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Friday, Jun 22

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Iceland’s Big Loss to Nigeria Just Pushed the World Cup Drama to 11

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Will Argentina mount an epic comeback? Could Iceland make it through?

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Trump Is Trying to Dismantle the World Order. Is NATO Next on His List?

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"Friends and allies of the United States are wondering, who is the leader of the democratic world?”

The West Should Not Underestimate the Strength of Turkey’s Democratic Spirit

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The elections might not be fair, but they are free. That means Turkey's opposition could stand a chance

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The Alternative World Cup You Might Have Missed This Summer

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The FIFA World Cup is in full swing this week. But if you prefer your soccer with a side of politics, the real tournament of the summer was the “alternative” World Cup that wrapped up on June 9, pitting teams from the world’s “nations, de…

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This Guatemalan Mother Sued the U.S. for Separating Her From Her Son at the Border. Now, They Are Reunited

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(McALLEN, Texas) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families…

North and South Korea Agree to Hold Family Reunification Meetings This Summer

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(SEOUL, South Korea) —c North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear…

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Another U.S. Embassy Worker Was Confirmed as Affected by Mysterious Health Incident in Cuba

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A total of 25 people suffered a range of symptoms and diagnoses

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British Police Have Arrested a Man in Connection With London Railway ‘Bomb Hoax’

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The 38-year-old man is being held under the Mental Health Act

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

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The women were abducted while performing a play about human trafficking

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The Radical Cleric Behind Indonesia Starbucks Bombing Has Been Sentenced to Death

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Aman Abdurrahman is the key ideologue for IS militants in the world’s largest Muslim nation

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North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War

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The families were were driven apart during the turmoil of the Korean War

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Exclusive: Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Turning to China Over the U.S.

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It's just over four years since Prayuth, 64, launched a coup d’etat after six months of street protests

Thursday, Jun 21

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‘There Is No Way We Can Turn Back.’ Why Thousands of Refugees Will Keep Coming to America Despite Trump’s Crackdown

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For thousands in the Northern Triangle of Central America, there is no easy choice

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4 Things to Watch in Turkey’s Elections

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If he wins on Sunday, Erdogan will become Turkey’s most powerful leader since 1923.

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Becomes First World Leader to Give Birth While in Office in Nearly 3 Decades

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(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn “to our village.” She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding…

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

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Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican province of Alajuela, where I’m told the coffee–harvested and roasted on-site–is a must-try.…

Thailand’s Leader Promised to Restore Democracy. Instead He’s Tightening His Grip

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Despite his promise to return Thailand to democracy, Prayuth Chan-ocha is tightening his grip

At Home and in Europe, Angela Merkel Is in Trouble

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel hasn’t had much chance to enjoy her fourth term. In September elections, her party took its lowest vote share since 1949, partly because of an open-arms approach to Europe’s migrant crisis that cut into her…

A Jailed Kurdish Kingmaker Could Decide Turkey’s Future

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In the race for Turkey’s presidency, a candidate is entitled to 20 minutes of television time – even, it turns out, from prison. In what state media are calling a “first in the history of democracy,” Kurdish candidate Selahattin Demirtas,…

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Thousands Gather for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year

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About 9,500 people greeted the sunrise at the Neolithic monument

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Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean Missiles

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Officials said recent diplomatic developments had reduced the threat of missile strikes

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

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Ardern is now only the second elected leader ever to give birth while in office.

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President Trump Says North Korea Has Returned the Remains of 200 U.S. Soldiers

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Kim Jong Un agreed to return soldiers' remains following the Singapore summit

President Trump Will Meet Queen Elizabeth Next Month

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The last time Trump was invited to the U.K., over 1.8 million Britons signed a petition against his visit

Algeria Shuts Off Internet Access Nationwide to Combat Cheating on Exams

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Facebook will also be blocked throughout Algeria during the exam period

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Marijuana Will Be Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says

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Canada is only the second country in the world to make marijuana legal across the country

Wednesday, Jun 20

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Here’s How Much a $100 Bet Would Pay Out if You Picked the Right Team to Win the World Cup

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One week into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s very much up in the air what team will ultimately win the championship. Months before the tournament began, Germany was given the highest odds of winning the World Cup, at 9/2. That means a $100…

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Mega Mergers to the Summer Solstice: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week

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Welcome to the Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Featuring conversations with writers and editors from TIME, Fortune, Money and…

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George and Amal Clooney Just Donated $100,000 to Help Immigrant Children

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"We can’t change this administration’s policy, but we can help defend the victims of it.”