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Robin Wright On U.S.-Iran Tensions

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses the situation with Iran and the attacks on ships in the Middle East with foreign affairs expert Robin Wright.
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'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

A German father fights to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS fighter.
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British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Begins New Hunger Strike, Husband Says

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of sedition after her arrest in 2016. Richard Ratcliffe said he would fast outside the country’s embassy in London in support.
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Crew Of Norwegian-Owned Oil Tanker Arrives In Dubai After 'Hostile Attack'

The 10-member crew of Front Altair reached Dubai two days after explosions rocked two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Backed by video evidence, the U.S. is blaming Iran.
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U.S. On Misguided 'Propaganda Campaign' Against Iran, Scholar Says

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gary Sick, a senior research scholar at Columbia University's Middle East Institute, about the escalating conflict with Iran.
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In Face-Off With Iran, Escalation May Depend on Who Prevails Inside Washington and Tehran

The attacks in the Gulf of Oman emboldens the hard-liners in Iran and the U.S., each able to argue their longtime adversary is itching for war.
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Yazidi Children, Torn From Their Families By ISIS, Forget Their Identities

Watfa and Jeelan are finally free of the ISIS woman who kept them captive for the past five years. But she's the only "family" they can remember and they want to go back to her.
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Flexibility First: Time To Reinvent Business Management

Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA -OpEd- *GUAYAQUIL * — Many managers work hard, are creative and invite the people around them to strive for excellence. But often their objectives fail to..
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Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows.

A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object..
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What The U.S. Military Knows About The Attacks On Oil Tankers In The Gulf Of Oman

Before the two tankers were attacked Thursday there were four other ships attacked in the last month around the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy watches the sea lanes there closely.
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Trump Administration Seeks To Phase Out Main Program For Palestinian Refugees

The Trump administration is seeking to phase out the main program for Palestinian refugees. But other countries are seeking to make up the money the U.S. has pulled with a conference.
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Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge

Unexplained explosions that crippled two tankers have raised alarms about potential military conflagration in the Middle East. How has that happened?
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Former Deputy Secretary Of State Discusses Rising Tensions Between The U.S. And Iran

With tensions rising between the U.S. and Iran, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the diplomatic path forward for the countries.
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How Possible Corruption Charges Could Threaten Benjamin Netanyahu's Tenure

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in power for a decade but after setbacks and facing a possible indictment, some in his own party are asking how long he should stay around.
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Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Told Their Homes Must Be Demolished

As Lebanese politicians scapegoat Syrian refugees, the government is ordering some of them to destroy their own makeshift homes.
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What are Limpet Mines, and How Do They Work?

Here’s all you need to know about the devices, which are named for a type of mollusk that sticks to rocks and are hard to remove.
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Refugee v. Migrant? What We're Missing In Immigration Debate

Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR -Analysis- *CAIRO* — Last December at a summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, 164 countries adopted the Global Compact on Migration, a United Nations-led agreement that aims..
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An Afghan War Veteran Reports Back

I deployed to Helmand Province in 2008 as an enlisted Marine infantryman. I returned there a decade later as a journalist.
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Parisian Visitors And Natives

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable..
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Iran Denies U.S. Claim That It Attacked Tankers In Gulf Of Oman

A day after two tankers caught fire in the strategic waterway, Iran's foreign minister says the U.S. charge is "without a shred of physical or circumstantial evidence."
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Former CENTCOM Chief On Tanker Attacks

NPR's Rachel Martin discusses the attacks on two oil tankers with the former head of the U.S. Central Command, Adm. William Fallon.
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News Brief: Tanker Attacks, Foreign Election Influence, Sudan Opposition

The U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, while Iran denied responsibility. Also, a bill on foreign election influence and a Sudanese opposition leader speaks from hiding.
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Visiting A Surprisingly Quiet And Cheerful Side Of Caracas

