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Israeli Police Say Netanyahu Should Be Charged With Bribery & Fraud

13/02/2018

The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, casting a pall over the future of a tenacious leader who has become almost synonymous with his country. The announcement instantly raised doubts about his ability to stay in office. Concluding a yearlong graft...
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Check Out The Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse 2018

31/01/2018

The first lunar eclipse this year is going to be a rare celestial phenomenon which is to occur today. A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon (a moment during an...
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Trump In Switzerland Attends World Economic Forum

25/01/2018

President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday for two days at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump is expected to meet with world leaders, host a dinner for European business leaders, mingle with the elites at a reception, and give a keynote speech Friday. Trump is only the second sitting U.S. president to...
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Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

22/01/2018

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely...
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Trump Administration Bars Haiti From Guest-Worker Visa Program

18/01/2018

The Department of Homeland Security has removed Haiti from a list of countries eligible for a program granting U.S. visas to low-skilled workers, Reuters reports. The Trump administration announced the news less than a week after President Trump questioned why the U.S. would want immigrants from Haiti in a meeting where he reportedly called...
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Tillerson: U.S. Will Have An Open-Ended Military Presence In Syria

18/01/2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria, as there are “strategic threats” to the United States beyond the Islamic State. “Iran has dramatically strengthened its presence in Syria through its position in Syria, Iran is in a stronger position to extend its track record of...
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Cybersecurity Firm: Russia-linked Hackers Targeting US Senate

13/01/2018

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying...
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Trump Denies Calling Haiti, African Countries ‘Shitholes’

12/01/2018

President Trump on Friday denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries” during a bipartisan meeting with senators on Thursday. A Democratic aide told NBC News that lawmakers were in the Oval Office discussing changes to the visa lottery system when talk turned to immigrants from Africa and Trump asked...
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Trump Visit to London Called Off Due To Fears of Mass Protests

11/01/2018

Donald Trump has backed off the idea of visiting Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London amid fears of mass protests. Government sources suggested that Washington had signalled that secretary of state Rex Tillerson would instead open the multimillion-pound embassy. Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit when she...
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Trump Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Shithole Countries’

11/01/2018

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Trump said,...
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Trump: ‘I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship’ With N. Korea

11/01/2018

“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” President Trump told the Wall Street Journal, contrary to literally everything he has said about the North Korean dictator. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised,” the president added. Despite his claim to a possibly good relationship with Kim,...
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North Korea, South Korea Agree To Hold Military Talks

09/01/2018

South and North Korea have agreed to hold official military talks, officials from the two countries announced Tuesday in a rare joint statement. Such talks would mark the first time the two Koreas have engaged in any such dialogue in more than two years. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea announced during a formal discussion with...
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Madman Trump to Kim Jong-un: My Nukes Are Bigger Than Your Nukes

03/01/2018

‘I Too Have a Nuclear Button, but It Is a Much Bigger & More Powerful One’: Trump Taunts Kim Jong-un President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea on Tuesday night, boasting that he commands a “much bigger” and “more powerful” arsenal of devastating weapons than the outlier government in...
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Trump Announces U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

07/12/2017

On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. Saudi Arabia’s...
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War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison In The Hague

29/11/2017

Croatian war criminal Slobadan Praljak killed himself by drinking poison in The Hague moments after a U.N. appeals judge upheld his 20-year sentence. After the verdict, Praljak shouted, “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict,” and drank from a small brown bottle. “I just drank poison,” he said. “I am not a...
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North Korea Launches ICBM That Might Reach Anywhere In America

29/11/2017

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew to a height of 2,800 miles, higher than any of its previous tests. If aimed at a standard trajectory, the ICBM would have a range of more than 8,100 miles, or “more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C.,” says David Wright at...
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235 Killed In Bombing, Ambush Attack At Mosque In Egypt

24/11/2017

At least 235 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Friday in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The attack reportedly occurred as prayers were ongoing at a mosque in Al Rawdah in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The Associated Press reports that gunmen, in off-road vehicles,...
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Former Serb Warlord Ratko Mladic Found Guilty Of Genocide

22/11/2017

An international tribunal at The Hague on Wednesday found Ratko Mladic, the former Serb warlord known as “the Butcher of Bosnia,” guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Judge Alphons Orie read the verdict after a trial that lasted four years, saying Mladic’s crimes while commanding forces that carried out some of the worst...
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Trump Admin Gives 59,000 Haitians 18 Months To Leave The U.S.

