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British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran arrives at port - 07/20/2019

Tehran - By Farshid Motahari, - A British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran arrived on Saturday at the port of Bandar Abbas, where it will stay pending an investigation, the port authority said....

Salzburg Festival opens up to wider public with free concerts - 07/20/2019

Salzburg - The annual Salzburg Festival started on Saturday with a day of public concerts at various venues across Mozart's birth town. While tickets for regular performances during the 43-day...

Watchdog: Syrian government airstrikes kill nine civilians in Idlib - 07/16/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- At least nine civilians were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes carried out by Syrian warplanes against rebels in Syria's north-western province of Idlib, a war monitor...

Watchdog decries Syria's collective punishment of its people - 07/16/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- New-York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the Syrian government on Tuesday to stop the collective punishment of people who were placed "arbitrarily" on a terror list by freezing...

Key gas pipeline in Syria crippled after attack - 07/15/2019

CAIRO (dpa)- A major gas pipeline in central Syria has been knocked out of service after a terrorist attack, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported on Sunday. The attack targeted the pipeline...

12 killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in north-west Syria - 07/14/2019

CAIRO (dpa)- At least 12 civilians were killed on Saturday in airstrikes carried out by Syrian and Russian warplanes against rebels in north-western Syria, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory...

Merkel calls Hitler assassination attempt a role model - 07/13/2019

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for determined resistance against rising right-wing extremism in Germany ahead of the 75th anniversary of an assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler....

Car bombing kills 13 in Turkey-backed rebel town in northern Syria - 07/11/2019

BEIRUT, Nehal El-Sherif and Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- A car bomb went off in the northern Syrian town of Afrin, which is controlled by Turkish-backed rebels, killing 13 people on Thursday, a monitoring...

Britain to investigate leak of ambassador's comments on Trump - 07/09/2019

LONDON, dpa correspondents (dpa)- The British government on Sunday said it plans to investigate the leak of sensitive memos in which its ambassador to Washington called US President Donald Trump's...

Berlin rejects US call for German ground troops in Syria - 07/09/2019

BERLIN, Michael Fischer (dpa)- Berlin has rejected a US request for German ground forces to boost the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert...
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At a glance

Trump to Democratic congresswomen: 'Go back' where they came from

07/15/2019 - Laura King, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)

'Spider-Man' lands on top again at the box office, 'Toy Story 4' comes in second

07/15/2019 - Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)

R. Kelly hit with federal indictments in New York, Chicago

07/14/2019 - Jason Meisner, Madeline Buckley and Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune (tca/dpa)

Astronaut-themed books, movies and TV shows ahead of moon anniversary

07/16/2019 - Seattle Times staff, The Seattle Times (tca/dpa)