In rebuke to Trump’s Jerusalem move, EU leaders reaffirm commitment to two-state solution

European Council head Donald Tusk says EU's position on Jerusalem remains unchanged ...
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White House: Mideast peace initiative could face ‘temporary cooling off,’ but still moving forward

Some sources in Trump's administration say that once talks resume, the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will help ...
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EU leaders: Our position on Jerusalem remains unchanged

European Union leaders reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, affirm commitment to two-state solution.

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U.S. fighter jets intercept two Russian planes in Syria, Pentagon says

Russian jet came close enough that a U.S. F-22 had to 'aggressively maneuver to avoid a midair collision' ...
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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian ...
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Hitler homework assignment angers parents

Chicago middle school slammed for having students make cartoons about Europe's appeasement of Nazis before WWII.

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Refugee crisis shows reality of globalization, says Germany's Schaeuble

The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe is part of the reality of globalization, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday. German authorities are struggling to cope with the roughly 10,000 refugees arriving every day, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. IMF meetings tried to organize the forces of globalization “such that everyone can live with them,” Schaeuble said.

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EU to speed up deportations to tackle migrant crisis

Refugees wait for a police check in a tent near the central train station in Passau, southern Germany on October 8, 2015European Union nations agreed on Thursday to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the worst migration crisis since World War II. Interior ministers from the 28-nation bloc endorsed a dedicated programme to send back those they described as economic migrants — who are largely from poor African nations — and not refugees from conflict-torn Middle East countries. After months of tensions over the wave of nearly 600,000 people who have flooded into Europe this year, the EU is now taking a tougher stance by focusing on tightening border controls and reducing the incentive for people to come to the continent in the first place.

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EU gets tough on expelling migrants, talks to neighbors

Syrian children seen in a bus after arriving at the port of Piraeus,By Alastair Macdonald and Tom Körkemeier LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an EU border force among measures to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria’s civil war. Underlining the havoc brought by chaotic mass treks across Europe’s open borders over recent months, the German state of Bavaria threatened to break ranks with Berlin and send back to Austria migrants who cross its Alpine frontier. Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose welcome for refugees has taken a toll on her ratings, insists she will not shut the door.

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