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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Added: 16.06.2019 11:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said. Under the charges in an amended indictment, Sara Netanyahu would plead guilty to exploiting the mistake of another person and pay a fine along with compensation,...

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Added: 16.06.2019 11:15 | 0 views | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.


Backing Stewart, junior defense minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested

Added: 16.06.2019 10:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is international aid minister Rory Stewart, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday.


G20 energy ministers to collaborate to keep market stability

Added: 15.06.2019 13:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil market, Japan's Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Saturday.


Meet the ocean cleanup company that’s removed 4.7 million pounds of trash

Added: 15.06.2019 13:52 | 0 views | 0 comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans this week to eliminate single-use plastics nationwide as early as 2021. While lawmakers are taking action on land, two surfers from Florida are also fighting the battle on the water. Ocean cleanup company 4ocean has removed 4.7 million pounds of trash from the water since 2017 -- and in the process, has created more than 300 jobs. Jamie Wax reports.


Mexico says no unlimited asylum, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan

Added: 14.06.2019 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Mexico has not accepted that the United States send it an unlimited number of asylum seekers, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said, ahead of meetings with U.S. officials on Friday to determine the expansion of a controversial program.

US blaming Iran for attacks may be regarded with suspicion - but that shouldn't mean it's not the obvious answer

Added: 14.06.2019 15:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf coast are shrouded in uncertainty. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what transpired this morning," said Iran's Foreign Minister Javid Zarif in his first tweet following the brazen high-seas assault on civilian shipping.

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UAE says Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's credibility 'diminishing'

Added: 14.06.2019 10:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iranian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's credibility is "diminishing", UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a tweet on Friday.


China turns its anger on ‘Cold War warrior’ Pompeo

Added: 14.06.2019 10:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

BEIJING--Beijing has found its villain in its multi-fronted conflict with the United States: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The former CIA chief has been singled out for scorn, in Chinese state media and even at the foreign ministry, over his criticism of everything from Chinese tech giant Huawei to its record on human rights. During a regular media briefing on Monday, China's Foreign Ministry accused Pompeo by name of telling lies, a striking departure from its usual practice of referring to foreign officials as "the relevant person," or using similar wording. Relations between the world's two largest economies have nosedived amid a bitter trade war, U.S. sanctions on Huawei Technologies...

More Than 60 People Killed, 350,000 Evacuated During Floods Across Central China

Added: 14.06.2019 3:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chinese rescue authorities said at least 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from southern and central China this week after torrential rainfall ignited floods across the region, according to Al Jazeera. China's Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have been destroyed by the rising waters while more than 3.7 million hectares of farmland was also damaged. Officials estimate the natural disaster has cost nearly 13.35 billion yuan ($1.93 billion) in damages. Officials have rescued more than 4,300 people after they became trapped by the floodwaters. Rescue operations were held from the Guangdong province in the southeast to southwest China’s Chongqing on the upper...

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