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?

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How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired

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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

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South Korea came up with a very creative tactic to use against Sweden in the World Cup

South Korea came up with a very creative tactic to use against Sweden in the World CupWhenever you bring together dozens of different countries from around the globe, there's gonna be some cross-cultural confusion. And if you're South Korean coach Shin Tae-yong, you figure out how to work that to your advantage. SEE ALSO: World Cup opening game proved a little tricky for people with colour blindness In a press conference Sunday, Shin explained the unusual tactic he'd employed against spies from the Swedish team: He'd had his team members swap jersey numbers for the warmup games, in hopes that scouts would confuse the players for one another.  "It's very difficult for Westeners to distinguish between Asians, and that's why we did that," Shin explained, as quoted by
ESPN. Although Shin's specific plan is unique, it's one in a long string of reports of subterfuge between South Korea and Sweden in the lead-up to their World Cup match. Swedish coach Janne Andersson apologized to the South Korean team Sunday for an incident in which a Swedish scout was caught looking in on a South Korean practice in Austria.  According to Andersson, the scout had not realized it was a closed session. "He watched from more of a distance as a result," said Andersson. The scout also observed his South Korean rivals by borrowing a local house with a view of the training facility.  "It took a long car journey up the mountains to reach the house, but it was a perfect spot to observe the Korean team's training," said Lars Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish coaching staff. Sweden, for their part, has complained that their own base was too easy to spy on.  Shin seems to be keeping all this drama in perspective, however.  "I think all coaches probably feel that way, that the other team is spying on them," he said. "We have to analyze the other team and we do what we can to win the match, so I think it's perfectly natural for us to try to understand the other team." We'll see if Shin's inventive ploy pays off when South Korea faces Sweden in Russia on Monday. WATCH: Sports journalists in Brazil have had it with sexual harassment on the job


Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: policeBy Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria, police said, while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency. Security in Nigeria has become a major challenge for President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler whose 2015 election win was largely due to his vow to crush Boko Haram. Buhari has said he will seek a second term.