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Today โ€” June 17th 2019World

China state media criticize foreign 'hypocrisy' over Hong Kong after climbdown

Foreign "meddling" in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and "ill-intentioned", and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive Carrie Lam despite calls for her to resign, the official China Daily said on Monday.

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome

Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, stoking tensions with President Donald Trump.

Yemen's Houthis launch new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthi movement launched a new drone attack targeting the Abha regional airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday.

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader Lam after mass protest

Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty mounts over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and an extradition bill she postponed at the weekend.

Power mostly restored after massive blackout in Argentina, but questions remain

Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday, but Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the "unprecedented" outage was still unclear.

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'

A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.

Pompeo Says 'There's No Doubt' Iran Attacked 2 Tankers

By Daniella Cheslow
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo closes his remarks at the State Department Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledges to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil route where the two tankers were hit.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 23:55
Yesterday โ€” June 16th 2019World

UK's Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in leadership bid: Sunday Times

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson "as the best candidate" to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister.

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.

  • June 15th 2019 at 19:09

Mexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol southern border

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months, as members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border.

Notre Dame Holds 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

By Jake Cigainero
A small group in hard hats gathered on Saturday for Mass in Paris

A group of around 30 people wearing hardhats gathered for Mass in the cathedral on Saturday, exactly two months after a severe fire. The service was not open to the public.

(Image credit: Karine Perret/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 22:04

Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac, warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough.

Greek PM says may seek sanctions against Turkey in gas row

Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.

Boeing CEO Admits Mistake In 737 MAX Communication

By Daniella Cheslow
Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a press conference after the annual shareholders meeting in Chicago on April 29.

Ahead of Paris Air Show, Dennis Muilenburg concedes his company did not give enough information about a malfunctioning safety light.

(Image credit: Jim Young-Pool/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 20:54
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