Trump administration plans to deny green cards to immigrants receiving benefits

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Pope Francis honours Holocaust victims in Lithuania

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Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

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Iran’s Rouhani fumes at US after Ahvaz parade attack

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EU to Israel: Halt forced population transfers

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A meeting of EU foreign ministers blasts Israel for what it says are actions that ‘seriously threaten the two-state solution’, while embracing a new international peace plan that would bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

From Israel perch, U.S. vows to help counter Iran proxy threat

U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter, Israel's Defence Minister Ya'alon and Israeli Brigadier General Katz near Israel-Lebanon borderBy Phil Stewart HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel (Reuters) – As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon turned to him and said: "Probably Hezbollah is watching us." Israel warned during Carter's visit on Monday it feared a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief would translate into more money for Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Lebanese militia group, and others hostile to Israel. Carter, standing at the Hussein Lookout, not far from the northern Israeli border town of Manara, promised to help, trying to reassure Israel of steadfast U.S. support following last week's deal between Tehran and six world powers.


EU fails to reach migrant settlement target

A migrant lies under a tent with the words, "We don't going back" written on it in Ventimiglia, Italy at the Italian-French border on June 20, 2015EU ministers failed to agree Monday on how to redistribute a total of 40,000 mostly Syrian and Eritrean migrants from overstretched Italy and Greece. The European Commission originally proposed the 40,000 figure after an unprecedented migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April that left nearly 800 people dead. EU leaders agreed on the figure in June but have been bitterly divided over how to reach it, first rejecting compulsory quotas and then squabbling with each other over how to redistribute them.


EU moots new international formula to boost Mideast peace

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini gives a press conference at the European Union headquarters in Brussels on July 20, 2015The EU said Monday it will explore setting up a new international format to breathe life back into the stalled peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. "We have invested a lot as the EU" in trying to revive the moribund Middle East peace process, Mogherini said after a meeting of the bloc's 28 foreign ministers in Brussels. Mogherini, a former Italian foreign minister, said the torturous but ultimately succesful Iran talks showed that even the toughest problems could be resolved through diplomacy.


Report: Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, center, stands with with German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel at his office in Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Closer ties between Iran and Germany will help bridge the gap between Europe and the entire Middle East, Iran's president said as Iran and Germany announced plans to hold their first joint economic conference in a decade, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.


EU vows new support for Tunisia after tourist attack

People react at the site of a shooting on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui on June 27, 2015The European Union promised Monday to boost political and economic support for Tunisia to ensure its transition to democracy is not derailed by last month's deadly attack on a tourist resort. The attack on the resort of Sousse left 38 tourists dead, most of them British, and came just months after the killing of 22 people at the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis in March. "There is a strong desire to support Tunisia in its efforts to make the transition to democracy and with its economy, especially tourism," EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini told Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid after he met with EU foreign ministers.