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Worldwide French consulate worker arrested for smuggling arms to Palestinians
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Over the last three months, Abbas has said that Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv as the "slap of the century", a move that, in Abbas' view, disqualifies Trump from any role in the future peace talks between the PA and Israel.

Worldwide Asylum applications to European Union down by 50 pct in 2017, statistics say
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The EU statistical office, Eurostat said the number of people applying for asylum in the European Union has declined by almost half in the past year compared with 2016. Slovakia registered the lowest number of applications overall at just 150 asylum seekers. Over 102,000 were Syrians, 47,500 were Iraqis and 43,600 were Afghans.

Worldwide Czech Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador over nerve toxin origin claims
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On Tuesday, the head of the OPCW chemical watchdog said it would take two to three weeks to complete laboratory analysis of samples taken from the poisoning. Western powers see the attack as a sign of increasingly aggressive Russian meddling overseas. It is one of the largest and most complex investigations ever undertaken by British counter-terror policing.

Worldwide G20 Calls for Crypto Regulation Recommendations By July
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Responding to the concerns of members, the FSB has undertaken a review of the financial stability risks posed by the rapid growth of crypto-assets. "A continued use and bigger interconnectedness could pose a financial stability risk through confidence effects if it happens without material improvements in conduct, cyber resilience, and market integrity." We commit to implement the FATF standards as they apply to crypto-assets, look forward to the FATF review of those standards, and call ...

Worldwide South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revealed earlier this year that he wishes to improve ties between the two countries and it looked as though this might be the start of just that. South Korea's Ministry of Unification, which handles relations with North Korea, said Tuesday that North Korea agreed to host two concerts in Pyongyang featuring South Korean artists.

Worldwide Sixth reported explosion in Texas 'unrelated' to bombings
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The latest explosion, which went off on Tuesday, went off at a Goodwill store, and nearby stores and shopping centres were evacuated. Gary Davis, president and CEO of Goodwill Texas, said the device was contained in a bag and detonated when a worker moved it.

Worldwide Donald Trump ponders 'bilateral summit' in congrats call to Vladimir Putin
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Asked on Monday if the White House believed the election was free and fair, Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said: "We're not surprised by the outcome". His larger-than-life image and an aggressive brand of politics have endeared him to people who yearn for a bipolar world where the USSR stood up to American hegemony.

Worldwide Trump ordered White House officials to sign nondisclosure agreements
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But the agreement White House staffers signed reportedly extends beyond Trump's time in the Oval Office. Members of Trump's campaign and transition team reportedly signed NDAs. To which Trump replied, "I think they should.?.?". The NDAs also applied to "all times" after President Donald Trump's term in office . And I don't know, there could be some kind of a law that you can't do this.

Worldwide Israel officially admits striking Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007
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It had always been widely assumed that Israel carried out the strike, though it never formally acknowledged doing so. The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.

Worldwide Xi Jinping boosts his authoritarian rule as China's parliament ends
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China has been infuriated by USA president Donald Trump's signing into law last week legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts, and vice versa. Chinese people are creators of history and real heroes as they made the country's "four great inventions" - paper, printing, the compass and gunpowder - in ancient times.

Author: 0 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Redraws Congressional Districts

Gov. Tom Wolf , a Democrat , said the state department will focus on supporting counties and candidates as they prepare for elections under the new districts. Bucks and Chester Counties also receive districts based largely on their boundaries. Renumbering districts isn't new. Crompton didn't say whether Republicans will go to a district court or the U.S.

Worldwide Hebron shooter Elor Azaria to be released early
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Azaria was convicted previous year of manslaughter for the March 24, 2016 shooting of Abdel Fatah al-Sharif, a terrorist who had tried to stab two soldiers several minutes earlier in Hebron. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had rejected Azaria's earlier request for a pardon. "The IDF's values, including the Purity of Arms, are the core foundation of the strength of the IDF", and have helped Israel "in the just struggle for our right to a safe, national home, and in building a robust society".

Worldwide Kim Dotcom Requests Barack Obama Appear in Court
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Dotcom, who has described the USA prosecution as "politically motivated", and several other New Zealand-based defendants have denied the allegations. He argued that Obama can give evidence directly material to his proceeding, the goal of the US' prosecution against him and its dealings with New Zealand authorities.

Worldwide CBI probing SSC paper leak case, Supreme Court told
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The top court on March 12 sought a response from the Centre on the plea without issuing the notice. Junaid , 15, was knifed to death on June 22 a year ago and three of his brothers, a cousin and a friend beaten or stabbed by co-passengers while returning to their homes in Haryana after Id shopping in Delhi.

Worldwide Myanmar President Htin Kyaw steps down
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A statement posted on the Myanmar President Office's Facebook page said that 71-year-old President Htin Kyaw was retiring from his duties. Currently, the country's Vice President 1, U Myint Swe, a former lieutenant general, will serve as acting president.

Worldwide What's Holding Up the Spending Deal - and Threatening Another Shutdown
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Two Republican senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Susan Collins of ME spoke, to Trump for an hour on Saturday in a call that they initiated, the sources said. And Democratic votes are likely to be needed in both chambers, given that fiscal conservatives are balking at the massive spending bill. "What's in the omnibus bill that will fund the entire country on Wednesday?" Lawmakers are wrestling over controversial proposals, including provisions related to immigration, President ...

Worldwide US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrants
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Samuel Moncada, to promote a visit of an observation mission. "In Venezuela, we hold 13 audits before the elections, and that's evidence of the transparency of our Venezuelan electoral system", Rodriguez said that both President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition hope there's a visiting United Nations mission during the elections.

Worldwide Shantaram sends in his resignation as GPCC chief
Author: 0 Shantaram sends in his resignation as GPCC chief

During the last week plenary session of the Congress, the Congress president had indicated that senior members of the party might have to clear the way for the younger generation. "I will continue to work for the party even after stepping down", he said. During his eight month tenure, Naik failed to revamp the party. Naik was appointed as the president of Goa Congress a year ago in July.

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