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Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers: Germany's Schulz

Saturday  08:00,   24 june 2017
Reuters

<p>The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday.</p>Martin Schulz, who[...]

ISIS makes bloody last stand in Mosul

Saturday  07:45,   24 june 2017
CBS News

<p>Iraqi government forces backed by the U.S. are on the verge of re-taking the city of Mosul.</p>MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi government forces backed by the U.S. are on the verge of re-taking the city of[...]

Analysis | The 12 months in which Britain turned from a seemingly confident leader into a stretched nation

Saturday  07:05,   24 june 2017
MSN

The 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union has created a national identity crisis.Although less populous than France or Germany, Britain remained a political and economic world leader, and was the dream destination for Europeans in awe of[...]

North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much.

Saturday  07:05,   24 june 2017
The New York Times

<p>When Otto Warmbier died this week after a long detention in North Korea, Young Pioneer Tours, the company that arranged his trip there, announced that it would no longer sell such excursions to United States citizens.&nbsp;</p>When Otto [...]

'The Last Battle for Democracy in Venezuela'

Saturday  04:05,   24 june 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

Under Nicolás Maduro, a country that had been one of Latin America’s wealthiest is having its democratic institutions shredded amid rising poverty and corruption.Mr. Chávez’s successor, President Nicolás Maduro, has called for a National[...]

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Saturday  03:15,   24 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to[...]

Qatar says demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic'

Saturday  01:10,   24 june 2017
Reuters

Qatar is reviewing a list of demands presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, but said on Saturday the list was not reasonable or actionable. "We are reviewing these demands out of respect for ... regional[...]

C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage

Saturday  00:35,   24 june 2017
The New York Times

The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012.WASHINGTON — In the early days of the Trump administration, national security officials began exploring ways to free Austin[...]

May Sketches Post-Brexit Rights for EU Citizens in the U.K.

Friday  22:51,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard residency rights of European Union citizens currently living in the U.K. met a tepid reception both in Europe and at home, with EU counterparts and London Mayor Sadiq Khan stressing that many issues [...]

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

Friday  19:35,   23 june 2017
Reuters

<p>In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election.</p>While both May's Conservatives and[...]

If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

Friday  19:35,   23 june 2017
Reuters

<p>If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.</p>Experts on Islamist groups see no[...]

They Fled North Korea for a London Suburb, but Are Paying a Heavy Price

Friday  17:46,   23 june 2017
NBC News

The London suburb of New Malden has become an improbable home to hundreds of North Korean defectors — earning it the nickname "Little Pyongyang.""My big brother is currently in prison in North Korea and he's not getting released any time[...]

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Friday  16:45,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>A Pakistani government official says twin bombings, minutes apart, have hit a crowded market in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing at least 15 people and wounding 70.</p>A Pakistani government official says twin bombings, [...]

Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

Friday  15:50,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. the destroyer flooded berthsThe Japan-based 7th Fleet said Friday that Brian Fort[...]

London mosque driver charged with 'terrorism-related murder'

Friday  15:02,   23 june 2017
AFP

The British van driver who mowed down Muslim worshippers near a London mosque this week was charged Friday with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, officials said. Darren Osborne, 47, will appear before magistrates in central London later [...]