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17 June 2019

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Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay (9)
Elaine Kurtenbach and Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press HONG KONG - Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam's announcement on Saturday is not enough.
Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response (5)
The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, Trend reports citing Reuters. U.S.-Iran tensions are high following accusations by the administration of U.S.
Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights' (10)
AP RAMAT TRUMP, GOLAN HEIGHTS - The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S.
Saudi Crown Prince Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks (1)
Allison Quinn Breaking News Reporter Updated 06.15.19 7:38PM ET / Published 06.15.19 7:37PM ET Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Iran for attacks on two fuel tankers in the Persian Gulf this week, backing President Trump's assessment of the incident that escalated tensions and sparked fears of a wider confrontation in the region.
Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual act of Treason' with Russia report (5)
By Justin Wise - 06/16/19 07:10 AM EDT President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE late Saturday ramped up his attacks against The New York Times, accusing the newspaper of committing a "virtual act of treason" over its report about the U.S.
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