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Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen's main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war.
Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan

Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Ivory Coast's government on Thursday called for the evacuation of all people living in flood-prone zones in Abidjan, the country's economic hub, after 18 were killed by flash floods triggered by torrential rain.
UK vows simple registration for EU citizens after Brexit

UK vows simple registration for EU citizens after Brexit Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

European Union citizens living in Britain can begin registering from this autumn for a post-Brexit settlement scheme, ministers said Thursday as they vowed to make the process as simple as possible.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.
South African power outages enter second day as workers protest

South African power outages enter second day as workers protest Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

South Africa suffered power outages for a second day on Friday as workers protested over wages at national electricity provider Eskom, in a test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's resolve to cut costs at struggling state companies.
Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement

Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

The Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla group ended their fifth round of peace talks in Havana on Friday without reaching an agreement for a bilateral ceasefire, but vowed to continue their dialogue.
Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.
Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence, in a major step to end two months of political unrest that has left 170 dead and rocked the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port

Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on Thursday, as they pressed a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida.
Russia thump Saudi Arabia to launch World Cup in style

Russia thump Saudi Arabia to launch World Cup in style Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially opened the tournament.
DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her.
Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved.
Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Syrian town

Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Syrian town Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

Turkey's military said Thursday that Turkish and U.S. officials meeting in Germany have reached an agreement on the Syrian town of Manbij, which has been a source of tension between the NATO allies.
Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ Tue, 12 Jun, 2018

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their historic meeting with a Singapore by signing a joint statement. The document promised “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” without detailing exactly what that would entail.
Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms

Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms Tue, 12 Jun, 2018

 Israeli police began evicting settlers from homes in a West Bank outpost on Tuesday ahead of a court deadline to leave structures partially built on Palestinian land, an AFP correspondent reported.
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