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Top French diplomat in first Iraq visit since virus outbreak

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a news conference with Iraq counterpart Fouad Hussein following their meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) BAGHDAD (AP) — France’s foreign minister warned of the persistent threat from the Islamic State group in a visit to Iraq on ... Read More »

River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia dam fills

The dam’s construction, seen here in December 2019, began in 2011 More Sudan says River Nile water levels have dropped as a reservoir behind Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam has filled up, hitting out at “any unilateral actions taken by any party”. Egypt has also demanded “quick official clarification” from Ethiopia. ... Read More »

Brazil nears 2 million coronavirus cases, with 75,000 dead

Cemetery workers in protective clothing and nephew Darick Caverni carry the coffin that contain the remains of 88-year-old Wilma Caverni, who died of the new coronavirus, at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Brazil is nearing 2 million cases of COVID-19 and 75,000 deaths. ... Read More »

Sen. Graham On A Key Memo From Russia Investigation: “I Think We’re Days Away From Having It Declassified, Not Weeks”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told host Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday, that he wants a key memo from the Russia investigation made public as it will likely indict the character of several individuals. The memo in question, according to Graham, concerns a January 2017 FBI interview of ... Read More »

Mosquitoes flying free as health departments focus on virus

FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District biologist Nadja Reissen examines a mosquito in Salt Lake City. “Mosquitoes are the biggest nuisance and pest on this planet. Hands down,” says Ary Faraji, the president of the American Mosquito Control Association. “They are ... Read More »

Spain: U.S. man tells judge he was duped into carrying drugs

MADRID (AP) — A 77-year-old American man facing drug smuggling charges in Spain told a judge Thursday that he didn’t know cocaine had been hidden in the jackets he carried across the world on behalf of a man he thought represented the United Nations. Victor Stemberger took the stand at ... Read More »

Defiance grows as Georgia governor blocks local mask rules

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has his mask adjusted by first lady Marty while waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive for his Georgia visit to talk about an infrastructure overhaul at the UPS Hapeville hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday July 15, 2020 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via ... Read More »

Israel keeps blowing up military targets in Iran, hoping to force a confrontation before Trump could be voted out in November, sources say

Iran has suffered a series of bombings and fires at military facilities in recent weeks, including at a major missile-production and nuclear facilities. This is part of a wider campaign to damage Iran or even pressure it into military confrontation before the November election, when President Donald Trump could be ... Read More »

Spacecraft snaps closest pictures of sun, 'campfires' abound

This image, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday, July 16, 2020, shows the Sun. The Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) on ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft took this image on 30 May 2020. It shows the Sun’s appearance at a wavelength of 17 nanometers, which is in the extreme ... Read More »

Yemeni tanker spill would be four times worse than Exxon Valdez, U.N. warns

Up to 1.1 million barrels of oil could spill into the Red Sea causing a disaster four times worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, the United Nations Security Council heard on Wednesday. Time is running out to prevent a dilapidated oil tanker stranded near Yemen from causing a “looming ... Read More »