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    • Iran says Israel ‘biggest threat’ to world peace

      Donald Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Israeli PM NetanyahuIran said Thursday that Israel's atomic arsenal is the biggest danger to world peace, a day after US President Donald Trump vowed to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon. Israel is the "biggest threat to the peace and security in the region and the world," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA. Trump had warned Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington that the "threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions" was one of the major security challenges facing Israel.



    • Netanyahu’s far-right allies hail U.S. shift on ‘two states’

      U.S. President Trump greets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at a joint news conference at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right political allies hailed on Thursday a shift in U.S. support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by President Donald Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land. In his first face-to-face meeting with Netanyahu as president, Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington's Middle East policy. The Republican president said he would accept whatever peace solution the Israelis or Palestinians chose, whether it entailed two states or one.



    • Saudis voice optimism about relations with US under Trump

      FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)BONN, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East.



    • Saudis optimistic about relations with US under Trump

      FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)BAD NEUENAHR, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East.



Shanghai Daily

    • Koko the ‘talking’ gorilla dead at 46
      Koko, a gorilla said to have mastered American Sign Language, has died aged 46, the California institute which studied her said yesterday.
    • Opioid overdosing
      More than 450 patients died at a hospital in England after being given strong painkillers without “medical justification,” a report found Wednesday.
    • Burger ad offends
      Burger King has apologized for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by football players during the World Cup the country is hosting until July 15.
    • Money munchers
      Indian police yesterday said rats nibbled through more than a million rupees of banknotes after busting into a cash machine in the country’s northeast.
    • Tycoon’s son guilty in bloody slaying
      A Canadian real estate tycoon’s son who wrote a graphic novel that features gruesome killings was convicted in Southern California on Wednesday of the torture and mutilation of a live-in girlfriend who
    • US stepping up efforts to defend Earth from incoming asteroids
      The US government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.
    • Chaos reigns even as Trump reverses policy
      US President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go
    • UK to register EU citizens for Brexit
      EUROPEAN Union citizens living in Britain can begin registering from this autumn for a post-Brexit settlement scheme, ministers said yesterday as they vowed to make the process as simple as possible. Almost
    • Asylum seekers use World Cup papers to enter Europe illegally
      ASYLUM seekers have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police said. They entered Russia using World Cup tickets and fan identity cards, which Moscow accepts
    • Supermarkets blamed for forced labor woes
      SUPERMARKETS in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labor of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity
    • Europol: Risk of more IS terror attacks in Europe ‘remains acute’
      Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe’s police agency said yesterday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group “remains
    • World Refugee Day performance
      Syrian dancer and choreographer Ahmad Joudeh performs on the occasion of World Refugee Day at the Simone Veil Esplanade in front of the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. The World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year, with the United Nations, the United Nations Refugee Agency and civil groups around the world hosting events in order to raise awareness about people who are forced to flee their homes and seek safety elsewhere.

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