‘We Offer an Inclusive Space.’ Only 8 Days After Launching First U.K. Location, British Mall Decides Not To Renew Chick-fil-A’s Lease

The first Chick-fil-A location in the U.K. will be closing in six months. The Oracle shopping mall in Reading, England had entered into a six-month pilot period with the American fast food chain, but announced Friday — only eight days after the fast food restaurant’s grand opening — that it would not be renewing the […]

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‘Necessary Action Will be Taken.’ Turkish President Erdogan Says He Won’t Forget Trump’s ‘Tough Guy’ Letter

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he won’t forget a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump that warned him not to be a “fool,” a “tough guy” or a “devil,” and vowed a response to what he said was a missive out of line with diplomatic courtesies. Trump penned the warnings in a letter to […]

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How This Pastor of a Megachurch Is Fueling Ebola Conspiracy Theories

Pastor Jules Mulindwa runs a rollicking Congolese megachurch complete with flashing lights and a live band. Walk into Sunday services and the applause is startling. Don’t even bother shouting into the ear of the person next to you as the MC — wearing a ruffled white tuxedo shirt beneath a royal blue suit — whips […]

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Mexican Forces Suspend Operation Against El Chapo’s Son After Intense Gunbattles

(CULIACAN, Mexico) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National Guard […]

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She’s 2 Years Old. Her Parents Have British Passports. So Why Is the U.K. Trying to Deport Her?

A two-year-old girl is facing deportation from the U.K. even though her parents each hold a British passport, in a move described as “cruel and sadistic” by a U.K. human rights lawyer. Lucy Dutton was born in South Africa and brought to the United Kingdom by her parents in August 2018, when she was 11 […]

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Gun Battles Sweep Mexican City After Troops Locate El Chapo’s Son

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National […]

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“Is She Scared?” Hong Kong Leader’s Deputy Catches Flak for Her No-Show on Government-Funded Radio

Hong Kong’s number two official met with a dismal reception Friday when he went on radio, in place of the enclave’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, to explain how the government planned to tackle five months of civil unrest. Two morning news presenters at government-funded radio station RTHK demanded to know why Lam had not appeared […]

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Kurds Await Fate as Trump, Turkey Celebrate Temporary ‘Ceasefire’

Eleven days ago, Kurdish and American troops fought side by side against ISIS, as they have for the last five years in Syria. A week ago, the Kurds watched those same Americans flee the battlefield in a disorderly retreat as the Kurds’ sworn enemy, Turkey, invaded their territory. Today, the Kurds saw Vice President Mike […]

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‘It’s About Our Boy.’ Parents of U.K. Teen Allegedly Killed by Diplomat’s Wife Not Worried About Political Fight After Trump Meeting

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn say they made a deathbed promise to seek justice for their son — and they have every intention to keep it. Just two days after the pair took part in a bizarre White House meeting in which President Donald Trump attempted to ambush them with a surprise meeting with the […]

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Plane Forced to Turn Around in a Thunderstorm in Pakistan

A severe thunderstorm forced a plane carrying Kate Middleton and Prince William to abort a landing while flying in Pakistan on Thursday, reports say. The royals, who are on a four-day official visit to the country, were flying from Lahore to Islamabad when thunder and lightning disrupted their journey, according to reporters who were also […]

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E.U. Leaders Endorse Brexit Deal, Sending It to U.K. Parliament for Ratification

(BRUSSELS) –– European leaders have unanimously endorsed the Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification. The European Council president’s office announced in a tweet that the leaders had endorsed a statement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The leaders invited the EU’s institutions take steps to ensure the agreement can […]

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Mike Pence Meets With Turkish President Erdogan Seeking Syria Border Cease-Fire

(ANKARA, Turkey) — A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursued an uphill mission Thursday to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in his fight with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Pence and Erdogan wore dour expressions as they shook hands before a nearly 90-minute one-on-one meeting, […]

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Barack Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau Ahead of Canadian Elections

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his re-election bid. Canada’s polls open Monday and opinion surveys indicate that it will be a tight race and Trudeau’s approval ratings are at near-record lows. If Trudeau loses, it would be the first time since 1935 that a first-term Canadian prime […]

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Former Nazi SS Guard Goes on Trial at Age 93 for 5,230 Counts of Accessory to Murder

(HAMBURG, Germany) — From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany’s Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their lifeless bodies to the camp’s crematorium was a daily sight. More than seven […]

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Russia Says 3 U.S. Diplomats Tried to Enter the Area of Suspected Nuclear Explosion

(MOSCOW) — Russia’s foreign ministry says police stopped three American diplomats trying to enter an area of northern Russia where a secrecy-shrouded explosion at a navy range caused a brief spike in radioactivity levels. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday that the Americans, described as military diplomats, were not held in custody after they were […]

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High Anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit Deal Be Clinched?

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union were converging on Brussels on Thursday for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year divorce fight. Yet even before dawn, Johnson already had to deal with a serious setback […]

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