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It became known when the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel on December 6, there has been an increase in violent actions by Israel's occupying forces against the Palestinians. "The Jerusalem declaration restated in Pence's intensely pro-Israeli speech without meaningful reference to Palestinian interests makes it near impossible for Israel and the Palestinians to reach consensus", White said. Read More

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New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

The manufacturers named in the lawsuit include Purdue Pharma, Teva, Cephalon, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Endo, Allergan, Watson and various subsidiaries, according to the news release. In addition to President Donald Trump's August 2017 declaring a national emergency on the deadly opioid epidemic in the States, New York City is now suing eight drug producers for fueling the fatal crisis. Read More

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EU Sanctions Venezuela as Almagro Condemns Presidential Elections

EU Sanctions Venezuela as Almagro Condemns Presidential Elections

That's because Venezuela is the world's worst economic basket case today, and the country is mired in a humanitarian crisis. "We have only one candidate to continue with the revolution", he said, as delegates chanted "Nicolas, Nicolas". Maduro announced on December 10, 2017 that the country's main opposition parties would be banned from taking part in the elections. The opposition alleged there weren't enough guarantees the vote would be free and fair, but the partial boycott highlighted ... Read More

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Sheriff: Five Bodies Recovered In Oklahoma Oil Well Explosion

Sheriff: Five Bodies Recovered In Oklahoma Oil Well Explosion

They include three from Oklahoma - Matt Smith of McAlester, Parker Waldridge of Crescent and Roger Cunningham from Seminole - and two from neighboring states, Josh Ray of Fort Worth, Texas; and Cody Risk of Wellington, Colorado. Federal agencies including the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Chemical Safety Board, and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have begun investigations. Read More

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Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

People walk near a poster depicting Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that reads "we've chosen you for a second term", in Cairo , Egypt January 15, 2018. He said he has been thinking about the country's many challenges and aspirations. "Today. I tell you frankly and transparently that I hope you would allow and accept my candidacy for the president's post", Sisi told a cheering crowd. Read More

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Philippines fears violent eruption and thousands evacuated as Mount Mayon explodes

Philippines fears violent eruption and thousands evacuated as Mount Mayon explodes

Azur pointed out the evacuees, representing about 6,000 families, were found to be living from eight to 8.6 kilometres beyond the volcano's expanded danger zone of from six to seven kilometres. More than 40,000 people have been directly affected by the eruption, about half of whom were staying in one of about 27 evacuation camps, while the rest were staying elsewhere, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Manila . Read More

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Australia to launch full-scale review into recent ODI failures

Australia to launch full-scale review into recent ODI failures

Buttler, England's vice-captain, said: "I felt confident, and I feel like I've been hitting the ball well, working through the Big Bash and then coming into this series . Eoin Morgan hailed his side's series-clinching victory in the third one-day global in Sydney as their best performance for two years. The Australians fielded a new-look top four with Cameron White moving to No.3 and Smith to four, in place of the deposed Travis Head. Read More

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Student Wounded in Texas High School Shooting; Suspect in Custody, Police Say

Student Wounded in Texas High School Shooting; Suspect in Custody, Police Say

The superintendent says roughly 50 students and staff members were inside the cafeteria having breakfast when the student opened fire. The shooting happened just before 8 a.m., authorities said. A later tweet from the police said students were being moved under guard as an investigation continued. "This morning's tragedy hits the heart of this community", Joffre said. Read More

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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Open doubles to focus on singles title

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Open doubles to focus on singles title

In the quarterfinals, Mertens will play the victor of Sunday night's match between fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina and qualifier Denisa Allertova, who hasn't dropped a set in her three main-draw matches. In sports, it's quite common. Over three hours into the match, Nadal saved five break points just to get to one-all. And plus from the other side of the net, Pablo was playing really good, very solid, and served really good today, I would say, and backed it up with good groundstrokes from ... Read More

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Pentagon Puts Countering China, Russia at Center of US Defense Strategy

Pentagon Puts Countering China, Russia at Center of US Defense Strategy

While China and Russian Federation are the main USA adversaries in the latest strategy, Mattis said the Pentagon must address "rogue regimes" such as North Korea and Iran, as well as the threat posed by terrorism. Mattis said the Defense Department will also focus on working with allies who "carry their equitable share" of the security burden while building new partnerships across the globe. Read More

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Macron: 'Brexit? I'd love to welcome you back'

Macron: 'Brexit? I'd love to welcome you back'

