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  • Iran captured members of ISIS planning suicide attacks
    2017-06-24 17:15:27 UTC
    TEHRAN — Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday. Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arr...

  • Germany: Trump, Putin and Erdogan behaved like "autocratic rulers"
    2017-06-24 08:34:19 UTC
    BERLIN — The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday. Martin Schulz, who is ...

  • The world is looking at Germany: Leadership is about freedom
    2017-06-23 18:12:51 UTC
    What does the word "German" mean to people? It's a popular debate topic in the country. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel has put forth her own answer. It's a typical Merkel-style response, says Ines Pohl. — Expectations are weighing more heavily...

  • Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
    2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC
    Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. "Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he add...

  • Sanders Calls Trump & Republicans Healthcare Plan 'Barbaric'
    2017-06-23 04:36:18 UTC
    In an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained why the newly-release Affordable Health Care Act is “the most harmful piece of legislation” he’s ever seen. “If you throw over 23 million people off of health insuran...

  • Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
    2017-06-23 01:00:20 UTC
    Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...

  • Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced and he should be freed: Federal judge
    2017-06-22 22:18:45 UTC
    CHICAGO — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series <strong>,i>"Making a Murderer"</strong></i> was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan...

  • Republican Health Care Bill: A Massive Reduction in Medicaid Spending
    2017-06-22 17:32:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs. With Democrats deeply opposed ...

  • George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion
    2017-06-22 00:12:49 UTC
    LONDON — Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market. Diageo said on Wednesday...

  • ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared 'caliphate'
    2017-06-21 22:19:21 UTC
    <blockquote>MOSUL/ERBIL, IRAQ — ISIS Islamic State militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed i...

  • California: Earthquake Rattles East Bay
    2017-06-21 21:59:06 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>earthquake, earthquakes today, earthquake today, earthquake bay area, usgs earthquake map, usgs</h3><hr> <strong>Bay Area</strong> — Dozens of residents of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, El Sobrante, Richmond reported feeling the...

  • Is Trump under investigation?
    2017-06-21 20:00:10 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Mueller is investigating al...

  • #Election2016: US has evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 states
    2017-06-21 16:35:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states' election systems in last year's presidential race, a Department of Homeland Security official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department's acting deputy undersecretary of cy...

  • U.S. has limited options on North Korea without Chinese
    2017-06-21 06:55:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. Tr...

  • Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
    2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Linco...

  • Ford announces a new manufacturing investment in China
    2017-06-20 17:58:55 UTC
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON — Ford will export the next-generation Focus compact car from China to North America in 2019, rather than from Mexico as earlier planned, saving the company $500 million, a top executive said on Tuesday. It is the first major...

  • Any association with Trump is a kiss of death
    2017-06-20 07:04:11 UTC
    In Europe, any association with Trump is a kiss of death. As far as Europe’s far right is concerned, Trump is a loser. He is the nemesis of an intensifying European far right movement that has suddenly turned sour. Like the Black Plague of mid...

  • U.S. student who was returned from North Korea has died
    2017-06-20 00:38:01 UTC
    U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday. "Unfortunately, the awful tortur...

  • Macron wins strong parliamentary majority
    2017-06-19 05:05:50 UTC
    PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate for pro-business reforms. The result, based on official figures and pol...

  • Iran and China joint military exercise in Persian Gulf
    2017-06-18 16:41:18 UTC
    Tehran — Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and is lik...

  • Iraqi forces started storming ISIS-held Old City of Mosul
    2017-06-18 08:15:45 UTC
    Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said. The historic district is the last still under control of the militants in the northern Iraqi city, which used to be their capital in Ir...

  • French parliamentary elections: Macron expected to win big
    2017-06-18 06:18:22 UTC
    Voters in mainland France are casting their ballots on Sunday for the 577-member National Assembly, in the second and final bout in France's legislative election. Pollsters predict that Macron's 15-month-old centrist La Republique en Marche (Th...

  • NBC viewers are calling for boycotts Megyn Kelly interview
    2017-06-17 07:47:14 UTC
    NEW YORK — Infowars came to my hometown three years ago. Dan Bidondi, who identified himself as a reporter for the website that hawks extremist views and fake news, arrived with a video camera at the municipal center of Newtown, Connecticut, to co...

  • Trump owes at least $315.6 million to German and other lenders
    2017-06-17 07:34:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, U.S. and other lenders as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Eth...

  • Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, "a great European," dies at 87
    2017-06-17 07:13:46 UTC
    BERLIN — Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany's 1990 reunification and mentor to Angela Merkel, has died at age 87, his Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) said on Friday. The mass-selling newspaper Bild reported that Kohl...