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Puerto Rico’s path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island’s utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a key contractor and moved to triple the funding of another. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the federal power restoration […]

Resist or Obey Madrid’s Rule? Catalonia Civil Servants Must Decide – New York Times

On the other, “we have part of the country that really believes that ‘we are free, we have an independent republic’, and for this part of the country, President Puigdemont and his government are the legitimate government of Catalonia,” Mr. Bartomeus said. “It’s easy to take out the government: You just have to write it” […]

Clashes around parliament as Iraqi Kurdish leader steps down – Washington Post

BAGHDAD — Clashes raged in front of Irbil’s parliament building after the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, dissolved his powers as president Sunday just over a month after a controversial independence referendum he spearheaded sparked a deep regional crisis. An Associated Press team witnessed dozens of protesters attacking the building, parliamentarians and […]

Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN

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2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali – New York Times

No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative […]

Iran Says Its President Turned Down a Meeting With Trump – Bloomberg

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rebuffed a request from U.S. President Donald Trump to meet at the United Nations in New York in September, a day after the Trump made a speech highly critical of the Islamic republic, the state-run Fars News Agency said. Hassan Rouhani “A request indeed was made by the U.S. side but […]

Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont ‘welcome’ to run in poll – BBC News

Media captionSarah Rainsford met protesters in Madrid who are calling for a united Spain The Spanish government has said it would welcome the participation of sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in new elections. The central government in Madrid has ordered that fresh elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia should take place in December. It […]

Tropical Storm Selma Hits El Salvador; Philippe Eyes Florida – Bloomberg

San Salvador, El Salvador (AP) — Tropical Storm Selma made landfall on El Salvador’s coast Saturday with heavy rains and dangerous ocean swells, while Tropical Storm Philippe formed in the Caribbean and was expected to dump heavy rains across South Florida and the Keys after soaking Cuba. The National Hurricane Center said late Saturday that […]

Mogadishu car bombs leave at least 19 dead – CNN

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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons – New York Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has campaigned for a military buildup against the threat from the North, and Japan sits on a stockpile of nuclear material that could power an arsenal of 6,000 weapons. Last Sunday, he won a commanding majority in parliamentary elections, fueling his hopes of revising the nation’s pacifist Constitution. This brutal calculus […]

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