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Biden calls Bennett, world leaders congratulate new Israeli gov’t

US President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on forming a government with Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid on a phone call Sunday night after it was sworn in earlier that evening, and expressed his wishes to further strengthen ties between the two countries.On the call, Bennett thanked Biden for his congratulatory message and for…

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Copa America opens in Brazil against backdrop of COVID crisis

Long-delayed football tournament comes amid still-surging pandemic in Brazil, which has registered more than 486,000 deaths.After uncertainty over what country would host it, a Brazilian Supreme Court hearing about its possible postponement, and coronavirus infections reported by three teams, the long-delayed Copa America football tournament has opened in Brazil’s capital. Hosts Brazil opened the international…

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    Algeria cancels France 24’s operating license: State media

    The government alleged the outlet had shown ‘clear and repeated hostility’ towards Algeria and its institutions.Algeria cancelled the accreditation of France 24, the communications ministry said on Sunday, a day after parliamentary elections in the former French colony. The move was due to the satellite news channel’s “clear and repeated hostility towards our country and…

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      Netanyahu leaves premiership without a January 6 riot – analysis

      Netanyahu did not storm the Knesset or order any of his followers to do so. He did not follow in the footsteps of his friend, US President Donald Trump, on January 6. PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu sits alone in the Knesset during the vote for president on Wednesday. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90) Former prime minister Benjamin…

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        Benzema: I am 100 Per Cent Fit For Euro 2020

        Karim Benzema has declared himself 100 per cent fit for France's Euro 2020 campaign after shaking off an injury scare. Benzema was called up to the France squad for the first time in six years ahead of their latest international tournament, but left head coach Didier Deschamps sweating on his fitness after limping out of…

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          Netanyahu era ends as Naftali Bennett sworn-in as Israel’s new PM

          Israel’s 36th government was sworn in Sunday evening, in an historic vote, with Yamina leader Naftali Bennett becoming the country’s new prime minister. The Knesset thus ended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-years in office, following four inconclusive general elections in the past two and a half years. 60 Knesset members voted in favor of the…

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            Can Bennett stand up to US on settlements, Palestinian state?

            Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sounded like the right-wing leader that he is when he promised in his Knesset speech, to “ensure the national interest in Area C” of the West Bank.It’s not an idle line. The phrase was also written into the coalition agreement between his Yamina Party and that of Yesh Atid.It was a…

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              Netanyahu picks fight with Biden in final speech as prime minister

              Benjamin Netanyahu compared US President Joe Biden administration’s planned return to the Iran deal to US neglect of European Jews during the Holocaust, in his final speech as prime minister on Sunday.“The administration in Washington asked me not to discuss our disagreement on Iran publicly, but with all due respect, I can’t do that,” Netanyahu…

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                Eriksen Unlikely to Play Football Again, Cardiologist Says

                Christian Eriksen is lucky to be alive but unlikely to play again after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at the Euro 2020 tournament, according to a sports cardiologist. In dramatic scenes in Copenhagen, the 29-year-old midfielder dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium soon before half-time in Denmark’s match against Finland. He was treated…

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                      Mental Health Becomes a Popular Area of Discussion Via Clubhouse App

                      Published June 13th, 2021 - 03:10 GMT Highlights Other ground rules include being empathetic, giving space for people to share, and refraining from offering unsolicited advice on mental health. Pia Abou Antoun, a 19-year-old Clubhouse moderator based in Beirut, still remembers  the heartfelt moment she experienced during an early session on the invitation-only audio app.…

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                        What Happened to Social Distancing in The G7 Summit?

                        Highlights Foreign secretary Dominic Raab insisted 'there was social distancing' at the event when asked about it on Sky News on Sunday morning.  U.S. President Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and other world leaders have been accused of breaking strict social distancing rules at the G7 summit in Cornwall over the weekend. On Friday, delegates posed for a socially-distanced…

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                        Israel’s 36th gov’t: Here is the expected list of new cabinet ministers

                        The 36th government of Israel is expected to be sworn in on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. The expected list of ministers is as follows:Alternate Prime Minister/Foreign Affairs: Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid)Deputy Prime Minister/Defense: Benny Gantz (Blue and White)Deputy Prime Minister/Justice: Gideon Sa'ar (New Hope)Finance: Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu)Education: Yifat Shasha-Biton (New Hope) cnxps.cmd.push(function () {…

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                        Gold Prices Projected To Soar In Coming Months

                        Gold prices have good upside potential in the coming months due to worse than expected inflation data last week, say analysts. The precious metal price closed at $1,876.87 an ounce on Friday, down 1.12 per cent or $21.21 an ounce. In the UAE, the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group data showed 24K trading at Dh227.50…

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                        Egypt: Spending On Infrastructure Projects Hits $100 Billion Within 7 years

                        Published June 13th, 2021 - 09:00 GMT Highlights The minister said these structural reforms could play a vital role in accelerating economic recovery from the coronavirus Egypt’s infrastructure spending during the last seven years amounted to EGP1.7 trillion ($100 billion), according to the country’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said.   The spending…

                        What Does Britney’s Spears Favorite Tattoo Mean?

