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Abbas Told Israeli Politician 'Oslo Accords Are Dead'

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Jordan, as one of only two Arab states that have peace treaties with Israel, would be a key player if USA mediators ever manage to get a revived Israeli-Palestinian peace process off the ground, as Trump says he wants. The U.S. Embassy in will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and worldwide concern. Read More »

Trump describes European Union trade policy as "highly unfair"

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The American President, Donald Trump , considered that the European Union is treating the U.S. "highly unfairly" in their trade relations and hinted at reprisals, in a televised interview which was shown on Sunday evening in the United Kingdom, on the television channel ITV. Read More »

President Abbas, King Abdullah discuss implications of U.S. decision on Jerusalem

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While African countries have long supported the Palestinians in worldwide institutions, including the UN, Israel continues to make major diplomatic inroads in the continent. Welcoming Spain's ambassador Aranzazu Banon Davalos, Tarawneh said that the Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem's Islamic and Christian holy sites is a historic and legal obligation, which the Kingdom will not relinquish. Read More »

Russian jet flies within 5 feet of US Navy plane

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The U.S. EP-3 Aries II surveillance plane ended its mission prematurely after the incident on January 29, a U.S. Navy statement said. US Naval Forces Europe, which oversees US operations in the region, later confirmed the incident in a statement. Read More »

PM to inaugurate two-day Gwadar Expo today

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They said the the project was initiated under multi-billion dollars' China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and inauguration of the first phase of Gwadar Free Zone would further help in promoting the bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Read More »

Republicans show little urgency on legislation to protect Mueller

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Eric Columbus, former senior counsel to the deputy attorney general under Obama, explained on Twitter why we should not expect any criminal charges against Trump, despite a growing chorus of pundits and Democratic politicians predicting that Mueller is building an obstruction of justice case. Read More »

Lady Gaga Performs 'Joanne' & 'Million Reasons' at Grammys 2018

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To highlight her skin, she used Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. And then, of course, there was her ring. Wearing an Armani Privé dress on the red carpet, all eyes were on the singer and probably one of the longest trains in red carpet history! On her lips, Sarah kept things nude and neutral. Read More »

USTR hopeful on NAFTA talks, much work remains: Congressman

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They say this round was less negative, and more constructive, than recent ones, with the first true dialogue on serious sticking points - in particular autos, dispute resolution, and a five-year review clause. The U.S.is seeking concessions from Mexico and Canada aimed at regaining lost American manufacturing jobs. 'Thank you for your proposal, I'm leaving.' Let's just say we spoke about the (auto) issue twice, for about an hour and a half each time. Read More »

Afghan military academy attacked, latest in string of high-profile militant assaults

The Tolo News quoted the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Dawlat Waziri as saying that three attackers have been killed, one has been detained and one is still fighting. On Wednesday a US drone slammed into Pakistani tribal territory that borders Afghanistan, killing two Haqqani commanders, said Pakistani officials, who deny providing organized camps for their safety. Read More »

Plane makes 'miracle' emergency landing on U.S. freeway

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The craft touched down just south of Del Mar Avenue and the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway, temporarily closing the number 3, 4 and 5 lanes of the northbound 55, Caltrans said. The station further reports that Slod flew under an overpass before touching down. "I had to make a last minute, last second judgment on whether or not we could make it over, and we didn't have the airspeed to make it over, so I went under it". Read More »

7-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed By Police After Allegedly Attacking Teacher

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Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett says the department's response was standard. "I feel like my heart is broken", Mercy Álvarez , the boy's mother, said . A danger to society?' We have to make justice". According to Miami-Dade schools police, the action "was warranted to prevent his erratic and violent behavior from bringing further harm to others or himself". Read More »

Alleged Toronto serial killer facing 3 new counts of murder

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McArthur, 66, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman from downtown Toronto past year. "He's an alleged serial killer and he's taken some steps to cover his tracks". "He was an occupant of the shelter system in Toronto", Idsinga said. -Sgt. Read More »

