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Yariv Levin, Israel's tourism minister, and his ministry's director general, Amir Halevy, were reportedly at Ben Gurion Airport to celebrate the inaugural flight. Singapore Airlines told Reuters it is not now considering services to Israel . "It's small but significant", he said. US President Donald Trump on Thursday again made a White House staffing change that indicates he's gearing up for a shift in Middle East policies that favors Israel .
  • Spring like temps and showers expected this week

    Spring like temps and showers expected this week

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    So, temperatures for highs will only be in the 40s Monday with lower 50s on Tuesday . It will be cloudy and raw on Sunday , with a chance of snow showers before noon, according to the National Weather Service . The eastern shore of MA including the Boston area has a higher chance of getting a couple of inches. The forecast for tonight calls for mostly cloudy skies with an overnight low around 69 degrees.
  • Former senator urges gun protesters to learn CPR instead

    Former senator urges gun protesters to learn CPR instead

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    Santorum heatedly replied. "How am I going to stop bullying within my own community? What am I going to do to actually help respond to a shooter?,'" said Santorum in the panel discussion. "I'm proud of them but I think everyone should be responsible and deal with the problems that we have to confront in our lives, and ignoring those problems and saying they're not going to come to me, and saying some phony gun law is going to solve it- Phony gun laws don't solve these problems, that's what we ...
  • Facebook took call and message data from phones

    Facebook took call and message data from phones

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    Once you have done that search App Permissions in your settings and turn off the app permissions for Facebook you don't think it really needs such as access to your contacts, call and SMS history. Among the newspapers with the ads were The New York Times and The Washington Post in the U.S., and The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph in the United Kingdom.
  • Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

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    City fans instead had to make do with the presence of Nicolas Otamendi in the Argentina defence, while behind him former City goalkeeper Willy Caballero made his global debut. Throughout the game, particularly in the second half, I was thinking 0-0 would be a bad result and was hoping to win. With 15 minutes remaining, Banega executed a give-and-go with Giovani Lo Celso and then fired a powerful left-footed shot that entered the goal past a frozen Buffon.
  • China mulls taking action against USA soybean, aircraft imports

    China mulls taking action against USA soybean, aircraft imports

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    China's response Friday appeared to be aimed at increasing domestic US pressure on Trump by making clear which exporters, including farm areas that voted for him in 2016, might be hurt. Chinese Vice Commerce Minister and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen chats with participants after a speech at the annual session of China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China March 25, 2018.
  • US President Trump signs trade memo against Chinese imports

    US President Trump signs trade memo against Chinese imports

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    The value of goods affected could reach up to $60 billion, Trump told reporters. Mr Trump launched his protectionist agenda earlier this month - levying 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium - in a move created to save United States jobs but which critics fear could backfire and the Bank of England on Thursday warned risked damaging global growth.
  • As Easter Approaches, Pope Francis Blessed Thousands On Palm Sunday

    As Easter Approaches, Pope Francis Blessed Thousands On Palm Sunday

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    Nicholas Lopez, a college campus minister from Texas, told Francis that young people today face racism, poverty and gang violence, as well as "unjust immigration laws that threaten to split children from families". A handful of non-Catholics and non-Christians, as well as some atheists, also participated, and their views were incorporated into the final document.
  • Watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures

    Watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures

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    The Guardian goes on to say that AIQ is facing increasing scrutiny from investigators on both sides of the Atlantic over its role in harvesting Facebook data. The alleged breach came to light thanks to a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower called Christopher Wylie. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer's editorial policy .
  • Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses of Alexandria bombing

    Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses of Alexandria bombing

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    Police accuse Hasam of being an armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, banned after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member, in 2013. According to Reuters, polls open on Monday for three days in what is effectively a referendum on the performance of former military general Sisi, who is expected to coast to an easy victory against a little-known candidate who is considered a Sisi admirer.
  • South Korea Says Agreement Made With US on Trade Deal, Tariffs

