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Teens and mentors from Bangkok to Brazil at Poconos Retreat

A CTeen summer weekend retreat for leadership training united teens and Chabad emissaries from all over the world.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Czech judges denounce Poland's legal overhaul as attack on freedom

PRAGUE - Senior Czech judges denounced a judicial overhaul in Poland as an attack on the rule of law on Friday, saying they could no longer stay ...

- Reuters - US | Hurricanes beat brave Brumbies, book semi spot

The Hurricanes have booked their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals after beating the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.

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Glorious Tamim: 'You won and you were silent'

As the Gulf crisis drags on, portraits and messages of support for the emir are plastered all over the Qatari capital.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hawaii starting campaign to help people plan for N. Korea attack

Officials stress threat level to islands is low and residents needn't be alarmed but say better to be safe then sorry


9 brutally hilarious cartoons on the Senate GOP's health-care faceplant

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- The Week - US

'Immediate Interventions' Needed as North Korea Faces Its Worst Drought Since 2001

Sanctions and reduced food aid have made the country especially vulnerable

- TIME Magazine - US

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea, Tour Operators Say

The U.S. government will ban its citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists starting next month, according to two of the biggest travel ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Trump's Russiagate Attorney Is Himself Entangled in Russian Corruption

Bob Dreyfuss Meanwhile, Robert Mueller is quietly assembling a dream team of lawyers. The post Trump's Russiagate Attorney Is Himself Entangled in ...

- The Nation - US

Violence From Mexico's Drug War Moves Into Mexico City

Steve Inskeep talks to reporter James Fredrick in Mexico City about a number of alleged narco traffickers who were killed in a shootout with Mexican ...

- NPR - US

'Somebody has stolen Poland and its values'

As Poland's government moves to increase its control over the country's courts, artists have protested in an open letter to President Duda. Signatory ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve

When it comes to sanctions, the Cold War never really ended. Even as President Obama lifted Soviet-era sanctions, he imposed new ones. President Trump ...

- NPR - US

Salvador DalĂ­'s body exhumed, mustache still in 'classic shape'

Exhumation for paternity test 27 years after Spanish artist was entombed shows remains remarkably well conserved


Man gets trapped under safe

Safe falls on Petah Tikva man, leaves him stuck for 16 hours.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Putting the North Atlantic Back on NATO's Agenda

As Russia builds up its maritime capabilities in the North Atlantic, NATO should take concrete and visible steps to enhance its presence in the area.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Brazil aims to enhance spending freeze by USD1.6bn

Brazil aims to enhance spending freeze by USD1.6bn...


The U.S. Plans to Ban Travel to North Korea, Tour Operators Say

The ban follows the recent death of Otto Warmbier, who was arrested in Pyongyang

- TIME Magazine - US

Thousands protest parliament's judicial reform proposal

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

- Al Jazeera - QA | Trophy hunter shoots dead Cecil the lion's cub in Zim

A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride have ...

- - ZA

Expecting Protests, Israel Has Banned Young Muslim Men From Entering a Jerusalem Shrine

Muslim leaders allege new security measures are a sign of Israeli encroachment

- TIME Magazine - US | EFF threatens Mbete with court action if she rejects secret ballot

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party has already prepared legal papers to interdict National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete should she refuse to ...

- - ZA

'Indo-U.S ties should be based on development, not arms trade', says Larry Pressler

The former U.S Senator talks about America's relations with Pakistan, the 2016 presidential elections and Narendra Modi

- The Hindu - IN

Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah gawk their way through Trump's incriminating interview with The New York Times

With his dreams of repealing ObamaCare on the rocks and his firstborn son keeping Russia in the headlines, President Trump on Wednesday "decided that ...

- The Week - US | Elderly man rescues 2 students from sea, 1 still missing

An elderly Port Elizabeth man has rescued two students from Lusikisiki, in Transkei, after they got into trouble while swimming at Hobie Beach.

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Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM enters final stage of case

Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed today by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing ...

- Times Of India - IN

Fed Reserve offers USD41mn to foreign central banks

Fed Reserve offers USD41mn to foreign central banks...


OPEC to review compliance, Kuwaiti oil minister said

Parties to the OPEC-led effort to ease the glut of oil on the market through production declines will examine compliance next week, Kuwait's oil ...

- UPI - US

Alone on Trump Island

President Trump must be feeling awfully lonely. Six months into his presidency, his approval rating is at an all-time low, even according to the most ...

- The Week - US

Justin Bieber banned from playing Beijing

Justin Bieber won't be hitting the stage in Beijing anytime soon.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Quake Kills Two in Greece, Injures More Than 100

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

- Wall Street Journal - US

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.A beloved football hero in the 1960s ...

- The Hindu - IN

China announces goal of leadership in artificial intelligence by 2030

AI is one of the emerging fields -- along with renewable energy, robotics and electric cars -- where communist leaders hope to take an early lead

- CBS NEWS - US | LIVE: 'We are going to support you for the rest of your life,' youth leader tells Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Matabeleland north where he is expected to address over 100 000 Zanu-PF party supporters, as he resumes his ...

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Trump's blast of Sessions has 'chilling' effect inside West Wing

For President Donald Trump, loyalty in Washington is a one-way street.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Venezuela's President Revs Up Effort To Pass New Constitution

Venezuela is holding an election July 30 to vote for a constituent assembly that will rewrite the constitution. President Maduro is going all out for ...

- NPR - US

Germany continues war of words with Turkey

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has fired a further salvo in the ongoing feud, comparing Turkey to Communist East Germany. And he's not ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Philippines freezes peace talks with communist rebels

Philippine government halts talks with communist rebels after series of attacks as president vows new offensive.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Turkey and the Failed Coup One Year Later

On July 13, Omer Taspinar, Soner Cagaptay, and James F. Jeffrey addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Taspinar is a professor at the ...

- The Washington Institute - US

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- The Week - US

Koko makes pitch for federalism anew: Don't fear change in gov't

Senate President Aquilino 'Koko” Pimentel III on Friday campaigned anew PDP-Laban's proposal to shift to a federal form of government, as ...

- GMA News - PH | WATCH: Hijack in less than 60 seconds

The police and a private tracking company have recovered a white Mercedes-Benz which had been hijacked in less than a minute at a filling station in ...

- - ZA

Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose 2015 killing by an American hunter ignited international outrage. Now Cecil's son Xanda has been killed ...

- The Hindu - IN

Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

Under the brutal rule of IS, Mosul's Christian community of around 35,000 was handed an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a special tax imposed on ...

- Times Of India - IN

Why you should watch Harry Styles in Dunkirk

If you think casting the former One Direction star sounds like a disaster, you're wrong. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk features an all-star British ...

- New Statesman - UK

Police commissioner: We're ready for anything

Israel Police, Border Police station thousands of officers in Jerusalem, especially near Old City and Arab neighborhoods.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

U.S. general urges more German spending to ease military transit

BERLIN - Citing lessons learned from recent big military exercises, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe urged Germany to spend more on ...

- Reuters - US

The Poetics of Jazz

David B. Hobbs A new book presents an alternative aesthetic history of jazz—and is also a challenge to all music critics. The post The Poetics of ...

- The Nation - US

Siemens sells stake in Russian firm after Crimea turbine scandal

German engineering giant Siemens will sell its 46-percent stake in Interautomatika after receiving "credible information" that the Russian company ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

The World's Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Will Soon Join the U.S. Navy

Dave Majumdar Security, And it will pack quite a punch.  The United States Navy will formally commission Gerald R. Ford into service on July 22 at ...

- The National Interest - US

Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities

Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities...