Israel-Gaza ceasefire largely holds after flare-up

A ceasefire that ended two days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza is largely holding. Schools and businesses in southern Israel reopened on Wednesday after no rocket attacks were reported overnight. However, Israel’s military said it had captured an armed Palestinian who tried to breach the Israel-Gaza border fence. Eight More...

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Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

The Italian government has defied the European Commission by sticking to its big-spending budget plan. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said a deficit target of 2.4% and a growth forecast of 1.5% were unchanged. The More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Calgary votes against Winter Olympics bid

Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. More than 56% of voters rejected the idea amid a high turnout. The Calgary vote leaves the Swedish More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said central banks around the world should consider issuing digital currency. Speaking in Singapore, Ms Lagarde said this could make digital currency transactions More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

A rare pink diamond has fetched 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($ 50m; £38.5m) at auction, a record price per carat. Pink Legacy, weighing in at just under 19 carats, was bought by US brand Harry Winston at More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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California fires: Firefighters hold containment lines in north

Crews battling a deadly wildfire in northern California have managed to hold their containment lines, the state fire service says. They have contained 30% of the fire, stretching over 125,000 acres (50,500 ha), More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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FBI: Spike in US hate crimes for third year in a row

Hate crimes in the US rose by 17% in 2017, the third straight year that incidents of bias-motivated attacks have grown, according to the FBI. Law enforcement agencies reported 7,175 hate crimes last year compared More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Remarkable tale of Hitler's 'Jewish sweetheart'

At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the young, beaming girl appears to show a loving scene. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border

Eight people have been killed in a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. More than 400 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants since Monday night, while Israeli aircraft More...

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California fires: Winds propel fires as death toll rises

Media playback is unsupported on your device Strong winds have been fuelling California’s deadly fires as search-and-rescue teams begin the grim task of searching for bodies among the ashes. Winds More...