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Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis

Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 IsraelisJERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman got out of a car and opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, killing two Israeli soldiers before speeding away, the Israeli military said.



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The Latest: Palestinian president condemns West Bank attack

The Latest: Palestinian president condemns West Bank attackJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):



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Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations – sources

Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations - sourcesChinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer was arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to people familiar with the probe. The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. More recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran, the people said.



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Barack Obama 'Crashes' Chicago Food Bank To Help Out For Thanksgiving

Barack Obama 'Crashes' Chicago Food Bank To Help Out For ThanksgivingFormer President Barack Obama lent a helping hand at a food bank in Chicago on



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After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings

After Airbnb, <a href=Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” align=”left” title=”After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” border=”0″ >Rights activists on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, even as Israel called the move “disgusting” and threatened legal action. Airbnb said Monday it will remove such listings, just ahead of the release of a Human Rights Watch report criticising the inclusion of settlements. Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company, while Palestinian officials welcomed it.



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After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings

After Airbnb, <a href=Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” align=”left” title=”After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” border=”0″ >Rights activists on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, even as Israel called the move “disgusting” and threatened legal action. Airbnb said Monday it will remove such listings, just ahead of the release of a Human Rights Watch report criticising the inclusion of settlements. Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company, while Palestinian officials welcomed it.



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Swiss bank UBS says 'business as usual' in China

Swiss bank UBS says 'business as usual' in ChinaSwiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday it was “business as usual” in China following reports that the company restricted travel there as an employee had to delay her return home after being asked to meet with authorities. The wealth manager, who focuses on China, delayed her return from Beijing to Singapore last week after she was asked to meet with local officials on an unknown matter, Bloomberg News reported, citing a personal familiar with the issue. The incident prompted UBS to warn its staff that travel to China would require extra approval by management, but the bank had now lifted the restriction, a source told AFP.



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Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeks

Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeksThe decision was announced after a meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet. Israel, which has long sought to clear the Arab nomads from tracts of land between the Jewish settlements of Maale Adumim and Kfar Adumim, has said the hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar was built without the required permits. Palestinians, who lost an Israeli Supreme Court appeal against the evacuation, say such documents are impossible to obtain.



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Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village

Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin villageIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents. Its residents, backed by foreign activists who have gathered at the site, have been waiting for bulldozers to move in at any time after an Oct. 1 deadline from Israel for the villagers to demolish their own homes expired.



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Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwingA Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the car she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday. Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the passenger who died as 48-year-old mother of eight, Aisha Mohammed Rabi. Palestinian witnesses and security sources cited by the news agency said the stones were thrown by Israeli settlers.



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