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British Labour Party readmits lawmaker suspended over anti-Semitism comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour opposition risked further souring its relationship with the Jewish community after readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended for suggesting the party had been “too apologetic” about anti-Semitism. Chris Williamson, 62, a close ally of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was suspended after making the comments in …

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Refugee rescue ship defies Salvini, enters Italian waters | Italy News

A German charity ship carrying 42 refugees and migrants rescued off the coast of Libya has entered Italian waters, defying an explicit ban by the country’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini.  The captain of the Dutch-flagged boat decided to head to the island of Lampedusa on Wednesday because the situation on …

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Forces allied to Libya’s U.N.-backed government retake town south of Tripoli: witnesses

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces allied to Libya’s internationally recognized government on Wednesday seized part of the town of Gharyan south of Tripoli held by eastern forces, witnesses said. Gharyan is the main forward base for the eastern-based Libya National Army (LNA) under Khalifa Haftar which has been fighting to take …

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No ‘boots on the ground’ in Iran dispute, Trump says; cites ‘unlimited time’ for new deal

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was “not talking boots on the ground” should he take military action against Iran and that he had “unlimited time” to try to forge an agreement with Tehran. U.S. President Donald Trump talks about the United States imposing …

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Stampede in Madagascar crowd kills 15 and wounds 75

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and 75 wounded in a stampede at a stadium after a military parade in Madagascar’s capital on Wednesday to mark the country’s independence day, authorities said. Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital confirmed the casualties, said General Richard Ravalomanana, Secretary of State for …

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US Senate rejects House-backed version of border aid bill | USA News

Washington, DC – The Republican-led United States Senate has defeated a $4.5bn emergency funding bill passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and is preparing to approve its own version of the spending measure with bipartisan support. “The topline numbers of the House bill may be similar but the policy …

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Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban’s Fidesz in mayoral election

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The first formal primary in Hungary’s history, for Budapest’s mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party. Right-wing strongman Orban’s nationalist agenda has ruffled feathers around Europe but …

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