BBC News /
Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms

The Australian woman had set out with her partner, who was later found dead near a waterfall.

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Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack

Christian militia attacked a convoy protecting water trucks.

NY Times /
News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.

BBC News /
Canada polygamy trial: Verdict due in Bountiful polygamy trial

Two ex-leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints face polygamy charges.

BBC News /
Nigeria's President Buhari seen in London

The president laughs off "cocktail of lies" about his health as he recovers in London.

BBC News /
Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

If found guilty, the 17 writers and managers could be jailed for decades.

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Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli is wounded during the incident in Amman.

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LA Times /
How McKinsey quietly shaped Europe’s response to the refugee crisis 

The company’s work in Germany is illustrative. It helped cut wait times, but at a cost.

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LA Times /
In France, murder of a Jewish woman ignites debate over the word ‘terrorism’

Nation grapples with profound questions — as political as they are existential — following Sarah Halimi’s vicious slaying.

LA Times /
The last British lynx was killed 1,300 years ago. Now the wild cat may be poised for a comeback.

Conservationists see the return as a potent symbol, but they’ll have to overcome resistance from sheep farmers.

LA Times /
Poland’s long march toward democracy is threatened by quick steps away from it

Measures stripping away judicial independence have drawn rebuke from the E.U.

LA Times /
The man who drives Trump’s Russia connection

Aras Agalarov is an eager-to-please tycoon who has taken on a variety of projects for the Kremlin.

LA Times /
Macron hosts Netanyahu, condemns anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism

In a symbolic meeting, the French president said, “We will never surrender to the messages of hate.”

LA Times /
Italy offers swimming lessons for refugees traumatized while crossing the Mediterranean

The initiative comes as Italian society grows sharply more skeptical about taking in migrants after years of increasing numbers.

LA Times /
Britain’s housing crisis looms large as Grenfell fire survivors reckon with what’s next

A severe shortage of public housing has left former tower residents wondering where to go. 

LA Times /
‘Thank you, dear Donald’: Why Macron invited Trump to France

The new French president positions himself to become Trump’s principal interlocutor in Western Europe.

Washington Post /
Two ultra-Orthodox feminists challenge Israel’s political landscape

A nonprofit organization is trying to pressure the Haredi leadership to give women a voice.

Washington Post /
Israeli troops deploy across East Jerusalem and West Bank after violence over holy site

19-year-old Palestinian attacker wrote on Facebook that ‘all I have is a sharpened knife.’

Washington Post /
Clashes break out near Jerusalem holy site amid dispute over metal detectors

Muslims in Jerusalem are threatening a massive protest at the al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday.

Washington Post /
Syrian rebels feel betrayed by U.S. decision to end CIA support: ‘It will weaken America’s influence.’

U.S. priorities have shifted to fighting the Islamic State.

Washington Post /
Parents of missing U.S. journalist Austin Tice ready to work with any group to secure his release

Speaking from Beirut, the Tices renewed calls for the release of their son, who was captured in Syria five years ago.

Washington Post /
American scholar convicted in Iran known for his ‘intellectual curiosity,’ professor says

Xiyue Wang, 37, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges.

Washington Post /
Iran sentences Princeton graduate student to 10 years for espionage, report says

Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old PhD student, was reportedly detained in 2016.

Washington Post /
Erdogan’s speech on anniversary of coup attempt highlights Turkey’s divisions

In front of a massive crowd, the president said, ‘The treachery we face makes us stronger.’  

Washington Post /
After Islamic State defeat, a daunting search for bodies in Mosul’s rubble

Thousands were killed in the nine-month offensive, aid workers say. But a final death toll may never be known.

Washington Post /
The United States and Europe are on a collision course over Iran

European companies are forging ahead with investments in Iran despite concerns over U.S. commitment to the nuclear accord.

Washington Post /
Gunmen kill 2 Israeli police officers at entrance to Jerusalem mosque complex

Site holy to both Jews and Muslims is a scene of frequent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

Washington Post /
With a push from Trump’s envoy, Israel and the Palestinians make a water deal

The agreement is also designed to build trust between the parties as the U.S. encourages peace talks.

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