Trump Promises to Move Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

In no other country does the United States locate its embassy anywhere other than the capital; Israel is the lone exception. As stated by The New York Times, The U.S. does not have its embassy in in Jerusalem, Israel’s self-declared capital, but in Tel Aviv, Israel’s tourist capital.

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Obama’s Last-Minute Push to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran nuclear deal could be under threat by President-elect Donald Trump. As stated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the July 2015 deal boils down to a nine-page document delegating Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and places nuclear-related economic sanctions along with an arms embargo with the UN for five years upon the country.

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With Duterte Abroad, Filipinos Protest Dictator’s Burial

The burial of Marcos followed a Supreme Court decision to dismiss petitions against the proposal made by current Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for Marcos to be interred at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), also known as the Heroes’ Cemetery. Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te says the 9-5 vote in favor of the burial.

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French Parties Seek to Capitalize on Hollande’s Troubles as Presidential Election Nears

With more than 3.2 million ballots counted in France’s November 20 presidential primary, former president Nicolas Sarkozy accepted defeat. He acknowledged that he did not win over the majority of voters and respects the outcome of the elections, he said in a speech at his campaign headquarters in Paris.

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India’s Rupee Ban Causes Widespread Panic

On November 8th 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Nepal’s central bank, Nepal Rastra, issued a directive to all banks set a ban on 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes. This ban on the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, worth about $8 and $15 respectively, will remove about 80 percent of the currency in India’s circulation.

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Russia Casts Shadow on U.S. Election

According to Reuters, U.S. election officials have been warned Russia may attempt to discredit this year’s election by posting false reports of voter fraud. The U.S. government formally accused Russia of cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party in early October, and it is estimated that the voter registration databases of at least 20 states were targeted, although there is no evidence to suggest the attacks were successful.

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Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Stifled Speech in Gulf States

The report also features the stories of prominent activists such as Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al-Khawaja from Bahrain, Waleed Abu al-Khair and Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani from Saudi Arabia, and Ahmed Mansoor and Mohammed al-Roken from the United Arab Emirates

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