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Trump Invites Duterte To White House

03 December 2016

Controversial Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte — who insulted President Barack Obama and other world leaders, including the pope — may soon visit the White House. President-elect Donald Trump invited the 70-year-old leader for a visit next year during a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation, Duterte’s aide said Friday. Christopher Go, Duterte’s special adviser, said the [...]

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Mummified, Dismembered Legs Are Those Of Egyptian Queen Nefertari

03 December 2016

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register YORK, ENGLAND: Broken and battered mummified legs on display at the Egyptian Museum in Turin are most likely those of Egyptian Queen Nefertari, the favorite Royal Consort of Pharaoh Ramses II (Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty c. 1250 BC), according to an extensive analysis by an international team of archaeologists, [...]

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Ontario’s parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

03 December 2016

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Thursday passed by a vote of 49-5 a historic motion affirming the Ontario Legislature”s rejection of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The motion was brought forward by Conservative MPP Gila Martow of the largely Jewish riding of Thornhill. “That, in the opinion of this House, the [...]

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Removing the second ‘L’ from Lincoln

03 December 2016

A new book prompts discussion by Jonathan Sarna, Leon Wieseltier and Ruth Calderon on the American president’s legacy and history with the Jews By Jessica Steinberg Abraham Lincoln, everyone’s favorite president, was also a fan of the Jewish people, posits American Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna in his latest book, “Lincoln and the Jews,” written with [...]

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez had Fidel Castro read his books to catch errors before publication

03 December 2016

There are a lot of great opening lines in literature. But this one by the late Gabriel Garcia-Marquez is among the best: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” That’s the way he starts the book [...]

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Haim Saban: DNC chair hopeful Ellison ‘an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel person’

03 December 2016

At annual Saban Forum, Jewish billionaire says the Minnesota congressman would be a ‘disaster for Israel and the Democratic Party’ By Eric Cortellessa Haim Saban speaks at the Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 2014 Western Region Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 6, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Tiffany Rose/WireImage) WASHINGTON — [...]

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Sammy Lee, diver who became first Asian American to win Olympic medal, dies at 96

03 December 2016

LOS ANGELES — Sammy Lee, the son of Korean immigrants who overcame discrimination to become the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal and the first diver to win back-to-back gold medals in two different Olympics, has died. He was 96. Lee, a retired doctor, died in Newport Beach on Friday after suffering from [...]

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Fidel Castro returns to the city where his revolution began

03 December 2016

SANTIAGO DE CUBA—Fidel Castro returned Saturday to the city where he and a band of rebels launched an assault on the Moncada Barracks, starting the Cuban Revolution. Castro, leader of the revolution, died Nov. 25, at 90 after a lingering illness that resulted in his ceding power to his brother Raul in 2006. A caravan [...]

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Veterans plan to be human shields for Dakota pipeline protesters

03 December 2016

A showdown looms as thousands of veterans from around the country head to North Dakota to be shield Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from police. The plan by an unarmed citizens’ militia, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, coincides with North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s order to evacuate a protesters’ camp near the pipeline construction site [...]

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Oakland, Calif., fire kills 9; many are missing

03 December 2016

At least nine people died when a fire raced through an Oakland, Calif., warehouse crowded with people attending a Friday night concert, officials said. Oakland fire officials said Saturday morning that some people were still unaccounted for. “We are up to nine known fatalities,” Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said at the fire scene [...]

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Melania Trump is lawyering-up in her home country but not for the reasons you might think

03 December 2016

For Melania Trump, a lot has changed since she was last in her native land of Slovenia in 2002. She’s married to one of the richest men in America and though she might not be moving into the White House, she will be the first lady of the United States–making her only the second foreign-born [...]

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Liberman plays down centrality of Trump’s pledge to move US embassy to Jerusalem

03 December 2016

‘We’ve seen this promise in every election,’ defense minister says. ‘It’s very important, but we have other issues’ By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman addresses the Saban Forum in Washington DC on December 2, 2016. (Courtesy) WASHINGTON — Israel’s defense minister on Friday played down the centrality of moving the American Embassy from [...]

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No need to over-interpret Tsai-Trump phone call–China Daily

03 December 2016

Friday’s phone call between Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and US President-elect Donald Trump, which broke the nearly four decades of US diplomatic practice, came as a striking move but it does not bear the same importance as it seems to be. For Trump, it exposed nothing but his and his transition team’s inexperience in dealing [...]

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Trump Transition: Taiwan Call Fallout

03 December 2016

Welcome to Newsweek’s daily rundown of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition process. There are about 4,000 positions to fill, and we’ll be keeping track of appointees through the January 20 inauguration. The diplomatic brouhaha over Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwan’s president has devolved into an actual game of telephone of sorts, with mixed messages on which [...]

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