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U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:45:20 EDT

The State Department said it will ban travel by Americans to North Korea starting next month, citing ‘mounting concerns’ about the risk of arrest and detention in the wake of the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier.image

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China Portrays U.S. Trade Talks in Glowing Light

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:19:22 EDT

Although little progress was made at Washington-Beijing trade negotiations this week, Beijing appeared a day later to want to project stability ahead of major leadership shuffle.image

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U.S. and Exxon Spar Over Russia Sanctions Violation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:23:23 EDT

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil Corp. for what it called a “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s chief executive, a finding the company immediately said it would challenge.image

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Among Iraqis Freed From ISIS, Resentment Festers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:31:54 EDT

Iraq’s government is struggling to rebuild Sunni areas liberated from Islamic State—a challenge in any effort to end a cycle of sectarianism and an insurgency that has been pushed underground. image

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Poland Moves to Replace Supreme Court, Despite Protests

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:07:53 EDT

Poland’s lower chamber of parliament approve a bill that would allow the government to replace every judge on the Supreme Court, a move opposition politicians and European Union leaders warned undermines democracy in the once-communist nation.image

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Quake Kills Two in Greece, Injures 120, Some Critically

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:58:00 EDT

Two people were killed and dozens were injured when a powerful earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea, shaking major Greek and Turkish tourist destinations in the early hours.image

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Hackers in U.A.E. Linked to Cyberattack in Qatar

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:11:04 EDT

Qatar said hackers in the United Arab Emirates were linked to a cyberattack on its state-run media, an episode that helped spark the Gulf’s worst diplomatic crisis in decades. image

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The Big Question for More Than Four Million People After Brexit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:57:46 EDT

After the second round of Brexit talks between U.K. and EU representatives, officials said differences are narrowing on future rights of EU citizens in Britain, but the big question of whose courts enforce any deal looms unsolved. image

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Preliminary Probe Results Point to U.S. Navy Fault in Deadly Collision

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:45:11 EDT

A preliminary investigation has found that the Navy was likely at fault for last month’s deadly collision off the coast of Japan that killed seven American sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald, a U.S. defense official said Friday. image

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Saudi Arabia Overhauls Security Apparatus

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:17:23 EDT

Saudi Arabia announced far-reaching changes to its security framework, establishing a new entity in charge of national security that will report directly to the Saudi monarch. image

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Photos: In Jerusalem, Clashes Occur After Morning Prayers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:54:45 EDT

Thousands of Muslims prayed in the streets near a contested shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City to protest the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. Some 3,000 Israeli police were deployed, who turned away Muslim men under the age of 50. image

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