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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreas nuclear and missile programs have without doubt come at a severe cost. Even so, the North has managed to march ever closer to having an arsenal capable of attacking targets in the region and _ as demonstrated by its July 4 ICBM test launch _ the United States mainland. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Trump administration to ban travel to North Korea

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration Friday announced a travel ban on Americans visiting North Korea, citing the danger of arrests and mistreatment following the death of university student Otto Warmbier after imprisonment in North Korea.

A boy rinses a bucket as he and others collect water from a well that is allegedly contaminated with cholera bacteria, on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The U.N. health agency said Tuesday that plans to ship cholera vaccine to Yemen are likely to be shelved over security, access and logistical challenges in the war-torn country. Yemen's suspected cholera caseload has surged past 313,000, causing over 1,700 deaths in the world's largest outbreak. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

WHO: Yemen has worst Cholera outbreak in the world, will get worse with rainy season

- The Washington Times

The ongoing cholera crisis in Yemen is one of the worst outbreaks in the world and is expected to get far worse, with the World Health Organization warning that the rainy season will increase the pace of transmission. Tens of millions of Yemenis lack access to clean water, sanitation and basic health care, as three years of civil war have decimated the country and shows no sign of resolution.

A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands, sending frightened residents running out of buildings they feared would collapse and into the streets. (Sander van Deventer via AP)

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

- Associated Press

A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring more than a hundred.

In this photo provided by the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at United Nations Headquarters. (Kim Haughton/The United Nations via AP) ** FILE **

U.N. slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda

- Associated Press

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al Qaeda in a wide-ranging resolution aimed at stepping up international efforts “to counter terrorism and terrorist financing.”

In this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea: AP sources

- Associated Press

U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.

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Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

- Associated Press

Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon sued the U.S. government to stop the fine.

UN ambassador testifies he didn't know what 'bribe' meant

- Associated Press

A suspended United Nations diplomat's testimony has provided a glimpse at the seedier side of international diplomacy as a Chinese billionaire stands trial on charges that he shared hundreds of thousands of dollars with ambassadors he thought could help him realize his dream to build a permanent center in China to serve less-advantaged countries.

Israeli border police officers stop a Palestinian woman for a security check as Palestinians gather for prayer at the Lion's Gate, following an appeal from clerics for Muslims to pray in the streets instead of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel and Palestinians dig in over Jerusalem site security

- Associated Press

Israelis and Palestinians dug in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there, as international efforts were underway to try and stave off a major conflagration after Muslim clerics called for mass protests at the site on Friday.

This undated photo provided by Jennifer McLean shows her son, University of Montana student Guthrie McLean, on the Great Wall of China. Guthrie was arrested Sunday, July 16, 2017, after a June 10 altercation with a taxi driver in the city of Zhengzhou, China, and accused of intentionally injuring the taxi driver. A family friend, Tom Mitchell, says Mclean was trying to protect his mother after the driver attempted to rough her up following a fare dispute. (Jennifer McLean via AP)

Detained student's mother: China police want "ransom"

- Associated Press

The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a $7,400 "ransom" for his release.

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.

Dog brings comfort at Florida airport

Associated Press

Airplane travelers facing long security lines and overcrowded planes this summer can find comfort with a lick or a wagging tail at one Florida airport.