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Israel passes law legalizing thousands of settlement homes

February 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land, a step that is expected to trigger international outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the measure. The explosive law is the latest in a series of pro-settler...

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Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

February 4, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Ukrainian servicemen patrol near the humanitarian aid center in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Fighting in eastern Ukraine sharply escalated this week. Ukraine’s military said several soldiers were killed over the past day in shelling in...

Romania govt vows to repeal law that goes easy on corruption

February 4, 2017 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

Demonstrator waves Romanian national flag during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. On Saturday, thousands of Romanians took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day to protest the decree, that waters down the country’s...

Seeking attention, Lithuania builds virtual Tesla factory

February 4, 2017 • Business, Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo received on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 taken by Darius Kniuksta, a scene from a video game featuring a Tesla gigafactory. Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the...

Thousands of Romanians protest diluted graft law for 4th day

February 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A man waves a large Romanian flag during a protest joined by tens of thousands against a government decree that dilutes what qualifies as corruption, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Huge protests erupted in the capital and spread to cities...

Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown

February 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Police officers patrol at the pyramid outside the Louvre museum in Paris,Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)...

Brazil’s former first lady dies at 66 after stroke

February 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 25, 2008 file photo, Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, talks with his wife Marisa Leticia at a ceremony in memory of the Holocaust at the Itamaraty Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former first lady, a constant and...

Spain: 4 engineers investigated over ‘Phineas Fisher’ hack

February 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 photo, a computer screen shows an archived copy of the Twitter feed belonging to Phineas Fisher, a hacker who claimed responsibility for breaching the union of the Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalonia’s regional police, last...

‘Queen of Chess’ abandons Gibraltar match to protest pairing

February 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Mach 17, 2016 file photo, World chess champion Hou Yifan of China holds the trophy at an award presentation ceremony of the FIDE World Chess Championship in Lviv, Ukraine. The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to...

The Latest: Ukraine urges Russia to stop arming militants

February 2, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A local resident eats free food at a humanitarian aid center in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to...