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Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from attending festival at Lincoln Center

Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from attending festival at Lincoln Center

A woman has claimed that she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she refused to remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket. Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, said it happened this month at David Geffen Hall when she […]

Vatican to no longer mint euro coins bearing Pope Francis’ image

The Vatican will stop minting euro coins bearing Pope Francis’ image beginning in March, religious news agency I.media reported on Friday, saying the coins will now carry the Vatican’s coat of arms and European Union stars. The EU’s official journal on January 24 published pictures of the Vatican’s new coins (eight pieces ranging from one […]

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UN chief says populism has triggered a rise in racism, anti-Muslim hatred

The rise of populism has triggered an increase in anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. The new UN chief told several hundred people, including Holocaust survivors, at the UN’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust that “a ‘new normal’ of public discourse is taking hold, in […]

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Obama gone, his smiling face too removed from popular mural

Barack Obama left the US presidency just days ago, but already his smiling face is gone from a mural on the wall of an iconic eatery in the US capital. An outer wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl — famous for its chili half-smoke sausages — on very hip U Street is now just a vast white […]

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Snake hunters from India hired to catch pythons in Florida

Two snake hunters from India have been hired by Florida wildlife officials to get rid of Burmese pythons, which are wiping out small mammal populations and driving some nearly to extinction in a tropical wetland in the US state. Masi Sadaiyan and Vaidivel Gopal, both in their 50s and from the Irula tribe of Tamil […]

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Indonesia IS suspect is a well-educated former official: Police

An Indonesian man arrested in Bali this week for suspected links to the Islamic State group after travelling to Turkey was an Australian-educated former finance ministry official, authorities said on Friday. The Ministry of Finance said Triyono Utomo resigned from his job in the ministry’s fiscal policy office in February last year because he wanted […]

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Protesters charged after flying ‘RESIST’ banner from crane

Reports say seven Greenpeace protesters are facing misdemeanor charges after climbing a 270-foot tall construction crane just blocks from the White House at midweek and unfurling a huge banner with the word “RESIST.” Wednesday’s climb came a day after the Trump administration moved to delay implementation of several environmental rules. Court authorities said Thursday that […]

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As Trump takes charge, US State Department hit by spate of resignations

The US diplomatic service State Department has been hit by a spate of resignations by senior officials as the incoming secretary of state Rex Tillerson prepares to take charge pending confirmation by the Senate. Leading the resignations was Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management. He was followed by three assistant secretaries of state from […]

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Mexico President cancels US visit after Trump’s comments on border wall

Mexico’s President on Thursday scrapped a planned summit with Donald Trump in the face of insistent tweets from the US President demanding Mexico pay for a border wall, a deepening rift that threatens Mexican efforts to salvage trade ties. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, responding to a Twitter message from Trump saying it would be […]

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Trump’s effect: Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closer to midnight

Comments by US President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have helped make the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock — which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet — […]

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