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Netanyahu Corruption Trial to Start March 17

Netanyahu Corruption Trial to Start March 17

The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges will open on March 17, the justice ministry said Tuesday. It said the indictment would be read by judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman in the presence of Netanyahu in Jerusalem. The announcement comes as the 70-year-old prime

WHO Urges Calm as China Virus Death Toll Increases

WHO Urges Calm as China Virus Death Toll Increases

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again on Tuesday but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more

France Sides with Cyprus amid Tensions with Turkey over Gas Search

France's defense minister said Tuesday that her country stands in solidarity with Cyprus amid tensions over a Turkish search for natural gas inside Cypriot waters. Florence Parly said France supports Cyprus, which finds itself under “strong pressure.” “France is a friend of Cyprus," Parly told

German Police Raid Homes to Thwart Plot Against Asylum-seekers, Muslims

German Police Raid Homes to Thwart Plot Against Asylum-seekers, Muslims

German authorities on Friday searched sites linked to five people on suspicion that they formed a "right-wing terrorist organization” and planned to carry out attacks against politicians and minorities, including Muslims. Federal prosecutors said the raids took place at 13 locations in six states

Government-Backed Iran Hackers Target Western Universities

Government-Backed Iran Hackers Target Western Universities

Government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted universities in Europe, the United States and Australia in recent months, consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers has found, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported on Friday. It is unclear whether the attempts to break into computer systems, including those of t

Pentagon Says US-Taliban Have Negotiated Proposal for Short Reduction in Violence

Pentagon Says US-Taliban Have Negotiated Proposal for Short Reduction in Violence

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence. "We've said all along that the best, if not only, solution in Afghanistan is a political agreement.

Indonesia Rejects to Repatriate Hundreds of ISIS Recruits

Indonesia Rejects to Repatriate Hundreds of ISIS Recruits

Indonesia has said it will not bring home nearly 700 hundred nationals who joined ISIS in the Middle East over security fears, but added it would still consider repatriating young children. The issue sharply divided the nation with its president saying this week that he was not in favor of bringi

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