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Muslim mayor of Nazareth uses Christmas to protest US' Jerusalem move

The Brotherly Covenant, an NGO devoted to incorporating Christians into Israeli society, released a statement condemning the move and stated that cancelling Christmas in Nazareth would hinder chances at co-existence. Trump has also ordered the US...

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14000 jobs

Reuters reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Teva's chief executive to keep layoffs in Israel to a minimum. On Tuesday the company announced that Yitzhak Peterburg, who served as the company's acting CEO from January to O...

Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year: 'Youthquake'

A noun defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people", the word was honored as a reflection of the character of the past year. "Youthquake" has been named as the word of the year...

Italy to declare state of emergency regarding energy supplies

A major European gas distribution hub resumed operations early Wednesday after an explosion knocked it offline, cutting off gas supplies to several countries. A column of fire is seen after an explosion ripped through Austria's main gas pip...

Rouhani: US does not respect rights of Palestinians

Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to the Revolutionary Guard Corps' website, Sepah News , which didn't give details of the assistance proffered. Iran, the ...

Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

A cold start to the day with most of us walking out to temps below freezing. A cold front arrives overnight tonight but no rain and not much cloud cover with this front. Most of Southwest Louisiana will cool down to the mid 40s, while a couple plac...

Senator McCain treated for side effects of cancer therapy

Senator John McCain was undergoing treatment at a military hospital outside Washington for side effects of cancer therapy, his office said on Tuesday. Meghan McCain thanked Biden later, tweeting she had no words to convey her "immense gratitude"...

Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77

Charles Robert Jenkins, from the tiny town of Rich Square in North Carolina, was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state in 2004. Here are a few things to know about the U.S. "If there's a God in the heaven, he carried me through it", Jenkins...

Putin Declares Victory on Surprise Syria Visit, Announces Partial Pullout

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria , where he ordered to pullout Russian troops from Syria . Exact numbers going, or remaining, were not disclosed. "Have a safe trip". Speaking at a joint press conf...

Keaton Jones' Mom On Confederate Flag

The heartbreaking video of a tearful Keaton Jones asking "why do they bully?" posted on Facebook by his mother went viral, prompting an outpouring of support for the boy by Hollywood celebrities and others. But the alleged Jones account responded t...

U.S. military chopper's window falls on Japanese school

The boy was among about 50 children on the elementary school grounds when the window fell from a U.S. CH-53E transport helicopter. "The safety of children should come first". US Forces Japan said that it took the... The US military admitted tha...

Republicans Slam Mueller, FBI And Justice Department Over Charges Of Bias

And while Rosenstein received something of a cheat-sheet of anticipated questions from House members' daylong interrogation of FBI Director Christopher Wray last week, answers to fresh calls for a second special counsel to investigate the Justice Dep...

US Ambassador To UK Says He Thinks Trump Will Visit Next Year

Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, but the first year of his tumultuous presidency has tested the long alliance between the two English-speaking nations. "There may be disagreements of how (Trump) says somethi...

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

However, "transit through Austria to the south and southeast regions is now negatively impacted", it added. "There is severe damage at the station", Gas Connect Austria's Armin Teichert said. This of course compounds the energy problem faced in Eur...

Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

Last week, the International Organization for Migration began the voluntary repatriation of thousands of West African migrants being held in detention centers in Libya under abusive conditions. While trying to climb up the high sides of the vessel,...

Mohamed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of the Year 2017

Mohamed Salah , Liverpool's Egyptian player, has been chosen by fans to win Liverpool's "Player of the Month" award for November - the third time in just four months. "[Now] I'd also like to win it next year!" This fine goalscoring form has cau...

Kyiv court turns down prosecutor's motion to place Saakashvili under house arrest

Saakashvili, the 49-year-old leader of Ukraine's Movement of New Forces opposition party, was arrested on December 9 in a Kiev apartment on charges, including a cooperation with a criminal organisation. The group was allegedly planning to overthrow...

SHOCKING: Dangal actress Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on a Vistara flight

That was very shocking because Vistara claims that it has zero tolerance and they have not sensitise their crew to take action against men who torturing women on flight. The incident is viral on social media with among top three trending on Twitte...

Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official

Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the Trump declaration was "a positive step" and that it "should serve as a reality check for the Palestinians and for the nations of the world" that "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a crit...

At Hanukkah reception, Trump basks in warmth of his Jerusalem recognition

This year's event came one day after Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and directed the State Department to prepare for moving the U.S. "And the world is watching", Trump said. The president was flanked by his daughter Ivanka, w...

Israeli Army Destroys Tunnel From Gaza Strip

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist group, Hamas . A high-ranking Israeli general warned Saturday that addition...

Reflect upon human rights

This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . From the most basic human needs such as food, shelter, and water, all the way up to access to free and ...

Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

Time is of the essence", the United Nations said. North Korea said it was its most advanced missile yet, capable of reaching the continental US. After the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr Feltman met senior North Koreans al...

'Making a Murderer': Appeals Court Upholds Brendan Dassey's Conviction

A federal court in Wisconsin a year ago found that Dassey, over the course of multiple interviews, had been tricked into confessing - both by police and an unsympathetic private investigator working for his defense attorney. Dassey has remained in pr...

Ukraine police re-arrest ex-Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili

Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko commented on the arrest as well, saying in his late-night Facebook post that the law enforcement "did everything possible" to avoid radical measures and bloodshed. Nevertheless, house arrest for the ex-...

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

There was clearly something off about the way in which Trump spoke at the event, and while I'm not going to speculate about what have been the cause for the president's slurred speech, his apparent difficulties did not go unnoticed . Trump has frequ...

Senior UN official in North Korea to meet top leaders

North Korea says it has agreed to regular communication with the UN. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, diplomats and United Nations staff du...

European Union sues member states over migrant relocation failure

The European Commission has sent Poland , Hungary and Czech Republic to EU Court of Justice for defaulting on mandatory quota regime approved in 2015, as confirmed this Thursday in a statement . There are still a few thousand eligible applica...

Eminem Rips Systemic Racism And White Privilege In New Anthem 'Untouchable'

Ahead of his new album "Revival" , Eminem has unleashed a new single called " Untouchable ". The punchy six-minute-long track sees a focused Em rapping about the Black Lives Movement, police brutality and how "there have been times where it's ...

France's Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

Citing the Saudi blockade of Qatar, its bombing campaign in Yemen and Lebanon, he said: "We would encourage them to be a bit more measured, a bit more thoughtful, in those actions, to fully consider the consequences". In his resignation statement Har...

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Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Mr Khamenei made five demands to European countries, warning unless they were met Iran would resume its enrichment of uranium. The meeting between Iran, Britain, France, Germany,...

Congress threatens to block deal between White House and China on ZTE

The Commerce Department last month had blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading USA regulators, after it had settled cha...

US Warns Syria Of "Firm" Measures For Ceasefire Violations

The U.S. and Israel are growing increasingly concerned about Iranian military activities in Syria in support of Assad. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the attack. O...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

After rain and wind blew through Hubballi, the entire roof of a building in Udyama Nagara there which houses Venkateshwara Steels and George Oakes, flew away. Salalah and the surro...

Putin reveals when he will step down as Russian Federation president

Mr Macron has been openly critical of Moscow's unwavering support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, whom he has repeatedly shielded at the UN Security Council by thwarting attem...

Tamil Nadu violence: CPI demands resignation of CM K Palaniswami

The Labour Party in Britain wants Vedanta Resources Plc.to be de-listed from the London Stock Exchange after 13 people died while protesting against Sterlite Copper's smelt...

Michael Cohen Got $500,000 After Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Oligarch

Vekselberg is Columbus Nova's biggest client. Intrater told the Times that Vekselberg had no role in the decision to hire Cohen. A representative for Vekselberg also did not resp...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect in custody

Students and parents said Seaman, a science teacher who also coaches football and track, helped stop the shooter, who pulled out a gun and opened fire while a seventh-grade cla...

Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

The letter said these experiences with the people they serve left the priests with the firm conviction of the wonder of human life that begins at conception. Abortion is an issue ...

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Heavy Bombers Circle the Island

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in January that he hoped "all African countries can appear in the family portrait of China-Africa cooperation, without anyone miss...

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Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

The Late Late Show, as well as the Irish Times, conducted exit polls - that's where they stop voters on the way out of the polling station and ask them how they voted - on the is...

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

According to Peel Regional Police, two suspects detonated the device and fled the scene. Three of them have suffered " critical blast injuries " and were rushed to a Toronto tr...

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

Weak El Nino conditions - water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator - could develop during the hurricane season . No matter what the season may hold - looking ...

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

The JIT appealed for information from anyone who knew who gave the orders before the passenger jet was shot down. Prosecutors said they have presented their findings to Moscow an...

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

The Arms features represent her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family . The Duchess of Sussex is now the holder of a Coat of Arms ...

North Korea's explosive,

North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site

Many observers had expected a belligerent North Korean response to Trump's cancellation, but the comments by Kim, the North's vice foreign minister, seemed, at times , nearly me...

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Upon leaving Shanghai, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was approached by a stranger, who asked her to take a backpack back to Melbourne. The grandmother, and mother-of-four, told la...

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Police are still trying to identify the attacker and the victims. The SUV, in a scramble to leave the lot, causes its passenger to fall out of the vehicle . The man with the sled...

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the court case after several eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored. "Michael, after a discussion with your mother, we ha...