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Pompeo dismisses Iran's announcement that it captured U.S. spies - Reuters
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran's announcement it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and sentenced some to death. Tehran had previously warned it would retaliate after the Britain captured an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar. Iran made the announcement in state media, saying the alleged spies had been arrested in the 12 months to March 2019.

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Horrifying moments as Hong Kong journalist live-streams being attacked - Reuters
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(Reuters) - A man in a pink shirt and jeans is seen hitting out at people with a stick over the barrier of a train's passenger gantry. These were the moments faced on Sunday night by Gwyneth Ho, a reporter with online Hong Kong news outlet Stand News, as she was assaulted while live-streaming coverage of an attack by men who opposition politicians suspect were gang members, on pro-democracy protesters at a train station in rural Hong Kong. Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from the attack.

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Futures edge higher ahead of bumper earnings week - Reuters
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(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Monday as investors geared up for a busy week of corporate earnings, with results from major companies including Facebook and Amazon on tap. Second-quarter earnings started off on a dour note last week as major banks reported results, which raised concerns about their profit growth in a low interest rate environment. The main indexes ended the week lower for the first time in three weeks as hopes of a steep 50 basis points rate cut at the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting on July 30-31 were scaled down following a Wall Street Journal report.

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Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem | Republican-American
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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. Israel captured east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war. Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem say it is nearly impossible to get a building permit from Israeli authorities.

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Duterte revives call to pass bill on mandatory ROTC
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I think the military training will be good for everybody," Duterte said. Some legislators had argued that requiring ROTC for students would expose them to corruption. Three years into his presidency, a bill on ROTC has yet to be passed by Congress.

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House Republicans vow tough questions for Mueller at hearing | Republican-American
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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. “Remember, the Mueller report is a one-sided report,” Collins said. Mueller has said he doesn't intend to speak beyond the findings of the report in congressional hearings.

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The Latest: German minister lauds IAEA head's Iran deal role | Hosted
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Germany's foreign minister says Yukiya Amano, the late chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, "made the IAEA stronger.". Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday cited the role of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog in monitoring Iran's compliance with a landmark deal with world powers as an example of Amano's "biggest-possible dedication, professionalism and independence.". Iran's deputy foreign minister has expressed his condolences over the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the IAEA which monitored and verified Iran's compliance with the nuclear related restrictions set by the 2015 nuclear deal.

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10 Things to Know for Today - NewsTimes
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A human rights group calls the probes "a whitewash mechanism.". Ireland's Shane Lowry wins the British Open played at his country's Royal Portrush golf club. Mostly, it has been, despite some scandals and high costs.

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Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died - NewsTimes
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NEW YORK (AP) - Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. His successor and current District Attorney Cy Vance confirmed his death in a statement Monday. Morgenthau left office in 2009, throwing his support to his eventual successor, Vance.

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Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan quits before Boris Johnson victory - The Scotsman
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Sir Alan has been one of Mr Johnson's fiercest critics on the Tory benches. Mr Johnson is widely expected to defeat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to become the Tory leader when the result of the contest is announced on Tuesday. In a further sign of the difficulties he will face in uniting a bitterly divided Tory party, Sir Alan Duncan - an outspoken opponent of Mr Johnson - has quit as a Foreign Office minister before the incoming prime minister takes office.

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Syrian activists say airstrike killed 23 in rebel-held town | Republican-American
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BEIRUT (AP) - An airstrike hit a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 23 people, according to opposition activists and a war monitoring group. Syrian state TV said insurgents shelled the government-held town of Suqailabiyah, wounding four people, including a child. On Sunday, government bombing in Idlib killed at least 11 civilians according to the Observatory and first responders.

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Trump tells 4 Dems: Apologize to America - The Japan News
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They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said,” Trump said in a Twitter post. Trump ignited controversy recently when he tweeted that the four lawmakers, who are all women of color, should “go back” to where they came from if they do not like the United States. The first-term congresswomen, known as “the squad,” have been highly critical of Trump and have also challenged their own Democratic leadership.

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India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted - New Haven Register
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It will take around 47 days to travel before landing on the moon. NEW DELHI (AP) - India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. India's first moon mission orbited the moon in 2008 and helped confirm the presence of water.

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NHRC Welcomes Release of Qatari Citizen Arbitrarily Detained in Saudi Arabia, Demands Release of Qatari Student | OANA N...
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Doha, July 22 (QNA) - The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has welcomed the release of Qatari citizen Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al Korbi, who was arbitrarily detained by the Saudi authorities since April 21, 2018 and was deprived of his most basic rights to contact his family or lawyer. In a statement issued Monday, the NHRC said that it has been in constant contact with UN bodies, international organizations and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to demand the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to determine the Qatari citizen's place and to release him. The Committee called on the Saudi authorities to compensate the Qatari citizen for the harm he suffered during his enforced disappearance.

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South Korea eases path for quality tests of chip suppliers amid Japan curbs: government - Reuters
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean chipmakers such as Samsung Electronics will allow their equipment to be used for conducting quality tests at their domestic suppliers as part of an arrangement brokered by the government to counter Japan's export curbs. South Korea's government has vowed to nurture homegrown suppliers for Samsung and SK Hynix after Japan said earlier this month it would tighten curbs on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea. “Chipmakers, their clients, don't have incentives to offer local suppliers equipment for their performance tests, but now is an emergency situation, so we convinced their client companies to provide such opportunities,” said a government official with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Puerto Rico prepares for massive protest to expel governor | Newsday
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. The island's largest mall, Plaza de las Américas, closed ahead of the protest as did dozens of other businesses. The governor belongs to the New Progressive Party, which seeks statehood for the island, and he is also a Democrat.

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$575 million Equifax settlement illustrates security basics for your business | Federal Trade Commission
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According to tech experts, those are security basics for businesses of any size. But when you're industry giant Equifax - a company in possession of staggering amounts of highly confidential information about more than 200 million Americans - it's almost unthinkable not to implement those fundamental protections. Equifax will add up to $125 million more to the fund if the initial payment isn't enough to compensate consumers for their losses.

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ISRO adds jewel to India's crown! See images of Chandrayaan 2 launch - The Financial Express
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ISRO adds jewel to India's crown! See images of Chandrayaan 2 launch. FE Online July 22 , 2019 5:19 pm.

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Afghan officials: Airstrike kills 6 in eastern province
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say a joint airstrike by NATO and Afghan forces has killed at least six civilians in eastern Logar province. Ghairat blamed the international forces in Afghanistan, saying they carried out the airstrike. The Taliban, who control roughly half of Afghanistan, said on their Twitter account that five women and four children were killed by the airstrike in Logar.

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