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Settlements have grown in the meantime however through the expansion of already established outposts or through retroactive legalisation. Israel says settlements along with other issues like security should be resolved in peace talks. The new settlement, which will be constructed north of the Palestinian city of Ramallah, is intended for Israeli settlers evacuated from Amona, an outpost destroyed by Israeli authorities in February because it was not sanctioned.
  • WH sends brief statement on 'productive' call with Chinese president

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    The readout of the phone call tersely noted that the two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday night and that it was "productive". It is not unusual for a politician to say one thing publicly, and believe another privately. His read on North Korea is right; China has leverage-but guess what? Therefore, Cheng says, China still has many points of leverage over North Korea , from finance and tourism to the many North Koreans working in China .
  • Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

    Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

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    The US attack on a Syrian air base Thursday devastated an airfield, sent a stark message to Syria and its protector Russian Federation and raised a host of questions about whether and how the Trump administration's stance on the Middle East might change.
  • Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

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    A war monitor put the death toll at 24 in the area controlled by opposition fighters. Pro-government media in Damascus said the blast was caused by a suicide attacker detonating a auto bomb. Many were already voicing their dissatisfaction with the wait. The deals are unpopular with the Syrian opposition, who say they amount to forced displacement of Assad's opponents from Syria's main urban centres in the west of the country.
  • Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

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    A Madaya resident, speaking from the bus garage inside Aleppo, said people had been waiting there since late on Friday, and were not being allowed to leave. Earlier on Saturday, at the transit point where the buses from al-Foua and Kefraya were waiting, one resident said he was not yet sure where he would live.
  • U.S. strikes in Syria are a turning point for the world

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    The Tillerson-Putin meeting follows a tense three-hour meeting Wednesday between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Tillerson, in which Lavrov appeared to warn Tillerson not to conduct future strikes on Syria. Tillerson said Syria's government had committed more than 50 attacks using chlorine or other chemical weapons over the duration of the conflict. Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador says the US "provocation" by attacking a Syrian air base will only encourage those who want ...
  • Neil Gorsuch received final confirmation to Supreme Court Friday morning

    Neil Gorsuch received final confirmation to Supreme Court Friday morning

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    James Inhofe, R-Okla. Gorsuch was confirmed Friday by a vote of 54-45 after the Republican majority mirrored a Democratic strategy employed in 2013 to lower the number of required votes to confirm judicial nominees. Liberal groups called for an all-out fight to reject Gorsuch, a staunch conservative who is likely to vote "to limit gay rights, uphold restrictions on abortion, and invalidate affirmative action programmes", according to a study that analyses the ideologies of potential ...
  • Women can retain maiden names in passports, announces PM Modi

    Women can retain maiden names in passports, announces PM Modi

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    With 6.8 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the world's most followed leader on Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram, a new study revealed on Wednesday. "We have initiated this for a simple reason: Even today, the situation in our society is such that the house is registered in the name of father or son or husband".
  • Treasury doesn't name any countries as currency manipulators

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    In a semiannual report to Congress, the department kept Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland on the so-called "monitoring list", saying the six economies warrant "close attention to their currency practices". The U.S. may try to limit the dollar's rise against the yen in its first economic dialogue with Japan, scheduled for Tuesday. "Using that label right now would have ratcheted up the tensions, would have accomplished little in terms of advancing US economic and ...
  • Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

    Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

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    Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, mourned the "yet another targeted attack" upon Egypt's Christians "during what was meant to be a joyous day of families celebrating Palm Sunday". A limited state of emergency and nightly curfew in the northern Sinai since 2014 has done little to stem violence there. "This terrorist attack is devoid of all the principles of humanity and civilisation", it said in a statement.
  • British student stabbed to death on tram in Jerusalem

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    Her family today described her as a "talented musician" and "enthusiastic rugby player". Sam Bartlett, a UoB History and Political Science student who studied on exchange at Hebrew University previous year, said that he was "shocked", but added that throughout his time in Jerusalem, stabbing attacks were frequent.