Venezuela opposition claims evidence of tampered vote count

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition presented evidence Thursday of possible ballot tampering in gubernatorial elections, seeking to bolster its claim that its shock loss at the polls was the result of fraud. The Democratic Unity Roundtable’s claim rests on results from a single race, in industrial Bolivar state, where pro-government candidate Justo Noguera was […]

How fake news helped shape the Catalonia independence vote – Washington Post

Washington Post How fake news helped shape the Catalonia independence voteWashington PostA couple of weeks ago, Catalans went to the polls to decide whether to seek independence. Catalonia, located in Spain's northeast and the home of Barcelona, has been agitating for independence for more than 300 years. But something about this latest …Spain gears up to […]

Syrian commander says Syria’s Raqqa is free from IS

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants on Tuesday, a senior commander for the force said, adding that clearing operations were underway to remove land mines left behind and search for the extremist group’s sleeper cells. Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo told The Associated Press that there are […]

Iraqi Forces, in Kirkuk, Say They’ve Taken Key Sites – New York Times

New York Times Iraqi Forces, in Kirkuk, Say They've Taken Key SitesNew York TimesKIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi government troops entered the city of Kirkuk on Monday without a fight, taking up positions inside the city after Kurdish fighters withdrew, the Iraqi military command said. Iraqi commanders ordered the operation after a …Iraqis seize military base, […]

Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st ‘bomb drops’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” That statement comes despite President Donald Trump’s tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with “Little Rocket Man,” […]

Truck bombs in Somalia’s capital kill at least 189 – Washington Post

Washington Post Truck bombs in Somalia's capital kill at least 189Washington PostNAIROBI — Two truck bombs in Somalia's capital killed at least 189 people, the deadliest attacks in the country's decade-long war with Islamist extremists, signaling that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism …Bombing In Somalia Kills Hundreds; Death Toll […]

American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan Freed From Militants – New York Times

New York Times American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan Freed From MilitantsNew York TimesJoshua Boyle and his wife, Caitlan Coleman, appeared in a video pleading for release from their Taliban captors. They were taken in Afghanistan in late 2012. Credit SITE Intelligence Group, via Associated Press. WASHINGTON — An American woman […]

Paris plans to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

PARIS (AP) — The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might in the future become a memory for Paris pedestrians.In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030. The controversial move follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to ban all diesel cars […]

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