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U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

“We’re reaching out to official donors, obviously, but also to the Arab world, to untraditional donors in emerging markets and to individuals, in the hope that we can rapidly upscale the amounts they give to us,” said Chris Gunness, the agency’s chief spokesman. The Trump administration’s move, which added to …

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‘That’s no’: Donald Trump denies relocating U.S. embassy to Jerusalem within a year – National

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump denied that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then. Reversing decades of U.S. policy, Trump in early December recognized …

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Australian PM in Japan to Boost Military, Economic Ties

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled to Japan Thursday on a mission to boost defense ties amid China’s aggressive maritime expansion and North Korea’s escalating nuclear weapons program. Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, toured a military training base outside Tokyo at the start of the Australian leader’s one-day …

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South Korea’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team May Include North Korean Players

As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in early February, some South Korean athletes are pushing back against government efforts to showcase inter-Korean unity between North and South by fielding unified teams. South Korea’s women’s ice hockey team is the first to be singled …

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