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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. While Trump faces no danger ... Read More »

UN rights chief says Israeli annexation plan 'disastrous'

FILE – This Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, shows a view of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Efraim on the hills of the Jordan Valley. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel’s far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald ... Read More »

Lawmakers try to clear up the mixed messaging on masks

MASK OFF — With the country experiencing an alarming spike in coronavirus cases, lawmakers and top officials — including some Republicans — are pleading with the public to wear masks, even as President Donald Trump and some GOP lawmakers still refuse to wear one. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who required members ... Read More »

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over killing of Qassim Soleimani

Soleimani’s death was mourned widely in Iran and parts of Iraq – Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA  More <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Iran has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump over the assassination earlier this year of its most senior military commander,&nbsp;in addition to a request for Interpol to ... Read More »

Report: Blacks in Boston disproportionately face eviction

Communities of color in Boston are disproportionately affected by evictions in the city, with some of the highest rates in Black communities, according to a new report released Sunday. Seventy percent of market-rate eviction filings occur in neighborhoods where a majority of residents are people of color, though only about ... Read More »

Trump's attacks seen undercutting confidence in 2020 vote

FILE – In this June 23, 2020, file photo voting stations are set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for voters to cast their ballot in the Kentucky primary in Louisville, Ky. Just over four months before Election Day, President Donald Trump is escalating his efforts ... Read More »

Israel orders US-based Christian TV channel off air

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli regulators on Sunday announced they ordered a U.S.-based evangelical broadcaster taken off the air, saying the channel hid its missionary agenda when it applied for a license. In his decision, Asher Biton, the chairman of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council, said he had informed “GOD ... Read More »

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he had been briefed ... Read More »

Lebanon's FM to summon US envoy over comments on Hezbollah

In this photo released on Thursday, June 11, 2020 by the Lebanese Government, President Michel Aoun, left, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. A Lebanese court issued a ruling Saturday barring local and foreign media in the country ... Read More »

Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices ... Read More »

Virus-hit Iran says masks compulsory from next week

Iran announced new measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus as the country counted 144 new fatalities, its highest death toll for a single day in almost three months (AFP Photo/ATTA KENARE) Tehran (AFP) – Iran said Sunday it will make mask-wearing mandatory in certain areas and has ... Read More »

Taiwan holds LGBT pride parade despite coronavirus

Participants march during the “Taiwan Pride March for the World!” at Liberty Square at the CKS Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 28, 2020. This year marks the first Gay Pride march in Chicago 1970, and due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Taiwan is one of the very few countries ... Read More »

Governors face competing voices as reported virus cases rise

FILE – In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper arrives for a news briefing on the coronavirus at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. With reported coronavirus cases rising rapidly in many states, governors are getting lots of advice on how to respond. ... Read More »

Yemen president urges separatists to 'stop the bloodshed'

A collapse of the ceasefire in the south would again complicate efforts by the government to repel the Huthis (AFP Photo/-) More Riyadh (AFP) – Yemen’s president on Saturday called on southern separatists to “stop the bloodshed” and abide by a power-sharing agreement, in his first public comments since the ... Read More »

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

Caroline Maloney stands outside HonorHealth’s Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center at the end of her overnight shift early Friday, June 26, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona nurses and doctors find themselves on the frontline as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one of the world’s hot spots. (AP Photo/Matt ... Read More »

Spanish colonial monuments fuel race strife in US Southwest

A statue of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” stands after being vandalized overnight in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP) RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Statues of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate are now ... Read More »

Iran's Khamenei warns economy will worsen if virus spreads

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said ‘momentum and effort has waned among some of the people and authorities’ in combatting the spread of the novel coronavirus (AFP Photo/-) More Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s supreme leader warned on Saturday that the country’s economic problems would worsen if the novel coronavirus ... Read More »

Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="Photograph: Manpreet Romana/AFP via Getty Images” data-reactid=”12″> Photograph: Manpreet Romana/AFP via Getty Images More Outrage has greeted media reports that say American intelligence officials believe a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including targeting Americans. <p ... Read More »

Egypt executes Libyan militant for plotting deadly attack

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday executed a Libyan militant convicted of plotting an attack that killed at least 16 police officers in 2017, the military said. Abdel-Rahim al-Mosmari was hanged in a Cairo prison after a military appeals court upheld his death sentence last week, the military said. The ... Read More »

Russia Offered Afghans Bounty to Kill U.S. Troops, Officials Say

American troops at Camp Shorabak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2019. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times) More WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid ... Read More »

What to wear: Feds' mixed messages on masks sow confusion

FILE – In this June 16, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., holds a face mask in his hands during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, June 26, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should look to their ... Read More »

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's see-no-evil posture on coronavirus

FILE – In this June 26, 2020, file photo Healthcare professional Kenzie Anderson grabs a test tube for a sample at United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent see-no-evil ... Read More »

Pastor Jeffress On Biden Reportedly Gaining Evangelical Support: He “Doesn’t Have A Prayer Of A Chance Attracting Any Substantial Evangelical Support”

Evangelical Christians will turn out in greater numbers for President Trump in the 2020 election compared to 2016, according to Pastor Robert Jeffress. The pastor made the bold predicition while weighing in on new reports that suggest former Vice President Joe Biden is gaining support among evangelicals. “Joe Biden doesn’t ... Read More »

Rep. Jordan Sends Letter To Nadler Demanding Oversight Of The Obama/Biden Administration’s Weaponization Of The Justice Department

Ranking Member of of House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan is demanding that Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the committee chairman, help obtain “specific documents and testimony from relevant Obama-Biden Administration witnesses” prior to Attorney General William Barr testifying in July. Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on ... Read More »

Texas orders bars shut amid surge in confirmed virus cases

Tubers prepare to float the Comal River despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to ... Read More »

3 moral virtues necessary for an ethical pandemic response and reopening

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="The coronavirus crisis isn’t hitting all communities equally hard, calling for not just aid like this California food bank but also justice-oriented policies to redress harms. Mario Tama/Getty Images” data-reactid=”18″> The coronavirus crisis isn’t hitting all communities equally hard, calling for not just aid like ... Read More »

In first, Iraq detains pro-Iran fighters accused of anti-US rockets

Members of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi, a mostly Shiite network of armed groups trained and armed by powerful neighbour Iran, smash a window at the US embassy in Baghdad in December 2019 following air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters in Iraq (AFP Photo/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE) More Baghdad (AFP) – Iraqi security forces ... Read More »

Police not treating Glasgow stabbings as terrorism

Emergency services attend the scene of an incident in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday June 26, 2020. Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland’s largest city and are urging people to avoid the area. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — Scottish ... Read More »

Joint Saudi-UNDP Technical Team Formed to Work in Yemen

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –&nbsp;The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has formed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) following a meeting between SDRPY Supervisor Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber and UNDP Deputy Resident ... Read More »

Coronavirus in Kenya: Police kill three in motorcycle taxi protest

Kenyan police have been accused of using excessive force to enforce coronavirus restrictions More Kenyan police have killed three people when a crowd of motorcycle taxi drivers protested against the arrest of a colleague for ignoring coronavirus restrictions. Police shot at the crowd in the western city of Lessos after ... Read More »

Inside Barr's Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in New York

Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion with President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials, Monday, June 8, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) More Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that ... Read More »

Washington feels the heat on coronavirus oversight

with help from Zachary Warmbrodt COVID OVERSIGHT — Pressure has been mounting on Washington to increase transparency and oversight of the coronavirus relief funds that Congress has already doled out. And in recent days, we have seen some progress on that front. Congressional leaders are close to naming someone to ... Read More »