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France hostage crisis: ‘Two dead’ in Trèbes supermarket

An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded while jogging with colleagues in Carcassonne, a 15-minute drive away. He was shot in the shoulder by the same suspect involved ...

Iranian Nuclear Program? Trump Will Soon Have to Decide About the Saudis Too

The short video was posted on social media in fluent Hebrew. “Several Israeli journalists incited Bibi, or Benjamin Netanyahu, against Saudi Arabia and said there’s a Saudi nuclear threat. And I say to you, the Jewish people: Has Saudi Arabia ever threatened its neighbors? The answer is no. Does Saudi Arabia have aspirations to expand in the region? The answer ...

Egypt’s Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried?

CAIRO — Days before Egypt’s presidential election, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s beaming visage adorns billboards across Egypt. His rivals are in jail, the news media is in his pocket and his sole challenger — a politician so obscure many Egyptians would struggle to name him — hasn’t bothered to campaign. With the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power putting Mr. Sisi’s odds ...

Australian Embassy in Beirut celebrated International Women’s Day

On 6 March 2018, the Australian Embassy in Beirut celebrated International Women’s Day at Nawfal Palace in Tripoli. More than 120 Australian-Lebanese women from all walks of life attended the event. Also present were Kazem Kheir MP, former MP Misbah Ahdab, and representatives of municipalities and political leaders. HE Australian Ambassador Glenn Miles highlighted Australia’s leading position on gender equality, ...

Russian spy: May to announce measures against Russia

Theresa May is set to announce a series of measures against Russia after it failed to meet her midnight deadline to explain how a nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent in the UK. Russia has denied involvement in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. The Kremlin said any steps by ...

Trump’s intelligence whisperer prepares for State role

As news of Donald Trump’s upset victory flashed across the TV screen in front of him in November 2016, Mike Pompeo watched in astonishment. “This is crazy. I might actually get my dream job,” Pompeo quipped, according to two sources familiar with his comments. That “dream job,” he joked, was deputy director of the CIA: It would put him in ...

Homelessness growing worse in Australia, census data shows

The number of homeless people in Australia jumped by more than 14,000 — or 14 per cent — in the five years to 2016, according to census data which also reveals a “significant” increase in older women on the streets and a growing group living in overcrowded accommodation. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said 116,000 people were homeless on ...

Shorten doubles down over franking credit cash rebates

Labor leader rejects calls to water down plan to abolish rebates, branding the status quo ‘millionaires’ welfare’ Bill Shorten has doubled down on his plan to abolish franking credit cash rebates for retiree investors, branding the status quo “millionaires’ welfare” bankrolled by ordinary Australian taxpayers. Speaking to reporters in Brisbane, the Labor leader rejected calls to water down his policy ...

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology’s brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’ Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement in the early ...

“Gas deal with Egypt will improve regional stability”

Israel Institute for National Security Studies researchers found that the new deal with Egypt has great strategic value for Israel. “The natural gas deal signed recently has great strategic value for Israel. In the new reality created, any damage by Hezbollah or Hamas to Israel’s ability to produce gas will also affect the supply of electricity to Jordan, Egypt and ...

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