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Israel’s Netanyahu says Iran ‘crossed a red line’ after Israel pounds Iranian targets in Syria

[ad_1] In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the regional enemies exchanged fire for hours late Wednesday. In a YouTube statement Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran had "crossed a red line," and that Israel's action was appropriate.Netanyahu spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the phone on Thursday evening. According to a readout of the call from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, the two spoke about "Iranian aggression, developments in the region, and the situation in Syria."Netanyahu thanked May for condemning Iran and affirming Israel's right to defend itself."Whoever hits us will...

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Unbridled Trump storms global stage

[ad_1] Over the course of the 90-minute meal, according to people familiar with it, Trump repeatedly reminded French President Emmanuel Macron of the promises the American made to his voters -- not just to quit the Iran nuclear deal, which Macron had traveled from Paris to save, but to wind down US involvement in the Middle East and escalate pressure on North Korea's Kim Jong Un.Trump's decisions over the past months, and the moves he's planning in the coming weeks, have shaped the global stage in his image and shaken long-standing geopolitical forces. His imprint on the world is being...

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The earthquake unleashed by Trump’s departure from Iran nuclear deal

[ad_1] This time, the consequences seem more dangerous and far-reaching. We don't yet know whether Iran will remain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, but President Trump's promise that the US would impose "the highest level of economic sanctions" suggests the administration is intent on punitive action rather than a graduated approach that leaves the door open for compromise. Under the terms of the JCPOA, renewed US sanctions would start to bite over several months as the US Treasury develops guidance for companies and banks. But there's no roadmap for opting out; expect a tide of FAQs...

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Trump teases Iran nuclear deal announcement

[ad_1] "I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House," he wrote Monday afternoon.Trump is weighing whether to continue waiving sanctions on Iran's energy and banking sector that were lifted as part of the 2015 agreement in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.The President is widely expected to decide against extending the sanctions waivers, and in doing so, effectively leave the nuclear deal. Trump excoriated the agreement, even before winning the White House, as the "worst deal ever" and promised to tear it up on his first day in office.One European diplomat said...

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A royal skeptic meets Americans obsessed with Harry and Meghan

[ad_1] The walls are plastered with posters, photos and prized possessions of the owner. There's a Crystal Palace Football Club of San Francisco (who knew?) and pictures of the Pig and Whistle cricket club as well as vintage prints of Indian soldiers who fought in colonial British regiments like the Madras Foot Artillery. Steve Anderson arrived from London decades ago and fell in love with San Francisco so much that he never returned to the Olde Country. He opened this pub in 1991 and since then it has become a beloved place for British expats, of course, but also for...

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Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte photos shared by Catherine

[ad_1] The two photographs, released early Sunday, were taken by Catherine at Kensington Palace in London, where the family lives.One, taken April 26, shows Prince Louis at just 3 days old. He's dressed in white and lies on a white pillow, his eyes open.The second, showing Charlotte holding Prince Louis and kissing him on his head, was taken May 2 as the princess marked her third birthday. She wears a blue cardigan and has her arm underneath her brother, whose eyes are closed."The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the...

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MH370 search finds two 19th century shipwrecks

[ad_1] Researchers can't conclusively identify the ships -- one, an iron ship; the other, a wooden one -- because records from the era are incomplete. But they have found a few possible candidates.Records suggest the wooden ship may have been the W. Gordon, which disappeared after leaving port in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1876 or the Mandala, which went missing on its voyage from Wales to the Maluku Islands in 1882.The iron ship may be one of three vessel, but the best match appears to be the West Ridge, which was sailing from Liverpool to Mumbai in 1883 and...

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Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

[ad_1] Twitter has recommended its 336 million users change their passwords. The company announced on Thursday it discovered a bug that saved user passwords unprotected on an internal log. Twitter said it has since fixed the issue. Although the company said there is no evidence passwords have been leaked or misused, it is urging its users to update their passwords. "As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where you've used this password," the company tweeted. Related: Your...

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Armenia protests: Capital brought to standstill

[ad_1] Supporters of Nikol Pashinyan heeded his call for a nationwide day of action, blocking roads leading to Yerevan's main airport, and forcing some passengers to leave their cars and continue to the terminals on foot.Protesters also blocked roads to government buildings, including the Ministry of Defense, demonstrator Marina Gasparyan told CNN.Pashinyan, 42, lost a parliamentary vote on Tuesday to become interim prime minister. The vote followed the resignation last week of former prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, who was forced to step down amid weeks of mass demonstrations, led by Pashinyan's movement.But Pashinyan's bid to become the new prime...

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Protesters blocked roads in Armenia’s capital. This little boy used his toy cars

[ad_1] The photo, shot in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, captures the overwhelmingly peaceful protests taking place in the former Soviet republic after parliament refused to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the new prime minister. Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads and danced in the streets of Yerevan on Wednesday heeding their protest leader's call for a nationwide day of action. The boy, whose identity is unknown, wanted to emulate his parents who, like many others, had taken part to the street blockade, said the photographer Milena Pogosova. "He was very kind and told me that he put the small...

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