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EU Fines Google A Record 2.42 Billion Euros

(AP) – The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its […]

Iranian FM Calls US Travel Ban ‘misplaced’

(AP) – Iran’s foreign minister says the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is “disappointing” and says the ban is more about politics than security. Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called the ban “misplaced and misguided,” saying it “had no basis in fact and it would not help fight terrorism, in fact it […]

Syria Rebels Say New Chemical Attack Possible

(AP) – Syrian rebels say they do not rule out the possibility of another chemical weapons attack by President Bashar Assad’s government – even after punitive U.S. missile strikes after the attack in April. Jamil Saleh, the commander of the rebel Jaysh al-Ezzah faction, on Tuesday called for renewed airstrikes on the Shayrat Air Base […]

US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa

(AP) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria. Describing American reassurances to Turkey that the U.S. will take back weapons given to the Syrian Kurds after the IS fight, Mattis says it depends on […]

Dutch Government Partially Liable In 300 Srebrenica Deaths

(AP) – A Dutch appeals court has ruled that the government was partially liable in the deaths of some 300 Muslim men murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The ruling Tuesday largely upheld a civil court’s 2014 judgment that said the state was liable in the deaths of the Bosnian Muslim […]

Iranians Brush Off US Travel Ban

(AP) – Iranians at Tehran’s international airport say they don’t expect to encounter any difficulties traveling to the United States despite the Supreme Court’s partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The Iranian government did not immediately comment on the ban, which would apply to Iran and five other Muslim-majority countries. The ban would […]

Mexican Journalist’s Charred Body Identified

(AP) – A charred body found in western Mexico has been identified as the owner and director of a local television station abducted in May. Salvador Adame was director of local channel 6TV. He was the seventh journalist to be killed so far this year in Mexico.  The head prosecutor of the western state of […]

Canada Nurse Gets Life For Killing 8 People In Her Care

(AP) – A judge has sentenced a former nurse to life behind bars for killing eight elderly people in her care.  Elizabeth Wettlaufer told the court Monday she is truly sorry and hopes her victims’ families can find peace and healing.á The 50-year-old pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts […]

Russian Navy Test-Fires Submarine-Launched Missile

(AP) – The Russian military says it has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile.  The Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava missile Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea. The ministry said the missile’s mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia – […]