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Larry Elder cuts short Venice homeless encampment tour after hostile reception


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Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits


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New audio, video from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot show how D.C. police buckled under hostile horde


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Amazon fires: Effort to quell rainforest blaze hampered by hostile ground and defiant Bolsonaro

Amazon fires: Effort to quell rainforest blaze hampered by hostile ground and defiant BolsonaroMillions of dollars in aid are being pledged. Hundreds of soldiers are heading into the jungle. The Amazon is burning – and the world has taken notice.Now comes the hard part.



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Honeymoon over? North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts'

Honeymoon over? North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts'North Korea's regime accused the U.S. of being 'hell-bent on hostile acts' against the secluded nation, just days after their historic meeting.



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North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talk

North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talkNorth Korea’s mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks between the two countries.  In a statement the mission said it was responding to a U.S. accusation that Pyongyang breached a cap on refined petroleum imports and a letter that it said was sent on June 29 by the United States, France, Germany and Britain to all U.N. member states urging them to implement sanctions against North Korea.  “What can’t be overlooked is the fact that this joint letter game was carried out by the permanent mission of the United States to the U.N. under instruction of the State Department, on the very same day when President Trump proposed for the summit meeting,” the statement said.  Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas. The pair agreed to resume stalled talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.  Donald Trump became the first sitting president to step into North Korea Credit: Susan Walsh/AP The North Korean U.N. mission said the June 29 letter to U.N. member states “speaks to the reality that the United States is practically more and more hell-bent on the hostile acts against the DPRK, though talking about the DPRK-U.S. dialogue.”  North Korea is formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, banning exports including coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, and capping imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.  The United States, backed by dozens of allies, told a council sanction committee last month that North Korea had breached an annual U.N. cap of 500,000 barrels imposed in December 2017, mainly through transfers between ships at sea.  Washington wanted the 15-member North Korea sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea. However, Pyongyang allies Russia and China delayed the move.  The letter from the United States, Germany, Britain and France cited by North Korea’s U.N. mission – and viewed by Reuters – was actually dated June 27. Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, expects nuclear talks to resume in mid-July Credit: Susan Walsh/AP It urges all U.N. member states to comply with Security Council sanctions requiring the repatriation of all North Korean workers by Dec. 22, 2019.  “It is quite ridiculous for the United States to continue to behave obsessed with sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK, considering sanctions as a panacea for all problems,” the North Korean U.N. mission said on Wednesday.  Following Sunday’s meeting between Kim and Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a new round of denuclearisation talks would likely happen “sometime in July … probably in the next two or three weeks” and North Korea’s negotiators would be foreign ministry diplomats.  The United States and other U.N. Security Council members have said there must be strict enforcement of sanctions until Pyongyang acts, while Russia and China have suggested the council discuss easing the measures.  “All U.N. member states will have to keep vigilance against deliberate attempts by the United States to undermine the peaceful atmosphere that has been created on the Korean Peninsula in no easy way,” the North Korean statement said.



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Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' Rights

Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' RightsWASHINGTON ― In a shocking defeat for President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott



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Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People

Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black PeopleWASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.



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Venezuela leader thanks hostile Trump for making him 'famous'

Venezuela leader thanks hostile Trump for making him 'famous'Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro baited U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday by thanking him for a barrage of criticism that had made him famous worldwide. “It’s an honor that the head of the empire mentions me every day,” said the 54-year-old president, just back in Venezuela from a trip to Russia, Belarus and Turkey. “That means I’m doing something right!” Maduro laughed, during his weekly program on state TV.



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Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'

Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday. The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions in Washington and New York. “We treat these developments as a blatantly hostile act, a grave violation by Washington of international law,” the Russian foreign ministry said of the U.S. order, which was made in late August in retaliation for Moscow cutting the United States’ diplomatic presence in Russia.



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