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May 30, 2017

Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

Poland’s defense minister says Polish and Afghan special forces have freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Antoni Maciereiwicz said the hostages included two solders, four police officers and five civilians, all of them Afghan nationals ...

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

| May 30, 2017

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land. For several weeks in ...

Soldiers tear-gas Venezuela opposition leader Capriles at protest

May 30, 2017

Soldiers tear-gas Venezuela opposition leader Capriles at protest

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been tear-gassed during a protest in the capital. The former presidential candidate was gassed Monday by soldiers who were trying to control an opposition protest that blocked a highway. His bodyguards helped him get out of the scrum ...

Thousands turn out to remember JFK on his 100th birthday

May 30, 2017

Thousands turn out to remember JFK on his 100th birthday

Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100. The United States Postal Service commemorated Kennedy’s centennial with a dedication of a JFK postage stamp in Brookline, ...