Israeli elections: Arab parties back Gantz to oust Netanyahu

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benny Gantz, a former army chief, is incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival Israeli-Arab lawmakers have recommended that the former army chief Benny Gantz should become prime minister. Last week’s election put the incumbent leader Benjamin Netanyahu neck and neck with Mr Gantz, and the two are now vying
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holds a news conference to discuss immigration legislation and the U.S.-Mexico border on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that he would like to get
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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks after a meeting of the Russian-French Security Cooperation Council in Moscow, Russia, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov NEW YORK (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday his main aim at this week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between the
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BRAMPTON, Ontario (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went on the offensive on Sunday, promising to cut middle-class taxes and slash cellphone costs if re-elected after polls showed he took a significant hit when photos emerged last week of him in blackface. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an election campaign
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LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom Supreme Court will not rule on Monday morning on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament but will update on timings later on Monday, a court spokeswoman said on Sunday. “The hand-down for the following cases: R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent), Cherry
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Batman fans around the world have marked the 80th birthday of the “Caped Crusader”. Many dressed up as the DC Comics superhero for the occasion and took part in activities such as fun runs. The first Batman comic book was published in 1939 in New York. Source link

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Global aviation leaders will be under pressure to deepen efforts to tackle airline emissions as they gather this week under the shadow of protests led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is seen grounded at a storage area in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Arab-dominated Joint List party moved on Sunday to back the center-left bloc of Benny Gantz, who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing alliance, to form a new government. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks as he meet members of the Likud Party as he began talks with political parties over who
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japan’s new environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, pledged on Sunday to mobilize young people to push his coal-dependent country toward a low-carbon future by making the fight against climate change “sexy” and “fun.” FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in
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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania’s president said on Sunday people held on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and other financial crimes should be freed if they confess and return the cash. John Magufuli said it was only a recommendation – and it was not immediately clear what impact his words would have on
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