Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish peshmerga forces on multiple fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, breaching their defenses and briefly taking over a town, military sources said. The attacks around the northern city of Mosul are the largest against Kurdish forces in recent months by the insurgentsReuters
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Hungary will hold a referendum in September or early October on whether to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has taken an increasingly anti-immigrant stance since the migration crisis escalatedReuters
French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that he was opposed at this stage to concluding the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. “As things stand in the international trade negotiations, the French position isReuters
Iraqi protesters delivered a visceral wake-up call to politicians they accuse of corruption and dysfunctional government by breaching the walls of Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone and storming the parliament building on Saturday. The event, however, profoundly shook Iraqi politicians, some of whom wereChristian Science Monitor
“Imagine living as a child, not knowing if your mom’s going to be dead, passed out, every day,” says Lt. Nicole Ledoux, a detective who oversees the juvenile and domestic violence and heard the details from the officer who had been on the scene. For many children around the United States, it is notChristian Science Monitor
Is Hillary Clinton’s edge in Democratic superdelegates over Bernie Sanders unfair? More of those superdelegates should be supporting him, Sanders said, since many are from states he won. Recommended: How well do you know Bernie Sanders?Christian Science Monitor
Virginia Republicans are preparing a legal challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) recent executive order to restore voting rights to around 206,000 convicted felons ahead of the November presidential elections. GOP leaders announced they would file a lawsuit saying they saw Governor McAuliffe’Christian Science Monitor
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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the first leg after the torch was ignited by embattled President Dilma Rousseff.Associated Press
By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Kasthuri Munirathinam crawled out of the window of a second floor apartment in Riyadh, she was scared for her life. The 55-year-old Indian housemaid from the southern state of Tamil Nadu was determined to escape from her employerReuters
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.Associated Press
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