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U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo

While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/16 15:30:58

U.S. blames Iran for helping Houthi rebels shoot down drone in Yemen

Houthi rebels in Yemen recently shot down a U.S. government-operated drone with assistance from Iran, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/16 15:30:21

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris.


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Posted 2019/06/16 15:04:59

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

The Happy Spot was a little depressed.


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Posted 2019/06/16 14:19:48

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/16 14:17:59

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.


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Posted 2019/06/16 14:08:04

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.


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Posted 2019/06/16 13:44:45

Hong Kong leader apologizes to public after massive protests over extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the public on Sunday with "utmost sincerity and humility" after the second massive protest in a week over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.


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Posted 2019/06/16 13:00:19

Factbox: Guatemalan presidential hopefuls square off in first round vote

Guatemalans will choose between a gaggle of presidential hopefuls on Sunday's election at a time when drug trafficking and violence top the list of voter concerns, and a trailblazing anti-corruption commission is set to close down.


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Posted 2019/06/16 12:47:06

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region.


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Posted 2019/06/16 12:41:38

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region.


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Posted 2019/06/16 12:05:39

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.


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Posted 2019/06/16 11:48:56

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades.


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Posted 2019/06/15 11:58:08

Britain praises Hong Kong decision to suspend extradition bill

Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt welcomed a decision by the Hong Kong government to suspend a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial.


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Posted 2019/06/15 11:57:16

Beijing supports Hong Kong move to delay extradition bill, condemns violent acts

The central government in Beijing has expressed its support, respect and understanding for Hong Kong's decision to suspend an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China to face trial, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/06/15 10:38:31

China foreign ministry says Hong Kong affairs an internal matter

China's foreign ministry said on Saturday Hong Kong matters were a Chinese internal affair and no country, organization or individual has a right to interfere.


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Posted 2019/06/15 10:36:33

UAE foreign minister says Iran fingerprints clear on oil tanker attacks: Arabiya TV

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahya said Iran's fingerprints were clear on the attacks on oil tankers on May 12, Arabiya TV reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2019/06/15 10:34:09

Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.


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Posted 2019/06/15 09:53:40

British opposition leader questions Iran accusations

The leader of Britain's main opposition party has questioned whether the government had evidence to back up its accusations that Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the entrance to the Gulf, and warned against escalating tensions.


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Posted 2019/06/15 09:32:31

U.S. consulate welcomes Hong Kong decision to suspend extradition bill

The United States Consulate in Hong Kong on Saturday welcomed a decision by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to suspend a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial.


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Posted 2019/06/15 09:09:41