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A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programmes in the West Bank and Gaza, would address "high-priority projects elsewhere". In a similar statement Hossam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian Authority's (PA) delegation to the United States, said the move was confirmation that the Trump administration had adopted Israeli's agenda on the peace process.
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    Rivera's father, a 43-year-old farmer, said he last spoke to his eldest child on Friday, a few days before Rivera's arrest. Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt agreed that ICE played a "significant role" in the case, particularly in helping confirm Rivera's identity and immigration status.
  • Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter: My wife handled my finances

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    He went on to assert that the charges come from politically-motivated Democrats in the Department of Justice trying to sink his reelection effort. "We're excited about going to trial with this, frankly", Hunter told KGTV in San Diego. "But I think it's because he's just backed into a corner", Campa-Najjar said. "So we saw this at Politico a long time ago and we're not proud of it because we got talked out of writing the story ".
  • Trump lashes out at Sessions, pushes investigation of Democrats

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    Sessions' response, his most forceful public pushback yet on Trump, showed the treacherous political terrain he is navigating: appointed by a president who has made apparent that he views law enforcement as loyal protectors but overseeing a Justice Department that views independence from political pressure as essential to the rule of law.
  • Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

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    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the statement at a news conference in Islamabad , a day after Pompeo's first conversation with Khan. He said in the telephonic conversation, there was no mention at all about terrorists operating in Pakistan.
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Released From Prison For Three Days

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    Her British husband Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was with family in Damavand and had been reunited with her daughter Gabriella, four. "Mrs. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been granted a three-day release from prison in Iran to reunite with her family", Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Twitter.
  • Reality Winner Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Classified NSA Leaks

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    Reality Winner , exiting the Augusta Courthouse on June 8, 2017, in Augusta, Georgia , Winner, pleaded guilty to leaking National Security Agency documents . The leaked document, believed to have been passed to news website The Intercept , alleged that Moscow's military intelligence services had attempted cyber-attacks on at least one U.S.
  • Zimbabwe court rejects opposition bid to annul election results

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    Mnangagwa said on Twitter: "I once again reiterate my call for peace and unity above all". Reports say Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the second elected President of Zimbabwe on Sunday 10AM at the National Sports Stadium. Lawyers for the government dismissed claims the opposition had produced any evidence of fraud, accusing the MDC of being "flippant". Six people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on opposition demonstrators in the centre of Harare two days after the ...
  • Lone Manafort juror voted against convictions on more counts, another juror says

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    Duncan, a supporter of President Trump , said she was hoping Manafort would be innocent but was convinced otherwise by "four full boxes of exhibits provided by Mueller's team", Fox News reports. These charges against Manafort came to light during the course of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the possibility that members of Trump's team colluded with Russians.
  • Did Michael Cohen lie to Congress? Lawmakers seek answers

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    Cohen is not the only former Trump associate to be convicted of a crime - former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty of financial fraud-related crimes on Tuesday, former national security adviser Mike Flynn is awaiting sentencing, and former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Scott Morrison: Australia's pentecostal political chameleon

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    Speaking to the country for the first time since being elected by party members as Australia's 30th prime minister Friday, Scott Morrison said his priority in the coming days will be to address a drought that has struck the state of New South Wales.
  • Facebook identifies new influence campaigns ahead of midterms

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    Facebook has removed 652 Pages, accounts , and groups linked to Iran and Russian Federation that it says engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior". It had removed 652 Pages, accounts, and groups linked to Iran and Russian Federation that it says are engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on its site and on Instagram.
  • Trump says he knew about payments 'later'

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    He also denied that he had anything to do with Russian involvement in the election. Mr Trump told U.S. media on Thursday that he believed the country's economy would crash if he was impeached. Fourth, impeachment without conviction could strengthen Trump politically, much as it did for Bill Clinton after his own 1998 impeachment. Why do it? Especially if they knew in advance the Senate would not convict .
  • Donald Trump abruptly cancels Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

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    It would have been Mr Pompeo's fourth trip to the state, and the second since the USA president held a historic summit with the state's leader Kim Jong Un in June. But intermittent talks since have made little headway, with the two sides apparently far apart on the fundamental issue of denuclearization and the USA demand for this before North Korea sees any relief from tough global sanctions.
  • Saudi Arabia seeks to execute first woman, 4 others

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    At least 13 human rights defenders and women's rights activists have been arrested since mid-May , accused of activities deemed a risk to national security. The grounds for execution are reportedly based on ta'zir, a principle of Islamic law that gives a judge discretion over the sentence and definition of what constitutes a crime.
  • 'Daesh ringleader' urges terror attacks in new audio message

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    Baghdadi said the U.S. policy of backing Shia militias against IS backfired in Iraq because the Iran-backed groups now control the country. The audio has posed fresh questions over Baghdadi's existence. IS had gained control over large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate". The audio message was posted with a description claiming that the voice belonged to Baghdadi, who declared himself ruler of all Muslims in 2014 after capturing Iraq's main northern ...
  • El Salvador ditches Taiwan to establish ties with China

    El Salvador ditches Taiwan to establish ties with China

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    The U.S. ambassador in El Salvador, Jean Manes, wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday the United States was analyzing El Salvador's "worrisome" decision to break ties with Taiwan. "My government is unwilling to and can not do so". During a visit to Texas Tsai became the first Taiwanese president to be given a tour of Nasa's mission control - which is off-limits to mainland China officials because of espionage fears.