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Pence Delays Upcoming Trip to Israel, Egypt Until 2018

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Rabinowitz said privately, however, that he feared violence if Pence were allowed to speak, since it could be seen as a political statement just two weeks after President Donald Trump announced the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a local television station reported . Read More »

Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral

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During these years, this little village echoed the Palestinian struggle all over the world. At age 13, Ahed won the Handala Courage Award in Turkey, and rose to worldwide prominence after a video and series of photos were published of the young activist and her mother and aunt desperately attempting to save her injured brother Mohammad, then 11-years old, from being arrested by Israeli forces in 2015. Read More »

Nazareth mayor 'cancels' Christmas in protest of US Jerusalem decision

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The announcement to move the US embassy to Jerusalem was, meanwhile, hailed by other groups, including 250 prominent Israeli rabbis who issued Trump the biblical blessing that God gave to Joshua. The air strikes left one Palestinian man dead and 15 injured, according to a Palestinian news agency. The status of Jerusalem is at the center of Israel's conflict with the Palestinians because the city is sacred to Judaism and Islam. Read More »

More winter weather: Winter storm warning, advisory still in effect

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With light to moderate lake effect snow showers through the morning, some parts of northwest IN could get 2 to 4 inches of snow. "If we get any snow at all tomorrow, it could cause some problems between about 1 and 5 in the afternoon". "Despite the light amounts, the timing (and the subfreezing temperatures) suggests that there will be impacts with the morning commute on Thursday ". Read More »

Rex Tillerson: US Ready for 'First Meeting Without Precondition' with North Korea

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Tillerson said it's unrealistic to say the USA would only engage in dialogue with Pyongyang on the condition the regime abandons its nuclear development program. If diplomacy doesn't work, Tillerson said he would have "failed", and that diplomatic efforts are backed by military options. Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's weapons advances have grown this year and recent exchanges of bellicose rhetoric have fueled fears over the risk of military conflict. Read More »

Bangladesh president leaves for Istanbul to join special OIC summit

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According to a statement issued by the OIC, senior officers and foreign ministers have their meetings yesterday (Dec 12) and will continue tomorrow morning to reach a consensus on the issue at hand and to deliberate on the US' action, which would later be decided by the country heads to reflect the OIC's stand on the matter. Read More »

Trump Will Undergo Physical Exam After Slurring Through Speech

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During the hastily assembled December 8 UNSC meeting, UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov expressed dismay that Trump - acting in his current capacity as president of the United States - officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, cited by The Hindu. Read More »

Haley: Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct should be heard

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The White House has said that the women who have accused Trump were lying and voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump . And I think we heard from them prior to the election. "And we should all be willing to listen to them". The lawsuit, which the New York Times said may move forward by the end of the year, could reignite the allegations against Trump, as his victims could be deposed and allowed to have their day in court against the man who assaulted them. Read More »

Trump Pushes Moore, Celebrates Himself at Florida Rally

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Speaking to a raucous rally crowd in Florida, Mr Trump said the USA military is dealing the Islamic State "one brutal defeat after another". Commenting on one of his accusers, Beverly Young Nelson, who presented an inscription that she alleges Moore wrote in her years, Moore conceded that "I have written cards, graduation cards". Read More »

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Saakashvili became a regional governor in Ukraine in 2015 at Poroshenko's invitation but they later fell out, with the former Georgian leader accusing the president of corruption. In a televised briefing on Wednesday, Saakashvili - supporters see him as a fearless crusader against corruption - said he would not present himself to law enforcement officials, as requested by the General Prosecutor's office. Read More »

Congressman Comer votes for Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin was the only Long Island representative to vote in favor of the concealed carry bill . Opponents of the bill said it would override state laws and increase crime. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would force states that allow the concealed carry of handguns to recognize permits issued in other states-including those which have more relaxed stances on gun control than NYC. Read More »

Australian approves Same-sex Marriage

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All amendments were struck down and the bill has passed unchanged from the one that cleared the Senate last week. "Love has won, and it's time to pop the bubbly", Greens MP and same-sex marriage supporter Adam Bandt said. The Australian House of Representatives has approved a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. In the end, 61.6% of Australia voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, with 38.4% saying "no". Read More »

Yemen's Ex-President Saleh Reported Killed In Fighting

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The death of a leader who played a significant role in Yemeni politics is stunning, but experts say Saleh's death won't change the face of the conflict significantly. The former Yemeni president's break with the Houthis came after five days of bitter clashes around the capital, Sana'a, between his supporters and those of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Read More »

