Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved ...
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How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired

Mike Cernovich was celebrating on Friday, at least for a few hours. Disney had
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Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable
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Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday that the arrest of a Russian gun ...
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Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks

And won’t start out with key air-independent propulsion technology.
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Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding on Saturday after a round of intense fighting ...
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New talks on Iran nuclear deal open in Geneva

The building of the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the UN Office in Geneva is seen on January 9, 2014Iran and world powers met Thursday to discuss how to implement a landmark deal aimed at containing Tehran's nuclear drive, less than two weeks before the agreement is due to take effect. Iranian, EU and US negotiators gathered in Geneva for their highest-level talks since hammering out the groundbreaking November 24 deal. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani also discussed the implementation of the accord in a phone conversation earlier in the day, according to the Kremlin. He also called on "certain countries to respect their own commitments (under the Geneva deal) and avoid new strictures that would shadow their goodwill."


Tunisia’s Jomaa, technocrat PM tasked with ending crisis

Tunisian premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa, arrives on December 25, 2013 at the Constituent Assembly in TunisTunisian premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa, tasked with forming an interim government of technocrats and overseeing fresh elections, is a political newcomer who faces mounting social grievances and the persistent threat of Islamist violence. He was picked on December 14 as the consensus candidate to head the caretaker administration and resolve Tunisia's festering political crisis, nearly three years after the uprising that toppled former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The little-known former industry minister has since avoided making any public statements or appearances, with Tunisia's political climate dogged by mistrust between the ruling Islamist party Ennahda and the mainly secular opposition. Unemployment and regional inequality were driving factors behind the revolution that unseated Ben Ali, inspiring protests across the Middle East and North Africa that toppled leaders in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.