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This most recent expected offer would represent a significant shift in Palestinian strategy as they were willing to give up only 1.9 percent of their territory during the last round of negotiations in 2014. "The problem is not between us and Judaism, it is between us and occupation", the Palestinian leader asserted. Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors".
  • Taiwan Court Ruling Could Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal

    Taiwan Court Ruling Could Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal

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    This ruling sets up Taiwan to be the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, marking a milestone for LGBTQ rights in the region and contributing to what the court called a "stable society". The ruling of the court, formally known as the Council of Grand Justices, came as bills to legalize same-sex marriage have stalled after passing an initial reading late a year ago.
  • In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid

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    He added that a process of peace throughout the region will begin if Israelis and Palestinians reach a peace agreement, not the other way round. Abbas, it bears emphasizing, is an utterly unfit "peace partner". Israel's beleaguered center-left allowed even itself to wonder: Could unpredictable, nontraditional Donald Trump do what Obama and Bush had not, and force both sides to the negotiating table? "But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and ...
  • Pope Francis Doesn't Seem to Like President Trump Very Much

    Pope Francis Doesn't Seem to Like President Trump Very Much

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    The president appears likely to go his entire nine-day trip without holding a full news conference, a break from presidential foreign travel precedent. But her staff confirmed later to AFP that she had appreciated Pope Francis had produced a custom-made joke for her benefit. Smiling for the staff, Francis had a light moment with the first lady, asking via translator, "What do you give him to eat, potica? " referring to a favorite papal dessert from her native Slovenia.
  • China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

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    We would want to maintain the present warm relationship. What can the Philippine government do? Chito Santa Romana, Philippine Ambassador to China , says that Manila didn't get the assurances it wanted from the USA and the worldwide community that they would support the Philippines in any conflict with China over the South China Sea .
  • Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

    Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

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    Ben Jacobs , a political correspondent for the US edition of the Guardian newspaper, said in a Twitter post and in a television interview that Gianforte "body slammed" him, breaking his eyeglasses, at a campaign event in Bozeman. (EST) to discuss the altercation. Gianforte never spoke at his own event, witnesses said, remaining behind closed doors and leaving after local police officers arrived, well before the gathering was supposed to conclude.
  • Trump's Office Still Reviewing Policy on US Forces in Afghanistan - Tillerson

    Trump's Office Still Reviewing Policy on US Forces in Afghanistan - Tillerson

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    The results of the huge survey, carried out by the respected PEW research centre, come on the eve of a major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels which will be the first attended by new US President Donald Trump . The move is seen as largely symbolic as he made clear they would not be taking part in combat. European allies had to take Trump's "obsolete" comments "very seriously", Besch said, because Europe depends on America's defense capabilities and contribution to NATO ...
  • Manchester United takes home Europa League win

    Manchester United takes home Europa League win

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    It's tedious but effective and the onus was on Ajax to get back into the game and they didn't resulting in a routine win for United . This was a night of disappointment for this great, historic old club but they are staying true to their finest traditions by producing outstanding young talent and showing a commitment to attacking football .
  • Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

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    Some wore T-shirts saying "Make Humanity Great Again" and "Donald Back to USSR" - referring to a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "We had a fantastic meeting", the president said afterward. Trump gave the pope an edition of the works of United States of America civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., including " Why We Can't Wait " and " Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? ".
  • Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

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    Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. "There's a lot of good people with Manchester who help us out and we need to give back too". Several details, including the identity of the attacker, appeared on US media outlets before British security forces were ready to release the information.
  • Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

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    Before Trump departed for his first foreign trip as president, H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, said the American leader would express support for Palestinian "self-determination". But he did not mention what has always been the goal of USA diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state.