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New charges brought against Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is to face new criminal charges in the US, prosecutors announced today. Weinstein faces new charges including predatory sexual assault involving a third woman not mentioned in the earlier charges against him. Weinstein was charged with rape and other sexual crimes in May. Weinstein, 66, …

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The man who created a $2bn ice cream firm in his kitchen

Just a few years ago Justin Woolverton was pleading with US supermarkets to keep his reduced calorie ice cream tubs in their freezer cabinets. Sales of his low fat, low sugar brand Halo Top were flat-lining, and stores were continually threatening to stop stocking it. “We were hanging on by …

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Canada slams retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods

Canada will from Sunday impose retaliatory tariffs on billions of U.S. goods in response to President Donald Trump‘s duties on steel and aluminium imports. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister, said  Ottawa will slap tariffs on $12.6 billion of U.S. exports starting tomorrow. “We will not escalate, and we will not back …

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North Korea’s nuclear facilities cannot be closed with a handshake

On Wednesday, the North Korea watchers at 38 North released satellite imagery that shows North Korea making improvements to the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center. While this report is unsettling, it is not at all surprising. More unsettling than the report is the possibility that President Donald Trump believed that …

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Five dead as plane plunges into Mumbai building site

A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated part of India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said. Images broadcast on Indian news channels showed flames and black smoke billowing from the area, which sits right next to …

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Democrats are in danger of going too far left for 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, should go down as a great day for Donald Trump. He had a big win in the Supreme Court on his travel ban, and several moderate Democrats were defeated by more extreme left-wing candidates. Among them is avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina woman who …

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