Captivity, candor and hard votes: 9 moments that made McCain

WASHINGTON — John McCain lived most of his life in the public eye, surviving war, torture, scandal, political stardom and failure, the enmity of some colleagues and the election of President Donald Trump. Even brain cancer didn’t seem to scare McCain so much as it sobered and saddened him. “The world is a fine place […]

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Britons seem relatively relaxed in the face of Brexit apocalypse

Before heading off for his summer break Mark Carney said the risks of a no-deal Brexit were uncomfortably high. Last week, Philip Hammond warned the Treasury would take an £80bn hit if negotiations between Britain and the EU failed completely. There is a risk to this latest manifestation of Project Fear. If the public really […]

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Google’s Secret China Project Sparks Fury Among Workers

Bloomberg Google staff awoke on Wednesday to surprising news: Their company is working on a search app tailored, and censored, for China. The project, kept secret from all but select teams and leaders, sparked a furious internal debate. Yet the move couldn’t have been entirely surprising for Googlers. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer since 2015, […]

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N. Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program – confidential U.N. report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Friday. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of U.N. sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday. “(North Korea) has […]

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Pakistan polls: PTI yet to announce formation of govt

Islamabad, Aug. 4 — The Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf (PTI) is yet to make an announcement on forming the next government despite claims that it has achieved the required numbers, prompting observers to suggest the party is still negotiating deals with smaller parties and independent MPs to form a coalition at the centre. The PTI has 116 […]

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U.S. Alleges Iran Conducts Terror Attacks in Europe

The U.S. is adopting a new approach in its ongoing efforts to convince European countries to renounce the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and isolate Tehran. The U.S., Israel and Iranian dissidents say that Iran is “hunting its enemies in Europe,” according to The Wall Street Journal. American and Israeli governments say alleged terror plots and killings are […]

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Iranian man flogged 80 times for drinking alcohol as a child

BBC Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for publicly flogging a man who was convicted of consuming alcohol when he was 14 or 15. Local media published photographs of the man – identified only as “M R” – being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday. Prosecutors […]

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