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Netanyahu is suspected of wrongfully accepting $264,000-worth of gifts, which prosecutors said included cigars and champagne, from tycoons and dispensing favors in alleged bids for improved coverage by an Israeli newspaper and a website. The prime minister says these were gifts from friends, and has denied giving any favours in exchange. Mandelblit is expected to inform Netanyahu's lawyers he intends to indict pending a final hearing, though the exact charges are not yet clear.
  • Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

    Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

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    President Trump wants to build a wall at the border with Mexico , but many officials say it is not needed. Thom Tillis said he would vote to block the order, joining Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski as Republicans supporting the resolution .
  • US President Donald Trump delays China tariff increase on trade deal 'progress'

    US President Donald Trump delays China tariff increase on trade deal 'progress'

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    Trump announced Sunday he would postpone the March 1 increase after weekend talks made "significant progress". The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association did not comment on the delay, but said it continued to monitor the situation. The S&P 500 added 0.5 percent and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.6 percent. The dollar fetched 110.76 yen in early Asian trade, against 110.75 yen in NY on Friday.
  • LG DS Hooda hails 'professional' IAF strike on JeM camp

    LG DS Hooda hails 'professional' IAF strike on JeM camp

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    Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot . Indian claimed its jets crossed into Pakistani territory on Tuesday, conducting what one minister said was an air strike on a "terror camp", dramatically escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought three wars against each other.
  • Second EU Brexit vote right for Labour, says Owen Smith

    Second EU Brexit vote right for Labour, says Owen Smith

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    Ahead of a series of votes on Brexit on Wednesday, Labour has also said the party will support a cross-party amendment, proposed by Labour's Yvette Cooper and Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, created to rule out the prospect of a no-deal exit.
  • R. Kelly leaves jail after posting bail

    R. Kelly leaves jail after posting bail

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    Kelly is accused of having penetrative and oral sex with the alleged victim multiple times between May 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, and physically assaulting her by choking and slapping her, and at times spitting on her, throughout the relationship.
  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex support Morocco girls' school

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex support Morocco girls' school

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    We can only imagine they'll be staying in one of the country's most attractive Riads. If there's one thing for sure it's that the Duchess of Sussex's Moroccan tour outfits have been absolutely flawless over the last couple of days and her latest look is no exception.
  • Trump says USA will keep hundreds of troops in Syria

    Trump says USA will keep hundreds of troops in Syria

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    According to the source, 200 US military will remain in the north-east of Syria as a peacekeeping mission. The official said the presumption was that the several hundred troops would be part of an worldwide peacekeeping force. The Joint Chiefs has since been leading discussions with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to assemble the force. They had feared that a total U.S.
  • May puts off Brexit vote to March 12

    May puts off Brexit vote to March 12

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    The current situation is fuelled by the absence of a genuine political desire to reach a comprehensive and just settlement, Sisi stressed. "Look at the challenge that we face". "My message in Sharm el Sheikh is clear: let us now redouble our efforts to build on the progress made and get the Stockholm agreements implemented in full", May said on the way to the EU-League of Arab states summit in Egypt .
  • North Korea's Kim reported en route to Vietnam summit with Trump

    North Korea's Kim reported en route to Vietnam summit with Trump

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    An armored train believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to his second summit with the president was spotted entering China on Saturday evening. U.S. negotiators said they are seeking a detailed road map for complete and verifiable denuclearisation, while Pyongyang is aiming for relief from punishing global economic sanctions.
  • U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

    U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

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    On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 180 points as investors anticipated US and Chinese negotiators would head off a planned March 2 tariff increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Most recently, they said China is doing so to offset the economic hurt of US tariffs on their goods amid an ongoing trade tiff. The two sides have reached a deal on currency manipulation, one of the major pillars of the envisaged deal, according to the president.
  • A summary of Wednesday's winter storm

    A summary of Wednesday's winter storm

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    Heavy rain is possible overnight Wednesday, but will dry up in time for the morning commute by Thursday . Officials in impacted areas and regions expecting snow accumulation continue to ask travelers to contact their airlines to check on the status of their flight before heading to the airport.
  • Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

    Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

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    Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and has been repeatedly attacked during their almost 10-year insurgency that has devastated the remote region. In southern Rivers state, unknown gunmen shot dead a prominent local member of Buhari's All Progressives Congress party and his brother, police said.
  • ‘Very, very bad situation between India and Pakistan’: Trump on Pulwama attack

    ‘Very, very bad situation between India and Pakistan’: Trump on Pulwama attack

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    On Thursday, the UN Security Council issued a statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the Pulwama attack , and named Jaish for the "heinous and cowardly suicide bombing ". "So, I could understand that also", Trump said Friday when asked about India's right to self-defence. "We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force to full spectrum threat that would surprise you", Ghafoor told reporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi."Don't mess with Pakistan".
  • Norfolk MP George Freeman says Shamima Begum should return to UK

    Norfolk MP George Freeman says Shamima Begum should return to UK

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    Javid hinted that Begum's newborn son - her third child, after her previous son and daughter died in recent months - could be treated differently. They are both in a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing ISIS' final losing battle in Baghouz, where they face certain defeat.
  • Fighting racism made me join Labour, now antisemitism forces me to quit

    Fighting racism made me join Labour, now antisemitism forces me to quit

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    They had to back down because we had done nothing wrong, but the hard truth is that the party is tougher on the people complaining about antisemitism than it is on the antisemites. "It's rather simplistic to say that this is because of anti-semitism and the actions of Momentum in Labour and because of Brexit in the Conservative Party ".
  • Roger Stone's Apology for Crosshairs Post Not Enough for Judge

    Roger Stone's Apology for Crosshairs Post Not Enough for Judge

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    That limited order could be in jeopardy after Stone posted a picture on his Instagram account this weekend showing an image of Jackson next to crosshairs. Trump confidant Roger Stone is appearing in court after he posted a photo on Instagram of a judge and what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun.
  • Islamic State teen Begum asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

    Islamic State teen Begum asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

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    But on Wednesday, the UK Home Office informed her parents that it planned on taking away the teenager's British citizenship to prevent her from returning home. The case highlights a dilemma facing many European countries, divided over whether to allow jihadists and IS sympathizers home to face prosecution or bar them over security concerns as the so-called "caliphate" crumbles.
  • Trump denies calling Andrew McCabe's wife a 'loser' as feud intensifies

    Trump denies calling Andrew McCabe's wife a 'loser' as feud intensifies

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    Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told Stephen Colbert that his suspicions of Donald Trump and his associates has only deepened in the two years since Trump took office. McCabe charged that the inspector general report that was used to justify his firing was the result of improper command influence, with it being clear that the President wanted him gone before his scheduled retirement date.