Abbas to Erdogan: ‘Palestine’ supports you

PA chairman expresses support for Turkey in its crisis with the United States.

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Former CIA chief: I will not be silenced

John Brennan says he will not be silenced after President Donald Trump revokes his security clearance.

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Trump and Putin agree that Iran needs to pull out of Syria, says U.S. official

The agreement comes ahead of an upcoming meeting between Trump's national security adviser and senior Russian officials ...
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Family vacation turns into mourning

40-year-old haredi man suffers heart attack and dies while on vacation with family in Egypt.

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Trump: We will pay Turkey nothing

Trump blasts Turkey as tensions continue over imprisonment of American pastor.

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Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are ...
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Valerie Jarrett on Roseanne Barr's racist tweet: 'I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment.'

Valerie Jarrett on Roseanne Barr's racist tweet: 'I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment.'Just hours after
Roseanne's cancellation, Valerie Jarrett is weighing in. After Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Jarrett, a former aide of President Barack Obama, ABC moved quickly to cancel her show, noting that the tweet was "abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values" in its official statement.  Now, in an MSNBC town hall titled "Everyday Racism in America," Jarrett's responded, calling the experience "a teaching moment." SEE ALSO: Dictonary.com just came for Roseanne Barr and her racist comments A clip from the town hall – which airs in full on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. ET – shows Jarrett's take on Barr's racist tweet.   .@ValerieJarrett responds to Roseanne Barr's tweet, saying Disney’s chairman called her before announcing that ABC was canceling the show: "This should be a teaching moment.” #EverydayRacism pic.twitter.com/b0EvA8WAeY — MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 29, 2018 From the clip: According to NBC News, Jarrett also addressed ABC's earlier decision to cancel
Roseanne, noting that Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, personally called her to let her know they'd be ending the show.  From NBC News: Barr's racist comment drew immediate backlash from across the internet and prompted Wanda Sykes, one of
Roseanne's high profile consulting producers, to make an immediate exit. Within a few hours, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced the show was over.  Considering Barr's history with tweeting right-wing propaganda and misinformation, we're surprised it took this long. WATCH: Black Women Animate is trying to change the media industry for black women


US to keep confronting Beijing in S. China Sea: Mattis

US to keep confronting Beijing in S. China Sea: MattisDefense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed Tuesday that the US would keep confronting China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea, where Beijing has established a significant military presence on contested islands. Mattis’s remarks came after Beijing voiced “strong dissatisfaction” Sunday after two US warships sailed by an island in the disputed Paracel Island chain. “You’ll notice there’s only one country that seems to take active steps to rebuff (such operations) or state their resentment of them, but it’s international waters and a lot of nations want to see freedom of navigation, so we will continue that,” Mattis told reporters as he flew to Hawaii.


Anti-Kremlin journalist defends faking own murder

Anti-Kremlin journalist defends faking own murderRussian journalist Arkady Babchenko on Thursday defended faking his own murder with the cooperation of the Ukrainian security services, after the shock operation was criticised by fellow reporters. Kiev has come under fire after it admitted staging the killing in a bid to foil what it said was a real assassination plot by Moscow against the anti-Kremlin journalist. Babchenko made a scarcely credible reappearance at a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the Ukrainian authorities reported he had been shot dead at his home in a contract-style killing.


UN Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on Israel

UN Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on IsraelThe UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss Palestinian rocket strikes on Israel, at the request of the United States which wants the top UN body to strongly condemn the attacks. The rocket and mortar firings from the Gaza Strip were claimed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, prompting Israel to respond with air strikes on bases of the militant Palestinian groups.