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US troops wounded in apparent insider attack at Afghan base

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Sayed Salahuddin, The Washington Post on June 18, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
If confirmed as an incident among joint forces, it would mark the second time in a week that members of allied Afghan troops opened fire on U.S. counterparts.

Patricia Knatchbull, prince’s cousin injured in 1979 IRA bomb attack, dies at 93

By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post on June 18, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
Patricia Knatchbull, a cousin of Prince Philip who survived an Irish Republican Army bombing that killed her father and teenage son, died June 13 at her home in southeast England. She was 93.
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, June 17, 2017.

Number of missing sailors found dead as US destroyer reaches port

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on June 18, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
The sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the ship that flooded after a collision between a destroyer and a container ship.

Russia’s military says it may have killed ISIS leader; West, Iraq skeptical

By Dmitry Solovyov and Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters on June 16, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
Buildings are seen as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba June 13, 2017.

Trump rolls back parts of ‘terrible’ Obama Cuba policy

By Steve Holland, Reuters on June 16, 2017, at 7:28 a.m.
President Donald Trump will announce a new policy toward Cuba on Friday that prohibits any commercial dealings with Cuba’s economically powerful military and somewhat limits the freedom of U.S. citizens to travel to the island but leaves in place many changes implemented by his predecessor.
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Flames and smoke billow from a tower block at Latimer Road in West London, Britain June 14, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media.

Deadly fire in London tower like a ‘horror movie’

By Griff Witte and Karla Adam, Washington Post on June 14, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
The fire, which was believed to have begun on one of the lower floors of the 120-unit, public-housing building, was still burning as of 10 a.m. in London, some nine hours after it began.
Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 29, 2016.

American student, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on June 13, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
Otto Warmbier, 22, reportedly had come down with a case of botulism soon after his one-hour trial — 17 months ago — and he had been given a sleeping pill, from which he never woke up.
Jupiter as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jupiter is oldest planet in solar system, ancient meteorites show

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on June 13, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
Astronomers suspect the planet was the oldest, able to scoop up more material out of the disk before its younger siblings appeared.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen listens with her counterpart Panama's Juan Carlos Varela to the national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Panama City, Panama June 27, 2016.

Panama establishes ties with China, abandoning Taiwan, as Beijing steps up the pressure

By Simon Denyer, Washington Post on June 13, 2017, at 7:02 a.m.
Panama has established diplomatic ties with China and broken with Taiwan, as Beijing steps up efforts to isolate Taipei internationally since last year’s election of President Tsai Ing-wen.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are seen during a welcoming ceremony for Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Jerusalem June 6, 2017.

Netanyahu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

By Ruth Eglash, Washington Post on June 12, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
An Israeli journalist wrote Facebook post claiming the first lady booted the premier out of the car in an official convoy after a heated argument.

Man sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’ on Facebook in Pakistan

By Annie Gowen, Washington Post on June 12, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
The details the specific comments were unclear. But the sentence was the first such death sentence for a Facebook post in Pakistan.
French President Emmanuel Macron leaves the polling station after voting in the first of two rounds of parliamentary elections in Le Touquet, France, June 11, 2017.

Macron’s party on course for crushing French parliamentary majority

By Ingrid Melander and Laurence Frost, Reuters on June 11, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
This could be another blow for the mainstream parties on the right and left, which failed to get a candidate into the presidential run-off.

Afghan commando fatally shoots three US soldiers

By Ahmad Sultan, Reuters on June 10, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
The shooting occurred in Achin district, where U.S. special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants.
A joint group of police and military forces guard while conducting a house to house search as part of clearing operations in different sections of Marawi City, Philippines, June 7, 2017.

US joins fray as Philippines military struggles against Islamist militants

By Neil Jerome Morales and Simon Lewis, Reuters on June 10, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
U.S. special forces have joined the battle to crush Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town, officials said Saturday, as government forces struggled to make headway in the fight.

May vows to stay the course on Brexit, but resignation pressure builds after stunning loss

By Griff Witte Karla Adam and William Booth, The Washington Post on June 10, 2017, at 7:15 a.m.
On the day after British voters delivered an astonishing repudiation of Prime Minister Theresa May at the very moment that she had expected to be her crowning glory, she tried to go on as though nothing much had changed.

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for lifting of Qatar blockade, approves troop deployment

By Daren Butler, Reuters on June 10, 2017, at 7:13 a.m.
Erdogan vowed to keep supporting Qatar, and he rejected accusations that it supported terrorism.
Larry the Downing Street cat sits outside Number 10, in London, Britain, June 9, 2017.

What Britain’s next government could look like after May loses the majority

By Rick Noack, Washington Post on June 09, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
Here are some of the coalitions or arrangements that could result. Most scenarios are either unlikely or would be extremely fragile – possibly paving the way for another General Election.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party's Headquarters after Britain's election in London, Britain June 9, 2017.

Stunning blow for May as UK exit poll points to no clear winner

By Estelle Shirbon and Andy Bruce, Reuters on June 09, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May spectacularly lost her electoral gamble.

Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens

By Max Bearak, The Washington Post on June 08, 2017, at 1:08 p.m.
A large contingent of al-Shabab militants stormed a Somali military encampment Thursday, killing dozens of government-aligned soldiers and civilian bystanders.
A view shows the Kremlin wall, with the Moscow International Business Center also known as "Moskva-City" seen in the background, in Moscow, Feb. 27, 2016.

Watching Comey’s testimony, Moscow shrugs off claims of Russian hacking

By David Filipov, The Washington Post on June 08, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
Whatever their conclusions, Russians are scratching their heads over the twists and turns of the Russia probe.