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NPR's Daniel Estrin, reporting from one of the entrances to the site, tells our Newscast unit that "the metal detectors have been removed, which is what Muslim leaders were calling for". The government says they will be implemented in less than six months, and plans to beef up police presence at the site in the meantime. Before dawn Tuesday, workers were seen dismantling one of the devices at the Old City's Lion's Gate, a recent flashpoint and a scene of nightly mass prayer protests by ...
  • Inter Milan coach confirms no suitable offers for Ivan Perisic

    Inter Milan coach confirms no suitable offers for Ivan Perisic

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    United representatives have visited Milan in an effort to negotiate a deal. The Red Devils could also be sounding Forsberg's agent out to push Inter into finding common ground on Perisic. Jose Mourinho has already had a successful transfer window after sealing a deal for long-term target Lindelof and snatching Lukaku from Chelsea's grasp.
  • North Korea threatens nuclear strike on 'heart of US'

    North Korea threatens nuclear strike on 'heart of US'

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    Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated sanctions on North Korea before formally involving other council members, though diplomats said Washington informally keeps Britain and France in the loop. Despite China's repeated rejection of unilateral USA sanctions and recent description of the designation of Chinese individuals and entities as "errors" , the US found evidence of Chinese institutional involvement in sanctions evasion activities.
  • Former Trump campaign chair meets with Senate panel

    Former Trump campaign chair meets with Senate panel

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday. Manafort stepped down as Trump's election campaign chief in August 2016 after revelations in Kyiv that he had received large payments linked to Ukraine's former, pro-Russian government.
  • Kremlin holds off on responding to new U.S. sanctions

    Kremlin holds off on responding to new U.S. sanctions

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    On July 25, the House of Representatives of the US Congress a bill to impose new sanctions against Russia , Iran and the DPRK (419 votes for, 3 against). Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the defense committee at the upper chamber of Russian parliament, warned that the new sanctions could hurt Russia's efforts to work with the U.S.in fighting terrorism.
  • UK Ordered to Scrap Fees for Cases Against Bad Employers

    UK Ordered to Scrap Fees for Cases Against Bad Employers

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    In a surprise ruling the Supreme Court overturned judgments by both the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015 that went in favour of the government. After the ruling, justice minister Dominic Raab said: "The Supreme Court recognised the important role fees can play, but ruled that we have not struck the right balance in this case".
  • Swedish Agency Exposes Military Secrets; Fines the Guilty Half a Month's Salary

    Swedish Agency Exposes Military Secrets; Fines the Guilty Half a Month's Salary

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    The leak happened in September 2015, when the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) made a decision to outsource the management of its database and other IT services to companies such as IBM in the Czech Republic, and NCR in Serbia. In an effort to save money, the head of Sweden's transport authority defied warnings from security experts and the country's own intelligence officials and put IT operations out to bid.
  • White House hails Israel for removing holy site metal detectors

    White House hails Israel for removing holy site metal detectors

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    Muslim leaders have alleged the detectors, installed after a deadly shooting at the shrine, encroached on Muslim rights - a claim Israel denies. Earlier Tuesday Israel dismantled metal detectors it installed a week earlier at the gates of the Jerusalem shrine, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following widespread Muslim protests.
  • Manafort, Trump Jr. Reach Deal with Senate Panel to Avoid Public Hearing

    Manafort, Trump Jr. Reach Deal with Senate Panel to Avoid Public Hearing

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee issued Manafort a subpoena after they were unable to reach an agreement on a voluntary interview, CNN reports . Three members of Donald Trump's inner circle face congressional investigators this week, and with the president talking about pardons for his family and warning Special Counsel Robert Mueller not to probe to deeply, the stakes could hardly be higher.
  • Rhino poaching slightly down with domestic trade in place

    Rhino poaching slightly down with domestic trade in place

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    There has been a slight decrease in rhino poaching so far this year compared to the corresponding period last year - but an increase in elephant poaching. The Directorate for Priority Crimes (Hawks) has also played an instrumental role in combating rhino poaching, seizing 140kg of rhino horn in nine cases involving 13 suspects, according to the statement.