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U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift

JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face...

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Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!

AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting...

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U.S. Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019: Pence

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.

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Pence Says U.S. Embassy Will Open in Jerusalem Next Year

The vice president promised the quicker-than-expected move during a visit to Israel’s Parliament.

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Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief assured President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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Pence, in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in 'Israel's capital'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pointedly referred to Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Monday as he met the country's leader, further vexing Palestinians who have already snubbed his visit over a U.S. policy shift towards the holy city.

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In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Some Malaysian businesses are skirting around or playing down the portrayal of canines in Chinese New Year decorations this year, wary of offending the country's Muslim...

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Pence and Jordan’s King ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence met King Abdullah II amid rising tension between their two countries over President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Pence arrives in Israel on visit overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Jordan's king tells Pence U.S. must rebuild trust after Jerusalem decision

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild "trust and confidence" in moving towards a two-state solution in Israel after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the country's capital.

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Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will start the process of moving its embassy there.

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Jordan's king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah expressed concern on Sunday over a decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and said the only solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict was a two-state one.

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Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the...

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Trump admin to turn existing Jerusalem consular into the US embassy

The Trump administration has settled on a location for the new US embassy in Jerusalem and plans to move into the facility by 2019, two senior administration officials tell CNN.

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U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

The plans suggest the administration no longer cares about cushioning the blow of its new policy, which has cast President Trump’s peacemaking ambitions into doubt.

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Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel

NETIVOT, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.

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Israeli commandos kill Palestinian gunman blamed for West Bank ambush

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead.

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Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities...

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After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Dance bars, mobile phones and Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

THIMPHU (Reuters) - For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries.

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Palestinian gunman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - At least one Palestinian gunman was killed in a raid by Israeli armed forces on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank late on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials and local residents said.

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Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.

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Seal under investigation for alleged sexual battery

Days after singer Seal offered his support for the #MeToo movement, law enforcement officials say he is under investigation for an alleged 2016 incident of sexual battery.

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain's Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar sold for 297,000 pounds...

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After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the...

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London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born Okapi after her in honor of her wedding in May.

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US to move embassy to Jerusalem by year's end, Netanyahu says

The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of the year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.

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Wilma! Malaysian sultan gets his own Flintstone car

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian sultan, known for his love of cars, was this week given his very own car right out of history, but he won't be getting blisters on his feet driving it around.

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World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help...

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Palestinians protesting U.S Jerusalem move clash with Israeli troops

GAZA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Friday in what they said was a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Merkel wants to seal coalition deal with SPD swiftly: source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to conclude negotiations with the Social Democrats (SPD) on forming a coalition government by mid-February, a source in her conservative party said on Friday.

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's candid views of coronation and royal jewels

LONDON (Reuters) - Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how...

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar to go up for auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from British military leader Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar is to be auctioned in London later...

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Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank

GAZA (Reuters) - Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Thursday in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources and witnesses said.

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in...

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese...

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Palestinians in East Jerusalem cherish horses as family

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family.

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In digital age, circus maintains flesh-and-blood appeal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's international circus festival shows audiences are still captivated by the emotion of a live performance, Charlie Chaplin's son Eugene, who heads the jury, said.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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Israeli dead in suspected West Bank Palestinian shooting attack

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A suspected Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli motorist in a shooting in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli military and medical officials said.

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Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society - archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru's desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations...

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Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Mr. Shani’s whole roasted cauliflower will be on offer at a branch of Miznon, his global group of casual restaurants, when it opens at Chelsea Market this month.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Jerusalem, Golden Globes: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Goerges humbles Wozniacki to seal Auckland title

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - World number 14 Julia Goerges won her third successive tournament as she blasted her way to a 6-4 7-6(4) victory over Caroline Wozniacki to seal the Auckland Classic title on Sunday.

