Jun. 27, 2019

REUTERS

The U.S. House and Senate will try to resolve their conflicting versions of an emergency funding bill on Thursday to address worsening humanitarian conditions for migrant children and families on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Iran's foreign minister said on Twitter on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's view that a conflict with Iran would be a "short war" was an illusion and that his threat of "obliteration" amounted to threatening "genocide".

Iran is on course to breach a threshold in its nuclear agreement with world powers within days by accumulating more enriched uranium than permitted, although it has not done so yet, diplomats said, citing the latest data from U.N. inspectors.

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to issue eagerly awaited decisions on Thursday in cases on the Trump administration's attempt to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and bids by voters to stem the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries, a practice called gerrymandering.

A Mexican migrant shelter is raising concern over what it said was an unauthorized attempt by Mexico's National Guard to enter the facility and question migrants.

Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system.

Protesters in Hong Kong blocked roads and forced workers to leave the justice secretary's offices on Thursday in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said.

Bitcoin's price skidded 12% lower on Thursday to around $11,383 after hitting an 18-month high of nearly $14,000 earlier this week.

Contracts to buy previously owned homes increased in May, the National Association of Realtors said on Thursday.

Oil fell to around $66 a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by concerns over whether the G20 summit will produce a breakthrough on trade and perceptions that supply is ample despite prospects for continued OPEC curbs.

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NATO on Wednesday agreed a package of political and military measures to boost its defenses against a controversial new Russian missile system.

Both the Senate and House have now passed legislation delivering billions of dollars to address the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border. But lawmakers have no agreement on how to reconcile those bills before a recess set to start on Friday.

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it has derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot by officers to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general in his place, a minister said.

American women faced with new restrictions on abortions passed by a dozen U.S. states this year are turning to abortion pills from foreign online suppliers, and the states say there is little they can do to stop it.

Thirty-seven people were killed in an attack Sunday in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, the governor said Wednesday.

China hopes the new U.S. defense chief will seek to avoid confrontation with China, the defense ministry said on Thursday, in the Chinese military's first official reaction to the appointment of acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Abortion rights supporters on Wednesday challenged an Arkansas law banning the procedure 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another requirement that they say would likely force the closure of the state's only surgical abortion clinic.

Russia is withdrawing its military "technicians" from crisis-stricken Venezuela, Caracas embassy said, as President Vladimir Putin gears up for talks with President Trump later this week.

BBC

Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in Spain's Catalonia region, as temperatures soar to 104F across parts of Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen trembling once again during a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, eight days after a similar incident.

Russia has denied Israeli suggestions that it is behind disruption of GPS signals at Israel's Ben Gurion airport. Since early June, GPS signals at the airport have been unreliable for pilots and planes using the location.

Libya's internationally recognized government says it has retaken the strategic town of Gharyan following clashes with insurgent forces.

WND

Four suspected members of the Islamic State were arrested when they crossed the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua, according to the Nicaraguan National Police. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had warned about three of the suspected ISIS members who might be trying to make their way north to the United States, the BBC reported.

A new study performed at the University of British Columbia finds that high schoolers enrolled in at least one musical course score significantly higher than their non-musical peers on English, math, and science exams.

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