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Hamas strikes

International | Plus, other Notre Dame fires and it’s a boy for the royals
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/06/19, 05:52 pm

ISRAEL: Israel’s military is investigating why Route 34 north of Gaza and near an Israeli kibbutz was left open after 68-year-old Moshe Feder was killed driving along the road, one of four Israeli civilians killed in a barrage of missiles launched from Gaza over the weekend.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu

Macron proposes economic reforms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/19, 12:16 pm

French yellow vest protesters prepared for the 24th straight weekend of demonstrations despite President Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to concede to their demands. In a televised address on Thursday, Macron announced plans to boost pensions and implement significant tax cuts for 15 million households. He promised to reduce the number of lawmakers in Parliament by 30 percent and ease the process for public referendums.

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Associated Press/Photo by Amr Nabil

Egyptians vote on extending president’s rule

International | The referendum represents another step toward authoritarianism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/19, 03:42 pm

Egyptian voters on Monday concluded a three-day referendum on constitutional amendments that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030. Al-Sisi is on track to win the vote, which would solidify the government’s shift toward authoritarian rule.

Some 531 lawmakers in Egypt’s 596-member Parliament last week voted in favor of the changes, paving the way for a referendum. Egyptians both inside and outside the country participated in the vote.

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