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Release Jailed Canadians, China Experts Urge Xi in Open Letter

Release Jailed Canadians, China Experts Urge Xi in Open LetterThe group, including former U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, ex-Hong Kong Governor Christopher Patten and five former Canadian ambassadors to China, released an open letter to the Chinese leader Tuesday urging the two men’s freedom. The letter said that Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave to work with the International Crisis Group in Hong Kong, and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur who helped organize tourist trips to North Korea, had advocated exchanges that help build ties around the globe.



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South Korea, China urge concessions on both sides to end U.S.-North Korea standoff

South Korea, China urge concessions on both sides to end U.S.-North Korea standoffSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that he would cooperate with the international community to at least partially ease sanctions to allow for some inter-Korean business and tourism ventures, while later noting that Pyongyang needed to take “bold steps” towards denuclearization to win concessions from Washington. “I think North Korea knows that they clearly have to denuclearize for the easing of international sanctions, and the U.S. also understands that there needs to be corresponding action to expedite the North’s denuclearization,” Moon told reporters at the presidential Blue House.



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Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violenceSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.



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Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'

Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'Republican senators on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to



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Senate Democrats Urge Trump To Withdraw Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Democrats Urge Trump To Withdraw Kavanaugh's Supreme Court NominationThe Senate Judiciary Committee's Democratic members on Wednesday urged



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Daily Digit: One-third of Americans have felt the urge to protest

Daily Digit: One-third of Americans have felt the urge to protestIn a recent Gallup poll, more than one-third — 36% — of Americans said they have felt the urge to protest. That rate is much higher among Democrats, liberals, college graduates and women.



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Senators Urge Delaying Brett Kavanaugh Hearing After Cohen, Manafort Cases

Senators Urge Delaying Brett Kavanaugh Hearing After Cohen, Manafort CasesSeveral senators are urging their colleagues to delay considering Brett



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Mollie Tibbetts Case: Missing Woman's Dad, Boyfriend Urge Witnesses to Come Forward

Mollie Tibbetts Case: Missing Woman's Dad, Boyfriend Urge Witnesses to Come Forward“The bottom line is somebody knows something,” said Rob Tibbetts, Mollie's father.



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West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza StripBy Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) has sought to use financial measures to isolate its chief rival Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza.



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EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster

EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ousterBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $ 43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. Pruitt has been under fire for potential ethics lapses, including flying first class, excessive spending on security, and the rental of a room in a Washington condominium owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing whether spending on the booth installed in Pruitt’s office broke a law prohibiting federal agencies from incurring expenses in excess of available funds, known as the Anti-Deficiency Act.



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