[News in Brief] Iran Holds up Second Oil Tanker in Gulf Within Same Day, Later Releases It/Republicans Introduce Bill To Label Antifa Domestic Terrorists After Attack on ICE Facility …

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Sourced from “Top News” | The Epoch Times, as of Fri Jul 19

Iran Holds up Second Oil Tanker in Gulf Within Same Day, Later Releases It

Iran held up a second oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19—the Liberian-flagged, British-operated vessel Mesdar—within an hour after having seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Imperio …

Republicans Introduce Bill To Label Antifa Domestic Terrorists After Attack on ICE Facility

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced a bill on July 18 that would label …

Trump Working to Release Rapper A$AP Rocky From Swedish Jail

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on July 19 that he is trying to secure …

Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Update: Iran seized the Liberian-flagged, British-operated vessel, Mesdar in the Strait of Hormuz, about an hour after the first vessel, …

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican Opponent Raises Concerns About Pattern of Traffic Violations

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested for failing to show current driver registration during her 2018 congressional campaign, …

Chinese Funded Coal-Fired Power Plants Faces Rejection in Kenya

KWASASI, Kenya—It’s midday in Kwasasi village, Lamu County, a few miles from the Indian Ocean coastline, and Ali …

Heat Wave to Hit Much of the US With the Hottest Temperatures in Years

A heatwave is slated to impact much of the United States in the coming days, affecting an estimated …

Strong Quake Hits Near Greek Capital of Athens, Sparks Fear

ATHENS, Greece—A strong earthquake hit on July 19 near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run …

Knife Crime Hits Record High in UK, London Mayor Blames Spike on ‘Austerity’

The knife crime epidemic plaguing England and Wales has hit a record high, new figures for the year …

US Indo-Pacific Commander: China Is Assaulting International Rules of Order

U.S. Commander Admiral Philip Davidson gave an interview from his Indo-Pacific Command headquarters to state that China is …

Trump Likely to Pick Scalia’s Son for Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to pick Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court …

US Lawmakers Call for End to 20 Year Long Persecution of Falun Gong

WASHINGTON—Despite the stuffy summer humidity, about 2,000 people donning yellow shirts congregated at Capitol Hill on July 18 …

European Parliament Approves Resolution Calling for Hong Kong to Withdraw Extradition Bill

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the Hong Kong government to withdraw a controversial extradition …

Judge Denies Jeffrey Epstein’s Bail Request

NEW YORK—Jeffrey Epstein’s bail request was denied on July 18 by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman during a …

Pompeo Announces an International Alliance to Defend Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary …

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