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Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban

Nuclear powers rebuked by UN voteWhile Friday's meeting between the leaders of the two biggest nuclear powers drew world attention, representatives from 122 other countries did something truly historic that barely registered a blip: They negotiated the first-ever treaty outlawing atomic bombs.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of 122 to 1, was the culmination of a decadelong effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — and a resounding rebuke to the world's nuclear weapons states, which were glaringly absent and immediately dismissed the effort.


G20 protests: Why the international summit attracts so much anger

G20 protestersProtesters are taking to the streets in Hamburg, Germany for the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit, and it’s not the first time the world leaders’ summit has attracted demonstrations.

The annual summit, which consists of a series of formal and informal meeting between world leaders, often results in protests by advocacy groups calling for change on a variety of topics such as environmental policies, trade deals and labour laws.


Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq war, high court hears

Tony Blair accused of war crimesThe Chilcot inquiry’s conclusion that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and undermined the United Nations requires the prosecution of Tony Blair, the high court has heard.

In his opening argument calling for a war crimes trial in Britain, Michael Mansfield QC said that the offence of waging an aggressive war has effectively been assimilated into English law.


Venezuela National Assembly stormed by Maduro supporters

Venezuela Congress stormed by protestersDozens of government supporters have burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, injuring several lawmakers and journalists.

Witnesses said the fracas came after an assembly session to mark the country's Independence Day. The intruders brandished sticks and set off fireworks in the capitol building's gardens, AFP reported.

Footage from the scene showed two opposition lawmakers with blood running down their faces. Pro-opposition Venezuelan website La Patilla reported that several deputies had been attacked by a mob at the building in the capital, Caracas.


Burned police cars, wide no-protest zone presage G-20 summit

G-20 riotsPresident Donald Trump was met with thousands of protesters when he arrived at meetings in Brussels in May. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joining him at the Group of 20 meetings in Germany this week, Trump is unlikely to be the only target for demonstrators.

Add India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders whose policies have sparked unrest to the cauldron that is Hamburg — the summit venue is a short walk from a notorious hotbed of left-wing protest — and the brew could prove explosive.


Several killed in downtown Johannesburg fire

Johannesburg fireAt least seven people have died after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Johannesburg, South African authorities said.  

The city's emergency services department said a crane was used to rescue more than 50 people from the roof of the building that caught fire on Wednesday. Five people were rushed to hospital.

One of the victims died when he jumped from the building, local media reported.


France’s U.S. Ambassador Says Donald Trump Is Harming Global Stability

As President Donald Trump prepares for this week’s G-20 summit, his European partners aren’t hiding theGirard Araudir disillusionment with how his “America First” approach to foreign policy has damaged the liberal world order.

“This world order, the traditional liberal world order, is more or less undermined, really, or looks injured,” Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the United States, told Politico’s “Off Message” podcast in an episode that aired Monday. “Where [is] the United States? I think it’s impossible to move on without America, and I think also that the United States really can’t let the world move on.


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