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Pelosi strikes deal with Dem rebels, paving the way for her speakership

The accord is a major triumph for Nancy Pelosi, who has spent the past several weeks engaged in a full-court lobbying campaign to line up the remaining votes she needed to clinch the speakership. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Share on Facebook [...]

Australian Students Stage School Strikes Over Climate Change Inaction

MELBOURNE, Australia — As wildfires raged across the country, a heat wave again threatened the Great Barrier Reef and a mining giant announced it would push ahead with a huge coal project, thousands of students across Australia quit [...]

Michael Cohen strikes plea deal over lying about Russia project

In August, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight other felony counts brought by federal prosecutors in New York | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Legal The charge brings Trump closer to [...]

India Strikes Down Colonial-Era Law Against Gay Sex

Activists regrouped, and in 2016 five gay and lesbian Indians submitted a writ petition challenging Section 377 on the basis that it violated their rights to equality and liberty, among other infractions, under India’s Constitution. The [...]

Michael Cohen strikes plea deal with prosecutors

Michael Cohen’s guilty plea wedges the special counsel’s investigation right into the President Donald Trump’s private life and family. | Richard Drew/AP Photo Trump’s former personal attorney told a federal judge he plans to [...]

A Cobra Strikes. A Magician Is Stricken. Middle Eastern Foes Unite.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] After an Egyptian cobra bit a famous Turkish illusionist, officials scrambled to get him to Cairo for treatment. It was a rare instance of cooperation between the countries. Source: NYT > World

Paris Dispatch: Can Strikes in France Still Make a Difference?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Labor unions turned to strikes to thwart President Emmanuel Macron’s work reforms, but got little traction. Still, they are a ritual of the spring. Source: NYT > World
Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria as Tensions Escalate
JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria overnight, Israeli officials said, following soon after what the Israeli military described as an unsuccessful Iranian rocket attack against its forces in [...]
Who Strikes Fear Into Silicon Valley? Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s Antitrust Enforcer
Critics of Ms. Vestager include leaders of American tech companies who have crossed her and who take issue with both her approach and her facts; Republicans in Congress; some members of the Trump administration; the Wall Street Journal [...]
Denied Power, Armenian Opposition Leader Urges Nationwide Strikes
MOSCOW — The governing party in Armenia thwarted the opposition leader’s effort to become prime minister on Tuesday, setting the stage for continued upheaval as street protesters ratchet up their efforts to force the ruling elite [...]