Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency

Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agencyIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, arguing the body perpetuates the problem instead of solving it. “The US has done a very important thing by halting the financing for the refugee perpetuation agency known as UNRWA,” Netanyahu said while visiting a school for the start of the academic year. The United States announced Friday it was ending funding to UNRWA, or the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees.


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Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling supportBefore a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, “At a time of great political pressure against Taiwan’s international space, you have spoken for the rights and obligations of Taiwan as a member of the international community.” Belize is one of 18 countries that still recognize Taiwan. Belize receives financial aid from Taiwan for scholarships, agriculture and healthcare.


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After berating his British hosts, Trump lauds Theresa May in bid to ease tensions

  1. After berating his British hosts, Trump lauds Theresa May in bid to ease tensions  Washington Post
  2. Trump’s in the UK: Pomp, Protests and a Bombshell Interview  New York Times
  3. Trump and May don’t address searing interview ahead of meetings  CNN
  4. Nappy pin securely in place, Trump baby blimp takes to the skies  The Guardian
  5. James Ball Trump’s UK visit sparked protests because he’s anti-British, not because we are anti-American  NBCNews.com
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Israel PM lauds US law to curb Palestinian aid

  1. Israel PM lauds US law to curb Palestinian aid  Washington Post
  2. Consider the monger: 10 things to know for March 25  The Times of Israel
  3. Nightmare Avoided: Did Israel’s Air Force Stop Syria from Getting Nuclear Weapons?  The National Interest Online (blog)
  4. Three Years After Palestinian Teen’s Murder, A Father Vows To Continue His Fight For Justice  Newsweek
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Historic meeting lauds lifetime power for Xi

Historic meeting lauds lifetime power for XiThousands of Chinese legislators erupted into enthusiastic applause on Monday over plans to give President Xi Jinping a lifetime mandate to mould the Asian giant into a global superpower. China’s rubber-stamp parliament met in the imposing Great Hall of the People for an annual session that will make Xi the most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, concentrating the growing might of the military, economy and state in the hands of one man. As Xi looked on from a stage dominated by mostly male party leaders in dark suits, a constitutional amendment to scrap the two-term limit for the presidency was read out to the chamber, prompting fervent applause.


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