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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Flatshare website highlights London housing ‘crisis’

Spareroom.com founder Rupert Hunt poses for a portrait inside his house in east London on January 28, 2016The founder of a flatshare website is opening up his own plush London home to lodgers paying whatever they can afford in a bid to help ease the pressure on London housing. Rupert Hunt, founder of SpareRoom.com, said he hoped that by taking in his own lodgers, others would be inspired to do so, helping ease demand for housing in Britain's capital. At the moment it's not unusual to see 10 or 12 people for every room especially in some parts of London," Hunt told AFP.


Germany to tighten asylum rules as Sweden, Finland plan deportations

Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the EU states with the highest proportion of refugees per capitaGermany moved Thursday to toughen its asylum policies, as Finland and Sweden announced plans to deport tens of thousands of people in a bid to contain the migrant crisis. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced that Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on a list of "safe countries of origin" — meaning their nationals would have little chance of winning asylum. Some migrants will also be blocked from bringing their families to join them in Germany for two years, Gabriel said.