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UAE denies Houthis have fired missile at nuclear reactor

A Houthi rebel uses his cell phone to film as his comrades and their supporters watch on a big screen a live speech given by leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on 30 November 2017 (AFP) The United Arab Emirates on Sunday denied a report that Yemen's Houthi group had fired a missile towards a
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After protests, Netanyahu calls for change to draft bill restricting police powers

Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, Israel December 2, 2017 (AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for changes to a controversial draft bill on police investigations so it does not apply to criminal probes involving him, according to a statement released on Sunday. It comes after tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated
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Iran opens $1bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (centre) inaugurating the first phase of Chabahar (Shahid Beheshti) Port on the southern Iranian coastal city of Chabaharon on 3 December 2017 (Handout: Iranian Presidency/AFP) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday presided over the opening of a $1bn extension to Iran's southeastern Chabahar port, which Tehran hopes will become a
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Ahmed Shafiq whereabouts unknown after he is ‘deported to Cairo’

Shafiq was a former air force chief and government minister under Hosni Mubarak (Reuters) The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday they have lost contact with him since they say he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo days after announcing his intention to run for president next year. Shafiq, a former air force chief and
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In defense of Christian Lindner

BERLIN — This week, top officials from Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union and the Greens finally found something they could agree on wholeheartedly. They condemned Christian Lindner, leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), for pulling out of coalition talks with them and allegedly throwing
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The beginning of the end of Angela Merkel

Germany without a government? That’s like Britain without pints and pounds — unimaginable. While Italy has seen its 65th government since World War II, Germany, this rock of the ages, has had only eight chancellors in almost seven decades. It usually takes four to six weeks from election day to work out a coalition deal. Not this year. After seven weeks of “exploratory
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Britain to Brussels: I wish I knew how to quit EU

It seems ironic that, after years of acting like a man afraid of commitment and unfortunately shackled to a clingy girlfriend, the U.K. is now obsessing over Brexit in a way Brussels isn’t. As an EU migrant, working around Westminster these days feels like being stranded inside someone’s existential crisis. Theresa May might well be remembered as one of the unluckiest
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Brussels: ‘Everybody in power, no one in charge’

For the second time in less than a week, Brussels police were confronted by spontaneous outbursts of violence involving local youths. The amateurism and the clumsiness of the political response that followed is telling of the pitfalls of Brussels politics. Social problems that have gone unaddressed for years have finally erupted — and the city is ill-equipped to deal with
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Caroline’s double-double leads Nevada past UC Irvine 76-65 (Dec 02, 2017)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Jordan Caroline poured in 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out four assists to help Nevada remain unbeaten with a 76-65 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday night. Kendall Stephens hit 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc and scored 17, Caleb Martin added 15 points and twin brother Cody Martin scored 11 for the Wolf Pack (8-0), who have won six
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Playoff Takeaways: OK, committee, Alabama or Ohio State?

There are plenty of reasons to leave Ohio State and Alabama out of the College Football Playoff. But the rules say the selection committee has to pick four teams so one of them is most certainly getting in. In the fourth year of the playoff, the selection committee faces its toughest choice yet. A real controversy, one with no particularly good answer. The committee