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10 July 2018

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  • Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy
    Reuters

    Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy

    By Idrees Ali and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America’s involvement in the 17-year-old war. Officials said

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  • Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan after U.S. request
    Reuters

    Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan after U.S. request

    By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from U.S. President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the fragile security situation there. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the government

  • 'Mission accomplished' as Thailand and the world welcome cave rescue
    Reuters

    ‘Mission accomplished’ as Thailand and the world welcome cave rescue

    By Panu Wongcha-um and John Geddie CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Thais reacted with relief, gratitude and exhilaration on Wednesday after the successful rescue of the last group of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave complex, ending a 17-day ordeal that gripped Thailand and the world

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The last ‘swing’? High court ‘reliability’ and rule of law

    The nation’s highest court appears poised to take a hard turn toward the ideological right, after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. A lifelong Washingtonian and a pillar of the conservative legal community there, Judge Kavanaugh’s educational background

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Does old squabble over NATO’s costs mask US shift away from Europe?

    When President Trump told a rally in Montana last week that Americans are “schmucks” for carrying the defense burden of wealthy European countries, he set the stage for another contentious meeting with US allies at the NATO summit here Wednesday. In short, it’s this: Is NATO worth it? Do American taxpayers

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    A big question for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    Like court nominees before him, Judge Kavanaugh will frustrate his interlocutors with nonanswers so as not to tip his hand on future cases before the court. The court itself, like the legislative and executive branches of government, is not above the founding document.

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    As local news outlets struggle to survive, citizen-led efforts are stepping up

    ELi is one of a growing number of nonprofit news initiatives that have sprung up around the country in recent years to try to plug the gaps left by a media industry in financial crisis. “[ELi is] part of a fast-growing landscape of nonprofit news organizations across the US,” says Sue Cross, former

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  • Britain to fine Facebook over data breach
    AFP

    Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

    Britain’s data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users’ data, in an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain’s 2016 EU referendum. An investigation by the Information Commissioner

  • Associated Press

    Report: Bus crash in western Iran kills at least 11 people

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Authorities say an overnight bus crash in western Iran has killed at least 11 people.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:29 a.m. GMT

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced

  • Associated Press

    China sentences veteran rights campaigner to 13 years

    BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on vaguely defined subversion charges, one day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

  • Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal
    Associated Press

    Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users.

  • Catalan leader travels to Scotland for historic talks
    AFP

    Catalan leader travels to Scotland for historic talks

    Torra is visiting Scotland and will also meet with Clara Ponsati, a former Catalan minister who is fighting an extradition request by Spain on charges of “violent rebellion” for her role in Catalonia’s failed independence bid in 2017. Torra and Ponsati are due to give a press conference

  • Living a double life: Indonesia's atheists fear jail or worse
    AFP

    Living a double life: Indonesia’s atheists fear jail or worse

    As a university student, Luna Atmowijoyo prayed five times a day, refused to shake hands with men who weren’t relatives and was “more fundamentalist” than her pious Muslim parents. Leading a double life — devout Muslim on the outside, non-believer on the inside — is often the only choice

  • Japanese PM visits flood disaster zone, new warnings issued
    Reuters

    Japanese PM visits flood disaster zone, new warnings issued

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato KUMANO, Japan (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited flood-stricken parts of Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years reached 176 and health worries increased amid scorching heat and the threat of new floods. Torrential

  • Salvadoran president must testify over 1979 diplomat disappearance: court
    Reuters

    Salvadoran president must testify over 1979 diplomat disappearance: court

    El Salvador’s Supreme Court said on Tuesday President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former guerrilla leader, must give evidence over the disappearance of a South African diplomat kidnapped in the run-up to the country’s bloody civil war. The ruling came after the family of then-South African ambassador

  • Verdicts due in Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial
    AFP

    Verdicts due in Germany’s mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial

    The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders faces a verdict on Wednesday at the end of one of the longest trials in Germany’s post-war history. Beate Zschaepe, 43, is accused of full complicity in the deadly shootings of nine Turkish and Greek-born immigrants

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:57 a.m. GMT

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced

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  • The Latest: Australian medic, last to leave cave, loses dad
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Australian medic, last to leave cave, loses dad

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times local):

  • China's Tangshan to deepen output curbs for six weeks over summer: document
    Reuters

    China’s Tangshan to deepen output curbs for six weeks over summer: document

    China’s top steelmaking city, Tangshan, has ordered steel mills, coke producers and utilities to cut output further this summer, according to a document from the city government, the latest step to curb smog in one of the country’s most polluted cities. The move to deepen emissions cuts will

  • Associated Press

    Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airport

    MIAMI (AP) — A passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados.

