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Israeli Cabinet approves new settlement, first in 2 decades

JERUSALEM >> Israel’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking. The White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, although it said that further settlement activity “does not help advance peace” and that…

N.Z. to review building design standards after quake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> New Zealand’s government said Friday the partial collapse of a modern office building’s interior during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people. Minister for Building and Construction Nick Smith said officials will review the nation’s design standards and building laws following the release of a report into…

Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

CARACAS, Venezuela >> Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking calls for protests. Governments across Latin America on Thursday condemned the power grab, with the head of the Organization of…

UPDATED (3/30/2017) Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two women wanted for questioning in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday (March 29) in the Puna District. Police are seeking Jerrilyn Ann Rego and Larissa Naleikailima Padamada, both 26-years-old and last known to reside in the Kaʻu District.…

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