SD Senator John Thune; Time to Roll Back Net Neutrality

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Schneiderman's office has launched investigation into alleged fraudulent comments filed with the FCC both for and against dismantling the rules, and found that up to a million of the 23 million total comments received by the FCC may be fraudulent . Read More »

Ireland 'disappointed' by British U-turn on Brexit deal: PM

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Giving a statement today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar indicated he was still ready to support a deal but that the United Kingdom government may need more time to agree it. Officials said he was preparing to call round European Union leaders to get agreement on trade negotiations. "But on a couple of issues some differences do remain which require further negotiation and consultation". Read More »

Clearing skies tonight; mostly cloudy skies push by Sunday

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A cloudy start today with some rain for much of England and Wales although this will clear southeastwards to sunny spells. Rain and a few storms will be likely overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. Lows fall mainly to the low-to-mid 30s. Lows for Monday night will dip back into the mid 50s with partly cloudy skies and calm winds. Winds will be very minimal, providing good conditions to go outside and hang Christmas lights or do yard work. Read More »

Why Robert Mueller Threw An Agent Off the Trump-Russia Probe

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The New York Times and Washington Post report that the agent, Peter Strzok , as the FBI's deputy head of counterintelligence, played a major role in the investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as well as the possible links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty: What You Need to Know

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is to plead guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the fourth former Trump adviser charged so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller . A White House lawyer said that nothing in Flynn's guilty plea "implicates anyone other than Mr Flynn". As reported by ABC News , this includes revealing that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with the Russians. Read More »

North Korea is USA problem but China's 'leverage'

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She said: "We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it". "We have got to take them at their word, so this could be a global conflict". There was unanimity at the Council in condemning the missile test, but not on the actions to be taken against Pyongyang. Trump's name-calling and threats of wiping out the country of roughly 25 million have caused worry within his own administration and among North Korea's neighbors, such as China and South Korea, who ... Read More »

Undocumented immigrant acquitted of Kathryn Steinle's murder

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Jose Ines Garcia Zarate has some prior felony convictions mostly for illegal re-entry into the USA and then additionally some - what would today be considered low-level drug crimes, at least in San Francisco , Calif. "He took the life of a young, vibrant, beautiful, cherished woman by the name of Kate Steinle ", she said. President Donald Trump blasted a California jury that acquitted a Mexican immigrant who was in the US illegally in the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco two ... Read More »

White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson, source says

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has had a troubled year at the State Department, his attempts to improve the department met with scorn from other top officials, and his talk of diplomacy undercut, often very publicly, by the president. Vanity Fair separately reported that Pompeo could replace Tillerson as early as January . No matter how long Tillerson is allowed to stay on, his stature and ability to speak on Trump's behalf has been impaired, it is widely agreed. Read More »

4.1 magnitude quake strikes DE and parts of Maryland

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Gary Laing, a spokesman for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, said in an email 30 minutes after the quake that there were no reports of damage. She said there were no signs of damage at the base nor would there be any change in its operation. "Usually the largest aftershocks we see in a series is about 1 magnitude smaller than the main natural disaster". Read More »

2.7m riders and drivers affected in the UK

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When Uber learned of the breach, it did not notify law enforcement, consumers, or drivers, but instead paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data they had stolen. NY fined the company US$20,000 past year over a 2014 data breach. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. Read More »

U.S. concerned over release of Hafiz Saeed

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The US and the United Nations classify Saeed's JuD as a terrorist group and it is alleged to be a front organization for LeT, whose attack on Mumbai led to the death of 166 Indians and foreigners. According to the AP, Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman for India's External Affairs Ministry, said Saeed's release "confirms once again the lack of seriousness on the part of Pakistani government in bringing to justice perpetrators of heinous acts of terrorism". Read More »

Indonesia's Mount Agung Erupts For Second Time In A Week Grounding Flights

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Bali is a major tourist destination, although the main resorts of Kuta and Seminyak are about 70km from the volcano. Bali is an important tourist centre and the global airport of Denpasar, the capital of the island, is operating normally for the moment, even if some airlines made a decision to cancel their flights. Read More »

Political leaders condemn killing of Kashmiri army officer

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The officials said that 23-year-old Irfan Dar was abducted and later killed by suspected militants. The locals found the body lying in pool of blood at Wothmula Nad area of Keegam, after which they informed the police. "The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act", he said. "Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the Valley", Mufti wrote on microblogging site Twitter. Read More »