Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe’s failure to agree on immigration. Spain swooped to help 629 mainly sub-Saharan Africans on board the ship Aquarius last week after Italy’s new government, asserting its anti-immigrant credentials, refused ...

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South Korea, US to suspend 'large-scale' military exercises: report

The U.S. and South Korea are expected to announce they will suspend “large-scale” military exercises this week, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday. The suspension would only hold if North Korea cooperates in its promise to work toward denuclearization, Yonhap reported, according to Reuters. It will only apply to major joint exercises and not routine military training, an unnamed government ...

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Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops’ interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense. FILE PHOTO: An Israeli soldier shouts as he aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise ...

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Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition crisis. FILE PHOTO – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gestures as he attends a news conference with Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz in ...

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Colombians Choose Between Polar Opposites as They Pick New President

People wait for their turn to vote in Bogotá on Sunday. Photo: Martin Mejia/Associated Press By Juan Forero June 17, 2018 1:16 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Voters began casting ballots Sunday in a presidential election to choose among two polar opposites offering starkly different approaches for fighting drugs and gangs while modernizing a country coming out of a long ...

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Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been found in northern Virginia.  (New York Department of Environmental Conservation) Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness. The ...

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Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe’s failure to agree on immigration. Spain swooped to help 629 mainly sub-Saharan Africans on board the ship Aquarius last week after Italy’s new government, asserting its anti-immigrant credentials, refused ...

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Woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

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