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Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. Presidential candidate Ivan Duque speaks to supporters after winning the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Duque’s ...

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CA Firefighters: ‘There’s Nowhere Else in the Nation That Burns Like California’

California firefighters no longer gear up for the “fire season.” They gear up to fight fires year-round and they want the public to get into that mindset as well. The insurance industry numbers show California has become the leading state for wildfires with 9,560 in 2017 that consumed 1.3 million acres. Georgia had the second-highest number of fires but lagged ...

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‘O Lord, Give Us Faith’: Remembering D-Day – June 6, 1944 and FDR’s Prayer Broadcast to the Nation

Wednesday, June 6, marks the 74-year anniversary of D-Day, the day of the greatest military invasion in modern history.   Earlier this week, more than 500 US, French, Dutch, Romanian and German paratroopers jumped from nine aircraft following the same flight path of Allied paratroopers on June 6, 1944, to honor their service and sacrifice. The commemorative airborne operation was ...

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Russia 2018: Why a single nation may never host the World Cup again

Image copyright Getty Images This summer’s World Cup in Russia could well be the last one staged by just one country for some time, as financial and political considerations play an ever-increasing role in choosing hosts. With the cost of this year’s event soaring to £8.8bn ($12bn) football authorities and bidding nations are looking at a ways of sharing the ...

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Italian president puts nation on path to fresh elections

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s president set the country on a path back to fresh elections on Monday, appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of planning for snap polls and to pass the next budget. Former senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official Carlo Cottarelli arrives for a meeting with the Italian President Sergio ...

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Defectors can only serve themselves, not the nation: PM Abbasi | Pakistan

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi photographed on Thursday, May 25, 2018, while addressing a ceremony in Sheikhupura. Photo: Geo News screen grab SHEIKHUPURA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that those defecting from parties can only serve themselves, not the nation. “Those who are not loyal to the party cannot be loyal to the country either,” the premier observed ...

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Circling the Capitol in Prayer to Help Shape a Nation

CAPITOL HILL–Pastors were circling the U.S. Capitol this week, but it wasn’t for exercise.  They were in town to learn how and why to become more politically active at the Watchmen on the Wall 2018 conference. Some of them put to use their most powerful weapon — prayer — walking all the way around the Capitol building as they asked God ...

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Nation observes first of Ramazan with religious fervour | Pakistan

Photo: File The first day of Ramazan was observed across Pakistan on Thursday. Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the moon-sighting on Wednesday evening following a meeting held at the main office of the Meteorological Department. Testimonies of the moon-sighting were received from various parts of the country, including Lower Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Abbottabad, and Quetta ...

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