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

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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

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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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Biden to meet Israel’s Netanyahu during visit for Sharon funeral

By Matt Spetalnick SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden will hold talks with Israeli leaders during a visit to the Jewish state as head of a U.S. delegation to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s funeral on Monday, Biden’s office said. Biden’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be a chance for the vice president to try to further Middle East peace efforts and ease Israeli concerns about nuclear talks with Iran, according to leading U.S. lawmakers flying with him to Tel Aviv on Sunday. Sharon died at age 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke he suffered at the pinnacle of his power. He was one of Israel’s finest military strategists and top political figures, spearheading military invasion, Jewish settlement-building on land the Palestinians want for a state, and making the decision to withdraw from one of those territories, the Gaza Strip.

Main points in the Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive for a statement on early November 24, 2013, in GenevaIran said on Sunday that an accord it struck with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of sanctions will take effect from January 20. The United States confirmed the news although President Barack Obama warned of a tough road ahead to real a comprehensive solution. Following are the main points in the interim nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany — on November 24. Under the deal Iran agreed to curb parts of its nuclear drive for six months while a "comprehensive solution" is negotiated, in exchange for modest relief from international sanctions and a promise by world powers not to impose new measures against its hard-hit economy.


Israelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman Sharon

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former prime minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke he suffered at the pinnacle of his political power. He will be buried on Monday in a military funeral on his farm in southern Israel. Arik Sharon faded away eight years ago, and now we truly say goodbye to him,” Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, using Sharon’s nickname, wrote in a tribute on Sunday.