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Netanyahu’s theatricshelp push Trump towards Iran deal withdrawal

The White House seized on Netanyahus dubious show-and-tell despite opposition from European allies desperate to keep the JCPOA afloat If the reports are true, it was the heist of the century. Israeli spies are said to have broken into a secret Tehran warehouse in January, stolen a half-tonne of documents and somehow spirited them back to …

Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

Israeli PM claims new and conclusive proof shows Iran hid nuclear weapons, though evidence had been seen by UN watchdog The New York Times reported that Mossad had broken into a warehouse in January and smuggled them to Israel the same night. The report did not say how such a large amount of documentation was transported …

Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump for defamation

At issue is Trumps dismissal of a composite sketch that Daniels says depicts a man who threatened her to keep quiet over alleged affair The adult film actor who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation. Stormy Daniels filed the complaint in federal court in …

First person convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law

Danish national wrongly accused police of slow response after Palestinian lecturer was killed A Malaysian court has convicted a Danish citizen over inaccurate criticism of police on social media, the first person to be prosecuted under Palestinian lecturer Fadi al-Batsh was shot dead by two men on 21 April. Police have yet to identify the suspects, …

Taj Mahal ‘at risk of being privatised’ under new heritage adoption scheme

Indias Modi government has made a controversial decision to contract out its most famous sites for million-dollar fees Heritage activists have accused the Indian government of trying to privatise historic relics such as the Taj Mahal after it launched a controversial scheme allowing companies to adopt dozens of monuments. Opposition politicians accused prime minister Narendra Modis …

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey dies aged 70

Harvey died in San Francisco after suffering stroke on 4 April and the festival in Nevada desert he co-created attracts 70,000 annually Larry Harvey, a co-founder of the Burning Man festival, has died. He was 70. The Burning Man Project chief executive, Marian Goodell, said Harvey died on Saturday morning at a hospital in San Francisco. …

Merkels antisemitism envoy not surprised Jews want to leave Germany

Felix Kleins comments come after music award is given to bestselling rap album that makes light of Holocaust A newly appointed special envoy tasked by the German government with tackling different type of antisemitism, which some of the million-plus refugees from Muslim countries had brought to Germany since the summer of 2015. German rappers Farid Bang, …

Life on Mars? Scientists close to solving mystery of the red planet

Mission to find source of methane detected in atmosphere may have an answer in months, researchers believe Scientists have begun an experiment aimed at solving one of astronomys most intriguing puzzles: the great Martian methane mystery. In the next few months they hope to determine whether tantalising whiffs of the gas that have been detected on …
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