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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait warn citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait warn citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

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Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The foreign ministries of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are warning their citizens in Lebanon to leave the country as soon as possible."Due to the situations in Lebanon, the official source at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible," the Ministry tweeted on Thursday.Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a similar measure later in the day.Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon. Bahrain issued a similar warning on Sunday, urging its citizens to "exercise caution" in leaving Lebanon.The warnings come amid rising tensions in the Middle East. In a broadcast from Riyadh, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned la...
As Secretary of State, John Kerry blamed Israel for lack of peace with Palestine: Reports

As Secretary of State, John Kerry blamed Israel for lack of peace with Palestine: Reports

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Israel's Channel 10 published recordings Tuesday of former Secretary of State John Kerry blaming Israel for the lack of peace between it and Palestine.The recordings are said to have been made during a conference in Dubai in 2016. Kerry is heard praising the Palestinian Authority for its commitment to nonviolence while the majority right-wing Israeli government refuses to engage in peace talks."The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence. And in fact when the [knife] intifada took place they delivered non-violence in the West Bank," Kerry said, referring to a wave of violence in 2015 through 2016, in which mostly Palestinian suspects attacked Israelis with knives."This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] population because it is ...
A year of Trump: What does Wisconsin think?

A year of Trump: What does Wisconsin think?

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I have never hosted a radio phone-in programme in the United States before, certainly not on a conservative station in the Midwest state of Wisconsin.But given the unprecedented nature of American politics right now, it is an informative experience in at least one way.The listeners to Gerry Bader's show on WIXX 101 in Green Bay- largely white, working class and angry - helped carry Donald Trump to the narrowest of victories a year ago.::Donald Trump wins the White House: How election night unfoldedImage:The combative tone of the election campaign has continuedAnd despite everything that has happened over the first 12 months of this presidency, they would vote for him again now."He's fighting for us, he's on our side", "He kicking ISIS' butt out there", "He's our guy, he's doing a great job...
Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

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Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them "the weight of this crisis is on your conscience".The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after landing in Beijing on Air Force One.They descended from a red-carpeted staircase and were welcomed by impeccably uniformed guards and children waving US and Chinese flags.Image:The President got an enthusiastic welcomeMr Trump is making his first official visit to the world's most populous country, the third leg on a five-country 11-day Asian tour.He was treated to a lavish welcoming ceremony and has been given a tour of the Forbidden City, the location of China's ancient imperial palaces.Mr Trump and Xi Jinping will meet several times during ...
Catalan leader criticises EU for backing 'coup'

Catalan leader criticises EU for backing 'coup'

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The disputed president of Catalonia has told a crowd of 200 mayors from the region that he will "defeat at the ballot box the Spanish government’s repression" of the region's wish for independence. In his first public appearance since he was called before a Belgian judge at the weekend to answer an arrest warrant issue by Spain, Carles Puigdemont accused Spain of a "coup d'etat" in Catalonia."Thank you for your commitment to democracy... people are wondering why Europe doesn't intervene in the face of a coup d'etat in Catalonia," the ousted leader said.Defending the illegal referendum of 1 October, which sparked the crisis, he said Catalonia "has one path to becoming a republic via democracy".:: Catalonia: What next for Carles Puigdemont?Video:Voices of Catalonia on independenceThe mayors,