Trump Threatens Iraq With Sanctions if It Expels Troops

President Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled U.S. troops in retaliation for the assassination, in Iraq, of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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Legal Fight Brewing Over Steve Bannon’s Academy in Italian Monastery

Steve Bannon plans to turn a 13th century Italian monastery outside of Rome into an “Academy for the Judeo-Christian West,” where he can mold cultural and political “gladiators” to carry out his fight against liberal elites, Islam and socialists. But Italy’s culture minister thanks that might not be such a good idea and is seeking to stop Bannon’s plans.

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Hawaii Protesters Press on to Stop Telescope, Face Arrest

Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii’s highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators.

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