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Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'

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MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — They call it the “grill

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New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

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PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily...


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Saudis shrug off arms sale freeze, convinced Qatar will bend

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir has a plan for U.S.-Saudi relations if Qatar does not give into the other Gulf states’ strong demands: Hope that Qatar gives in anyway. “I expect that wisdom will prevail and that Qatar will be responsive,” Al Jubeir told reporters at...


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German city evacuates 11-story building, fearing repeat of London tower blaze

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - An apartment building in a northwestern German city was evacuated Tuesday because of fears that its exterior insulation is similar to materials that allowed the deadly fire that torched London’s Grenfell Tower to spread. The 11-story building is located in...


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US to Syria: 'Heavy price' awaits any chemical weapons use

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay “a heavy price” if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against...


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EU unrelenting in cheese tariff debate

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. The European Union has not retracted its demand that Japan lower tariffs on cheese produced in Europe - a focal point in the negotiations for the economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU - while Japan is cautious about a large-scale market opening to...


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Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

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BRUSSELS (AP) — After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) and raising the prospect of...


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Standalone photo: Feudal warlord stands tall

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. STANDALONE PHOTO: An effigy of a feudal warlord is attached to a wooden frame of a kazariyama float under construction at a commercial complex in Fukuoka, Japan, on Tuesday. The frame is more than 10 meters (about 33 feet) high. The floats will be displayed on...


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New cyberattack goes global, hits WPP, Rosneft, Maersk

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry is spreading from Europe to the U.S., hitting port operators in New York and Rotterdam, disrupting government systems in Kiev, and disabling operations at companies including Rosneft PJSC and advertiser WPP Plc. More than 80 companies in...


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Japan to more strictly confiscate cargo linked to North Korea's nuke supplies

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - Japan’s Cabinet revised an ordinance revision Tuesday aimed at introducing a so-called “catch-all” regulation that enables Japan to seize all cargo items possibly linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. The revision of the ordinance of the...


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NSA Director gave senator private tour during debate over foreign intelligence

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. The National Security Agency has been lobbying a key senator amid debates about whether to reauthorize the NSA’s foreign intelligence programs when the law sunsets on December 31, 2017. Two congressional sources confirmed a May meeting, where Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., a...


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