Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Russia's Putin says will meet Israeli PM Netanyahu soon

Russia's Putin says will meet Israeli PM Netanyahu soon

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday he had agreed to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soon to discuss the security situation in the Middle East.
  

Workers finish tearing down migrant camp in northern France

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A destruction crew on Wednesday tore down the last of more than 1,000 tents and huts in a large swath of a makeshift migrant camp in the French port city of Calais, a job marked by fiery protests, an ongoing hunger strike and several arrests.















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Murdered Venezuelan miners were mainly shot in head: prosecutor

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Seventeen miners murdered near a gold deposit were mainly shot in the head, and four suspects have been arrested so far in a case that has shocked Venezuela, the chief state prosecutor said on Wednesday.
  

Beirut Struggles Under Growing Saudi Pressure

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As Saudi Arabia-led recriminations against Lebanon continue, the country's overseas workers and business leaders are holding their collective breath. Beirut airport is set to receive the latest in a series of unwelcome arrivals, as another group of Lebanese workers was expelled from the Gulf because of alleged links to Hezbollah. It's the latest of a flurry of hostile moves by Saudi-affiliated countries as relations with Lebanon turn bitter.  In Lebanon, concerns are...

Kerry to Take More Time on IS Genocide Decision

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told the Congress he needs more time to determine whether atrocities committed by the Islamic State group constitute genocide, but a decision will be made “very soon,” according to the State Department. “Given the scope and the breadth of the analysis he's contemplating, he will not have a final decision completed by the congressionally mandated deadline tomorrow,” State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday. On Monday,...

Gerry Adams barred from White House St Patrick's Day party

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Sinn Fein leader expresses anger after "security issue" left him waiting outside while Martin McGuinness entered











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AP Interview: Argentine leader says outraged by corruption

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president said Wednesday he is outraged by corruption that seeped into all facets of society during his predecessor's administration and believes next week's visit by Barack Obama will be a new chapter that could lead to billions of dollars in investment....

Doubts Grow as EU Leaders Meet on Migrant Deal with Turkey

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European Union leaders begin talks Thursday to work out a migrant deal with Turkey that is littered with political, legal and logistical stumbling blocks, leaving the path ahead far from certain. With thousands of migrants stuck in the mud and rain in Greece, and tens of thousands more expected to arrive in the coming months, the 28-member bloc is facing mounting pressure to close its bickering ranks and come up with a coherent plan for dealing with them during the two-day meeting in...

Emails: NSA Said 'No' to Clinton's Request for Secure Smartphone 

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Newly released emails show that the National Security Agency denied a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The messages made public Wednesday were obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal advocacy group that has filed numerous lawsuits seeking the release of federal documents related to Clinton's tenure as the nation's top diplomat. The Democratic presidential front-runner has come under intense scrutiny for...

Students in Mexico design “narco” fashion show

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About 200 fashion design students at Mexico City’s IberoAmerican University have opened a show of dozens of dresses and other clothes examining the effects of the drug trade on Mexican culture.















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Colleague of slain Honduran activist Berta Caceres is shot dead

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A colleague of Berta Caceres, the award-winning Honduran environmental rights activist murdered earlier this month, has also been killed, an indigenous rights group and police said on Wednesday.
  

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