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Netanyahu govt approves disputed bill making Israel nation-state of Jewish people
Following heated debate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet has voted in favor of anchoring in law the status of Israel as “the national homeland of the Jewish people,” which critics fear would discriminate the Arab population.

23.11.2014 15:47

German foreign minister speaks out against Ukraine joining NATO
Germany's FM, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said he is against Ukraine joining NATO. In an interview with Der Spiegel, he said he considers “that it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership.”

23.11.2014 16:44

8k per head: Israel boosts security for E. Jerusalem settlers
Israeli deputies have approved an additional $5.2 million to provide security for Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem. The spending hike raises the total 2014 outlay for the area’s 3,000 residents to roughly $26 million – approximately $8,000 per head.

23.11.2014 11:18

Hacked from ‘US servers’: Ecuador leader claims attacks on his private computer
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has accused the US of “systematic, high-tech” cyber-attacks on his private internet accounts and computers, the last of which was traced back to American servers last Thursday.

23.11.2014 09:25

Israeli troops kill Palestinian farmer along Gaza border
Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the Gaza border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. This is the first fatality since the latest tentative ceasefire agreement in August, when the 50-day Gaza war ended.

23.11.2014 10:51

Average UK family just ‘2 weeks away from breadline’ - report
The average UK household is just days away from an emergency situation in the event of sudden financial hardship, according to a new report to be released this week. Meanwhile, one food bank has reported a surge in new participants.

23.11.2014 07:30

Protesters clash with Bahraini forces, call election ‘farce’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Security forces in Bahrain have engaged anti-regime protesters with tear gas as crowds of activists across the nation attempted to block the streets in protest against parliamentary elections which they see as farce and sham.

22.11.2014 22:47

‘Biden get out!’ Turks protests US VP visit to Istanbul (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Turkish protesters have rallied against the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden under banners saying ‘Yankee Go Home’. In Istanbul Biden has been encouraging Europe to reduce energy dependence on Russia and announced aid to Syrian refugees.

22.11.2014 18:29

Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycott
As voters streamed to polling stations across Bahrain for parliamentary and municipal elections, the main Shia opposition is expressing its dissatisfaction with the political situation by staging a boycott.

22.11.2014 13:37

ISIS hostage John Cantlie ‘accepts fate’ in new propaganda video
Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of "accepting his fate" as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate.

22.11.2014 09:51

Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia – Lavrov
The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

22.11.2014 09:51

'Hypocritical' Aussie FM at UN Ebola meeting warns against discrimination
The Aussie FM has slammed discrimination against nationals of Ebola-hit W. African countries while chairing the UN Security Council. Her statement has prompted accusations of hypocrisy as Australia has imposed travel bans on these states.

22.11.2014 05:55