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Trump Threatens Sanctions on Venezuela if President Maduro Creates Constituent Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a super-legislature known as a Constituent Assembly in a July 30 vote. (more…)

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Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva Convicted of Corruption

The graft conviction Wednesday of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a front-runner for next year's presidential election, opens the door for an outsider to take power in Latin America's largest country, political experts said. (more…)

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Israel and India Launch Technology Fund, Sign 7 Agreements on Space, Water and Agriculture

Israel and India launched a technology fund Wednesday aimed at growing the countries’ business relationship, and signed seven accords boosting cooperation in areas ranging from space research to water and agriculture. (more…)

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WATCH: Oprah Picks Cameroonian Author’s Debut Novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for Book Club; Says It Has ‘Everything That’s Grabbing The Headlines In America Right Now’

This morning, Oprah Winfrey announced her latest selection for “Oprah’s Book Club” ― and it’s as topical as it is gripping. Behold the Dreamers is a powerful novel by 36-year-old Imbolo Mbue, whose own experience as an immigrant from Cameroon is woven through a tale of Jende and Neni Jonga,

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Trump Reverses Pieces of Obama Administration’s Cuba Deal

President Trump announced on Friday that he was reversing crucial pieces of what he called a “terrible and misguided deal” with Cuba and will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by the Obama administration in an attempt to obtain additional concessions from the Cuban government. (more…)

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Trump Poised to Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump was poised Wednesday to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, two officials with knowledge of the decision said, making good on a campaign pledge but severely weakening the landmark 2015 climate change accord that committed nearly every nation to take action to curb the warming

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Texas Close to Passing Bill Requiring Transgender People to Use Public Bathrooms According to Gender on Birth Certificates

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. (more…)

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Bomb at Bangkok Hospital Wounds 24 People

A bomb at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup, the government said, with the army chief blaming groups opposed to the junta. (more…)

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Brazil President Michel Temer Says ‘I Won’t Resign, Oust Me If You Want’

Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal, will not step down even if he is formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Monday. (more…)

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