<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:30:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017]]> http://gazette.com/un-refugee-agency-record-68.5-million-displaced-in-2017/article/feed/573284?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-refugee-agency-record-68.5-million-displaced-in-2017/article/feed/573284?custom_click=rss

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar that started last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million.

Of that total, 16.2 million were newly displaced last year — an average of more than 44,000 people per day. Most have been displaced for longer than that, some forced to flee multiple times.

"The global figure has gone up again by a couple of million," said the High

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:11:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Young to Vatican: Let's talk about gay and gender issues]]> http://gazette.com/young-to-vatican-lets-talk-about-gay-and-gender-issues/article/feed/573343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/young-to-vatican-lets-talk-about-gay-and-gender-issues/article/feed/573343?custom_click=rss

VATCAN CITY (AP) — Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues.

The Vatican had solicited input from the young regardless of their religious views to help prepare for a gathering of bishops in Rome in October. The monthlong gathering will be held to better understand how to pastorally care for Catholic youths among its worldwide flock.

The Holy See on Tuesday presented the survey's findings, which included eroded credibility in the eyes of young people toward the church because of sex abuse scandals involving pedophile priests, cover-ups by hierarchy and financial scandals.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:08:07 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: UN relocates aid in Yemen, fearing access]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-un-relocates-aid-in-yemen-fearing-access/article/feed/573341?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-un-relocates-aid-in-yemen-fearing-access/article/feed/573341?custom_click=rss

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says heavy fighting poses a danger to the warehouses used for humanitarian aid located in Yemen's port city of Hodeida.

In its daily report, UNOCHA said Tuesday that heavy fighting has engulfed several districts outside of Hodeida city, prompting relief agencies to relocate stocks away from the fighting, from which some warehouses are becoming inaccessible.

The agency said that rapid response assistance is being distributed to newly displaced people.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:04:13 -0600 <![CDATA[China North Korea]]> http://gazette.com/china-north-korea/article/feed/461069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-north-korea/article/feed/461069?custom_click=rss In this image taken from video footage run by China's CCTV on June 19, 2018, via AP Video, Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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<![CDATA[Germany France]]> http://gazette.com/germany-france/article/feed/557988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-france/article/feed/557988?custom_click=rss France's President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the guest house of the German government in Meseberg north of Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

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<![CDATA[Concours Geza Anda 2018 winner]]> http://gazette.com/concours-geza-anda-2018-winner/article/feed/573335?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/concours-geza-anda-2018-winner/article/feed/573335?custom_click=rss In this image released on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the winner of the Concours Géza Anda 2018, Claire Huangci, performs with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich conducted by Christian Zacharias. During the awards ceremony at the final concert on 12 June 2018, the seven-member international jury awarded the 1st prize worth CHF 30,000 to the American pianist for her interpretation of Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven. For further information visit http://www.apmultimedianewsroom.com/newsaktuell.

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<![CDATA[UK prosecutors: IS follower plotted Downing Street bombing]]> http://gazette.com/uk-prosecutors-is-follower-plotted-downing-street-bombing/article/feed/573336?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uk-prosecutors-is-follower-plotted-downing-street-bombing/article/feed/573336?custom_click=rss LONDON (AP) — U.K. prosecutors say an Islamic State adherent plotted a suicide bombing targeting British Prime Minister Theresa May at her Downing Street office in London.

Authorities say Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, thought he was just days away from carrying out the attack before his arrest last November. He was snared in a social media sting by an undercover operative for Britain's security services posing as an Islamic State official in Syria

Prosecutor Mark Heywood told jurors at London's Central Criminal Court that Rahman intended to inflict violence "at the very heart of the United Kingdom government.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:58:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot]]> http://gazette.com/former-uk-foreign-minister-hague-calls-for-legalizing-pot/article/feed/573292?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-uk-foreign-minister-hague-calls-for-legalizing-pot/article/feed/573292?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana.

The former Conservative Party leader, now a member of the House of Lords, wrote in Tuesday's edition of The Daily Telegraph that the effort to control cannabis has been lost and that it is "deluded" to pretend otherwise.

