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Israeli Archaeologists Discover 1,800-Year-Old Mosaic In Roman Seaport City

A 1,800-year-old mosaic of toga-clad men dating back to the Roman era has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said on Thursday, Reuters reported. The mosaic was discovered during the excavation of a building from the Byzantine period – some 300 years younger than the mosaic found beneath it – in the coastal city of Caesarea. Peter Gendelman, co-director of excavation ...

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China Demands Compensation For U.S. Solar Tariffs: WTO Filings Reveal

Reuters reported China has demanded talks on compensation from the United States for steep tariffs imposed on imported solar panels and washing machines, filing to the World Trade Organization showed on Tuesday. The Chinese say they are asserting their right as a major exporter to demand compensation, the report said. The US measures broke numerous WTO rules, the report said. ...

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Paris Attacks Suspect Saleh Abdeslam Refuses To Attend Trial Thursday

After a brief court appearance in Belgium Monday, the man accused in the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris is now refusing to attend the trial’s next phase on Thursday, Politico reported Tuesday. Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the attacks, appeared in court under tight security both inside and outside the Palais de Justice, as well as across the ...

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U.S. Could Lift Aid Suspension If Pakistan Takes Steps To Rein Militants In

Reuters reports The United States could reexamine ending a suspension of security assistance to Pakistan, if the southeast Asian nation takes “decisive and sustained” actions against militant groups in the country, the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told a Senate committee Tuesday. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sullivan said: “We may consider lifting the suspension when we ...

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Hong Kong democracy activists walk free in appeal victory

HONG KONG: Joshua Wong and two other leading Hong Kong democracy activists won an appeal against their jail terms at the city’s highest court today in a case seen as a test of the independence of the city’s judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing. But the trio warned it was not a time for celebration because the ...

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