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  • Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176
    Associated Press

    Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s government said 176 people have been confirmed dead after last week’s heavy rains in western Japan, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a hard-hit city.

  • U.S., Mexico vow to reunite separated migrant families quickly
    Reuters

    U.S., Mexico vow to reunite separated migrant families quickly

    By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – The United States and Mexico on Tuesday vowed to work with Central American nations to reunite migrant families separated at the U.S. border “as quickly as possible” as the Trump administration faced fresh criticism over the practice. More than 2,300

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  • Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast
    Reuters

    Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic Coast

    (Reuters) – Hurricane Chris gathered strength as it churned off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states to become a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale on Tuesday, but it was not expected to make landfall over the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Chris was packing

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  • EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of '709' crackdown
    Reuters

    EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown

    By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) – The European Union urged China to free dozens of activists during a human rights meeting in Beijing this week, three years after a crackdown that jailed scores of lawyers and activists. The EU-China Human Rights Dialogue which ended on Tuesday came at a sensitive

  • Reuters

    NHC says Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane

    (Reuters) – Chris, the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season strengthened into a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale and additional strengthening is likely through Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Chris was located about 245 miles (390 km) east-southeast

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  • Chinese democracy activist sentenced to 13 years for 'subversion'
    AFP

    Chinese democracy activist sentenced to 13 years for ‘subversion’

    A prominent Chinese political campaigner was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Wednesday, a court in central China said. Qin Yongmin was found “guilty of subversion of state power,” the Wuhan City Intermediate People’s Court said on its official website. According to court records, it

  • UN to take up S.Sudan arms embargo
    AFP

    UN to take up S.Sudan arms embargo

    The UN Security Council is expected to vote this week on imposing an arms embargo against South Sudan, a US proposal which follows a power-sharing agreement between warring leaders. The United States is South Sudan’s biggest aid provider, and was a major backer of its 2011 independence from Sudan

  • Associated Press

    Vietnam arrests phone exec, gov’t official over fund losses

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former chairman of one of Vietnam’s largest mobile phone operators and a senior Communications Ministry official have been arrested for alleged economic mismanagement, the latest to fall in a widening crackdown on corruption by communist authorities.

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  • Japan PM to meet stranded evacuees in flood disaster zone
    AFP

    Japan PM to meet stranded evacuees in flood disaster zone

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe headed Wednesday to one of the areas worst-hit by record rains as the death toll rose to 179 and thousands of evacuees remained stranded in shelters. Abe, who cancelled a four-stop foreign trip planned for this week as the disaster worsened, was due to visit the

  • Ortega's VP wife says Nicaragua leaving 'darkness' behind
    AFP

    Ortega’s VP wife says Nicaragua leaving ‘darkness’ behind

    Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo on Tuesday said her violence-wracked country is leaving behind its “darkness,” and defended her government’s deadly crackdown against protesters seeking the ouster of her husband, President Daniel Ortega. Murillo spoke a day after hundreds of pro-government

  • Former Trump advisor Mike Flynn denies joining Qatar lobby firm
    AFP

    Former Trump advisor Mike Flynn denies joining Qatar lobby firm

    President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn denied Tuesday that he had joined a Washington firm that lobbies for Qatar. Earlier Tuesday Stonington, led by a former Republican campaign consultant and registered lobbyist Nick Muzin, announced that Flynn had signed on as

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  • Peace, love and no bodyguards for Mexico president-elect
    AFP

    Peace, love and no bodyguards for Mexico president-elect

    Mexico’s president-elect is vowing radical change. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the anti-establishment leftist elected in a landslide on July 1, has promised to lead his anti-corruption, pro-austerity charge by example, forswearing the presidential residence, the presidential jet, half the presidential

  • Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict
    AFP

    Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday issued a sweeping royal pardon for its soldiers deployed in Yemen, lifting any “military and disciplinary” penalties for troops taking part in its support of pro-government forces in the devastating conflict. Yemeni government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia and the

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  • Chinese democracy activist sentenced to 13 years for 'subversion'
    AFP

    Chinese democracy activist sentenced to 13 years for ‘subversion’

