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Israel Doubled West Bank Settlement Construction in 2013

Hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to meet President Barack Obama on Monday, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics …

Female genital mutilation law must be toughened, UK's top police officers say

Britain's senior police officers have called for tighter laws to increase the likelihood of prosecution of those who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) and of the parents who let it happen to their daughters.<p>The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) argues that the law needs to be …

Supreme Court Refuses To Revisit Case On Anti-Immigrant Laws

A long-running case with great symbolism for the immigration debate in the country has likely come to an end today: The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Dallas suburb over its stringent laws against illegal immigrants.<p>As we've reported, taking Arizona's lead back in 2006, Farmers …

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Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has bluntly told Barack Obama that he would never compromise on his country's security even as the US president sought to reassure him on nuclear diplomacy towards Iran and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.<p>In a White House meeting on Monday, …