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Read The Brett Kavanaugh Emails Democrats Pressured Republicans To Release

Read The Brett Kavanaugh Emails Democrats Pressured Republicans To ReleaseSens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Thursday released



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Hong Kong press club pressured by Beijing to cancel talk

Hong Kong press club pressured by Beijing to cancel talkHong Kong’s leader joined mainland China Sunday in urging the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club to cancel a planned speech by a Hong Kong independence advocate whose party is threatened with a ban. “We respect the international media and respect the Foreign Correspondents’ Club’s activities in Hong Kong,” said Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, expressing “regret” at the planned event. “I hope our friends in the FCC will also respect that the Hong Kong SAR is an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China,” she said, noting that its historic club building was government-owned.



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Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policyOTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was “unacceptable”, even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a “safe” country for refugees. Trudeau has been under increasing pressure to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, a 2004-era pact under which asylum seekers presenting at a land border crossing in either country are turned back and told to apply for refugee status in the first country they arrived in.



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'Grandma the Clown' Quits Big Apple Circus After Admitting He Pressured Teen to Pose for Explicit Photos

'Grandma the Clown' Quits Big Apple Circus After Admitting He Pressured Teen to Pose for Explicit Photos"Grandma," real name Barry Lubin, age 65, resigned Wednesday



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Saudi Arabia Pressured Lebanese Prime Minister To Resign: Report

Saudi Arabia Pressured Lebanese Prime Minister To Resign: ReportLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his short-lived resignation in early November under heavy duress from the Saudi Arabian government, according to a New York Times report based on the accounts of Lebanese, Western and regional officials, as well as other figures close to Hariri.



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Catalan leader pressured from all sides

Catalan leader pressured from all sidesThe battle between Spain’s central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand. Political parties, football clubs, businesses and civic society groups have picked their side — for or against independence, for or against holding a referendum — and they are all trying to convince Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most popular football teams whose motto is “more than a club”, has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism.



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In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment

In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall paymentBy Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trump’s attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office. The Washington Post published texts of sometimes fraught calls with Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull just days after the Republican took office on Jan. 20. The substance of the calls has previously been reported but the lengthy transcripts reveal Trump, whose first elected office is the presidency, trying to use a mixture of bluster, tough talk and charm as he fully enters the world of diplomacy.



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