    A prominent Chinese political campaigner was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Wednesday, a court in central China said. Qin Yongmin was found “guilty of subversion of state power,” the Wuhan City Intermediate People’s Court said on its official website. At the time of his arrest in January

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  • Mexico president-elect to have Congressional majority: official results
    AFP

    Mexico president-elect to have Congressional majority: official results

    Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will have a majority in both houses of Congress, according to preliminary official results released Tuesday, cementing the anti-establishment leftist’s landslide win. Lopez Obrador’s coalition, led by his party, Morena, will have 307 seats

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  • A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world
    Associated Press

    A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

    In the darkness, down the twisting stone tunnels and through the murky water, they awaited an uncertain future. Outside, under the skies of a modern planet, cameras and bystanders and a rapt global audience of many millions looked toward the remote hills of northern Thailand, connected by cables and

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  • Colombian president vows to improve protection of rights activists
    AFP

    Colombian president vows to improve protection of rights activists

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday announced new measures to protect human rights activists, a week after the ombudsman revealed shocking murder statistics. “We categorically condemn and repudiate these murders and we won’t rest until we find and punish those responsible for

  • Brush fire prompts evacuation of Los Angeles observatory
    Reuters

    Brush fire prompts evacuation of Los Angeles observatory

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The landmark Griffith Observatory, a popular tourist attraction in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, was evacuated on Tuesday due to a brush fire that scorched a nearby swath of the surrounding park, authorities said. The blaze erupted shortly after 2 p.m. (

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  • NATO's paradox: united against Russia but divided by Trump
    Reuters

    NATO’s paradox: united against Russia but divided by Trump

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit from Wednesday looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War and with plans to expand further to curb Russian power. Accusations that Russia is

  • Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai
    Associated Press

    Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

    BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China.

  • A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal
    Associated Press

    A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A day-by-day look at the ordeal of 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks:

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  • 'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave
    Associated Press

    ‘Everyone is safe’ after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced

  • Chile miners urge rescued Thai boys to be wary of new-found fame
    Reuters

    Chile miners urge rescued Thai boys to be wary of new-found fame

    By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – As the world watched the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave, on the other side of the globe a group of Chilean miners followed the unfolding drama anxiously. The 33 former gold miners were themselves the focus of international

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  • Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors
    AFP

    Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

    Paul Pogba dedicated France’s World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand. The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside

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  • Associated Press

    China joins 20 most innovative economies, US falls to No. 6

    NEW YORK (AP) — China joined the world’s top 20 most innovative economies for the first time while the United States fell out of the five top-ranked countries, according to a report released Tuesday by one of its co-sponsors, the U.N. intellectual property agency.

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  • Column: PGA to May the critical piece in golf's new schedule
    Associated Press

    Column: PGA to May the critical piece in golf’s new schedule

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The timing for a revamped PGA Tour schedule could not have been more appropriate.

  • Associated Press

    Brazilian police move Australia slaying suspect to prison

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian man who has been charged with killing his Brazilian ex-girlfriend in Australia was transferred from a police station to a prison for pre-trial detention, Rio de Janeiro police said Tuesday evening.

  • Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal
    Associated Press

    Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the trade war between the world’s two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace.

  • Associated Press

    Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Spain-based sports media company must pay a hefty penalty after its U.S. affiliate pleaded guilty to charges it bribed Latin American soccer officials.

  • France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts
    AFP

    France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts

    France reached their third World Cup final after overcoming Belgium on Tuesday, sparking scenes of unconfined joy in Paris as tens of thousands of people poured into the streets. In scenes reminiscent of France’s 1998 World Cup win, delirious crowds surged up the Champs-Elysees avenue and surrounded

  • NATO's paradox: united against Russia but divided by Trump
    Reuters

    NATO’s paradox: united against Russia but divided by Trump

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit from Wednesday looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War and with plans to expand further to curb Russian power. Accusations that Russia is

  • US lists $200 bn in Chinese goods to be hit with tariffs
    AFP

    US lists $200 bn in Chinese goods to be hit with tariffs

    The United States late Tuesday listed the $200 billion in Chinese export goods that could be hit with tariffs of 10 percent as soon as September, escalating the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. President Donald Trump vowed to hit back after China retaliated for the first round

  • Brush fire prompts evacuation of landmark Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
    Reuters

    Brush fire prompts evacuation of landmark Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The landmark Griffith Observatory, a popular tourist attraction in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, was evacuated on Tuesday due to a brush fire near the facility in a corner of the surrounding park, authorities said. The blaze erupted shortly after 2 p.m.

