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Netanyahu clutches victory from jaws of defeat

International | Israeli leader praises the ‘principled stand’ taken by UN General Assembly members to condemn Hamas
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/07/18, 01:21 pm

UNITED NATIONS: A U.S.-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas received a majority of votes in the UN General Assembly, 87-58, but failed to win the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. In the vote, 32 countries abstained (tally here).

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Top Republicans: Stop coddling Saudis

International | Tension grows between Congress and the Trump administration over the Khashoggi case
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/18, 10:27 am

SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel saying the evidence overwhelmingly points to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “There’s not a smoking gun—there’s a smoking saw,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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Owner of Leicester club killed in helicopter crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/18, 10:43 am

Fans and family members of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of the English Leicester City Football Club, paid their respects Monday after the Thai billionaire died in a weekend helicopter crash. The helicopter went down Saturday shortly after taking off from the soccer team’s stadium in Leicester, England, following a match. Four other people, including two members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, the pilot, and another passenger, also died in the accident. The U.K.

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