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Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official says

Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official saysPalestinian leaders are vowing to snub the White House following President Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.



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The Dictator Whose Hunger For Power Helped Tear Yemen Apart Is Dead

The Dictator Whose Hunger For Power Helped Tear Yemen Apart Is DeadYemen’s former authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed by political rivals on Monday outside the capital, Sanaa.



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Retired Miner With Black Lung Begs EPA To Save Power Plant Rules: ‘We're Literally Dying'

Retired Miner With Black Lung Begs EPA To Save Power Plant Rules: ‘We're Literally Dying'In 2014, Stanley Sturgill traveled 1,300 miles from his home in Harlan County, Kentucky, to Denver, where the Environmental Protection Agency held one of four public hearings and 11 listening sessions on new rules to limit pollution from power plants.



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Whitefish halts power work in Puerto Rico over $83M owed

Whitefish halts power work in Puerto Rico over $  83M owedSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Whitefish Energy Holdings said late Monday that it was halting work to help restore power in Puerto Rico because the U.S. territory's government has not paid crews as part of a contract that led to accusations of overcharging and incompetence and contributed to the resignation of the power company director.



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Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues IslandThe head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.



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A Look Back At Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's Rise To Power

A Look Back At Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's Rise To PowerZimbabwe’s military appeared to have seized power this week, a stunning move that may signal the end to the rule of the country’s longtime president.



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Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing powerFollowing is the text of an address made by Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, on national television after the military seized power: “Following the address we made on November 13, 2017, which we believe our main broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and The Herald were directed not to publicize, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and commander-in-chief of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Comrade RG Mugabe, and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.



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Zimbabwe military says seizes power to stop 'criminals', President Mugabe safe

Zimbabwe military says seizes power to stop 'criminals', President Mugabe safeBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Zimbabwean soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, a Reuters witness said on Wednesday. “We are only targeting criminals around him (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, said on national television on Wednesday.



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Power line Whitefish Energy worked on in Puerto Rico keeps failing

Power line Whitefish Energy worked on in Puerto Rico keeps failingIt's been nearly two months since Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving behind immense devastation. On Wednesday morning, the island took another step backward, as the lights went off in San Juan once again.  SEE ALSO: Google: Project Loon has provided internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico Shortly after the storm, the island's government signed a controversial $ 300 million deal with a little-known Montana company known as Whitefish Energy to restore power to parts of the island. Yet the island continues to experience major problems with its fragile electrical grid. As of Monday morning, power had been restored to about 50 percent of the island. That's when a power line known as the Cambalache Manatee line failed, again, plunging San Juan and other cities into darkness.  Confirmed: power out in Puerto Rico – Cause unknown, as of now. It just so happens, that Gov. @ricardorossello had been heralding November 15th (today) as a goal of being at 50% generation, on the 56th day after Maria. t.co/4ycaEfSFQS — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 15, 2017 Se reporta falla en línea de 230KV de Cambalache a Manatí. Personal de AEE se acerca al área para identificar el problema y restablecer el 50% de generación alcanzado. CC6 — AEE (@AEEONLINE) November 15, 2017 This is the second time in a week that this particular line has failed, affecting the parts of Puerto Rico that actually had restored power.  On Tuesday, the first outage was blamed on "human error." PREPA reports power out in Puerto Rico due to “failure of the Cambalache Manatee 230KV line” *This is the same line where there was failure last week-Yesterday, PREPA boss Ricardo Ramos said last weeks outage was caused by a “crane”, signaling human error caused it — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 15, 2017 It's also the line that Whitefish Energy has worked on as part of their controversial, and now canceled, contract with the island.  As
Mashable's own Andrew Freedman noted, the $ 300 million contract breaks down like so: Those are big bucks for work on a line that seems to be repeatedly failing and already under intense scrutiny. On Tuesday, officials were in the hot seat for a Congressional hearing. Documents released by the House Committee on Natural Resources showed that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) contract with Whitefish was extremely troubling, particularly the approval of the contract despite internal calls of concern.
This is a developing story… WATCH: Puerto Rico is recovering cell service… with balloons



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Military seizes power in Zimbabwe

Military seizes power in ZimbabweZimbabwe's military seized power saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the only ruler the country has known in its 37 years of independence.



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