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Israel Holds Third Election in a Year

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Voters in Israel are casting ballots Monday in the country’s third election in the past 12 months. They are deciding whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new term, or to go in a new direction with former military chief Benny Gantz. Polls ahead of election day suggested neither candidate’s party would have enough […]

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S. Korea’s Military: N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles

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North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from a coastal area Monday as it resumed weapons demonstrations following a months-long hiatus. The launches came two days after North Korea’s state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised an artillery drill aimed at testing the combat readiness of units in front-line and eastern areas. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs […]

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Authorities Announce 2nd Coronavirus Death in US

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Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus. Researchers said the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in the greater Seattle area. In a statement, Public Health—Seattle & King County said a man in his 70s died Saturday. On Friday, health officials said a […]

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Center-right President Takes Office in Uruguay

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A right-of-center president took office in Uruguay on Sunday, promising to crack down on crime and tighten government finances after a 15-year string of left-leaning governments. Luis Lacalle Pou, a 46-year-old surfing enthusiast and son of a former president, narrowly won the election in November in his second try for the top office. Lacalle Pou […]

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Attacks on Indian Journalists Highlight Growing Intolerance

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Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the media during last week’s deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show the situation is deteriorating. One reporter was shot and survived, another had his teeth knocked out, and many more said Hindu mobs demanded proof of […]

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US-Taliban Deal Hits First Speedbump

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Less than 24 hours after the United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban to pave the way for peace in Afghanistan, its implementation has already hit the first speedbump. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem is in Doha following up on the developments. Here’s her report read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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Iraq’s PM-designate Withdraws From Post, Prolonging Deadlock

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Iraq’s prime minister-designate announced his withdrawal from the post Sunday night after failing to secure parliamentary support for his Cabinet selection, prolonging the political deadlock in the country amid multiple economic, health and security challenges. Prime Minister designate Mohammed Allawi blamed political parties he did not name, saying they “were not serious about implementing reforms […]

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More than 40 current and former Bloomberg LP employees reveal the company’s abusive ‘trading floor’ culture, where Mike Bloomberg and his colleagues allegedly called women ‘SFUs’ for ‘short fat and ugly,’ and women complained about a senior newsroom leader’s unwanted massages for years.

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Mike Bloomberg insisted from the presidential debate stage that wrongdoers at his company would be “gone that day.” But at least one senior Bloomberg News editor accused of misconduct remained in his job long after women raised internal complaints, a Business Insider investigation has found. More than a dozen former Bloomberg News insiders told Business […]

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UK Rises to 35 Coronavirus Cases, Czech Republic Sees 1st 3

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British health authorities on Sunday confirmed 12 more cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the country’s overall tally to 35, and the Czech Republic announced its first three infections. The British government’s chief medical officer, Prof. Chris Whitty, said one of the new patients “had no relevant travel and it is not yet clear whether […]

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Putin Says Oil Prices ‘Acceptable’ Ahead Of OPEC+ Meeting

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called current oil price levels “acceptable” in a possible sign that Moscow is willing to bend when the world’s biggest oil exporters gather this week in Vienna to discuss supply curbs as coronavirus effects pummel oil demand and prices. Putin also said Moscow was approaching a so-called OPEC+ meeting this […]

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UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse in Eritrea

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A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country’s harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse. Hopes that Eritrea, which has been accused of human-rights abuses, would institute reforms after it signed a historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in 2018 have […]

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American Express employees strong-armed small businesses to boost sales, according to former customers and employees

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American Express employees misled and coerced scores of small-business owners into signing up for cards, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Former and current employees said that AmEx employees sometimes conducted credit checks and issued cards without customers’ consent. American Express cards are often recommended for small business owners looking for travel benefits or […]

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‘The Invisible Man’ brings in an impressive $29 million, and is another win for Blumhouse Productions

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Universal/Blumhouse Production’s “The Invisible Man” brought in an estimated $29 million to win the domestic box office this weekend. The movie is another overachiever for Blumhouse. The horror company only made it for $7 million. The project was originally supposed to be a Johnny Depp-starrer to fall under Universal’s Dark Universe franchise, a collection of […]