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David Friedman sworn in as the 20th US ambassador to Israel

Thursday, 30 March 2017 WASHINGTON – On 23 March, the US Senate confirmed Friedman to be the next US ambassador to Israel in a 52-46 vote. The former attorney was one of President Donald Trump’s principal advisors on the US-Israel relationship during the presidential campaign. On 6 February, Israel’s parliament passed the law, legalizing almost 4,000 …

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David Rockefeller dies at age 101

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 In the statement from the Rockefeller Foundation, David Rockefeller described as the “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance.” Rockefeller was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller who founded the Standard Oil Company in the 19th century and built a fortune that made him …

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US to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics into the cabin

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 WASHINGTON: U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat. The new rule is expected to be announced as early as Monday night by the Department …

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US, Saudi military chiefs affirm partnership in fighting Daesh in Syria

Friday, 17 March 2017 WASHINGTON – The 2 leaders stated they looked forward to deepening the US-Saudi Arabian defense partnership and continuing to work closely together. Also on Thursday, bin Salman said that Riyadh is at the forefront of the fight against extremism, adding that Saudi Arabia is “ready to do anything” to defeat terrorists threatening his country. …

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