• White House Denies Netanyahu's Claim of Talks on Israeli Settlement Annexation Deal
White House Denies Netanyahu's Claim of Talks on Israeli Settlement Annexation Deal

A final decision on whether Mr Netanyahu should face charges will come down to the attorney general's office. If Netanyahu had entered a unsafe new period in which he must battle for his political survival and avoid imprisonment, he did so possessed of political advantages that no Israeli prime minister has before enjoyed.

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  • Bannon arrives for second closed-door interview with House Intel panel
Bannon arrives for second closed-door interview with House Intel panel

The first step would be for the majority to call a vote to decide whether to hold him in contempt of Congress. According to the White House, that means Bannon does not have to answer a broad range of questions from lawmakers, despite a pending subpoena against the former Trump aide .

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  • Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN assembly, DMK moves Madras HC
Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN assembly, DMK moves Madras HC

The plea alleged that the Speaker has "arbitrarily" taken a decision on February 10 to unveil a portrait of Jayalalithaa in the assembly hall on Monday in the presence of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister. A huge portrait of former Tamil Nadu chief-minister J. Jayalalithaa was unveiled yesterday in the State Legislative Assem...

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  • Trump offers condolences to Putin over plane crash
Trump offers condolences to Putin over plane crash

He stressed that President Abbas met with Netanyahu in three separate occasions; however, "every time the prime minister of Israel refuses to discuss any serious political track that leads to a real peace in the Middle East", adding "the problem is that there is real peace partner in Israel".

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  • Kuwait calms Philippines after dead worker found in freezer
Kuwait calms Philippines after dead worker found in freezer

The suspension of the processing of new employment certificates for Kuwait-bound however was not enough for the President, who wanted to "send a strong message" through a total OFW deployment ban, said Labor Secretary Bello. A top Kuwaiti official condemned on Tuesday a call by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to evacuate his country's workers ...

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  • Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'
Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'

He studied in a seminary in Faisalabad city in the heartland province of Punjab and recently wrote a book eulogizing the founder of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, who was killed in a 2009 drone attack. In May 2016, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, was also killed in a USA drone strike in Pakistan, meeting the same fate as...

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  • Trump blocks release of Democratic memo responding to Republican claims
Trump blocks release of Democratic memo responding to Republican claims

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump is putting his personal interest above the country's in blocking a memo that "completely undermines his claim of vindication" in special counsel Robert Mueller's continuing investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign's relationship with Russian inte...

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  • OHSU, CDC Unravel Mysterious Eye Infection
OHSU, CDC Unravel Mysterious Eye Infection

Doctors believe Beckley was infected when a fly landed on her eye while she was traveling through cattle fields in southern OR, according to USA Today. Scientists reported the case Monday. She made medical history because of bad luck. A Thelazia gulosa eye worm. " It was shocking when it happened, and it's just fascinating now ", she told...

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  • Soldier-slapping Ahed Tamimi's trial begins behind closed doors
Soldier-slapping Ahed Tamimi's trial begins behind closed doors

Despite a push from Tamimi's family to have her trial open to the public, a judge rejected the proposal, ruling that it would not be in the interest of the teenager, who is being tried as a minor, Channel News Asia reported . They include stone-throwing, incitement and making threats. The video evoked polarized reactions, with much of the Israe...

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  • UK's Oxfam Hit with New Report of Sexual Misconduct
UK's Oxfam Hit with New Report of Sexual Misconduct

Driver, 48, travelled to Thailand and Cambodia in her role with Oxfam and performed at a charity concert in London in 2004, joining stars such as Chris Martin, Razorlight and REM. Oxfam has faced severe criticism for a lack of transparency over misconduct allegations against staff members accused of using prostitutes in Haiti following a dev...

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  • The internet is enthralled by the Obamas' official portraits
The internet is enthralled by the Obamas' official portraits

America's 44th president revealed that "like Michelle , I have never had a painting done of myself", and that no one in his family tree had, either, as far as he could tell. To place the pieces in their artistic and political context, I spoke to Richard J. Powell, a professor of art and art history at Duke University and an expert in the history o...

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  • DNI Coats Calls National Debt 'Dire Threat' to National Security
DNI Coats Calls National Debt 'Dire Threat' to National Security

In same line, Coats warned: "We hope that Russian Federation will continue to use propaganda, false people, simpatéticos spokesmen and or means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in U.S.". Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said America must redouble its efforts in this area. Director of National Intell...

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  • Germany coalition: SPD leader Martin Schulz resigns
Germany coalition: SPD leader Martin Schulz resigns

However, SPD members have to vote on the change on 22 April. Kevin Kuehnert, who leads the SPD's youth wing and is campaigning for members to vote against another tie-up with Merkel, welcomed the decision as he said it would enable the party to focus completely on the members' coalition ballot.

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  • US forces 'killed scores of Russian fighters in Syria while defending position'
US forces 'killed scores of Russian fighters in Syria while defending position'

United States officials added that the Russian government had lodged no complaint about its citizens being killed. The Russian citizens are fighting in Syria for a private military company, according to numerous reports . "We have not received that word at Central Command or at the Pentagon", he told a media briefing on Tuesday. The deat...

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  • The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?'
The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?'

Some Israeli reports claimed that a direct hit had not occurred and that shrapnel from an exploding missile had pierced through the warplane. So far, other European countries have remained largely silent on the latest Israel-Iran-Syria military clash.

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  • Kuwait pledges $2bn to Iraq reconstruction
Kuwait pledges $2bn to Iraq reconstruction

Qatar announced $US1 billion in loans and investments while the United Arab Emirates pledged $US500 million for rebuilding. Some would be turnkey projects, in which contractors would hand over facilities to Iraq, while others would be build-operate-transfer deals in which private firms would receive concessions to operate facilities.

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  • South Africa's leader is told to go. What now?
South Africa's leader is told to go. What now?

Zuma stands accused of more than 780 charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering related to an arms deal scandal. "South Africans are wiser now than yesterday, they will not fight for somebody to be in a chair, they are not benefiting because of one person being a president", he said.

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  • Second judge blocks Trump from ending DACA
Second judge blocks Trump from ending DACA

The ruling means DACA recipients can renew their status, but the administration will not have to hold the program open to those who never applied. Some 690,000 Dreamers registered under the DACA program, and 1.1 million others were eligible but did not sign up.

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  • NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison
NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

Before lowering the boom Tuesday, Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman said "it now appears, if you put two and two together", that Rahimi was spreading his hate during Friday afternoon prayer sessions that Berman let him attend during the trial.

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  • Trump's Budget Proposal Swaps Food Stamps for Ready-to-Eat Meal Kits
Trump's Budget Proposal Swaps Food Stamps for Ready-to-Eat Meal Kits

The other half of the SNAP benefits would still be provided via the EBT card. According to a summary of the proposal compiled by the Agriculture Department and obtained by CNBC , the boxes would replace about half of the current program's cash benefits.

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