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Ethiopia Thwarts Coup Attempt in North, Prime Minister Says

Ethiopia Thwarts Coup Attempt in North, Prime Minister Says

The Ethiopian government thwarted a coup attempt in the northern region of Amhara, the prime minister said on national television. The army’s chief of staff and the regional governor were killed in
The Hard Part: Getting Iran and the U.S. to Talk to Each Other

The Hard Part: Getting Iran and the U.S. to Talk to Each Other

Donald Trump has signaled what he wants from Iran: a new nuclear deal rather than war.
Guinea-Bissau Names New Prime Minister to Form Government

Guinea-Bissau Names New Prime Minister to Form Government

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has named a new prime minister, paving the way for the creation of a new government after months of political bickering that paralyzed the West African nation.
Iran's Zarif Tweets Maps to Show U.S. Drone Was in Its Air Space

Iran's Zarif Tweets Maps to Show U.S. Drone Was in Its Air Space

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter on Saturday with maps to argue that the U.S. military drone the country had shot down this week had been flying over its territorial
Trump Considers More Iran Sanctions, Says Military Action ‘Always on the Table’

Trump Considers More Iran Sanctions, Says Military Action ‘Always on the Table’

President Donald Trump says he has “plenty of time” to respond to Iran’s shooting down of a U.S. Navy drone, two days after he abruptly called off a plan for strikes against the Islamic Republic based
Myanmar Shuts Data in Two States Amid Crackdown on Ethnic Rebels

Myanmar Shuts Data in Two States Amid Crackdown on Ethnic Rebels

Myanmar has ordered all mobile phone operators to temporarily shut down data services in nine townships in the state of Rakhine and Chin, the local unit of Telenor ASA said, as the military targets
White House Unveils its Palestinian ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

White House Unveils its Palestinian ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

The Trump administration will roll out the first part of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, which aims to raise billions to help Palestinians and other Arabs in the region. Top Trump officials
Trump Praises Himself for Stock Market, Tags Fake Twitter Handle

Trump Praises Himself for Stock Market, Tags Fake Twitter Handle

President Donald Trump gave himself a pat on the back Saturday for the recent stock market rally, and tagged a fake Twitter account from Russia in the process.
Boris Johnson Wins Cheers From Tories Amid Private-Life Turmoil

Boris Johnson Wins Cheers From Tories Amid Private-Life Turmoil

Boris Johnson, former U.K. foreign secretary and U.K. Conservative party leadership candidate, speaks during a hustings event in Birmingham, U.K., on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Boris Johnson and Jeremy
Merkel Calls for Global Cooperation Ahead of G-20 Meet

Merkel Calls for Global Cooperation Ahead of G-20 Meet

German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized the importance of global cooperation as she laid out her views on trade ahead of next week’s G-20 summit in Japan.
Saudi Arabia Becomes Full Member of Money-Laundering Watchdog

Saudi Arabia Becomes Full Member of Money-Laundering Watchdog

Saudi Arabia was accepted as the 39th -- and first Arab -- member of the Financial Action Task Force, the Paris-based global watchdog that makes recommendations to governments on combating money
Benin Police Remove Security Barriers Around Ex-President's Home

Benin Police Remove Security Barriers Around Ex-President's Home

Police in Benin removed security barriers around the home of former President Thomas Boni Yayi in Cotonou, where he has been under surveillance since showing support for protests against legislative
Trump Delays Raids on Migrants, Cites Democrats' Requests

Trump Delays Raids on Migrants, Cites Democrats' Requests

President Donald Trump put off for two weeks the start of a planned nationwide roundup of undocumented immigrants, tempering a vow made earlier Saturday to have them “removed from the country”
Nigeria Kills 42 Islamic State Fighters in Military Offensive

Nigeria Kills 42 Islamic State Fighters in Military Offensive

At least 42 fighters aligned with the Islamic State West Africa Province were killed in Nigeria on Friday and several wounded after troops launched an offensive in the Lake Chad area of country’s
Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

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A Military Backdown and Millions Take to the Street: Political Focus

A Military Backdown and Millions Take to the Street: Political Focus

For those watching in alarm as tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated over the week – with Iran shooting down a U.S. spy drone over one of the world’s most strategically important waterways –
Republicans Block Ex-Cons From Voting in Biggest Swing State

Republicans Block Ex-Cons From Voting in Biggest Swing State

Florida’s reputation as America’s tightest -- and wildest -- swing state should stay intact, as a battle over felons’ voting rights seems destined for the courts. At the least, it’s increasingly
Climate Protesters Storm Open-pit Mine in Western Germany

Climate Protesters Storm Open-pit Mine in Western Germany

Hundreds of climate change activists broke through a police cordon and stormed into one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, two days after European Union leaders disagreed on a plan to
Prague Set to See Biggest Protests Since Velvet Revolution

Prague Set to See Biggest Protests Since Velvet Revolution

Prague won't have seen anything like this since the protests of 1989 which brought down the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia.
Turkey Eases Payment Installment Rules to Spur Domestic Spending

Turkey Eases Payment Installment Rules to Spur Domestic Spending

Turkey eased rules on payment installments for various goods, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing regulation published by the official gazette, which may spur domestic spending to support