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Lebanon’s Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at homejohnibNone

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:16:58 +0000

The Associated Ptrss Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, leaves his residence, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri is leaving for Cairo where the Arab League is holding meetings on regional tensions, and then head home to Beirut to lay out his political position. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) CAIRO (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad […](image)


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UK ministers ‘agree in principle to higher Brexit bill’johnib

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:15 +0000

AFP © POOL/AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May  has promised no EU state would have to pay more because of Britain’s exit LONDON (AFP) – Senior British ministers have agreed to offer more money to Brussels in Brexit negotiations, but only as part of a final deal on leaving the EU, a government source said Tuesday.Leading eurosceptics […](image)


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Iran’s Rouhani: Middle East Must Not Fall For “Israel’s Trap”johnibHassan Rouhani Photo By: STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:16:08 +0000

BY REUTERS  NOVEMBER 21, 2017 16:07 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron that Hezbollah is an integral part of the Lebanese people. Hassan Rouhani. (photo credit:STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS) BEIRUT – France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a “realistic and impartial approach,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French counterpart […](image)


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The Justin Trudeau Lovefest Gets a Reality Checkjohnib

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:01:14 +0000

Bloomberg By Josh Wingrove Midway through the prime minister’s first term, once-charmed Canadians are asking hard questions about health care, taxes, and the budget deficit. November 21, 2017, 4:00 AM EST Trudeau in Mexico City on Oct. 13. PHOTOGRAPHER: MANUEL VELASQUEZ/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES So far, Canada has largely avoided the kind of populist upheaval that put Donald […](image)


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Morocco regulator bans bitcoin paymentsjohnib

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:39:00 +0000

AFP © AFP | A screen displays images of Bitcoin and US dollars at the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, 2017 RABAT (AFP) – Morocco’s currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled.”Transactions via virtual currencies constitute a […](image)


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Prayer and Meditation for Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — Feast of St Cecilia, Patron of Musicians!johnibBartolome Esteban Murillo - The Return of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), Seville, Spain, 1670, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.Related imageImage result for Parable of the Ten Gold Coins, art, picturesImage may contain: 1 personImage may contain: 1 person, indoor

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:49:09 +0000

Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 499 Reading 1 2 MC 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law.Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother, who saw […](image)


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Rouhani tells Macron Iran ‘not seeking to dominate’ Mideastjohnib

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:39:10 +0000

AFP © AFP/File | France’s President Emmanuel Macron (left) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in New York on September 18, 2017 TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran is not seeking to “dominate” the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, according to the Iranian presidency. “Our presence in Iraq and Syria […](image)


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Iran’s Rouhani Says France Can Play Productive Role in Middle EastjohnibImage may contain: 1 person, beard

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:16:57 +0000

BEIRUT (Reuters) – France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a “realistic and impartial approach”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to Iranian state media.   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting of the Social Council of Iran, in […](image)


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Russia-hosted Syria talks: what to expect — Chemical weapons and war crimes won’t come upjohnib

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:57:38 +0000

AFP © AFP / by Maria Panina with Maya Cebeily in Beirut and Stuart Williams in Istanbul | Syrians carry for burial the bodies of victims who died following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma in eastern Syria. The conflict has claimed over 300,000 lives. SOCHI (RUSSIA) (AFP) –  The […](image)


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