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US to start building 57 miles of 18ft-high fences along Mexican border

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Army engineers have received permission to start planning and building 57 miles of 5.5m (18ft) high fencing along the US border with Mexico. The Pentagon is diverting $1bn (£758m) of funding to support the project, which acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan says is designed to block “drug-smuggling corridors”. The fencing Read More

‘Trio of misfortune’: Venezuela blames Pompeo, Bolton & Rubio as fresh blackout hits country

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Another crippling blackout that hit Venezuela this week was orchestrated from the outside, Vice President Delcy Rodrigues suggested, singling out the masterminds of the “attack.” Power went out in most of Caracas and nearly a dozen states in the afternoon on Monday, hitting local businesses and public places. The outage has also affected Venezuela’s main Read More

Netanyahu hints at new Gaza invasion amid night of cross-border fire

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said the Israeli military may launch a full-scale offensive on Gaza in response to missile strikes into its territory, which intensified on Monday, prompting massive retaliatory fire from Israel. Netanyahu, who was supposed to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on Tuesday, wrapped up his Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attack

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Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed it had started a bombardment of the territory after an overnight blast in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba, which left seven people wounded. An Israeli Read More

Russia wants to continue gas transit through Ukraine – energy ministry

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Moscow wants to sign a new gas transit deal with Ukraine after 2019, when the current contract with the country expires, Russia’s deputy energy minister has said. “We expect that, to some extent, we will be able to reach an agreement with Ukraine on the transit of gas… If this does not happen in May, Read More

Bayer, J&J settle U.S. Xarelto litigation for $775 million

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(Reuters) – Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits over their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday showed. Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, Read More

Israeli army to send additional forces to Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire

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The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is sending two additional brigades and thousands of army reserves to the Gaza border after a rocket was fired into Israel on Monday, prompting fears of a major military incursion. The IDF accused Hamas of carrying out the attack which injured seven people and damaged a family home in Moshav Read More

Iran claims it hacked Netanyahu family phones, Israeli PM points finger at political rival

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A senior Iranian official has claimed that Tehran hacked the phones of the Israeli PM’s family members – contradicting denials by Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused a political rival of spreading rumors because he was hacked himself. Iranian intelligence services have managed to hack and access “all the information” on the mobile phones of the Netanyahu Read More

US doctor recalls ‘horrific night’ NATO bombs fell on Belgrade as he performed heart surgery on baby

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A US surgeon who was operating on a small child in Belgrade in the spring of 1999 when NATO bombs began falling on the city has told RT that he’d never experienced anything of “such magnitude.” Doctor William Novick recalled how he and his team of American medics had come to what was then Yugoslavia Read More

‘NATO bombing of Yugoslavia paved way for 1 million civilian casualties worldwide’

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Carried out under a false pretext and in disregard of the UN, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 paved the way for similar US-led operations in Iraq, Libya and elsewhere and over a million were killed, an analyst has told RT. NATO’s attack 20 years ago, which was launched “without declaring war and without Read More