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Today: 21, May 2018

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Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to........more

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to "substantially reduce" America's trade deficit with China."On China, Barriers and Tariffs to come down for first time," Trump tweeted.Farmers, he promises, will come out on top."Under our ...........more

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

PARIS (AP) � Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen animal rights associations have called on lawmakers to add the slaughterhouse and cage regulations to the legislation.........more

‘Governance to stem Golden Triangle meth trade’

YANGON: “Golden Triangle” countries must address corruption and collaborate more closely to tackle record meth production and the gangs who traffick the drug across Southeast Asia and beyond, the UN said on Monday. From Bangkok to Brisbane, authorities are raking in huge hauls of methamphetamine stimulant pills—better known as “yaba”—and the purer, more potent crystallized version known........more

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz, the main whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal, said Monday he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their recent meetings at the Vatican. The pope invited Cruz and other victims of a Chilean predator priest to discuss their cases last month. Cruz said he told Francis how Chile's bishops used his sexual orientation as........more

The Latest: Haspel jokes about rocky confirmation process

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the CIA (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Newly sworn-in CIA Director Gina Haspel says she wants to send more officers into the field, improve foreign language proficiency among the ranks and strengthen the agency's working relationships with intelligence agencies in partner nations. Haspel said Monday that she was honored to be chosen to lead the agency. Her nomination was fraught with conflict because of her past role in the CIA's harsh detention and interrogation of terror suspects........more

Fourth former Vanderbilt player gets probation in rape

A former Vanderbilt football player who testified against three of his former teammates in a campus rape case was sentenced Monday to 10 years' probation as part of a plea ...........more