"Everyone sitting in a Whitehall conference room needs to recognize that, out there, cannabis is ubiquitous, and issuing orders to the police to defeat its use is about as up-to-date and relevant as asking the Army to recover the Empire. This battle is effectively over," he said.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:57:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Homes Gardening Scything]]> http://gazette.com/homes-gardening-scything/article/feed/573337?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/homes-gardening-scything/article/feed/573337?custom_click=rss This May 31, 2018 photo shows a man on a tractor tilling a piece of countryside in Contrada Petraro near Castelbuono, Sicily. Landowners in Sicily rid their properties of grass to prevent summertime fires. One method to clear the land is to use a tractor.

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<![CDATA[NATO's chief appeals for unity amid trans-Atlantic row]]> http://gazette.com/natos-chief-appeals-for-unity-amid-trans-atlantic-row/article/feed/573338?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/natos-chief-appeals-for-unity-amid-trans-atlantic-row/article/feed/573338?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — NATO's chief is urging the alliance's 29 countries to set aside a festering trans-Atlantic row over trade, climate and the Iran nuclear deal, amid concern that the tensions will undermine the military alliance.

In an editorial in Tuesday's Guardian newspaper, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said "the ties that bind us are under strain."

He said "we must continue to work hard to settle our differences - and where differences persist, we must limit any negative impact on our security cooperation."

Stoltenberg's message comes less than a month before U.S. President Donald Trump meets with his NATO counterparts in Brussels. Stoltenberg says NATO has overcome divisions before and can do so now.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:53:13 -0600 <![CDATA[France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral]]> http://gazette.com/frances-macron-admonishes-teenager-video-goes-viral/article/feed/573339?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/frances-macron-admonishes-teenager-video-goes-viral/article/feed/573339?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname is going viral on social media.

A teenager asked Macron "How's it going, Manu?" — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — at a ceremony Monday for the 78th anniversary of Charles De Gaulle's historic appeal for armed resistance against Nazi tyranny.

Macron responded "call me Mr. President of the republic or sir." He then added: "the day you want to start a revolution, get a degree and learn to feed yourself, OK? You can start lecturing others then."

Macron tweeted a video of the discussion, sparking a lot of comments Tuesday. Some people criticized the French leader for his perceived arrogance

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:50:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Cyprus Gas]]> http://gazette.com/cyprus-gas/article/feed/573340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cyprus-gas/article/feed/573340?custom_click=rss Stephane Michel, left, a senior executive with French energy company Total talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Total is looking to expand its search for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus and are looking to partner up with Italian energy firm Eni.

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<![CDATA[North Korea's Kim meets with Chinese President Xi in Beijing]]> http://gazette.com/north-koreas-kim-meets-with-chinese-president-xi-in-beijing/article/feed/573261?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/north-koreas-kim-meets-with-chinese-president-xi-in-beijing/article/feed/573261?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the start of a two-day visit at which he's expected to discuss his next steps after last week's nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Kim's visit to Beijing is his third since March, highlighting China's crucial role in efforts by the U.S. and others to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. The U.S. has long looked to China to use its influence with North Korea to bring it to negotiations, but the visit comes as ties between Beijing and Washington are being tested by a major trade dispute.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:46:42 -0600 <![CDATA[India Test Cheating]]> http://gazette.com/india-test-cheating/article/feed/573330?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/india-test-cheating/article/feed/573330?custom_click=rss FILE- In this April 26, 2016 file photo, candidates, many barefoot and unable to afford running shoes, run to pass a fitness test during a recruitment drive for the Uttar Pradesh state police, in Allahabad, India. Police in northern India have broken up a gang that promised professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables, officials said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Fire-hit Glasgow art school landmark may be partially saved]]> http://gazette.com/fire-hit-glasgow-art-school-landmark-may-be-partially-saved/article/feed/573322?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-hit-glasgow-art-school-landmark-may-be-partially-saved/article/feed/573322?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The head of Glasgow City Council says the remains of the city's fire-ravaged art school appear to be structurally solid and it's hoped the facade of the world-renowned building can be saved.

The Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building was gutted by fire Friday for the second time in four years. The building was nearing the end of a multimillion-pound (dollar) restoration project after a 2014 fire.

Built between 1897 and 1909, the distinctive Art Nouveau building is considered the masterpiece of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Council leader Susan Aitken said Tuesday that "the initial assessments are that the facade, what remains of the building, is largely structurally solid.

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