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Women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault aposshould be heardapos says most senior US diplomat

Women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault 'should be heard', says most senior US diplomatWomen who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault deserve to be heard, a top administration appointee has said. America’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said she was “incredibly proud” of the women who have come forward so far. Before Mr Trump won the 2016 presidential election, multiple women accused him of unwanted kissing or groping.


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Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is a tantrum away

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.


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German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarineArgentine parliamentarians are reportedly investigating two German firms over the replacement of batteries on the missing submarine ARA San Juan, alleging bribes were paid to secure contracts and inferior products used. The German Interior Ministry has received a request for information from the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Argentine parliament, officials confirmed to public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk (BR). “The suspicion exists that the batteries that were replaced were not, in part or at all, of the quality that they should have been. We don’t know either where they came from, whether from Germany or from another country. Because of this we want to know what technicians were there and who signed saying: good, this is repaired,” Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann, head of the Argentine parliamentary commission, said according to the network. A woman holds a placard with a message that reads in Spanish: "We are with you, brave ones of the ARA San Juan,"  Credit:  Esteban Felix/AP She said it was believed that bribes may have been paid to secure contracts for the renovation, and that “German companies were involved”. The two firms from which the commission has requested information - Ferrostaal and EnerSys-Hawker - signed a contract for 5.1 million euros to replace 964 batteries on the German-built sub, BR reported. Ferrostaal has denied any responsibility, saying its role was only to mediate in the contract, for which it received a commission. EnerSys-Hawker has not yet responded publicly. Questions have been mounting in Argentina over the state of the batteries on the ARA San Juan, of which there is still no trace almost a month after its November 15 disappearance. The vessel had reported a fault with its batteries shortly before it lost contact and had been ordered to return to the Mar de Plata naval base. Three hours later, an “acoustic event” believed to be an underwater explosion was detected close to the sub’s last known location.  Search for the missing Argentinian s

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