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Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

June 19, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters... more »»

 
 
 
Trial of 4 suspects in MH17 downing to start in March

June 19, 2019

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — Four people, including a prominent eastern Ukrainian separatist commander, were charged with murder Wednesday in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 ove... more »»

Trial over downing of MH17 to start in March; 4 suspects

June 19, 2019

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — The mother of one of the 298 victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says at least four suspects will be tried for murder in a case set to start in... more »»

LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven

June 19, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. more »»

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

June 19, 2019

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of... more »»

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

June 19, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. more »»

Iraqi official: Rocket hits oil site, wounds 3 Iraqi workers

June 19, 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket hit an oil-drilling site in Iraq's southern Basra province early Wednesday, striking inside a compound housing energy giant Exxon Mobil and wounding three local workers,... more »»

Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutality

June 19, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers grilled the city's security secretary Wednesday over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. more »»

Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

June 19, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress i... more »»

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

June 19, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in bot... more »»

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions

June 19, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have blocked the U.N. more »»

Soccer great now mired in corruption scandals

June 19, 2019

Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between th... more »»

Michel Platini, a soccer great now mired in corruption

June 19, 2019

Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between th... more »»

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

June 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U. more »»

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

June 18, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals... more »»

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

June 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partner. more »»

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

June 18, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands... more »»

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

June 18, 2019

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a... more »»

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

June 18, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel... more »»

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

June 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday June 19, 2019

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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