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A Hidden Church in Cairo Pins Its Hopes on Good Will From the Pope’s Visit

The small Coptic Catholic church’s battle to obtain a license highlights the enduring discrimination against Christians codified in Egyptian law. NYT > Middle East

‘Battle of Whirlpool’ as Le Pen and Macron try to woo workers ahead of French poll

Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron fought over fish and Europe’s future as they courted France’s blue-collar vote Thursday in an increasingly charged campaign. A… Read more …

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight. BBC News – Business

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

The ordained Christian minister was put to death despite a plea for mercy from his victim’s daughter. BBC News – US & Canada

State Department Wants to Clear Nikki Haley’s Remarks Before She Speaks

An email drafted by State Department diplomats is an apparent attempt to get the U.N. ambassador and the secretary of state on the same page. NYT > Americas

Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament

A man carrying knives is wrestled to the ground by armed police in an “intelligence-led” operation. BBC News – Home

Balancing Act for Pope in Egypt: Outreach to Muslims, and Speaking Out for Christians

Francis wants Egyptian leaders to ensure minority rights for Christians, after two bombings on Palm Sunday killed more than 40 people. NYT > Middle East

Latin America eyes Russian arms as most reliable military hardware

Russia has been intensifying defence cooperation with Latin America, Alexander Denisov, the head of the department for marketing activities at Russia’s defence export giant Rosoboronexport said. At an arms show

Ivanka Trump booed at W20 summit after calling father a ‘champion’ for women

The first daughter was scoffed at by the audience when she described President Trump’s “advocacy” for families. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Saudi Arabia to offer 1GW of renewable contracts in 2017

Government will auction power-purchase agreements covering 620 megawatts of photovoltaic installations and 400 megawatts for wind farms Arabian Business – Energy

Venezuela Says It Will Leave Pro-Democracy Organization

The country plans to pull out of the Organization of American States, which has long criticized President Nicolás Maduro’s unyielding accumulation of power. NYT > Americas

N. KOREA FEARS RISE Official: Missile defense needed to protect Hawaii

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Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over ‘Gulen links’

The latest purge is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. BBC News – Europe

Can Le Pen win?

No sooner had Marine Le Pen taken to the stage to greet her adoring supporters than the rest of the French political system was already moving against her. CNN.com –

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

Donald Trump’s strategy aims to apply both economic and diplomatic pressure on Kim Jong-un. BBC News – US & Canada

What happened to the draftees who stepped forward the day Muhammad Ali stood still?

Their opinions on his stand have changed little over the decades, even as the national understanding of what Ali did deepened.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Saudi to create thousands of jobs from solar program

Bidders seeking to build solar and wind plants in the kingdom are expected to spend 30% of the capital they invest through home-grown workers and companies Arabian Business – Energy

Row over Egyptian woman weight loss

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors. BBC News – Africa

South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

A court annuls initial agreement reached with Russia, the US and South Korea to build nuclear plants. BBC News – Africa

Ann Coulter’s Berkeley speech cancelled a day beforehand

University officials said they could not guarantee a safe venue for the conservative commentator. BBC News – US & Canada

South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

A court annuls initial agreement reached with Russia, the US and South Korea to build nuclear plants. BBC News – Africa

Ann Coulter’s Berkeley speech cancelled a day beforehand

University officials said they could not guarantee a safe venue for the conservative commentator. BBC News – US & Canada

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