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  • U.N. hails renewed ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, no word on sanctions
    Reuters

    U.N. hails renewed ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, no word on sanctions

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed warming ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, but diplomats said it stopped short of pledging that it could review sanctions on Eritrea after the United States, China, Britain, France and Ivory Coast raised concerns

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  • Column: With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty
    Associated Press

    Column: With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It’s good the French make lots of Champagne, because with the trophy-winning potential of its team that will play in the World Cup final on Sunday, they could be bathing in the stuff for years to come.

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  • Associated Press

    Narine’s 6-storm as Montreal beats WIndies B by 6 wickets

    Sunil Narine smashed nine sixes and Montreal Tigers had 15 balls to spare in a six-wicket victory over West Indies B on Tuesday at the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament.

  • Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final
    Associated Press

    Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They’re young, they’re brash and they’re collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title.

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  • Trump seen likely to support NATO's Article 5 but wants more spending
    Reuters

    Trump seen likely to support NATO’s Article 5 but wants more spending

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will likely declare U.S. support for NATO’s mutual defense doctrine while pressing for increased spending commitments from NATO allies at a high-stakes summit in Brussels, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. Trump arrived

  • Associated Press

    Former England batsman Boycott recovering from heart surgery

    Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott is recovering from quadruple open heart bypass surgery, his family said Tuesday.

  • Reuters

    Firecrackers cause stampede in Nice during World Cup; 27 hurt

    More than two dozen soccer fans were hurt in a stampede in Nice on Tuesday when revelers let off firecrackers moments before the final whistle of France’s World Cup semi-final win, a local official said. “There was a crowd surge after firecrackers were detonated,” Jean-Gabriel Delacroix

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  • WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup
    Associated Press

    WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what’s coming up at the World Cup:

  • Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis
    Associated Press

    Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Trump administration’s failed attempt to detain migrant families together indefinitely ran into a formidable obstacle in a judge whose upbringing was shaped as the daughter of immigrants and who previously rejected requests to allow the government to lock up children with their

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  • German neo-Nazi murder suspect faces verdict after five-year trial
    Reuters

    German neo-Nazi murder suspect faces verdict after five-year trial

    Prosecutors say Beate Zschaepe was part of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), whose members killed eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman over seven years from 2000. Zschaepe has denied taking part in the murders with two men, Uwe Boehnhardt and Uwe Mundlos.

  • E.Guinea opposition says prisoners still jailed despite amnesty
    AFP

    E.Guinea opposition says prisoners still jailed despite amnesty

    Equatorial Guinea’s main opposition leader said Tuesday that political prisoners remain locked up in the country despite authoritarian President Teodoro Obiang Nguema declaring a “total amnesty” last week. “The law is not enforced in Equatorial Guinea, the government does not respect

  • The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):

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  • Mexico president-elect strikes upbeat tone on Trump ahead of talks
    Reuters

    Mexico president-elect strikes upbeat tone on Trump ahead of talks

    By Ana Isabel Martinez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s incoming president on Tuesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his “respectful attitude” toward the next Mexican administration and held out hope for joint progress on tackling illegal migration ahead of a major meeting this

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  • Hurricane Chris seen staying well off U.S. Atlantic Coast
    Reuters

    Hurricane Chris seen staying well off U.S. Atlantic Coast

    (Reuters) – Chris, a storm churning off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states, strengthened to become a hurricane on Tuesday and was not expected to make landfall over the United States, the National Hurricane Center said. Chris was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) and was about 205

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  • AP PHOTOS: Goalkeeping heroics for a royal World Cup crowd
    Associated Press

    AP PHOTOS: Goalkeeping heroics for a royal World Cup crowd

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A beaming French president. A bummed Belgian king. A goalkeeper seemingly suspended in the air. Two of the World Cup’s most potent attacking teams produced just one goal but a bounty of unforgettable images when France and Belgium met in Tuesday’s semifinal in St

  • Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal
    Associated Press

    Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.

  • Trapped Thai boys being closely watched for health problems
    Associated Press

    Trapped Thai boys being closely watched for health problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 12 youth soccer teammates who were trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than two weeks are finally out, and now they are being closely monitored in a hospital.

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  • Mexico's incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-law
    Associated Press

    Mexico’s incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-law

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with U.S. President Donald Trump, and he was effusive Tuesday in praising the U.S. leader’s restraint in not bringing up his proposed border wall.

