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Trump calls for Iran to release American detainees

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:12:00 GMT

President Donald Trump warned Friday that Iran risked facing “new and serious consequences” if it did not release all wrongfully detained Americans there and allow them to leave the Muslim country. Specifically, Trump called for American law ...

Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:11:00 GMT

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency, according to court filings obtained by The Associated Press on Friday. The filings from 2011 and 2012 show that ...

Palestinian fatally stabs 3 Israelis after deadly clashes near Jerusalem holy site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:30:00 GMT

A Palestinian assailant snuck into a home in a West Bank settlement Friday and stabbed three Israelis to death, the head of the country's rescue services said. An Israeli news site said those killed in the settlement of Halamish were two men and a woman ...

In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:52:00 GMT

When Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya last summer, she was introduced to him as a "Russian government attorney" with dirt on Hillary Clinton. After it turned out that Veselnitskaya couldn't deliver the goods, the meeting ended quickly.

Polish Senate Defies Allies, Protesters in Passing Court Revamp

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:07:00 GMT

Poland’s parliament defied international allies including the U.S. and approved legislation that gives the ruling political party extensive control over the judiciary. After clearing the lower house, the 100-seat upper chamber passed the bill early ...

Sean Spicer Resigns As Press Secretary In White House Communications Shake-Up

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:32:00 GMT

The White House communications operation underwent a dramatic shake-up Friday. Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary, after President Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci, a wealthy New York financier, as his communications director. Appearing on camera ...

Errant U.S. bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:28:00 GMT

The Helmand provincial police chief says an errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others. Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday that the death toll in Friday's airstrike was determined after a ...

It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:09:00 GMT

With its latest move to purge the country’s Supreme Court and turn judges into political appointees, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party has ramped up its assault on democratic checks and balances. Buoyed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent ...

Officials "very sorry" for fining little girl over lemonade stand

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:41:00 GMT

A girl works her pop-up lemonade stand in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets, for which she and her father were cited by authorities for unlicensed vending. The council apologized for the overstep and cancelled the fine. LONDON-- A British man and ...

Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:12:00 GMT

The Pentagon is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars meant to reimburse Pakistan for its fight against terrorist groups, citing Islamabad’s failure to take “sufficient action” against the Haqqani Network, an offshoot of the Taliban based in ...

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Calls for Cutting Ties to Israel

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:31:00 GMT

JERUSALEM—Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas suspended all contact with Israel on Friday after new security measures around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site set off a wave of widespread violence that left at least six people dead. Israeli security ...

Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:08:00 GMT

KOS, Greece — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and ...

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:19:00 GMT

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank ...

Sean Spicer's Leaving White House, Not Necessarily TV Screens

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:32:00 GMT

New York (AP) -- He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television. Spicer quit as White House press secretary Friday, ushered out with the wish that "I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount ...

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