News Headlines - 03 August 2017

Trump urged Mexican president to end his public defiance on border wall, transcript reveals - The Washington Post

The heated exchange came during back-to-back days of calls that Trump held with foreign leaders a week after taking office. The Post has obtained transcripts of Trump’s talks with Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Shinzo Abe of Japan Reshuffles Cabinet, Hoping to Shore Up Falling Support - The New York Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appointed a new cabinet on Thursday, hoping to breathe new life into his conservative government, whose support among voters has plunged after a series of scandals and missteps.

China accused of ‘enforced disappearance’ of Liu Xiaobo’s widow | The Star Online

China’s government is responsible for the “enforced disappearance” of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow, her US-based lawyer said on Wednesday in a formal complaint filed to the United Nations.

Is Russia Using North Korean Slave Labor To Build Stadiums?

Russia has denied using forced labor from North Korea to build facilities for the World Cup in 2018, after U.S. lawmakers called for a probe into reports of workers from the country not only spotted at the stadium sites but also of North Korean migrants dying under mysterious circumstances in Russia.

Angkor Wat temple statue uncovered in Cambodia excavation | Metro News

The government agency that oversees the complex, the Apsara Authority, said on its website that the 6ft 3in, 23in wide statue was discovered on Sunday by its team, working with experts from Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.









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