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Brazil president visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in first

Brazil president visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in firstBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Western Wall alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, becoming the first head of state to do so with an Israeli premier. The visit came after Bolsonaro, sworn in as Brazil’s president on January 1, arrived for a three-day trip to Israel on Sunday. The site, one of the holiest in Judaism, is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.



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Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopensCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there.



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US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits LebanonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.



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UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sitesNEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers."



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Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain

Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCainThe president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."



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Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain

Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCainThe president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."



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U.S peace envoy visits Kabul to consult president on talks with Taliban

U.S peace envoy visits Kabul to consult president on talks with TalibanWith Khalilzad and his boss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well Taliban officials, hailing progress toward ending America’s longest war, he must now win over President Ashraf Ghani — whose government the Taliban have so far kept out of the process. Six days of talks ended in Qatar on Saturday with key parts of a draft pact mapped out, including an 18-month timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops after the completion of a deal, according to Taliban officials. The draft also includes assurances from the hardline Islamic group that it will not allow Afghanistan to be used by al-Qaeda and Islamic State to attack the U.S. and its allies – a core U.S. demand.



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Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown Update

Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown UpdateTrump addressed reporters and gave Fox News an interview on the bank of the Rio Grande river after a tour of a Border Patrol station and a briefing in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol brought 500 pounds of marijuana seized that were seized in two separate incidents outside an official port of entry, an agent told Trump. “What they need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said of the Border Patrol.



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Trump visits the border, government shutdown, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: 5 things to know Thursday

Trump visits the border, government shutdown, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: 5 things to know ThursdayPresident Donald Trump visit the border as the shutdown enters its 20th day, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will begin another six years in power and more things to start your Thursday



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Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker saga

Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker sagaAustralia’s foreign minister Marise Payne met her Thai counterpart Thursday, as her country appeared poised to offer to asylum to a young Saudi woman who fled her family to Thailand in a drama relayed in real-time over Twitter. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s attempt to flee the ultra-conservative kingdom has become a cause celebre for rights groups since the 18-year-old landed in Bangkok from Kuwait over the weekend. Thai authorities had threatened to deport her but with the help of activists, diplomats and a hastily opened Twitter account Qunun launched an impassioned campaign for asylum.



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