Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country’s most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.


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Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida

Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces traded mortar fire Sunday with rebels near Hodeida airport, military sources said, on the fifth day of an offensive to seize back control of the strategic port city. The fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and a pro-government alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. Yemen’s military forces have closed in on areas south and west of Hodeida port, sources in the army said.


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Deadly clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike

Deadly clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strikeActivists faced off with Nicaraguan pro-government forces in hours of deadly clashes Thursday amid a nationwide strike to protest government repression of dissent that has left at least 162 dead, including an altar boy. Despite the 24-hour work stoppage that gave the capital Managua the air of a ghost town, fierce unrest in other areas persisted, leaving at least four dead during pro-government attacks on activists guarding barricades. Managua’s auxiliary bishop Silvio Jose Baez reported that a 15-year-old altar boy from the country’s second largest city Leon died after a paramilitary’s bullet struck him in the chest.


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G7 summit to end in acrimony after Trump clashes with EU leaders over trade, Russia and environment

G7 summit to end in acrimony after Trump clashes with EU leaders over trade, Russia and environmentThe G7 summit is poised to end without a formal communique after Donald Trump clashed with European leaders over trade, the environment and Russia. The US President made clear during working sessions on Friday and over dinner that he is not prepared to concede ground over steel and aluminium tariffs.  He repeatedly highlighted the United States’ trade deficit with European nations in a variety of sectors, arguing that it showed how unfairly America was being treated. European leaders in turn united as they accused him of imposing “unjustified” sanctions and warning that they would ultimately damage the US economy.  There was also a significant impasse over the environment. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, had hoped to make protecting the oceans from pollution one of the key legacies of the G7 but Mr Trump would not agree to the move.  It means that the summit in Quebec will end on Saturday without a formal communique highlighting the policies that the leaders have agreed on. Instead Mr Trudeau is expected to make a “chairman’s statement” articulating his view of the progress that has been made. It comes after Mr Trump opened the summit by calling for Russia to be reinstated to the group, prompting a furious backlash from European leaders led by Theresa May, the Prime Minister. However there were hopes of a breakthrough in the trade dispute after Mr Trump held what appeared to be positive talks with Emmanuel Macron, the French President. In sync? G7 host leader Justin Trudeau with Theresa May and Donald Tusk in La Malbraie Credit: IAN LANGSDON/POOL/AFP/Getty Images “The principle of a dialogue was agreed this afternoon,” a French official told reporters. “Everyone agreed, including President Trump.” “Something’s going to happen. I think it will be very positive,” Mr Trump said, without giving details. Mr Macron said it was possible to advance the trade issues that have split the US and its allies. The reluctant world leader: Disgruntled Trump shares stage with global ‘allies’ “I think, on trade, there is … a way to progress all together,” he told reporters after his meeting with Trump. “I saw the willingness on all the sides to find agreements and have a win-win approach for our people, our workers, and our middle classes.” Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, called for a “shared dialogue mechanism” in a bid to resolve the trade dispute. “It’s highly unlikely there will be a final communique,” a G7 official told Reuters. Emmanuel Macron leaves his mark on Donald Trump with white-knuckle handshake at G7 Mr Trump had set a combative tone before leaving Washington on Friday, saying he was “going to deal with the unfair trade practices” of other G7 members. But he was more affable after meeting Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau, swapping jokes with the latter before the media though neither budged on their trade positions. “We’ve had really a very good relationship, very special,” the US president said of Macron, a day after the two leaders had exchanged terse messages on Twitter. “We have little tests every once in a while when it comes to trade.”


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The Hamas-led clashes at Gaza-Israel border are not a peaceful civil rights protest

  1. The Hamas-led clashes at Gaza-Israel border are not a peaceful civil rights protest  The Hill
  2. The Latest: Cypriots protest Israel’s actions in Gaza  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  3. Why these Latin American countries support moving their embassies to Jerusalem  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
  4. Why Gaza is no Selma  CNN
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Russian firm tied to Putin ally, charged in 2016 trolling campaign, clashes with Mueller probe

  1. Russian firm tied to Putin ally, charged in 2016 trolling campaign, clashes with Mueller probe  Washington Post
  2. Mueller collected more than a trillion bytes of data for indictment related to Russian use of social media  CNN
  3. Special Counsel Lawyer Duels In Federal Court With Attorney for ‘Putin’s Chef’  NPR
  4. Mueller’s investigation isn’t going to ‘wrap up’ soon — and Trump is still in peril  Los Angeles Times
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Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as US opens Jerusalem embassy

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as US opens Jerusalem embassyIsraeli forces killed 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border in the conflict’s bloodiest day in years on Monday as clashes and protests coincided with the deeply controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The clashes, which left more than 2,400 Palestinians wounded, erupted before a White House delegation and Israeli officials opened the embassy at an inauguration ceremony in Jerusalem and continued throughout the day. It was the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 Gaza war.


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WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Is Leaving Facebook After Clashes With Company

  1. WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Is Leaving Facebook After Clashes With Company  Tech Times
  2. WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum’s departure from Facebook is cowardly and leaves users in the lurch  Business Insider
  3. WhatsApp’s CEO Is Suddenly Leaving Facebook. It Could Cost Him $1 Billion  TIME
  4. Facebook’s 3 Big Deals Delivered 2 Headaches and 1 Blockbuster  Bloomberg
  5. One of WhatsApp’s founders is leaving Facebook amid the data dispute  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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