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Turkey’s two-year state of emergency ended at midnight on Wednesday as the government prepares new anti-terrorism laws for security threats. The state of emergency began in 2016 when a failed coup attempt killed 250. A Turkish court ignored pleas from the US government and ordered an American pastor accused of espionage to remain incarcerated.
After rattling US allies at last week’s NATO summit, President Trump commented that sending troops to defend an ‘aggressive’ Montenegro could result in World War III. Trump’s comment questioned the NATO article that says if one NATO country is attacked then all others will join in defense. Montenegro is the most recent addition to NATO.
The team of Thai boys and their football coach made their first appearance since being rescued from a flooded cave on Wednesday. The boys apologized to parents for the secret trip which ended in a dangerous ordeal. Elon Musk tweeted an apology for his comment calling a caver involved in the Thai rescue a ‘pedo.’
A Russian warship which sank 113 years ago was discovered off the coast of Ulleungdo Island in South Korea. The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi is believed to contain 200 tons of gold bullion and coins which amounts to $130 billion. South Korean salvage company Shinil Group searched for the wreck for years.
Google was hit with a record $5.1 billion antitrust fine on Wednesday by European authorities for abusing its power in the mobile phone market through the Android operating system and was ordered to alter its practices. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments that Holocaust denials will not be automatically removed from the platform.
Archaeologists discovered the remains of 95 people believed to have been freed black people forced to work in convict labor camps on a Sugar Land property outside of Houston, Texas. The discovery started with a hunch when community activist Reginald Moore tried to spread awareness of the abuses of Sugar Land forced labor.