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Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby, further increasing tensions in the Gulf region.

Trump says U.S. will talk to Britain after Iran seizes oil tanker (Reuters World News)
Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf (Reuters World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 19, 2019
Donald Trump, and Other Readers, Had a Lot to Say About Friedman's Column
More than 5,000 readers, including the president, weighed in.

'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing (Reuters World News)

BBC Front PageJul 19, 2019
Iran 'seizes British-flagged oil tanker'
A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings: IRNA
The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran's elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying.

Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows
A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf, according to Refinitiv tracking data.

BBC Front PageJul 19, 2019
Home favourite McIlroy misses the cut at the Open
Ireland's Shane Lowry shares the lead at The Open after a four-under-par second-round 67 which includes six birdies in 10 holes.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 19, 2019
The Open 2019: Lee Westwood & Jordan Spieth among best shots from day 2
Lee Westwood, Jordan Spieth and Ricky Fowler star among the best shots from the second day of the 2019 Open at Portrush.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 19, 2019
British oil tanker seized by Iranian forces and being guided into the Strait of Hormuz
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed in a statement that the tanker was seized for "violating international regulations."

Trump says U.S. is confident it shot down Iranian drone on Thursday (Reuters World News)
U.S. Has Evidence That Iranian Drone Was Destroyed, Senior Official Says (NPR Headline News)

ABC NewsJul 19, 2019
Trump says White House helping rapper ASAP Rocky, who is detained in Sweden
President Donald Trump confirmed that the White House is in talks with Sweden to help free ASAP Rocky, adding that first lady Melania Trump asked him to help the rapper.

NPR Headline NewsJul 19, 2019
Iran Says It Has Seized A British Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz
Ship-tracking data show the U.K. tanker Stena Impero was traveling from the United Arab Emirates to a port in Saudi Arabia when it suddenly veered toward Iran's coast and came to a stop.

Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian
The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
Why Is ASAP Rocky Being Detained in Sweden? Trump, Melania Working to Bring Rapper Home Soon
The President said it was members of the African American community, and Melania, that brought ASAP Rocky's detainment to his attention.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
Hope Hicks' Lawyer Says She Didn't Lie to Congress About Trump's 2016 Hush Money Deal: 'Simply Wrong'
"Ms. Hicks stands by her truthful testimony," attorney Robert Trout said in a statement issued on Friday.

Philip Hammond will 'not exclude' backing no confidence vote to stop no-deal Brexit (BBC Front Page)

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 19, 2019
N.S.A. Contractor Who Hoarded Secrets at Home Is Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison
The case of Harold T. Martin III, who took home classified material undetected for nearly 20 years, was a major embarrassment for security officials.

BBC Front PageJul 19, 2019
The Open 2019: Rory McIlroy makes 65 but misses out on the cut at the Open.
Watch as Rory McIlroy makes a remarkable 65 but still misses the cut at the Open.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 19, 2019
Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison
Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

ABC NewsJul 19, 2019
China calls on US to 'correct' Iran sanctions
China calls on Washington to 'correct' sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for nuclear program

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists (CNBC World News)

NYTimes GlobalJul 19, 2019
Does Russia Want More Than Your Old Face?
The FaceApp fracas forces us to think hard about giving our personal data to companies in authoritarian countries.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 19, 2019
U.S. citizen accused of becoming ISIS sniper and training fighters in Syria
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov is accused of trying to recruit someone he didn't know was a confidential informant for the New York City Police Department.

Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets.

Trump hosts US airline executives — and their Qatari rival — amid tensions over Gulf state subsidies (CNBC World News)

NPR Headline NewsJul 19, 2019
Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS
A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.

BBC Front PageJul 19, 2019
Minnesota crowd welcomes home Ilhan Omar amid Trump row
The congresswoman returned to her home state and was met with "welcome home" chants and signs.

NPR Headline NewsJul 19, 2019
What Facebook And Mercy Corps Can Gain (And Lose) From A Digital Currency Partnership
Mercy Corps believes that the Libra currency, set to launch in 2020, could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charitable group has partnered with a controversial company.

NYTimes GlobalJul 19, 2019
16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.' Here Are Some of Their Stories.
After President Trump attacked four congresswomen of color on Twitter, suggesting they "go back" to the places they came from, readers shared experiences of being told the same thing.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
'Fortnite' Season 9 Final Showdown Live Event Countdown - When Does It Start?
"Fortnite" is about to host its Final Showdown event to cap off Season 9. Here's everything we know about it including its start time.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
KyoAni Fire: Suspect Torched Kyoto Animation Studio Because It Stole His Novel, Say Reports
Shinji Aoba, 41, shouted "die" before setting the Japanese animation studio on fire, witnesses have said.