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Ski jumping: Stoch seals Four Hills title with record-equaling win

(Reuters) - Holder Kamil Stoch became the second man to win all four legs of the Four Hills competition as he retained the title with victory at Bischofshofen on Saturday.

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

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Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move

While Egypt denounced President Trump’s decision, an Egyptian intelligence officer coached talk show hosts to persuade their listeners to accept it.

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Dog guards body of dead owner for weeks over Christmas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A dog has been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 85

Mr. Appelfeld made the plight of Jews during World War II his great subject, yet he told his stories obliquely, from a seemingly naïve viewpoint.

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'Hands off our Irn Bru': Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - It's known as Scotland's second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage...

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Israeli military to probe death of disabled Palestinian in Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Thursday it would further investigate the death of a wheechair-bound Palestinian who was killed in clashes over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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No winners in U.S. Powerball jackpot worth $460 million

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday worth an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game's history, the lottery website said.

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Nikki Haley hosts reception for countries that backed US on Jerusalem resolution

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve...

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Israeli death penalty advocates win preliminary vote in parliament

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for legislation that would make it easier for a court to impose a death sentence on assailants convicted of murder in attacks classified as terrorism.

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Mobileye deal boosts Israeli high-tech exits to $23 billion in 2017

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech acquisitions and initial public offering activity soared to $23 billion in 2017 from $10 billion in 2016 due to the $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye by Intel Corp , data published on Wednesday showed.

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No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

(Reuters) - A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday's grand...

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Mobileye deal boosts Israeli high-tech exits to $23 bln in 2017

TEL AVIV, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israeli high-tech acquisitions and initial public offering activity soared to $23 billion in 2017 from $10 billion in 2016 due to the $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye by Intel Corp, data published on Wednesday showed.

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Netanyahu Allies Rethink Remapping of Jerusalem

As lawmakers threw up obstacles to a two-state solution, they dropped an idea to make it easier to redraw the Jerusalem map to exclude Palestinians.

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Trump threatens aid to Palestinians and appears to contradict himself on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump raised the prospect Tuesday of cutting off aid to the Palestinian territories unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume negotiations to broker a peace deal with Israel.

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Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify "a moment of change" that accelerates the...

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Palestinian teen charged with slapping Israeli soldier

Israeli military prosecutors have charged a Palestinian teenager with assault and 4 other charges on Monday after she was seen on video slapping an Israeli soldier. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

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Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament passed an amendment on Tuesday that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood.

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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

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Emboldened Israeli Right Presses Moves to Doom 2-State Solution

After President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party has seized momentum to strengthen Israel’s rule of the West Bank.

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Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

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In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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Likud party calls for de-facto annexation of Israeli settlements

LOD, Israel (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party unanimously urged legislators in a non-binding resolution on Sunday to effectively annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that Palestinians want for a future state.

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

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Israeli pipeline, once a link to Iran, will remain a mystery

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An oil pipeline company established decades ago by Israel and Iran, and a new Israeli company that is meant to replace it, can continue to operate secretly, an Israeli parliamentary committee ruled on Sunday.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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Battle Royale Over Rightful Heir to Israeli Self-Defense Discipline

Krav Maga, which extols eye gouging and groin kicking, is a mainstay of military training and increasingly popular with civilians. Now, its founder’s disciples are sparring over who is the real grandmaster.

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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

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Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier to face charges - army

OFER PRISON, West Bank (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped an Israeli officer two weeks ago will face assault charges in an Israeli military court, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Israeli minister turns to prayer to help relieve drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - With technology coming up short, Israel's agriculture minister sought an unconventional solution on Thursday to end the country's water shortage - rallying a few thousand worshippers at Jerusalem's Western Wall to pray for rain.

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Airbus seals $5.4 billion AerCap order for 50 A320neo planes

PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus sealed on Thursday a formal order from AerCap for 50 Airbus A320neo planes, in a deal worth an estimated $5.4 billion at list prices.

