Iran says it has arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death


Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death. The arrests took place over the past months and those taken into custody worked… Read


Anger soars over vicious triad attack on Hong Kong protesters


Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault against pro-democracy protesters by a mob of suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, one critically, in a dramatic escalation of the political violence plaguing the financial hub. The city's roiling unrest took a dark turn late Sunday when… Read


Israel begins demolishing homes on Jerusalem outskirts, stoking Palestinian fears


Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers and police moved in to Sur Baher, a Palestinian village on the edge of East Jerusalem in an… Read


'Apologize to America,' Trump tells Democratic congresswomen


U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen who have criticized his policies, calling on them to apologize as he himself faced charges of racism. "I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel)… Read


Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options


Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Prime Minister Theresa May's office said she would chair… Read


Mexico averts 'safe third country' negotiations with U.S.

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Mexico said on Sunday it averted the so-called "safe third country" negotiations with the United States it desperately wanted to avoid after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Mexican efforts in reducing U.S.-bound migrant flows. Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday in Mexico City to… Read


Jared Kushner heading to the Middle East for talks


Jared Kushner will return to the Middle East later this month as he pushes his controversial plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration said Sunday. "Kushner will travel to the region at the end of July for discussions to continue the… Read


Boris Johnson says trade deal can break Brexit deadlock


Boris Johnson, favored to become Britain's new prime minister, said on Sunday the country could agree a free trade deal to leave the European Union that would remove the need for one of the more problematic parts of a previous agreement. In his weekly column in The Telegraph newspaper, Johnson… Read


Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent


Hong Kong's protest movement took a violent turn Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were targeting pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of the tear gas was the latest confrontation between… Read


U.S. hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants


There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. For decades, the U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels, and Acting ICE Director Matthew… Read

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