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Doubts looms over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:59:00 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia – Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades ...
Family separations at the border: How did we get here?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:44:00 GMT
The Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families are apprehended crossing the border illegally caught many Americans by surprise. Where did the policy come from, and what’s new about it? Here are answers to some ...
Angela Merkel Is Fighting for Her Political Life. Here's What to Know
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:14:00 GMT
Sean Gallup—Getty Images By Billy Perrigo 11:10 AM EDT German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a political crisis that could reshape Europe’s migration crisis and potentially end her ten years in power. A standoff at the top level of government over ...
Over 30 killed after 2 suicide bombs hit end-of-Ramadan celebration in Nigeria
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:09:00 GMT
A terror attack in northeast Nigeria has left more than 30 dead and scores injured despite ongoing military efforts to restore peace in the region. Twin suicide bombs went off during a celebration for the end of Ramadan over the weekend and were reportedly ...
'Be Careful': SNP Warns UK Govt of Tipping Scotland Towards Independence
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:27:00 GMT
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The British government is fuelling support for Scottish independence by overriding the devolved Edinburgh assembly's wishes over Brexit, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Britain's parliament warned on Monday.
Israeli PM Netanyahu meets Jordan King Abdullah II in Amman
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:18:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman to discuss regional developments in a quick visit to the Jordanian capital. "Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel's commitment to maintaining the status quo at ...
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions case
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:55:00 GMT
German authorities on Monday arrested the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. The move follows a search of Stadler's private residence last week, ordered by Munich ...
After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:00 GMT
Ahmed Alaa describes raising a rainbow flag at a crowded concert in Cairo last September as "the best moment" of his life. In photos from the event, he looks ecstatic as he waves the flag in the spotlights of the outdoor stage hosting the Lebanese indie ...
Gruesome rape, murder of Kashmir girl raises tensions
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:52:00 GMT
JAMMU AND KASHMIR, Pakistan – The gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year has drawn international media attention, and cast an uneasy spotlight on the horrific and often underreported abuses ...
US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:23:00 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin's government was turning to "old Soviet practices" to deny rights to ...
Japan, Immigration, World Cup: Your Tuesday Briefing
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:19:00 GMT
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Earthquake in Japan, vigils in Australia and a showdown in Washington. Here’s what you need to know. The Senate is preparing to vote on a defense bill that could restore penalties ...
Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:38:00 GMT
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Monday sacked the head of its entertainment authority, state media said, amid a multi-billion dollar drive to turn the conservative kingdom into a culture and entertainment hub. "Ahmad al-Khatib, chairman of the Saudi General ...
Fact Check: Trump’s False and Misleading Claims About Crime and Immigration in Germany
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:13:00 GMT
BERLIN — President Trump castigated the German government on Monday for its open-door policy toward migrants, saying that it was responsible for an increase in crime and could conceivably lead to the downfall of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition.
Japan earthquake kills 4 and raises fears of aftershocks
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:05:00 GMT
TOKYO — A child and three elderly people were killed by a strong earthquake that struck a bustling metropolitan area in western Japan on Monday. The magnitude 6.1 quake brought down walls in Osaka and surrounding areas — and raised fears of landslides ...
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