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Review: Mondo Duplantis wins big in France, defeats Renaud Lavillenie Special

Montreuil - Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has a major reason to celebrate. He won first place in the men's pole vault competition in Montreuil, France.

Op-Ed: Fact Check — Did Democrats pass a law to separate families?

Washington - Thousands of children separated from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities reminiscent of large animal cages. The Trump administration insists the law is on the books - but is it?

Canadian Senate passes cannabis legalization bill in final vote

Ottawa - The Senate has voted to accept the latest version of the government’s long-debated legal marijuana legislation, paving the way for the bill to pass into Canadian law.

Bitcoin trading in narrow range above $6,600

While a CoinDesk analysis of bitcoin's (BTC) price movements yesterday claimed that it was facing a drop below $6,000 nothing of the sort has happened. Bitcoin opened today June 19th at more than $6,700. Perhaps the further drop will be later this week.

American Idol winner, rock star announces return to 'Kinky Boots'

New York - American Idol winner and rock singer-songwriter David Cook has announced his return to "Kinky Boots" on Broadway in New York City.

Will blockchain replace the web? Special

Brooklyn - Blockchain – a decentralized data base – is known today because it’s used to produce and exchange cryptocurrencies. But blockchain might prove to have many more applications, one day threatening the monopoly of companies like Amazon and Facebook.

Russia seeks to force out foreign rabbis as 'national security threat'

Moscow - For the past three months, Asher Krichevsky, Siberia's chief rabbi, has been battling to stay in the country after the Russian authorities accused the Israeli citizen of attempting to overthrow the state.

The question marks over Trump's trade policies

Washington - America's new protectionist trade policies make good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledges but come at significant risks. What are the strengths and weaknesses of his trade offensive?

Review: Chris Cornell's daughter keeps father's memory alive with duet Special

Chris Cornell's daughter, Toni Cornell, has released a cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares to U" that she recorded with her father right before his death.

Dutch judges nix bid to take Brexit case to European court

Den Haag - Dutch appeals judges Tuesday threw out a bid by British expats to take a landmark case demanding rights as EU citizens after Brexit to Europe's top court.

G.E. booted out of the Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday

Boston - For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. The announcement came on Tuesday after GE stocks continued to plunge.

OneEleven expands Toronto office, eyes global growth

Scale up community OneEleven is expanding. The expansion will make the Toronto location of the global scaleup hub one of the largest in the world.

Venezuela's 'millionaires,' the new poor

Caracas - Elizabeth Torres is outraged, but as a Venezuelan she takes the affront in her stride. "We are a country of millionaires," she says ironically, eyeing a carton of eggs in the market. Price? Three million bolivars.

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

Ghent - A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central image of the giant altarpiece.

Q&A: Why AI will revolutionize healthcare data Special

The use of AI in the healthcare industry has begun a transformation of how patient data is processed and analyzed, creating a more efficient analysis. A leading commentator predicts the health market will be using AI to analyze data within 2-3 years.

Maduro ally named leader of Venezuela's ruling assembly

Caracas - Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Tuesday elected Diosdado Cabello as its new president, a month after he was slapped with US sanctions.

US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN rights body

Washington - The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel.

From Ataturk to Erdogan: Five things to know about modern Turkey

Ankara - The modern state of Turkey emerged out of the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire to become a powerful strategic nation that borders Greece to the west and Iran to the east.

The strange case of Mexico’s ‘artificial earthquake’

When Mexico celebrated its World Cup victory over Germany, the enthusiasm was so massive that it registered on seismographic equipment in Mexico.

Q&A: How technology is changing healthcare Special

Continuous technological developments in healthcare have saved countless lives and improved the quality of life for even more, and signs are that healthcare will undergo further transformation. A leading expert provides some examples.
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