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  • Chris strengthens to hurricane: U.S. NHC
    Reuters

    Chris strengthens to hurricane: U.S. NHC

    (Reuters) – Chris has strengthened to become the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season as it moves away from the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. Hurricane Chris was about 205 miles (330 km) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained

  • Marsch hired by RB Leipzig after leaving Red Bulls
    Associated Press

    Marsch hired by RB Leipzig after leaving Red Bulls

    Jesse Marsch was hired as an assistant coach of RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga, four days after quitting as head coach of Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, which is owned by the same parent company.

  • Ex-Panama President Martinelli hospitalized before hearing
    Associated Press

    Ex-Panama President Martinelli hospitalized before hearing

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — The family and lawyers for former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli called again on Tuesday for his release from jail after he was hospitalized for a second time since his extradition from the United States last month.

  • Mahrez finally gets his dream move to Manchester City
    AFP

    Mahrez finally gets his dream move to Manchester City

    Algerian international Riyad Mahrez secured his move to Manchester City on Tuesday, with the Premier League champions paying a reported club-record £60 million ($79.6 million) for the winger. It comes seven months after City refused to pay Leicester’s asking price of £80 million, having offered

  • Less than half of 102 migrant children to rejoin parents by deadline
    AFP

    Less than half of 102 migrant children to rejoin parents by deadline

    US officials have said less than half of 102 young immigrant children in their custody would be reunited with their parents in time for a court-imposed deadline Tuesday, with the fate of dozens more still in limbo. Ordered by a judge to reunite all children under the age of five with their families

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  • Cuba reauthorizes private sector, but with tighter controls
    AFP

    Cuba reauthorizes private sector, but with tighter controls

    Cuba on Tuesday reauthorized private businesses after a year-long freeze, but with tighter controls than before on a segment of the economy that now makes up 13 percent of the Communist island’s workforce. The freeze had led to jitters among would-be entrepreneurs in Cuba’s budding private sector

  • As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers
    Associated Press

    As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers

    MUNICH (AP) — Families of the people killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany called Tuesday for an investigation to continue even as the trial of group’s only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week.

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  • Suicide bomber kills 12 at anti-Taliban party rally in Pakistan
    Reuters

    Suicide bomber kills 12 at anti-Taliban party rally in Pakistan

    By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up at an anti-Taliban political party’s rally in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 12 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police said. The attack on a meeting of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar

  • Erdogan says he won't let a peace deal hurt Turkish Cypriots
    Associated Press

    Erdogan says he won’t let a peace deal hurt Turkish Cypriots

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s president says he thinks the mindset of Greek Cypriots remains unchanged from when the latest effort to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus collapsed a year ago.

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  • U.S. judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto's Roundup to proceed to trial
    Reuters

    U.S. judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto’s Roundup to proceed to trial

    Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto Co by cancer survivors or families of those who died can proceed to trial, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, finding there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the cases that blame the company’s glyphosate-containing weed-killer for the disease. The decision

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  • Associated Press

    Vatican drafting guidelines on proper uses for sold churches

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don’t end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops.

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  • Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal
    Associated Press

    Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the trade war between the world’s two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace.

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  • Reuters

    Two policemen killed during protest in Azerbaijan: police

    BAKU (Reuters) – Two policemen were stabbed to death in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja during a demonstration on Tuesday that local media said was a protest against the arrest of a man accused of attacking the mayor. Between 150 and 200 people took part in the protest and 40 were detained, the police

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  • American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws from cabins, lounges
    Reuters

    American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws from cabins, lounges

    American Airlines on Tuesday said it plans to no longer offer plastic straws and stir sticks in its lounges and onboard its flights, amid a broader global push to abandon one-time use plastics. Starting this month, American said drinks in its airport lounges will no longer come with plastic utensils

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan government troops and allied fighters killed at least 232 civilians in a five-week period this year, hanging some people from trees and burning others alive, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.

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    Suicide bomber kills 12 in attack on Pakistan election rally

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say a suicide bomber killed a secular party leader and 11 supporters in an attack on an election rally Tuesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

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    Brazil court inundated with habeas corpus requests for Lula

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    South Africa charter plane crashes; 1 killed, 20 injured

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A charter plane crashed outside South Africa’s capital on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring nearly 20 others, with four of them briefly trapped inside the wreckage.

