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Netanyahu says Trump election has not changed 2-state goal
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his support for a two-state solution with the Palestinians remains the same after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.
Trump's election has encouraged Israeli hardliners to call on Netanyahu to step up Israeli settlement construction, annex parts of the occupied West Bank or even abandon the idea of Palestinian independence.
But in a satellite interview to the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Sunday, Netanyahu said his position on "two states for two peoples" hasn't changed.
The international community widely supports a two-state solution. Trump has not yet laid out his Mideast policy.
The Palestinians have accused Netanyahu of undermining two-state hopes by building settlements. Netanyahu said the Palestinians must recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jews.
Banh Tai (Ear Cake)
VietNamNet Bridge – In the past, the people in Phu Tho referred to Banh Tai (Ear Cake) as Hon Cake, a tasty food that is served every day. Ear Cake has that name because it has the shape of an ear, and that is all! It is made from rice, with pork stuffing. Even though the recipe looks pretty easy, not everyone can make this wonderful cake.The first step, and also the most important one that defines the quality of the cake, is to choose the right type of rice which is soft and sticky at the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Wallaby Pocock hopeful of All Blacks return
Sydney (AFP) - Star forward David Pocock is optimistic of being fit after a month out with a broken hand as the Wallabies look to halt the All Blacks' bid for a world-record 18th consecutive Test win on Saturday.The back-rower has been out of action since picking up the injury in Australia's Rugby Championship win over Argentina in Perth last month.The setback continued his wretched run with injuries during a chequered playing career, which has included two knee reconstructions, ankle and calf… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump health pick gives Dems few details on health overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's selection to become health secretary told a Senate committee Tuesday that the new administration believes people with existing illnesses should not be denied health insurance, but committed to no details on that or any aspects of how Republicans will reshape President Barack Obama's health care law.Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who would be at the center of GOP efforts to scuttle Obama's statute and create new programs, frustrated Democrats probing for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Multinational crew leaves space station, returns to Earth
By Irene KlotzCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A joint U.S., Russian and Japanese crew left the International Space Station on Saturday aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule and landed back on Earth, leaving behind three crew mates who arrived at the orbiting outpost just last week.Station commander Anatoly Ivanishin, with the Russian space agency, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Japan’s Takuya Onishi climbed inside the capsule and left the station at 8:35 p.m. EDT, a NASA TV broadcast showed.The trio… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Row over Romania's land of Dracula and gold spills onto new international stage
By Claudia CiobanuROSIA MONTANA, Romania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A battle over plans to build a huge gold mine in Rosia Montana, a Romanian village boasting intact Roman mining shafts and 18th century houses, has moved to an international stage, sparking residents' fears that the project could be resurrected.Sitting atop one of Europe's largest gold deposits, Rosia Montana has for 15 years been at the center of a battle between villagers and Canada-listed mining company Gabriel… chat_bubble_outline Read More...