Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, ...
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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
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Israeli soldiers accused of sexually harassing Palestinian women at checkpoint

The suspects, who were deployed at the Qalandiyah checkpoint next to Ramallah, are thought to have conducted searches of Palestinian ...
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How Waze is trying to make carpooling fun

Gai Berkovich, the development director for the Google-owned company in Israel, tells Haaretz how the new carpool service wants to ...
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Jerusalem’s ‘clean revolution’ is ignoring East Jerusalem

As part of a major push to change garbage collection in the city, services were privatized, sidelining municipal employees and ...
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Anti-IS strategy to face scrutiny at Paris coalition meeting

Government forces take position in Amriyat al-Fallujah, in Iraq's Anbar province, on May 26, 2015The anti-IS coalition will meet in Paris Tuesday after a series of shock battlefield gains by the jihadists, with Iraq under pressure to step up its fight by being more inclusive of the Sunni minority. The main focus of the meeting will be the crisis in Iraq, where the Islamic State group seized the city of Ramadi two weeks ago in the biggest blow to the US-led coalition since it began bombarding jihadist positions in August. US Secretary of State John Kerry will take part in the talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other diplomats "remotely" after breaking his leg in a cycling accident, the State Department said.

Iraq to stay out of Iran-Saudi conflicts: PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks in Washington, DC on April 16, 2015Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought to reassure Saudi Arabia Sunday that Iraq is not a "gateway for Iran" and will not take part in regional conflicts between the two countries. "Iraq is not a gateway for Iran," Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. "We do not want to enter in to regional conflicts, and if there are regional conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Iran," Baghdad will not be involved, the premier said.

5,000 migrants rescued in Med since Friday: Frontex

Migrants sit onboard the Godetia logistical support ship of the Belgian Navy upon its arrival in the port of Crotone in the Italian southern region of Calabria, as part of Frontex-coordinated Operation Triton off the Italian coast, on May 30, 2015More than 5,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean since Friday, according to Frontex, the European Union's border agency. The rescue mission, which started Friday, focused on a group of Libyan migrants travelling aboard 25 boats, said Frontex, adding that five other operations were in place to rescue another 500 migrants. Since the beginning of the year, more than 45,000 illegal migrants have arrived in Italy.

International effort rescues over 5,000 Mediterranean migrants

Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of AugustaBy Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) – The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily aboard an Italian naval vessel on Sunday along with 454 survivors as efforts intensified to rescue people fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. More than 5,000 migrants trying to reach Europe have been saved from boats in distress in the Mediterranean since Friday and operations are in progress to rescue 500 more, European Union authorities said on Sunday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean traffic of the year, migrants who left Libya in 25 boats were picked up by ships from Italy, Britain, Malta and Belgium, assisted by planes from Iceland and Finland, the EU's border control agency Frontex said.