit by the legislators, led by Texas congresswoman Veronica Escobar, came the same day Donald Trump signed a $ 4.59bn spending bill for the border agencies.



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Joe Biden comes close to announcing presidential candidacy, denounces Trump

Joe Biden comes close to announcing presidential candidacy, denounces TrumpThe speech came at a time when speculation over whether the 76-year-old politician will run for president has intensified.



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Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priests

Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priestsVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's women's magazine is denouncing the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and the resulting scandal of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are not recognized by their fathers.



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White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks

White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarksWASHINGTON (AP) — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are "abhorrent," the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued.



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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rant

Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rantColumbia University has denounced a “racially charged” tirade from a student who was caught on video telling a group of fellow students that white people “built modern civilization” and “did everything”. The student reportedly followed a group made up mostly of black students from the school’s library as they left. It was there he was filmed shouting white supremacist comments at his classmates, according to the Columbia Daily Spectator.



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