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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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US networks suspend Rose over sexual harassment allegations

US networks suspend Rose over sexual harassment allegationsCharlie Rose, one of America’s most respected broadcasters, an award-winning television host and interviewer, was suspended Monday after eight women accused him of years of sexual harassment and unwanted advances. A bombshell Washington Post report said the women were employees or aspired to work on the “Charlie Rose” show and were in their 20s and 30s when the alleged harassment took place from the 1990s to as recently as 2011. The report makes Rose, now 75, the latest senior male journalist accused of misconduct in the wake of the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, which opened the floodgates of sexual assault and harassment accusations in many industries.



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'Morning Joe' Hosts 'Fully Support' Decision To Suspend Longtime Contributor Mark Halperin

'Morning Joe' Hosts 'Fully Support' Decision To Suspend Longtime Contributor Mark HalperinMika Brzezinski addressed the mounting sexual harassment allegations against veteran journalist Mark Halperin during Friday’s episode of “Morning Joe,” and said she agreed with NBC’s decision to suspend the longtime contributor.



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US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating rowThe United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other’s countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul. The American embassy in Ankara said that “recent events” forced the US government to reassess Turkey’s “commitment” to the security of US mission services and personnel in the country. In order to minimise the number of visitors while the assessment is carried out, “effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey,” it said.



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Venezuela: Vatican calls on Nicolas Maduro's government to suspend constitutional assembly

Venezuela: Vatican calls on Nicolas Maduro's government to suspend constitutional assemblyThe Vatican has urged Venezuela’s president not to proceed with a controversial new assembly that his critics say would give him unprecedented power. In a statement issued on the day Mr Maduro was set to install the new assembly – a vote for which last week was boycotted by the opposition parties and denounced as “rigged – the Vatican called on “all political actors, and in particular the government, to ensure full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the existing constitution”. “The Holy See appeals firmly to all of society to avoid all forms of violence and invites, in particular, the security forces to refrain from excessive and disproportionate use of force,” it said.



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UAE's, Saudi carriers to suspend flights to Qatar

UAE's, Saudi carriers to suspend flights to QatarUAE and Saudi carriers said Monday they are suspending flights to Qatar after their countries announced a cut in ties with Doha, in an unprecedented regional crisis. Abu Dhabi’s Etihad and Dubai’s Emirates airlines said flights would stop on Tuesday, after the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain said they would cut all air, land and sea links with Qatar within 24 hours.



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China demands US suspend missile shield in South Korea

China demands US suspend missile shield in South KoreaChina called Tuesday for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea. “China’s position is clear-cut and firm.



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Judge in NYC refuses to suspend his Plan B ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A government appeal of a ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control is frivolous, a federal judge said Friday as he refused to suspend enforcement of his decision pending appeal.
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