Return of the Orb: Why are Netanyahu and Macron Clasping Glowing Globe?
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Return of the Orb: Why are Netanyahu and Macron Clasping Glowing Globe?

Orb memes and supernatural conspiracies are back with a vengeance after Benjamin Netanyahu and Emmanuel Macron were pictured grasping a strange glowing sphere between them. The bizarre moment comes a year after an uncannily similar photo, featuring US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, sparked witchcraft conspiracies across social…

Putin Reacts to US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’: ‘Dogs Bark But the Caravan Moves On’
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Putin Reacts to US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’: ‘Dogs Bark But the Caravan Moves On’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed in on the US Treasury’s recently released ‘Kremlin List,’ saying the action borders on “stupidity” because it shows inconsistency in Washington’s policies. “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on,” Putin said on Tuesday, several hours after the report featuring the entire Russian government and scores of prominent Russian…

Negotiate or Lose ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Aid, Trump Tells ‘Disrespectful’ Palestinians
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Negotiate or Lose ‘Hundreds of Millions’ in Aid, Trump Tells ‘Disrespectful’ Palestinians

US President Donald Trump has warned Palestinians they will miss out on US aid if they don’t sit down and hold talks with Israel, after they snubbed the visit from Vice President Mike Pence. Trump voices his threat during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland….

Palestinians Say Jerusalem ‘Not for Sale’ After Trump Aid Threat
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Palestinians Say Jerusalem ‘Not for Sale’ After Trump Aid Threat

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s office said on Wednesday that Jerusalem is “not for sale” after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut annual aid of more than $300m to force them to the negotiating table. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the state of Palestine and it is not for sale for gold or billions,”…

“The US has Crossed the Line”: Russia Warns Trump Decision to Arm Ukraine Will “Lead to Bloodshed”
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“The US has Crossed the Line”: Russia Warns Trump Decision to Arm Ukraine Will “Lead to Bloodshed”

Russia has reacted fiercely to the end of week breaking news that President Trump plans to approve the legal sale of US antitank missiles and possibly other advanced systems to the Ukrainian government in a move that could change the battlefield calculus of the war between Ukrainian and Russian-aligned forces in the Donbass region along the Russian border. ABC…