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General who oversees U.S. Atomic arsenal says he’d resist ‘illegal’ strike order by Trump

The top U.S. atomic commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump when he ordered an “illegal” launching of nuclear weapons.

Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he’d given a great deal of thought to what he’d say if he received this order. read more

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Mexico working on Undermine NAFTA rules of origin for vehicles, sources say

The Mexican government is working on a compromise proposal to tighten the so-called rules of origin which govern the material of vehicles created under the North American free-trade arrangement, The Globe and Mail has learned. read more

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Canada, Mexico forming alliance against U.S. protectionist Strategy to NAFTA

Canada and Mexico are working together behind the scenes to present a united front against U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist NAFTA needs and control the tenor of the trade discussions.

Both sides hold regular back-channel talks — from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo down to staffers in the various authorities — to compare notes on the U.S. positions and keep one another up to speed on their individual plans, sources with knowledge of the communications stated. read more

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Earthquake injures dozens, leaves over 1,500 homeless in South Korea

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake which has been South Korea’s second-strongest in years ruined infrastructure, wounded dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless, officials said Thursday.

No deaths have been reported because the quake rattled the southeastern coastal region around the port city of Pohang on Wednesday afternoon. read more

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Vast Majority of Australians support same-sex Union in survey, paving way for Laws

Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow parties on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and announcing “our love is real.” read more

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ASEAN draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

A draft of the statement to be issued following a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a military crackdown that’s been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing. read more

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U.S. starts joint naval drills with South Korea in show of force

The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.

The four-day drills that began in waters off South Korea’s eastern coast come as President Donald Trump continues a visit to Asia that has been dominated by discussions over the North Korean nuclear threat. read more

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Projects Abroad is Newest company to shun orphanage tourism

A significant company that operates voluntourism excursions says it will no longer put up visits to overseas orphanages, the most recent organization to heed calls which donating to or volunteering in these institutions actually hurts children. read more

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Trump, Putin to meet amid Effort collusion investigation

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold a tête-à-tête after this week, even as the investigation into possible collusion between the U.S. President’s campaign staff and the Kremlin heats up. read more

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Danica Roem becomes first openly transgender state legislator in U.S. history

A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have limited that bathrooms she may use.

Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated at a state legislature in america. She unseated Republican Del.. Bob Marshall, one of the nation’s longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers. The race was among this year’s most high profile, drawing global attention and big cash to the northern Virginia House of Delegates district beyond the country’s capital. read more

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