21/11/2017

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that roughly 59,000 Haitians living in the United States who have been protected from deportation since 2010 have 18 months to leave the United States. Haitians who came to the U.S. after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 have been safe under a program known...
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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Reportedly Stepping Down In Apparent Coup

15/11/2017

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s military denied on state TV that it had overthrown longtime President Robert Mugabe, despite tanks in the streets and reports of explosions and gunfire. The ruling ZANU-PF party later tweeted that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mugabe had ousted last week, had stepped in as interim president, and South Africa’s...
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Trump Meets His Boss Putin In Vietnam

10/11/2017

The two leaders stared deep into each other’s eyes as they shared a long, intimate handshake amid the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam while wearing matching outfits. It’s tradition for world leaders to wear traditional garb for the “family photo” at the APEC summit. Putin and Trump shake hands during group photo at...
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Saudi Arabia Orders Citizens To Leave Lebanon ‘Immediately’

09/11/2017

Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens living or visiting Lebanon to leave the country as tensions between the two governments have risen exponentially in the past week. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri abruptly resigned last weekend in a televised announcement from the Saudi capital, renouncing Iran’s influence in Lebanese politics in his resignation. He...
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Kremlin: Trump And Putin Set To Meet In Vietnam

09/11/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are currently setting up their next meeting on Friday at an economic summit in Vietnam, according to the Kremlin. “Right now the time of the meeting is being agreed” for their face-to-face on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation leaders’ meeting, presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, told...
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Trump Says He Doesn’t ‘Blame’ China For ‘Unfair’ Trade Relationship

09/11/2017

President Donald Trump has vowed to change “one-sided and unfair” trade relations with China, but gave Beijing “great credit” for “taking advantage” of the U.S. In comments made during a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Trump said current trade relations between the two countries are “not sustainable” and called...
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Trump To North Korea: ‘Come To The Table’ Over Nuclear Issue

07/11/2017

President Trump on Tuesday urged North Korean leaders to “come to the table” over the issue of its nuclear arsenal. At a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said he “hoped to God” that he would never have to use the U.S. military in an all-out war against Pyongyang. Trump called...
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Report: 200 Dead in Cave-In at North Korea Nuclear Test Site

31/10/2017

A tunnel at a North Korean nuclear test site collapsed this month and killed an estimated 200 people, according to multiple reports. The cave-in at the Punggye-ri nuclear facility initially trapped 100 people underground. Another 100 were killed during an unsuccessful rescue operation when an additional section of the tunnel fell, according to Japanese...
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Gord Downie Of Tragically Hip Dead At 53

18/10/2017

Gord Downie, frontman of the rock band The Tragically Hip, died Tuesday night at age 53, CBC News reported Wednesday. Downie had terminal brain cancer, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015. “Gord knew this day was coming—his response was to spend this precious time as he always had—making music, making memories...
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Tillerson: Trump To ‘Decertify’ But Not Leave Iran Deal

13/10/2017

On Friday, President Trump will largely wash his hands of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, Russia, China, and three European countries, according to a summary released by the White House late Thursday. Trump has long railed against the deal, grudgingly certifying Iran’s compliance two times, and by announcing he is neither certifying it...
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Trump Threatens To Limit Aid To Puerto Rico, Citing Pre-Hurricane ‘Disaster’

12/10/2017

President Trump began Thursday on Twitter by appearing to tell Puerto Rico that the federal relief effort after its worst hurricane in a century had a pending expiration date. “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend,” he tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the military, and the...
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U.S. And Israel Pull Out Of UNESCO Over ‘Anti-Israel’ Bias

12/10/2017

The Trump administration announced Thursday that is pulling the United States out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, because of its “anti-Israel” bias. Israel withdrew from the organization just hours after the U.S. made its announcement. The State Department said the U.S. will instead act as an...
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