Hong Kong pro-independence party formally outlawed in first such move since handover

Hong Kong authorities formally banned on Monday a group promoting independence from China - the first outlawing of a political ...
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Trump on Twitter (Sept 23): Tiger Woods, Japan

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are ...
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As Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford says she will testify to Congress, will Trump get his Supreme Court pick?

Christine Blasey Ford – the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault – will testify ...
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Brett Kavanaugh: Second woman alleges sexual misconduct by Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Donald Trump‘s nominee to be placed on the Supreme Court. Senate Democrats are said to be investigating the allegation dating ...
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Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces

The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine published an article in ...
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Ed Whelan Takes 'Leave Of Absence' From Ethics Group After Bizarre Kavanaugh Theory

The conservative lawyer and commentator who concocted a theory that Brett
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Professors warn of Iran educational take over

Photo: Elad Gershgoren

Haifa University President Amos Shapira presented Netanyahu with data that shows the Iranians were investing more in higher education than Israel; now, following the decision to cut NIS 263 million from higher education, university leaders decided to fight back; ‘After all, Iran’s bomb is not built by the farmers working in the field,’ Shapira warns.

EU urges Israel to show ‘zero tolerance for settler violence’

A member of the Israeli security forces inspects a Palestinian house that was set on fire by Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, 2015The EU urged Israel Friday to show "zero tolerance" for settler violence after an arson attack blamed on settlers in the occupied West Bank left a Palestinian toddler dead. "The Israeli authorities should … take resolute measures to protect the local population. "The cold-blooded killing of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsha, presumably by extremist settlers … highlights the urgent need for a political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," it added.


Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in this undated handout photographBy Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. The display of dissent within the group's secretive core is the clearest sign yet of the challenge Mansour faces in uniting a group already split over whether to pursue peace talks with the Afghan government and facing a new, external threat, Islamic State. Rifts in the Taliban leadership could widen after confirmation this week of the death of elusive founder Omar.


Britain’s Cameron calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis

A migrant from Rwanda, who gave his name as Alex, aged 35 and is the father of two children, stands on an overpass as he watches a train pass on tracks below in CalaisBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron convened a meeting of his government's emergency response committee to discuss what more it could do to tackle a spike in attempts by migrant to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel from France. Cameron is under growing pressure to deter the migrants, many of whom have traveled from Africa and the Middle East, after repeated disruption to cross-Channel passenger and freight traffic, which has become front page news. Cameron will chair the meeting of the committee, known as Cobra, later on Friday after calls from some politicians to mobilize the British army to reinforce border controls.