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US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders

(CNN) A new US State Department report lists China as among the worst offenders for human trafficking, joining countries including Russia, Syria and Iran on the lowest rung of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. China, the report said, “does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination …

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Silicon Valley investor resigns after

Another Silicon Valley business has been upended by allegations of sexism and sexual harassment. Justin Caldbeck, an investor and cofounder of Binary Capital, has resigned from the venture capital firm after he was accused of sexually harassing women who work in tech. Caldbeck had said on Friday he would take …

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Qatar told to close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties in list of demands

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN) Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region’s worst crisis in decades. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt sent Qatar the list — …

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Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to go into effect

Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person …

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Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

(CNN) Iran’s military said Sunday that it has launched several missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major …

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McCain: North Korea ‘murdered’ former detainee Otto Warmbier

(CNN) American college student Otto Warmbier only intended to spend five days sightseeing in North Korea in 2016. Instead, he spent 17 months there in detention where his family believes he was tortured into a coma. On Monday, less than a week after returning to the United States with severe …

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Terrorists have made this a most bloody Ramadan

(CNN) Deadly attacks in recent days have rocked the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia, with the bloodshed coinciding with the advent of Ramadan and intensified fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and many more have been injured as terrorists targeted Iraqi …

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Iran’s revolutionary guards slam Saudis for Tehran attacks

Tehran, Iran (CNN) Iran’s revolutionary guards have blasted Saudi Arabia for supporting ISIS in the deadly twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, an accusation likely to infuriate the Saudi kingdom amid high tensions in the region. At least 12 people were killed when attackers mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb …

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Qatari riyal under pressure as Saudi, UAE banks delay Qatar deals

Qatar’s currency came under pressure on Tuesday as Gulf Arab commercial banks started holding off on business with Qatari banks because of the diplomatic rift in the region. Banking sources said some banks from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain delayed letters of credit and other deals with …

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Trump says Arab leaders warned him Qatar financed radicalism

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday leaders he met on a Middle East trip had warned him that Qatar was funding “radical ideology” after he had demanded they take action to stop financing militant groups. The comments on Twitter — Trump’s first about the rift between Qatar and major …

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