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Presidency of Donald Trump

Six members of President Trump's Advisory Council on HIV-AIDS resign stating the administration doesn't have a strategy to address the epidemic, doesn't seek input from experts on HIV policy, supports legislation that would halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease and would harm people living with HIV.

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the Trump administration.

French legislative election, 2017

Voters in France return to the polls for the second round of a legislative election, with 573 of 577 seats in the National Assembly yet to be decided after the first round.

The French are voting Sunday for the fourth time in two months and the main outstanding question is just how big a majority they will hand President Emmanuel Macron.

Murder of Nabra Hassanen

The body of a teenager from Reston, Virginia is found in a pond in Sterling, Virginia. A suspect is arrested and charged with murder.

Fairfax County Police said they are not investigating the attack as a hate crime.


A North Korean soldier defects to South Korea after swimming across the Han River, the second North Korean defection in a week.

The man swam with foam attached to his shoulders to help him stay afloat, officials say.

Health in the United States

A study published in the United States advises against the use of coconut oil and instead proposes using American-produced vegetable oils, such as canola, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower oil.

Who doesn’t love logging on to the good old ‘net on a Friday morning to the headline “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter.’” It’s got everything. Ah, you might think, my favorite health product is as bad as butter! Or you might even say to yourself, those coconut oil-huffi...

Earthquakes in 2017

An earthquake and tsunami strike Greenland leaving at least 4 dead.

Four people are feared dead after tsunami waves struck the coast of Greenland on Saturday night.

2017 Portugal wildfires

The death toll from forest fires in PedrogGBPo Grande, central Portugal, rises to at least 62. Many victims were trapped on the road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera.

Many died in their cars while fleeing the fire, which may have been started by a thunderstorm.

USS ''Fitzgerald'' and MV ''ACX Crystal'' collision

Rescuers find the bodies of seven United States Navy sailors who were missing after the prior day's collision between the USS "Fitzgerald" and the MV "ACX Crysta"l off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan.

The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet says that search and rescue efforts are over for the seven sailors missing after a destroyer collided with a con

Syrian Civil War

Iran fires medium range ballistic missiles from western Iran to ISIL targets in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, eastern Syria, in retaliation for the June 7 Tehran attacks.

American forces have shot down a Syrian government fighter jet accused of attacking Kurdish-led troops, prompting a furious response from Damascus as tensions increase. US Central Command said the SU-22 dropped bombs near the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who are being supported by the US-led coal...

Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen

An air raid kills at least 24 civilians at a market in Houthi-held Saada Governorate, Yemen.

At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels.

June 2017 Bamako attack

Gunmen storm a popular tourist resort near the Malian capital, Bamako. At least two people are reportedly killed. Malian troops and France's Operation Barkhane counter-terrorist force are at the site.

Troops free 20 hostages, the government says, as the resort is attacked by suspected jihadists.

War in Afghanistan

A coordinated suicide bombing attack on a police station in the town of Gardez in Paktia Province results in dozens of people killed and injured.

As many as five suicide bombers attack a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan in an attack doctors say killed at least five police and wounded at least 30 other people.