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Catalonia threatens to overshadow EU summit

In Brussels, amid a crisis at home. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for a two-day EU summit – with Catalonia weighing heavy on his mind. His government locking horns, as the region threatens to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence. 15’‘ – 36’‘ SOT Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “We are taking a […]

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This Is The Meaning Behind The Día De Los Muertos Altar

Día De Los Muertos is one of the most important traditions celebrated throughout Mexico and by Mexicans around the world. The tradition focuses on celebrating and remembering friends and family who have passed away. One of the most important elements of Día De Los Muertos is the altar, elaborate constructions to celebrate those family members […]

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Putin Tells U.S. to Stop Making Fun of Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S. Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges […]

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Toxic relations: the chaotic family of a French jihadist

Violence, crime, anti-Semitism and seething resentment of France: the toxic family life that shaped the notorious French jihadist Mohamed Merah has been vividly exposed in court this week. Merah was killed by police in 2012 after gunning down seven people including three Jewish schoolchildren in southwest France, an attack that marked the start of a […]

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Iran Will ‘Shred’ Nuclear Deal if U.S. Leaves It

Iran’s supreme leader has warned that his country would “shred” the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. withdraws from it. His remark followed President Donald Trump decertifying the deal last Friday, kicking to Congress the decision on whether to remain in the accord. “I don’t want to waste my time on answering the rants […]

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Intel Official Says Turkish Military Base Was ‘Target’ of Somalia Truck Bomb

The newly Turkish-built military base in Mogadishu was the original target of Saturday’s deadly truck bomb, a senior Somali intelligence official told VOA Somali. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says all the intelligence reports received before this attack — and information gathered since the explosion occurred — indicated the Turkish military base […]

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Trump administration to impose duties on Argentina’s major export

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose substantial trade penalties on a critical export for Argentina, delivering a significant blow to one of President Donald Trump’s few friends in the hemisphere. According to two people familiar with the plans, the Commerce Department will announce aggressive anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports as soon as Friday. That […]

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Gord Downie, singer for Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, dies at 53

Gord Downie, the singer for the Tragically Hip and one of Canada’s most beloved rock musicians, died Tuesday night, according to an official statement from the band. He was 53. Downie had been previously diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable brain cancer. The disease was discovered after a 2015 seizure. The band, one of the most […]

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Overcoming opposition, Israel elected to UN space committee

By TOI staff Overcoming opposition from Palestinian diplomats and several Arab states, an Israeli representative was elected by the UN General Assembly Tuesday to sit on the international body’s “Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space” (COPUOS). Keren Shahar, the Director of the Treaties Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will serve as […]

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Anti-Balfour Declaration posters banned from London underground

By Stuart Winer The London underground has banned a Palestinian poster campaign marking 100 years since the signing of the 1917 Balfour Deceleration in which the British government declared its support for establishing a Jewish state. Transport for London (TfL) said the banners, to be displayed at main underground stations and on buses ahead of […]

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‘Restore integrity to UNESCO’

Dear Mrs. Azoulay, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election as Director General of UNESCO. In recent years we have been watching in sorrow as this important organization has been losing its professional prestige whilst becoming a tool for political attacks against the state of Israel and against the entire Jewish People. The organization, […]

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‘EU should worry about Hamas, not Jewish homes’

The YESHA (Judea and Samaria) Council slammed the European Union’s harsh condemnation of the recent approval of new housing units in Judea and Samaria. YESHA Council Chief Foreign Envoy Oded Revivi said in a statement: “As the Palestinian Authority cosies up with Hamas, all the European Union can focus on is the building of a […]

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Thousands sign petition against Islamic Center in London Jewish neighborhood

More than 4,200 people have signed an online petition protesting against plans to turn the Golders Green Hippodrome into a mosque. The petitioners – who are asked to say whether they either live, work or study in the area but are not asked to provide proof – claim the new Islamic religious centre will cause […]

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Britain’s royal baby No. 3 is due in April, palace confirms

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s new sibling will arrive in the spring, Kensington Palace has said. The third child of Britain’s Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due in April — the same month the couple will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm […]

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