* More troops and photos: America's message to Tehran The photos and the request for troops are a message to Tehran and the region that the US is serious about defending its interests and proving Tehran's involvement.
* Gulf crisis: US sends more troops amid tanker tension with Iran The US military will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions build with Iran.
* Trump:'I would certainly go to war over Iranian nuclear weapons' Trump would use force if necessary to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but downplays suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers.
* Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.
* Muslim Brotherhood brands Morsi's death 'murder' & calls for mass actions The Muslim Brotherhood said the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was "full-fledged murder," and called for a nationwide event to mark his passing.
* Thousands of Brotherhood supporters in Turkey mourn Egypt's Mursi Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey took to the streets of capital Ankara and Istanbul on Tuesday to mourn former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, with some chanting slogans blaming Cairo authorities for his death.
* Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan -USGS June 18 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Japan on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.
* Lying Politicians Leading U.K. to No-Deal Brexit, Ex-Envoy Says The U.K.'s former ambassador to the European Union blasted the "denial, delusion-mongering and deception" in British politics, which he predicts is leading the country to a damaging no-deal Brexit.
* Facebook Wants Its Cryptocurrency to One Day Rival the Greenback Social-media giant says Libra will be better than Bitcoin. But the company is late to the party and other payment initiatives have stumbled.
* Facebook announces entry into cryptocurrency market with Libra Facebook has announced its intention to make cryptocurrency mainstream with the launch of its own digital currency, Libra, which will be overseen by new financial services subsidiary Calibra.