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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UN calls for independent probe into Venezuelan navy captain's death

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UN calls for independent probe into Venezuelan navy captain's deathCARACAS/GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities must conduct an independent and transparent investigation into the death in custody of a navy captain amid allegations of torture, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. President Nicolas Maduro’s government over the weekend confirmed the death on June 29 of Rafael Acosta, arrested eight days earlier for alleged participation in a coup plot, without providing details on the cause of death or commenting on the torture accusations. Human rights organizations and political leaders have accused Maduro’s government of torturing Acosta to death and refusing to clarify the circumstances.



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Weld Says He Can Beat Trump With Help From Independent Voters

Weld Says He Can Beat Trump With Help From Independent Voters“That is an opening,” he said of the independent voters in a Bloomberg Television interview. Weld, 73, who served as Massachusetts governor from 1991 to 1997, declared Feb. 15 at a New Hampshire breakfast that he’s formed an exploratory committee to consider running as a Republican against Trump.



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Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first service

Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first serviceUkraine’s newly created independent Orthodox Church held its first service in Kiev on Monday after a historic break with the Russian Orthodox Church that has enraged Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the service in Kiev’s most ancient church, the 11th-century Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, as Ukrainian Orthodox believers celebrated Christmas Day according to the Julian Calendar. The service came a day after the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew based in Istanbul handed over a formal decree that finalised recognition of Ukraine’s new Church.



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Orthodox patriarch hands over decree on independent Ukraine church

Orthodox patriarch hands over decree on independent Ukraine churchPriests and politicians on Sunday celebrated the creation of an independent Ukrainian church, in a move that while popular in Kiev has been angrily condemned by the church in Russia. The Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch handed over a formal decree confirming the creation of an independent Ukrainian church to its leader, Metropolitan Yepifaniy. The decree was signed at a landmark ceremony on Saturday, putting the formal stamp on a break with the Russian Orthodox church which has infuriated Moscow.



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Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Rudy Giuliani indicating Robert Mueller's investigation should be investigated

Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Rudy Giuliani indicating Robert Mueller's investigation should be investigatedPresident Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani accused Mueller's office of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to be erased.



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The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slayDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local):



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Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Facebook to launch independent body for calls on contentFacebook announced Thursday it is creating an independent body to make potentially precedent-setting calls on what content should be yanked from the social network. The announcement came as Facebook reported it has ramped up its ability to quickly detect “hate speech” and other posts violating community rules, with the leading social network under pressure from regulators in various countries and activists to root out abusive and inappropriate content. “I have come to believe that we shouldn’t be making so many decisions about free expression and safety on our own,” Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a media briefing.



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BlackRock voted to replace Tesla's Musk with independent chairman

BlackRock voted to replace Tesla's Musk with independent chairmanFunds run by BlackRock Inc voted in favor of a recent shareholder proposal that would have required Tesla Inc to replace Elon Musk with an independent chairman. BlackRock-managed funds voted for a measure requiring the chairman be an independent director, according to BlackRock’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The proposal, which was defeated, would not have affected Musk’s standing as Tesla’s chief executive officer.



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German minister calls for payment channels independent of US

German minister calls for payment channels independent of USBERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is calling for Europe to create a payments system independent of the United States, a move that could help keep alive the nuclear deal with Iran following the withdrawal of the U.S.



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Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleets

Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleetsAmazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it would offer incentives to entice entrepreneurs to set up their own small package-delivery businesses as part of Amazon’s latest effort to solve the challenge of getting goods the last mile to customer doorsteps. At a press event in Seattle, Amazon unveiled one of the dark gray Prime-logoed vans that it wants to lease to delivery businesses on what it says are attractive terms. It also said it would provide uniforms, fueling plans and insurance programs for fleet operators and even offer classes on tax, payroll and other small-business challenges.



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