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Greek Police Arrest 10 After Throwing Paint At US Embassy

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Greek Police Arrest 10 After Throwing Paint At US Embassy

Greek police say they have detained eight persons in connection with vandalizing the US Embassy in Athens by throwing paint at it.

Ten persons on motor bikes were reported to have thrown red paint at the embassy’s parking entrance.  An anarchist group, Rouvikonas, claimed responsibility for the attack in an internet post.

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It expressed bitterness about what it called “America’s imperialism” and Greece’s deal with neighboring Macedonia.  In that deal, Greece agreed that Macedonia would change its name to north Macedonia in return for NATO membership. The group also cited America’s recent decision to pull out of Syria.  It said the move would deliver Kurdish forces to turkey which it calls a semi-fascist state.

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Rouvikonas has done this before, throwing paint at embassies, Greek organizations and political party offices.

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Mexico: Death Toll Rises To 73 In Fuel Pipeline Explosion

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Mexico: Death Toll Rises To 73 In Fuel Pipeline Explosion

The number of people killed in the fuel pipeline explosion that happened on Saturday in Hidalgo, Mexico has risen to 73 while 74 others are severely injured.

Having spent an estimated $3 billion in 2017 in highly publicized war on fuel theft, Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed on Saturday to redouble efforts in his fight against an epidemic of fuel theft that caused the explosion.

 

“We have to continue with the plan to end fuel theft,” “We will not stop. We will eradicate this.” The president said during a news conference later at the presidential palace in Mexico City.

The government’s strategy has included diverting fuel from the pipelines most heavily targeted by criminal gangs, and transporting it by truck. But the logistical changes have slowed deliveries across the country, causing shortages and long lines at service stations.

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Regional Economic Summit Lebanon Overshadowed By Divisions

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Regional Economic Summit Lebanon Overshadowed By Division

A Regional Economic Summit Lebanon is preparing to host this weekend has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria’s future and efforts to contain Iran.

Many heads of state now say they will stay away.

The Emirs of Qatar and Kuwait will not attend, Egypt is planning to send the prime minister rather than the president, while the Palestinian authority president has said he will be in New York.

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The snub seems to be a message to Iran, whose allies, including Hezbollah, hold power in Lebanon and support the Syrian government.

Iran’s allies saw the talks as an opportunity to bring Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad back into the Arab fold.  They were hoping an Arab league foreign minister-level meeting before the summit would provide a chance to hold a vote on Syria’s reinstatement to the regional body.

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The Arab league suspended Syria’s membership in 2011 and imposed economic sanctions over its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters before the country descended into civil war. Some countries withdrew their ambassadors.

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Colombia: 11 Killed, 65 Injured In A Car Bomb

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Colombia: 11 Killed, 65 Injured In A Car Bomb

Colombian officials say 11 persons were killed and 65 others were injured after a car bomb detonated in the capital Bogota.

A high-ranking police official disclosed that the explosion appeared to be the result of a suicide attack.

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Police said the driver rammed the vehicle into the grounds of a police academy at full speed and ignored calls to stop.  The driver is presumed to have died in the blast, but it is unclear if authorities are counting the attacker in the death toll.

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President Ivan Du-Kay has condemned the attack as terrorism and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.  He has also declared a three-day mourning period.

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