French President Emmanuel Macron warns the United Kingdom that a future trade deal with the European Union after Brexit won't give "full access" to the EU's single market and financial services. president's alleged comments about African countries and called for respectful relationships. Mrs May has committed the United Kingdom to leaving the single market, but Mr Macron indicated that was the only way to get the access she wanted for the economically important financial services industry. Read More

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Banning Spielberg in Lebanon

Banning Spielberg in Lebanon

The Lebanese censorship board had recommended that " The Post " be banned, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg because his Oscar-winning 1993 Holocaust film " Schindler's List " shot some scenes in Jerusalem. This latest prohibition illustrates what appears to be a growing appetite on the part of the Lebanese authorities for implementing the country's often arbitrary censorship laws, and especially those pertaining to Israel. Read More

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Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

Here, the totals mirrored the Senate District, with Schachtner capturing 55 percent of the vote. Jarchow is in the middle of his third term representing the area in the Assembly and had built a formidable base. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Republicans, led by the governor, referred to the 10th District election as a "wake-up call" that should motivate GOP voters to protect the party's total control of state government. Read More

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Apple Plans To Create 20000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Apple Plans To Create 20000 Jobs And Build New Campus

President Donald Trump . Apple has provided a curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grades on using Swift, the programming language developed by the company. That "deferral" provision led companies to stockpile an estimated US$3.1 trillion offshore and many were criticized for the moves, including Apple. It has also invested in community colleges and creating a tutorial for Apple users to learn how to code at its stores. Read More

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Tillerson: US Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

Tillerson: US Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

Confronted with the prospect of an imminent war that could draw in the United States and force Washington to choose between two important allies, USA officials have been hastily recalibrating their descriptions of the force. It is also not seeking violent "regime change" or contemplating a long-term nation-building mission, he said. Instead, he argued that the U.S. role will provide stability to allow a UN-led peace process to resume and find a Syrian-led alternative to Assad's rule and the ... Read More

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Aussie brands and publishers get on board with Amazon Echo

Aussie brands and publishers get on board with Amazon Echo

Echo device holders can access a 90 day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for a limited time. A new Routines feature also allows you to automate a series of customisable actions using a single voice command of your choosing. "As more people adopt innovative voice-activated technologies in an increasingly mobile world, we are excited to be one of the leaders in this space providing secure, easy to use, cutting edge banking services for our customers". Read More

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McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

Earlier last week, Trump signaled to bipartisan lawmakers that he would sign whatever they passed. Republicans will be satisfied that the bill does not include DACA provisions and pushes back a number of Obamacare taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Republicans would bear the responsibility since they control both houses of Congress and the White House, saying a shutdown would be a "disaster" for the country. Read More

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Paul Donovan reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Paul Donovan reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, as full of made-up stories. Mr. Trump also said in a January 10 statement partly about the book that "We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about a person, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts". Read More

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Steve Bannon was subpoenaed in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

Steve Bannon was subpoenaed in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

A source familiar with the matter said Bannon was issued subpoena by House committee after refusing to disclose information from the time period of the transition and White House, as first reported by Fox News . Russian Federation has denied meddling in the election and Trump has denied there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. But she did not say whether the White House directed Bannon not to answer certain questions. Read More

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Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot dead, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. The Kosovo government, which includes former commanders of ethnic Albanian guerrillas who rose up against Belgrade's repressive rule in the late 1990s, also condemned the attack. Read More

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Myanmar, Bangladesh to Begin Return of Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh to Begin Return of Rohingya Refugees

It said they agreed that the process "would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation". Win Myat Aye, the minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, said Myanmar was hosting a one-day meeting Monday with Bangladesh officials in the capital Naypyitaw to discuss the logistics of how many Rohingya will be allowed into Myanmar and how they will be scrutinized to be placed in the camps. Read More

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Rogue police officer often known as Venezuelan Rambo is cornered by authorities

Rogue police officer often known as Venezuelan Rambo is cornered by authorities

The deaths weren't confirmed. The statement did not specify whether Perez had been captured during the operation. Oscar Perez , a photogenic former cop who once starred in an action film, previous year used a stolen helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro. Read More

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Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

The Congress tweeted pictures of Gandhi "being warmly received" and interacting with people over tea at a "dhaba". He will reach Salon via Rae Bareli at around 12.30 pm on Monday and address the public at Salon Nagar Panchayat. The Congress president will meet people from his constituency and local party workers on Tuesday morning after which he will also visit Mohanganj, Jagdishpur and Jais. Read More

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