February 23, 2018
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Israeli army deploys reinforcements in the West Bank after Trump's speech

Jerusalem, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- The Israeli army has deployed a series of battalions in the West Bank on Thursday after the President of the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The battalions, accompanied by intelligence and territorial defense combat units, were deployed as the Army prepared for possible developments in events after Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday, said the army in a statement.

Trump's decision to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there prompted a wave of protests throughout Palestine and neighboring countries.

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Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar

Bangkok, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- The nonprofit Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the government of Myanmar to stop the demolition of villages abandoned by the...

North Korean general's visit to Olympics sparks protests in the South

Seoul, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- The upcoming visit of a North Korean military general to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has led to...

Australia's deputy prime minister resigns amid sexual harassment claim

Sydney, Australia, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Australia's Deputy Prime Minister announced his resignation Friday following an allegation of sexual harassment.

Spain's Rajoy attends European leaders dinner prior to EU summit

Brussels, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joined a dozen other European leaders here Thursday for a private dinner ahead of the...

Mexican police official charged with running crime ring

Mexico City, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- A senior municipal law enforcement official in the northern state of Chihuahua was arrested on charges of directing the...

EU mission: El Salvador election campaign unfolding peacefully

Argentine, Russian authorities bust drug-smuggling ring

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Argentine authorities, working in collaboration with their Russian counterparts, brought down an international...

Unicef No. 2 quits over past accusations of sexual harassment

New York, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Unicef Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth resigned Thursday amid controversy over accusations of inappropriate behavior...

Family members mark anniversary of deadly 2012 Argentine rail disaster

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Relatives of the victims of a commuter train crash at a Buenos Aires station six years ago, one of the worst rail tragedies...

Colombian coffee region invests $6.9 mn to boost tourism

Bogota, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Colombia's main coffee-growing region, the central province of Risaralda, has invested close to 20 billion pesos ($6.9 million)...

EU ready to cooperate with Russia, China in Central Asia

Astana, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The European Union is open to working together with Russia and China to foster stability and prosperity in Central Asia, the...

Kazakhstan urges EU to expand presence in Central Asia

Astana, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Kazakhstan's foreign minister on Thursday called on the European Union to "expand its presence" in Central Asia and provide the...

Death toll climbs as intense bombings batter Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Douma, Syria, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Two babies wrapped in cloth and laid out next to each other on a blood-caked hospital floor were some of the latest...

Russian opposition leader arrested leaving dentist: freed facing 30-days jail

Moscow, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny was arrested by Moscow's police on Thursday and held...

Amnesty International: speaking up in Spain has become dangerous

Madrid, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- One of the world's foremost human rights organizations on Thursday released a report in which it decried how basic rights,...

Philippine President Duterte accuses CIA of funding local news website

Manila, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The president of the Philippines Thursday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of funding an news website that critical of the...

Kenya LGBT rights groups fight for decriminalization of gay sex

Nairobi, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Three lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in Kenya on Thursday began the legal battle in the country's High...

Indian army killed 16 civilians along border in 2018, Pakistan claims

Islamabad, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Pakistan Thursday accused India of being responsible for the death of 16 civilians, who have been killed along the border...

China hopes inter-Korean talks will continue after PyeongChang

Beijing, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The recent thaw in inter-Korean relations, the high point of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, should continue even after the...

Landslide in Java leaves 5 dead and 15 missing

Jakarta, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- At least five people were killed and 15 others reported missing after a landslide Thursday hit a terraced slope of a rice field...

German chancellor calls for European answers to challenges facing EU

Berlin, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The German chancellor on Thursday called for further integration within the European Union in order for progress on security and...

Egypt unexpectedly closes Gaza border crossing

Cairo, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Egyptian authorities have closed the Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian Gaza Strip following terror threats, the...

Nonprofit urges Myanmar to free all political prisoners

Bangkok Desk, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The nonprofit Fortify Rights on Thursday urged the government of Myanmar - led by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi -...

North Korea to send high level delegation for PyeongChang closing

Seoul, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- North Korea will send a high level delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul...

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