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20 Jun 11:36pm Updated Britain to Suspend Issuing Arms Licenses to Saudi Arabia
The announcement came after a court ruled that the government acted unlawfully in allowing the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
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Hamas Leader Says Israel Isn’t Upholding Cease-Fire Terms 20 Jun 11:35pm Updated Hamas Leader Says Israel Isn’t Upholding Cease-Fire Terms
Ismail Haniya said Israel was delaying the easing of restrictions on border-crossers and arbitrarily modifying fishing zones as a “form of blackmail.”
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After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says This Country ‘Will Not Stand for It’ 20 Jun 10:22pm Updated After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says This Country ‘Will Not Stand for It’
Iran’s destruction of the high-altitude American drone surprised some Defense Department officials, who said it was in international airspace, an assertion Iran disputed.
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The Fight to Lead the U.K. Narrows to 2: Boris Johnson vs. Jeremy Hunt 20 Jun 9:09pm The Fight to Lead the U.K. Narrows to 2: Boris Johnson vs. Jeremy Hunt
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt finished second in a vote among Tory lawmakers, keeping him in the race. But critics call him “Theresa May in trousers.”
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A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty After a Decade of Bribes 20 Jun 8:02pm Updated A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty After a Decade of Bribes
A settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials around the globe, which came after a New York Times report in 2012.
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20 Jun 6:47pm Iran, Biden, World Cup: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Turkey Jails 151 for Life for Roles in Failed 2016 Coup 20 Jun 6:24pm Turkey Jails 151 for Life for Roles in Failed 2016 Coup
Those sentenced include a former commander of the Turkish Air Force and 17 men who were found guilty of attempting to kill the president.
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Iran, North Korea, India: Your Friday Briefing 20 Jun 6:16pm Iran, North Korea, India: Your Friday Briefing
Iran downs a U.S. drone.
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A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty to a Decade of Bribes 20 Jun 6:13pm A ‘Sorceress’ in Brazil, a ‘Wink’ in India: Walmart Pleads Guilty to a Decade of Bribes
A settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials around the globe, which came after a New York Times report in 2012.
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20 Jun 5:25pm Updated South Korea Apologizes After North Korean Fishing Boat Arrives at Port Undetected
A North Korean fishing boat puttered around in South Korean waters for two without being intercepted. South Koreans are scandalized by the lapse in vigilance.
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Renault and Nissan Make Peace in a Deal to Tighten Oversight 20 Jun 3:18pm Updated Renault and Nissan Make Peace in a Deal to Tighten Oversight
The Japanese carmaker will have Renault’s backing to fix governance lapses, in a deal made before a key shareholder meeting.
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Christchurch Victims Say New Zealand Has Fallen Short of Lofty Promises 20 Jun 3:00pm Christchurch Victims Say New Zealand Has Fallen Short of Lofty Promises
The government’s swift response to the massacre drew global praise. It also raised expectations among the victims that they say are now evaporating in the face of bureaucracy.
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Walmart Agrees to Pay $282 Million to Settle Bribery Investigation 20 Jun 2:48pm Walmart Agrees to Pay $282 Million to Settle Bribery Investigation
The settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials in Brazil, Mexico, India and China, which came after a New York Times report in 2012.
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With Mandate From India’s Voters, Modi Promises Improved Economy Again 20 Jun 2:20pm Updated With Mandate From India’s Voters, Modi Promises Improved Economy Again
Problems like high unemployment, largely ignored during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign, dominate the official agenda for his second term.
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After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says He ‘Would Not Stand for It’ 20 Jun 1:51pm After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says He ‘Would Not Stand for It’
Iran’s destruction of the high-altitude American drone surprised some American Defense Department officials, who say it was in international airspace, an assertion Iran disputes.
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The E.U. Has 4 Main Chiefs. What Do They Do? 20 Jun 12:28pm The E.U. Has 4 Main Chiefs. What Do They Do?
The race to name the presidents of the four institutions that run the European Union is on. Here’s what each of institution does, and why it matters.
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The Unspoken Agenda at the Xi-Kim Meeting? Could Be Messaging Trump 20 Jun 12:27pm Updated The Unspoken Agenda at the Xi-Kim Meeting? Could Be Messaging Trump
A state visit between the leaders of China and North Korea comes as each is locked in a dispute with the United States, and both are looking for leverage over President Trump.
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20 Jun 12:27pm Updated Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions
Iran claimed that the surveillance aircraft had entered its airspace, which the U.S. military denied, as each side accused the other of aggression.
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How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons 20 Jun 12:24pm Updated How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons
After a bumper harvest created a catastrophic drop in prices, a campaign to eat the fruit was bolstered by a presidential order to feed it to troops.
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Russia to Release First Whales Held in ‘Jail’ for Months 20 Jun 12:05pm Russia to Release First Whales Held in ‘Jail’ for Months
After intervention by President Vladimir V. Putin, nearly 100 orcas and belugas will be released where they were caught with the intention of being sold to theme parks.
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American Accused of Spying in Russia Pleads for Help from Trump 20 Jun 10:28am American Accused of Spying in Russia Pleads for Help from Trump
A corporate security officer and former Marine, charged with espionage in Russia, called on President Trump and other leaders to free him from a “political kidnapping.”
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Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump 20 Jun 10:12am Updated Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump
The Chinese leader met on Thursday with Kim Jong-un, in what American officials see as an attempt to gain leverage with President Trump on trade.
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U.K. Age Checks for Online Porn Sites Are Delayed 20 Jun 9:28am U.K. Age Checks for Online Porn Sites Are Delayed
Rules requiring users to prove they are over 18 were postponed because officials failed to adequately notify the European Commission about the changes.
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She’s on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He’s Joining In, From London. 20 Jun 7:46am Updated She’s on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He’s Joining In, From London.
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in Iran since 2016, has camped out in front of the Iranian Embassy to demand her release.
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20 Jun 7:18am Updated Iran Says It Shot Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions
The drone was flying over Iranian airspace when it was brought down, Iranian state media reported. The United States disputed the account.
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Philippe Zdar, Influential French Music Producer, Dies at 50 20 Jun 5:39am Philippe Zdar, Influential French Music Producer, Dies at 50
A major figure in the electro scene, Mr. Zdar fell out a window in an accident in Paris on Wednesday night.
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20 Jun 5:27am Updated Saudis Called Khashoggi ‘Sacrificial Animal’ as They Waited to Kill Him
A U.N. report reveals new details in the killing of the dissident journalist, and says that Crown Prince Mohammed must have been aware of the operation.
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20 Jun 3:57am Updated Iran Says It Shot Down a U.S. Drone
The drone was flying over Iranian airspace when it was brought down, state media reported. The United States disputed the account.
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With Hymns and Prayers, Christians Help Drive Hong Kong’s Protests 20 Jun 1:11am Updated With Hymns and Prayers, Christians Help Drive Hong Kong’s Protests
Christianity has had a striking influence in demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China.
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