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Herzog: Jewish state bill not the Israel Herzl envisioned

The bill was initially much farther reaching than that, seeking to declare the right of self-determination within the State of Israel to be "unique to the Jewish people", and by extension declaring that Israeli Arabs had no such rights. Opponents said that the bill designates only Hebrew as the country's official language, although it requires government services and forms to be available in Arabic as well. Read More »

Theresa May steps up campaigning as she boards Tory battle bus

Addressing local Tories gathered at Eshott Airfield in Felton, Northumberland, Mrs May said the campaigning would "step up" with 27 days to go to polling day. "They have not increased our security at home - just the opposite, and they have caused destabilisation and devastation overseas", he said. In a series of barbed comments aimed at the shadow home secretary - who struggled in a radio interview over the cost of her policy on police recruitment - Mrs May said: " Labour can not add up". Read More »

Nigerian President 'Delighted' to Meet Newly Freed 82 Chibok Schoolgirls

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The number of girls hasn't been officially confirmed, however multiple outlets are reporting that they were turned over to the Nigerian military. After he became president, Buhari pledged that his government would do all it could to rescue the girls, including exchanges, said Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement Monday, calling the criticism insensitive. Read More »

U.S. prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

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But Sessions' new charging policy, outlined in a two-page memo and sent to more than 5,000 assistant US attorneys across the country and all assistant attorneys general in Washington , orders prosecutors to "charge and purse the most serious, readily provable offense" and rescinds Holder's policy immediately. Read More »

Trump tells Abbas 'very good chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Sources in the State Department told Reuters that plans for a visit to Mr Netanyahu in Jerusalem later this month, and possibly Mr Abbas in Ramallah, are being firmed up. It has dismissed Mr Abbas' strategy of negotiations and said he does not represent Palestinians. Despite the lack of specifics, Abbas described his meeting with Trump as positive and said that "we build hopes on it". Read More »

N. Korean officials meet United States experts in Oslo

While the Trump administration has stressed numerous times that "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang, including military action, the idea of dialogue on the condition of the North's denuclearization appears to be gaining traction. Read More »

Andhra police computers hit by cyberattack

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The massive cyber attack is said to be the result of leaked documents from National Security Agency in USA. The cyber attack is claimed to be the largest in the world and has affected more than 100 countries since Friday. Several Russian banks, a British hospital and French vehicle maker Renault's factories have been hit hard by the ransomware. On its part, Microsoft has issued quick fixes of what it described as a "highly unusual" step to provide public patches for Windows operating ... Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief

The goal of "destroying Israel" has also been removed from the agenda, however, the task is called "liberation" of historic Palestine , which includes modern Israel. "Hamas is ready to initiate a new phase of its history". In February, the group chose Yahya Sanwar, one of Hamas' most extreme and violent leaders, to replace him. Read More »

Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational

The virus is then able to encrypt files and block user access to them, displaying a pop-up window onscreen telling users they have been blocked and demanding payment. Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. Read More »

Trump praises virtues of being an 'outsider'

President Trump is presented with an honorary doctorate about 31 minutes into the commencement ceremony and begins his address immediately after that. "Then ask yourself, with all of those blessings and all the blessings you've been given, what will you give back to this country and indeed to the world?" Trump suggested they choose careers they love "or you most likely won't be very successful at it". Read More »

Bill Officially Defining Israel As Jewish State Approved By Knesset Committee

The bill was initially proposed in 2011 by a member of the hard-line Likud Party, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli Parliament member Ayman Odeh, chief of the Arab Joint List alliance, refuted the contents of the bill, noting that its adoption would result in a shrinking of minority rights, adding that it will "legally transform us into second-class citizens". Read More »

Trump Says Wants to Move Quickly to Nominate New FBI Director

They are acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael J. Garcia , an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen. Bush. Alice Fisher arrived at the Justice Department on Saturday. Other candidates include former NY police commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who headed the Benghazi investigation in the House. Read More »

US intel chiefs express doubts about Kaspersky security software

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Earlier this week, several outlets had reported increasing concerns about American officials that Russian spies could use Kaspersky Lab's software or personnel against American interests. Recent reports indicated that the FBI is investigating alleged links between the firm and the Russian government. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies in the US intelligence community have yet to publicly present any evidence connecting company executives with Russian ... Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency establishes 'Korea Mission Center' to focus on N. Korea threats

The CIA has established a Korea Mission Centre to address "the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by" North Korea and its "unpredictable" leader Kim Jong-un, the United States agency revealed in a statement. The South Korean intelligence service said the charge was "groundless". A statement Thursday from the mission said a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea". Read More »

James Comey declines offer to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee

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Comey's people added that Comey was wary about dining with the president, but believed he couldn't turn him down. James Comey was sacked May 9, 2017. Democratic former presidential contender Bernie Sanders also highlighted the fact the decision came a day after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told a Senate committee of the concerns she had over Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties. Read More »

Trump Says He Might Name New FBI Director This Week

The next day, Sanders said the president asked Rosenstein to put his concerns in writing. On Friday morning, the president fired off a series of tweets attacking the "Fake Media" and directly threatening Comey, trying to intimidate him into silence. Read More »

Vote splitting fears not realized in election

The riding that could push the Liberals to a majority is Courtenay-Comox, where preliminary results show a nine-vote difference between the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard (leading) and the Liberals' Jim Benninger. The leaders spent election day on a final push to get out votes after a sometimes bruising 28-day campaign fought on jobs, the economy and the influence of big donors in provincial politics. Read More »

Trump urges university graduates to stand up to criticism

President Trump said the more that people say something can't be done, "the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong". Be unafraid to challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts . Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, told University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduates they should fight for "the principle that no one, no one in this country is ... Read More »

Four killed as train crashes through house in northern Greece

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Twelve fire brigade trucks were deployed to the area, the fire brigade said and a rescue operation was under way. The train was traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route when it went off the rails near the station at the village of Adendro, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Thessaloniki Saturday night. Read More »

Syrian opposition HNC group criticises de-escalation deal

What does the memorandum say? Under the plan, Assad's air force - and presumably Russian, too - would also halt flights over those areas. "The guarantees from Russia , Iran and Turkey allow forces to be focused on the fight against terrorists, who don't want peace", the analyst said . Read More »