‘Billion dollar ransom’: Did Qatar pay record sum?

The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals ...
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‘If we don’t take care of the Arabs, everything will blow up’

MK Pnina Tamano-Shata pleased with changes in Nationality Law: 'If we don't take care of suitable settlement for Arabs, it'll ...
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Israel to close Kerem Shalom crossing, stopping gas, fuel transfers

Decision announced after Gaza violates ceasefire of weekend violence by firing rocket into southern Israel while incendiary kites and balloons ...
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‘There were also many murderers among us’

Austrian parliament chairman visits Knesset wearing skullcap, admits his countrymen were 'not only victims of the Nazis'.

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‘Act decisively and eliminate terrorism’

National Union party protests Defense Minister Liberman's response to Hamas terror.

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Moderate Republicans warn of trouble for tax reform

Moderate Republicans warn of trouble for tax reformBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Friday that efforts to overhaul the federal tax code could be jeopardized by demands for including major spending cuts in a fiscal 2018 budget resolution. In a June 30 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, lawmakers from the moderate Tuesday Group said that including hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to mandatory programs could be “extremely problematic” for tax reform and asked for a budget delay until Senate Republicans finish their debate on healthcare legislation.


EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate science

EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate scienceThe White House is planning on using military concepts to conduct an “at-length evaluation of US climate science”. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing an initiative that will use so-called “red team, blue team” tactics to discuss climate science, a method developed within the military that pits two competing ideas against one another in order to try and find vulnerabilities in field operations. “The administrator believes that we will be able to recruit the best in the fields which study climate and will organise a specific process in which these individuals… provide back-and-forth critique of specific new reports on climate science,” a source at the EPA told the web site EENews.