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Trump's consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict

Sunday  00:55,   16 june 2019
washingtonpost

The president, who insists he wants to avoid a Middle East war, faces a difficult choice: step back to reduce tensions or act unilaterally and risk confrontation. The administration’s critics say it is trying to provoke Iran to break the 2015... >>>

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Saturday  23:55,   15 june 2019
msn

The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire ravaged its roof and toppled its... >>>

At Mexico's southern border, migrants feel the pinch of a crackdown spurred by US

Saturday  22:15,   15 june 2019
latimes

Long lines of migrants, mostly Central Americans, line up daily outside the Tapachula offices of the refugee agencies of Mexico and the United Nations. Meanwhile, a polyglot throng including people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean regularly... >>>

London stabbings: Two teenagers die minutes apart during violent night

Saturday  22:10,   15 june 2019
cnn

The Mayor of London said he was "sickened" after a bloody night in the city saw four people stabbed and a teenager shot dead, in a spate of separate incidents that further highlight the surge in violent crime in Britain's capital. Police said 14... >>>

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker in Iran starts hunger strike: husband

Saturday  21:35,   15 june 2019
reuters

A British-Iranian aid worker jailed in Tehran has begun a hunger strike to demand release, her husband said on Saturday, adding he would support her by fasting outside Iran's embassy in London. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the... >>>

The U.S. Has Turned Up Pressure on Iran. See the Timeline of Events.

Saturday  21:25,   15 june 2019
nytimes

The attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday have again sent the United States and Iran, two longtime adversaries, hurtling toward potential... >>>

Upsurge of Asylum Requests Tests Mexico

Saturday  18:55,   15 june 2019
online.wsj

As Mexico pledges to step up its efforts to stop migrants from crossing its territory to reach the U.S., it is facing an upsurge in asylum requests at its own southern border. At the offices of the federal refugee agency in Tapachula, near the... >>>

Venezuelans adopt recycling habits amid economic uncertainty

Saturday  18:25,   15 june 2019
msn

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U.S. allows Iraq to import Iranian energy for three more months - Iraqi officials

Saturday  16:52,   15 june 2019
reuters

The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to U.S. sanctions for Baghdad, two government sources said on Saturday. One of the sources, who asked not to be named, said... >>>

Iranians fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says

Saturday  16:35,   15 june 2019
cnn

In the hours before the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Iranians spotted a US drone flying overhead and launched a surface-to-air missile at the unmanned aircraft, a US official told CNN.... >>>

Worshippers in hard hats to attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire

Saturday  16:15,   15 june 2019
reuters

Worshippers in hard hats to attend Notre-Dame's first mass since... >>>

Slovakia’s First Female President, Zuzana Caputova, Takes Office in a Divided Country

Saturday  16:05,   15 june 2019
nytimes

Zuzana Caputova had been battling to close a toxic landfill in her hometown, Pezinok, in southwestern Slovakia for years when she learned that the wife of her closest colleague had been stricken with an aggressive form of... >>>

Mortar attack on Iraqi base home to US troops; no casualties

Saturday  16:05,   15 june 2019
msn

The Iraqi military says three mortar shells have hit an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing a small fire but no casualties. The military statement says the attack on Balad air base occurred early... >>>

Amanda Knox on tearful return to Italy: 'I am not a monster'

Saturday  15:10,   15 june 2019
cnn

The couple gazes brightly at the camera, posing for a selfie like the thousands posted on Instagram every day. "Here we go Wish us, 'Buon viaggio!'" the accompanying caption reads. Such hopes for "a good trip" would be unremarkable, were it not for... >>>

Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism

Saturday  13:15,   15 june 2019
cnn

Venice is straining under the huge numbers of visitors that flock to see its canals and architecture. The Italian city has plans to restrict them, but will these measures allay fears it will become a theme... >>>