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-meter tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

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Israeli Minister Wants to Name a Jerusalem Train Station for Trump

The proposed station would deposit tourists in the Old City, a few hundred yards from the Temple Mount.

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Health Care, Barack Obama, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Irish coastal village hosts annual beach horse races

BALLYHEIGUE, Ireland (Reuters) - On a rugged stretch of beach in Ireland's southwest, the residents of Ballyheigue braved the wild winds from the Atlantic coast on Wednesday for the annual Christmas...

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-metre tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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Checkmate: Israelis not granted visas for Saudi chess tournament

Chess tournaments, for better or worse, don't usually command international headlines.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Pope Francis, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Israel orders deportation of two Turks after Jerusalem arrests

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has ordered the deportation of two of three Turks who were briefly arrested during Palestinian demonstrations last week after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

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'God bless you', Netanyahu tells Guatemalan president over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales with a "God bless you" on Monday over his decision to move the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem.

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Israel praises Guatemala over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales drew praise from Israeli officials on Monday for deciding to relocate the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem, a move in step with U.S. policy in a dispute over the city's status.

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Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem, Following Trump’s Lead

The nation is the first to follow President Trump in deciding to change the site of its embassy from Tel Aviv.

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Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, president says

Guatemala plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on his official Facebook account on Sunday.

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Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Sunday he had given instructions to move the Central American country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a few days after his government backed the United States in a row over the city's status.

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From Jerusalem, Netanyahu offers Christians personal tours of Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to play tour guide to Christian pilgrims on Sunday in a message relayed from Jerusalem, whose recognition as Israel's capital by U.S. President Donald Trump has split global Christian opinion.

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In 'China's Jerusalem', Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) - When authorities in China's southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

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Israel frees three Turks arrested amid Jerusalem unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court on Saturday freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims, a police spokesman said.

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Israel says arrested three Turks in Jerusalem amid unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have arrested three Turkish tourists in Jerusalem over an incident that followed Muslim prayers at a flashpoint holy site, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

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Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh - if he's careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as he doesn't try to deliver too many presents in one go.

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Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through.

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Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from...

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Israeli PM: Others may follow US lead on Jerusalem decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "several countries" are considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel.

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Two Palestinians killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians on Friday, a Gaza health official said, as protests intensified against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Behold the Christmas story - in a limestone cave

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable in Bethlehem, but its traditional living nativity is getting more...

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Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

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Palestinian killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians launched more anti-U.S. protests on Friday, and at least one demonstrator was killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the U.N. General Assembly rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Jerusalem, Dick Enberg, ‘Jumanji’: Your Friday Briefing

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Europe Edition: Catalonia, Jerusalem, Christmas: Your Friday Briefing

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Congress, Jerusalem, Facebook: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, South Korea, Melbourne: Your Friday Briefing

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Defying Trump, over 120 countries at U.N. condemn Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 120 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem

The vote amounted to a collective act of defiance toward the Trump administration at the United Nations, the world’s biggest diplomatic stage.

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Defying Trump, countries vote in favor of U.N. Jerusalem resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Despite US threat, UN votes overwhelmingly to criticize Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a direct threat to the UN General Assembly saying that the US will think twice about funding the world body if it votes to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Over 100 countries defy Trump, vote for Jerusalem U.N. resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Jerusalem 'Santa' offers free Christmas trees to residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little by offering free Christmas trees to residents of a city at the...

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Erdogan says U.S. can't buy Turkish support on Jerusalem

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told the United States on Thursday it could not buy Turkey's support in a vote at the United Nations on Jerusalem, and said he hoped the world would teach Washington a lesson.

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Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a "house of lies" ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' ahead of Jerusalem vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a "house of lies" ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Looks for Omens in Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem

The host of “Full Frontal” said, “Of course Armageddon is the one thing that Trump happens to get done with absolute precision.”

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Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi's gifts to Jesus

ALMOG, West Bank (Reuters) - The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic...

