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A week of remembrances begins

International | From Omaha Beach to Tiananmen Square, marking the anniversaries of remarkable historic events
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/03/19, 03:36 pm

BRITAIN: Pomp was the order of the day as U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in London Monday to begin a state visit coinciding with Thursday’s 75th anniversary of D-Day. Low-brow controversy quickly overtook the visit as Trump responded with insults to an op-ed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan questioning the visit. Trump’s U.K.

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Scorched earth tactics

International | ISIS burns crops across Syria and Iraq
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/30/19, 12:55 pm

IRAQ AND SYRIA: Farmers expected a good wheat and barley harvest after years of drought and war, but fires have scorched thousands of acres of grain fields, part of the latest strategy by ISIS factions and, in some areas, Syrian forces, to drive residents from their land.

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U.S. suspends flights to Venezuela

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/16/19, 10:47 am

The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights to and from Venezuela because conditions there “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said. Many international airlines had already suspended flights to the country, but some domestic Venezuelan airlines like Avior Airlines had continued operations to Miami.

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