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Israeli President Shocked by German Skullcap Comment

Israel’s president said Sunday he is shocked by a German official’s comment that he wouldn’t advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, which is drawing mixed reactions at home. Felix Klein, the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as saying: “I cannot recommend to…

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Elections create differences, but 2019 polls broke down walls, united people: Narendra Modi

In his first address, after being unanimously elected as the next Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was an exercise to unite people and break down the walls that separate people. “It is said that politics creates walls, differences, but the 2019 election has broken down those walls. This election has worked ...

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Promising jobs and justice, Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

By Nqobile Dludla PRETORIA, May 25 (Reuters) – Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth. Ramaphosa, who becomes the country’s fourth democratically elected president since the end of apartheid, took the presidential oath before a crowd of about 32,000 people in ...

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29 inmates killed in Venezuela jail clashes

Caracas, Venezuela—At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said. The incident at the police station jail in the town of Acarigua, in Portuguesa state, occurred when police special forces (FAES) tried to stop a “massive prison break” which resulted in the deaths of 29 inmates, according…

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