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    New Brazil labor minister named after ex-minister suspended

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer named a former judge to lead the Labor Ministry on Tuesday, following the suspension and resignation of the previous minister amid a fraud investigation.

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    AFP

    Assad’s son takes part in maths competition in Romania

    The teenage son of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania, where he has asked to be treated like any normal student, an education official said Tuesday. Hafez al-Assad, 16, is one of 615 students participating in the annual competition, which

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    US tightens visas for Myanmar, Laos

    The United States said Tuesday it was tightening the distribution of visas to Myanmar and Laos after both countries refused to accept their citizens deported from the country. Both Southeast Asian countries “have denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals ordered removed from the

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  • Reuters

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    Reuters

    EU council chief’s riposte to Trump: Respect the allies you have

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    Billie Jean King among athletes opposing IAAF hormone policy

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    AFP

    Trump lashes NATO allies as he lands for tense summit

    President Donald Trump told NATO allies to “reimburse” the United States for defence costs as he landed for the alliance’s most difficult summit in years. Trump touched down in Brussels aboard Air Force One hot on the heels of a stern warning from the EU’s top official that America

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    Associated Press

    The Latest: Suicide attack kills 12 at Pakistan rally

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on Pakistan’s preparations for elections later this month (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    2 police officers stabbed to death during Azerbaijan protest

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan’s Interior Ministry says two senior police officers have been killed in a clash with protesters.

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    Martin Luther letter critical of Jews is up for auction

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  • Associated Press

    Red Cross network urges end to mistreatment of migrants

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s largest humanitarian network is urging governments to end mistreatment of vulnerable migrants and remove barriers that prevent them from obtaining food, health care and legal services.

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  • The Latest: US concerned for freed widow's brother in China
    Associated Press

    The Latest: US concerned for freed widow’s brother in China

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the release of the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow, Liu Xia, from house arrest (all times local):

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  • Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery
    AFP

    Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery

    A Florida media company pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing soccer officials and agreed — with its Spanish parent company — to pay more than $24 million in fines, the latest scalps in a sweeping US prosecution of FIFA corruption. Imagina US pleaded guilty over bribes to senior officials of the Caribbean

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  • Assad's son wants "normal" treatment at maths competition in Romania
    AFP

    Assad’s son wants “normal” treatment at maths competition in Romania

    The teenage son of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has asked to be treated as a “normal student” while competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania, an education official said Tuesday. Hafez al-Assad, 16, is one of the 615 students participating in the annual competition

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  • Associated Press

    Pussy Riot activist hauled to court over community service

    MOSCOW (AP) — An activist from Russian punk collective Pussy Riot says she has been brought to court for failing to perform the community service that was her sentence for protesting outside Russia’s top KGB successor agency.

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  • Sex, texts and politics: the 'FBI lovers' in Trump's sights
    AFP

    Sex, texts and politics: the ‘FBI lovers’ in Trump’s sights

    Like any caring lover, Peter Strzok was there with reassurances when girlfriend Lisa Page confessed deep fears about the future under a Donald Trump presidency in a late-night text message in August 2016. Both appear this week before Congressional panels where Republicans aim to show that their political

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  • Pompeo accuses Iran of using embassies for terror plots
    Associated Press

    Pompeo accuses Iran of using embassies for terror plots

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of using its embassies to plot terrorist attacks in Europe and warned Tehran that its actions have “a real high cost” after it threatened to disrupt Mideast oil supplies.

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  • Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU
    AFP

    Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU

    Austria’s hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said Tuesday he would push to change the EU’s migration policy so it is no longer possible to make asylum requests on European soil. “That would be a proposal,” the minister of the far-right FPOE party told journalists in Vienna.

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  • Associated Press

    The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending July 8, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :

  • Trump lands in Europe, says Putin 'easiest' of his meetings
    Associated Press

    Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe’s wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations
    Associated Press

    The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    President Donald Trump arrives in Brussels on eve of high-stakes NATO meetings after blasting allies on defense spending

    BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump arrives in Brussels on eve of high-stakes NATO meetings after blasting allies on defense spending.

  • Associated Press

    The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 8, 2018:

  • Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses
    Associated Press

    Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

    HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba’s communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday.

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  • Associated Press

    Wimbledon glance: Federer on No. 1 Court for quarterfinals

    LONDON (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:

  • All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave
    AFP

    All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

    The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that captivated the world. Elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs extracted the final batch

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