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR *CARACAS* — Sure, a recent visit to the Venezuelan capital offered scenes of the country's division between supporters and opponents of President Nicolás Maduro...
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‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine

A Japanese company’s account of the damage to its ship differed from the explanation of American officials who blamed Iran.
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Pompeo Says Iran Is Responsible For Attacks On Oil Tankers In The Gulf Of Oman

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.
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Attacks On Tankers In Gulf Of Oman Send Oil Prices Up, Sharply

Attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran sent oil prices higher and created new uncertainty about the safety of crude shipments in the Middle East.
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Memories Of Tiananmen And A Passing Yugoslav-Chinese Flirt

Worldcrunch.com / YONDER I was not at Tiananmen those weeks in the spring 1989, when thousands of students occupied the square, demanding more room in a modernizing China. Nor was I there in those..
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Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict

Two tankers have been hit, forcing their crews to abandon ship, near where four tankers were damaged last month. It was not clear who carried out the attacks.
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Tankers On Fire In Gulf Of Oman After Suspected Attack

All 44 crew members from both vessels were reportedly rescued and suffered only minor injuries. The incidents come weeks after alleged attacks on four tankers that the U.S. has blamed on Iran.
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Shelling Breaks Syria Cease-Fire Negotiated by Russia and Turkey

The cease-fire briefly ended more than six weeks of fighting and bombing. But intermittent shelling erupted in Idlib Province, the last piece of rebel-held territory.
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Oil Tankers Attacked In Gulf Of Oman, U.S. Navy Fleet Assisting

Two oil tankers were attacked Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, and the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet is helping out. Tensions in the region are high.
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Roberto Saviano On The Importance Of Airing Dirty Laundry

Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA Roberto Saviano has been under 24-hour police escort since 2006, when Gomorrah, his non-fiction book about the Neapolitan mafia, shined a spotlight on the Camorra crime..
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Russian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria

Russian news reports say Russia and Turkey reached a cease-fire in Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria. But intense fighting continued.
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Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal

The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook.
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German Youth: Running Low On Hope

Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT -OpEd- *BERLIN* — Is belief in a better world the exception? Do we expect humans to destroy the world rather than make it better? The Allensbach Institute for Public..
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Houthis Strike Airport in Saudi Arabia, Injuring Travelers

The Houthis, fighting a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war, fired a projectile that they called a cruise missile. The Saudis said 26 people were hurt.
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Watch: OneShot — UNICEF Against Child Labor

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT First adopted in 1989, the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child is "the most complete statement of children's rights ever produced." Since then, 196..
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On Historic Visit To Iran, Japan's Abe Hopes To Play Role Of Mediator With U.S.

The Japanese prime minister has offered to try to calm nerves between Washington and Tehran amid rising tensions that have followed the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
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Report: Russia Exploits Western Legal Systems, Institutions To Its Advantage

The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of "infiltrating the fabric of democracy," using international law and accounting firms, think tanks and institutions.
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Sara Netanyahu Cuts Plea Deal in Catering Case

The wife of Israel’s prime minister was accused of misusing about $100,000 in public funds. The prime minister’s own corruption case still looms over his run for another term.
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Alt Energy In Argentina: Wind-Powered Homes Of Patagonia

Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN *EL CHALTÉN* — Using alternative energies to cut costs and protect the environment has been an objective pursued in various areas, with plans in many residential..
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Shinzo Abe’s Latest Diplomatic Long Shot: Peacemaking in Iran

Japan’s prime minister arrives Wednesday in Tehran, placing himself directly in the middle of a tense confrontation between the United States and Iran.
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Lebanese Man Freed by Iran Says He Shared Cell Space with American

The freed man, Nizar Zakka, who has lived in the United States for most of his life, said he and other foreign prisoners are political pawns.
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Profile 360° → Sara Gama, A Radical Reset For Italian Soccer

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH Black and female, straight-talking and proudly Italian: Sara Gama, the captain of Italy's women soccer team, has become a role model for what the bel paese could become..
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