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ICC sentences former Congo VP Bemba to 18 years in prison

In 2002 Bemba had sent more than 1,000 fighters to the vehicle to help then president Ange Felix Patasse put down an attempted coup. Bemba's legal team gave notice late on Monday that the former vice president would appeal his conviction.

Trump Meets With Christian Conservatives in NY

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said in an op-ed piece on Fox News that he plans to attend the event even though Russell Moore, president of Southern Baptists' Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has expressed strong dislike for Trump.

Thousands line up to support recall of Venezuela president

The opposition says he must be removed to rescue the South American country from economic disaster. After that, the opposition must gather a total four million signatures to demand a referendum be held. Authorities said at least five people were killed and more than 400 arrested. Maduro has said that the recall referendum will definitely take place in 2017 against the wishes of the opposition, who want to see the vote held this year.

Dog meat main dish at Chinese festival

The underlying, traditional belief that these dog-eaters hold is that the meat helps them cope with the heat during summer. Following worldwide opposition, including condemnation for a second year from high-profile comedian Ricky Gervais, the Yulin government has distanced itself from the festival.

Activists look to build on momentum of Sanders campaign

She doubts anyone who backs Sanders because of his position on a living wage, social justice and the environment will sit out the election or vote for Trump - "somebody who claims he doesn't believe in climate change as a theory and thinks the current minimum wage is too high".

Mexico: six die in teacher protests

The teachers are pr... Riot police stand guard outside the Bellas Artes museum as protesters march against President Enrique Pena Nieto's education reform in Mexico City, Mexico June 17, 2016. Television footage showed chaotic scenes of men running from police as gun fire rang out. About 100 to 150 protesters maintained the roadblock on Monday in Nochixtlan, where about a half-dozen burned vehicles littered the area and there were no police in sight.

Putin says Russia will work with any US president

When asked by moderator Fareed Zakaria of CNN to clarify complimentary remarks he made about U.S. Republican hopeful Donald Trump in December, Putin said they didn't amount to an endorsement of the billionaire over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.

Senate to vote on gun control, prospects dim for change

Dickerson noted that the terror watch list is known to contain errors, and that people who should not be on it are there anyway, and "nobody really knows how to get off the list, that there's a - what people call a due process problem here".

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Illinois smokers

The Connecticut challengers appealed to the Supreme Court while the NY ones did not. After recognizing the individual right for the first time in Heller, which covered the federal enclave of the District of Columbia, the court made clear in a subsequent case that state and local governments, like Congress, could not prohibit individual gun ownership.

Utah GOP Asks Trump to Campaign in State

State Treasurer Jeff DeWitt, who is the Arizona chairman for Trump's campaign, said he resigned so that two others could attend. Las Vegas: Donald Trump has voiced annoyance at continued resistance to his presumptive presidential nomination from some Republicans as he accused former Florida governor Jeb Bush of trying to undermine his candidacy and appeared to take aim at Texas senator Ted Cruz.

State Democrats end convention with last delegate picks

The question of turning over Sanders' massive email list - and its sizable collection of small dollar donors - to Clinton or the DNC was opposed by panelists at a discussion on Friday night, with DeMoro saying she did not believe the Sanders planned to make the offer.

Yoga posture beamed onto United Nations building in NY ahead of celebration

She detailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message behind the organisation of this day and also explained that Yoga, a holistic system of wellness, sought to integrate the mind, body and the breath. Ambassadors and diplomats from various countries will also share their own experiences of how Yoga has influenced their life styles. "So it should not been seen on the basis of religion, but on the basis of humanity", Singh said.

Israel's ban on Palestinians could escalate violence

The two gunmen, who were smartly dressed, opened fire with automatic weapons on diners and passers-by after sitting down and ordering food at one of the complex's restaurants. At an emergency meeting, Israel's security cabinet discussed punitive measures against attackers, including destroying their homes more quickly, and efforts to bolster the number of security guards in public places, an official said.

Indian prime minister arrives on US visit

Relations between the countries are not always easy - India insists on staying out of formal alliances and forging its own course - but both leaders can boast that ties have improved. Later, he met American Think Tank officials. Indian-Americans in the US are looking forward to listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to a joint session of the US Congress with American lawmakers flooding with requests from the community members for tickets to the visitor's gallery on June 8 .

14 ministers dropped ahead of cabinet reshuffle in Karnataka

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath to newly-inducted members at the lawns of Raj Bhavan. The members who sworn in as minster of state are Priyanka Kharge (Chittapur), Eshwara Khandre (Bhalki), Pramod Madhwaraj (Udupi) and Rudrappa Lavani (Haveri).

Warren relishes role as attack dog against Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates and superdelegates to be the presumptive Democratic nominee, but Sanders hasn't conceded. But she did argue that everyone in the room should be able to unify around the common cause of preventing Trump from being president - no matter who they voted for during the primary.

Obama Blasts Donald Trump for 'Dangerous' Message After Orlando Shooting

He also was briefed on the investigation into the Orlando nightclub shooting. pushing back against those challenging him to describe recent terrorist attacks in the United States as the work of radical Islam. The New York businessman also said in Atlanta he would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if he came to the United States, and he dismissed the controversy he caused in May when he said in a Reuters interview he would be willing to speak to Kim.

China's President Xi arrives in Serbia

Over the years, China has been vocal in wanting to boost economic relations with the Balkan region and strengthen ties with the European Union. Serbian leaders have described the visit - the first in more than 30 years - as historic. At a launching ceremony late a year ago in Serbia's second-largest city, Novi Sad, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stressed that the new railway significantly brings Serbia closer to the central zones of Europe and will help transform Serbia into a ...

Minibus blast in Afghan capital Kabul kills several

The Taliban claimed responsibility for both of those attacks, saying they were taking revenge for the execution of six Taliban prisoners. It was the first attack in the capital since the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan two weeks ago.

Man charged in Calgary medical clinic stabbing death

He said a woman in her 50s was taken to hospital with a minor soft-tissue injury. "It would appear that the accused wanted to confront the doctor in relation to his perception of some type of relationship between the doctor and the accused's wife", he said, adding the woman who was injured was not the suspect's wife.