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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Merkel says Europe is vulnerable in refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Europe was “vulnerable” in the refugee crisis because it was not yet in control of the situation to the extent that it would like to be. “Now all of a sudden we are facing the challenge that refugees are coming to Europe and we are vulnerable, as we see, because we do not yet have the order, the control, that we would like to have,” Merkel said at a business event in Mainz, near Frankfurt.

Germany sends a few hundred migrants back to Austria daily: police

VIENNA (Reuters) – Germany is refusing more and more migrants entry at its southern border, sending a few hundred back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police said on Monday. Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year’s Eve have prompted hundreds of complaints, with police suspicion resting on asylum seekers, putting pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her open-door migrant policy. …

Hezbollah: Russia is arming us

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Senior Hezbollah militants tell US news outlet that Russia is providing the terrorist group with weapons including long-range missiles and laser-guided rockets. Furthermore, one adds, Russia has placed no restrictions on their weapons being used against Israel.

Syrian foreign minister visits India before peace talks

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, pictured on November 27, 2015, is on a three day visit to IndiaSyria's foreign minister arrived in New Delhi Monday for talks with his Indian counterpart, trying to build international support for President Bashar al-Assad's government before peace talks in Geneva. Walid Muallem will meet Sushma Swaraj and "other government functionaries" during a three-day official visit, foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup told AFP.


German ex-chancellor Schroeder on Iran business visit

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (left) shakes hands with Iranian security official Ali Shamkhani in Tehran, on January 11, 2016Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder held talks Monday with top officials in Tehran on boosting trade links and Iran's diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia. The visit comes ahead of the expected implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran that will open its economy to Western investment after years of sanctions on its banks and key industries. "We envisage a good future for Iran-Germany relations after the final implementation of the nuclear deal," he told Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to an official statement from Iran.