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large new blackouts strike venezuelas capital provinces
“Large new blackouts strike #Venezuela’s capital, provinces” https://t.co/UhNcyocO9z
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s king abdullah ii cancels visit to to protest pm s support for recognizing as s capital
"#Jordan's King Abdullah II cancels visit to #Romania to protest PM's support for recognizing #Jerusalem as #Israel's capital"
https://t.co/KbMxiAUCRa
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jerusalem ap sirens wail across southern israel as gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike
JERUSALEM (AP) — Sirens wail across southern #Israel as #Gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike on Hamas chief's office.
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israel hits targets across gaza after rocket attack
"#Israel hits targets across #Gaza after rocket attack"
https://t.co/WHkeSmJJ5b
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uk s may parliament support too low for 3rd brexit vote
"#UK's May: Parliament support too low for 3rd #Brexit vote" https://t.co/7VepremoHa
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paris ap china signs deal to buy 300 aircraft from european plane maker airbus during chinese leader s visit t
PARIS (AP) — #China signs deal to buy 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus during Chinese leader's visit to #France.
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gaza city gaza strip ap israel airstrike flattens multi story building in gazacity military says it was a secr
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — #Israel airstrike flattens multi-story building in #GazaCity, military says it was a secret Hamas headquarters.
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damascus syria ap says trump s recognition of s sovereignty over makes washington the main enemy of arabs
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — #Syria says Trump's recognition of #Israel's sovereignty over #GolanHeights makes Washington 'the main enemy' of Arabs .
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washington ap trump signs proclamation formally recognizing israel s sovereignty over golanheights reversing d
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump signs proclamation formally recognizing #Israel's sovereignty over #GolanHeights, reversing decades of #US policy.
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us cautions russia over military mission in venezuela
"#US cautions #Russia over military mission in #Venezuela"
https://t.co/UhNcyocO9z

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this is quite something from a former prime minister of belgium
This is quite something from a former prime minister of #Belgium:
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countries so far where embassies have warned of possible violent protests over decision afghanistan austria ba
Countries (so far) where #US embassies have warned of possible violent protests over #Jerusalem decision:
Afghanistan
Austria
Bangladesh
Belarus
Britain
Croatia
Egypt
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Lithuania
Morocco
Norway
Pakistan
Portugal
Spain
Syria
Turkey
Venezuela
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this is factually incorrect decision to move embassy was made in 2008 and grosvenor square site had numerous u
This is factually incorrect. Decision to move embassy was made in 2008. And, Grosvenor Square site had numerous uncorrectable security issues. https://t.co/7RUPcHwsI9
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the last time i can remember this many embassies issuing identical security alerts about possible violent prot
The last time I can remember this many #US embassies issuing identical security alerts about possible violent protests over a presidential policy decision was in March 2003 at the start of the Iraq war.
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i m so old i remember when the george w bush administration appointed a special envoy to speed up iraqi refuge
I'm so old, I remember when the George W. Bush administration appointed a special envoy to speed up Iraqi refugee admissions to the US.
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this is not true and people repeating it are making it more difficult to address very real issues
This is not true and people repeating it are making it more difficult to address very real issues.
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washington ap the trump administration has decided to cut more than 200 million in bilateral assistance to the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral #US assistance to the #Palestinians, following a review of the funding for the West Bank and Gaza.
The notified Congress of the decision Friday afternoon.
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one part of what makes america great is everyone s right to stand sit kneel sing not sing put hand over heart
One part of what makes America great is everyone's right to stand, sit, kneel, sing, not sing, put hand over heart, not put hand over heart, salute, not salute during the national anthem.
I've been in countries where it isn't. No one, right or left, should want to go there.
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people who have never experienced teargas should keep their traps shut about the experience of being teargasse
People who have never experienced teargas should keep their traps shut about the experience of being teargassed.
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washington ap officials white house fires top tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state s
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state's dismissal.
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