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Final Israeli election results boost Netanyahu's lead

Final Israeli election results boost Netanyahu's leadJERUSALEM (AP) — A final count of election ballots on Thursday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party an additional seat in parliament, making it the largest faction in the Knesset and punctuating the Israeli leader's victory.



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Netanyahu Tweets Clip of 2011 Obama Slapdown to Boost Campaign

Netanyahu Tweets Clip of 2011 Obama Slapdown to Boost CampaignA video clip he tweeted on Thursday shows him lecturing then-President Obama at the White House on why the lines before the 1967 Middle East war couldn’t be a baseline for a future agreement with the Palestinians, as the U.S. leader had just proposed.



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The Mueller report is a massive win for Trump and a huge boost to his chances of re-election

The Mueller report is a massive win for Trump and a huge boost to his chances of re-electionMueller did not say definitively that Trump did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, or that he did not try to interfere with investigations into such accusations. It was attorney general Bill Barr and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who decided the president’s actions did not constitute a crime.



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Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay

Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher PayThe California senator will tell the Texas Southern University College Democrats in Houston that she’d seek to fully close the pay gap for public school teachers in her first term as president, according to a campaign aide who wasn’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Harris’s campaign cited a study by the progressive-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that elementary, middle, and secondary public school teachers earn 11.1 percent less than similar college graduates, even after accounting for benefits, according to 2017 data. The candidate’s call comes amid a flurry of policy ideas from a large Democratic presidential field aimed at mitigating rising inequality and expanding the safety net.



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Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to Baghdad

Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Baghdad on Monday, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war against and later backed in the battle with the Islamic State group.



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Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April vote

Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April voteIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered an agreement Wednesday aimed at uniting ultra-right parties ahead of April elections, prompting accusations he was pandering to extremists. Netanyahu pushed for the deal to try to boost the number of seats held by right-wing parties after the April 9 elections, with an eye on his next coalition government should he win as expected. The agreement would see three parties on the far right run on a single electoral list instead of running separately: Jewish Home, National Union and Jewish Power.



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Trump Says His Pressure for NATO Spending Boost Is Paying Off

Trump Says His Pressure for NATO Spending Boost Is Paying OffTrump commented on Twitter within minutes after Jens Stoltenberg, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s secretary-general, said on Fox News Sunday that NATO allies will add $ 100 billion in military outlays by the end of next year. “We see that the clear message from President Trump is having an impact,” Stoltenberg said. “NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear and now NATO allies are stepping up.



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Nissan Leaf electric car gets longer range: 40% boost to battery power for Leaf e+

Nissan Leaf electric car gets longer range: 40% boost to battery power for Leaf e+Nissan is set to offer a long-range version of the Leaf in a long-awaited move that places it in competition with the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt.



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Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's FortunesIf maintaining pressure on Iran was his aim, President Trump has just shot himself in the foot, writes analyst Lina Khatib



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UAE reopens Syria embassy in boost for Assad

UAE reopens Syria embassy in boost for AssadDAMASCUS/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus on Thursday, marking a diplomatic boost for President Bashar al-Assad from a U.S.-allied Arab state that once backed rebels fighting him. The UAE said the move aimed to normalize ties and to curb risks of regional interference in “Arab, Syrian affairs” – an apparent reference to non-Arab Iran, whose support for Assad has been critical to his war effort. “The UAE decision … came after a conviction that the next stage requires the Arab presence and communication in the Syrian file,” tweeted Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs.



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