Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his approval to advance a bill that would have Israel apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, after the US State Department reversed its stance of viewing Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as illegal.
Netanyahu approves Jordan Valley annexation bill after US changes policy
Russia denounced Israel’s latest aerial assaults on Syria as a “wrong” move that will exacerbate tensions.
Russia slams Israel’s Syria strikes as ‘very wrong’
The European Commission said on Wednesday that draft budgets for next year prepared by the French and Italian governments were at risk of violating European Union fiscal rules as they could miss their debt and deficit reduction targets.
EU says France, Italy's 2020 draft budgets at risk of breaching fiscal rules
Britain’s Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate
A US diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into the US president said on Wednesday Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani efforts to push Ukrainian president for investigations into Trump’s political rivals “were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit” for the Ukrainian leader.
US EU envoy: Trump ordered Ukraine 'quid pro quo' through Giuliani
China made stern representations to a representative of the US Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after the Senate unanimously passed legislation on human rights in Hong Kong.
China summons US diplomat over meddling in Hong Kong
Palestinian officials lashed out at the administration of US President Donald Trump for breaking with decades of American policy against Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land, describing it as yet another blow to international law.
Palestinians rap US policy shift on Israeli settlements
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red Sea.
Yemen's Houthis say will release seized ships if Korean
At least ten workers were killed and dozens wounded in an airstrike hitting a biscuit factory in Libya on Monday in what a senior UN official described as a possible war crime.
Libya factory strike likely 'war crime': UN envoy
Protesters prevented Lebanon’s Parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against the country’s economic downturn.
Protests delay Lebanese Parliament session after long recess

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