    South Korea Says Agreement Made With US on Trade Deal, Tariffs

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    President Donald Trump said Friday the two sides were "very close" to finalising the updated pact "and we're going to have a wonderful deal with a wonderful ally". Donald Trump's administration in July past year had convened talks to renegotiate the free trade treaty, arguing that the 2012 deal was lopsided because the United States trade deficit had ballooned since it was signed.
  • China says ready to defend its interests in USA trade spat

    China says ready to defend its interests in USA trade spat

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    Williams estimated that the $506 billion that China exported to the United States drove around 2.5 percent of its total gross domestic product, and the $50-60 billion targeted by the US tariffs contributed just around 0.25 percent. That would be less than 1 per cent of Chinese imports of USA goods and far smaller than the range of imports targeted by Trump's order Thursday in the technology dispute.
  • Nicky Morgan Says Vote Leave Spending Allegations Are

    Nicky Morgan Says Vote Leave Spending Allegations Are "Very Concerning"

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    Mr Sanni said he and two other pro-Brexit friends reported the overspending allegation to the Electoral Commission on Thursday. Green Party joint leader Caroline Lucas told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "This is a really complex network - but big, big questions need to be asked and it goes much wider than just the referendum".
  • Saudi-led coalition says one dead after missiles fired from Yemen - SPA

    Saudi-led coalition says one dead after missiles fired from Yemen - SPA

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    This is not the first time that Houthis fired missiles toward Riyadh. Iran has admitted supporting the Houthis, but denies arming them. "The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development". Over 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which began after the Houthis and their allies seized Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in September 2014 and began a march south.
  • Palestinian Ahed Tamimi agrees 8 months in Israeli jail after plea deal

    Palestinian Ahed Tamimi agrees 8 months in Israeli jail after plea deal

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    In this file photo taken on December 28, 2017 Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (C), 16-year-old prominent campaigner against Israel's occupation, appears at a military court at the Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia. "When they chose to keep her trial behind closed doors, we knew that we were not going to get a fair trial", Ms Lasky told AFP . The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has criticised Israeli authorities' actions in the case, while the ...
  • United States unafraid of trade war, will proceed with China tariffs: Treasury secretary

    United States unafraid of trade war, will proceed with China tariffs: Treasury secretary

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    And the president made the decision this time that that was worth it because military spending, given what's going on in Iran, in North Korea, in Venezuela, in Russian Federation - all around the world where we're using sanctions. Mnuchin's comments came after the USA announced a deal with South Korea that he said would limit the amount of steel imported into the U.S. "But in a negotiation, you have to be prepared to take action".
  • Man and two children dead in house fire

    Man and two children dead in house fire

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    The Kingaroy home was gutted by the fierce fire, which killed three and seriously injured another. It took 12 units and 28 firefighters, 19 minutes to control the fire, TFD said. The man was treated on scene and transported to the hospital by paramedics for further evaluation, TFD said. The total damage bill is estimated to be $115,000.
  • Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown

    Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown

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    Rep Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, accused Trump of making a "loser's bluff". It came hours after the Senate early Friday morning passed the $1.3 trillion spending package aimed at keeping the government open past midnight. "Who wants to trust a comprehensive immigration deal and put a lot of time and effort into it, only to see it at the eleventh hour derailed because, I don't know, he turns on Fox News and somebody criticizes it?" "He says one thing and then he does something ...
  • Democrats accuse Ben Carson of misleading public and hiring cronies

    Democrats accuse Ben Carson of misleading public and hiring cronies

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    Warren continued to press Carson, who is facing criticism for spending $31,000 in taxpayers' money on a new dining room set for his HUD office. Mr. Carson, appearing before Congress for the first time since the purchase of the table, chairs and hutch was made public, appeared annoyed when a Democrat at the hearing suggested that he was guilty of "ethical lapses" and turning over key decisions to members of his family.