Netanyahu questions French impartiality after UNESCO vote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday French support for a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem cast doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative, a claim Paris denied. Netanyahu had met French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and discussed the “scandalous resolution accepted at UNESCO with France’s support, that does not recognise the bond of thousands of years between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount,” he told ministers ahead of t

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    Netanyahu questions French impartiality after UNESCO vote

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    Son in Utah entrapment case caught, after dad surrenders

    The man still sought for allegedly luring a woman and her four teenage daughters to a Utah house and tying them up was arrested late Saturday night in Wyoming. Authorities arrested Dereck James “DJ” Harrison, 22, hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said. Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said that shortly after 10 p.m. MDT, the younger Harrison was arrested without incident in the Half Moon Lake area of western Wyoming and booked into the county jail.

    Associated Press
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    Boko Haram to increase cooperation if Islamic State boosts Libya presence-UK

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    Jubilant Ukraine hails ‘unbelievable’ Eurovision victory

    Jubilant Ukrainians erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people’s deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944. “Glory to Ukraine!” Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman added. The 32-year-old winner is a member of the Muslim Tatar minority of Crimea who saw her great-grandmother deported along with 240,000 others by Stalin in the penultimate year of World War II.

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      CNN
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    Turkish right-wing dissidents’ bid to oust party leader foiled

    Members of Turkey’s right-wing MHP party were prevented from holding a congress Sunday aimed at unseating longtime leader Devlet Bahceli and recovering ground lost to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party. Dissidents from the Nationalist Movement Party launched a campaign to oust Bahceli, 68, after a general election in November in which the party shed half its support — taking just 40 seats in the 550-member parliament compared to 80 five months previously. Bahceli, who has led the party for 19 years, said in January that the next party congress would take place in 2018, meaning he would be in charge until then.

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