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Officials "very sorry" for fining little girl over lemonade stand

London man and his 5-year-old daughter gained international sympathy, and an apology from their local gov't

What a War Between Iran and America Would Look Like

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Middle East It would be total hell.  The facts are simple: Washington and Tehran are locked into a long-term geopolitical contest throughout the Middle East that will span decades—a similar contest in many...Show More Summary

Amid fuel crisis, Gaza’s swimmers find themselves covered in sewage

Gaza's sea waters are becoming increasingly polluted with raw sewage amid the Strip's electricity crisis, but swimmers are still diving into the sea. "Our families have been living in this area for 50 years, if we do not swim in the sea, we will not have a break from ruthless mosquito bites along the night."

Teen Goes to Metallica Concert, Loses Car for Days

For much of this week, Toronto residents have been on a scavenger hunt of sorts, with an odd target: a 2015 Nissan Versa, "misplaced" by a US teen who'd forgotten where he'd left it after a Metallica concert. The CBC reports on 19-year-old Gavin Strickland's parking plight, which started Sunday...

Protests over law that would let Polish leader handpick top justices

Opponents say bill that would let president appoint Supreme Court judges, sack current ones is unconstitutional

Al-Aqsa: Palestinian killed as Jerusalem protests rage

Local media says settler fires fatal shot at teenager as anger swells over discriminatory measures at holy site.

Kashmir: Indian troops kill young tailor amid protests

Residents say army fired indiscriminately towards protesters, as police claim soldiers were being pelted with rocks.

Hawaii Starting to Plan for North Korea Nuke Strike

The antics of North Korea's Kim Jong Un are officially no longer funny in Hawaii. State officials are rolling out a civil-preparedness campaign in case of a nuclear attack by North Korea, reports Hawaii News Now. Part of that means public-service announcements about what people should do if Pyongyang launches...

CIA chief: Russia loves to “stick it to America”

Mike Pompeo says that’s why Moscow intends to keep forces in Syria and will keep trying to meddle in U.S. affairs; calls U.S.-Russia ties “complicated”

SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan Strategy

With Adam Rawnsley CIA pulling up stakes in Syria. President Trump has reportedly decided to scrap a long-running CIA program that armed and trained Syrian rebels, the Washington Post reports: “Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as...

Climate Change: U.K. Slams Trump for 'Walking out When the Heat Is on'

'It’s our planet too and America needs to know we can only resolve this problem together,' the U.K.'s environment minister says.

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including wildfire in California and Al-Aqsa tensions.

Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

More than 360,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded over just three months in war-ravaged Yemen, says charity.

The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Fantasy: Underwater Submarine Bases to Take on Russia

Steve Weintz Security, Could it happen?  Did the Navy ever actually pursue the Rock-Site concept at Point Sur or elsewhere? A 1971 study discussed various methods of sea-floor excavation, but by then most man-in-the-sea development was classified. Show More Summary

2 tourists killed as powerful quake hits popular resorts

More than 120 people injured as centuries-old buildings crumble on the Greek island of Kos

America's Secret Plan to Track Down Russian and Chinese Submarines

Kris Osborn Security, Thanks to DARPA.  Instead of using passive sonar technology which listens for acoustic “pings” picked up from undersea enemy movement, MOCCA plans to use active sonar technology able to proactively send active acoustic pings forward and analyze the return signal. The U.S. Show More Summary

Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’

The administration is planning key changes to U.S. cyberintelligence structure, but is it a step backward for U.S. national security?

Salvador Dalí's body exhumed, mustache still in "classic shape"

Exhumation for paternity test 27 years after Spanish artist was entombed shows remains remarkably well conserved

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