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Which countries are most vulnerable to US pressure over UN Jerusalem vote?

The US faces an embarrassing loss in the United Nations General Assembly Thursday despite comments by President Donald Trump suggesting countries that vote against the US could face repercussions.

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Australia finds wreck of first Allied submarine to sink in World War One

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has discovered the wreck of its first submarine off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities said on Thursday, resolving one of the country's oldest naval mysteries...

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Haley's vow to 'take names' on Jerusalem vote called 'a bizarrely stupid tactic'

A Thursday vote at the UN could be as much about President Donald Trump as it is about his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Republican Party, Jerusalem, Uber: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Nikki Haley: The US is 'taking names' on Jerusalem resolution

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warns the US will be "taking names" of the countries that vote in favor of a resolution that condemns the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Champagne? It's all in the taste, says top Europe court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court dashed brand-jealous champagne producers' hopes on Wednesday with a ruling that a sorbet sold by German discounter Aldi Sud could be labelled with the word...

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Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Retiro park: Madrid's green lung

MADRID (Reuters) - On a cold winter morning, Madrid's Retiro park is filled with joggers and dog walkers enjoying the fresh air and manicured flowerbeds of one of the city's most visited attractions.

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Two Kosovo men plea guilty of plotting to attack Israeli soccer team

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Two Kosovo men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team last year.

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A cross to bare: tattoos and tradition in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A small shop in the heart of Jerusalem's walled Old City offers Christian pilgrims indelible memories of their visit to the holy city: tattoos with religious designs unchanged for centuries.

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London cafe unveils the 'selfieccino' - self portraits in froth

LONDON (Reuters) - A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.

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Romans decry 'Mangy', city's threadbare Christmas tree, as symbol of decline

ROME (Reuters) - Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol, which speaks instead of branches, lovely and steadfast.

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'White gold' on deck of French trawler signals bumper haul of scallops

OFF THE COAST OF NORMANDY, France (Reuters) - On the trawler Thierisa the mood was festive. It was the first day of the scallop season and the deck already groaned with the "white gold" of a bumper...

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After U.S. veto, U.N. General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will take Jerusalem resolution to U.N. General Assembly

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will take the resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its declaration of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital to the United Nations General Assembly, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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Pope, Jordan's King Abdullah, discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday discussed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that both say is dangerous to Middle East peace.

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Indonesia labels calls for U.S. boycott over Jerusalem move 'misguided'

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's vice president said on Tuesday that calls for a boycott of U.S. goods over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were misguided - not least because of the country's reliance on U.S. technology.

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Pope puts Polish Cold War Cardinal Wyszynski on path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has put the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a towering figure of Polish religious freedom who was persecuted by communist authorities during the Cold...

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Lucky lottery winners get first peek at Japan's baby panda

TOKYO (Reuters) - The lucky winners of a Japanese lottery got their first live glimpse of baby panda Xiang Xiang on Tuesday, but others had to settle for watching the six-month-old cub and her mum on...

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Israeli challenges German court ruling on Kuwait air travel ban

BERLIN (Reuters) - An Israeli man appealed on Monday against a German court's ruling upholding Kuwait Airways' right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered sharp criticism from German officials and Jewish groups.

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U.S. vetoes U.N. call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.

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Israel believes U.S. will veto U.N. resolution on Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel said it believes its longtime ally the United States will veto a United Nations Security Council on Monday that would call on U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Jerusalem at Center of Diplomatic Face-Off at U.N. Security Council

Almost two weeks after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Egypt drafted a resolution reiterating that the city’s status is to be resolved by Israel and the Palestinians.

