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Just as in April, this election pits the longtime leader of Israel against the one-time leader of the military, former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.Throughout the campaign, opinion polls have repeatedly shown a race that is too close to call, with Netanyahu's Likud Party running almost neck-and-neck with Gantz's Blue and White Party.Netanyahu has...
Egypt says talks to resolve a conflict over a giant Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress between the two countries. Monday's statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said two-day negotiations that also included Sudan did not touch on "technical aspects" of the $5bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egypt fears the project will significantly...
Manila, Philippines - Emie Angeles and her husband, Rico Reyes, have not had a decent night's sleep for days. Two weeks ago, the couple rushed two of their children, two-year-old Katelyn and seven-year-old KD, to hospital with a fever of over 39C (102.2 Fahrenheit) that would not subside. Katelyn had contracted dengue last year and the couple did not want...
The country released data Monday that showed industrial production — an important indicator for China's economy — increased by just 4.4% in August compared to a year earlier. That's worse than the sector's performance in July, when it grew by 4.8%, its weakest growth in 17 years. Industrial production is important because it measures the output of key...
Prince Harry showed support for Gareth Thomas after the Welsh rugby star was forced to disclose his HIV-positive status. Source link
That referendum opened a seemingly unbridgeable divide that has led to political deadlock and stretched Britain's famously unwritten constitution to its limits. The Supreme Court will try to pick a way forward this week, but ultimately, it could come down to Queen Elizabeth II to pick side. And that's something the Queen will be desperate to avoid.Johnson said...
China and the United States are deadlocked over a United Nations Security Council resolution to extend the world body's political mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signalling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its global Belt and Road infrastructure project, diplomats said on Monday. A planned vote by the 15-member Security Council to renew the...
Jerusalem – Israeli citizens headed to the polls on Tuesday - the second election this year - in an electoral race that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. About 68 percent of the 5.88 million eligible voters in Israel and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are expected to...

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