Will Sanctions Follow Russia Indictments? Trump Holds Sway

  1. Will Sanctions Follow Russia Indictments? Trump Holds Sway  Wall Street Journal
  2. ‘It’s alarming on many, many levels’: Clinton rips Trump over Putin summit  Politico
  3. Intelligence chief says he didn’t mean ‘to be disrespectful’ about Trump’s Putin invite  CNN
  4. Congress, contain Trump: We cannot let him continue to bend to Vladimir Putin  New York Daily News
  5. The GOP Stands By as Trump Upends American Security  The New Yorker
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Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fightingA ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding on Saturday after a round of intense fighting which sparked fears of all-out war.  One Israeli soldier and three Hamas fighters were killed on Friday before Egypt and the UN were able to broker a deal to bring a halt to the escalation.  Hamas said an agreement had been reached “to return to the previous state of calm”. Israel did not publicly acknowledge the ceasefire but officials said a deal had been struck. While the ceasefire seemed to be holding, the border was not completely quiet. Israel’s military said one of its tanks opened fire on a Hamas observation post after a group of Palestinians tried to break through the border fence in northern Gaza.  No injuries were reported.  It was not clear if the ceasefire deal included an end to the burning kites and balloons which Palestinians have flown from Gaza into Israel in recent weeks.  The incendiaries have caused more than a thousand fires and burned more than 7,000 acres of fields, according to the Israeli military.  More than a thousand fires have been caused by balloons carrying incendiaries Credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images Israeli media reported that Israel’s government believed the kites and balloons would stop under the deal, while a Hamas official said the ceasefire only applied to direct military weapons like mortars and rockets.   While an immediate escalation appeared to have been averted, Friday’s violence was the second major flare up in a week. Some analysts have concluded that without a diplomatic breakthrough it is only a matter of time before a new war breaks out.  Donald Trump’s plans for “the deal of the century” to try to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians appears to have been downgraded to more modest proposals aimed at easing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.  Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and point man on Middle East peace, published an article this week in the Washington Post offering a gloomy assessment of achieving even modest progress in the Mediterranean enclave.  He said there “there is no good option” in Gaza unless Hamas is forced from power or else abandons its core principles and recognises Israel.  “Hamas leadership is holding the Palestinians of Gaza captive. This problem must be recognized and resolved or we will witness yet another disastrous cycle,”  he said. 


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Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

  1. Gaza truce holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death  Yahoo News
  2. Shaky ceasefire restored after Israel and Hamas exchange fatal fire  CNN
  3. Israel air strike on Gaza kills 3 Hamas militants; attack comes one week after ceasefire deal mediated by UN, Egypt  Firstpost
  4. Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence  New York Times
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Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

  1. Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting  New York Post
  2. Uneasy Calm Settles Over Israel, Gaza After Violence Flares  Bloomberg
  3. Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting  CNBC
  4. Not Just Flaming Kites: What Could Really Ignite Next Round of Israel-Hamas Violence in Gaza  Haaretz
  5. 2 Killed in Gaza, 4 Wounded in Israel, in Most Intense Fighting Since 2014 War  New York Times
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Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

  1. Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire  Yahoo News
  2. Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting  CNBC
  3. Uneasy Calm Settles Over Israel, Gaza After Violence Flares  Bloomberg
  4. It is time for Netanyahu to stop managing reality and start changing it  The Jerusalem Post
  5. 2 Killed in Gaza, 4 Wounded in Israel, in Most Intense Fighting Since 2014 War  New York Times
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Cease-Fire Holds After Day of Intense Israel-Hamas Fighting

  1. Cease-Fire Holds After Day of Intense Israel-Hamas Fighting  U.S. News & World Report
  2. Uneasy Calm Settles Over Israel, Gaza After Violence Flares  Bloomberg
  3. Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting  CNBC
  4. Not Just Flaming Kites: What Could Really Ignite Next Round of Israel-Hamas Violence in Gaza  Haaretz
  5. 2 Killed in Gaza, 4 Wounded in Israel, in Most Intense Fighting Since 2014 War  New York Times
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Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

  1. Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting  Washington Post
  2. Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting  Reuters
  3. Hamas, Islamic Jihad say ceasefire reached with Israel after day of fighting  CNN
  4. A Day of Battle in Gaza: Israel Tries to Change Rules of the Game Against Hamas  Haaretz
  5. 2 Killed in Gaza, 4 Wounded in Israel, in Most Intense Fighting Since 2014 War  New York Times
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Angelique Kerber Holds Off Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon

  1. Angelique Kerber Holds Off Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon  New York Times
  2. Princess Kate, Duchess Meghan attend Wimbledon to watch Serena Williams match  ABC News
  3. Wimbledon 2018 women’s final: Angelique Kerber defeats Serena Williams for first Wimbledon title  CBSSports.com
  4. Jessica Luther Wimbledon 2018: As Serena Williams chases her 24th Grand Slam, her legacy as the greatest of all …  NBCNews.com
  5. Wimbledon 2018 women’s final: Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams for title  Washington Post
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Pompeo holds more North Korea talks, both sides seeking to 'clarify'

Pompeo holds more North Korea talks, both sides seeking to 'clarify'By Hyonhee Shin and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a second day of talks in North Korea on Saturday in an attempt to agree details on dismantling the North’s nuclear program after both sides said they had things to “clarify” from the previous day. Pompeo spent his first night in the North Korean capital in three visits so far this year before leaving the government guest house where he stayed to make a secure phone call to update U.S. President Donald Trump on the talks.


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