McDonalds workers set to strike over sexual harassment

Protest planned for 18 September will be the first multi-state strike in the US specifically targeting sexual harassment McDonalds fast-food restaurant workers have voted to stage a one-day strike at outlets in 10 US cities next week, in hopes of pressuring the company to take stronger steps against sexual harassment…

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North Korean ‘hacker’ charged over cyber-attacks against NHS

Park Jin Hyok, 34, charged by US officials over 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 150 countries The US justice department has charged an alleged North Korean spy for helping to perpetrate cyber-attacks against the affected computers in more than 150 countries. Park Jin Hyok, 34, was also…

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Documents on Kavanaugh’s hidden views ‘being withheld from public’

Democrats insist documents should be released as Senate hearing for Trumps supreme court nominee descends into chaos Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trumps conservative nominee for the supreme court once again descended into chaos on Thursday, as Democrats insisted documents exposing Brett Kavanaughs opinions on contentious issues were being withheld…

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Trump: US will quit World Trade Organization unless it ‘shapes up’

In Bloomberg interview, president criticises organization and lauds plan on China tariffs, driving down US equities Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if it doesnt shape up and treat the US better. The US president issued the threat against the international…

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‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana

From a slaves collar to segregation signs, Oran Z has spent years collecting often shocking mementoes of Americas racial struggles. Now it all lies in shipping containers and no institution will touch it Oran Zs house is so crammed with black American memorabilia there is barely room to move. The…

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Senior Republicans hesitate to criticise Trump after Manafort and Cohen verdicts

Paul Ryan and Lindsay Graham avoid mentioning president, while conservative commentators lambasted Mueller Republican elected officials have hesitated to criticise Donald Trump after his former lawyer Michael Cohenconvicted on eight counts of financial crimes. In a statement, a spokesperson for Speaker Paul Ryan said: We are aware of Mr Cohens…

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Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ over Pennsylvania child abuse scandal

Statement says the Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors and The church must learn hard lessons from its past The Vatican has expressed shame and sorrow over the sexual abuse of at least 1,000 children by more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, and has said Pope…

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Trump shows he trusts an ex-KGB agent more than US intelligence

New line on Russia opens up an unprecedented chasm between London and Washington For those hoping the US president would refrain from making unwarranted concessions to Vladimir Putin, the omens were not good. Before his departure for Europe, Trump predicted the Putin conversation was likely to be easier than his…

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Donald Trump to almost entirely avoid London during UK visit

Meetings with Theresa May and the Queen to be held away from protests in capital Donald Trump will almost entirely avoid London during his four-day visit to the UK next week, Downing Street has said, unveiling an itinerary that is likely to prompt accusations he is trying to avoid planned…

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Ocasio-Cortez politics will not win in Midwest, says Duckworth

After stunning primary upset in New York, Illinois senator cautions party that democratic socialism will not work nationally As Democrats calibrate their political messaging in advance of the November midterm elections, Senator Tammy Duckworth cautioned her party not to become too starry-eyed about the success in New York of Alexandria…

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General Motors warns Trump: tariffs could lead to ‘smaller GM’ and fewer jobs

Car giant, which employs 18,000 people worldwide, follows Harley-Davidson in warning Trump that tariffs policy is mistake General Motors warned on Friday that expansive US tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to a smaller GM and risks isolating US businesses from the global market.…

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