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  • White House backs away from two-state solution in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    White House backs away from two-state solution in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    On the eve of the first summit between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House late Tuesday appeared to back away from the long-standing U.S. advocacy of a so-called two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. "A two-state solution that...

  • Poison suspected in death of North Korean leader's half brother and rival

    Poison suspected in death of North Korean leader's half brother and rival

    Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed Monday in Malaysia after being ambushed in the Kuala Lumpur airport by two women who apparently poisoned him. Once considered the successor to his father, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Nam, 45, had been living incognito in exile...

  • Here's why the idea of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel remains controversial

    Here's why the idea of moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel remains controversial

    Shortly before Donald Trump’s inauguration last month, Jerusalem’s mayor unveiled a video tribute to the incoming president for his much-touted campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On Tuesday, on the eve of the first White House summit between Trump and...

  • Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

    Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

    Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers By Cesar Garcia / Associated Press A worker carries a few dozen rose buds harvested at the Ayura flower company in Tocancipa, north of Bogota, Colombia. (Fernando Vergara / Associated Press) Cocaine is probably the last thing most people...

  • Syrian government used chlorine gas against Aleppo civilians, report says

    Syrian government used chlorine gas against Aleppo civilians, report says

    Syrian military forces dropped chlorine gas in rebel-held residential areas of Aleppo at least eight times late last year, killing four children and five other civilians in a protracted battle to retake the city, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday. Roughly 200 people in eastern...

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