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17 June 2019

Politics

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay (11)
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.
South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power (12)
File photo: An Argentine flag waves over Plaza de Mayo square, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Paul Byrne And Patricia Luna, The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighbouring countries' interconnected power
Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds (4)
The wife of Israel's prime minister has been sentenced to pay a fine of roughly $15,000 for misusing state funds. Social Sharing Sara Netanyahu accused running up large tabs at luxury restaurants The Associated Press · Posted: Jun 16, 2019 7:07 AM ET | Last Updated: June 16 Sara Netanyahu has long faced allegations of living extravagantly on oublic funds.
Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights' (12)
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.
Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response (7)
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.
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