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Kushner says economic plan is necessary pre-condition to peace | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

White House adviser Jared Kushner has branded the United States’ plan for the Middle East “the opportunity of the century” for the Palestinians, but said their acceptance was a pre-condition to peace. His comments on Tuesday came as he began promoting the US government’s economic blueprint for investment in the region during a workshop in Bahrain, billed as the first […]

White House threatens to veto House bill aimed at improving treatment of migrant families – National

The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure is “designed to hamstring” Trump administration border security efforts. The warning came as Hispanic and liberal Democrats pressed House leaders to add provisions […]

Virtual reality more effective in spurring storm evacuation than alerts: study – National

Virtual reality simulations work better than traditional alerts in motivating people to evacuate ahead of hurricanes, research said on Friday, part of efforts to improve alert methods as the risk of extreme weather increases. READ MORE: Virtual Reality is making inroads into Canadian classrooms in ways never thought possible Typically utilizing headsets for viewers to […]

Malaysia seeks $65m stolen from state fund 1MDB | Malaysia News

Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has begun legal action to recover 270 million ringgit ($65.1m) embezzled from the scandal-ridden state fund 1MDB, and estimates assets overseas worth a further $5bn may also be recoverable. Latheefa Koya, the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said the agency has filed complaints against 41 individuals and entities to […]

The Catalonia Trial: Justice or Vengeance? | Law

At the beginning of October 2017, a referendum on Catalonian independence sparked a furious response from the Spanish state, amid accusations that the secessionist politicians and civil society activists behind the poll had committed sedition and rebellion and misused public funds. Over the past four months, those charges have been controversially tested in a trial […]