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'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 [...]

Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

Friday  14:36,   23 june 2017
Al Jazeera

Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military baseTurkey has rejected a call from four Arab countries to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented[...]

As inter-Arab crisis escalates, Qatar pins hopes on U.S.

Friday  14:36,   23 june 2017
CBS News

As neighbors hand Qatar list of demands, Qatari diplomat tells CBS News her country being maligned with "terrorism card" for its "openness"A copy of the list obtained by The Associated Press shows the four countries are[...]

Fears Grow That U.S. Is Inching Toward Bigger Role in Syria War

Friday  14:21,   23 june 2017
The New York Times

Recently the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane, come close to shooting another and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.WASHINGTON — To hear the Pentagon tell it, the United States still has no[...]

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Friday  14:00,   23 june 2017
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