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Friday, 18 October 2019 10:45 WIB

A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard went on trial in Germany Thursday for abetting in the murder of more than 5,000 people. Bruno Dey was 17 when he began working as a guard at the Stutthof camp near what was then Danzig, and is now Gdansk in Poland. Dey stands accused of being an accessory to murder in the deaths of 5,230 people. While he does not deny being a guard at Stutthof, his lawyers argued that Dey told investigators that he "felt sorry for what he did." "It was also clear to him that (the inmates) were not in there because they were criminals, but for anti-Semitic,...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 04:56 WIB | Global

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday pushed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a cease-fire to end his military assault against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, an offensive Erdogan initiated after President Donald Trump withdrew nearly all American troops from the battlefront. Pence, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, met with the Turkish leader in the capital, Ankara. The meeting came a day after Trump dismissed the importance of the outcome of the fighting, saying it "has nothing to do with us," even...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 17:25 WIB | Global

The European Union is warning that Thursdays summit may be the last chance to avoid a cliff-edge choice between another delay to Brexit and the economic damage of the U.K. leaving without a deal. The prospects of an agreement at a crucial EU leaders gathering in Brussels receded on Thursday morning when Boris Johnsons Northern Irish allies warned they will not support the proposed accord. Despite the progress made between EU and U.K. negotiators on Wednesday, the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up Johnsons administration, raised a series of concerns. The British...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 10:47 WIB | Global

U.S. officials are renewing their call for a "humane" solution to the situation in Hong Kong, where ongoing protests show no immediate sign of ending. Earlier in an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said protesters in Hong Kong are asking the Chinese government to honor its promises under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, as well as the so-called "One Country, Two Systems," framework after China resumed control of Hong Kong from British colonial rule on July 1, 1997. "They are asking the Chinese leadership to respect that commitment...

White House Assigned '3 Amigos' to Head Ukraine Policy, Top Diplomat Says
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:50 WIB | Global

A top U.S. State Department official told House investigators privately Tuesday administration officials told him to "lay low" on matters involving Ukraine in deference to the "three amigos" who assumed control of foreign policy toward the Eastern European ally, Democratic Congressman Gerald Connolly said. Connolly told reporters George Kent described a May 23 White House meeting during which President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, put Energy Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and U.S. envoy to Ukraine  Kurt Volker in...

Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Call For US Congress Proposed Sanctions
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:01 WIB | Global

Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates are urging the U.S. Congress to pass a human rights bill that could impose trade sanctions on this international financial center, a measure that critics say could cause more harm than good. At a massive pro-American, pro-democracy rally on Monday evening in central Hong Kong, supporters called for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that would put at risk Hong Kongs special economic status with the United States and impose sanctions on officials who are deemed to be œsuppressing basic freedoms. The bill has bipartisan...

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