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Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

Thursday  02:15,   19 july 2018
msn

Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the country. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency said Wednesday that two Canadair CL-415 water-bombing planes on loan from Italy joined the [...]
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Turkey Resists Pressure to Release American Pastor From Jail

Thursday  01:46,   19 july 2018
nytimes

Andrew Brunson, one of 20 Americans swept up by Turkey after a coup attempt two years ago, is accused of terrorism and espionage.SAKRAN, Turkey — A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered an American pastor accused of espionage to remain incarcerated,[...]

Haley calls human rights council UN's 'greatest failure'

Thursday  01:31,   19 july 2018
msn

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday described the Human Rights Council as the "greatest failure" of the United Nations as she defended the US decision to quit the UN body. Haley told the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington that [...]

Trump on whether he holds Putin responsible: "I would, because he’s in charge of the country"

Thursday  01:06,   19 july 2018
cbsnews

The commander-in-chief sat down for his second interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor in the last few daysPresident Trump told "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor Wednesday it's "true" Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and he "would" [...]

Iran Calls Israel’s Reported Theft of Nuclear Trove ‘Laughably Absurd’

Thursday  00:29,   19 july 2018
nytimes

The Iranians were responding to what Israel has described as documents it said Mossad agents stole from a Tehran warehouse that showed work on bombs.Iran has denied as “laughably absurd” a detailed Israeli claim that intelligence agents stole[...]

Cuba's New Constitution to Allow Private Property

Thursday  00:10,   19 july 2018
newsweek

The new national framework will also emphasize the "importance of foreign investment for the economic development of the country."According to state media, the new constitution will allow for “the recognition of the role of the market and[...]

Nicaragua forces seize opposition stronghold on eve of revolution anniversary

Wednesday  23:35,   18 july 2018
msn

Forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega asserted control over a key opposition stronghold on Wednesday after a long battle that has sharpened international condemnation and alarm over Nicaragua's violent political crisis.Forces loyal to[...]

How China Built an Army of Influence Agents in the U.S.

Wednesday  22:45,   18 july 2018
thedailybeast

In May, a classified Australian government report revealed that the Chinese Communist Party had spent the last decade attempting to influence every level of that nation’s government and politics. “Unlike Russia, which seems to be as much for a good[...]

100 years since his birth, S. Africa pays tribute to Mandela

Wednesday  20:15,   18 july 2018
msn

South Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project.Mandela's birthday on July 18 is celebrated annually around the world with charitable works, and the Nelson Mandela[...]

Trial against US pastor resumes in Turkey

Wednesday  12:31,   18 july 2018
msn

The trial of a U.S. pastor who is accused of aiding terror groups and engaging in espionage has resumed in a town in western Turkey. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was arrested in [...]

U.S. pays Trump's Scotland golf resort $77,000 ahead of visit

Wednesday  09:00,   18 july 2018
reuters

The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for[...]

Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland

Wednesday  09:00,   18 july 2018
thehill

A Secret Service agent who accompanied President Trump on his trip to Europe died in a hospital after suffering a stroke in Scotland, the agency announced on Tuesday. The agent suffered a stroke during Trump's July 15 stay at his Turnberry golf[...]

Russia Military Tech Turns Troops, Tanks 'Invisible'

Wednesday  07:23,   18 july 2018
newsweek

The CEO of Russia's Rostec state corporation said that the company developed "a coating that, like a chameleon, mimics the color of the environment."Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Russian state corporation Rostec, said Tuesday that his[...]

Iran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions

Wednesday  06:45,   18 july 2018
nytimes

The action asked the International Court of Justice to declare that the sanctions reimposed on May 8 should be terminated “without delay.”The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, said in a statement on[...]

Iran Officially Takes U.S. to Court Over Nuclear Deal

Wednesday  04:45,   18 july 2018
newsweek

The U.S. is legally "obliged to stop these international breaches and compensate for all the damage inflicted," Iran says.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) confirmed that the suit has been filed, Radio Free Europe reported. Iranian [...]