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Spain U-Turns on Ending Bomb Contract with Saudis After Jobs Threat

Madrid (MEE) – Spain is resuming the sale of bombs to the Saudis despite an announcement last week to the contrary, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell confirmed on Thursday. He said, however, that the bombs have “extraordinary precision” and claimed they would not cause collateral damage. Last Tuesday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said it was planning to cancel the sale […]

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Spain’s Sanchez Urges Dialogue On Catalonia’s Self-Governance

Madrid (TSN) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is in support of dialoguing with Catalonia about a referendum for an independent self-government, the head of government said Monday. “We want to dialogue and resolve a political crisis, the final event must be a vote,” the prime minister Sanchez told Ser Network news adding that the lack of […]

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Corbyn and Netanyahu Exchange Barbs over Wreath-Laying Ceremony

London (MEE) – Jeremy Corbyn attended a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 for the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack, the UK Labour leader said on Monday, but added that he did not actively participate in laying a wreath down himself. “I was present when it was laid. I don’t think I was actually involved in it,” Corbyn […]

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French President Macron Cancels Israel Visit Again

Paris (MEMO) – President of France Emmanuel Macron has taken the highly unusual decision of canceling a trip to Israel for the second time. Last year Macron said he had planned to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in spring 2018 to voice French support for the continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The trip was postponed to […]

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US Threats Show Key Weakness in Turkish Defense Industry

Ankara (GPA) – The rising tensions between Ankara and Washington may freeze some big sales for the Turkish defense industry. The Turkish defense industry, which is heavily entangled within the structure of NATO, has run into some problems in the last few days. This all started after Washington placed sanctions on two Turkish ministers involved in the […]

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Two-thirds of Germans Against Erdogan State Visit: Survey

Ankara (TM) An opinion poll published on Wednesday by the Die Welt newspaper suggests that slightly less than a quarter of Germans support a planned state visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while a large majority of 69 percent opposes it. Among respondents who are against the visit, over 50 percent expressed complete disapproval, […]

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Italy Plans to Host International Conference on Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Additional details have emerged surround ISIS’s attack on a police station in Uqaylah in Eastern Libya. On 24 July, ISIS fighters arrived in as many as five vehicles and attacked the Uqaylah police station in the early hours of the morning, killing one policeman. The attackers then burned the station, leaving several […]

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Ireland’ Advancing Boycott Bill Could be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

Dublin (MEMO) – The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record […]

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EU denies Netanyahu Accusation of Interfering in Israeli Legislation

Brussels (MEMO) – The European Union has rejected accusations made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it interferes in Israeli legislation, Arab48.com reported on Friday. “The way that Israel defines itself is an internal issue,” said the EU Mission in Israel. “We respect the internal discussions.” However, it stressed that “Democracy and equality are basic values that define our […]

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3 French nationals briefly detained in PKK operations in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Three French nationals were briefly detained, along with 13 others, during an operation conducted by Turkish security forces targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its umbrella organization the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in southeastern Şırnak province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, the operation was carried out by the gendarmerie […]

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