Washington

Planned Parenthood: Videos are unreliable

Planned Parenthood gave congressional leaders and a committee investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis that it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any official inquiry. “A thorough review of these videos in consultation with qualified experts found that they do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict,” said the analysis of a private research company. The anti-abortion group responsible for the videos dismissed the report as “a complete failure.”

 

Israel

Settlers advance into Arab area

Ultranationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area. A small group of activists from the Ateret Cohanim settler organization moved into the rundown white stone building. It was the latest in a wave of settler advances since nationalist Jews began buying up properties in densely populated Palestinian areas two decades ago.

 

Greece

Caretaker leader is sworn in

Greece’s first female prime minister was sworn in to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after radical leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, seeking a stronger mandate. She will hold the position until a new government emerges from the vote expected on Sept. 20.

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