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Prince Charles visit shines spotlight on Cuba's classic British cars

Prince Charles visit shines spotlight on Cuba's classic British carsIt's not just American cars frozen in time on the Communist island.



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Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings

Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootingsThe violence against Muslims in New Zealand on Friday put a spotlight on Trump’s rhetoric about Islam and revived criticism of his handling of white supremacist violence. “Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” Trump wrote in Twitter posts in which he blamed Democrats for trying to “silence a majority of our Country” and advocated supporters to “stop working soooo hard on being politically correct.” At the same time, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared on Sunday television news shows to tamp down criticism that Trump has not been strong enough in condemning hate speech and has fomented anti-Muslim sentiment.



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New Zealand mosque massacre puts spotlight on gun laws

New Zealand mosque massacre puts spotlight on gun lawsNew Zealand’s gun laws are under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, with the arms dealer who supplied guns to the killer saying he feels no responsibility for the tragedy. The slaughter by an avowed white supremacist of 50 Muslims last Friday stunned the usually peaceful, isolated country, casting a spotlight on the ease with which the accused killer, Australian Brenton Tarrant, legally purchased the semi-automatic weapons he used. “We can’t ignore the galling fact he came to New Zealand to buy firearms he couldn’t get in Australia,” Police Association president Chris Cahill said.



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Venezuela sea aid bid puts quiet Curacao in spotlight

Venezuela sea aid bid puts quiet Curacao in spotlightWillemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) – A sleepy island best known for beaches and a blue liquor named after it has become the focus of a tense bid to bring aid by sea to Venezuela, in the face of warnings that the country’s military will block it. A plane carrying private donations of food and medical aid from Venezuelans in Florida landed on Curacao — population 150,000 — which lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Venezuela’s coast. Venezuelans on the island were preparing Friday to transfer the goods to the nearby seaport where they said a ship was ready to take it to Venezuela.



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El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trial

El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trialDrug kingpin El Chapo's attorney is stealing the headlines from his client after The New York Post obtained steamy text messages between him and his mistress. Concerns abound if the relationship will affect the case.



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Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash

Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crashIndonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh scrutiny since a fatal Lion Air crash last month as the sector struggles to keep up with its breakneck expansion, putting safety at risk, analysts warn. On Wednesday, investigators issued a preliminary report that said the doomed Lion Air jet had technical problems that the airline failed to fix before its final flight. While officials did not lay blame or pinpoint a definitive cause of the October 29 accident, they said the budget carrier must take steps “to improve (its) safety culture”.



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Pastor's Fate Steals Rates Spotlight From Turkey Price Shock

Pastor's Fate Steals Rates Spotlight From Turkey Price ShockA ruling by a court in Izmir to let American pastor Andrew Brunson walk free would go a long way toward defusing the worst diplomatic crisis in decades between the U.S. and its NATO ally. “If he is released, the Turkish lira is likely to rally, and this in turn would lessen pressure on the central bank to act,” said Piotr Matys, a currency strategist at Rabobank. The U.S. imposed sanctions over Brunson’s detention, and the threat of further punishments hangs over the lira, which has already lost almost 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year.



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Thai cave boys in the spotlight, again

Thai cave boys in the spotlight, againThe young Thai football team whose terrifying ordeal in a flooded cave captivated the world earlier this year recounted their memories of their rescue Thursday as they visited a spectacular exhibit chronicling the drama. The interactive showcase, in Bangkok’s popular Siam Paragon mall, details the efforts made by a multi-national group of experts to get the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach out of Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. Thai authorities banned reporters from speaking to the boys in a bid to help them return to normality after the harrowing experience, with media outlets required to obtain permission from the government before approaching them.



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Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery efforts

Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery effortsOrganizers and participants want make it clear that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, the U.S. island territory is still struggling.



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TV anchors decrying ‘fake’ news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast Group

TV anchors decrying ‘fake’ news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast GroupThe country’s largest local broadcast group is under fire for requiring local news anchors in dozens of markets to read an identical promo ad script, criticizing “false news” and “fake stories.”



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