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Links for International News of the Day

Links for International News of the Day
Israel

White House announces peace plan will not be released prior to Israeli election. The Foreign Desk.

Iran

Trump talks up credit line for Iran, but no sign of imminent policy change. Voice of America.

U.S. sanctions networks it says are connected to Iran’s government, military. The Algemeiner.

U.S. sanctions Iranians it says are linked to Tehran’s ‘WMD’ program. Voice of America.

U.S. cyberattack took out Iran’s ability to target oil tankers: report.  The Hill.

Trump administration preparing for talks with Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.  The Hill.

UK

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asks queen to shut down Parliament to help pass no-deal Brexit. Business Insider.

Queen Elizabeth II approves U.K. government’s request to suspend Parliament. Axios.

What Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament means for Brexit. Axios.

US

Omar hit with FEC complaint, accused of paying alleged paramour’s travel expenses with campaign funds. Fox News.

Alabama Republicans seek to expel Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress.  The Algemeiner.

Omar fires back at Alabama GOP after it calls for her expulsion from Congress.  CNN

Venezuela

State Department opens interim Venezuela office in Colombia amid internal conflict.  The Hill

Cuba asks Canada to help end U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.  Reuters.

Lebanon

Lebanon shoots at Israeli drones in dramatic escalation of tensions.  The Telegraph.

U.N. peacekeeping patrol filmed coming under attack by Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Fox News

Israel, U.S. pushing to bolster U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon. Times of Israel

China, Hong Kong

China calls on police to guard ‘southern gate’ as Hong Kong leader eyes emergency powers.  The Telegraph

China military says will make ‘new’ contributions to Hong Kong’s stability.   Reuters.

Hong Kong police will ban mass weekend protest march, SCMP says. Bloomberg.