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  • Ireland Divided Over Abortion Referendum

    The Eighth Amendment Dossier

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    On Friday, voters in the Republic of Ireland will decide the future of the country’s abortion laws in a referendum. They will be asked if they want to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment, which gives a woman and her unborn fetus an equal right to life.

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    Friday’s referendum is the most significant plebiscite in decades in the traditionally Roman Catholic and socially conservative country.
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    On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping were working together to save Chinese jobs by giving the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast.”

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    ZTE employees in China are cheering the American president. “Wow! Breaking good news!” one manager wrote on WeChat.
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    Protests have led to dozens being killed in the wake of the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

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    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump attended the opening of the controversial U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.