Jerusalem Denial Complex

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2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s Jerusalem move hinders Mideast peace

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With Jerusalem move, Trump boosts Palestinian reconciliation efforts

Visiting Gaza, Palestinian PM Hamdallah thanked Hamas for maintaining security in the Strip and said 'Palestinian reconciliation is our choice ...
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Sexual taboo

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Phone calls, dismissal threats: Venezuela pressures state workers to vote

Phone calls, dismissal threats: Venezuela pressures state workers to voteBy Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) – State workers in Venezuela are receiving frequent phone calls, pressure from bosses and threats of dismissal to ensure they vote in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s controversial new congress on Sunday. The unpopular leftist Maduro is pushing ahead with the election to create a powerful new legislature despite four months of deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich South American nation, which is reeling from food shortages, runaway inflation and violent crime. Maduro says the 545-seat Constituent Assembly, which will have the power to dissolve all other state institutions, will overcome the “armed insurrection” to bring peace to Venezuela.


Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: what we know

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: what we knowVenezuela held elections Sunday for a Constituent Assembly backed by embattled President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution. Opposition activists and some foreign countries have doubts. The Constituent Assembly will be a “superagency” with authority above all government branches, including the one-chamber National Assembly.


Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assembly

Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assemblyBy Alexandra Ulmer and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a “new era of combat” in the crisis-stricken nation. Maduro, widely disliked for overseeing an unraveling of Venezuela’s economy, has promised the assembly will bring peace by way of a new constitution after four months of opposition protests in which about 120 people have been killed. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted “Maduro’s sham election is another step toward dictatorship.