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Netanyahu says corruption claims are political attacks

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/14/18, 11:14 am

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In one case, investigators allege Netanyahu asked the publisher of an Israeli newspaper for positive news coverage in exchange for favors. A second case claims he improperly accepted gifts from supporters. Netanyahu on Tuesday accused police of a political witch hunt.

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Immigration, race flashpoints in Italian election

International | A drive-by shooting of migrants has turned into a major campaign issue
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/18, 01:32 pm

A drive-by shooting targeting African migrants in Italy has fueled a nationwide debate about immigration and race ahead of the country’s general election on March 4.

In a retaliatory attack, 28-year-old Luca Traini on Feb. 3 shot six people from Africa in the streets of Macerata. Days before, authorities arrested a Nigerian immigrant accused of killing and dismembering an 18-year-old Italian woman.

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Drones, planes, missiles crash as Israel, Syria clash

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/10/18, 10:55 am

Tension flared in the Middle East on Saturday starting with an Iranian drone flying over Israel and culminating in Israel firing missiles at 12 military targets in Syria. Early Saturday, Israel shot down an Iranian drone that, according to an Israeli spokesman, was on a military mission in the Jewish state’s airspace. Anti-aircraft fire from across the Syrian border subsequently brought down an Israeli F-16 flying over northern Israel. One pilot was seriously wounded and another injured lightly when they abandoned the jet.

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