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Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

Russia's Jehovah Witnesses have had several run-ins with law enforcement in recent years. Prosecutors charged that the group has ripped families apart and spurs hatred. A wtiness, Natalia Koretskaya from St. Petersburg had told the court she had been a member of that organisation from 1995 to 2009 and had realised over this period that the organisation's members "were living under full and total control of the [Jehovah's Witnesses] Administrative Centre".



Pence says seeks fairer trade with Indonesia

A Japanese official says a difference in approach remains with the USA despite an agreement on a framework for new bilateral economic talks. Pence said Trump would be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November.


5 things to know about federal marijuana plan

5 things to know about federal marijuana plan

On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills created to end more than 90 years of prohibition. For the first time, the bill would make it a criminal offense to sell cannabis to a minor and create significant penalties for those who engage young Canadians in cannabis-related offenses.


South Korean opposition adviser says renegotiated US FTA won't hurt trade

South Korean opposition adviser says renegotiated US FTA won't hurt trade

Aso told a joint news conference following the meeting that, "Japan-U.S. economic relations that were symbolized by the phrase "trade friction" are a thing of the past". "The policy of President Trump is to marshal the support of our allies in the region - Japan, South Korea, nations around the world, and China", he said.


Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

US President Donald Trump made contradictory promises during the campaign as to what his policy would be toward Iran, but a couple of times vowed to dismantle the accord, if elected. "It all really comes down to whether the people making decisions agree that the [nuclear deal] is worth keeping", said Richard Nephew, the leading US sanctions expert on the team that negotiated the accord.


Trump's 2016 taxes under audit and won't be released, Spicer says

Trump's 2016 taxes under audit and won't be released, Spicer says

Democrats like Sen. Warren will continue to make the moral argument against Donald Trump and Republican economic ideology. "We need to see Trump's tax returns as a matter of transparency", Shockley said . As a candidate, Trump declined to voluntarily release his tax returns - a practice followed by other presidential hopefuls since the 1970s - claiming he couldn't do so because he was under audit.