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Al Nusra Front commander Abdullah Mahasne wounded in idleb, Syria by Russian airstrike

Al Nusra front commander Dr. Abdullah Mahasne was reportedly wounded in a Russian air raid that targeted a car in which he was riding in Idleb countryside. Two of his bodyguards were reportedly killed in the attack.

A look at Iraqi war after its forces liberated the city of Fallujah from IS

Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group after a monthlong operation, marking one of their biggest victories since the extremists swept across large parts of the country in 2014. But the IS group still controls parts of northern and western Iraq, including the country’s second largest […]

UK Treasury chief tries to calm markets after Britain voted to leave EU

Treasury chief George Osborne sought to calm nerves in the markets Monday, as investors worried about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union. In his first public appearance since the vote to leave the bloc Thursday, Osborne tried to reassure markets shaken by the result. He calmly underscored that Britain’s economy is as strong […]

Jordanian Intelligence stole and sold on black market weapons shipped to Syria rebels by CIA

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two […]

Mountain Rescuer Dies in BASE Jump

Michael Leming lived his life on the edge. A legend in Portland's mountain-climbing community, Leming was BASE jumping in Norway on Sunday when his parachute failed to open, reports KGW. The circumstances surrounding his death aren't clear, but a text posted to Facebook —apparently sent from a man who was...

Petition for 2nd Brexit Vote Was 'Hijacked,' Creator Says

Be careful what you wish for—or at least anticipate you might get it before you create a petition. In May, before the Brexit vote took place, "Leave" advocate William Oliver Healey created a petition through government channels, calling for a second EU referendum if certain conditions weren't met on...

May Seen as Strong Contender to Replace Cameron

The home secretary is on the Tory right, but she does not face the same kind of anger Boris Johnson does.

Spain has re-voted, but the deadlock hasn’t gone away

The Spanish re-run election has again delivered a fragmented parliament. Like six months ago, no easy option for a coalition is available – setting the scene for more rounds of complex negotiations. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his initial take on the results. The post Spain has re-voted, but the deadlock hasn’t gone away appeared first on Open Europe.

Trump's Scary Mideast Vision

Until now, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has offered some juicy -- and sometimes contradictory -- sound bites but no real policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That changed dramatically last week when one of his two top advisers on Israeli affairs was interviewed in Haaretz. It was more than scary. Show More Summary

Brexit: Frustrated Young Britons Should Vote Again, This Time With Their Feet

It used to be the case that moving around for jobs was reserved to European elites. No longer. I recently came across a young Frenchman from the Banlieue on the Eurostar who could not get a job in Paris and now drives public transport...Show More Summary

The United Kingdom's Strange Defeat

The result of last Thursday's Brexit referendum marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard right over the moderate right and of the radical over the liberal left. It...Show More Summary

Spain Remains Fragmented After Elections

MADRID, Spain -- The ballots have wiped clean Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias's smile. The polls, leading up to the general elections on June 26, gave him dreams of an overwhelming victory -- but this summer's dream did not materialize. Show More Summary

Erdogan 'sorry' for downing of Russian jet

Kremlin says Turkish leader pledges to repair diplomatic relations after November incident near Turkey-Syria border.

The Impact of "Brexit" on India

On June 24 th, polling stations in the United Kingdom defiantly conveyed the overall sentiment of the British electorate, announcing a win for “Brexit"- the departure of the UK from the European Union. Although the final votes tallied...Show More Summary

#StudentVoices: 11 Youths Explain Why And How They Voted In The Brexit Referendum

The results of the EU Referendum may have surprised many within the UK and all across the world, but it may be especially heartrending for the youths who were so strongly in support for remaining in the EU. The Remain campaign had won...Show More Summary

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

Supreme Court hands a major victory to abortion-rights campaigners, striking down Texas' contentious 2013 abortion law.

Turkish president apologizes for downing Russian jet

Turkey's president has apologized to Moscow for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border, Russian and Turkish officials said Monday, a move that could open the way for easing a bitter strain in Russia-Turkey ties. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's move comes seven months after the incident,...

Rio governor warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

 Rio de Janeiro's acting governor is warning that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure." Francisco Dornelles has said in an interview with O Globo newspaper published on Monday that security and mobility are big worries ahead of the games in August. He says the state of Rio de Janeiro is still...

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