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Of all at stake at the Trump-Putin summit, Syria is most in peril

THOSE WHO worry that President Trump will make unwarranted concessions to Vladi­mir Putin at their summit meeting Monday have plenty to fret about, including Mr. Trump’s hints that he might recognize Russia’s forcible annexation of Crimea or scale back NATO deployments in the Baltic states. But the most probable area of appeasement is Syria — which Russia aspires to dominate, at the expense of U.S. strategic interests ...

The King’s Path: Is this the scariest walk in the world?

The King’s Path is a unique walkway in Spain but not one to attempt if you are scared of heights. It is 3km (1.9 miles) long, 100 metres (328 feet) high and just one metre wide. The King’s Path (El Caminito del Rey) in Malaga was closed in 2001 for safety reasons but re-opened in 2015 after a massive restoration ...

For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world

The number of refugees resettled in the United States decreased more than in any other country in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This represents the first time since the adoption of the 1980 U.S. Refugee Act that the U.S. resettled fewer refugees than the rest of the world. The ...

Thailand, World Cup, LeBron James: Your Tuesday Briefing

• Found! Twelve boys and their coach were discovered alive nine days after they were trapped by floodwaters in a cave complex in the northern Thailand. The governor of Chiang Rai Province said rescue workers were providing care. Divers reached the group after enlarging a narrow, submerged passageway that was too small for them to get through while wearing their ...

Wipro removes Trump from its risk factors

Wipro has removed US President Donald Trump from the risk factors in its annual filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, a year after the information technology (IT) servicesNSE 2.57 % company named his policies as a potential threat. The Bengaluru-headquartered IT company was the first to explicitly name Trump as a risk. The Trump risk factor has now ...

Mexico fan’s incredible World Cup journey from 1986 to Russia 2018

MOSCOW — June 15, 1986 was an important day in the history of Mexican football. Manuel Negrete produced the best goal in the history of the World Cup, at least according to a recent FIFA poll, to help El Tri defeat Bulgaria 2-0 in Estadio Azteca and advance to the quarterfinals of its home World Cup. Mexicans took to the streets to celebrate. ...

2,000 children separated from parents in six weeks under Trump policy

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the US southern border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained on Friday by the Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults between 19 April and 31 May 2018. The separations were not ...

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. US President Donald Trump cancelled the summit, scheduled ...

Will Smith’s World Cup song Live It Up released for Russia 2018

The official World Cup song has been released ahead of the tournament kicking off in Russia next month. Live It Up has been produced by Diplo and features Nicky Jam, Will Smith, and Kosovar Albanian singer Era Istrefi. The Fresh Prince alluded to the track earlier in the week with a post on Instagram. He follows in the footsteps of Pitbull, Jennifer ...

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine ...

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