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Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

Barghouti, 57, and serving five life sentences over his role in the second Palestinian intifada, is refusing medical treatment, according to Amani Sarahneh of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club NGO. Demo...

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Netanyahu Threatens to Cancel Meeting With Germain Foreign Minister

An Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP, "Netanyahu threatened to cancel the meeting if he met with the organizations Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem". What makes Gabriel'...

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White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

Trump has even requested that Congress provide USA funds to begin the wall. There are also Republicans who aren't enthusiastic about funding the border wall at all, unless it were paid for up front ...

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Testing China on North Korea

Testing China on North Korea

But a pre-emptive strike, he said, "would be the last one". On Tuesday, North Korea staged a pounding display of artillery guns, while the U.S. began joint naval drills in the region with South Kore...

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Killed as Turkey Targets Kurdish Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Turkish warplanes on Tuesday struck targets on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq as well as a mountainous region in Syria. "These air strikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfor...

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Trump won't scrap NAFTA, will renegotiate with partners

Trump made the promise in phone calls to his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, the White House said in a statement released late Wednesday. "Both conversations were pleasant and productive", the st...

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I'm not interested in talking about Ibrahimovic future, says Mourinho

Manchester United will look to continue their push for the top four when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow night. "It means nothing. The 31-year-old scored in the 2-0 win...

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Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

While Trump's promises of child care sound good on paper , in reality, Trump's child care plan could hurt the people who need it the most: A study conducted by the Center for American Progress found ...

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Trump administration to brief full US Congress on North Korea policy

Joe Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on a review of the USA policy toward North Korea. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), after the meeting, also praised the president, saying he "dese...

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USA brings in key components of THAAD battery to S. Korea

Trump, in his phone call with Xi, criticised North Korea's "continued belligerence" and emphasised that its actions "are destabilising the Korean peninsula", the White House said. Some experts believe...

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Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister

Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its weapons development. Yet at the urging of South Korea...

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Professor Green urges fans to support Jeremy Corbyn in election

Speaking as he launched his campaign to defend a 10,767 majority in his constituency, Mr McFadden said: "I think the Government may well have been too quick to leap to the conclusion that we should le...

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US imposes new sanctions on Syria

US imposes new sanctions on Syria

The French report also concluded that the attack bore striking similarities to an earlier strike in April 2013 against the town of Saraqeb, also in Idlib province, in which the Assad regime used the...

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North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

But a US preventive strike would nearly certainly trigger an immediate North Korean retaliation against South Korea. Under the website's Frequently Asked Questions section, the question of how long ...

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Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

French Presidential spokesman, Stephane Le Foll said at the council of ministers on Wednesday, " Hollande has asked ministers to fully commit themselves to the election campaign to ensure that Marine ...

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Trump imposing tariffs on some lumber imports from Canada

Trump imposing tariffs on some lumber imports from Canada

The announcement came after reports in USA media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. "You need our lumber to bu...

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Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

He also pledged to raise the standard of English required for citizenship and said the current citizenship exam was a "civics test" that failed to judge whether a person would accept "Australian value...

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USA admiral: Ballistic missile interceptors needed in Hawaii to counter North Korea

So much so that even the usual threats in Pyongyang's state media, which used to get little attention, are now played up greatly in American news outlets. The Pentagon says that the system is critical...

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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The clip of the episode starts off showing a cartoon Spicer in the White House briefing room dead, hanging from the ceiling with a sign on his body saying "I quit" as an onlooking cartoon Conway says...

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China Launches First Domestically Constructed Aircraft Carrier

In September 2012, the People's Liberation Army Navy commissioned the ship-renaming it the Liaoning . China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in ...

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'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life: Bouchard

It's the Russian's first match since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Australian Open , and her first match on clay in almost two years. "My job is as a competitor and as ...

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Germans Boo Ivanka Trump for Defending Her Father

Merkel's comment at a gala dinner in the German capital sought to end Ivanka Trump's first day overseas as a presidential adviser with an upbeat gesture. economy on Tuesday and told a Berlin confe...

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Scott Pruitt to East Chicago Residents: Chicago EPA Office Not Closing

That includes financial help to make sure that happens. While the led contamination in East Chicago was a matter of contention for the protesters, they gathered primarily to express their frustrati...

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Local Impact of President's Tax Proposal

Republicans greeted news of the tax cut plan enthusiastically, though some GOP members and Democrats anxious that the plan would further increase federal debt, cutting taxes without increasing incom...

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Trump, Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade

Irving, Canfor Corporation, and Resolute FP Canada and West Fraser Mills. Canada denounced the measure as "punitive" and threatened to sue. There are concerns that President Trump's new tariff on Ca...

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German crowd hisses, boos when Ivanka defends her dad

Before the event, President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he is "proud of @IvankaTrump for her leadership on these important issues". Ivanka Trump is visiting a training center in Berlin run by German ...

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Accelerated THAAD Deployment Dividing South Korean Presidential Candidates

Accelerated THAAD Deployment Dividing South Korean Presidential Candidates

South Korea's Defence Ministry responded that it was "the target" to have THAAD fully operational by the end of the year, but it would have "combat capacity" sooner. A flurry of military activity, by ...

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GOP House Members Briefed on Healthcare Bill Status

GOP House Members Briefed on Healthcare Bill Status

Trump also began walking back the health-care promise after signs emerged that GOP leaders were not prepared to take it up because of the risk that it would anger Democrats. "If we get it done the wee...

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Trump's 'criminal aliens' hotline trolled with calls about space aliens

Trump's 'criminal aliens' hotline trolled with calls about space aliens

Surrounded by the families of victims of crime committed by undocumented immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office, also known a...

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China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea

China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea

It made no specific mention of military options, though it said the United States would defend itself and friends. Any U.S. attack on North Korea, without China's consent, would, however, reinvigora...

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