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Cuba baffled by mystery brain injuries to US diplomats

Cuban authorities on Sunday said they remained baffled by a mystery ailment that has afflicted numerous US diplomats on the island, with the latest case reported last month. 267 more words

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Before the days of the republican President Donald Trump being ensconced in the White House, the USA used stand solidly on the side of democracy, the “rule of law”and our US State Department diplomats habitually trumpeted human rights’ causes. 753 more words

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VATICAN CONFIRMS CARDINAL PELL’S LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR TRIAL - STATE DEPARTMENT REMOVES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FROM HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Today is May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and a holiday in the Vatican. May 1 is also Labor Day throughout most of Europe and a huge holiday as well. 881 more words

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A Call on Secretary Pompeo to Respond to Rising Violence and Discrimination Against LGBTI People Globally

Newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged, in answers to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that he will “…ensure that human rights, democracy, and the equal treatment of all persons will remain fundamental to U.S. 1,948 more words

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Monday 23 April, 2018 Update: Nicaraguan Unrest Continues

Protests and demonstrations in Nicaragua over the government’s intention to reform the nation’s pension plan became increasingly violent over the weekend. According to sources, the number of dead stands at twenty-six. 356 more words

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"In a first for the US, State Department erases references to 'Israeli occupation' in annual report. PA says 'US has sided with Israel'"

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Trump admin drops references to Judea, Samaria as ‘occupied’
by David Rosenberg
April 21, 2018

The US State Department has dropped claims that Israel’s presence in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem constitutes an “occupation” from its annual human rights report, a significant shift from the position held by previous administrations under both Republican and Democratic presidents. 68 more words

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State Department strikes “Occupied Territories” from human rights report

Instead, this year’s report refers to “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.”

By Carol Morello | The Washington Post | Apr 20, 2018

“ did maintain generally that all incidents were thoroughly investigated and parties held accountable, as appropriate, according to due process of law.”

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