                        Highlights ‘Hot pink makes my tan pop!!!!’ she began in the caption before turning the focus to the tattoo. She’s been in the spotlight ever since she was a teenager. And in the years since her early days as the Princess Of Pop, she has accumulated no less than nine small tattoos on her body, including…

                        Lottie Moss Becomes the Celebrity to Sign Up to X-Rated Site OnlyFans

                        Highlights Putting on a busty display, Lottie wore her glossy hair loose in the photograph and flashed the camera a sultry stare. Lottie Moss has announced that she’s become the latest celebrity to sign up to X-rated subscription site OnlyFans, writing: ‘Guess who’s just joined OF [Only Fans]!’ The model, 23, is also selling her underwear…

                        Palestinians: Bennett gov’t will continue Netanyahu policies

                        The Palestinians believe that a new Israeli government headed by Yamina leader Naftalie Bennett will pursue the same policies of the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, especially in Jerusalem and the West Bank.A report issued on Saturday by the PLO’s “National Bureau for Defending Land” said that the parties forming the new coalition government,…

                        Pregnant Perrie Edwards Have a Glimpse of Her Lavish Baby Shower

                        Highlights Leigh-Anne revealed she is constantly wanting prawn sandwiches while Perrie said she is craving anything sour. She announced she was expecting her first child later this year with her partner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a sweet Instagram post last month. And pregnant Little Mix star Perrie Edwards gave a glimpse of her lavish baby shower on Saturday as she celebrated…

                        Kim Kardashian Ensured All Eyes Were on Her Jaw-Dropping Figure

                        Published June 12th, 2021 – 04:38 GMT Highlights In one photo, Kim crouched forward and rested her manicured hand on her knee, showing off her ample cleavage in the skimpy top.  Her estranged husband is understood to be dating Bradley Cooper’s ex, Irina Shayk. But Kim Kardashian had business on the brain when she took to Instagram on…

                        Does the G7 meeting show that ‘America (and democracy) is back?’

                        The G7 meeting has so far illustrated rare unity among the seven leaders discussing global challenges in the pretty Cornwall seaside.For many years the world’s leading democratic economies have gotten used to the rise of authoritarianism and chaos in their camp. Last year the US showed little interest in working with European allies to figure out a…

                        Romee Strijd Shows Off Her Incredible Post-Baby Body

                        Highlights The blonde beauty flaunted her toned abs and lithe legs in the mirror selfie just before heading off to bed. She welcomed her first child, a daughter Mint, with her husband Laurens van Leeuwen in December. And Romee Strijd showed off her incredible post-baby body in lace lingerie during a family vacation to Ibiza on…

                        Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labor

                        Published June 12th, 2021 – 04:19 GMT Highlights Governments and donors should scale up cash allowances to families to keep children out of exploitative and dangerous child labor and protect children’s rights to education and an adequate standard of living. Children in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda Describe Grueling Hours, Low Pay The unprecedented economic impact…

                        Athletes Dareen Barbar, Asma Elbadawi Star in Adidas Campaign

                        Published June 12th, 2021 – 01:11 GMT Lebanese athlete Dareen Barbar and Sudanese-British basketball player Asma Elbadawi are the stars of a new campaign from German sportswear giant Adidas, “Beyond the Surface,” for full-coverage women’s swimwear. Released on Thursday, the 18-piece collection is designed for women who prefer to cover up when swimming. According to…

                        The UAE elected to UN Security Council

                        The UAE was chosen alongside Albania, Brazil, Ghana and Gabon to serve on the UN Security Council for two-year terms beginning next year. Members of the United Nations Security Council observe a moment of silence at the beginning of a meeting about Afghanistan at United Nations Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City,…

                        Hamas denounces Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments on the conflict

                        They asked Omar and “and all defenders of Palestinian rights” to describe things accurately, citing the importance of “laying the foundation of just solution to this chronic conflict.” US REP. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) addresses at a press conference in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, in April. (photo credit: NICHOLAS PFOSI/REUTERS) Hamas denounced US Rep. Ilhan Omar in…

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