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Waging War From a Hotel Basement: Colombian Rebels Offer Hostages and Ask for Talks

HAVANA — The rebels have blown up oil pipelines and blasted police stations in Colombia with homemade bombs. They take over highways, shutting down parts of the country for days. They have killed soldiers in ambushes — and kept [...]

Ordinary Iranians on Trump Talks Offer: ‘Why Not Try the Americans?’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] As the economic pressure on ordinary Iranians intensifies, many seem to be questioning their leadership’s resolve not to talk with President Trump. Source: NYT > World

Trump to offer farmers $12B in trade aid

President Donald Trump in April directed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to devise a plan to mitigate any financial damage to U.S. agricultural producers’ bottom lines. [...]

Who Is Bill Browder, Kremlin Foe Singled Out in Putin’s Offer?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] William F. Browder, an investor, has led a global human rights fight against the Kremlin that has resulted in sanctions being leveled against Russian officials, becoming a thorn in Mr. Putin’s [...]

South Korea Must Offer Alternatives to Military Draft, Court Rules

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The country has jailed hundreds of conscientious objectors every year, mostly Jehovah’s Witnesses. Now such men will be given the option of civilian service. Source: NYT > World

Pompeo: U.S. will offer ‘unique’ assurances to North Korea in exchange for denuclearization

“I’m very optimistic that we will have a successful outcome from tomorrow’s meeting between the two leaders,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters. [...]
All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal
In a document the Vatican prepared for this week’s meeting, the pope took direct aim at Chilean church leaders, whom he accused of “grave negligence” in protecting “vulnerable children.” The document was made public on Thursday [...]
Comey memos offer more details about fired FBI director’s dealings with Trump
Former FBI Director James Comey has told lawmakers he drafted seven memos detailing his encounters with the president in person and on the phone. | Cliff Owen/AP Photo [...]
Yulia Skripal Turns Down Offer of Russian Help, U.K. Police Say
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released a report saying that its laboratory analysis of “environmental and biomedical samples” that its team of experts had collected “confirm the findings of the U.K. relating [...]
Precious Metals Offer Alternative to Diversify from Equities
Precious metals provide an alternative way for investors to diversify their holdings and to find shelter from the volatility of traditional equities. Investors who like to buy assets on the cusp of an advance may find gold and silver appealing, [...]