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Mexican Official Says Girl With Down Syndrome Among Detainees

Mexican Official Says Girl With Down Syndrome Among DetaineesMexico's Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray said at a press conference



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An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism

An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of FascismItaly’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has pledged to conduct a census of the nomadic Roma people and drive out those lacking valid residence permits, escalating the anti-immigrant attitude he rode to power.



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Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet detailsA man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China. Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation. A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands. The man was named by the Sun as  Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, who it said had been detained in connection with efforts by China to obtain classified information about Britain's new £100million RAF stealth fighter jet. The 73-year-old former Rolls-Royce employee was reportedly held after MI5 received information that classified details were passed to Beijing. Factfile | F-35 Lightning II fighter He was detained in an “ultra-discreet” swoop by officers from Scotland Yard’s SO15 counter-terrorism command at his home on Tuesday, it was reported. Mr Jones, who describes himself as a “visiting professor” in “gas turbine combustion” at the Aeronautical Uni­versity of Xian, central China, denies any wrongdoing, the newspaper reported.  The investigation reportedly centres on information about the F-35 Lightning II jet, which arrived in Britain last week.  Britain has committed to buying 138 F-35 fighter aircraft and has so far bought 48 at a cost of £9.1 billion.   The F-35 programme is the world’s largest defence development, worth over $ 1.3trillion. UK industry provides 15 per cent of each of the 3,000 aircraft currently on the order books and at peak production 25,000 British jobs will be supported throughout the supply chain.  



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Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlashMOSCOW (AP) — Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply.



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EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official says

EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official saysA demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing none of that, in O’Grady’s telling, with career officials watching in dismay as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seemingly lurches from one scandal to another while doing the bidding of oil barons and the chemical lobby. “Morale is not good,” O’Grady said of the agency’s 14,000 employees.



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Obama official: 'We should have done more' on Russian interference in 2016 election

Obama official: 'We should have done more' on Russian interference in 2016 electionBen Rhodes details the former president's missteps in dealing with the threat of a Russian propaganda campaign.



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Key White House official advocated for 'limited use of military force' in North Korea

Key White House official advocated for 'limited use of military force' in North KoreaFred Fleitz, the chief of staff of the White House National Security Council, says top officials are considering "regime change" and the so-called bloody nose strike.



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Official: 2 more months to restore power in Puerto Rico

Official: 2 more months to restore power in Puerto RicoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — It could take up to another two months to fully restore power in Puerto Rico as crews across the U.S. territory prepare to strengthen its electrical grid amid a new hurricane season, the power company director told The Associated Press on Thursday.



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Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: study

Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: studyMany residents subsequently left.A closer look at the Buckee calculation shows that while the researchers estimate 4,645 deaths, statistically there’s a 95 percent chance that the actual number could be as low as 793 and as high as 8,498. When the researchers tried to adjust for the fact that people living in single-person households couldn’t report their own death, they estimated 5,740 excess deaths, with a margin of error ranging from 1,506 and 9,889.The Buckee number is more than four times higher than a December estimate by the New York Times, which reported that the actual death toll was probably about 1,052 excess deaths based on data from the island’s vital statistics bureau and a comparison of deaths during a comparable period in the two previous years.



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A Senior North Korean Official Is Reportedly Heading to the United States

A Senior North Korean Official Is Reportedly Heading to the United StatesIn Beijing, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol planned to head to the United States, potentially for more talks to set up the summit.



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