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  • Russia says U.S. bill will restrict its diplomats, pledges retaliation
    Reuters

    Russia says U.S. bill will restrict its diplomats, pledges retaliation

    By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would restrict the ability of U.S. diplomats based in Moscow to travel if a pending U.S. bill that would do the same to Russian diplomats in the United States entered into force. The intelligence bill, an annual measure that provides broad

  • Reuters

    U.S. sanctions two Yemenis, charity tied to al Qaeda in Yemen

    The United States imposed sanctions on two Yemeni men and a Yemen-based charity on Wednesday as part of its ongoing efforts to disrupt the financial and support networks of the Islamist militant group al Qaeda's powerful Yemen branch, the U.S. Treasury said. The Treasury added Al-Hasan Ali Ali Abkar

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The legal exemption making life easier for ethical hackers

    Cybersecurity researcher Brian Knopf specializes in hunting for vulnerabilities and flaws inside connected devices and wireless gadgets. 

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

    A dozen Lebanese women dressed in bloodstained wedding dresses gathered outside of government buildings in Beirut on Tuesday to protest a rape law that they say is archaic and unjust. The late 1940s law dictates that a rapist will not be punished if he marries his victim, a provision that astounds many

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Supreme Court effectively broadens definition of insider trading

    In a ruling that could fortify efforts to root out Wall Street corruption, the US Supreme Court settled conflicting appellate court decisions Tuesday by affirming a broader interpretation of insider trading. Prosecutors can legally prove that a tipster engaged in insider trading without also needing

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
    Associated Press

    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard
    Associated Press

    Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard

    A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said. According to senior police ...

  • The Latest: Renzi says not afraid of new elections in Italy
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Renzi says not afraid of new elections in Italy

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Italy (all times local):

  • The Latest: Guests observe moment of silence at Pearl Harbor
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Guests observe moment of silence at Pearl Harbor

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.(all times Hawaii):

  • Britain's finance chief starts overseas tour on Brexit fears
    Associated Press

    Britain's finance chief starts overseas tour on Brexit fears

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's finance chief is in South Africa to try to reassure global partners ahead of his country's planned departure from the European Union.

  • Associated Press

    Money-laundering monitor says Switzerland has work to do

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland has achieved "good results" in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, but should strengthen its compliance controls, boost scrutiny on the use of cash and share information more with foreign authorities, a leading watchdog said Wednesday.

  • Associated Press

    Nebraska lawmaker bashes report on failed execution drug buy

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he's disappointed by a recently-released state auditor's report about Department of Correctional Services' failed attempt to purchase execution drugs from overseas last year.

  • Reuters

    Turkey's purged NATO staff not coup plotters: alliance commander

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's top commander said on Wednesday he did not believe Turkish personnel sacked from NATO command were involved in July's abortive coup and has raised his concerns with Turkey about the impact on its armed forces. Curtis Scaparrotti, a U.S general who

  • British premier, Gulf Arab nations pledge to counter Iran
    Associated Press

    British premier, Gulf Arab nations pledge to counter Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from six Gulf Arab countries agreed Wednesday to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities," a pledge meant to calm nerves following the nuclear deal with world powers.

  • UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details
    Associated Press

    UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

    The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, after the British government agreed to publish details of its negotiating ...