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Israeli ministers approve bill to ban filming of IDF actions, despite opposition of Attorney General

A controversial bill that criminalizes filming IDF soldiers has been advanced by an Israeli government committee. The Israeli Attorney General, however, said it would not withstand a constitutional review in its current form. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which determines the coalition government’s position on all pending bills, has green-lighted the legislation, which envisages penalties of up to five years ...

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‘Rip up old playbook’ & probe IDF actions in Gaza for war crimes – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch believes injuries and deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, caused by Israeli soldiers’ use of lethal force, may amount to war crimes and the officials responsible should face trial and sanctions. The IDF’s actions “highlight the need for the International Criminal Court to open a formal investigation into the situation in Palestine,” the New-York-based global ...

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Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang, calls for mutual suspension of ‘irritating & hostile’ actions

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have reportedly exchanged mutual state visit invitations during a historic Singapore summit, where the North Korean leader emphasized the need to halt hostile and irritating actions against each other. “Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the US,” the state KCNA news ...

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Google Assistant adds digital subscriptions and more ways to engage with Actions

Google Assistant is catching up with – and in some cases, passing – Alexa on a variety of fronts, with a wealth of new features announced today at Google’s I/O developer conference. The company is launching support for digital subscriptions in Actions (Google Assistant’s voice apps), as well as a variety of tools to help developers promote their Actions, and ...

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Actions similar to coalition strikes in Syria will lead to chaos in international relations – Putin

The strikes launched by the US and its allies against Syria have seriously damaged the Syrian peace process, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. If such actions continue, it would have grave consequences for the world, he said. Read more “If such actions that are carried out in violation of the UN Charter continue that would inevitably lead to chaos in ...

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‘Armed actions’ legitimate in certain circumstances – Gerry Adams

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said that he still believes the “use of armed actions” is a legitimate way to reach political aims “in given circumstances.” Adams made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel, in which he also discussed the Good Friday Agreement, which officially brought an end to the ‘Troubles’ 20 years ...

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‘Any actions & tricks to split China are doomed to failure’ – Xi

Beijing has explicitly warned Taipei and Washington against stirring separatist sentiments, with President Xi stating that any violation of the One China policy will inevitably face condemnation and the “punishment of history.” “It is a shared aspiration of all Chinese people and in their basic interests to safeguard China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and realize China’s complete reunification,” President Xi ...

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Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

Google announced this morning a new plan to help retailers take on Amazon – and give Google a cut of their sales in the process. The search giant will allow retailers to list their products across Google Search, in its Google Express shopping service, and in the Google Assistant app for smartphones and on smart speakers, like the Google Home. ...

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Turkish actions in Syria distract from efforts to defeat ISIS – US defense secretary

Turkey’s operations in Syria are distracting from efforts to ensure the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and risk “exacerbating the humanitarian crisis” in the country, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. He noted that Ankara’s operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, northern Syria, also risks worsening the humanitarian crisis in the area, as well as in other parts of ...

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