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Rising star of Israeli right targets breakthrough

Rising star of Israeli right targets breakthroughOn a Saturday night, after sundown marked the end of the Jewish Sabbath, rising political star Ayelet Shaked shook hands, posed for selfies and downed shots of arak as she toured Jerusalem bars. The head of the newly minted "Yamina" (Rightward) hard-right alliance does not mask her intentions: She wants one day to succeed her former boss Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. To further that aim and perhaps to soften her image, she recently took to the alleyways of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a hub of nightlife after the produce stalls close for the day.



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Truce in US-China trade war as 2 rivals seek breakthrough

Truce in US-China trade war as 2 rivals seek breakthroughPresident Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations' yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while negotiations continue. "We're going to work with China where we left off," Trump said after a lengthy meeting with Xi while the leaders attended the Group of 20 summit in Osaka.



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On Venezuela, quiet talks and opposition unity yield breakthrough

On Venezuela, quiet talks and opposition unity yield breakthroughWhen Juan Guaido declared himself to be Venezuela’s acting president, governments around the Americas were ready. Within minutes, US President Donald Trump recognized him as did the leaders of Canada and major Latin American powers. The dramatic turn against Nicolas Maduro’s leftist regime culminated quickly, but it came after weeks of behind-the-scenes diplomacy including a hushed meeting in Washington with Guaido amid growing alarm as Venezuelans fled their crumbling economy in droves.



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Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes

Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopesStock markets across the globe powered higher Friday, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in efforts to defuse a US-China trade war.



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Dutch design breakthrough fast tracks oceans clean-up plan

Dutch design breakthrough fast tracks oceans clean-up planA Dutch engineer aiming to clean up vast ocean “garbage patches” of plastic Thursday unveiled a radical design breakthrough, enabling his ambitious project to start two years early. Boyan Slat’s innovative scheme seeks to use ocean currents to help gather up an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic — everything from bottles, to plastic bags, flip-flops and other detritus — from the planet’s waters. Defying past gloomy predictions by top experts who said nothing could be done, Slat now believes by 2050 the whole patch could be cleared.



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Breakthrough for paraplegics in regained mobility: study

Virtual learning to walk for a paralyzed patient, August 12, 2016.Patients long paralysed from spinal cord injuries showed unprecedented gains in mobility and feeling — and in some cases a renewed sex life — through virtual-reality training and the use of brain-controlled robotics, scientists said Thursday. Initially, when they were asked to imagine walking while immersed in a digital 3D world, the parts of the brain associated with motor control of the legs failed to light up.



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Major Breakthrough in HIV Research: Study Published Today Online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine Identifies Population of Cells Serving as the Major Reservoir for HIV

A study published today online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine has identified the population of CD4 T cells serving as the major reservoir for HIV infected cells and as the primary cell site for HIV replication and production in infected patients.
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