Phillippines President to visit Israel

Phillippines President Duterte will visit Israel in September, reports say.

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UN Security Council to discuss Gaza escalation

Ambassador Danon tells Security Council: 'Hamas is solely responsible for the recent escalation.'

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Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved ...
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How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired

Mike Cernovich was celebrating on Friday, at least for a few hours. Disney had
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Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable
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Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday that the arrest of a Russian gun ...
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Uber board 'discussing leave of absence' for CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber board 'discussing leave of absence' for CEO Travis KalanickSources say board members are considering a mandatory leave of absence CEO Travis Kalanick of Uber, the popular ride-sharing company that has transformed the transportation industry but has also found itself embroiled in controversy. Uber’s nine-member board will debate whether Mr Kalanick should be forced to take time off, or even be demoted to another role, sources tell Reuters. The company is also facing hundreds of complaints about its workplace culture.


AP Explains: Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups

AP Explains: Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groupsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The political crisis engulfing Qatar stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties with Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have brought intense scrutiny, made it a regional outlier and created enough smoke to suggest a fire. Last week, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar amid a slew of punitive measures. On Friday, the four Arab states upped the pressure by naming 59 people and several charities linked to Qatar on a terrorist list.


Macron rivals warn against parliamentary monopoly

Macron rivals warn against parliamentary monopolyFrench President Emmanuel Macron’s rivals on Monday warned against handing him an overwhelming parliamentary majority that would stifle debate, after his party cruised to victory in the opening round of elections to the National Assembly. Macron’s year-old centrist Republic on the Move (REM) party and its allies are tipped to clean up in the 577-member lower house of parliament, winning up to 445 seats — an unprecedented total for a post-war president. Record low turnout of 49 percent in Sunday’s first round detracted from the performance of Macron’s untested team, raising concerns over the strength of his mandate.


French Socialists face 'unprecedented' losses

French Socialists face 'unprecedented' lossesThe head of the French Socialists admitted his party faced “unprecedented” losses after the country’s parliamentary election which could see it lose more than 200 seats. Projections after the first round of the parliamentary vote showed the party falling to 15-40 seats in the new national assembly from 277 currently. If confirmed, the party’s collapse would be even worse than in 1993 when it fell to 56 seats from 278 at the latter end of Socialist president Francois Mitterrand’s second term.


Bernie Sanders says Labour party shows the way to beat Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders says Labour party shows the way to beat Donald TrumpBuoyed by the British Labour Party election gains this week, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday urged a summit of progressive activists who propelled his presidential candidacy to ramp up efforts to win elections and help remake a Democratic Party he deemed a failure. “They won those seats by standing up to the ruling class,” he said, referring to the British elections and citing wins by progressive US candidates in several state and local races while writing off losses as evidence liberal progressives could still be competitive even in conservative states.