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June 21st, 2018
Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country’s first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption investigations plaguing the prime minister.

June 11th, 2018
Lucasz Herba guilty of kidnapping model Chloe Ayling

BBC News

A man has been found guilty of kidnapping 20-year-old British model Chloe Ayling and holding her captive for six days in a farmhouse in Italy. Lucasz Herba, 30, from Poland, was sentenced at a court in Milan to 16 years and nine months in prison.

June 11th, 2018
Spain 'will accept' disputed Aquarius migrant ship

BBC News

Spain's prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. Pedro Sánchez said he would give "safe harbour" to the Aquarius and the 629 people on board, after Italy and Malta both refused to let the ship dock.

June 11th, 2018
Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over blockade

Al Jazeera

The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice over what it described as human rights violations, according to Reuters news agency. The move on Monday comes a year after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting "terrorism."

June 8th, 2018
No 10 backs Johnson amid calls for him to quit over Treasury remarks

UK Guardian

Downing Street has backed Boris Johnson in the face of calls for his dismissal after he was recorded accusing the Treasury of being intent on sacrificing the long-term gains of Brexit.

June 8th, 2018
Syria: 'Russian' warplanes bomb rebel-held Idlib, dozens dead

REUTERS NEWS AGENCY

Air attacks believed to have been carried out by Russia on a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 44 people overnight, inflicting the highest death toll in a single attack on the region this year, a monitoring group said on Friday.

June 8th, 2018
Tariffs and Trump: War of words ahead of G7 summit

BBC News

Leaders of the G7 group are gathering in Canada for what could be one its most acrimonious summits in years. On the eve of the meeting, the French and Canadian leaders clashed with US President Donald Trump on the summit's key agenda - trade tariffs.

June 4th, 2018
Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

BBC News

Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.
The official death toll from the destruction at the Fuego volcano has risen to 62, the authorities say.
Thousands of people are being housed in temporary shelters.

May 25th, 2018
Legendary actor Morgan Freeman facing sexual harassment claims

BBC NEWS

Visa is the latest organization to distance itself from Morgan Freeman after eight different women alleged sexual harassment and misconduct against the star.

May 18th, 2018
Plane crashes on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban TV reports

CNN NEWS

HAVANA, Cuba - A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 with 104 people on board crashed Friday, May 18, 2018, on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba's state-run television.



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