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Survivors, advocates launch U.S.-based anti-trafficking effort

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By Ellen Wulfhorst WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Necole Daniels spent years as a sex trafficking victim, pulled into the life by her mother and grandmother who each were prostitutes in the sex trade. At age 42, Daniels now works as

Image : Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 11,2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities may have trouble getting through Congress.

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Russian broadcaster RT says UK bank suspends its accounts

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

LONDON (AP) — Russian broadcaster RT on Monday accused Britain's NatWest bank of shutting down its accounts without explanation.

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Over 6,000 Japanese firms explore investment in HCM City

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Seventy-seven businesses were established after the meetings, JETRO chief representative in HCM City Koji Yamamoto told Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem during a recent meeting in the city on April 18.

Most of the investment projects are being carried out in southern provinces, he said.

According to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, Japan ranked fourth among foreign investors in HCM City in the first quarter of 2017 with nearly 1,000 projects.

In addition to boosting collaboration between cities and provinces, the two countries are pushing regional cooperation for long-term and sustainable connectivity, Liem said.

Binh Dinh gives Zika training for caring for pregnant women

​Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA) Binh Dinh (VNA) – The Department of Health of central Binh Dinh province on May 16 provided training for medical workers at local health providers caring for pregnant women during the Zika virus outbreak. The attendees to the course were given updates on the current situation of the outbreak in Vietnam and worldwide in line with interim guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on screening and caring for pregnant women with potential Zika virus exposure.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Iran says Trump's climate pact withdrawal will isolate US

Tehran (AFP) - Iran on Sunday joined the international chorus of criticism against President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying it would further isolate the United States."The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris accord indicates the government's lack of responsibility regarding the global community and it will increasingly isolate them," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, according to the IRNA news agency.Trump announced on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Hai Nam Assembly Hall in Hoi An opens to tourists

Hai Nam Assembly Hall has become a new sightseeing spot in the ancient town of Hoi An since it formally opened to the public on November 23. Hoi An Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Son said the opening of Hai Nam Assembly Hall would offer a wider choice of places to see for tourists visiting the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site.It also means that the hall, also known as Quynh Phu, will be included on the list of sites to be protected and maintained in accordance with regulations for the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city.Ten days into the offensive, the special forces are still at least 4 miles (6 kilometers) east of the city and have faced stiff resistance, with IS firing mortars and machine guns, and sending armored suicide truck bombs… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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