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Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing immobilized Palestinian attacker

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing immobilized Palestinian attacker

on February 21, 2017, 8:13 AM / in International News

The Rules have certainly change in our time. An Israeli soldier, Sgt. Elor Azaria, received an 18-month prison sentence on Tuesday for killing a wounded Palestinian knife-attack suspect in a case that has divided Israel. A military court last month found Azaria guilty of manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Prosecutors had sought a three- to five-year […]

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Russia’s United Nations ambassador dies suddenly

Russia’s United Nations ambassador dies suddenly

on February 21, 2017, 8:08 AM / in International News, National News

Russia’s United Nations ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died while working at his desk in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. He was 64. The tough-talking envoy clashed with the U.S. on numerous issues, including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. A career diplomat, he also had served as his country’s ambassador to Canada and Belgium, and its liaison […]

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Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal to merge with Unilever

Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal to merge with Unilever

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

Kraft Heinz has scrapped its $143 billion merger proposal with Unilever, the companies announced Sunday. The companies said the decision had been made amicably. Kraft Heinz made the surprise offer on Thursday, proposing a price that marked an 18 percent premium on Unilever’s Thursday closing price, but Unilever, which makes Dove soap, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise, […]

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North Korea says it doesn’t trust Malaysian investigators

North Korea says it doesn’t trust Malaysian investigators

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

North Korea said Monday that it did not trust Malaysia to properly investigate last week’s murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Pyongyang is calling for a joint investigation. South Korea has said it was “certain” that North Korea was behind the killing, which Seoul called an “act of […]

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Suicide bombing kills 30 in Somalia

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News

A suicide bombing killed at least 30 people at a busy market near the center of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, on Sunday. “The market was full of blood,” said Fa’izo Shimbir, a shopper who was near the market and saw dead bodies scattered around. The attack, which officials blamed on the Islamist extremist group al-Shabab, underscored the intense security challenges facing […]

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Iraqi forces make gains in western Mosul offensive

Iraqi forces make gains in western Mosul offensive

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News

Iraqi government soldiers took control of several villages near Mosul on Sunday in the first day of an offensive aiming to drive the Islamic State out of the city, ISIS’ last major stronghold in Iraq. Government forces took over the eastern side of the city last month. The latest attack, announced Sunday by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, could prove […]

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SpaceX launches rocket after delay

SpaceX launches rocket after delay

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station on Sunday, a day after an unexpected reading from the rocket’s second stage forced a delay 13 seconds before liftoff. Sunday’s launch was the first from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center since the last space shuttle launch more than five years ago, and SpaceX’s first from the historic Launch Pad […]

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Sweden demands explanation for Trump’s terror comment

Sweden demands explanation for Trump’s terror comment

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

The Swedish government on Sunday demanded an explanation from the State Department on what President Trump meant when he said a day earlier, “You look what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump’s comment about the challenges involved in keeping America safe was widely interpreted to mean that some kind of attack had taken place this […]

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Defense Secretary Mattis says U.S. won’t seize Iraqi oil

Defense Secretary Mattis says U.S. won’t seize Iraqi oil

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that the U.S. would not try to seize Iraq’s oil, an idea President Trump floated last month that has upset Iraqi leaders. Some local lawmakers have been pressuring Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to cut back on the country’s cooperation with the U.S. due to Trump’s oil threat and his travel ban, which included […]

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Pence tells EU leaders U.S. wants to ‘deepen’ relationship

Pence tells EU leaders U.S. wants to ‘deepen’ relationship

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

Vice President Mike Pence told European Union officials on Monday that the Trump administration wants to “deepen our relationship” with the 28-nation trading bloc. The comment, which came in a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, was seen as an attempt to reassure EU leaders’ concerns over President Trump’s support for Britain’s decision to leave the […]

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Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find ‘super Earth’

Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find ‘super Earth’

on February 19, 2017, 8:47 AM / in International News, National News

By James Rogers  /  Fox News An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.” The experts also found evidence of an additional 54 planets, bringing the potential discovery of new worlds to 114. One planet in particular, Gliese 411b, has been generating plenty of attention. Described […]

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U.S. aircraft carrier begins ‘routine’ patrols in disputed South China Sea

U.S. aircraft carrier begins ‘routine’ patrols in disputed South China Sea

on February 19, 2017, 8:24 AM / in International News, National News

The USS Carl Vinson, accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, was deployed to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday to make what the U.S. Navy says are routine patrols. The Vinson carries a fleet of 60 aircraft and will be “demonstrating [the strike group’s] capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our […]

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Netanyahu rejected regional peace initiative last yearNetanyahu rejected regional peace initiative last year

Netanyahu rejected regional peace initiative last yearNetanyahu rejected regional peace initiative last year

on February 19, 2017, 8:21 AM / in International News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in 2016 to consider a regional peace initiative negotiated by then-Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday. The covert talks took place in Jordan last February, and terms of the agreement Netanyahu would ultimately reject included renewed peace talks […]

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Russia calls for ‘pragmatic’ U.S. relations, ‘post-West world order’

Russia calls for ‘pragmatic’ U.S. relations, ‘post-West world order’

on February 19, 2017, 8:18 AM / in International News

Speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov outlined Moscow’s vision for the future shape of international and Russo-American relations. “What kind of relations do we want with the U.S.? Pragmatic relations, mutual respect, understanding our special responsibility for global stability,” he said. “You can call it a post-West world order when each country, […]

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U.S.-supported Iraqi troops begin battle to take western Mosul

U.S.-supported Iraqi troops begin battle to take western Mosul

on February 19, 2017, 8:16 AM / in International News, National News

The Iraqi army’s U.S.-supported battle to retake the western side of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State began in earnest Sunday. The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets warning civilians trapped in the area of the coming onslaught before beginning an air and ground offensive. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described Sunday’s operation as a “new dawn” for freedom […]

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Samsung chief arrested over presidential corruption scandal

Samsung chief arrested over presidential corruption scandal

on February 17, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News

Acting Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong was arrested early Friday on bribery charges in connection with the influence peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye. A court last month rejected prosecutors’ request to arrest Lee, but this time prosecutors presented new information and a judge said the court acknowledged “the cause and necessity of the […]

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Flynn reportedly told FBI he didn’t discuss sanctions with Russian ambassador

on February 17, 2017, 7:20 AM / in International News, National News

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn last month denied to FBI agents that he had discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to Washington, contrary to what intelligence agencies learned in , current and former U.S. officials told The Washington Post. Lying to the FBI is a felony, so Flynn’s claims in the Jan. 24 interview could expose him to legal […]

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Tillerson makes global diplomatic debut at G-20 meeting

Tillerson makes global diplomatic debut at G-20 meeting

on February 17, 2017, 7:17 AM / in International News, National News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Thursday in his first foreign trip since becoming Washington’s top diplomat. Tillerson, making his debut at a meeting of diplomats from the Group of 20 major world economies in Bonn, Germany, said his talk with Lavrov touched many topics but focused on the ongoing violence in eastern […]

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack at Pakistan shrine

ISIS claims responsibility for attack at Pakistan shrine

on February 17, 2017, 7:15 AM / in International News

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 75 people at a shrine in Pakistan on Thursday. Another 200 people were injured. The blast in the main hall of the shrine of the revered 13th-century Muslim Sufi philosopher Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was the deadliest in the country in two years. ISIS, a Sunni Muslim extremist […]

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Defense secretary gives NATO allies ultimatum on defense spending

on February 16, 2017, 9:05 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday warned NATO allies that the U.S. might alter its relationship with them if they don’t contribute more to their own defense. “America will meet its responsibilities,” he said, “but if your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to the alliance, each of your capitals needs to show its support for […]

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