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Monthly Archives: January 2018

HOLLYWOOD DECLARES WAR ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AT GLOBES

Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner of the …

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APPLE URGED TO STUDY IPHONE ADDICTION IN CHILDREN

Two large shareholders urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health. “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having …

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TRUMP ‘DESPERATE’ TO UNDERMINE NUCLEAR DEAL: IRAN’S ZARIF

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the nuclear deal were a “desperate effort” to undermine an accord that cannot be renegotiated. “Trump’s policy & today’s announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement,” Zarif tweeted after Trump …

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U.S. NOT CONTEMPLATING UNILATERAL ACTION: PAKISTAN ARMY

U.S. Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of the Pakistan Army that Washington “is not contemplating any unilateral action” inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said on Friday. Votel, who spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone “over the week,” also said …

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SAUDI WOMEN ATTEND FOOTBALL GAME FOR FIRST TIME

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match on Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing harsh restrictions on women, announced it was lifting a ban …

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TRUMP LAWYER ARRANGED PRE-ELECTION HUSH MONEY FOR PORN STAR

U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star before the 2016 election to keep her from going public about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. A White House official categorically denied the report in which the …

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1.5C CLIMATE GOAL ‘VERY UNLIKELY’ BUT DOABLE

The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft U.N. report. Without such efforts, “holding warming to 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by …

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