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Protesters caused thousands in damage at Trump Tower: prosecutors
“Environmental activists who raised a banner at Trump Tower in protest of President Donald Trump’s agenda caused thousands of dollars in damage to the River North skyscraper, according to prosecutors…” (Chicago Tribune)

2 GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law is ‘dead’
“The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health law is probably “dead” and President Donald Trump’s proposal to just repeal it appears to be a “non-starter,” two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday as their party scrambled to salvage faltering legislation…” (Chicago Tribune)

‘This is going to be a long battle:’ No end in sight to wildfires ravaging B.C. interior“More than 220 fires are burning in B.C.’s interior as of Sunday afternoon, including more than a dozen considered an immediate threat to communities…”
(National Post)

Chief commissioner says missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry is moving at ‘lightning speed’
“The chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says the inquiry is moving at “lightning speed,” given the scope of its task…” (National Post)

Anger in the Rif
“Protests that began last autumn in the Rif may go nationwide as Moroccans demand jobs, infrastructure that works and reform. But will the king listen?” (Le Monde diplomatique)

Trouble in the Gulf: the view from Tehran
“Throughout the Gulf region people are talking about the rift between Saudi Arabia (and its allies) and Qatar and the unexpected appointment on 21 June of Muhammad Bin Salman (known as ‘MBS’) as Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince…”(Le Monde diplomatique)

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade“World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies…” (The Local)

After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg
“Raging street battles that marred Germany’s G20 summit have sparked a political fight over how Hamburg could descend into “mob rule” and why Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a hotbed of leftist militancy as the venue…” (The Local)

Iraq declares victory in ‘liberated’ Mosul
“MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq declared victory against the Daesh extremist group in Mosul on Sunday after a gruelling months-long campaign, dealing the biggest defeat yet to the extremist group…” (The Jordan Times)

Erdogan warns Syrian Kurds of Turkey’s right to defence
“HAMBURG — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would never allow a Kurdish state in Syria near its border, and warned that if threatened, Ankara would not hesitate to use its right to self-defence…” (The Jordan Times)


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