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Abbas Confidant: Palestinian Leadership Considers Dissolving  Palestinian Authority
A confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah is considering dismantling the authority if there is no political horizon to establish an independent Palestinian state, The Jerusalem Post reported. Ahmad Majdalani told the Post in a...
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Man Arrested In French Car Attack Had Radical Beliefs: Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Wednesday the Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris this month had radical beliefs and showed interest in the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported. Hamou Benlatreche, 36, the suspect in the incident, will face...
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White House Has Paperwork Ready For Joe Arpaio Pardon, CNN Reports
CNN reports paperwork has already been prepared for U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio when Trump makes the final decision to approve the move. An administration official said the White House has also prepared talking points to send to surrogates after Arpaio is...
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Britain says top EU court could still have role after Brexit
More LONDON (AP) — The European Union's highest court could still carry weight in Britain after Brexit even though the country will leave its "direct jurisdiction," the U.K. government said Wednesday. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has repeatedly said Britain will no longer be bound by...
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Philippine Police Conduct Door-To-Door Drug Tests In Poor Neighborhood in Manila
Police began knocking on doors in a poor neighborhood in Manila to compel citizens to take on-the-spot drug tests — an operation condemned by many human rights activists, according to Reuters. Police were alongside community officials, carrying drug testing kits and went to houses asking residents...
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French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour
BERLIN (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the leaders of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as part of a tour of central and eastern Europe aimed at reinvigorating European...
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Germany’s Merkel says “America first” attitude will hurt US
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands the support in the United States for the “America first” attitude that got President Donald Trump elected, but that...
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Russian celebrities gather outside Moscow court to demand director's release
By Polina Nikolskaya and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Some of Russia's most famous actors, celebrities and directors on Wednesday joined crowds outside a Moscow court house to demand the release of prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov. Serebrennikov, an award-winning...
photo: AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko
Pair committed to stand trial over alleged plot to bomb Melbourne's Federation Square on Christmas
Two men are committed to stand trial over an alleged plot to bomb Melbourne's Federation Square over the Christmas holidays last year, as evidence emerged the pair allegedly had instructions on preparing an improvised explosive device on their phones. ......
photo: Creative Commons / Akor Enobanda
North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs
North Korea's state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant that makes solid-fuel engines for the country's ballistic-missile...
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