June 8, 2022

Venezuelans a big presence in U.S.-bound caravan after visa requirement

HUIXTLA, Mexico —  After walking for two days along rural highways in southern Mexico with several thousand other migrants, Venezuelan Wilber Pires spent what was supposed to be a day of rest for the caravan asking for help to buy medicine for his daughter. Two-year-old Valesca Pires...

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Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ to Congolese for abuses during colonial rule

KINSHASA, Congo —  Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his “deepest regrets” for his nation’s abuses in its former colony Congo, telling lawmakers Wednesday on his first official trip to the country that Belgian colonial rule was unjustifiable and racist. “Although many Belgians were sincerely committed to loving the...

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Trump set to undergo questioning in July in New York civil investigation

NEW YORK —  Former President Donald Trump, son Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka have agreed to answer questions under oath next month in the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into his business practices, unless their lawyers persuade the state’s highest court to step in. A Manhattan...

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EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

BRUSSELS —  The European Parliament on Wednesday threw its weight behind a proposed ban on selling new cars with combustion engines in 2035, seeking to step up the fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles. The European Union assembly voted in Strasbourg, France,...

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Fox News’ election lies and withholding the Jan. 6 hearings hurts its viewers the most

In the weeks following the 2020 election, left-leaning media watchdog Media Matters documented that Fox News programming cast doubt on the election result “nearly 800 times.” Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that, unlike most major networks, Fox News will not be airing...

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Iran says it has turned off 2 U.N. watchdog devices at nuclear site

TEHRAN —  Iran turned off two surveillance devices Wednesday used by U.N. inspectors to monitor the Islamic Republic’s uranium enrichment, further escalating the crisis over its atomic program as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. The move appeared to be a new pressure technique...

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11-year-old Uvalde survivor testifies about playing dead to escape gunman

Miah Cerrillo, an 11-year-old who survived last month’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, delivered harrowing testimony in a House hearing about gun violence on Wednesday.  The hearing centered around the Uvalde massacre as well as the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New...

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Conservatives say leadership vote won’t be delayed after ‘many new members’ signed up

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:22PM EDT OTTAWA – Conservative leadership chair Ian Brodie says he doesn’t see any scenario in which the race could be delayed, even as party faithful fret over...

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Toronto police officer charged criminally after allegedly supplying confidential information to member of the public

Toronto police say they’ve criminally charged one of their own after a veteran officer allegedly supplied confidential information to a member of the public about other individuals. Const. Ricardo Gomez has served with TPS for 20 years and was most recently assigned to 12 Division, police...

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