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Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM

Monday  16:46,   17 june 2019
reuters

Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.... >>>

A New Migrant Surge at the Border, This One From Central Africa

Monday  16:21,   17 june 2019
nytimes

African migrants have shown up at the border in the past, but only in small numbers, making the sudden arrival of more than 700 all the more surprising to Border Patrol officials. From fiscal years 2007 to 2018, a total of 25 migrants from Congo and >>>

At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes

Monday  16:05,   17 june 2019
reuters

At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.... >>>

Iran Threatens to Violate Nuclear Deal’s Limits on Uranium Enrichment

Monday  15:27,   17 june 2019
nytimes

Iran announced on Monday that it would soon exceed the limits on the nuclear fuel it is permitted to possess under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the United States withdrew from last year, leaving the door open to an “unlimited rise” in... >>>

China won't allow Hong Kong leader to step down despite mass unrest - HK official

Monday  15:02,   17 june 2019
reuters

Beijing won't let Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, step down even if she wanted to, a senior city government official close to her said on Monday, adding that a divisive extradition law she delayed on the weekend was effectively withdrawn.... >>>

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Monday  13:45,   17 june 2019
msn

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in... >>>

5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'

Monday  13:03,   17 june 2019
usatoday

Hong Kong protests, the Raptors parade and more news to start your... >>>

Vatican formally opens debate on married priests for Amazon

Monday  12:55,   17 june 2019
msn

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The proposal was in a working document... >>>

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Monday  12:30,   17 june 2019
msn

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran has the need for uranium enriched up to 20%, just... >>>

Argentina does not believe a cyber attack caused massive blackout across South America

Monday  12:30,   17 june 2019
cnn

Argentina's Energy Secretary said he does not believe a cyber attack caused a massive power outage left tens of millions of people in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in darkness for several hours on Sunday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],... >>>

G-20 urges ‘voluntary action’ on marine plastic crisis but fails to agree on common approach

Monday  11:52,   17 june 2019
bostonglobe

Agreeing on a common approach to the problem has proved problematic, with the United States blocking demands to set a global target to significantly reduce or phase out single-use plastics. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Europe's air forces risk falling behind as US and China bulk up

Monday  06:25,   17 june 2019
msn

As European leaders prepare to formalise Monday the launch of a next-generation combat jet, analysts warn the continent's air forces are increasingly outpaced by American and soon Chinese aerospace industries that are swimming in cash.... >>>

Italian 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

Monday  06:00,   17 june 2019
msn

An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run, police said... >>>

President's Trump national security team expected to discuss sending more US military force to Middle East in wake of tanker attacks

Monday  05:15,   17 june 2019
cnn

President Donald Trump's national security team is expected to discuss in detail this week whether to send additional US military force to the Middle East in the wake of last week's attack on two oil tankers, according to two US officials with... >>>

Pompeo says there is more evidence that Iran attacked tankers

Monday  05:10,   17 june 2019
bostonglobe

Questions have swirled in recent days around the evidence and the interpretation of it, in part because allies and some members of Congress question the administration’s credibility. Though Pompeo called the evidence ‘‘unmistakable,’’ many countries >>>