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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

  June 30, 2020   In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend a protest inside Tehran University while anti-riot Iranian police prevent them to join other protestors, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo, File)   By Nasser Karimi | The Associated ...

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Taliban reaffirm commitment to US deal in Pompeo call

  June 30, 2020   The Taliban spokesman said Baradar and Pompeo discussed concerns about the deal, including intra-Afghan talks The Afghan government in Kabul has said it has freed nearly 4,000 Taliban prisoners so far in a bid to kickstart the negotiations Pompeo acknowledged the Taliban had refrained from attacking urban centers and military bases under the deal. (File/AFP) ...

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In Court, Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers Say Officials Have Biased the Case

  June 30, 2020   The Minneapolis police chief recently described George Floyd’s death as murder. Lawyers for the four officers charged in the case say that may have biased potential jurors. From left, the former officers Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, who are charged in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Credit…Hennepin County Jail, ...

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Iranian fleet accused of stealing Somalian fish despite acute food shortage

  June 29, 2020   Evidence from NGOs suggests fleet of up to 192 Iranian vessels could be one of the largest illegal fishing operations in the world The Iranian fleet is thought to be six times the size of the Chinese tuna fleet licensed to sustainably fish Somalia’s waters. Photograph: US Navy/Getty Images   By Karen McVeigh | The ...

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‘Annexation is illegal. Period’: UN rights chief warns Israel against West Bank move

  June 29, 2020   The United Nations top human rights official Michelle Bachelet called on Israel on Monday to halt its “illegal” plans to annex part of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank and warned it could lead to deadly clashes. A US proposal for Middle East peace has paved the way for Israeli annexation of settlements in ...

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci indicted for war crimes, cancels White House meeting

  June 29, 2020   Thaci’s office said he had cancelled a trip to the White House in Washington for U.S.-mediated talks with Serbia on normalizing relations. Kosovan President Hashim Thaci Armend Nimani / AFP – Getty Images file   By REUTERS   PRISTINA – A special prosecutor’s office dealing with Kosovo’s 1998-99 uprising against Serbian rule said on Wednesday ...

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EU to prepare list of Covid-safe nations by Tuesday, Spain says

  June 29, 2020   EU officials are preparing a list of 15 countries that are safe for open borders based on epidemiological criteria. PHOTO: REUTERS   By REUTERS   MADRID – The European Union will have a list of Covid-19-safe countries for travel purposes ready by Tuesday (June 30) at the latest, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said ...

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Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

  June 29, 2020   President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks on he South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from Wisconsin. ALEX BRANDON / AP PHOTO   By Zeke Miller, James Laporta and Deb Riechmann | The Associated Press   WASHINGTON – President ...

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Somali Elections Won’t Take Place on Schedule

  June 28, 2020   FILE – A Somali lawmaker casts her vote to elect a new president, inside Mogadishu airport, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP   By Harun Maruf | VOA News   Somalia’s electoral commission has announced that upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections will not take place on time, as scheduled. The chairperson of the ...

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Biden, Trump campaigns release staff diversity data

  June 28, 2020   People of color comprise 36 percent of the Biden campaign’s senior staff and 25 percent of the Trump campaign’s senior advisers. In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on May 15, ...

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