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David Friedman, new USA envoy to Israel, presents credentials in Jerusalem

David Friedman, new USA envoy to Israel, presents credentials in Jerusalem

Avi Dichter, a lawmaker in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and a former head of the Shin Bet security service, said that even if what was reported was true it did not deliver a damaging blow. On Friday, the White House published a one-minute video promoting Trump's trip to the Middle East, which includes a map of Israel minus Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem , i.e., the pre-1967 armistice lines.



Vladimir Putin ridicules claims of meddling in US vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the Russian economy has entered a new stage of growth as the growth rate of foreign investment has surpassed the level of its economic growth. "IP addresses can be invented, a child can do that!" He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal USA political squabbles into worldwide arena".



How Paris Climate Agreement Impacts Indiana Business, Environment

Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked on ABC's "Good Morning America" show whether Trump believed in climate change. What is striking about the reaction to the Trump decision is how many business leaders are talking about the economic opportunity that global climate action brings, opportunities that USA could well miss out on.


Nikki Haley assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

Nikki Haley assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

To answer all of these questions and more, Google has partnered with UNHCR to create Searching for Syria ... Our goal was to paint a new kind of picture of the Syrian refugee crisis, accessible to greater numbers of people-and in doing so, remind people not only of the scale of the crisis, but also of the human side of it.


Vladimir Putin Calls for Policies to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons

Vladimir Putin Calls for Policies to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons

This time the handshake was warmer but the tone guarded after an hour of talks on the 300th anniversary of a visit to Versailles by tsar Peter the Great. Ahead of the visit, Macron told a French weekly that he was not "bothered" by leaders who "think in terms of power dynamics". Western sanctions, imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, have been ratcheted up since pro-Russian rebels carved out a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.


Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia

Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia

But the White House has claimed the agreement "is a bad deal for Americans" and that by withdrawing Mr Trump will keep "his campaign promise to put American workers first". "But we know what such things result in, and they don't lead to anything good", Putin added. He said those relations had hit "their lowest point since the Cold War".