Israel wants Trump to stop Palestinian payments to prisoners and families of ‘martyrs’

The Aida refugee camp is a warren of alleys, a scene of frequent clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers — and a welfare ministate. A plaque at the entrance lists the names of 36 residents killed by Israelis whom the Palestinians call “martyrs” and the Israelis call “terrorists.” Activists at Aida say that among the 5,500 residents at the camp […]

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Rouhani looks to beat hard-liner as Iran prepares to vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners’ opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He’ll soon find out if voters think it’s enough to keep him in the job. The 68-year-old cleric, a moderate within Iran’s political system, has […]

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Macron to unveil first French government

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to end the suspense over his first government on Wednesday after a 24-hour delay in unveiling what he has promised will be a new-look cabinet. On the campaign trail ahead of his election on May 7, Macron pledged a slimmed-down group of ministers of around 15 people, half of them women and including people […]

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Israel-US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

A diplomatic spat on Monday erupted between U.S. and Israeli officials, just days before a planned visit by President Donald Trump, after an American representative questioned Israel’s claim to one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visit by the new president, which is being […]

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Some UK hospitals still disrupted by cyberattack

The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Britain’s health service says most hospitals hit by the global “ransomware” attack are back up and running, but seven are still experiencing IT disruption and canceling appointments. About a fifth of NHS trusts — the regional bodies that run hospitals and clinics — […]

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What it would take to impeach president Trump

Conflicts of interest. Authoritarian tendencies. Finances obscured from public view. Secret ties to Russian oligarchs. There are those who have speculated that this litany of offenses, exaggerated and actual, by the current president of the United States might be sufficient to force Republican congressional leaders to bring articles of impeachment that result in the president’s removal from office. That’s not […]

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EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. “YES, we did it!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook after the Brussels decision, which the former Soviet republic has been trying to clinch for years. “It feels like […]

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Kosovo government falls after losing no-confidence vote

Kosovo’s government collapsed on Wednesday after losing a no-confidence vote, setting the scene for an early election after months of political deadlock over a border demarcation deal that critics say would mean a loss of territory for the tiny Balkan country. Prime Minister Isa Mustafa’s coalition government lost in a 78-34 vote, with three abstentions and five lawmakers not present. […]

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