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Caracas: Seorang wanita di Venezuela mendapat idea mudah dan amat bijak untuk melarikan teman lelakinya dari penjara dengan menggunakan beg. Rancangan Antonieta Robles Saouda itu hampir berjaya tetapi wardar Penjara Puente Ayala menghidu sesuatu tidak kena apabila melihat dia begitu sukar mengheret beg berisi kekasihnya Ibrain Jose Vargas Garcia, 25. Disebabkan itu mereka mengarahkannya membuka beg berwarna merah jambu berkenaan ...

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Guilty VW to pay record $4.3bn over emissions scandal | News

German car giant Volkswagen (VW) will admit guilt and pay a record $4.3bn in fines to settle a diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to US officials. The US justice department also charged six VW executives for their roles in the conspiracy, five of whom are believed to be in Germany while one was arrested in Miami on Saturday. “Today’s actions reflect the Justice ...

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Bid to reunite divided Cyprus? | Cyprus

The small Mediterranean island of Cyprus is home to the longest serving peacekeeping mission in the United Nations’ history. There was conflict within years of it becoming independent from the UK in 1960. After a Greece-backed coup aimed at merging Cyprus with Greece, Turkish troops occupied the northern side in 1974. The island was effectively partitioned, but it retains peaceful ...

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Refugee arrivals drop by a third in Germany | News

Germany has seen an immense drop in the arrival of asylum seekers, with the total number in 2016 slumped to less than a third of the 890,000 who arrived in 2015, according to the interior minister.  Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday that about 280,000 new asylum seekers arrived in 2016, while an estimated 80,000 people either left voluntarily or ...

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Anti-Semitism on the political left | Palestine

With anti-Semitism on the rise across parts of Europe, is it something the left and supporters of the Palestinians need to tackle urgently, or is anti-Semitism being used and abused by supporters of Israel? “Just because sometimes not all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish, doesn’t mean that it never is,” says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, who also writes ...

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Anti-Semitism on the political right |

Since Donald Trump’s election victory in November, anti-Semitic attacks have been on the rise in the US, with swastikas and other Nazi imagery increasingly popping up. Has far-right anti-Semitism been energised by Trump’s election win? “It’s not so much that this anti-Semitism didn’t exist before; it probably did exist but it was under the radar,” says Haaretz senior columnist Chemi ...

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Trump’s secretary of state pick faces confirmation | USA News

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has started a confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the next Secretary of State.  Rex Tillerson’s potential conflicts of interest Tillerson, the longtime CEO of the multinational oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil, was questioned over his business ties to Russia during his confirmation ...

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South Sudan rejects 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers | News

South Sudan has announced it would no longer accept the deployment of a United Nations regional protection force. The UN deployment force, made up of 4,000 military personnel, were rejected in a statement made by South Sudan’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Mawein Makol Ariik on Wednesday. UN dismisses South Sudan peacekeeping force chief “The government ...

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Donald Trump blasts US intel for ‘fake’ Russia dossier | News

US President-elect Donald Trump has angrily denied reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a “tremendous blot” on the record of the intelligence community if it had released such material. In his first media conference since winning the November 8 election, Trump called the allegations “phony” and attacked news organisations for publishing the material.  ...

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Syria rebels deny deal with government on water supply | News

Syrian rebels have rejected a provincial governor’s claim that a deal has been reached for government forces to enter a rebel-held area near Damascus and restore the capital’s water supply.  Analyst discusses Syrian President Assad’s remarks on negotiations Ahmed Ramadan, an official with the opposition National Coalition, denied any such deal had been reached. ...

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