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- 2018-06-23 01:34:33Z
Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context. Former journalist Friedland -- not to be confused with Jonathan Freedland, a prominent columnist at the London-based Guardian newspaper -- had served in communications roles for Disney.
By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged ship Lifeline should take the people it plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands and not Italy. "We will assume the humanitarian generosity and responsibility to save these people and take them onto Italian coastguard ships," Toninelli said in a video posted on Facebook.
New Hungarian laws that criminalize people for helping asylum-seekers are shameful and blatantly xenophobic, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Thursday. The legislation, passed by the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday, could come into force as early as July 1, he said in a statement. This makes it a criminal offense to provide advice to migrants and refugees or to monitor human rights at borders, he added.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):
Meghan Markle made her debut on Tuesday at one of the English social season's blue riband events, Royal Ascot, joining her husband Prince Harry in a horse-drawn carriage for the traditional procession along the course at the start of the five-day race meeting. Wearing a white Givenchy dress and black and white Philip Treacy hat, the new Duchess of Sussex and her husband were accompanied in the carriage by Harry's uncle Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie.
A fundraiser organized on Facebook to help immigrant families separated at the
On the heels of an E. coli outbreak caused by contaminated romaine lettuce, another food poisoning scare involving fresh produce has come to light. At least 60 people have been sickened and 31 ho...
Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday as a diplomatic row spiralled over Rome's refusal to take in an overcrowded migrant ship. "The minister #GiovanniTria has cancelled his meeting with the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (Bruno) #LeMaire," his ministry said on Twitter. The tweet confirmed that Tria's meeting with German Economy Minister Olaf Scholz scheduled for Thursday would go ahead in Berlin.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down with President Donald Trump. (June 10)
NEW YORK (AP) - There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A pickup truck plowed into a Starbucks patio Friday in a suburban Salt Lake City shopping center, killing a woman and critically injuring three others, authorities said.
Another person has been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office in its probe into Russian meddling and collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
Muhammad Ali's former lawyer has a message for President Donald Trump, who
The death of celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality Anthony
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on Kilauea volcano's eruption in Hawaii (all times local):
PHOENIX (AP) - The attorneys and a pastor for a suburban Phoenix man seen on video being beaten by police while standing against a wall said Thursday that the officer's claim that their client posed a threat "doesn't pass the smell test."
A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii's Big Island had disappeared as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea.
A high school student giving a graduation speech in the US state of Kentucky offered a lesson in politics over the weekend with a well-timed bait-and-switch. Ben Bowling, valedictorian of his class at Bell County High School in Pineville -- a tiny outpost in Kentucky's coal country - mentioned an inspirational quote during graduation ceremonies Saturday. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table' - Donald J. Trump," Bowling declared.
Update June 4, 2018: The Food and Drug Administration is releasing another warning to health care providers about a popular weight loss device. According to a statement issued by the FDA, five more deaths have been reported in patients with two liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity, totaling 12 deaths attributed to the device since 2016. "We have been carefully tracking adverse events, including a total of 12 deaths over the past two years, that have been reported in patients ...
By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his double-digit opinion poll lead to claim half of voter support ahead of Mexico's July 1 presidential election, a voter survey showed on Monday. Lopez Obrador, who has consistently ranked in the lead in major polls, has 50 percent of voter support, 26 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival, according to the poll published in newspaper El Financiero. The former Mexico City mayor's support rose from 46 percent in a May survey by the same pollster.
Former President Bill Clinton suggested an impeachment process for President