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UPDATE 1-Union says workers at Israeli drugs firm Teva to strike on Tuesday

* Protests halt operation at several Teva plants (Adds labour action on Tuesday, finance minister comment)

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Trump's Jerusalem decision roils Pence's Middle East trip

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Palestinians may seek U.N. Assembly support if U.S. vetoes Jerusalem resolution: envoy

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Palestinian leadership may turn to the U.N. General Assembly if Washington vetoes a draft U.N. Security Council resolution to reaffirm Jerusalem's status as unresolved, after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize it as Israel's capital.

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India's muted response to Trump's Jerusalem move stokes Arab unease

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A dozen Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, diplomatic sources said, after New Delhi's muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause.

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Japan panda cub meets media before public debut

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of China's ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week's public debut of Japan's popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old...

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Season's micro-greetings: Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp.

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Fifty Chinese couples marry in mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in the island's Buddhist traditions, as the island aims to woo...

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U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution that would insist decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded, diplomats said on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.

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Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine.

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Erdogan says Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine.

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Blade running Thai dog gets new lease of life

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai dog which had its legs hacked off for chewing a pair of shoes is running free again after being fitted with the type of blades used by paralympic runners.

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Tens of thousands of Indonesians rally over Trump's Jerusalem stance

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia's capital to a square in Jakarta on Sunday to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other...

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U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.

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Editorial: Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

The president is showing how to take a vexing problem and make it harder.

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Pence trip to Middle East overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will underscore the U.S. partnership with Israel during a trip to the Middle East next week while seeking to shore up U.S. relations with the Arab world after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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Israeli troops kill three Palestinians, wound scores in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 150 others on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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Four dead, hundreds wounded as protests over Jerusalem hit second week

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in the West Bank and Gaza during clashes between Israeli troops and protesters opposed to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Israeli troops wound more than 40 Palestinians in protests over U.S. Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded more than 40 Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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Erdogan says Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at U.N.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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Erdogan says Turkey starting initiatives at U.N. to annul U.S. decision on Jerusalem

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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Santa traffic cop sleighs it with Manila dance routine

MANILA (Reuters) - Directing motorists at busy intersections in Manila isn't the easiest job, but traffic cop Ramiro Hinojas makes it fun by adding dance to his beat.

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Families of dementia patients see positive effect of social robot seal

(Reuters Health) - Paro, a robotic baby harp seal, seems to improve dementia patients’ mood and increase opportunities for communication with family members, according to a small study.

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Hamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts.

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‘Not a Day Goes by That I Don’t Think About Jerusalem’

Almost 600 readers wrote to us about what Jerusalem, or Al Quds, means to them.

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Decorated kayaks light up Copenhagen canals on Saint Lucia's Day

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A flotilla of kayaks decked in lights and Christmas decorations floated through the canals of central Copenhagen on Wednesday evening to celebrate Saint Lucia's Day.

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Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year.

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Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest.

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Swiss church bells ring out after dark as court upholds nighttime chiming

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss church can let its bells ring out in celebration after the country's highest court overturned a restriction on its peeling chimes demanded by a local couple.

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Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision shows lack of respect for Palestinian nation: Iran's Rouhani

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.

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Turkey says world must recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim nations must press the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Turkey said on Wednesday as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital.

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Turkey says world must recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey appealed on Wednesday for the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

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Tillerson Says Embassy in Jerusalem Is at Least Three Years Away

On Tuesday, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the future of the embassy in a speech at the State Department and then took questions from department employees.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Roy Moore, New York City, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Briefing

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'We are one': Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

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Two dead in Gaza blast, Israeli military denies it carried out an attack

GAZA (Reuters) - Two Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants riding on a motorcycle in Gaza were killed in an explosion on Tuesday, health officials said. Israel's military denied accounts by local residents that they were killed in an air strike.

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Turkey chides Arabs for 'weak' reaction ahead of Jerusalem summit

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying on the eve of Wednesday's Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washington.

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New York City, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

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E.U. Leaders Reject Netanyahu on Jerusalem Recognition

After President Trump’s decision about the Israeli capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried, and failed, to get a similar endorsement from Brussels.