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Barbados 🇧🇧 Elects Mia Mottley 👏 as First Woman PM

The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected its first woman prime minister since gaining independence from Britain in 1966.

Mia Mottley led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a crushing victory over the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Ms Mottley, a 52-year-old lawyer, is reported to have once told a teacher …

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Google and Facebook Accused 😱 of Breaking GDPR Laws 😱

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect. The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services.

Privacy group noyb.eu led by activist Max Schrems said people were not …

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Oleg Deripaska Resigns 📝 from Rusal Amid US 🇺🇸 Sanctions Row

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has resigned from the board of aluminium producer Rusal to shield it from US sanctions against him. Rusal - which produces about 7% of the world's aluminium- said his resignation was part of efforts to "protect the interests of the company".

In April, the US imposed sanctions …

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Brazil 🇧🇷 Short on Basic Goods as Fuel ⛽ Strike Grinds on

Protests over high diesel prices continue in Brazil despite a deal reached with haulage companies to suspend strike action. One of the major trucking groups behind the protests was not a signatory to the deal, which called for protests to be suspended for 15 days to allow for negotiations, Reuters …

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'Wolf-like' Creature 🐺 Shot on Montana Ranch Puzzles Experts 👀

US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer.

The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his livestock, said officials.

State wildlife experts said they have been unable to pinpoint …

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Suspect in Custody 😱 After Shooting at Indiana Middle School 🏫

A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said.Noblesville police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters that a teacher and a student were taken to hospitals with injuries from the shooting at Noblesville Middle School. But hospital …

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Harvey Weinstein charged with rape in New York

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several other counts of sexual abuse involving two separate women. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier today. Dozens of women have made allegations, including of rape and sexual assault, against the 66 …

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Canada police hunt two Mississauga restaurant bomb suspects

Canadian police say that all resources are being used in a major manhunt for two men who set off a homemade bomb at a restaurant in a Toronto suburb. Peel Regional Police has asked for public help to identify the men behind the "horrendous act", which injured 15 people, three …

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Police find $28m cash in raids linked to Malaysia ex-PM Najib

Malaysian police say they found $28.6m (£21.3m) in cash stuffed in bags during a search of several apartments linked to ousted leader Najib Razak. The raids were related to an investigation into state development fund 1MDB, from which billions of dollars were allegedly stolen. Mr Najib himself was …

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France 'probes China spy ring': Two ex-agents reported held

France has detained two former foreign intelligence agents on suspicion of spying for China, French media report. The ex-DGSE agents are suspected of "extremely serious" treason on behalf of a foreign power, LCI news reports, quoting the French defence ministry.

Sources quoted by French media link them to China. French …

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Sudanese teenager who killed rapist husband appeals death sentence

The lawyers for a young Sudanese woman sentenced to death for killing her husband as he tried to rape her have formally appealed the ruling as a petition calling for her to be spared reached a million signatures. The legal team working on behalf of 19-year-old Noura Hussein, whose case …

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Trump Says Kim Summit ‘Could’ Still Happen on June 12

President Donald Trump pivoted from his abrupt cancellation of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it may still happen on the originally scheduled June 12 date.

Trump told reporters on his way to board the presidential helicopter that U.S. officials are in talks with …

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