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8 killed as Israel strikes Gaza tunnel, Palestinian Health Ministry says – CNN

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Catalonia Leader Turns Up in Belgium After Spain Seeks Prosecution – New York Times

Mr. Bekaert emphasized his “more than 30 years of experience with extradition and political asylum” cases, including with Basques who were fighting extradition to Spain to face trial on terrorism charges. Belgium is virtually the only national government in Europe that has been even remotely sympathetic to Mr. Puigdemont’s pleas for mediation, not least perhaps […]

Powerful lobbyist Tony Podesta steps down amid Mueller’s Russia probe – Washington Post

Last week, Tony Podesta, an eminence in the annals of Washington lobbying, threw one of his signature events, a big birthday bash at his stately stone manse in Kalorama. His guests thought he was on top of his world, one of the men who makes the city go. On Monday, hours after the first indictments […]

Danish inventor, charged with journalist’s gruesome death, admits to dismembering her body – Washington Post

Danish inventor Peter Madsen admitted to dismembering the body of freelance journalist Kim Wall, Danish police said Monday, marking the latest shift in Madsen’s explanation for how Wall’s severed body sank to the sea floor off the coast of Copenhagen. Madsen still maintains he did not kill Wall, according to a police news release, now claiming Wall […]

The Energy 202: What Whitefish really reveals about the Trump administration – Washington Post

THE LIGHTBULB Donald Trump speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House as Ryan Zinke, left, listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Want to read more about the Trump administration’s energy and environmental policies? Get Dino’s daily tipsheet. So much of the news coverage about restoring power to Puerto Rico concerns a tiny town more than 3,000 […]

Kurdish Leader Quits, Latest Fallout From Much-Criticized Independence Vote – New York Times

Mr. Barzani’s belligerent tone came after weeks of humiliating battlefield defeats for Kurdish fighters against overpowering force deployed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq in retaliation for holding the referendum. The Kurdish government has also lost its main economic assets and several major oil fields, and has been met with almost complete international isolation. […]

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Madrid demonstrators turn out in Barcelona – Washington Post

BARCELONA — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards filled the streets of this city Sunday to show they are against an independent state in Catalonia and for the central government’s takeover of the breakaway republic. And, many added, they wanted to see the leaders of the attempted secession punished. It was not so much a protest […]

Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN

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If North Korea Is Preparing for Nuclear War, All of Asia Needs Nuclear Weapons, Says Henry Kissinger – Newsweek

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former Secretary of State and Cold War strategist Henry R. Kissinger warned that East Asia is racing towards nuclear proliferation. The controversial former diplomat–whose critics charge with aiding and abetting military regimes in Latin America during his time as part of the Nixon Administration—said that a […]

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali – New York Times

No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative […]