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US Court brings faster reunions of immigrant families | World

Rosayra Pablo-Cruz, a Guatemalan mother who had been separated from her two sons, exits the Cayuga Centre after being reunited with them in New York City, US, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly …

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Tight security ahead of Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki | World

File photo of  Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP Finland may have largely shut down for the summer holidays but officials and police have been drafted back into work ahead of a historic summit in Helsinki between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Thousands of police officers, coastguards and rescue …

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Lost Luggage Finds New — at Bargain Prices

Suspiciously cheap diamonds, jeans for $1 and a pair of skis for next to nothing. It’s not a dream, these are actual bargains at a store in a small town in Alabama. What it sells are the contents of lost airline baggage. Every year airline companies lose about 20 million …

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Authoritarian Governments Try to Control Social Media Use

WASHINGTON —  Filipinos tapped out text messages on their cellphones to mobilize protests against President Joseph Estrada. The effort mushroomed within hours into a “people power” revolution that forced Estrada to step down. That was 2001. Since then, technology has created increasingly powerful smartphones that can link to the internet, …

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Brazil Files Charges Against Former Executive of US Company

SAO PAULO —  Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption and money laundering charges against Paul Bragg, the former chief executive officer of Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling. Federal prosecutors said in a Thursday night statement that Bragg was involved in the payment of $31 million in bribes to a former …

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China’s US Trade Surplus Hits Record in June

BEIJING —  China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further inflame a bitter trade dispute with Washington. But signs exporters were rushing shipments before tariffs went into effect in the first …

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Pakistan embassy condemns death of student in China | World

Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, photo: APP BEIJING: The Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing offered its condolence and support to the family of Moiz Uddin, a Pakistani student murdered recently in China. Moiz-uddin was stabbed to death on the morning of July 11, over a dispute with a Chinese rider. He …

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