FBI Deputy Director McCabe Is Stepping Down

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The President did not answer a reporter's question at the White House about McCabe's departure. The report has since been disputed by both the president and his aides. McCabe should have recused himself from the investigation into Mrs. Clinton's use of a private email server. Some of that skepticism intensified when Republicans learned earlier this month that Mueller removed former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok from his team over allegations that Strzok exchanged ... Read More »

State of the Union Will Be Used to Prod on Immigration, Infrastructure

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How long will it last? The official told reporters that Trump will aim to be "unifying, ' while speaking "from the heart" during the 'forward looking" speech , ABC News said . The president plans to address his vision of America first on trade. The State of the Union comes as Congress works with the White House to reach a deal to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »

Aretha Franklin Handpicked Jennifer Hudson for 'Queen of Soul' Biopic

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Although Hudson's casting has only now been confirmed by Davis, she's been rumored for the role as Franklin since at least 2015. Hudson and Tony-winning theater artist Audra McDonald was already her top picks. President Barack Obama is also a fan of Franklin. Superstar performer Whitney Houston considered her as an aunt as Franklin and her mother Cissy Houston were good friends. Read More »

Ministers Set To Formally Agree To Hold 8th Amendment Referendum

That approach would see the public voting on repealing the 8th amendment, and inserting a clause into the Constitution that would allow the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said he will campaign to liberalise the country's abortion laws, saying they "are too restrictive and need to be liberalised". Read More »

Israeli leader heads to Moscow to warn about Iran in Lebanon

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Before boarding his plane, Netanyahu said that Israel is "not willing to tolerate" Lebanon being turned into a site for the manufacture of precision missiles to be used against it. "Yes, they discussed", he told journalists answering a corresponding question. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned on Monday that the threat from Iran is tangible as Tehran continues to increase its presence in Syria and support the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza. Read More »

US Senate plans to vote on bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

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President Donald Trump has announced he is ready to sign the bill . The Senate today is to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions at 20 weeks; it is scientifically known that babies can feel the awful pain of abortion at that point, and likely even earlier in the pregnancy. Read More »

Here's everything you missed at the Grammys this year

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Their stage performance was in the same colorful, stage musical style as their music video . Jay-Z goes into Sunday's ceremony in NY with a leading eight nominations followed by Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6) and Childish Gambino , the alter ego of actor Donald Glover, with 5. Read More »

Pakistan army supplied equipment to attackers: Afghan envoy on Kabul attack

Defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said 5 soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in the assault claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group via its propaganda arm Amaq. Five militants targeted a military base in Kabul on Monday, killing 11 and capping a week of violence that has shaken a country ravaged by years of conflict. Read More »

Kovind hopes for passage of triple talaq bill

My colleagues and I will leave no stone unturned in talking to and convincing the political parties. "We are very hopeful that the bill which is going to negate "Talaq-e-Biddat" and pave the way for empowering Muslim women will be passed in the Rajya Sabha, too", he said. Read More »

First Lady Responds to Claims of Marriage Trouble

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The alleged affair supposedly took place in 2006, four months after Melania Trump would have given birth to the couple's only son, Barron . On the one-year anniversary of her husband's inauguration Saturday, Melania Trump tweeted an image of herself from the event with a military escort instead of the president. Read More »

Militants attack Afghan army post near military academy in capital

He said police were among those killed and wounded and that attackers drove two ambulances , both of which made it past the checkpoint before one of them turned around and left the area, indicating some of the attackers escaped. "At the second checkpoint he was recognised and blew his explosive-laden vehicle", Nasrat Rahimi said. "Today's attack is nothing short of an atrocity", Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement , adding ... Read More »

Trump tried to fire Mueller. So what?

Graham also appeared to brush aside the White House campaign to dismiss the probe as politically motivated and the president's denial that he tried to fire Mueller a year ago, as was reported by The New York Times and subsequently confirmed by other news organizations. Read More »