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U.N. alarmed by Congo violence as government steps up election security

KINSHASA/GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country’s Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote. Campaigning for the long-delayed poll to choose President Joseph Kabila’s successor had been mostly peaceful until this week, when security ...

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Why ‘Separation of Church and State’ was Never Intended to Mean ‘Government Versus God’

WASHINGTON – December 15 marks the 227th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which protects freedoms such as speech, press, and religion. It says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” To the Founders, this meant walling off government from interfering with Americans’ faith. Nowadays, the understanding of that wall has become so twisted, it’s sometimes used to ...

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Police funding: Government pledges extra £300m

Image copyright Getty Images Police forces in England and Wales are set to receive an extra £300m to help pay for pension expenses and other costs, ministers have announced. Since 2010, central government funding to police forces has been cut by almost a third, in real terms, leading the number of officers to fall by 21,000. Police and Crime Commissioners, ...

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Pompeo says new Mexican government ‘great’ on immigration: Fox

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press before boarding his plane at Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 2018. Brendan Smialowski/Pool/via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday praised the new government of Mexico on immigration issues and said the two sides have discussed the importance ...

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Lebanon will form government ‘despite obstacles’: foreign minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Lebanon will definitely form a new government despite the obstacles, its caretaker foreign minister said on Wednesday, after President Michel Aoun intervened in the stalled process and warned of a “catastrophe” if his efforts failed. Heavily indebted and with a stagnant economy, Lebanon desperately needs a new government to implement economic reforms that are required to put ...

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Lebanon’s Bassil says Aoun-Hariri partnership will lead to government

LONDON (Reuters) – The partnership between Lebanon’s president and designated prime minister, along with the national consensus, “will certainly lead to the formation of a new government, despite all obstacles,” its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Gebran Bassil, a member of President Michel Aoun’s party, was speaking at an investment conference in London where Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri is due ...

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S&P, Dow turn negative after Trump threatens government shutdown

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up all gains on Tuesday, reversing from a strong start on the back of progress in U.S.-China trade talks, as President Donald Trump threatened ...

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Lebanon’s Aoun intervenes to help form government, avoid ‘catastrophe’

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he was intervening in stalled efforts to form a new national unity government, warning the country faced “catastrophe” if this failed. FILE PHOTO: Lebanese President Michel Aoun talks on the eve of the country’s 75th independence day at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Dalati Nohra/Handout via ...

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