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Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland disputeDanish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. Both leaders spoke late Thursday, and Danish media reported that the call was "constructive." Frederiksen's office says details of the discussion won't be released.



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Pakistan expels Indian ambassador as Kashmir dispute escalates

Pakistan expels Indian ambassador as Kashmir dispute escalatesISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India’s ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status. Neighbors China and Pakistan, which both claim parts of Kashmir, have voiced fierce opposition to India’s removal of a constitutional provision that had allowed the country’s only Muslim-majority state to make its own laws. Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have twice waged war over Kashmir and in February engaged in an aerial clash.



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India's top court to hear Ayodhya religious dispute on daily basis

India's top court to hear Ayodhya religious dispute on daily basisIndia’s top court will hear arguments every day in an effort to resolve a decades-old dispute over what should be built on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said on Friday. The move strengthens hopes for eventual resolution of a quarrel at the center of fraught ties between India’s majority Hindus and its Muslim community, which accounts for 14% of a population of 1.3 billion. Many devout Hindus believe the site in Ayodhya, in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, to be the birthplace of one of their most revered deities, the Lord Ram.



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Biden and Harris revive dispute on busing and criminal justice

Biden and Harris revive dispute on busing and criminal justiceThe California senator and the former vice president go another round on the topic of busing.



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Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with Congress

Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with CongressThe U.S. Justice Department will not pursue criminal charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, after Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to hold them in contempt in a dispute over documents concerning whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. "Accordingly, the department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General or the Secretary," he added.



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S. Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalates

S. Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalatesAn elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul as a bitter diplomatic dispute over wartime forced labour compensation took a fatal turn. The row has seen Tokyo restrict exports of chemicals vital to Seoul’s world-leading chip and smartphone industry in an escalation of a decades-long dispute over Japanese forced labour during World War II.



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House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census disputeThe Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration, is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute the two men.



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Climate change forum loses sponsor after dispute over story

Climate change forum loses sponsor after dispute over storyA planned forum on climate change for Democratic presidential candidates lost several major sponsors on Saturday in the wake of the left-leaning magazine The New Republic publishing — and later retracting — a vulgar and homophobic story related to gay presidential contender Pete Buttigieg. The New Republic was slated as a chief sponsor of a September event designed to spark climate change discussion among candidates during a U.N. climate summit. The magazine pulled down what it called “an opinion piece” about Buttigieg soon after its publication on Friday, citing “criticism of the piece’s inappropriate and invasive content.” But The New Republic as well as three top sponsors bowed out of the climate change event.



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UPDATE 1-France says it will not launch dispute resolution for Iran nuclear deal

UPDATE 1-France says it will not launch dispute resolution for Iran nuclear dealThe French government will not trigger the Iran nuclear deal’s dispute resolution mechanism for now, instead giving itself one week to try to get all parties talking again after Iran decided to enrich uranium above limits agreed in 2015. The French president on Sunday condemned the Iranian announcement, saying the decision was a “violation” of the agreement reached between Iran and world powers in 2015 to curb uranium enrichment.



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Harris Dispute With Biden on Busing Carries Into Iowa Stops

Harris Dispute With Biden on Busing Carries Into Iowa Stops(Bloomberg) — Kamala Harris renewed her criticism of Joe Biden for his opposition to busing as a senator in the 1970s, extending a dispute between the two Democratic presidential contenders sparked at last week’s debate.“I’ve asked him and have yet to hear him agree that busing, that was court-ordered and mandated in most places and in that era in which I was bused, was necessary and he has yet to agree that his position on this, which was to work with segregationist and oppose busing was wrong. Period,” the California senator told reporters Thursday in Indianola, Iowa.Biden, who also was campaigning in Iowa, said, “I don’t have to atone” and had always been a strong supporter of civil rights. He declined to criticize Harris, saying the Democratic presidential contenders must avoid engaging in “a circular firing squad” that will be damaging to all candidates.The spat is carried over from an exchange Harris and Biden had on stage during the first debate in Miami last week. Harris, one of two African American candidates vying for the black vote as a ticket to the White House, criticized him in deeply personal terms about his record of opposition, when he was in the Senate, to federally mandated busing to desegregate schools. While busing hasn’t been an issue in the Democratic campaign, race and equality are major points of discussion.“Do we need to do a quick lesson in history, which is that there were forces and individuals and supposedly leaders in our country who actively worked against the integration of schools based on race?” Harris, who’s seen her poll number jump since the debate, said Thursday. “But he has yet to agree that the position he took then was what’s wrong. And, and he and I just disagree on that. ”Local ControlBut she also faced questions about her own stance on whether busing should be federally mandated.“Thankfully we’re not in that position where we have governments standing in the way of integration of our schools, but we still do have segregation in our schools,” Harris said. “So it needs to be addressed and of course I am in support of whatever tool is available to those school districts to implement further integration.”Leaving it to school districts to determine whether to bus students was largely the argument Biden was making. The former vice president on Thursday said Harris was “absolutely right” that local education officials should determine whether busing should be part of a means to tackle segregation.Biden said he wouldn’t respond to attacks from rivals by digging up controversies from their pasts.“I’m not going to go back and use the same tactic they’re trying to use,” he said in Independence, where he walked in a Fourth of July parade. “I’m not going to go back and talk about the record of anyone from 10, 20, 30 years ago. There’s a lot out there that a lot of people would like to do differently than they did but everything is lost in context.”Asked if he understood that the conversation about race has changed, he said: “Absolutely, positively I do. As much or more than anyone.”Biden told CNN in an interview aired Friday that he wasn’t prepared for Harris to confront him on issues of race the way she did during the debate, given his record on civil rights and because he knew Harris well and she also knew his late son, Beau Biden.“I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn’t prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me,” Biden said.On Wednesday, members of Biden’s communications team had dueled with Harris’s campaign on Twitter about the busing issue.Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield tweeted in response that “it’s disappointing that Senator Harris chose to distort Vice President Biden’s position on busing — particularly now that she is tying herself in knots trying not to answer the very question she posed to him!”Harris’s national press secretary Ian Sams responded by saying that Biden had called busing an “asinine concept” and the back-and-forth continued with Sams later adding that he and Harris both thought Biden is “a good guy” and “That’s why a simple ‘working with segregationists to stop busing 40 years ago was wrong, and I shouldn’t have done it’ would be welcome.”He was referring to Biden’s comments from last month about working with two senators in the 1970s who were advocates of segregation.(Updated with Biden on CNN in 12th paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Indianola, Iowa at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.net;Jennifer Epstein in Des Moines at jepstein32@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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