Reuters World NewsJul 19, 2019
Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel: media
A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, media said on Friday.

World leaders, Apple CEO offer tributes to Japanese studio after attack (Reuters World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 19, 2019
Japan Fire Killed Mostly Women, at a Studio Known for Hiring Them
Kyoto Animation is known for employing more women than most of its competitors do, and that was reflected in the toll from the apparent arson on Thursday.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 19, 2019
Zhang Yingying: US man sentenced to life for Chinese student's murder
Brendt Christensen abducted Zhang Yingying on a university campus in 2017 and beat her to death.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 19, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero's Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks
"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

CBC Top StoriesJul 19, 2019
Dennis Oland not guilty of murder in retrial over 2011 death of multimillionaire father
Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his father Richard Oland, eight years to the month after the multimillionaire was bludgeoned to death, following his retrial in Saint John.

CNBC World NewsJul 19, 2019
What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions
Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termination.

NYTimes GlobalJul 19, 2019
Morehouse College Investigates Sexual Misconduct After Students' Videos
In widely shared videos, several students accused a staff member at the all-male, historically black school of sexual harassment. The college has expanded its investigation to other employees.

NYTimes GlobalJul 19, 2019
Trump, ‘Exploiting Racism for Political Gain'
Readers discuss the president's "go back" tweet and reflect on earlier calls of "America, love it or leave it."

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 19, 2019
Time for Another Trip to the Moon?
A reporter who covered the Apollo 11 lunar mission 50 years ago and other readers offer their opinions.

NPR Headline NewsJul 19, 2019
'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing
We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 19, 2019
Rapper ASAP Rocky will remain in Swedish custody after brawl
A court granted the Swedish prosecutor's request to continue detaining the American rapper while police complete their investigation into the June 30 brawl.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
Palm Beach County, Florida, Sheriff Opens Probe into Handling of Jeffrey Epstein's Generous Work Release Program
"All aspects of the matter will be fully investigated to ensure total transparency and accountability," a statement said.

Sheriff Orders Investigation Into How Deputies Handled Jeffrey Epstein's Work Release (Int'l Herald Tribune)

ABC NewsJul 19, 2019
LIVE: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11: ABC News Live
24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 19, 2019
Ilhan Omar Returns to Minneapolis for Hero's Welcome
After a week of attacks from President Trump and his supporters, Representative Ilhan Omar returned to her district Thursday night for a hero's welcome.

NPR Headline NewsJul 19, 2019
A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students
Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
LA Galaxy vs. LAFC: Where to Watch, Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Latest Odds
The first El Trafico of the season takes place on Friday night, as the Galaxy host Western Conference leaders LAFC.

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein's Ex-lawyer Alan Dershowitz Boasts of 'Perfect, Perfect Sex Life' Amid Rape Allegations
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who represented Jeffrey Epstein, said of his accuser's lawyer that he is "going to beat him bad."

NewsweekJul 19, 2019
Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Team News and Odds
The European champions open their U.S. summer tour with a friendly against Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

ABC NewsJul 18, 2019
New Cohen documents reveal calls with Trump, Enquirer publisher before payment
New documents reveal a series of calls between then-candidate Trump, Michael Cohen and then-press secretary Hope Hicks with the publisher of the National Enquirer.

NPR Headline NewsJul 18, 2019
Suspected Arson At Anime Studio In Japan Kills At Least 33 People
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is "too appalling for words." A suspect has been taken into custody.

NYTimes GlobalJul 18, 2019
A Rush to Drill, Just Because We Can
There is no good reason to disturb the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 18, 2019
The Water Crisis In Chennai, India: Who's To Blame And How Do You Fix It?
Reservoirs are dry in India's sixth biggest city. Municipal taps work only a few hours a day. Trains are delivering emergency water supplies.

NewsweekJul 18, 2019
Morehouse College Employee on Leave after Students Accuse Him on Social Media of Sexual Misconduct
The student claimed he reported it to the school but they failed to address the allegations properly.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 18, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Homeland Security Chief Faces Off With Democrats On Border Crisis
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is appearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee amid a heated debate between the GOP and Democrats about the administration's immigration policies.
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