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World Jul 07Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank
Human rights groups reported Wednesday that Israeli troops displaced at least 65 residents, including 35 children and put all of their belongings on trucks.
World Jul 06Israel blocks renewal of law that keeps out Palestinian spouses
Israel's parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a tight vote that raised doubts about the viability of…
World Jun 03Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents pushed Thursday for a quick parliament vote to formally end his lengthy rule, hoping to head off any last-minute attempts to derail their newly announced coalition government.
World Jun 02Naftali Bennett is Netanyahu’s former protege, now poised to become successor
Under a deal with centrist Yair Lapid's party, Bennett is to become prime minister leading a new government and ending Netanyahu's 12-year rule.
World Apr 06Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try to form government
Israel's president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country's splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while he stands trial…
Health Feb 26Vaccination ‘passports’ may help reopen the world. They also may foster inequity
Governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel, entertainment and other social gatherings in a post-pandemic world. But who stands to gain and who is at risk of being left behind?…
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings – Day 3
For the second straight day, Barrett repeatedly declined to give her personal views, or to preview how she might rule, on issues that could become before the court.
Politics Oct 03GOP seeks to pause Senate work, but not Barrett hearings
Republicans on Saturday sought to call off legislative work in the Senate until Oct. 19 as the coronavirus reached into their ranks. But they vowed that hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would push ahead as planned even…
Politics Oct 02WATCH: Biden says Trump diagnosis is ‘bracing reminder’ of virus stakes
Democrat Joe Biden is offering sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis while casting the moment as a reminder of the health crisis facing the United States.
Politics Sep 20Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee
Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose…