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Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

Israeli forces fire tear gas canisters at Palestinian protesters during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service …

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U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to brief counterparts on peace effort

FILE PHOTO – Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, listens to speakers during a panel discussion on Afghanistan at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will …

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Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes

ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world’s biggest planemaker works to overcome obstacles to returning the grounded fleet to the skies. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry …

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Saudi king calls Morocco king to review ‘brotherly relations’

FILE PHOTO – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attends the 2019 budget meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 18, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to review “brotherly …

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Pompeo boosts Israel’s Netanyahu before election | Israel News

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have hailed strong ties between the two countries and vowed to counter Iranian “aggression” as the pair met in Jerusalem, weeks before Israel‘s election. Pompeo’s visit on Wednesday and warm words on Netanyahu’s leadership was widely seen as a …

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Popularity of Bolsonaro government plummets in Brazil: Ibope poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has seen its popularity plummet since he took office in January, with just a third of those asked approving of its performance, according to a poll published on Wednesday. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives during ceremonies to lay a …

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EPP suspends Hungary’s far-right Fidesz Party | News

The European Parliament’s centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) has indefinitely suspended Hungary’s nationalist Fidesz party, in a blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban just months ahead of European Parliament elections. The move on Wednesday, which followed more than three hours of heated debate during an assembly in Brussels, saw EEP …

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U.S. remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions as the nuclear-armed countries’ militaries remain on alert nearly three weeks after their most dangerous confrontation in decades, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: India’s Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the fenced border with …

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