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Palestinian, Israeli & US reps clash at UNSC over who is ‘the problem’ and who is avoiding talks

Israel and the US have slammed Mahmoud Abbas’ roadmap for peace at a UN Security Council meeting. The Palestinian president accused Washington and Tel Aviv of killing negotiations and abandoning the two-state solution. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday amid the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine over the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital ...

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May heads to Berlin for crunch talks with Merkel

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold crucial talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, as she seeks to make progress on Brexit negotiations. Friday’s meeting takes place the day before a speech at the annual Munich Security Conference, in which May is expected to explain the “security partnership” that she wants to maintain with the European ...

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Taliban says Afghan War could continue for 100yrs with no result, calls on US to start peace talks

The Taliban has published a letter slamming the US president’s new Afghan strategy. It urges Americans and their elected representatives to lobby Donald Trump to choose negotiations, not escalation, in war-torn Afghanistan. The 10-page letter released by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid makes use of statistics and figures in an attempt to sway the “American people” and “peace-loving congressmen” to pressure ...

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Tillerson met Syrian opposition, US happy Russian-hosted peace talks ‘did no damage’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital. This comes as U.S. pledged funds to insurgents and military aid to Amman. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital at a time when the US pledged funds to insurgents. Wednesday’s meeting with the Turkish-based Syrian National Council and the ...

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Tillerson met Syrian opposition, US happy Russian-hosted peace talks ‘did no damage’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital. This comes as U.S. pledged funds to insurgents and military aid to Amman. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital at a time when the US pledged funds to insurgents. Wednesday’s meeting with the Turkish-based Syrian National Council and the ...

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Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

US Vice President Mike Pence says Washington is open to talks with North Korea. Even though he emphasized talks are not negotiations, it shows the US has changed its attitude. “We want to make sure North Korea understands us, and if there’s an opportunity for talks that can communicate the fixed policy of the United States of America to them, ...

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Russia could host Palestine-Israel talks as US can no longer be the sole broker – Palestine FM

Russia could provide platform for a potential meeting between Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian foreign minister said, voicing Palestine’s readiness to sit down for direct talks with Israel. “Absolutely, [we are ready for direct talks] through a third party, of course,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Tuesday, as quoted by RIA. “We don’t think a 15-minute meeting ...

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Commonwealth leaders in secretive talks over who will replace the Queen

Commonwealth leaders have begun secretive talks to consider who might succeed the Queen as its head when she dies, according to reports. The meetings are believed to be hugely sensitive because the role is not hereditary. While Prince Charles is likely to become king on the death of his mother, he will not automatically become the head of the Commonwealth. ...

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Former state Senator Jeremy Ring talks about the first days of Yahoo

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Jeremy Ring, a former Florida state senator and author of We Were Yahoo!, a meditation on his career as one of the first employees at Yahoo. Ring has a lot to say about the search giant – including plenty of complaints about how things were run over the years – and some ...

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White House deny talks were held over West Bank annexation

The White House has denied it is helping Israel plan the annexation of the West Bank. The denial comes after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly suggested such talks had taken place. The move to ring fence lands in the West Bank – where the Palestinians hope to build an independent state – could potentially inflame the already fraught situation. ...

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