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Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

April 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event. Cast member Natalie Portman poses at the premiere for “Annihilation” in […]

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FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

April 19, 2018

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger. The regulator said late on Wednesday it plans to finalize the air-worthiness directive within the […]

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Mourning Arabs fly Palestinian flags as Israel marks Independence Day

April 19, 2018

ATLIT, Israel/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be “the eternal capital of Palestine,” thousands of Israel’s Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago. A demonstrator takes part in a rally of Israeli Arabs calling for the right of return […]

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Supreme Court struggles with e-commerce sales tax case

April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared uncertain whether to let states force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases in a fight potentially worth billions of dollars pitting South Dakota against e-commerce businesses. FILE PHOTO: The South Dakota state capitol building is seen in Pierre, South Dakota, U.S., February […]

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Chemical weapons experts enter site of attack in Syrian town

April 17, 2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Global chemical weapons inspectors finally reached the Syrian town on Tuesday where a suspected poison gas attack took place, days after the United States, Britain and France launched missile strikes to punish Damascus for it. Members of Syrian police sit at a damaged building at the city of Douma, Damascus, Syria April […]

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At New York’s Trump Tower, condo prices have lost their glitter

April 12, 2018

(Reuters) – For Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower apartment last weekend, the New York high-rise he lived in for two decades became unbearable after Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is seen in New York City, U.S., […]

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Trump says Syria attack ‘could be very soon or not so soon’

April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on Thursday over the timing of his threatened strike on Syria in response to a reported poison gas attack, while France said it had proof of Syria’s guilt but needed to gather more information. Fears of confrontation between Russia and the West have been running high […]

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Trump resumes attacks on law enforcement after FBI raids his lawyer’s office

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his angry attacks on law enforcement on Tuesday following FBI raids targeting his personal lawyer that were related to a federal investigation into possible collusion by Trump campaign aides with Moscow. In two brief Twitter messages, Trump lamented that “attorney-client privilege is dead,” and denounced a “total […]

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‘Momentum is on our side,’ Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

April 10, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Oklahoma teachers carried their walkout over school funding and higher pay into a ninth day on Tuesday as a union leader declared that educators had the advantage of momentum in a battle with the Republican-dominated state legislature. As their walk-out for higher wages and increased education spending enters its second week, […]

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Israeli Labour party breaks off relations with Britain’s Corbyn

April 10, 2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Labour party said on Tuesday it had suspended relations with British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of sanctioning anti-Semitism and showing hatred towards Israeli policies. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, speaks at the launch of their local election campaign, in London, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay […]

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