Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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British politicians rebuke Trump

British opposition politicians demanded Wednesday that the government revoke an invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump after he retweeted videos posted by a leader of far-right group Britain First. Trump shared three videos purporting to show violence by Muslims. In response, Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in my country and my city." Another Labour legislator, Chuka Umunna, said Trump's invitation to visit Britain "should be withdrawn." Prime Minister Theresa May announced in January that Trump had accepted an invitation for a state visit to Britain, although no date has been set. May's spokesman, James Slack, said it was "wrong" for Trump to have retweeted Britain First, and cited its use of "hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions." But May's office said the state visit would not be canceled.

Argentine 'Angel of Death' sentenced in human rights trial * A former Argentine navy captain known as the "Angel of Death" was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for dictatorship-era human rights violations committed at a detention and torture center. Alfredo Astiz sat motionless as a judge read the charges against him that included kidnapping, torture, homicide and stealing minors. Sentences were also read against 53 other people in the largest trial of its kind in Argentina's history. Astiz previously was convicted of kidnapping, torturing and murdering two French nuns and a journalist and was already serving a life sentence.

Russia balks over cross-border aid to Syria * Russia's U.N. envoy clashed with the world body's humanitarian chief as well as U.S. and other Western diplomats on Wednesday over extending the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria which has helped thousands of people in rebel-held areas. …

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