Thai Navy SEAL team posts touching photo during international effort to rescue boys from cave

  1. Thai Navy SEAL team posts touching photo during international effort to rescue boys from cave  CBS News
  2. Elon Musk unveils ‘kid-size’ submarine for Thai cave rescue  Washington Post
  3. Aussie doctor hailed for role in Thailand cave rescue  New York Post
  4. Dr. Marc Siegel: Boys rescued from Thai cave now face possible medical and mental health issues  Fox News
  5. Parents of boys rescued from cave and now at Thai hospital are told, ‘no hugging’ yet  ABC News
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US effort to weaken an international breast-feeding resolution has a long history

  1. US effort to weaken an international breast-feeding resolution has a long history  Washington Post
  2. Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution  BBC News
  3. Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding  ABC News
  4. How formula milk firms target mothers who can least afford it  The Guardian
  5. Why Breast-Feeding Scares Donald Trump  New York Times
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Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring

Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ringPolice have arrested an international ring of traffickers alleged to have smuggled thousands of stolen Sicilian archaeological treasures worth more than £30 million to collectors and auction houses across Europe. A British art dealer and 20 Italians have been arrested, along with one person in Spain and another in Germany, after police identified artefacts looted from Greek and Roman archeological sites in Sicily. Investigators, who began probing the ring four years ago, said a gang had “systematically looted Sicily’s rich archaeological heritage”, with police recovering more than 25,000 items including ancient coins, statues and pottery.  For decades, it is alleged, a gang has plundered archaeological sites in the provinces of Caltanisetta and Agrigento, where the ancient Greek Valley of the Temples are located, before being sold via auction houses in Germany. Europol, which financed the meetings between each country’s forces, said that key facilitators in the trafficking ring were “also acting from Barcelona and London, coordinating the supply chain and providing technical support”.  Metropolitan Police officers acting on a European arrest warrant issued by Italian magistrates Wednesday arrested the art dealer, Thomas William Veres, 64, in London, a Carabinieri paramilitary police spokesman told a news conference. Egypt has put on display ancient artifacts recently retrieved from Italy that authorities said were likely smuggled out of the country Credit: AP Photo/Amr Nabil The investigation, code-named ‘Operation Demetra’, is now continuing with a probe of two notable auction houses in Munich, Major Luigi Mancuso said. Up to 250 officers have already been involved in the search from the Carabinieri, which leads Italy’s efforts to defend its national art treasures and has a special command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage based in Rome. During searches carried out across Europe yesterday, officers also seized metal detectors among 1,500 tools allegedly used by smuggling gangs to locate artefacts. Last night, a Met Police spokesman told The Telegraph that officers from the Arts and Antiques unit, in conjunction with the officers from the Extradition Unit, Operation Nexus and Italian police, executed a warrant in Stanmore on Wednesday “A 64-year-old man was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant and taken to a north London police station. A large quantity of antiquities and coins were seized,” he added. The Sicilian smuggling operation is alleged to have been masterminded by Francesco Lucerna, 76, another of those arrested Wednesday. Mr Lucerna regularly dispatched stolen archaeological remains to northern Italy through a network of couriers where they allegedly made contact with Mr Veres’ gang, investigators believe. The gang also set up workshops where teams of counterfeiters copied some of the archaeological remains and sold replica copies as originals, it is alleged. William Veres out at an art and antiquities fair in Berkeley Square, London, in 2014 Credit:  Dafydd Jones Much of the loot was smuggled to Germany. It had been “cleaned up” with fake attribution of origin and put on the legitimate art market through the auction houses in Munich, police told reporters. Two Munich auction houses are reportedly under investigation in connection with the smuggling operation. Among the suspects held across Europe was a 61-year-old Italian arrested in the German town of Ehingen. Police found €30,000 (£26,000) in cash in his apartment, according to German press reports. Mr Veres is of Hungarian origin, but said to have lived in Switzerland. Last year, he was arrested by Spanish police on charges of alleged possession of dozens of stolen treasures. “The London art merchant Thomas William Veres commanded a transnational criminal holding that was able to traffic considerable quantities of Sicilian archaeological artifacts,” Maj. Mancuso said. The arrests bring to a close an investigation that began in 2014 when police discovered an illegal archaeological dig in the sleepy Mafia-infested town of Riesi in the impoverished Sicilian province of Caltanisetta. Spanish Guardia Civil agents nabbed an alleged accomplice in Barcelona, Andrea Palma, 36, an Italian, and German police from Baden-Wurttemberg arrested another alleged gang member in the German town of Edingen, who was identified as another Italian, Rocco Mondello, aged 61.


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Where the US has considered leaving or left international agreements under Trump

  1. Where the US has considered leaving or left international agreements under Trump  Washington Post
  2. White House official ‘not aware’ of Trump plans to pull out of WTO  The Hill
  3. Trump reportedly wants to pull the US out of the WTO, a move that would wreck the international trade system  Business Insider
  4. What is the WTO, and how does it work? Here’s what you should know  CNNMoney
  5. ‘We always get f****d by them!’Trump tells aides he wants to withdraw from the World Trade Organization as it’s …  Daily Mail
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Trump reportedly wants to pull the US out of the WTO, a move that would wreck the international trade system

  1. Trump reportedly wants to pull the US out of the WTO, a move that would wreck the international trade system  Business Insider
  2. White House official ‘not aware’ of Trump plans to pull out of WTO  The Hill
  3. Axios: Trump privately says he wants to withdraw from WTO  CNN
  4. Scoop: Trump’s private threat to upend global trade  Axios
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SpaceX launches 6000 pounds of science, cargo to International Space Station

  1. SpaceX launches 6000 pounds of science, cargo to International Space Station  Orlando Sentinel
  2. SpaceX launch live stream: How to watch the NASA-ISS cargo mission blast off online  Fast Company
  3. SpaceX launch LIVE stream: Watch Falcon 9 blast off online right here TODAY  Express.co.uk
  4. The Billionaire Space Race Is Making Life Difficult for Airlines  Bloomberg
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OpenAI's Dota 2 bots aim to 'beat a team of top professionals' at The International

  1. OpenAI’s Dota 2 bots aim to ‘beat a team of top professionals’ at The International  PC Gamer
  2. OpenAI’s ‘Dota 2’ neural nets are defeating human opponents  TechCrunch
  3. AI bots from a lab backed by Elon Musk trained for thousands of lifetimes to beat humans at Dota 2  BGR
  4. OpenAI – Twitch  Twitch
  5. AI bots trained for 180 years a day to beat humans at Dota 2  The Verge
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UK International Trade Secretary Keeps Open 'No Deal' Brexit Option

  1. UK International Trade Secretary Keeps Open ‘No Deal’ Brexit Option  Bloomberg
  2. Labour says Theresa May’s ‘rash, reckless and ideological red lines’ are trashing Brexit negotiations  Business Insider
  3. Airbus has delivered a body blow to Brexit Britain. It won’t be the last  The Guardian
  4. Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else  New York Times
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