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Israeli ambassador says Dutch parody of Eurovision song is anti-Semitic

Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands made a formal complaint over a sketch show version of Israel’s winning Eurovision entry. The spoof song included references to Israeli violence in Gaza and has been called anti-Semitic. Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands Aviv Shir-On has lodged an official letter of protest to BNNVARA, the public broadcaster that aired the show, the Foreign Ministry ...

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Pompeo's demands don't make it easier for West to influence Iran, says EU foreign policy chief

The 12-point US ultimatum to Tehran does nothing to further talks with the Islamic Republic on issues not covered by the nuclear deal, nor does it make the world safer, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. The top EU diplomat has been dismissive of the Trump administration’s plan to coax Iran into a new deal by demanding an array ...

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Instagram says “you’re all caught up” in first time well spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty. But with Instagram’s newest feature, at least users know when they’ve ...

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'Ice age' must end: Anti-Russia sanctions harm EU companies, says chair of German Left Party

The “ice age” against Moscow must be ended, the chairperson of Germany’s Die Linke (Left Party) has stated, adding that sanctions against Russia hurt European companies. Read more Speaking to Germany’s Osnabrucker Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, Sahra Wagenknecht said the ice age in relation to Russia has to be ended. “It is in Europe’s interest to come together and talk ...

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‘Philippines won’t go to the dogs’: Duterte says China’s Xi ‘won’t allow’ him to be ousted

Chinese leader Xi Jinping once offered Rodrigo Duterte personal assurances his country “won’t go to the dogs,” the Philippines president said, noting that the former colony won’t become Washington’s “vassal” ever again. “’We will be there if you need us,’” Duterte said on Tuesday, recalling a conversation with the Chinese president. “The assurances of Xi Jinping were very encouraging. Eh, ...

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Iran says US sanctions will only strengthen Russia ties

Iran intends to boost economic ties with Russia and the prospect of the return of US sanctions will only serve to strengthen them, according to an Iranian official. Read more “Not only will the previous agreements remain in force, but, there will be new ones, there will be new contracts,” head of Economic Affairs Committee of Iran Mohammad Reza Pour ...

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OPCW says chlorine 'likely' used in Syria based on open-source info & samples provided by jihadists

The OPCW report claiming that chlorine was “likely used” in Saraqeb, Syria in February is “seriously misleading” because its narrative is based on evidence provided by jihadists, the former UK ambassador told RT. A fact-finding mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday published a report which “determined that chlorine, released from cylinders through ...

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‘They can’t indict Trump’: Giuliani says Mueller ‘understands’ he can’t charge sitting president

Special counsel Robert Mueller has acknowledged to President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani that a sitting president can’t be indicted under current rules, meaning that the year-long Russia probe is unlikely to unseat Trump. “The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him,” Giuliani told CNN on Wednesday. “They ...

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US arms ended up with Al-Nusra jihadists in Syria, says weapons dealmaker

Weapons sent by the Obama administration to so-called ‘moderate’ anti-government forces in Syria instead fell into Al-Nusra jihadists’ hands, according to a US-trained rebel and fixer in Aleppo. Major Anas Ibrahim Obaid, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Zayd, told Fox News that he gave pickup trucks and ammunition supplied by the US to Al-Nusra, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, ...

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US sanctions designed to impede development of successful nations, says Russian Duma chief

The main purpose of United States sanctions is to slow the progress of rapidly developing nations, Russian State Duma speaker has said as the parliament began looking at bills on Russia’s response to the latest restrictions. “The USA is conducting its sanctions policy against the countries that are actively developing. This includes not only Russia, but also China, Iran and ...

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