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Saudi coalition behind deadly attack on migrant boat attack off Yemen – U.N. report

U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens to shut Al-Jazeera Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city.

Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.

In hero’s return, McCain blasts Congress, tells senators to stand up to Trump

U.S. Senator John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, was given a hero’s welcome on his return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but quickly seized the opportunity to blister his party and his president for partisan politics.

In nod to Hollywood, Italian brothers don Trump masks for heists

Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Vatican treasurer to face Australia court on sex charges

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell arrived at a court in his native Australia on Wednesday for his first appearance to face historical sex charges as the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.
Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.

‘WHAT’S IN A WORD?’ | US Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests

A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month.

Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in US election

US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

US Congress moves to step up US sanctions on Russia; EU sounds alarm, urges US to coordinate with allies

The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the US Congress to step up US sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before US-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.

US Sen McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on Wednesday.

Trump, like Duterte, a new breed of ‘authoritarian populist’ – rights watchdog

Donald Trump is one of a new breed of leaders around the world - including President Rodrigo Duterte - who seek to use their democratic mandate to undermine the rule of law, the head of a legal and human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.