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Polish senators approve contentious overhaul of Supreme Court

/ Jul 22, 2017

Polish senators approve contentious overhaul of Supreme Court

In defiance of European Union criticism, Poland’s Senate on Saturday approved a contentious law that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court.The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature of President Andrzej Duda to become binding. Duda has so ...

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Jul 22, 2017

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Qatar’s ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country’s sovereignty.Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the comments in ...

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

/ Jul 22, 2017

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

Two former top intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president’s real aim is to make “Russia great again.”Former National Intelligence Director James ...

Three Palestinians, three Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Jul 22, 2017

Three Palestinians, three Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked ...

Pentagon chief says he thinks Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi is alive

Jul 22, 2017

Pentagon chief says he thinks Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi is alive

Pentagon chief James Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead.“I think Baghdadi’s alive … and I’ll believe otherwise when we know we’ve killed him,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters. “We are ...

Spicer to exit as Trump shakes up beleaguered press team

/ Jul 22, 2017

Spicer to exit as Trump shakes up beleaguered press team

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president “could benefit from a clean slate” as he seeks to steady ...

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

Jul 22, 2017

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia’s FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia ...