Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza
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Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group’s most hard-line figures in charge of its core power base. The appointment of Yehiya Sinwar, who was freed by Israel … Continue reading

Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest
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Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest

PRAGUE (AP) — So where should the next impenetrable razor-wire border fence in Europe be built? Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban thinks he knows the best place — on Macedonia’s and Bulgaria’s borders with Greece — smack along the main immigration route from the Middle East to Western Europe. He says it’s necessary because … Continue reading

A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years
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A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s move to label goods produced in Israeli settlements is the latest expression of international disapproval of one of the country’s most controversial policies. The Palestinians view Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a major obstacle to reaching any two-state solution, saying they carve up lands expected to … Continue reading

Moldovan Parliament dismisses govt, bringing instability
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Moldovan Parliament dismisses govt, bringing instability

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The Moldovan government lost a no-confidence vote Thursday and was dismissed by Parliament, plunging the impoverished East European country into uncertainty. Sixty-five lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature voted against the government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet, who was appointed July 30. Parliament now has three months to approve a new government … Continue reading

Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas
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Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament’s session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government’s recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country’s Serb-majority areas greater powers. The opposition wants the government to backtrack from the deal, saying it endangers Kosovo’s territorial integrity. The governing coalition says the … Continue reading