U.S. NHC SAYS 30% CHANCE OF TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

A trough of low pressure located over the northwest Bahamas and the adjacent waters has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone...

U.S.'S POMPEO DISMISSES IRAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT CAPTURED U.S. SPIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran's announcement it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S....

 
 
 

U.S.'S POMPEO DISMISSES IRAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT CAPTURED U.S. SPIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran's announcement that it had captured 17 spies working for...

IN THE NEWS TODAY, JULY 22

Four stories in the news for Monday, July 22

 
 
 

TURKEY WILL RETALIATE IF U.S. IMPOSES SANCTIONS OVER S-400S -MINISTER

ANKARA - Turkey would retaliate against what it called an unacceptable threat of U.S. sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400...

IRAN SAYS IT ARRESTS CIA SPIES, GULF TENSIONS SIMMER

DUBAI - Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and sentenced some of them...

 
 
 

SOUTH AFRICA'S TOP COURT SAYS PUBLIC PROTECTOR ACTED IN BAD FAITH

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that an anti-corruption official who has accused President Cyril...

AIR STRIKES KILL AT LEAST 20 IN REBEL-HELD CITY IN SYRIA, RESCUERS SAY

AMMAN - Air strikes on a popular market and residential neighborhoods killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an...

 
 
 

DRAW LIST FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE'S 3RD QUALIFYING ROUND

NYON, Switzerland - Draw Monday for Champions League's third qualifying round:

INDIA'S MOON MISSION LIFTS OFF, HOPES TO PROBE LUNAR SOUTH POLE

SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU - India launched a rocket into space on Monday in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, the country's...

 
 
 

PORTUGUESE FIRES UNDER PARTIAL CONTROL, WEATHER RAISES CONCERNS

VILA DE REI/MACAO - Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday, but adverse...

AT LEAST SEVEN KILLED IN BOMB ATTACK IN SOMALIA'S MOGADISHU

MOGADISHU - At least seven people were killed and 27 others wounded when a bomb went off outside a hotel near the international airport...

 
 
 

LIBYAN WARPLANE LANDS ON ROAD IN SOUTHERN TUNISIA

TUNIS - A Libyan warplane landed on Monday on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash, witnesses and local media said.

SENIOR OMANI OFFICIAL TO VISIT IRAN ON SATURDAY - STATE NEWS AGENCY

DUBAI - Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, will visit Iran on Saturday to discuss regional...

 
 
 

BRITAIN TO BAN ‘GAGGING' CLAUSES USED TO SILENCE HARASSMENT VICTIMS

By Lin Taylor

IRAN'S KHAMENEI CALLS US PLAN FOR ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE A ‘DANGEROUS PLOT'

Iran's supreme leader said on Monday that a U.S. plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians through development fueled...

 
 
 

UK TO SEND 250 TROOPS TO MALI FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

LONDON - Britain is to send 250 troops to the West African nation of Mali next year as part of a United Nations peacekeeping operation,...

FRANCE FINDS WRECKAGE OF SUBMARINE WHICH DISAPPEARED IN 1968

PARIS - The French Navy has found the wreckage of its 'Minerve' submarine, which disappeared off the coast of Toulon in the Mediterranean...

 
 
 

POPE FRANCIS'S ENVOY TELLS SYRIA'S ASSAD OF CONCERN FOR IDLIB'S CIVILIANS

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis's envoy told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting on Monday of the Pope's concerns for the humanitarian...

TURKEY SAYS NO MORE EXPLORATION SHIPS NECESSARY IN EASTERN MED FOR NOW

ANKARA - No further energy exploration or drilling ships are necessary in the eastern Mediterranean for now, Turkish Foreign Minister...

 
 
 



Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, leaves his party amid calls for...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, leaves his party amid calls for resignation

The announcement comes as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans swarmed outside La Fortaleza in Old San Juan last week, demanding the governor resign. Read more ...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction, still frustrating...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction, still frustrating clinics

Clinics expressed concerns regarding the move, which slows a new rule against abortions Read more ...

Father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

Father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

OAK ISLAND, NC - A father of six has died after a wave struck him on a North Carolina beach and slammed him to the sand, breaking his neck, his wife said on Twitter. Lee... Read more ...

China just launched its own Nasdaq for local tech IPOs and one stock soared...

China just launched its own Nasdaq for local tech IPOs and one stock soared more than 500%

China launched its answer to the Nasdaq and some shares surged. More than 24 stocks IPO'd. The Star Market was announced by President Xi last year, in the hope it will... Read more ...

Yukiya Amano, The Head Of U.N. Nuclear Watchdog, Dies At 72

Yukiya Amano, The Head Of U.N. Nuclear Watchdog, Dies At 72

Amano, who was director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was instrumental in negotiations leading to the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program. Read more ...

19 people have died after consuming alcohol tainted with methanol in Costa Rica

19 people have died after consuming alcohol tainted with methanol in Costa Rica

Nineteen people have died under suspicious circumstances in Costa Rica since June 2 after drinking alcohol tainted with methanol, the country's health ministry said. Officials... Read more ...

Iran busted 17 spies linked to CIA, some received death sentence - media

Iran busted 17 spies linked to CIA, some received death sentence - media

Iranian secret services uncovered a 17-member spy ring working against the country, according to state-affiliated media. Some of the agents have been given capital punishment. Read more ...

Don't Have Your Lunch Money? 1 Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster...

Don't Have Your Lunch Money? 1 Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster Care

Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal... Read more ...

Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

All eyes in the capital - and many more in the nation - will be on the former special counsel this week in Congress. Whatever takes place, the political stakes are high. (Image... Read more ...

Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand against Sun

Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand against Sun

GWANGJU, South Korea - Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer... Read more ...