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Israel's ministers approve draft bill to legalise outposts

Palestinians want those territories along with the Gaza Strip for a state but peace talks have stalled since 2014. "The Palestinian leadership will turn to the U.N. " The era of a Palestinian state is over ", he declared at the time. In response to a pledge by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move Washington's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour threatened to unleash "all of the weapons that we have in the U.N." against the ...



Legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday Nov. 10. "I was writing novels, putting books of poems together", Cohen reminisced in a 1988 BBC interview filmed in his Hydra hilltop house. Cohen's latest album came out less than a month ago; reviewer Tom Moon wrote that You Want It Darker was a solemn album of elegies that "unfold with a slow, stately, church-ritual order; when you're moving toward this thick dark, every step is measured".


China's Xi Reaffirms US Relations in Talk With Trump

China's Xi Reaffirms US Relations in Talk With Trump

He accused China of doing 'the greatest theft in the history of the world.' An editorial came in a state-run newspaper right after Trump spoke to Chinese president Xi Jinping . On the campaign trail, Trump promised to bring American jobs back to the U.S. To do so, candidate Trump promised to implement a 45 percent tariff on foreign goods.



Syrian army and allies make gains in Aleppo

The experts "found evidence of chemical weapon use by terrorists against the civilian population and Syrian servicemen" in the form of unexploded shells bearing chlorine and white phosphorus in the city's 1070 district, it said. "I've had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria", Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Friday. Speaking in Geneva, Ms Egeland said the last time people inside east Aleppo received any humanitarian aid was in the beginning of July.


New Delhi schools closed 3 days because of smog

New Delhi schools closed 3 days because of smog

Although Delhi's pollution levels invariably rise during the winter months, this last week was particularly bad because of Diwali, an annual festival that involves lighting fireworks in the city for two straight days. Under the odd-even scheme, implemented twice earlier, vehicles with odd registration number would alone ply on odd dates and those with even registration number on even dates.



Russian economy minister Ulyukayev detained over $2 million bribe on Rosneft deal

Ulyukayev has been formally charged with bribery for taking a bribe from Rosneft and threatening "to use his powers to put obstacles to the company's activities". "In the near future investigators plan to bring charges against Alexei Ulyukayev ". The criminal charge Ulyukayev faces is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.