Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

U.S. House panel backs defense bill, Confederate battle looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives committee unanimously backed a $741 billion defense bill late on Wednesday, setting the stage for a battle with President Donald Trump over naming military bases for Confederate generals and moving troops from Germany. The House Armed Services Committee approved its version of the annual National Defense Authorization […]

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UN concerned Afghan violence aimed at derailing peace talks

More than 800 people have been killed or wounded in ‘deliberate attacks’ targeting civilians in 2020, UN says. More than 800 people have been killed or wounded in “deliberate attacks” targeting civilians in Afghanistan during the first half of 2020, the UN has said, raising concerns the rising violence aims to derail planned peace talks […]

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Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is facing charges in the US after being arrested by the FBI. She is accused of assisting Epstein’s abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom victims known to be underage. She was reportedly arrested in New Hampshire and is due in federal […]

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Who was Jeffrey Epstein?

“I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender,’” Jeffrey Epstein told the New York Post in 2011. “It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.” Epstein died in a New York prison cell on 10 August as he awaited, without the chance of bail, his trial on sex trafficking charges. […]

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Record job growth powers Wall Street, Nasdaq hits all-time high

(Reuters) – Wall Street opened higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq hitting an all-time high as data showed the U.S. economy added jobs at a record pace in June, the latest signal of a rebound in business activity following the easing of coronavirus-led lockdowns. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 4.8 million jobs in June, the Labor […]

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