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US has 'credible evidence' Russia, Syria sanitizing alleged chemical attack site: State Department
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. said Thursday it has "credible information and intelligence" that shows Russian and Syrian regime officials are denying an investigative team access to the alleged chemical weapons attack sites in Douma, Syria, as they sanitize them and remove incriminating evidence.The accusation comes as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, or OPCW, investigators have still not reached Douma, the city outside the capital Damascus where the attacks reportedly took place. It has been 12 days since the chemical weapons were reportedly used – and nearly one week since President Donald Trump joined France and...
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Meghan Markle joins Prince Harry in support of women's empowerment
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Just one month before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry, the couple stepped out at a reception to promote women’s empowerment and girls' education.Markle, who once served as an advocate for UN Women, joined Harry in meeting with representatives of charities and organizations which support global gender equality.The reception was held as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which brings together heads of state and delegates from the 53 member nations of the Commonwealth.At a Commonwealth reception on Wednesday, Harry and Markle spoke with LGBT advocates and ensured them that highlighting...
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German theater offers swastika-wearers free entry to a play on Hitler’s birthday
Photodisc/Thinkstock (BERLIN) -- The Konstanz Theater in southern Germany is offering visitors free tickets to an upcoming production of playwright George Tabori’s Hitler satire Mein Kampf by adding a provocative audience-participation element.Visitors to the production, which purposely premieres on Hitler’s birthday (April 20), will have to make an uncomfortable decision when they arrive at the theater.Those who would like a free ticket must wear an armband, provided by the theater, bearing a swastika for the entire duration of the performance. Paying audience members are encouraged to wear a Star of David, showing “solidarity with the victims of the tyranny of...
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