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Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday his intention to run for a second term in office in a March election.

Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

An impassioned speech by Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin takes Ireland a step closer to relaxing its blanket prohibition on abortion.

In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

He deplored the resource extraction that has harmed local communities and damaged the environment.

U.S. trying to form 'alternative bodies of authority' in Syria: Russia's Lavrov

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States, despite denying setting up local forces in northern Syria, is trying to form "alternative bodies of authority" that contradict a commitment to Syrian territorial integrity.

Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan’s intelligence agency accused it of airing programs “against the interest of Pakistan.”

Puerto Rico finances under scrutiny amid plea for help

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Top financial officials in Puerto Rico offered a peek Friday into why the U.S. territory is mired in an 11-year recession as a federal control board demanded more transparency and information about the island’s finances.

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump's Latest Travel Ban

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

President Trump's third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.

Prosecutor Says Romantic Rivalry Is Motive in Model's Murder

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

In a London criminal court, a prosecutor said that the stabbing of Harry Uzoka, a model, was driven by a conflict over a woman.

Merkel upbeat SPD will approve talks with her conservatives

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was optimistic that Social Democrats (SPD) would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her conservatives at a special party congress this weekend.

U.S. funding hold will hurt U.N. effort to help Palestinian refugees: Russia's Lavrov

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a U.N. news conference on Friday that the U.S. decision to withhold funds for a U.N. agency that assists Palestinians would seriously undermine efforts to meet the needs of refugees.

Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia's Lavrov

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out the agreement.

Ex-Honduran minister gets nearly two-and-a-half years prison in U.S. drug case

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former member of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's cabinet was sentenced by a New York federal judge to nearly 2-1/2 years in prison on Friday, after pleading guilty to attempting to launder drug money from the Central American country.

Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: report

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them.

Italian who as child survived Auschwitz given a top honor

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy.

European watchdog: More migrants heading to Spain by sea

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Europe’s border watchdog says the number of migrants and asylum-seekers coming across the western Mediterranean route to Europe this year is likely to increase, after 2017 closed with more than twice the traffic of the previous year.