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Mexico slams ‘inhuman’ US policy
MEXICO CITY: Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it “inhuman.” “In the name of the Mexican government and people, I want to express our most categorical and energetic condemnation of this cruel and inhuman policy,” Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told press conference.
 
 
US to pull out of UN rights body
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source said. The US is half-way through a three-year term on the main UN rights body and had long threatened to quit if it was not reformed, accusing the 47-member Geneva-based body of being anti-Israel.
   
Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical
NEW YORK: The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop’s tunes penned by a leading US playwright. Producers of the musical announced the project on Tuesday without revealing a title and said they aimed for a premiere in 2020. The musical, which is being co-produced by the late King of Pop’s estate, will be written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
 
 
GOP blasts FBI agent over political texts
WASHINGTON: US House Republicans again blasted FBI agent Peter Strzok on Tuesday for disparaging Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign in text messages uncovered during an investigation of the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email. In the second congressional hearing this week on the topic, republicans said the texts by Strzok, who worked on the Clinton probe and briefly on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s
   
Head of Brazil’s Workers’ Party goes on trial for graft
BRASILIA: The head of Brazil’s once dominant leftist Workers’ Party, Gleisi Hoffmann, went on trial on Tuesday for corruption and money laundering. Hoffmann, a senator, is the latest in a long string of high-ranking politicians, including many from the Workers’ Party, caught up in Brazil’s sprawling “Car Wash” corruption probe. Her husband Paulo Bernardo, a former planning and communications minister, was also on trial at the
 
 
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