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Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier. The military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights again Sunday by using heavy tools to...


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Donald Tusk says Poland is doing the Kremlin's work as EU row escalates

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. European Council President Donald Tusk has lashed out at Poland, suggesting the ruling Law & Justice party is forwarding Russian interests in what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state’s sitting government. “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the...


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102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

Israel Holocaust Reunion

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in...


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What the parasites in a defector's stomach tell us about North Korea

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who had been his comrades moments ago shot at him with handguns and AK-47 rifles. South Korean soldiers found the defector under a pile of leaves, bleeding...


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Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

Zmbabwe Political Turmoil-10

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster. In a televised address, the 93-year-...


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Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa...


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In secular France, a female rabbi dares to bring religion into public life

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - The synagogue is hidden in a parking garage. Outside, a police guard. Inside, a woman rabbi - one of only three in France - and a growing liberal congregation. In a country where official Jewish life is overwhelmingly Orthodox, Delphine Horvilleur is something...


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Mugabe declines to resign as Zimbabwe's president

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabweans watched in disbelief Sunday as President Robert Mugabe, who they thought was going to resign, instead delivered a meandering speech on state television that made clear the 93-year-old leader has no plans to leave power. In less than a...


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15 trampled to death in stampede for flour in drought-stricken Morocco

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. They had traveled for miles to get to a remote village in drought-devastated Morocco for one reason: A local aid group was handing out flour. The North African nation is in the grip of a severe drought, which is having a devastating effect on agriculture. And Sunday’s...


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Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon Hariris Future

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so. The surprise resignation announcement by Hariri on Nov. 4 plunged his country into turmoil...


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